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UNMIK Headlines 30 March

By   /  30/03/2019  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  Comments Off on UNMIK Headlines 30 March

• Kosnett visits Mitrovica North (media)
• Foggo: If situation in the north were dangerous, Kosnett would not go there (RTK)
• Haradinaj: Vucic cannot seek German investments while undermining peace (RTK)
• Thaci congratulates Stoltenberg (media)
• Rasic: The biggest problem of Kosovo Serbs is Belgrade (RTK)
• Soltes: I hope and believe visa regime for Kosovo will be lifted before summer (RTK)
• Veseli: EU should liberalise visas for Kosovo people (RTK)

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EU official “extremely sorry” about Kosovo dialogue deadlock (BETA, B92)

By   /  29/03/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on EU official “extremely sorry” about Kosovo dialogue deadlock (BETA, B92)

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn says the deadlock in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is not a reason to halt the process of EU integration. “I am extremely sorry that the dialogue has been stopped, that is not good. There is no reason and it would be a mistake to stop everything just because the dialogue is in […]

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Brnabic: Serbia committed to region, Pristina does not respect agreements (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian Prime Minster Ana Brnabic said Serbia remains committed to integrated and stable region, Tanjug news agency reported. She added, however it is not fair to insist on signing the other agreements, while Pristina does not respect some of the fundamental regional agreements. She made these remarks following the meeting with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes […]

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Ischinger: We are miles away from solution to Kosovo issue (Politika)

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German expert for Balkans Wolfgang Ischinger, creator of a plan to resolve the Kosovo issue based on model of two Germany, told the Belgrade-based daily Politika that solution to the Kosovo issue is not nearby. He added he would be the first one to welcome if there would be a plan widely supported in the […]

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 Hoxha: We are still collecting evidence on deportation of Turkish citizens (Telegrafi)

By   /  29/03/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on  Hoxha: We are still collecting evidence on deportation of Turkish citizens (Telegrafi)

Despite the major reactions on the manner of the operation to deport six Turkish citizens from Kosovo, a year later, no one is accused by the Prosecution of Kosovo. Syle Hoxha, prosecutor of the Special Prosecution, told the news portal that they are collecting evidence on the case. “We have opened the case last year […]

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EP Confirms Its Support for Kosovo Visa Liberalization – Council’s Agreement Is Compulsory for Further Steps (schengen visa info)

By   /  29/03/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on EP Confirms Its Support for Kosovo Visa Liberalization – Council’s Agreement Is Compulsory for Further Steps (schengen visa info)

The European Parliament has once again confirmed its position towards the Kosovo visa liberalization issue. With a majority of 331 votes pro, 126 against and 12 abstentions, the Members of the European Parliament showed they are ready for negotiations with the Council so Kosovars can start traveling to the Schengen area visa-free as soon as […]

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Radar-Aided Kosovo War Grave Search Yields No Results (Balkan Insight)

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A search for a possible wartime mass grave after a search using ground-penetrating radar equipment in the Kosovo village of Kishnica has failed to register the presence of human remains. An excavation in the village of Kishnica in the Gracanica municipality, launched after searches last year using ground-penetrating radar equipment, has found no human remains […]

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Children of Turk Mistakenly Deported Urge Kosovo to Act (Balkan Insight)

By   /  29/03/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Children of Turk Mistakenly Deported Urge Kosovo to Act (Balkan Insight)

Kosovo deported six Turkish nationals under hazy circumstances in March 2018. All say they are innocent of ‘terrorism’ charges in Turkey, but one wasn’t even supposed to be on the plane. A year after the controversial deportation of six Turkish nationals from Kosovo, accused by Turkey of links to the man it says was behind […]

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Germany to be more involved in Kosovo negotiations – source (BETA, Danas)

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Germany is becoming more involved in the negotiations on Kosovo and is requesting that the EU appoint “a powerful envoy with powerful authority” in the fall, BETA learned from well-informed sources in Brussels on March 28. Berlin is decisively against the changing of borders but would be in favor of a solution where the north […]

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Law on government to determine gender quota too (Koha)

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The news website reports that there has always been a debate over the fair gender representation in all Kosovo state institutions. The new law on the government, which is in the works, is expected to determine the gender quota too. Besnik Tahiri, chair of the committee that is working on the new law, told Koha […]

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Association/Community “overshadowed” by the final settlement (Radio Free Europe)

By   /  29/03/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Association/Community “overshadowed” by the final settlement (Radio Free Europe)

Albanian and Serb political commentators argue that the possibility of a final settlement between Kosovo and Serbia, despite a current stalemate in the process, is overshadowing the formation of the Association/Community of Serb-majority municipalities. Ramush Tahiri, political commentator, told Radio Free Europe that during the Brussels talks, the agreement on the Association/Community was considered a […]

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Vucic: Serbia will act in accordance with behavior of EU states (Tanjug, B92, RTS)

By   /  29/03/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic: Serbia will act in accordance with behavior of EU states (Tanjug, B92, RTS)

President Aleksandar Vucic met late on Thursday in Villa Mir in Belgrade with EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn. They discussed Serbia’s European integration, the situation in the region and the problems in the dialogue with Pristina, B92 reports. The EU commissioner “insisted on progress in the field of democracy and the […]

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