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Paris: To be or not to be? (Blic, KIM radio)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says that most probably there will not be a meeting in Paris. Unnamed diplomatic circles told Belgrade based daily Blic that representatives of Berlin and Paris will hold a series of unofficial meetings with Haradinaj and Thaci this week to prepare for a meeting on July 1 in Paris. Blic reports […]

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Four more chemical tankers were delivered to Gorazdevac (Kontakt plus radio, Radio Gorazdevac, KIM radio)

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This morning, at the facility of the former leather and shoes combine in Gorazdevac, four more tankers with chemicals were delivered, reports Kontakt plus radio, quoting Radio Gorazdevac. The Radio Gorazdevac team found the tankers accompanied by firefighters, the Kosovo Security Forces and the Kosovo Police, reports Kontakt plus radio. When asked by the radio […]

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Kocijancic: Tariff has blocked dialogue and Kosovo’s European integration (Koha)

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European Union foreign policy spokesperson Maja Kocijancic told Koha that Pristina and Belgrade need to immediately return to the table of talks and reach a comprehensive and legally binding agreement on full normalisation of relations. “This would be the best way to guarantee the whole region benefits from this reconciliation and means benefiting from regional […]

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Haradinaj: I expect Veseli’s official notification to dismiss Ceku, preparations for Paris summit on track (Klan)

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said he has not dismissed the Deputy Minister of Defence Agim Ceku. He informed that he is waiting for an official notification from the Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli in order to undertake such step. “As far as Paris Summit is concerned, if preparations go well, it will certainly […]

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Mayors from the north of Kosovo took office (KIM radio, KoSSev, Kontakt plus radio)

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In northern Mitrovica, Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic, sessions were held yesterday where the elected mayors of these municipalities officially started their mandate after winning the 19 May elections. Oaths were laid by mayors Goran Rakic, Vucina Jankovic, Srdjan Vulovic and Zoran Todic. At ceremonial meeting, the mayor of North Mitrovica, Goran Rakic, solemnly stated […]

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Apostolova welcomes Veseli’s decision on indicted party members (Express)

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EU Head of Office in Kosovo and EU Special Representative, Nataliya Apostolova, welcomed today the decision of Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) leader Kadri Veseli to relieve party members with active indictments from party and public positions. “I welcome decision of PDK leadership to remove from public posts indicted party members. Looking forward to seeing […]

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Conference discusses role of institutions in fighting domestic violence (RTK)

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The news website reports that Pristina-based NGO INJECT [Initiative for Justice and Equality] organized a conference in Pristina today to discuss the role of institutions in addressing cases of domestic violence. Minister of Justice Abelard Tahiri and Interior Minister Ekrem Mustafa did not show up at the conference despite having confirmed their participation. INJECT director […]

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Besim Beqaj resigns as Minister of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (media)

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Most news websites report that Besim Beqaj has resigned today from his post as Minister of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a day after his party leader Kadri Veseli announced that all Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) officials with active indictments would have to relieve their public and party positions. “I submitted my resignation to the Prime […]

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Kosovo court extends detention for 31 arrested in May (Serbian media)

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The Kosovo Appellant Court rejected defence appeal against the detention of those arrested on May 28 and extended the custody for 31 men suspected of corruption, smuggling and abuse of office, the Beta news agency reported on Thursday. The ruling said the detention had to be extended due to the possibilities of suspects tampering with […]

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Kosovo’s Invisible Children: The Secret Legacy of Wartime Rape (Balkan Insight)

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The soft rays of the morning sun fall upon her pale hands as they rest on the stack of papers on the table. She does not raise her eyes as she looks down at the documents in front of her. Sitting in a room at Medica Kosova, an NGO in the western city of Gjakova/Djakovica […]

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OSCE Broadcast 19 June

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• Thaçi dismisses Nikolic, suspected as BIA member (KTV)
• Kosovo’s ruling party dismisses all members facing indictments (GazetaExpress)
• Mayors of northern municipalities take solemn oath (KTV)
• “Kroi i Vitakut” citizens call for halting of illegal constructions in north (KTV)
• Wanted businessmen Veselinovic and Radoicic celebrate with Brnabic at Informer tabloid (KTV)
• Assembly fails to adopt any agenda item (KTV)
• Western Balkans still threat to United States (GazetaExpress)

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Vucic 99 percent sure Paris meeting not happening (Serbian media)

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President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic says that he is 99 percent sure that the Paris meeting of the Western Balkans leaders with Kosovo, planned for July 1, would not be held because the Albanians “are not ready to talk about anything important,” Serbian media reported. Vucic adds that his impression was the Albanians wanted to […]

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