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Court awards family of Diana Kastrati €95,000 in compensation (Prishtina Insight)

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Eight years after the murder of Diana Kastrati in 2011, the Basic Court in Prizren ruled last week that Diana’s parents, Gezim and Makfire Kastrati, will receive compensation from the Kosovo state, which was deemed responsible for their suffering following the loss of their daughter. The Court confirmed a 2013 decision from the Constitutional Court […]

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Von der Leyen: Western Balkans, one of priorities of my presidency (RTK/Zeri)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Von der Leyen: Western Balkans, one of priorities of my presidency (RTK/Zeri)

European Commission’s President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the Western Balkans will be one of the priorities of her presidency, Tirana-based Top Channel reported. After presenting her team of commissioners in Brussels yesterday, von der Leyen said: “I hope the Western Balkans will be close to EU as soon as possible.” Speaking about the […]

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Polemics between Palmer and Botsan-Kharchenko (RTS)

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RTS reports about polemics between the newly appointed US envoy for the Western Balkans Mathew Palmer and Russian Ambassador to Serbia, Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko. Earlier Palmer told Montenegro-based television that Moscow wishes unstable region. Botsan-Kharchenko responded to this by saying why would Russia need instability in the Western Balkans while her leading companies are implementing the […]

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Kosovo ‘Book of the Missing’ Highlights Tragic Memories (Balkan Insight)

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A new book, ‘Living with the Memories of the Missing’, shows the traumatic reality of families’ long search for loved ones who disappeared two decades ago during the war in Kosovo. See at: https://bit.ly/2lIrqPC

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Fabrizi: Western Balkans remains priority of new European Commission (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

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Head of EU Delegation in Serbia, Sem Fabrizi said the crucial topic for the Western Balkans states during the mandate of a new European Commission (EC) would be structural reforms, Tanjug news agency reports. He added that Western Balkans remains priority for the new EC. “Portfolio for the Western Balkans remains the same, structure remains […]

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Schilling: EU should appoint special envoy for Pristina – Belgrade dialogue (media)

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Christian Schwarz – Schilling, former High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, said in an interview to Deutsche Welle that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to appoint Matthew Palmer as a special representative for the Western Balkans should serve as motivation for the Western Balkans to find solutions to their problems and that the […]

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Popovic-Ivkovic with representatives of Libya on Kosovo and Interpol (Kontakt plus radio)

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Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs State Secretary Biljana Popovic-Ivkovic met with the representatives of the Embassy of Libya yesterday and presented Serbia’s arguments against consideration of the latest Pristina request to join Interpol, Radio kontakt plus reports. Popovic-Ivkovic noted that the latest Kosovo application represents violation of the Interpol decision of the last year, when […]

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IFIMES: Kosovo – Albania – North Macedonia 2019: In anticipation of the collapse of the Thacii-Rama conjoined regimes? (KoSSev)

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The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia has prepared an analysis of the situation in Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia in view of the forthcoming early parliamentary election in Kosovo scheduled for 6 October 2019. ”It is expected that the incumbent regime will lose the election, which will accelerate the […]

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Belgrade urges US to ‘bring Pristina to reason’ (Beta, Blic, N1)

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Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Wednesday that Belgrade counted on the US help and its wish to be constructive regarding the dialogue with Pristina on the normalisation of relations, but that Washington should “push” Pristina into the reason, the Beta news agency reported. In his comments on Matthew Palmer, the US special envoy […]

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Schwarz-Schilling: EU should appoint envoy for Kosovo dialogue (FoNet, N1, DW)

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Washington has taken the first step to shake up the European Union which is focused on its own problems and the initiative taken by US envoy Matthew Palmer should motivate the countries of the Balkans to find a solution for their problems, former High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schwarz-Schilling told Deutsche Welle on Tuesday. He […]

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Haradinaj on Bolton’s dismissal: People in the Balkans, not in Washington, wanted to divide Kosovo (media)

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Kosovo’s outgoing Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj during a press conference in Pristina this morning commented on news for the dismissal of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, who was portrayed by some local media as an opponent of Kosovo’s independence. “I have great respect for Ambassador Bolton, he was a front-line man for the U.S. […]

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EC nominees: Hungarian new EU enlargement Commissioner, Croatian vice-president (N1)

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President-elect of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, presented her new team and the new structure of the next EC on Tuesday, with Hungarian László Trócsány set to be a new Enlargement Commissioner and Croatia’s MEP Dubravka Suica as EC’s Vice-President for Democracy and Demography. Later in September, Parliamentary committees will hold hearings […]

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