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UNMIK Headlines 6 April

By   /  06/04/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• “Clashes inside the Serbian List over leader’s post” (Koha Ditore)
• Limaj: It is time for motion of no confidence (Epoka e Re)
• Vetevendosje supports no-confidence motion (Klan Kosova)
• Grabovci: If obligations are not fulfilled, we head to early elections (Bota)
• Kosovo admitted as observer to World Jewish Congress (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo officially refuses the idea for a joint regional market (Lajmi)
• “Jevtic to either resign or face dismissal” (Koha)

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Headlines 7 October

By   /  07/10/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Mustafa: If opposition doesn’t answer, I’ll proceed with demarcation (Epoka)
• Gecaj: No elections if demarcation fails (Zëri)
• “Coalition must undertake thorough reformatting of government” (Epoka)
• Tahiri: Serbia has to release Thaci (Zëri)
• EU: Pristina-Belgrade dialogue is not about ultimatums (Kosova Sot)
• Hoxhaj congratulates Guterres on his selection as UN chief (RTK)
• Court of Appeals sides with Grabovci, overrules decision against him (Koha)
• Demolli: Preparations for transformation of KSF are completed (Epoka)
• Final decision on Kosova e Re power plant to be made today (Koha)

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Kosovo institutions and society to react on the language of hatred (RTK2)

By   /  08/09/2016  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The head of the parliamentary group of the Serbian List Slavko Simić told RTK2 that at the next parliamentary session he will request an apology for the hate speech that could be heard in the wiretapping scandal. The wiretapped conversations of the former head of the parliamentary group of the Democratic Party of Kosovo Adem […]

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Kosovo prosecutor investigates president’s ally for political favoritism (Reuters)

By   /  29/08/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) – An ally of Kosovo’s president is under investigation for allegedly granting jobs at state institutions and companies to people based on their political affiliation, Kosovo’s prosecutor said on Friday. The investigation of Adem Grabovci is based on evidence from phone taps made in 2011 during an anti-corruption operation by […]

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Kosovo Wiretap Revelations Increase Mistrust in Officials (Balkan Insight)

By   /  25/08/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

Leaked telephone conversations between ruling party MP Adem Grabovci and various officials suggest that Grabovci has been influencing employment processes in the Kosovo police through the general director of the force, Shpend Maxhuni. In wiretaps released on Tuesday, Grabovci is heard talking with a man called Gani Nikci about an interview Nikci has for a […]

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Headlines 17 August

By   /  17/08/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Kosovo (media)
• Biden in Belgrade: Kosovo–Serbia dialogue should continue (Epoka)
• Grabovci resigns as PDK caucus chief (dailies)
• Vetëvendosje calls for Thaçi and Veseli’s resignations (dailies)
• Haliti: I have a plan for demarcation (RTK)
• Removal of barricade on Ibar, “a deal over a deal” (Koha)
• One month detention for Serb who demolished the minaret (dailies)
• Nikolic admits Serbia cannot join EU without recognising Kosovo (Lajmi)

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Gabovci: Not a crime to employ people (Koha)

By   /  04/08/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Head of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) parliamentary group, Adem Grabovci, commented at today’s session of the Assembly the content of his wiretapped conversations. On the accusations of hiring people affiliated to the PDK through irregular procedures, Grabovci said it is not a crime to provide work opportunities. “I stand ready to answer to […]

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UNMIK Headlines 4 August

By   /  04/08/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Government sends demarcation agreement to Assembly (Klan Kosova)
• Demarcation debate fails, Vetëvendosje calls for protests (dailies)
• Tahiri: Revitalisation of Mitrovica bridge to start before 15 August (Zëri)
• Delawie following PDK’s wiretapped conversations (Kosova Sot)
• Excavations of a suspected mass grave to begin in Zubin Potok (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Headlines 3 August

By   /  03/08/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Montenegro doesn’t intend to renegotiate border demarcation deal (Koha)
• Veseli: I expect positive conclusions from demarcation debate (Zëri)
• Demarcation, not in arbitration (Zëri)
• Haradinaj: Experts to prove that demarcation was wrong (Epoka e Re)
• Vetëvendosje: Thaçi-Veseli, pillars of crime in Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• Rasić: Association/Community cannot be established this year (Epoka e Re)
• Kosovo prosecution indicts a man for trying to join ISIS (Koha Ditore)

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Kosovo Wiretaps Reveal Ruling Party Influenced Top Jobs (Balkan Insight)

By   /  02/08/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

The Pristina-based media website, Insajderi.com, on Monday released inserts of allegedly wiretapped conversations of top officials from the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, which, according to the Insajderi.com, reveal the extent to which the PDK influenced appointments in senior positions in the government, justice, police and media.  http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-wiretaps-allege-party-employments-08-01-2016

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UNMIK Headlines 2 August

By   /  02/08/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Thaçi: Now is time for a new quality of cooperation with the UN (Epoka e Re)
• Ratification of demarcation, vital for visa liberalisation (Epoka e Re)
• Strong confrontation on demarcation issue (Zëri)
• Tahiri concerned over destructive acts in north (Zëri)
• Grabovci not concerned over intercepted conversations (dailies)
• KDI urges prosecution to investigate Grabovci’s conversations (Koha)
• Mustafa returns Selimi to the post MCC National Coordinator (dailies)

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Tapped conversations show Kosovo is controlled by the underground (Insajderi)

By   /  01/08/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The investigative website Insajderi claims to possess more than a thousand telephone conversations of Adem Grabovci, head of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) parliamentary group, recorded in 2011 which reportedly show him as the person in charge of party’s illegal activities. According to Insajderi, Grabovci’s phone was tapped by EULEX as part of investigations into […]

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