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KFOR could leave Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  14/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Commander of KFOR, Major General Salvatore Cuoci told Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti in an interview that the decision on the formation of the armed forces of Kosovo is a decision of the Kosovo institutions, in accordance with constitutional procedures, and that KFOR continues to monitor the future of the KSF. He adds that in the […]

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Moscow Considers Irresponsible to Create Kosovo Armed Forces (Sputnik International)

By   /  04/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Kosovar authorities were trying to create a “fake juridical” ground for creation of Kosovo armed forces. Moscow considers irresponsible the initiative to create Kosovo armed forces, as it goes against the already existing agreements, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “[We] paid attention to the […]

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UNMIK Headlines 23 March

By   /  23/03/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Thaci meets U.S. Ambassador, does not change position on army (RTK)
• FM Hoxhaj meets U.S. Secretary Tillerson (Epoka e Re)
• U.S. and NATO discuss Kosovo (Zeri/Bota Sot)
• Simic: Serbian election polls to open on Kosovo territory (Kosova Sot/Zeri)
• O’Connell: I would not vote for a party which supported criminals (Epoka)
• Special prosecution opens investigation against Minister Zharku (Zeri)

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President Thaci sends letter to NATO SG and member states on Kosovo Army (media)

By   /  14/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Most media report that Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has sent a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and NATO member states on the eve of the NATO summit, explaining the process of the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF). The summit, among other issues, is also expected to discuss Thaci’s initiative to amend […]

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Pettifer: Thaci’s move on army will help regional stability (Lajmi)

By   /  07/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

British historian, reporter and publicist, James Pettifer, wrote on his Twitter account today that Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s decision to undertake all necessary actions for transforming the Kosovo Security Force into the Kosovo Armed Forces will help regional stability. “Good. A long overdue move which will help regional stability,” Pettifer tweeted.

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Headlines 2 November

By   /  02/11/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Thaci wants to take command over dialogue with Serbia (Koha)
• Kosovo Police Regional Director released from Serbian jail (media)
• Signs of elections in spring (Zeri)
• LDK is not against early elections (Kosova Sot)
• Tahiri: Kelmendi’s arrest, arbitrary act (Zeri)
• Demolli: Serbian List did not request post of deputy commander (Epoka)
• Veseli: KSF will become an army soon (Epoka)

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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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Headlines 4 October

By   /  04/10/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• President Thaci encourages political debate on demarcation (Koha)
• Veseli: Opposition needs to be part of consensus on demarcation (Koha)
• The Bundestag cautions Kosovo (Zeri)
• Government keeps Trepca draft law secret, opposition is sceptical (Koha)
• Kosovo to send official note to Serbia over Thaci’s arrest (media)
• Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry rebuts Đurić (Telegrafi)
• Haxhiu suggests student martyrs monument on University campus (media)
• Italian Ambassador calls for political consensus on Armed Forces (Epoka)

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Headlines 8 September

By   /  08/09/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Prime Minister Mustafa seeking consensus on border demarcation (Koha)
• Opposition to Mustafa: We can meet only to reconsider demarcation (Epoka)
• Mustafa: Ruling coalition will have enough votes for demarcation (Epoka)
• Mustafa discusses demarcation with bordering municipalities (Kosova Sot)
• Haradinaj: The current version of the border demarcation is dead (Epoka)
• Fajon: Visa liberalisation depends on Kosovo (Zëri)
• First indictments of special court by year’s end (Koha/Politika)
• Kosovo journalists association condemns lynching of journalists (Koha)

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Headlines 27 August

By   /  27/08/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• Thaci: Bomb attacks touch the red line of terrorism (Zeri)
• Selimi: Members of state committee are Kosovo’s enemies (Indeksonline)
• “MPs in favor of demarcation will be remembered and treated as traitors” (media)
• Dacic to UN chief: UNMIK should remain in Kosovo (media)

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Headlines 16 August

By   /  16/08/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Kosovo today (media)
• O’Connell: You do whatever you want with demarcation (Koha)
• A group of citizens protest in front of PDK headquarters (media)
• Thaçi: No one can kill the future, play and joy of Kosovo’s children (media)
• “Serbs want posts of AKI Deputy Director and KSF Deputy Commander in exchange for supporting formation of Kosovo Army” (Koha)
• KSF marks increase of trust by Serbs (Epoka e Re)
• Interior Minister Hyseni to visit Mitrovica today (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 18 July

By   /  18/07/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports - Morning Edition  /  No Comments

• The West’s diminishing trust in Erdogan (Koha)
• Mustafa: We’re trying to reach consensus on demarcation (Kosova Sot)
• Opposition skeptical over demarcation debate (Epoka)
• Thaçi: Armed Forces, multiethnic and in line with NATO standards (Epoka)
• Ymeri: The ruling coalition will get worse (dailies)
• Serbs address Constitutional Court over Abrashi’s decision on pensions (Zëri)
• Jan Braathu appointed head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo (Kosova Sot)
• Hoxhaj: UNMIK, an extension of Russia in Kosovo (media)

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