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Kosovo Security Force, main failure in SAA implementation

Stagnation in advancing of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) is the main failure of Kosovo institutions in fulfilling the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU. Original post Here

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Site assessment of three suspected mass graves to start in Kosovo

Kosovo is expected to start site assessment of potential mass graves in three locations, whereas Kosovo side has asked Serbia also to resume site assessment in three locations in Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo Serb arrested for war crimes against Albanians

The Kosovo Police have arrested on Monday a Kosovo Serb man suspected of commiting war crimes against Albanian civilians in the village Pjeterq of Klina in March 1999. Original post Here

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Kosovo Security Force condemns attacks targeting its Serb members

The Ministry of Kosovo Security Force (KSF) has reacted after a series of attacks targeting its Serbian community members in the north of the country. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci to meet Austrian Chancellor Kurz

Kosovo President, Hashim THaci, is expected to meet on Tuesday Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. Original post Here

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Witness X who rocked Albanian politics, arrested in Kosovo

Albanian national, Albert Veliu, identified as Witness X in the wiretaps published recently by media in Tirana alleging that brother of minister of Interior is involved with an international drug trafficking gang, has been arrested on Monday in Kosovo. Original post Here

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Ghana considering withdrawing of Kosovo’s recognition, according to Belgrade media

Ghana will consider withdrawing recognition of Kosovo’s independence. This is what media in Belgrade are reporting after a meeting Serbian Parliament Speaker, Maja Gojkovic, had with its Ghana counterpart, Aron Michael Oquaje. Original post Here

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Threats against Kosovo Serbs who are part of the KSF continue

An Opel Corsa vehicle was set on fire at around two o’clock in the village of Zupce, Zubin Potok, on Sunday. Only material damages were reported. Original post Here

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Association of Serb-majority Municipalities by the end of year

Kosovo chief negotiator in technical dialogue with Serbia, Avni Arifi, says the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities will be established by the end of this year at latest, if the entire process will be in compliance with the Constitution and applicable laws of Kosovo. Original post Here

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EU urges Kosovo to review the Kosovo Liberation Army veterans’ issue

Economic growth was noted as a positive achievement for Kosovo supported by strong export growth and investment, while major structural obstacles to growth and competitiveness were underlined as a challenge, by representatives of the EU Member States, the Western Balkans and Turkey, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, …

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Kosovo President gets support of Quint on the dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, received on Tuesday ambassadors of the Quint (US, UK, Germany, France, and Italy) as well as the Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, asking their support on the dialogue with Serbia. The opposition in Kosovo is disputing Thaci’s leading role in dialogue saying that …

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Mogherini to host a meeting with Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo on Sunday

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, will in the framework of the EU-facilitated Dialogue host in Brussels on Sunday 24 June 2018 a meeting with Presidents Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Hashim Thaci of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo philosopher Shkelzen Maliqi barred from entering Serbia

Shkelzen Maliqi, philosopher and art critic, was barred on Monday from entering Serbia when he was due to attend a discussion on cultural cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia. Maliqi says Serbia’s move is retaliation against Kosovo officials, although as he has no political role. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants the Association of Serb Municipalities without executive powers

Kosovo chief negotiator in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, met on Monday in Brussels senior EU officials who facilitate the dialogue with Serbia, headed by Thomas Busch. During the meeting Kosovo delegation presented the results of the dialogue and reiterated that the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities will be established …

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Pacolli asks Israel to recognise Kosovo’s Independence

Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, received Monday Israeli Ambassador, Alona Fisher Kamm when they discussed on bilateral relations between the two nations and enhancing further cooperation. Original post Here

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European Commission to decide on visas for Kosovo on 28 June

The European Commission is expected to decide on 28 June whether Kosovo has fulfilled all the visa liberalisation benchmarks, and based on the EC report, the EU institutions will decide whether or not Kosovo deserves visa free regime in the EU Schengen area. This has been confirmed to Gazeta Express, …

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Kosovo Parliament Speaker asks France’s support on visa liberalisation

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has travelled to Paris, as part of his tour in the EU member countries lobbying to get support for the visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Veseli who last week visited Austria, is accompanied by a group of ruling and opposition MPs during his lobbying tour. Original …

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No date on resumption of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, says Collaku

Bekim Collaku, chief of cabinet of the Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, said that he expects the final phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will start soon, but no date has been set yet. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Interpol membership bid included in the agenda

Kosovo’s bid for membership into International Criminal Police Organisation – Interpol has been included in their agenda. This has been confirmed by Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli. Original post Here

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British Ambassador says return of Xhabir Zharku as a free man is shameful

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, says the return of former Kacanik mayor, Xhabir Zharku as a free man to Kosovo, is shameful. Zharku was sentenced to three years in prison for extortion and the illegal possession of weapon, but he escaped from Kosovo evading justice. Original post Here

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Kosovo President gets support of Quint on the dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, received on Tuesday ambassadors of the Quint (US, UK, Germany, France, and Italy) as well as the Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, asking their support on the dialogue with Serbia. The opposition in Kosovo is disputing Thaci’s leading role in dialogue saying that …

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Mogherini to host a meeting with Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo on Sunday

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, will in the framework of the EU-facilitated Dialogue host in Brussels on Sunday 24 June 2018 a meeting with Presidents Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Hashim Thaci of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo philosopher Shkelzen Maliqi barred from entering Serbia

Shkelzen Maliqi, philosopher and art critic, was barred on Monday from entering Serbia when he was due to attend a discussion on cultural cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia. Maliqi says Serbia’s move is retaliation against Kosovo officials, although as he has no political role. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants the Association of Serb Municipalities without executive powers

Kosovo chief negotiator in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, met on Monday in Brussels senior EU officials who facilitate the dialogue with Serbia, headed by Thomas Busch. During the meeting Kosovo delegation presented the results of the dialogue and reiterated that the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities will be established …

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Pacolli asks Israel to recognise Kosovo’s Independence

Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, received Monday Israeli Ambassador, Alona Fisher Kamm when they discussed on bilateral relations between the two nations and enhancing further cooperation. Original post Here

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European Commission to decide on visas for Kosovo on 28 June

The European Commission is expected to decide on 28 June whether Kosovo has fulfilled all the visa liberalisation benchmarks, and based on the EC report, the EU institutions will decide whether or not Kosovo deserves visa free regime in the EU Schengen area. This has been confirmed to Gazeta Express, …

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Kosovo Parliament Speaker asks France’s support on visa liberalisation

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has travelled to Paris, as part of his tour in the EU member countries lobbying to get support for the visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Veseli who last week visited Austria, is accompanied by a group of ruling and opposition MPs during his lobbying tour. Original …

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No date on resumption of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, says Collaku

Bekim Collaku, chief of cabinet of the Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, said that he expects the final phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will start soon, but no date has been set yet. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Interpol membership bid included in the agenda

Kosovo’s bid for membership into International Criminal Police Organisation – Interpol has been included in their agenda. This has been confirmed by Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli. Original post Here

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British Ambassador says return of Xhabir Zharku as a free man is shameful

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, says the return of former Kacanik mayor, Xhabir Zharku as a free man to Kosovo, is shameful. Zharku was sentenced to three years in prison for extortion and the illegal possession of weapon, but he escaped from Kosovo evading justice. Original post Here