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Kosovo opposition boycotts plenary session of Parliament

The Democratic League of Kosovo and Vetevendosje have boycotted Thursday’s plenary session of Parliament asking holding of an extraordinary session proposed by the opposition to halt dialoguing of borders with Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo gets a step closer to creation of its Army

Minister of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), Rrustem Berisha, has officially proposed today that country’s 2,500-strong civil protection force be transformed into Army of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Great Britain considers land swap dangerous for the region

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, during a meeting with the leader of Vetevendosje, Albin Kurti, said his country supports sovereignty of Kosovo and every change of border is dangerous not only for Kosovo, but the entire region. Original post Here

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It’s worth discussing swap of Presheva Valley with the north of Kosovo, says President’s advisor

Blerim Shala, political advisor to Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, talking on final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia said that it is worth discussing with Serbia swapping of Presheva Valley inhabited mainly by Albanians with the north of Kosovo inhabited by Serbs. Original post Here

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Kosovo opposition tells EU’s Mogherini they are against land swap idea

Opposition parties in Kosovo Parliament, LDK, Vetevendosje, PSD and Alaternativa, sent on Wednesday a letter to Federica Mogherini informing the EU foreign policy chief that they are against President Hashim Thaci’s idea on exchange of territories with Serbia. Also they say that current Government has lost its legitimacy to represent …

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European Parliament to vote on visas for Kosovo tomorrow

European Parliament is expected to vote Thursday on the European Commission’s recommendation for visa liberalization for Kosovo, announced European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). Original post Here

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Thaci says agreement with Vucic does not affect Macedonia

President Hashim Thaci is continuing his tour to neighbouring states to promote the idea of him and Aleksandar Vucic to change the borders of Kosovo. Today he visited Skopje, trying to convince the Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that his idea would not affect the territories of Macedonia, Albania and …

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Kosovo’s President, Prime Minister urgent visit to Tirana

Sources confirmed to Gazeta Express that President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj have travelled to Tirana late on Tuesday for an urgent meeting with Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama. The surprise visit comes amidst the debate on land swap with Serbia, a proposal which is being supported by …

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Kosovo's pride at stadium debut

A dream becomes reality for Kosovo’s football community on Monday, when the national team plays the first official international match at the Fadil Vokrri Stadium in Prishtina – built with the help of UEFA’s HatTrick assistance programme. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Thaci ‘happy’ with the new negotiation team in dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci says he is “very happy” with the new negotiation team in dialogue with Serbia appointed by the Government and headed by his political opponent, Fatmir Limaj. Deteriorated relations between Thaci and Limaj after the latter split Thaci’s former party PDK and established an new political entity, have …

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Army to be deployed throughout Kosovo territory, KSF Commander says

Future Army of Kosovo will be deployed throughout the territory of Kosovo, says Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, General Lieutenant, Rrahman Rama. He said approval of laws in Parliament on Thursday on transition of the KSF into army is one of the most important milestones for the state of Kosovo. …

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US Embassy comments Kosovo's initiative to transform Security Force into Army

US Embassy to Kosovo continues to support disciplined and transparent transition of the KSF into a professional, multi-ethnic, NATO interoperable army with limited mandate of territorial self-defence. This was confirmed to Gazeta Express by the US Embassy in Pristina commenting the laws that the Kosovo Parliament passed on Thursday, enabling …

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Turkey calls for closure of Gulen schools in Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Çavusoglu who is visiting Kosovo, asked the Government of Kosovo to close all schools of the “FETO” organisation, sponsored by religious leader Fetulah Gulen, an organisation which as Çavusoglu said is a terrorist organisation responsible for killing of over 200 people during a failed coup in …

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Kosovo PM vows 'uncompromising fight' against terrorism

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, hosted Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the US State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Haradinaj in a Facebook post said that joint with Sales they discussed current political developments in Kosovo. Original post Here

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UN Secretary General looking into UNMIK exit strategy initiative proposed by the US

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres is looking into the US initiative on an exit strategy for UNMIK, Belgrade based news agency Beta reported citing its sources within the UN headquarters on Friday. Original post Here

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Kosovo in continuous contact with NATO over army, PM Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo is in continuous contact with NATO and expressed his optimism that the country will join NATO. He made the comments a day after the Parliament of Kosovo passed in principle a package of laws on transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into …

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Attack on Albanian house in northern Kosovo

A molotov cocktail was thrown last night at the house of an Albanian living in northern part of Kosovo dominated by Serbs. The motives of the attack remain unknown, whereas the police reported that in addition to material damages no injuries have been reported in this incident. Original post Here

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Palmer: US not advocating solution for Kosovo

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer who is visiting Serbia said that Washington is not advocating any particular solution for Kosovo but is encouraging Belgrade and Pristina to take ownership of the project. Original post Here

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Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will pay an official visit to Kosovo on Friday and Saturday when he will meet senior state officials, including President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Albanian PM Blesses ‘Newborn Kosovo Army’

Kosovo Parliament has on Thursday unanimously approved in principle a package of laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Following the approval of the three draft laws, the Republic of Kosovo is a step closer of establishing its Army. Original post Here

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Army to be deployed throughout Kosovo territory, KSF Commander says

Future Army of Kosovo will be deployed throughout the territory of Kosovo, says Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, General Lieutenant, Rrahman Rama. He said approval of laws in Parliament on Thursday on transition of the KSF into army is one of the most important milestones for the state of Kosovo. …

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US Embassy comments Kosovo's initiative to transform Security Force into Army

US Embassy to Kosovo continues to support disciplined and transparent transition of the KSF into a professional, multi-ethnic, NATO interoperable army with limited mandate of territorial self-defence. This was confirmed to Gazeta Express by the US Embassy in Pristina commenting the laws that the Kosovo Parliament passed on Thursday, enabling …

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Turkey calls for closure of Gulen schools in Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Çavusoglu who is visiting Kosovo, asked the Government of Kosovo to close all schools of the “FETO” organisation, sponsored by religious leader Fetulah Gulen, an organisation which as Çavusoglu said is a terrorist organisation responsible for killing of over 200 people during a failed coup in …

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Kosovo PM vows 'uncompromising fight' against terrorism

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, hosted Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the US State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Haradinaj in a Facebook post said that joint with Sales they discussed current political developments in Kosovo. Original post Here

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UN Secretary General looking into UNMIK exit strategy initiative proposed by the US

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres is looking into the US initiative on an exit strategy for UNMIK, Belgrade based news agency Beta reported citing its sources within the UN headquarters on Friday. Original post Here

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Kosovo in continuous contact with NATO over army, PM Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo is in continuous contact with NATO and expressed his optimism that the country will join NATO. He made the comments a day after the Parliament of Kosovo passed in principle a package of laws on transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into …

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Attack on Albanian house in northern Kosovo

A molotov cocktail was thrown last night at the house of an Albanian living in northern part of Kosovo dominated by Serbs. The motives of the attack remain unknown, whereas the police reported that in addition to material damages no injuries have been reported in this incident. Original post Here

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Palmer: US not advocating solution for Kosovo

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer who is visiting Serbia said that Washington is not advocating any particular solution for Kosovo but is encouraging Belgrade and Pristina to take ownership of the project. Original post Here

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Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will pay an official visit to Kosovo on Friday and Saturday when he will meet senior state officials, including President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Albanian PM Blesses ‘Newborn Kosovo Army’

Kosovo Parliament has on Thursday unanimously approved in principle a package of laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Following the approval of the three draft laws, the Republic of Kosovo is a step closer of establishing its Army. Original post Here