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Fog cancels Montenegro PM visit to Kosovo

Montengro Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, was forced to cancel his planned visit to Kosovo on Tuesday due to unfavourable weather. Dense fog in International Airport of Pristina has made Airport authorities to cancel flights on Tuesday. Original post Here

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President Thaci to join US prayer breakfast

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, will travel to the U.S. when he will participate in the National Prayer Breakfast organised by the US Congress and hosted by the US President. Original post Here

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Dense fog delays the visit of Montenegro PM

Montenegro Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, was expected to arrive at 08:00hrs at the International Airport of Pristina “Adem Jashari”, but his flight was delayed as dense fog took over Pristina. Reportedly he will be arriving in Pristina two hours later as scheduled. Original post Here

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Tahiri: Kosovo shared information with Serbia related to Ivanovic’s killing

Minister of Justice Abelard Tahiri says Kosovo has sent four requests to Serbian authorities asking evidence related to the killing of Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic. He also confirmed that Kosovo shared information with Serbia related to this case. Ivanovic was gunned down while entering his party’s premises in Mitrovica …

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EU is not asking Serbia to recognise Kosovo

The EU Enlargement Strategy on Western Balkans, which is expected to be published on Tuesday, has many references to Kosovo and Serbia. The European Commission requests the normalisation of relations between the two countries as the only way to move towards EU integration. However, the EU will ask Serbia to …

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LDK MPs and Head of EU Office in Kosovo discuss demarcation

Parliamentary Group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) received on Monday the Head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova. During the meeting they discussed overall sicution in Kosovo, focusing on the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, Gazeta Express reports. Original post Here

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Thaci addresses the Government, asks fulfilment of EU obligations

President Hashim Thaci has on Monday addressed the Government of Kosovo reporting of the country’s achievements and challenges on 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence which will be celebrated on 17 February. Original post Here

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Lack of political consensus postpones vote on Demarcation, again

The Parliament’s Presidency has on Monday decided not to proceed to the plenary session the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on order demarcation between Kosovo and Montenegro, citing lack of political consensus. Ratification of the disputed border deal is one of the last criteria for Kosovo to get …

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EU’s Enlargement Strategy Offers No 'European Perspective' To Kosovo

The new EU Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans set to be approved on Tuesday offers no clear perspective for Kosovo. The European Commission has been more focused to offer clarity for Serbia’s and Montenegro’s membership by 2025. According to the draft-strategy that Gazeta Express got hold of, Kosovo is …

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New CNN affiliate TV N2 to open in Albania

The twenty four hour news channel and CNN affiliate called TV N2 is expected to open in Albania. The news has been confirmed by the local partner of CNN, Gener 2. The new TV station will be based in Tirana, and will cover also Albanian speaking areas in the region. …

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here