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Kosovo participating Winter Olympics for the first time

Kosovo is participating in the Winter Games for the first time with only one athlete. Alpine skier Albin Tahiri, 28, who was born and raised in Slovenia, is representing Kosovo, the home country of both of his parents. Original post Here

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Kosovo hopes new EU Enlargement Strategy to offer clear integration timeline

Kosovo hopes the new European Commission Enlargement Strategy for Western Balkans, expected to be approved on Tuesday, will offer the country a clear timeline on joining the EU family. Original post Here

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Lunacek to publish a book on Kosovo on 10th anniversary of Independence

On 14 February, former member of the European Parliament and former rapporteur for Kosovo, Ulrike Lunacek, is expected to promote her book on Kosovo. The book, according to Lunacek, will be published ahead of tenth anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence. Kosovo celebrates tenth anniversary of its Independence on 17 February. Original …

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Montenegro PM: Demarcation is a done deal, no international arbitrage

Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic says his country has no open issues with Kosovo, reiterating that the Agreement on demarcation between Kosovo and Montenegro is a done deal. He also said that addressing this issue to the international arbitrage court is impossible. Markovic is set to visit Kosovo on Tuesday. …

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Kosovo-Serbia dialogue to resume in late February

Chief of Kosovo delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told media that the dialogue is expected to resume by the end of February. Resumption of the dialogue is expected after cancellation of talks following killing of the Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, on 16 January in Mitrovica North. …

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Kosovo set to play on Serbian soil for first time

“If the match is to be played in the first place, I think other than insults from fans during the anthem being played at the beginning, I do not anticipate that there will be any major problems,” said head of Kosovo Handball Federation, Leonard Cula. Original post Here

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New evidence on Ivanovic’s killing, says Kosovo Chief Prosecutor

Kosovo Chief Prosecutor, Aleksander Lumezi, said that they have new evidence related to the killing of Serbian leader Oliver Ivanovic in northern part of Mitrovica. He also said that Serbia is not exchanging information with Kosovo authorities related to this case Original post Here

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Hahn: Serbia to join EU only after normalising relations with Kosovo

The EU commissioner in charge of the bloc’s membership negotiations, Johannes Hahn, during an interview with the Vienna-based daily Kurir said that new members can join the European Union by 2025. Original post Here

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KFOR takes control over Air Traffic Tower of Kosovo’s International Airport

NATO peacekeeping troops – KFOR, is now in control of the Air Traffic Tower of Kosovo’s International Airport ‘Adem Jashari,” local media report. The move came following reports last year revealing breach of security protocols by Airport officials. Original post Here

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Financial Times: EU to accept six states, including Kosovo

The European Union will “hold out the prospect of membership” to six Western Balkan countries, including Kosovo, writes the Financial Times. 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

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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