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Kosovo's bid for Council of Europe membership in January 2018, says DPM Hoxhaj

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, said during Government’s meeting on Friday that during this month or January 2018 at latest, Kosovo will submit its application for membership into the Council of Europe. Original post Here

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Veseli on official visit to Great Britain

Chairman of Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Kadri Veseli, has on Wednesday travelled to Great Britain where he will met high officials of Conservative Party. Original post Here

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Serb accused of war crimes chooses to remain silent

The EULEX Special Prosecutor dealing with war crimes, Paul Flynn, interviewed Kosovo Serb man Darko Tasic, who is suspected of being involved in war crimes against civil population in Krusha e Vogel. Original post Here

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Kosovo and US Company Contour Global reach agreement on construction of the new power plant

Kosovo Government and the US Company Contour Global reached an agreement of over 1 billion euro, on construction of new power plant which will become operational in 2023. Original post Here

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Thaci introduces Preparatory Team for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, has established on Wednesday the Preparatory Team for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He said that this is the first concrete step towards establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, an initiative promoted by President’s Office. Original post Here

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Kosovo's chief mufti, Sabri Bajgora in defence of imams accused of terrorism

“Some of the accusations against Kosovo imams served for media propaganda. If these accusations turn to be true, we will respect court’s decision, but if confirmed that they are innocent, the Kosovo Islamic Community expects a public apology.” This was stated by Kosovo chief mufti, Sabri Bajgora, who appeared as …

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Serwer: Situation in Balkans might deteriorate

US expert on the Balkans, Daniel Serwer, sees the Balkans as a stability problem. Serwer made this comment speaking to the N1 broadcaster in Bosnia-Herzegovina, after the US NGO published its “Preventive Priorities Survey 2017.” Original post Here

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Macedonian PM announces international probe on Kumanovo shooting

Macedonian Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, who is paying an official visit to Kosovo, said that there will be an international probe on Kumanovo case. Eight police officers died in a two-day armed confrontation in 2015, as well as 10 members of an armed group, some of them from Kosovo. Original …

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Kosovo Serb mayors schedule inauguration at 12:44

Mayors of nine Serb-run municipalities in Kosovo, won by Srpska List, held their first constitutive meetings at 12:44hrs, which symbolizes UN Security Council Resolution 1244. Original post Here

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Macedonian Prime Minister visits Kosovo today

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is visiting Kosovo today. Original post Here

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Redrawing borders returns tragedies, says Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he hopes a peace treaty will end disputes between Kosovo and Serbia, noting that discussion of borders returns the region into the past and tragedies. He made the comments addressing EU-Kosovo Parliament’s Committee on Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA). Original post Here

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Albania introduces Durres-Kukes road toll fees

Albanian authorities have introduced today the toll fees on the National Road between Durres and Kukes, which also links Albania to Kosovo. Original post Here

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Region to benefit from Kosovo Army, says deputy minister

Kosovo Government approved last week a decision to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), a lightly armed civilian force, into Army of Kosovo. The Government is expected to amend current law on KSF in order to give additional competencies to this force. The move is seen with scepticism by internationals …

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Kosovo’s PM thanks MEPs on their vote on visas

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, met on Monday a delegation of the European Parliament, headed by Tonino Picula. During the meeting they discussed recommendations deriving from the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA), namely fulfilling of obligations from thew first phase of the European Reform Agenda (ERA) and preperations for implementation of the …

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Avni Arifi to be appointed new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Avni Arifi, chief of cabinet to Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical dialogue with Serbia, is expected to be appointed as new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates. Original post Here

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Council's decision on visas in December, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, told media on Friday that the final decision of the European Council on lifting visas for Kosovo will not be taken before December. She warned authorities to be cautious in managing expectations noting that there are still procedures within the EU institutions …

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KSF Commander: Kosovo Army within months

Kosovo Security Force (KSF) General Commander, Rrahman Rama, commenting the Government’s initiative on transformation of this force into army, said that he believes the creation of Kosovo Army will happen within months. Original post Here

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US Ambassador welcomes filing of pension fraud indictment

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, commenting on filing of the indictment against former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status, said he is “proud of Kosovo for taking this important step to fight corruption.” Original post Here

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Ex-KLA commanders indicted of faking war veterans' lists

Special Prosecution of Kosovo has filed on Friday an indictment against 11 former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status. The indictment which was filed in August by ex-prosecutor Elez Blakaj, who resigned citing threats and intimidation for investigating alleged wrongdoings during …

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European Parliament approves visa liberalisation talks with Kosovo

The European Parliament approved on Thursday, with 420 votes against 186, the opening of talks on visa liberalisation for citizens of Kosovo. The vote came after the European Commission in July confirmed that the country had fulfilled all the criteria. Kosovars are the only Balkan citizens to still need a …

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Redrawing borders returns tragedies, says Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he hopes a peace treaty will end disputes between Kosovo and Serbia, noting that discussion of borders returns the region into the past and tragedies. He made the comments addressing EU-Kosovo Parliament’s Committee on Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA). Original post Here

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Albania introduces Durres-Kukes road toll fees

Albanian authorities have introduced today the toll fees on the National Road between Durres and Kukes, which also links Albania to Kosovo. Original post Here

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Region to benefit from Kosovo Army, says deputy minister

Kosovo Government approved last week a decision to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), a lightly armed civilian force, into Army of Kosovo. The Government is expected to amend current law on KSF in order to give additional competencies to this force. The move is seen with scepticism by internationals …

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Kosovo’s PM thanks MEPs on their vote on visas

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, met on Monday a delegation of the European Parliament, headed by Tonino Picula. During the meeting they discussed recommendations deriving from the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA), namely fulfilling of obligations from thew first phase of the European Reform Agenda (ERA) and preperations for implementation of the …

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Avni Arifi to be appointed new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Avni Arifi, chief of cabinet to Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical dialogue with Serbia, is expected to be appointed as new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates. Original post Here

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Council's decision on visas in December, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, told media on Friday that the final decision of the European Council on lifting visas for Kosovo will not be taken before December. She warned authorities to be cautious in managing expectations noting that there are still procedures within the EU institutions …

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KSF Commander: Kosovo Army within months

Kosovo Security Force (KSF) General Commander, Rrahman Rama, commenting the Government’s initiative on transformation of this force into army, said that he believes the creation of Kosovo Army will happen within months. Original post Here

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US Ambassador welcomes filing of pension fraud indictment

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, commenting on filing of the indictment against former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status, said he is “proud of Kosovo for taking this important step to fight corruption.” Original post Here

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Ex-KLA commanders indicted of faking war veterans' lists

Special Prosecution of Kosovo has filed on Friday an indictment against 11 former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status. The indictment which was filed in August by ex-prosecutor Elez Blakaj, who resigned citing threats and intimidation for investigating alleged wrongdoings during …

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European Parliament approves visa liberalisation talks with Kosovo

The European Parliament approved on Thursday, with 420 votes against 186, the opening of talks on visa liberalisation for citizens of Kosovo. The vote came after the European Commission in July confirmed that the country had fulfilled all the criteria. Kosovars are the only Balkan citizens to still need a …