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Pacolli insists on a broad-based coalition

Chairman of the Alliance New Kosova (AKR), Behgjet Pacolli, reiterated on Friday that a broad-based coalition of all parties representing Albanians in order to avoid current political deadlock. Original post Here

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Kurti’s proposal on overcoming political crisis

Former Vetevendosje leader and candidate for prime minister, Albin Kurti, in an open letter on Friday published his proposal on how to overcome current political deadlock in Kosovo. Original post Here

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Italian authorities held Pristina Mayor in apparent case of mistaken identity

Italian authorities have held on Thursday evening Pristina Mayor Shpend Ahmeti in an apparent case of mistaken identity after landing at Milano Airport when he was heading to watch a football match for the Europa League qualifications between Milan and Macedonian football team Shkendija from Tetovo. Original post Here

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Edita Tahiri: Dialogue resumes once government is elected

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he expects Pristina-Belgrade dialogue to resume by the end of this month or beginning of next month. But Kosovo caretaker government officials say that EU-facilitated dialogue in Brussels will resume once Kosovo Government is voted. Original post Here

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EX-KLA solider returns home after serving 13-year prison sentence in Serbia

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member Anton Lekaj from Gjakova was in 2005 sentenced to 13 years imprisonment by a court in Belgrade on alleged war crimes against civilian population, after NATO’s deployment in Kosovo in 1999. Original post Here

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Kadri Veseli to be re-elected as Speaker on Thursday, says his deputy

The constitutive session of the Kosovo Assembly will continue on August 24, when the PDK-AAK-Nisma (PAN) coalition will propose Kadri Veseli for speaker, deputy chairman of PDK Enver Hoxhaj tells Express. Original post Here

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EU Office, EULEX, and OSCE condemn the attack on Insajderi journalist, Parim Olluri

EU missions in Kosovo have condemned the attack on Insajderi journalist and director Parim Olluri who on Wednesday evening was physically assaulted by unknown persons while returning home. Original post Here

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Thaci: Last train to a lasting peace

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, wrote an opinion for the German daily “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” commenting on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue facilitated by the EU. Original post Here

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Investigative journalist Parim Olluri assaulted in Pristina

Kosovo investigative journalist, director of online media Insajderi, Parim Olluri, has been assaulted on Wednesday evening while returning home in Pristina. Original post Here

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Pacolli to enter coalition with PAN, daily reports

The PDK-AAK-Nisma (PAN) reportedly has reached an accord with Behgjet Pacolli’s party, Alliance New Kosova (AKR) to enter coalition and form new institutions. 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 …