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World Bank approves €20 million loan supporting Kosovo’s Digital Infrastructure

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Thursday the Kosovo Digital Economy (KODE) Project to increase access to better high-speed broadband services and online knowledge sources, services, and labour markets for the people of Kosovo. The loan for the project is in the amount of € 20,700,000. Original …

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Haradinaj warns Thaci with dismissal if he violates Constitution during dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, in a press conference on Friday said the Government has proceeded to the Assembly a report on the results of the dialogue with Serbia. He said the report represents factual situation, noting that Kosovo’s priority is implementation of the Agreement on energy, reached during the …

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Kosovo Government proceeds to Parliament a report on talks with Serbia

Kosovo Government adopted Friday the Report on Achievements and Challenges in Implementation of the Brussels Agreement. The Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said the report will be proceeded to Parliament for a review. Original post Here

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Philip S. Kosnett is the new US Ambassador to Kosovo

Philip S. Kosnett, the current Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the United States Embassy in Ankara, has been nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump for ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo, according to a readout published late Thursday. Original post Here

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Pacolli refutes Serbia’s claims that Papua New Guinea has revoked Kosovo’s recognition

Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, in a press conference on Thursday alleged that Papua New Guinea has revoked Kosovo’s recognition becoming the sixth country to do so. But Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, rebutted Dacic’s claims, saying that Dacic continues spreading fake news against Kosovo’s statehood. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s EU Minister asks Germany to support visa liberalisation

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, during her official visit to Germany, was received on Thursday by Stephan Mayer, Germany’s deputy interior minister. Hoxha asked German deputy minister to support visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Original post Here

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Serbs are leaving the Kosovo Security Force after pressure from Belgrade

Twenty Serbs left the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) on Thursday only days after eight other members of the Serb minority asked termination of contract with the civilian force after continuous pressure of Belgrade on local Serbs not to cooperate with this institution which is seen in Belgrade as future Army …

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Kosovo political leaders differ on who should lead dialogue with Serbia

Political parties of Kosovo have reached no agreement on who should be leading the dialogue with Serbia after a meeting held today in Pristina. Original post Here

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Kosovo, Serbia police meet on investigation of Ivanovic’s murder

The Kosovo Police officers have met on Tuesday Serbian police officers in the first ever direct meeting of the two police services. The meeting has been facilitated by the EULEX. Original post Here

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Visa liberalisation for Kosovo depends from political will, Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj in a Facebook post says that Kosovo has fulfilled all the set criteria on visas and visa-free regime depends only from the political will of the EU. 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 …