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Veseli: Agreement with Montenegro opens the way for visa liberalisation

The chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) and Speaker of Assembly, Kadri Veseli, called as good news the accord on signing of an annex to the existing Agreement on border demarcation between Kosovo and Montengro, which will enable the two countries to revise the deal. Original post …

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Kosovo, Montenegro agree to revise border deal

Kosovo and Montenegro have signed a new deal agreeing to seal the Agreement on border demarcation between the two countries. The declaration signed by Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, and his Montenegro counterpart Filip Vujanovic, foresees ratification of current version of the Agreement leaving a door open for the agreement to …

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Delawie: US Support for Kosovo, longstanding, steadfast

Remembering the US support for Kosvo and visits of the US senior state ofificals in Kosovo, Ambassador, Greg Delawie, said that US support for Kosovo is longstanding, bipartisan and steadfast. Original post Here

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Barbados recognises Kosovo’s Independence

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, has announced that Barbados has recognised Kosovo as independent country. Original post Here

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Limaj expects the demarcation with Montenegro be ratified in March

The visit of Montenegrin Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, in Kosovo gave first results. Kosovo and Montenegro have agreed in principle to finally seal the disputed border deal by signing an annex to current Agreement on border demarcation signed by the two countries in 2015. Original post Here

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EU: New Special Prosecutor to be appointed swiftly, important for the Special Court to work without interference

The European Commission spokesperson issued a press release on Thursday after the Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced end of his term. According to the EU Schwendiman’s successor will be selected swiftly as foreseen by the law whereas emphasised that it is important for the Specialist Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s …

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Trendafilova Comments Departure of Specialist Prosecutor Schwendiman

The President of Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Ekaterina Trendafilova, has commented the departure from office of the Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman. She said that the Specialist Chambers will continue the fulfilment of their mandate without disruption. Original post Here

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EU invites Kosovo and Serbia for talks to Brussels, no comment on ‘exchange of territories’ idea

The European Union officials in Brussels as facilitators of the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue say that they are working with the Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia on comprehensive normalisation of relations. However the EU officials did not want to comment the idea on exchange of territories between the two countries, which as …

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EU helps Kosovo upgrading the only international rail link

The European Union provides €38.5 million to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-funded rail modernisation project through Western Balkans Investment Framework. Original post Here

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Kosovo Special Prosecutor David Schwendiman announces abrupt departure

Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman issued a statement on Thursday setting out the reasons for his April departure from The Hague, which is due to the expiry of his fixed-term appointment as a Senior Foreign Service Officer in the US State Department. Schwendiman will be leaving the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office on …

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Germany asks suspension of tax, Kosovo’s PM says

Kosovo’s Prime Minister admitted Monday that the two advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last Saturday visited Kosovo, asked Pristina authorities to suspend tax on Serbian goods. Original post Here

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Rasic: Belgrade manipulating Kosovo Serbs

Nenad Rasic, the president of the Serb Progressive Democratic Party, said Belgrade is manipulating Serbs in Kosovo and political entity of Srpska List has been created by Belgrade to manipulate Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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US, German and British Embassies slam Kosovo for extraditing Turkish citizens

Extradition of six Turkish nationals by Kosovo authorities suspected of their alleged links to Fetullah Gulen’s movement, was in violation in violation with dozens of regulations and marked an “egregious breach of democratic values” that highlights the Kosovo’s intelligence Agency’s susceptibility to political manipulation, the US Embassy in Pristina said …

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Kosovo’s PM to meet Political Director of British Foreign Office

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj will host today in his office Richard Moore, the Political Director of the British Foreign Office. Original post Here

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EU’s Mogherini offers support to Kosovo survivors of sexual violence

Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman who is the first Kosovo Albanian survivor of wartime sexual violence to speak out publically, met Monday the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini. Original post Here

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Haradinaj discusses with German officials Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj hosted Monday in his office two political advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jan Hecker and Matthias Luttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s DPM Hoxhaj after meeting German envoys: Berlin’s support to dialogue important

Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, hosted Monday a delegation of German Government headed by Jan Hecker, advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Foreign Policy, and head of Division for bilateral relations with states of South Eastern Europe, Matthias Lüttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s dialogue team travels to Brussels

Co-heads of Kosovo’s Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia, Shpend Ahmeti and Fatmir Limaj, have travelled to Brussels when they will meet the EU officials who are facilitating Pristina-Belgrade dialogue. Original post Here

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British Ambassador O’Conell: Kosovo to do more in fighting corruption

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, said international community will not assent Kosovo’s failure to fight organized crime and corruption, and urged authorities to do more in fighting serious crimes in order not to lose international support. Original post Here

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KFOR ready to prevent any threat in Kosovo

NATO-led peacekeeping mission – KFOR, announced on Monday that its troops continue with the training cycle in order to be ready to be rapidly deployed all over Kosovo and to prevent any threat to a Safe and Secure Environment. Original post Here

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Germany asks suspension of tax, Kosovo’s PM says

Kosovo’s Prime Minister admitted Monday that the two advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last Saturday visited Kosovo, asked Pristina authorities to suspend tax on Serbian goods. Original post Here

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Rasic: Belgrade manipulating Kosovo Serbs

Nenad Rasic, the president of the Serb Progressive Democratic Party, said Belgrade is manipulating Serbs in Kosovo and political entity of Srpska List has been created by Belgrade to manipulate Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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US, German and British Embassies slam Kosovo for extraditing Turkish citizens

Extradition of six Turkish nationals by Kosovo authorities suspected of their alleged links to Fetullah Gulen’s movement, was in violation in violation with dozens of regulations and marked an “egregious breach of democratic values” that highlights the Kosovo’s intelligence Agency’s susceptibility to political manipulation, the US Embassy in Pristina said …

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Kosovo’s PM to meet Political Director of British Foreign Office

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj will host today in his office Richard Moore, the Political Director of the British Foreign Office. Original post Here

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EU’s Mogherini offers support to Kosovo survivors of sexual violence

Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman who is the first Kosovo Albanian survivor of wartime sexual violence to speak out publically, met Monday the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini. Original post Here

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Haradinaj discusses with German officials Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj hosted Monday in his office two political advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jan Hecker and Matthias Luttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s DPM Hoxhaj after meeting German envoys: Berlin’s support to dialogue important

Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, hosted Monday a delegation of German Government headed by Jan Hecker, advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Foreign Policy, and head of Division for bilateral relations with states of South Eastern Europe, Matthias Lüttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s dialogue team travels to Brussels

Co-heads of Kosovo’s Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia, Shpend Ahmeti and Fatmir Limaj, have travelled to Brussels when they will meet the EU officials who are facilitating Pristina-Belgrade dialogue. Original post Here

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British Ambassador O’Conell: Kosovo to do more in fighting corruption

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, said international community will not assent Kosovo’s failure to fight organized crime and corruption, and urged authorities to do more in fighting serious crimes in order not to lose international support. Original post Here

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KFOR ready to prevent any threat in Kosovo

NATO-led peacekeeping mission – KFOR, announced on Monday that its troops continue with the training cycle in order to be ready to be rapidly deployed all over Kosovo and to prevent any threat to a Safe and Secure Environment. Original post Here