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LDK MPs and Head of EU Office in Kosovo discuss demarcation

Parliamentary Group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) received on Monday the Head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova. During the meeting they discussed overall sicution in Kosovo, focusing on the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, Gazeta Express reports. Original post Here

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Thaci addresses the Government, asks fulfilment of EU obligations

President Hashim Thaci has on Monday addressed the Government of Kosovo reporting of the country’s achievements and challenges on 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence which will be celebrated on 17 February. Original post Here

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Lack of political consensus postpones vote on Demarcation, again

The Parliament’s Presidency has on Monday decided not to proceed to the plenary session the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on order demarcation between Kosovo and Montenegro, citing lack of political consensus. Ratification of the disputed border deal is one of the last criteria for Kosovo to get …

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EU’s Enlargement Strategy Offers No 'European Perspective' To Kosovo

The new EU Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans set to be approved on Tuesday offers no clear perspective for Kosovo. The European Commission has been more focused to offer clarity for Serbia’s and Montenegro’s membership by 2025. According to the draft-strategy that Gazeta Express got hold of, Kosovo is …

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New CNN affiliate TV N2 to open in Albania

The twenty four hour news channel and CNN affiliate called TV N2 is expected to open in Albania. The news has been confirmed by the local partner of CNN, Gener 2. The new TV station will be based in Tirana, and will cover also Albanian speaking areas in the region. …

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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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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