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Kosovo to lobby for visa liberalisation in Netherlands

Speaker of Kosovo Parliament, Kadri Veseli, has travelled to Netherlands to lobby on visa liberalisation. Reportedly Netherlands is one of the EU sceptical countries when it comes to visa-free regime for Kosovars. Original post Here

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Thaci, US official Mitchel speak on phone: We agreed to intensify dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci and Wess Mitchell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs spoke today by phone. The topic of this conversation, according to Thaci was the final phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. Original post Here

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Prizren Mayor banned entrance into Serbia

Prizren mayor, Mytaher Haskuka, has been banned entrance into Serbia. Haskuka, Vetevendosje member, said that he was travelling to Croatia for an official visit and he was stopped by the Serbian police at the border and was ordered to turn back. Original post Here

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Kosovo President calls on parties to join his negotiation team in talks with Serbia

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has briefed today the Government on the dialogue after his meeting last week with Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels. Thaci called on political leaders, including opposition to join his negotiation team. He announced that the next meeting of the dialogue with Serbia facilitated by the …

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Opposition in Kosovo sues Prime Minister and his Cabinet for doubling salaries

The opposition party of Vetevendosje, has filed a criminal report against the Prime Minister and 17 other senior state officials, deputy prime ministers and ministers, who were directly involved in Government’s decision to double salaries of the Cabinet in December 2017. Original post Here

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Kosovo waiting for the big chance on visas, PM Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has received on Friday a delegation of former military men and civilians, from different countries of the world who served in Kosovo as part of the NATO-led peacekeeping operation of KFOR. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci briefs Government on dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci is set to report today before Kosovo Government ministers after his latest round of the high level dialogue with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, hosted by the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, in Brussels. Original post Here

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Vidovdan celebration without incidents

Hundreds of Serbs peacefully marked Vidovdan in Gazimestan in Kosovo on Thursday under heightened security measures. The main highlight of the annual event which is observed by Serbs from Kosovo and Serbia is a religious ceremony held in Gazimestan near capital Pristina. Original post Here

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Kosovo establishes the committee to investigate deportation of Turkish nationals

The Parliament of Kosovo has on Thursday voted to set up the committee to investigate how six Turkish citizens were arrested and deported to Turkey. Original post Here

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Arifi on the dialogue with Serbia: No partition, or destabilisation of Kosovo

Kosovo chief negotiator in technical talks with Sebria, Avni Arifi, answering to Serbia’s offer on partition of Kosovo, assured that there will be no partition noting that the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia has no alternative. 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 …