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This is how the first permanent border crossing Kosovo-Serbia will look like

Border crossing point of Merdare that links Kosovo with Serbia will look completely different than some time ago. Original post Here

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EP Rapporteur: Kosovo is off the train to visas, 2019 more complicated

Igor Soltes, the EU Parliament Rapporteur on Kosovo, reminded to Kosovo politicians the time when Kosovo citizens were close to traveling without visas. He says that the advice of his predecessor, Ulrike Lunacek, was not heard when she called on Kosovo authorities to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with …

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Hoxhaj: Kosovo should apply for the Council of Europe membership in 2018

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, reporting on Tuesday at the Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, said that Kosovo should submit its Council of Europe (CoE) bid in 2018, noting that full membership of Kosovo will take two to three years. Original post Here

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Pristina restricts cars from 31 January to cut pollution

Kosovo Ministry of Environment and Municipality of Pristina have decided that odd and even number vehicles will be allowed to enter the capital city centre on alternate days as of 31 January, imposing the restrictions as an effort to curb rising pollution. Also Kosovo parliament is set to hold an …

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Government insists pay rise is legal after Anti-Corruption body ruled as illegal

Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency has on Monday published an opinion qualifying the decision of the Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to increase salaries of his staff as illegal. According to this opinion the decision is in violation with the Law on preventing of the conflict of interest. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM’s pay rise decision challenged at the Constitutional Court

The Vetevendosje MP, Albulena Haxhiu, announced on Monday that she addressed the Constitutional Court challenging the prime minister’s decision to increase salaries of his cabinet. Haxhiu claims PM Ramush Haradinaj’s decision is unconstitutional. Original post Here

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MP Ilir Deda says demarcation with Montenegro cannot be negotiated

Member of Parliament representing Alternativa, Ilir Deda, said that current version of the Agreement on border demarcation between Kosovo and Montenegro cannot be renegotiated. He said that the only solution is reaching a consensus and ratification by the Parliament of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Pacolli visits Sweden

Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, is paying an official visit to Sweden, when he was received by his Swedish counterpart, Margot Wallstrom. Original post Here

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PM Haradinaj visits KIA headquarters

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Tuesday visited the headquarters of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency (KIA), when he was received by the director of the Agency, Driton Gashi. Original post Here

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President Thaci calls on leaders to engage on granting Kosovo visa-free regime

President Thaci says time has come for Kosovo leadership to act for the interest of the state now that the European Commission is expected to publish its Enlargement Strategy on Western Balkans. The President even called on politicians to leave aside political causes and concentrate on the EU future. President …

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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