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Draft Law on Army ready by April

On 17 February Kosovo celebrates tenth anniversary of its Independence. But despite being independent and sovereign the country has not established its regular army which is one of the main pillars of a sovereign state. The Ministry of Kosovo Security Force (KSF) says that the Draft Law on transformation of …

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EU issues fresh warning about Kosovo plans to undo war crimes court

The European Union has issued a fresh warning on Friday against Kosovo Parliament initiative to abrogate the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office, established to try alleged crimes committed by the KLA during and after the war. In a joint statement of the Head of EU Office and …

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Macedonian MPs pass law making Albanian official language

Macedonian lawmakers have passed a law making Albanian the country’s second official language in a vote boycotted by main opposition party. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM Haradinaj applies for Albanian passport

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, was granted Albanian citizenship on 24 April 2017, and this week he applied for the Albanian Passport. Original post Here

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Serbia has interviewed 460 witnesses of the Special Court

Council for Kosovo at the Parliament of Serbia has established a Working Group and they have immediately established relations with the Specialist Chambers and started cooperation with the Specialist Prosecutor, David Schwendiman. Original post Here

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LDK assures German, France envoys that they will prevent initiatives against Special Court

The Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) during a meeting with the special envoys of Germany and France, have assured the EU diplomats that this opposition party will prevent the initiative to abrogate the Law on Special Court. Germany and France sent a joint delegation to Kosovo on Wednesday in latest …

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Thaci says ambassadors overreacted related to Special Court’s initiative

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, says the decision on establishment of the Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office remains into force, despite the initiative of Kosovo MPs to repeal the Law. Original post Here

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Germany, France send emissaries to Kosovo because of the Special Court

Germany and France sent their special envoys to Kosovo on Wednesday as part of the EU and US efforts to halt the initiative of Kosovo authorities aimed at repealing the Law on the international war crimes court, which will deal with alleged crimes committed by the KLA during Kosovo war …

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Albin Kurti the only candidate running for Vetevendosje leader

Former leader of Vetevendosje, Albin Kurti, is likely to be the only candidate running for another mandate as the leader of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, amidst internal factions of this party which lead to resignation of some of the top activists including MPs. Original post Here

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Man wanted in Serbia assaults Kosovo Police chief of operations in Mitrovica North

On 7 January the Kosovo Police (KP) have reported an incident between two groups which occurred in Mitrovica North. The fight happened in a cafeteria involving 15 men of Serbian nationality. Gazeta Express has learned that among those assaulted in this incident was also the KP chief of operations in …

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here