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The EU reminds Kosovo: Fighting organised crime, corruption is one of the outstanding criteria

Kosovo has not fulfilled one of the two remaining benchmarks concerning a track record of convictions in high-level organised crime and corruption cases. In addition Kosovo also needs to to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro in order to get visa free regime with the EU. Original post …

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EULEX reacts to Kosovo leaders’ statement on closing of the EU Mission

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and head of the Supreme Court Enver Peci, stated that Kosovo is capable dealing with its own problems and asked the EU to close its rule of law mission in Kosovo – EULEX. But the EULEX officials told Express that the future of the mission will …

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Thaci addressed lawmakers in key annual speech

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, in his annual state-of-the-nation speech in Assembly of Kosovo said that 2017 was successful for Kosovo despite many challenges. Thaci pledged that Kosovo will establish its Army in 2018 and called on MPs to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro which is one …

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Archive photo shows Thaci protesting against Milosevic’s regime

Kosovo well-known photographer, Hazir Reka, has published an archive photo depicting Kosovo President Hashim Thaci holding a banner while attending a rally organised during 90s against Slobodan Milosevic’s regime in Kosovo. Original post Here

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O’Connell: High-level corruption Kosovo’s main challenge

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, says that high-level corruption remains one of the biggest challenges in Kosovo which is harming democracy and obstructing economic development. He also said that results of fighting high-level corruption are invisible, noting that sentences of high-profile cases are symbolic. Original post Here

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PM Haradinaj calls an extraordinary session of Assembly to discuss Budget 2018

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, exercising his Constitutional right called for an extraordinary meeting of the Assembly where MPs are expected to discuss Draft Law on budget 2018. Original post Here

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KLA veterans’ representative statement on political killings stirs condemnation in Kosovo

A statement of ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Nasim Haradinaj, who denied killing of Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) officials after the war in Kosovo were politically motivated, received much condemnation from the LDK officials and family members of those killed after the war. Original post Here

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Supreme Court President asks EULEX to end its mission

President of the Supreme Court of Kosovo, Enver Peci, says that the EU should close its rule of law mission in Kosovo – EULEX noting that Kosovo is capable of dealing with its own problems. Original post Here

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Vucic asks Putin if Moscow could be mediator in Kosovo dialogue

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says Belgrade expects Russia to act as a mediator to resolve the Kosovo issue. Original post Here

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Hoxhaj: Kosovo to apply for EU membership in 2018

Kosovo deputy prime minister, Enver Hoxhaj, is worried that the new draft strategy on EU enlargement offers no clarification on Kosovo’s EU accession. He also said that Kosovo would apply to join the EU in 2018, if Pristina fulfills all obligations deriving from the European Reform Agenda (ERA). Original post …

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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