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Thaci at the Conference of Paris: Dialogue with Serbia key to EU integrations

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, who is participating in the Paris Conference, as part of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) has addressed participants today and talked about Kosovo’s political and economic development as part of the EU integration process. Original post Here

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Russia bans use of the flag and anthem, Kosovo boycotts World Judo Masters

Kosovo has decided to boycott the World Judo Masters 2017, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia on 16-17 December, after the host country, announced that they will not allow the Kosovo team use state symbols. Russia has not recognized Kosovo’s independence due to their strong ties with Serbia. …

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Kosovo President Hashim Thaci attends the Conference of Paris

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, following a visit to Bulgaria, has travelled on Friday to France, when he will be one of the speakers of the First Conference of Paris, which is being held within the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). Original post Here

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Number of confirmed cases of measles rises to one thousand in Kosovo

The University Clinical Centre of Kosovo (UCCK) has confirmed the number of cases of measles has risen to around one thousand in seven months. Original post Here

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Northern Kosovo: No rule of law, corruption level remains high

The level of corruption in northern part of Kosovo, inhabited mainly by Serbs, remains high because of non-functioning of judiciary and lack of a law on protection of whistle-blowers. Original post Here

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Vucic says Serbia will fight for Trepça mine in Kosovo

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, said that Serbia would fight the Trepça mining and metallurgical complex in Kosovo “uncompromisingly.” Serbia marked on Thursday 90th anniversary of the Trepça mining complex which before Kosovo was stripped of its autonomy by the Yugoslav government of Slobodan Milosevic in 1989, accounted for two thirds …

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Speaker demands Chief Prosecutor Probe Vetevendosje MP Allegations

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has sent a letter to the Chief State Prosecutor, Aleksander Lumezi, asking the State Prosecution Office to investigate allegations of the Vetevendosje MP, Drita Millaku, who during Wednesday’s session of the Assembly accused President Hashim Thaci and speaker of Assembly Kadri Veseli related to killing …

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Assembly session on draft budget to continue on Sunday at 15:00

The Assembly session on draft Law on Budget 2018 will continue on Sunday at 15:00, the Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli, announced. Original post Here

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Vetevendosje MPs Kurti and Kadaj-Bujupi remain in detention

The court hearing for Vetevendosje MPs, who are accused of letting off tear gas in Assembly hall, was held today. Original post Here

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CEC certifies runoff election results

The Central Election Commission (CEC) today certified the final results of the mayoral runoff of 12 out of 19 municipalities held on 12 November. 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

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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