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British Ambassador: This could be the most dangerous night for Kosovo since the war

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, said at the Assembly building “that tonight could be the most dangerous night for Kosovo since the war.” He made these statements after Kosovo Assembly’s initiative to abrogate the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office. Original post Here

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US Ambassador Delawie: You are destroying the future of Kosovo

US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, says the idea of changing the Special Court Law could globally isolate Kosovo. “Terrible idea. Don’t turn back the clock,” Delawie wrote on his Twitter account. Original post Here

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Veseli asks urgent meeting on abrogation of the Kosovo war crimes court

43 Kosovo MPs have asked for an extraordinary Assembly session on abrogation of the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. Original post Here

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MPs initiative to abrogate Specialist Chambers Law supported by top Kosovo leaders, according to sources

Gazeta Express has learned that Kosovo MPs have started collecting signatures to call an extraordinary session of the Assembly next Tuesday, in a desperate effort to abrogate the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. Sources told Gazeta Express that this initiative is being supported also by Kosovo top …

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Kosovo opens new highway section

A new section of Kosovo’s highway Pristina-Hani i Elezit leading towards Macedonia was inaugurated on Friday. Original post Here

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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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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