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Kosovo, Serbia presidents meeting in Brussels ends without results

The meeting of presidents of Kosovo and Serbia under the EU facilitation held on Thursday evening in Brussels ended without results. Original post Here

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Croatia ready to help Kosovo Army

Croatian Minister of Defence, Damir Krsticevic, has received today Minister of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), Rrustem Berisha, when they discussed establishment of the Kosovo Army, Gazeta Express reports. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament removes from the agenda a resolution on dialogue with Serbia

Members of Parliament of the opposition parties have walked out of plenary session of Parliament on Wednesday after it was decided to remove from the agenda voting of a draft resolution on dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Now we are told visa liberalisation is a political issue, says Kosovo Speaker of Parliament

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, said that he expects Austria which currently hold EU’s presidency, to proceed to the EU Council the visa liberalisation for Kosovo citizens. Original post Here

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Kosovo Customs confirms implementation of tariffs on Serbia’s goods

The Kosovo Customs have confirmed that they have already started implementing the Government’s decision to impose a customs tariff of ten per cent on products made in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Original post Here

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Presidents of Kosovo, Serbia to meet on Thursday in Brussels

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci is expected to meet his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday in Brussels. This was confirmed by the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s office. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government puts 10-percent tariff on imports from Serbia

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Tuesday that Kosovo would impose tariffs of 10 per cent for goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition asks urgent session of Parliament to discuss recognitions

Avdullah Hoti, chief of Parliamentary Group of the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, said that this opposition party supported also by Vetevendosje have submitted to the Parliament request on holding an urgent session of Parliament to discuss stagnation of Foreign Ministry to bring new recognitions for the country which declared …

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Cold meeting of Austrian Chancellor with Kosovo’s PM – no mentioning of land swap

Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has not mentioned the land swap idea following a meeting with Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj who is openly criticising the proposal. Kurz who is visiting Kosovo today, in a joint press conference with President Hashim Thaci, said that Austria will accept exchange of territory and …

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Kosovo’s ex-Ambassador to UK reacts to The Financial Times for supporting land swap proposal

Muhamet Hamiti, Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Pristina and former Kosovo’s ambassador to the UK (2008-12) has reacted to an opinion published by the Financial Times, supporting the land swap idea between Kosovo and Serbia. Hamiti in his article which was published in Financial Times website …

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Man who shot police officer claims to be ‘pentagon commander’

Klered Bozhanaj, the 42-year-old who was arrested for the attempted murder of the police officer, Edlir Alleshi, has been re-interrogated by the investigative team. His statements to the police have raised even more suspicions that he suffers from mental health problems. As he was asked about the circumstances and the …

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SPAK to question over 50 witnesses for Gerdec case on ex-minister Mediu

Special Prosecution against Corruption and Organized Crime (SPAK) has asked the question as witnesses of 52 people in relation to the case against the former Minister of Defense, Fatmir Mediu. SPAK requested from the court to question in the process against Mediu, former minister Aldo Bumçi and the son of …

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Tirana prosecution launches probe into TIMS system illegal interventions

Tirana Prosecutor’s Office has registered criminal proceedings in connection with the report of the Police Surveillance Agency (PSA), for the intervention in the TIMS system, for “Abuse of duty” and “Unauthorized intervention”. In the framework of these investigations, the Prosecutor’s Office has asked the AMP to interrogate the entire management …

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Two call center employees arrested, two more wanted for fraud

Another case of deceiving foreigners through call centers located in Albania has been discovered by the police, as announced this Friday. In the framework of operation coded “Momentum”, it was possible to arrest two people and two more of the four administrators in a call center subject were announced as …

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Minister concerned over usage of nitrius oxide balloons

The use of new drugs, mainly by young people, has worried state structures. The Minister of the Interior Taulant Balla says that in addition to cannabis, a nitrous oxide balloon is a new substance, which is turning into a trend of use by young people in Albania. He says that …

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Killed a 33-year-old for parking space, new details revealed

New details have been revealed from the murder that happened the night before in Shkodër. According to information for ABC News, it is learned that the cause of the murder was a momentary quarrel over parking, which initially started between the brother of the victim Valter Fierza, 33 years old, …

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Illegal gun found in Tirana police patrol car

An unprecedented event happened on Wednesday evening in one of Tirana’s police stations, where an illegal gun was foud inside a police car. According to the police announcement, a patrol officer at police station No. 1 in Tirana together with her colleague found a firearm inside the service vehicle. Initially, …

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Drugs grower busted watering cannabis in Tirana

A person has been arrested from Tirana police after being caught watering narcotic plants this Thursday morning. During the operation coded “Green Hills”, it was possible to catch this citizen in the act of watering the narcotic cannabis plants cultivated in the place called “Ish-Lerat”, on the dividing border of …

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Tirana, two arrested for illegally selling luxury jewellery

Two people were arrested by the Tirana police this Thursday after being accused of selling expensive goods without a tax invoice. During the operation coded “Sahati”, as a result of the continuous monitoring of economic entities that sell their products online, it was found that the two citizens who were …

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US Embassy’s message on democratic parliament group’s head clashes

US Embassy to Tirana has underlined this Thursday that they believe that functional democratic institutions, including an opposition, are vital for any healthy democracy, when it comes to the clashes in the Democratic Party about the head of the DP parliamentary group. In a reaction for the local media, the …

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Man who shot police officer claims to be ‘pentagon commander’

Klered Bozhanaj, the 42-year-old who was arrested for the attempted murder of the police officer, Edlir Alleshi, has been re-interrogated by the investigative team. His statements to the police have raised even more suspicions that he suffers from mental health problems. As he was asked about the circumstances and the …

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SPAK to question over 50 witnesses for Gerdec case on ex-minister Mediu

Special Prosecution against Corruption and Organized Crime (SPAK) has asked the question as witnesses of 52 people in relation to the case against the former Minister of Defense, Fatmir Mediu. SPAK requested from the court to question in the process against Mediu, former minister Aldo Bumçi and the son of …

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Tirana prosecution launches probe into TIMS system illegal interventions

Tirana Prosecutor’s Office has registered criminal proceedings in connection with the report of the Police Surveillance Agency (PSA), for the intervention in the TIMS system, for “Abuse of duty” and “Unauthorized intervention”. In the framework of these investigations, the Prosecutor’s Office has asked the AMP to interrogate the entire management …

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Two call center employees arrested, two more wanted for fraud

Another case of deceiving foreigners through call centers located in Albania has been discovered by the police, as announced this Friday. In the framework of operation coded “Momentum”, it was possible to arrest two people and two more of the four administrators in a call center subject were announced as …

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Minister concerned over usage of nitrius oxide balloons

The use of new drugs, mainly by young people, has worried state structures. The Minister of the Interior Taulant Balla says that in addition to cannabis, a nitrous oxide balloon is a new substance, which is turning into a trend of use by young people in Albania. He says that …

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Killed a 33-year-old for parking space, new details revealed

New details have been revealed from the murder that happened the night before in Shkodër. According to information for ABC News, it is learned that the cause of the murder was a momentary quarrel over parking, which initially started between the brother of the victim Valter Fierza, 33 years old, …

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Illegal gun found in Tirana police patrol car

An unprecedented event happened on Wednesday evening in one of Tirana’s police stations, where an illegal gun was foud inside a police car. According to the police announcement, a patrol officer at police station No. 1 in Tirana together with her colleague found a firearm inside the service vehicle. Initially, …

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Drugs grower busted watering cannabis in Tirana

A person has been arrested from Tirana police after being caught watering narcotic plants this Thursday morning. During the operation coded “Green Hills”, it was possible to catch this citizen in the act of watering the narcotic cannabis plants cultivated in the place called “Ish-Lerat”, on the dividing border of …

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Tirana, two arrested for illegally selling luxury jewellery

Two people were arrested by the Tirana police this Thursday after being accused of selling expensive goods without a tax invoice. During the operation coded “Sahati”, as a result of the continuous monitoring of economic entities that sell their products online, it was found that the two citizens who were …

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US Embassy’s message on democratic parliament group’s head clashes

US Embassy to Tirana has underlined this Thursday that they believe that functional democratic institutions, including an opposition, are vital for any healthy democracy, when it comes to the clashes in the Democratic Party about the head of the DP parliamentary group. In a reaction for the local media, the …