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Governments of Kosovo, Macedonia to hold joint meeting March

Governments of Kosovo and Macedonia are expected to hold a joint meeting in March. This was announced during a meeting of the Kosovo deputy prime minister, Enver Hoxhaj, with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Skopje. Original post Here

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U.S. Embassy in Kosovo offering scholarships for high school students

The United States Embassy in Pristina revealed on their facebook page today that the U.S Department of State is looking to provide scholarships to high school students in Kosovo to attend the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute.The programme will be held by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North …

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Kurti continues to insist that there is no faction within Vetevendosje

Newly elected leader of the Vetevendosje, Albin Kurti, says there is no faction within their political party. His reaction came after several senior members of this party, including former leader, Visar Ymeri, resigned after mentioning internal disagreements. Original post Here

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Apostolova urges Kosovo to ratify border demarcation deal with Montenegro

Head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, said that Kosovo urgently needs to ratify the border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Original post Here

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Brussels planning to add six more nations to EU empire, including Kosovo, according to British daily

Brussels is pressing ahead with plans to expand its EU empire by setting a date for absorbing several Balkan nations, including Kosovo. Original post Here

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Assembly’s Presidency proceeds to Government the initiative to scarp Special Court

The Assembly’s Presidency has decided to proceed to the Government the Draft Law on abrogation of the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office, advancing thus the initiative that internationals are considering as dangerous for Kosovo. Original post Here

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LDK against abrogation of Special Court, Hoti walks out of Assembly’s Presidency meeting

Chief of caucus of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, has walked out of the meeting of Assembly’s Presidency on Monday after its members started discussion on the initiative to abrogate the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government pressing EU for accession timetable

Kosovo deputy prime minister, Enver Hoxhaj, expressed his concern that the new EU enlargement strategy for the Balkans has no clear timetable on Kosovo’s accession. He said that Kosovo should support an EU strategy which clearly sets deadlines for Kosovo’s bid. Also PM Haradinaj said that Kosovo’s relations with the …

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Vucic said his Kosovo trip “was not easy and pleasant”

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says that it was “not easy and pleasant” but that he is satisfied with his visit to Kosovo. Original post Here

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LDK: Ruling coalition straining relations of Kosovo with the European Parliament

The parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) blamed ruling coalition MPs for failing to reach a consensus and adopt joint conclusions after the meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council (SA Council) between the European Union and Kosovo held last week in Strasbourg. Original post Here

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here