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KSF Commander: Kosovo Army within months

Kosovo Security Force (KSF) General Commander, Rrahman Rama, commenting the Government’s initiative on transformation of this force into army, said that he believes the creation of Kosovo Army will happen within months. Original post Here

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US Ambassador welcomes filing of pension fraud indictment

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, commenting on filing of the indictment against former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status, said he is “proud of Kosovo for taking this important step to fight corruption.” Original post Here

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Ex-KLA commanders indicted of faking war veterans' lists

Special Prosecution of Kosovo has filed on Friday an indictment against 11 former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status. The indictment which was filed in August by ex-prosecutor Elez Blakaj, who resigned citing threats and intimidation for investigating alleged wrongdoings during …

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European Parliament approves visa liberalisation talks with Kosovo

The European Parliament approved on Thursday, with 420 votes against 186, the opening of talks on visa liberalisation for citizens of Kosovo. The vote came after the European Commission in July confirmed that the country had fulfilled all the criteria. Kosovars are the only Balkan citizens to still need a …

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Kosovo opposition boycotts plenary session of Parliament

The Democratic League of Kosovo and Vetevendosje have boycotted Thursday’s plenary session of Parliament asking holding of an extraordinary session proposed by the opposition to halt dialoguing of borders with Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo gets a step closer to creation of its Army

Minister of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), Rrustem Berisha, has officially proposed today that country’s 2,500-strong civil protection force be transformed into Army of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Great Britain considers land swap dangerous for the region

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, during a meeting with the leader of Vetevendosje, Albin Kurti, said his country supports sovereignty of Kosovo and every change of border is dangerous not only for Kosovo, but the entire region. Original post Here

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It’s worth discussing swap of Presheva Valley with the north of Kosovo, says President’s advisor

Blerim Shala, political advisor to Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, talking on final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia said that it is worth discussing with Serbia swapping of Presheva Valley inhabited mainly by Albanians with the north of Kosovo inhabited by Serbs. Original post Here

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Kosovo opposition tells EU’s Mogherini they are against land swap idea

Opposition parties in Kosovo Parliament, LDK, Vetevendosje, PSD and Alaternativa, sent on Wednesday a letter to Federica Mogherini informing the EU foreign policy chief that they are against President Hashim Thaci’s idea on exchange of territories with Serbia. Also they say that current Government has lost its legitimacy to represent …

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European Parliament to vote on visas for Kosovo tomorrow

European Parliament is expected to vote Thursday on the European Commission’s recommendation for visa liberalization for Kosovo, announced European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). Original post Here

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Russian Foreign Minister Refutes Thaci: We Support Solution to Kosovo Issue if Serbia Accepts It

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that Moscow will be ready to consider a solution on Kosovo’s issue, in a constructive manner, as long as it is acceptable to Serbia. Original post Here

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Turkish Ambassador’s motorcade involved in deadly crash in Kosovo

Four people have been killed following an accident involving the motorcade of Turkish Ambassador to Kosovo and a car near capital Pristina. Ambassador and members of her escort are among those injured. Original post Here

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Kosovo ready to join Interpol, says Pacolli

Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli says Kosovo has fulfilled all the criteria to become full-fledged member of international security organisations, including Interpol. Original post Here

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Serbia shouldn’t be afraid of Kosovo in Interpol, but its unsettled criminal past, says DPM Hoxhaj

Shortly before Interpol General Assembly vote on Kosovo’s membership, deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj, says that Serbia should not be afraid of Kosovo’s membership into this police organisation. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army creation irreversible process, says deputy minister of KSF

Deputy Minister of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), Burim Ramadani, says that by the end of the year the Parliament will approve the package of laws enabling transition of the KSF into Kosovo Army. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Ambassador to US meets Ivanka Trump

Kosovo’s Ambassador to US, Vlora Citaku, met Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government lost legitimacy, says opposition leader

Chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, said that the Parliament of Kosovo is dysfunctional and the country should announce snap elections to restore democratic order. Original post Here

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EU unjust towards Kosovo, says Hungarian Foreign Minister

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó who is visiting Pristina today said the European Union is unjust towards Kosovo related to visa liberalisation and said his country will support Kosovo-Serbia agreement. Original post Here

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Spain finally agrees to allow Kosovo athletes use state symbols

Spain has decided to allow athletes from Kosovo to use their national symbols, anthem, and flag while participating in international sporting events being held in the country. The move came after Spain, who is one of the five EU members which has not recognised Kosovo, refused to allow Kosovo athletes …

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Kosovo’s Opposition Wants Parliament Dissolved

Avdullah Hoti, chief of Kosovo’s biggest parliamentary group, LDK, said Wednesday that most of the scheduled meetings of Parliament’s Committee have failed due to absence of ruling coalition MPs. He urged parties to sit together and agree on dissolution of Parliament. Original post Here

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Russian Foreign Minister Refutes Thaci: We Support Solution to Kosovo Issue if Serbia Accepts It

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that Moscow will be ready to consider a solution on Kosovo’s issue, in a constructive manner, as long as it is acceptable to Serbia. Original post Here

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Turkish Ambassador’s motorcade involved in deadly crash in Kosovo

Four people have been killed following an accident involving the motorcade of Turkish Ambassador to Kosovo and a car near capital Pristina. Ambassador and members of her escort are among those injured. Original post Here

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Kosovo ready to join Interpol, says Pacolli

Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli says Kosovo has fulfilled all the criteria to become full-fledged member of international security organisations, including Interpol. Original post Here

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Serbia shouldn’t be afraid of Kosovo in Interpol, but its unsettled criminal past, says DPM Hoxhaj

Shortly before Interpol General Assembly vote on Kosovo’s membership, deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj, says that Serbia should not be afraid of Kosovo’s membership into this police organisation. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army creation irreversible process, says deputy minister of KSF

Deputy Minister of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), Burim Ramadani, says that by the end of the year the Parliament will approve the package of laws enabling transition of the KSF into Kosovo Army. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Ambassador to US meets Ivanka Trump

Kosovo’s Ambassador to US, Vlora Citaku, met Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government lost legitimacy, says opposition leader

Chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, said that the Parliament of Kosovo is dysfunctional and the country should announce snap elections to restore democratic order. Original post Here

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EU unjust towards Kosovo, says Hungarian Foreign Minister

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó who is visiting Pristina today said the European Union is unjust towards Kosovo related to visa liberalisation and said his country will support Kosovo-Serbia agreement. Original post Here

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Spain finally agrees to allow Kosovo athletes use state symbols

Spain has decided to allow athletes from Kosovo to use their national symbols, anthem, and flag while participating in international sporting events being held in the country. The move came after Spain, who is one of the five EU members which has not recognised Kosovo, refused to allow Kosovo athletes …

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Kosovo’s Opposition Wants Parliament Dissolved

Avdullah Hoti, chief of Kosovo’s biggest parliamentary group, LDK, said Wednesday that most of the scheduled meetings of Parliament’s Committee have failed due to absence of ruling coalition MPs. He urged parties to sit together and agree on dissolution of Parliament. Original post Here