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Kosovo war crimes court to file first indictments in 2019

The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office set up to prosecute alleged war crimes committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during 1998-2000 is expected to proceed with its first indictments next year, according to a document which the TV channel T7 got hold of. Original post Here

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Kosovo marks 19th anniversary of KFOR peacekeeping mission

Today, Kosovo and NATO marked 19 years since the deployment of the Alliance’s peacekeeping mission in Kosovo – KFOR. The deployment of the NATO led infantry peacekeepers in Kosovo came after 78 days of NATO bombing, aimed at ending Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s military campaign against innocent population of Kosovo. …

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European Parliament ready to support visa liberalisation for Kosovo

Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has started his official visit to Strasbourg when he is lobbying for Kosovo to get visa liberalisation. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Social Democrats invite political parties to discuss dialogue with Serbia

The Social-Democratic Party of Kosovo (PSD) has summoned political entities represented in Kosovo Parliament to a meeting to discuss the dialogue with Serbia and the role of Parliament in this process. Original post Here

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Kosovo to protect KLA war values with a special law

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, announced initiation of drafting of a special law on protection of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) war and its values. Original post Here

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Association without executive powers, says US analyst Daniel Serwer

Kosovo and Serbia are expected to launch the final phase of the dialogue on normalisation of relations between the two countries. During the final phase of the dialogue Pristina is hoping to get a modality for establishment of its army, whereas Belgrade wants the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities to have …

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Kosovo drafts law on asset confiscation

One of the most important laws aimed at fighting organised crime and corruption, has been amended and supplemented according to the EU legislation. Original post Here

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Kosovo has fulfilled all conditions to join La Francophonie

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has announced that Kosovo might join soon International Organisation of La Francophonie. Original post Here

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EU to continue leading Pristina-Belgrade dialogue, says US Ambassador Scott

The U.S. involvement in the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade depends from “other factors,” said on Saturday U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott. Original post Here

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Thaci remembers signing of Kumanovo Agreement which ended war in Kosovo

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, has remembered 19th anniversary of signing of the Kumanovo Agreement between NATO and Yugoslav Army. Thaci said that this agreement has stopped war in Kosovo. Original post Here

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Mogherini’s Office asks realistic agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, did not comment on partition

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, said Friday that he was misunderstood when during a televised interview avoided commenting whether partition of Kosovo would be acceptable to Washington, sparking speculations that the US stance on Kosovo issue has changed. The Office of the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, who …

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo's First Deputy Prime Minister, Behgjet Pacolli

Serbia’s authorities have not approved the request of the Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli to visit the Sandzak region in Serbia. Pacolli was invited by the Bosniak National Council (BNV) to attend their debate on regional cooperation in Balkans. Original post Here

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Veseli and Fajon discuss further steps on visa liberalisaiton

Speaker of Parliament Kadri Veseli spoke on the phone on Friday with the European Parliament Rapporteur for visa liberalisation process with Kosovo, Tanja Fajon. Original post Here

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Reports of a change in US policy on partition of Kosovo are simply wrong, says Daniel Serwer

Daniel Serwer, a former State Department official who served as a U.S. special envoy in the Balkans, analysing the statements of the US Ambassador Greg Delawie, who was asked whether Washington supports partition of Kosovo, said that the Ambassador in his interview with Kosovo TV channel KTV did not mention …

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Pacolli to visit Sandzak as Kosovo Foreign Minister

Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli received an official invitation to visit Sandzak in western Serbia. But Serbian Minister of Interior, Nebojsa Stefanovic, said that Pacolli has been informed that his visit has not been granted by authorities in Belgrade. However Jetlir Zyberi, advisor to Foreign Minister, says Pacolli will visit …

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Kosovo deserves visa-free regime, says President Thaci

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says the European Commission (EC) positive recommendation on lifting visas for Kosovo is not a gift and was well-deserved by Kosovo. He made the comments during a joint press conference with the EU Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels, who announced …

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It’s official: Avramopoulos confirms Kosovo fulfils all visa liberalisation benchmarks

The EU Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos says Kosovo has met all visa liberalisation benchmarks. He made the statements during a joint press conference with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Brussels. Original post Here

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Commissioner Avramopoulos confirms: Kosovo has fulfilled visa liberalization benchamrks

Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner on Home Affairs and Statehood, in an op.ed sent to the Kosovo daily Koha Ditore, which will be published on Thursday, has stated that Kosovo marked progress and fulfilled all visa liberalization benchmarks. Original post Here

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Kosovo leaders united on dialogue with Serbia, says PM Haradinaj after meeting Mogherini

Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, who is visiting Brussels as part of Kosovo high level delegation, said that they confirmed to the EU’s High Representative, Federica Mogherini, that Kosovo institutions are united when it comes to the dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Mogherini: Thaci and Vucic agreed to reconvene in a few weeks' time

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted a meeting of the High Level Dialogue with President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo and President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia. Original post Here

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Mogherini’s Office asks realistic agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, did not comment on partition

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, said Friday that he was misunderstood when during a televised interview avoided commenting whether partition of Kosovo would be acceptable to Washington, sparking speculations that the US stance on Kosovo issue has changed. The Office of the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, who …

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo's First Deputy Prime Minister, Behgjet Pacolli

Serbia’s authorities have not approved the request of the Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli to visit the Sandzak region in Serbia. Pacolli was invited by the Bosniak National Council (BNV) to attend their debate on regional cooperation in Balkans. Original post Here

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Veseli and Fajon discuss further steps on visa liberalisaiton

Speaker of Parliament Kadri Veseli spoke on the phone on Friday with the European Parliament Rapporteur for visa liberalisation process with Kosovo, Tanja Fajon. Original post Here

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Reports of a change in US policy on partition of Kosovo are simply wrong, says Daniel Serwer

Daniel Serwer, a former State Department official who served as a U.S. special envoy in the Balkans, analysing the statements of the US Ambassador Greg Delawie, who was asked whether Washington supports partition of Kosovo, said that the Ambassador in his interview with Kosovo TV channel KTV did not mention …

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Pacolli to visit Sandzak as Kosovo Foreign Minister

Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli received an official invitation to visit Sandzak in western Serbia. But Serbian Minister of Interior, Nebojsa Stefanovic, said that Pacolli has been informed that his visit has not been granted by authorities in Belgrade. However Jetlir Zyberi, advisor to Foreign Minister, says Pacolli will visit …

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Kosovo deserves visa-free regime, says President Thaci

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says the European Commission (EC) positive recommendation on lifting visas for Kosovo is not a gift and was well-deserved by Kosovo. He made the comments during a joint press conference with the EU Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels, who announced …

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It’s official: Avramopoulos confirms Kosovo fulfils all visa liberalisation benchmarks

The EU Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos says Kosovo has met all visa liberalisation benchmarks. He made the statements during a joint press conference with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Brussels. Original post Here

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Commissioner Avramopoulos confirms: Kosovo has fulfilled visa liberalization benchamrks

Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner on Home Affairs and Statehood, in an op.ed sent to the Kosovo daily Koha Ditore, which will be published on Thursday, has stated that Kosovo marked progress and fulfilled all visa liberalization benchmarks. Original post Here

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Kosovo leaders united on dialogue with Serbia, says PM Haradinaj after meeting Mogherini

Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, who is visiting Brussels as part of Kosovo high level delegation, said that they confirmed to the EU’s High Representative, Federica Mogherini, that Kosovo institutions are united when it comes to the dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Mogherini: Thaci and Vucic agreed to reconvene in a few weeks' time

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted a meeting of the High Level Dialogue with President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo and President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia. Original post Here