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US Ambassador: Politics have no place in the Constitution

US Ambassador to Pristina, Greg Delawie, has criticised Kosovo institutions, for as he said, delays in election of the three Constitutional Court judges. Original post Here

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Kosovo President to report in Parliament on dialogue with Serbia

The Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI) asked the President Hashim Thaci to address the Parliament informing MPs on the content of talks with Serbia and on further steps which he agreed during Sunday’s meeting with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic in the meeting hosted by the EU foreign policy chief, Federica …

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Kosovo President to report in Parliament on dialogue with Serbia

The Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI) asked the President Hashim Thaci to address the Parliament informing MPs on the content of talks with Serbia and on further steps which he agreed during Sunday’s meeting with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic in the meeting hosted by the EU foreign policy chief, Federica …

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No game bans for Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for celebrations in Switzerland’s win against Serbia

The Swiss players of Kosovo origin, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have been spared two games ban by the FIFA for their celebrations in Switzerland’s 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday evening. The two Kosovo Albanian players who celebrated their goals by referencing Albania’s symbolic double-headed eagle with their hands …

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No game bans for Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for celebrations in Switzerland’s win against Serbia

The Swiss players of Kosovo origin, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have been spared two games ban by the FIFA for their celebrations in Switzerland’s 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday evening. The two Kosovo Albanian players who celebrated their goals by referencing Albania’s symbolic double-headed eagle with their hands …

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Kosovo FM Pacolli on African tour lobbying for recognitions

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, is touring Africa amidst Serbia’s campaign trying to persuade African countries as they say “revoke” Kosovo’s recognition. Last week Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told media in Belgrade that Liberia has revoked recognition of Kosovo but he was rebutted …

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Kosovo FM Pacolli on African tour lobbying for recognitions

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, is touring Africa amidst Serbia’s campaign trying to persuade African countries as they say “revoke” Kosovo’s recognition. Last week Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told media in Belgrade that Liberia has revoked recognition of Kosovo but he was rebutted …

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Kosovo President negotiating with Serbia without opposition’s support

Opposition parties are disputing Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s leading role in the dialogue with Serbia. The two main opposition parties say that Thaci is not mandated by the Parliament to negotiate with Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo President negotiating with Serbia without opposition’s support

Opposition parties are disputing Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s leading role in the dialogue with Serbia. The two main opposition parties say that Thaci is not mandated by the Parliament to negotiate with Serbia. Original post Here

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Serbian Journalist: Ivanovic assassination suspects are in the north of Kosovo

Serbian journalist, Stefan Cvetkovic, says that his months long investigation into the killing of the Kosovo Serb political leader Oliver Ivanovic, in Mitrovica North, indicate that mafia in the north of Kosovo is to be blamed for his assassination. Cvetkovic said that he came to Kosovo after an invitation by …

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Redrawing borders returns tragedies, says Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he hopes a peace treaty will end disputes between Kosovo and Serbia, noting that discussion of borders returns the region into the past and tragedies. He made the comments addressing EU-Kosovo Parliament’s Committee on Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA). Original post Here

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Albania introduces Durres-Kukes road toll fees

Albanian authorities have introduced today the toll fees on the National Road between Durres and Kukes, which also links Albania to Kosovo. Original post Here

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Region to benefit from Kosovo Army, says deputy minister

Kosovo Government approved last week a decision to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), a lightly armed civilian force, into Army of Kosovo. The Government is expected to amend current law on KSF in order to give additional competencies to this force. The move is seen with scepticism by internationals …

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Kosovo’s PM thanks MEPs on their vote on visas

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, met on Monday a delegation of the European Parliament, headed by Tonino Picula. During the meeting they discussed recommendations deriving from the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA), namely fulfilling of obligations from thew first phase of the European Reform Agenda (ERA) and preperations for implementation of the …

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Avni Arifi to be appointed new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Avni Arifi, chief of cabinet to Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical dialogue with Serbia, is expected to be appointed as new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates. Original post Here

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Council's decision on visas in December, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, told media on Friday that the final decision of the European Council on lifting visas for Kosovo will not be taken before December. She warned authorities to be cautious in managing expectations noting that there are still procedures within the EU institutions …

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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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Redrawing borders returns tragedies, says Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he hopes a peace treaty will end disputes between Kosovo and Serbia, noting that discussion of borders returns the region into the past and tragedies. He made the comments addressing EU-Kosovo Parliament’s Committee on Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA). Original post Here

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Albania introduces Durres-Kukes road toll fees

Albanian authorities have introduced today the toll fees on the National Road between Durres and Kukes, which also links Albania to Kosovo. Original post Here

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Region to benefit from Kosovo Army, says deputy minister

Kosovo Government approved last week a decision to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), a lightly armed civilian force, into Army of Kosovo. The Government is expected to amend current law on KSF in order to give additional competencies to this force. The move is seen with scepticism by internationals …

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Kosovo’s PM thanks MEPs on their vote on visas

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, met on Monday a delegation of the European Parliament, headed by Tonino Picula. During the meeting they discussed recommendations deriving from the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA), namely fulfilling of obligations from thew first phase of the European Reform Agenda (ERA) and preperations for implementation of the …

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Avni Arifi to be appointed new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Avni Arifi, chief of cabinet to Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical dialogue with Serbia, is expected to be appointed as new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates. Original post Here

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Council's decision on visas in December, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, told media on Friday that the final decision of the European Council on lifting visas for Kosovo will not be taken before December. She warned authorities to be cautious in managing expectations noting that there are still procedures within the EU institutions …

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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 …