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Kosovo-Serbia negotiations moving forward despite obstacles, says EU’s Mogherini

The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, who facilitates Pristina-Belgrade high level dialogue, said Thursday that “despite difficulties, we are moving forward the negotiation between Serbia and Kosovo.” Original post Here

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Kosovo mayor says Serbs have signed a petition on unification of Mitrovica

Mayor of Albanian-run municipality of Mitrovica South, Agim Bahtiri, told T7 television that a petition launched by his office on unification of this ethnically-divided town has been signed also by Serbs. Original post Here

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Kurz after meeting Trump: Austria supports Kosovo-Serbia land swap

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz supports the idea on exchange of territories between Serbia and Kosovo. Original post Here

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Japan to open its Embassy in Kosovo

Japan State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe announced opening of the Embassy in Pristina. Original post Here

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Kosovo MP summoned by war crime prosecutors

Kosovo Member of Parliament, Blerim Kuci, has been summoned by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office at the Hague to be questioned on his role during the time he was member of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during 1998-1999 Kosovo war. Original post Here

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Kosovo resubmits bid to join Interpol

Kosovo has renewed its bid to join International Criminal Police Organization after Serbia blocked Kosovo’s entry into Interpol last year. Original post Here

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International prosecutors questioned former Kosovo Liberation Army member

Former solider of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), and war invalid, Isuf Gashi, has been interviewed Wednesday by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. Gashi has been questioned in Pristina. Original post Here

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Serbian President pressures the EU: Convince Kosovo to rescind tax

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic expects the European Union to convince Pristina to revoke decisions which he believes are dangerous to the region. Original post Here

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Regardless tax Serbian goods enter Kosovo through alternative routes, says minister

Serbian Trade Minister Rasim Ljajic says Serbian goods are entering Kosovo through alternative routes after Government in Pristina introduced last November 100 percent tax on all goods of Serbian origin. Original post Here

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Initiative on unification of Mitrovica deemed unconstitutional

Kosovo’s Ministry of Local Government Administration advised the Parliament to reject the initiative of Mitrovica South mayor, Agim Bahtiri, who sought unification of this ethnically divided town. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here