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Kosovo Serb minister in Haradinaj’s Government to be dismissed on Saturday

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is expected to dismiss this week minister of Agriculture, Nenad Rikalo, who is member of Srpska List, a partner in his Government. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj announces dramatic developments this week

US Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett, met on Thursday Kosovo’s President, Prime Minister and leaders of ruling coalition, amidst debate on suspending 100 percent tax on Serbian imports. The US Ambassador called on authorities in Pristina to suspend tax and resume EU-facilitated dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Partition in Kosovo will lead to violence south of Iber, according to expert

Partitioning Kosovo in which Serb-majority northern Kosovo is united with Serbia, as part of arrangements of a final agreement with Serbia, would bring bloodshed, says legal expert Enver Hasani. Original post Here

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US Ambassador criticises government on failing to fight corruption

US Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett, commenting findings of the Transparency International’s new report on perceived levels of public-sector corruption, said ranking of Kosovo should concern every citizen. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government ‘stable and functional’ after urgent meeting of coalition leaders

The Government of Kosovo issued a press release, after an urgent meeting of coalition leaders confirming the coalition is “stable and functional” and pledged to continue work in fulfilling its program. Original post Here

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Idea on unification of Mitrovica aimed at intimidating Kosovo Serbs, says Rakic

Kosovo Serb political leader, Goran Rakic, said recent initiative of Mitrovica South mayor Agim Bathiri to unify this ethnically-divided town is a provocation and aimed at destabilizing the region. Original post Here

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Kosovo to play Denmark in March friendly in Pristina

Kosovo will play Denmark in a friendly on 21 March at Pristina’s “Fadil Vokrri” arena. Original post Here

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Kosovo backsliding, says opposition leader

Avdullah Hoti, chief of parliamentary group of the biggest opposition party of Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, in a Facebook post said Kosovo is backsliding on fighting corruption, has deteriorated relations with the US, and warned of social turmoil after the strike of civil servants asking increase of salaries. Original …

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Kosovo’s opposition leader backs unification of Mitrovica

Albin Kurti, leader of the opposition party of Vetevendosje, met on Tuesday mayor of Mitrovica South, Agim Bahtiri, to discuss a petition launched by the latter on unification of this ethnically divided town. Original post Here

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Kosovo: Coalition rift deepens over tax on Serbian goods

Rifts inside the Kosovo coalition government appear to deepen after Speaker of Parliament and head of biggest political party, PDK, Kadri Veseli, proposed temporarily suspension of tax on Serbian goods, which is being opposed by Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Germany asks suspension of tax, Kosovo’s PM says

Kosovo’s Prime Minister admitted Monday that the two advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last Saturday visited Kosovo, asked Pristina authorities to suspend tax on Serbian goods. Original post Here

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Rasic: Belgrade manipulating Kosovo Serbs

Nenad Rasic, the president of the Serb Progressive Democratic Party, said Belgrade is manipulating Serbs in Kosovo and political entity of Srpska List has been created by Belgrade to manipulate Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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US, German and British Embassies slam Kosovo for extraditing Turkish citizens

Extradition of six Turkish nationals by Kosovo authorities suspected of their alleged links to Fetullah Gulen’s movement, was in violation in violation with dozens of regulations and marked an “egregious breach of democratic values” that highlights the Kosovo’s intelligence Agency’s susceptibility to political manipulation, the US Embassy in Pristina said …

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Kosovo’s PM to meet Political Director of British Foreign Office

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj will host today in his office Richard Moore, the Political Director of the British Foreign Office. Original post Here

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EU’s Mogherini offers support to Kosovo survivors of sexual violence

Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman who is the first Kosovo Albanian survivor of wartime sexual violence to speak out publically, met Monday the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini. Original post Here

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Haradinaj discusses with German officials Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj hosted Monday in his office two political advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jan Hecker and Matthias Luttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s DPM Hoxhaj after meeting German envoys: Berlin’s support to dialogue important

Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, hosted Monday a delegation of German Government headed by Jan Hecker, advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Foreign Policy, and head of Division for bilateral relations with states of South Eastern Europe, Matthias Lüttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s dialogue team travels to Brussels

Co-heads of Kosovo’s Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia, Shpend Ahmeti and Fatmir Limaj, have travelled to Brussels when they will meet the EU officials who are facilitating Pristina-Belgrade dialogue. Original post Here

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British Ambassador O’Conell: Kosovo to do more in fighting corruption

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, said international community will not assent Kosovo’s failure to fight organized crime and corruption, and urged authorities to do more in fighting serious crimes in order not to lose international support. Original post Here

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KFOR ready to prevent any threat in Kosovo

NATO-led peacekeeping mission – KFOR, announced on Monday that its troops continue with the training cycle in order to be ready to be rapidly deployed all over Kosovo and to prevent any threat to a Safe and Secure Environment. Original post Here

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Germany asks suspension of tax, Kosovo’s PM says

Kosovo’s Prime Minister admitted Monday that the two advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last Saturday visited Kosovo, asked Pristina authorities to suspend tax on Serbian goods. Original post Here

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Rasic: Belgrade manipulating Kosovo Serbs

Nenad Rasic, the president of the Serb Progressive Democratic Party, said Belgrade is manipulating Serbs in Kosovo and political entity of Srpska List has been created by Belgrade to manipulate Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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US, German and British Embassies slam Kosovo for extraditing Turkish citizens

Extradition of six Turkish nationals by Kosovo authorities suspected of their alleged links to Fetullah Gulen’s movement, was in violation in violation with dozens of regulations and marked an “egregious breach of democratic values” that highlights the Kosovo’s intelligence Agency’s susceptibility to political manipulation, the US Embassy in Pristina said …

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Kosovo’s PM to meet Political Director of British Foreign Office

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj will host today in his office Richard Moore, the Political Director of the British Foreign Office. Original post Here

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EU’s Mogherini offers support to Kosovo survivors of sexual violence

Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman who is the first Kosovo Albanian survivor of wartime sexual violence to speak out publically, met Monday the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini. Original post Here

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Haradinaj discusses with German officials Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj hosted Monday in his office two political advisors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jan Hecker and Matthias Luttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s DPM Hoxhaj after meeting German envoys: Berlin’s support to dialogue important

Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, hosted Monday a delegation of German Government headed by Jan Hecker, advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Foreign Policy, and head of Division for bilateral relations with states of South Eastern Europe, Matthias Lüttenberg. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s dialogue team travels to Brussels

Co-heads of Kosovo’s Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia, Shpend Ahmeti and Fatmir Limaj, have travelled to Brussels when they will meet the EU officials who are facilitating Pristina-Belgrade dialogue. Original post Here

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British Ambassador O’Conell: Kosovo to do more in fighting corruption

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, said international community will not assent Kosovo’s failure to fight organized crime and corruption, and urged authorities to do more in fighting serious crimes in order not to lose international support. Original post Here

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KFOR ready to prevent any threat in Kosovo

NATO-led peacekeeping mission – KFOR, announced on Monday that its troops continue with the training cycle in order to be ready to be rapidly deployed all over Kosovo and to prevent any threat to a Safe and Secure Environment. Original post Here