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Kosovo’s Thaci on correction of Border: I withdraw if better solution is proposed

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in an interview with T7 said his proposal on “correction of border” between Kosovo and Serbia is “constitutional, legal and indisputable.” The proposal is being strongly opposed by the opposition parties. Original post Here

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Ekrem Mustafa is officially minister of Internal Affairs

Ekrem Mustafa has been appointed Minister of Internal Affairs. The decision was taken by Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a day after former minister Bejtush Gashi was dismissed at the proposal of his party, the AKR. Original post Here

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Kosovo opposition wants election first, dialogue with Serbia later

Chief of parliamentary group of the opposition party, LDK, Avdullah Hoti, in a Facebook post said they want early election first and continue the dialogue with Serbia later. Hoti says it is impossible to work on normalisation of relations with Serbia and have abnormal institutional relations within Kosovo. Original post …

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Kosovo junior coalition party replaces Minister of Interior

Behgjet Pacolli’s party Alliance New Kosova (AKR), the junior party in the ruling coalition, in unexpected move on Monday has decided to replace minister of Integral Affairs, Bejtush Gashi, only five months after his appointment. The AKR proposed Ekrem Mustafa as new minister of Interior who has to be confirmed …

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Specialist Prosecution Office asks Basic Courts in Kosovo transfer of war crime files

The Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office set up to prosecute alleged war crimes committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during 1998-2000 has asked basic courts to hand over some of the war crime files dealt by Kosovo judiciary, T7 has learned. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army to be created this year, says Speaker of Parliament

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, after meeting chiefs of parliamentary groups on Monday morning said the Army of Kosovo will be created this year. The Parliament’s Presidency proceeded this morning to plenary session a package of laws enabling transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Procedures …

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Parliament’s Presidency to decide today on Kosovo Army

Today, the Parliament’s Presidency is expected to proceed to plenary session a package of laws enabling transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Procedures for final adoption of this legislation package are expected to be concluded by the end of November. Original post Here

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Kosovo ready for Malta game tonight

Kosovo national team will play tonight against Malta at the “Fadil Vokkrri” stadium in Pristina. Coach Bernard Challandes and captain Samir Ujkani appearing in a press conference on Wednesdaystated that Kosovo can beat Malta this evening. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government pledges to build new coal power plant without World Bank support

A day after the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim confirmed that they would not support a planned 500-megawatt (MW) power plant in Kosovo because it would use coal rather than cheaper renewable fuels, the Government of Kosovo is firm to continue implementation of this project. Original post Here

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Apostolova urges Kosovo leaders not to raise expectations on waving visas

Kosovo’s Ministry of European Integration launched on Wednesday an awareness campaign on visa liberalisation as the country is making final steps to get visa-free regime with the EU Schengen area. The campaign is aimed at informing citizens what they should expect in terms of rights and obligations under a visa …

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Army to be deployed throughout Kosovo territory, KSF Commander says

Future Army of Kosovo will be deployed throughout the territory of Kosovo, says Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, General Lieutenant, Rrahman Rama. He said approval of laws in Parliament on Thursday on transition of the KSF into army is one of the most important milestones for the state of Kosovo. …

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US Embassy comments Kosovo's initiative to transform Security Force into Army

US Embassy to Kosovo continues to support disciplined and transparent transition of the KSF into a professional, multi-ethnic, NATO interoperable army with limited mandate of territorial self-defence. This was confirmed to Gazeta Express by the US Embassy in Pristina commenting the laws that the Kosovo Parliament passed on Thursday, enabling …

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Turkey calls for closure of Gulen schools in Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Çavusoglu who is visiting Kosovo, asked the Government of Kosovo to close all schools of the “FETO” organisation, sponsored by religious leader Fetulah Gulen, an organisation which as Çavusoglu said is a terrorist organisation responsible for killing of over 200 people during a failed coup in …

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Kosovo PM vows 'uncompromising fight' against terrorism

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, hosted Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the US State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Haradinaj in a Facebook post said that joint with Sales they discussed current political developments in Kosovo. Original post Here

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UN Secretary General looking into UNMIK exit strategy initiative proposed by the US

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres is looking into the US initiative on an exit strategy for UNMIK, Belgrade based news agency Beta reported citing its sources within the UN headquarters on Friday. Original post Here

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Kosovo in continuous contact with NATO over army, PM Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo is in continuous contact with NATO and expressed his optimism that the country will join NATO. He made the comments a day after the Parliament of Kosovo passed in principle a package of laws on transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into …

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Attack on Albanian house in northern Kosovo

A molotov cocktail was thrown last night at the house of an Albanian living in northern part of Kosovo dominated by Serbs. The motives of the attack remain unknown, whereas the police reported that in addition to material damages no injuries have been reported in this incident. Original post Here

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Palmer: US not advocating solution for Kosovo

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer who is visiting Serbia said that Washington is not advocating any particular solution for Kosovo but is encouraging Belgrade and Pristina to take ownership of the project. Original post Here

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Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will pay an official visit to Kosovo on Friday and Saturday when he will meet senior state officials, including President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Albanian PM Blesses ‘Newborn Kosovo Army’

Kosovo Parliament has on Thursday unanimously approved in principle a package of laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Following the approval of the three draft laws, the Republic of Kosovo is a step closer of establishing its Army. Original post Here

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Army to be deployed throughout Kosovo territory, KSF Commander says

Future Army of Kosovo will be deployed throughout the territory of Kosovo, says Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, General Lieutenant, Rrahman Rama. He said approval of laws in Parliament on Thursday on transition of the KSF into army is one of the most important milestones for the state of Kosovo. …

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US Embassy comments Kosovo's initiative to transform Security Force into Army

US Embassy to Kosovo continues to support disciplined and transparent transition of the KSF into a professional, multi-ethnic, NATO interoperable army with limited mandate of territorial self-defence. This was confirmed to Gazeta Express by the US Embassy in Pristina commenting the laws that the Kosovo Parliament passed on Thursday, enabling …

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Turkey calls for closure of Gulen schools in Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Çavusoglu who is visiting Kosovo, asked the Government of Kosovo to close all schools of the “FETO” organisation, sponsored by religious leader Fetulah Gulen, an organisation which as Çavusoglu said is a terrorist organisation responsible for killing of over 200 people during a failed coup in …

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Kosovo PM vows 'uncompromising fight' against terrorism

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, hosted Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the US State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Haradinaj in a Facebook post said that joint with Sales they discussed current political developments in Kosovo. Original post Here

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UN Secretary General looking into UNMIK exit strategy initiative proposed by the US

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres is looking into the US initiative on an exit strategy for UNMIK, Belgrade based news agency Beta reported citing its sources within the UN headquarters on Friday. Original post Here

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Kosovo in continuous contact with NATO over army, PM Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo is in continuous contact with NATO and expressed his optimism that the country will join NATO. He made the comments a day after the Parliament of Kosovo passed in principle a package of laws on transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into …

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Attack on Albanian house in northern Kosovo

A molotov cocktail was thrown last night at the house of an Albanian living in northern part of Kosovo dominated by Serbs. The motives of the attack remain unknown, whereas the police reported that in addition to material damages no injuries have been reported in this incident. Original post Here

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Palmer: US not advocating solution for Kosovo

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer who is visiting Serbia said that Washington is not advocating any particular solution for Kosovo but is encouraging Belgrade and Pristina to take ownership of the project. Original post Here

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Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will pay an official visit to Kosovo on Friday and Saturday when he will meet senior state officials, including President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Albanian PM Blesses ‘Newborn Kosovo Army’

Kosovo Parliament has on Thursday unanimously approved in principle a package of laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Following the approval of the three draft laws, the Republic of Kosovo is a step closer of establishing its Army. Original post Here