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EU confirms: Kosovo-Serbia technical dialogue resumes on 26 February

The EU facilitated technical dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will resume on 26 February. This was confirmed by Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson to the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini. Original post Here

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Edi Rama Proposes One President for Albania, Kosovo

Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, proposed that Albania and Kosovo should have one president. He made the proposal while addressing Kosovo Parliament solemn session organised to celebrate tenth anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. However Rama was careful reminding that is unlikely for the idea to become reality any time soon. Original …

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Thaci: Kosovo will become members of the EU, NATO and the UN

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, organized on Sunday a state reception as part of activities for celebration of the tenth anniversary of the independence. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament postpones Vote on Border Demarcation

Kosovo Parliament has abandoned plans for organising an extraordinary session of Parliament on Sunday evening when MPs were expected to vote ratification of the border agreement with Montenegro. Original post Here

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Vucic: Meeting with Thaci next month, technical dialogue resumes on 26 February

Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic, said on Sunday that the technical dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade will resume on 26 February, whereas confirmed that in March he will meet his Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci, as part of the EU-facilitated high level dialogue in Brussels. Original post Here

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PM Haradinaj: Kosovo soon part of EU and NATO

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, during solemn session of the Assembly on tenth anniversary of country’s independence, attended by guests and political representatives of various countries of the region, Europe and beyond, said that Kosovo will soon join the EU and NATO. Original post Here

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Kosovo Celebrates Independence Day With Parade

The Republic of Kosovo marked tenth anniversary of its declaration of independence from on February 17. On Sunday citizens were offered a parade through Pristina by the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), a lightly armed, 2,500-strong force trained by NATO and tasked with crisis response, civil protection and ordinance disposal. Also …

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Rita Ora’s independence concert draws over 300 thousand people

Pristina-born British pop star Rita Ora gave a spectacular concert before more than 300 thousand people at the Kosovo’s capital main square, as part of celebrations of Kosovo’s first decade as independent country. She greeted the crowd with the words in Albanian ‘happy independence’. Original post Here

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Behgjet Pacolli offers evidence that Burundi has not revoked Kosovo’s recognition

On the day Kosovo was celebrating ten years as independent state, Serbian Foreign Minister, called an urgent press conference announcing that the state of Burundi has withdrawn its decision to recognise Kosovo . But Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, has offered evidence confirming that this country has not retracted its …

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Kosovo President: Binding Agreement with Serbia This Year

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, who is attending the e Munich Conference on the topic: ‘In or out? The countries in-between Russia and Europe?’ said he expects Kosovo and Serbia will sign a legally-binding agreement this year. Thaci stated that Kosovo is interested to successfully conclude the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia. …

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here