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Ethnic division leads to tragedies, says Kosovo PM Haradinaj

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Tuesday that he is against redrawing borders in Balkans, and said division in ethnic lines is irrational. Original post Here

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Kosovo to open embassies in Thailand, Bangladesh, Colombia and Ghana

Kosovo on 11th anniversary of its independence is expected to open new embassies as part of continues efforts of Foreign Ministry to extend its diplomatic representation worldwide. Original post Here

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EU’s Mogherini siding with Serbia, says Kosovo PM advisor

EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Monday that she would be ready to call a new meeting between presidents Hashim Thaci of Kosovo and Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia “the very first morning” after Kosovo suspends 100 percent tax on Serbian goods. Chief of staff to Prime Minister’s Office, Avni …

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Government takes decision to increase pensions

The Government of Kosovo took a decision Tuesday to increase state pensions. Original post Here

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Kosovo to honour US advice, says FM Pacolli

Kosovo’s Foreign Minister and leader of junior coalition partner, ARK, Behgjet Pacolli, invited Tuesday Kosovo leaders to an urgent meeting and urged them to listen the US advice on suspending import duties on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Original post Here

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Serbia proposes demarcation with Kosovo

Demarcation will be Serbia’s official proposal to resolve the Kosovo issue, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Germany involve in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj proposed Berlin to mediate Pristina-Belgrade talks and said the tariffs imposed by his Government on all Serbian goods should be addressed during the dialogue. Original post Here

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Kosovo to suspend tax after recognition from Serbia, PM Haradinaj tells EU’s Hahn

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, who is attending Munich Security Conference met Friday EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. Haradinaj told Hahn he is ready to suspend 100 percent tax on Serbian goods after Serbia recognises Kosovo’s independence. Original post Here

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Trump congratulates Kosovo 11th anniversary of Independence

U.S. President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on the eleventh anniversary of country’s independence saying bilateral relationship between the two countries is rooted in the shared vision of a stable, secure, and prosperous Kosovo and Western Balkan region. Original post Here

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EU Office in Kosovo to Government: Articulate steps on tax suspension

The Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, and Heads of EU missions in Kosovo reiterate their continuing concern over the imposition of 100% tariff on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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