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UK removes from the agenda UN Security Council discussion on Kosovo

The United Kingdom (UK) took over the Presidency of the UN Security Council this August and based on the agenda published by the UK mission to the United Nations, the UNMIK’s regular quarterly report on Kosovo discussed by the UNSC has been completely removed. Original post Here

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Serbia needs reconciliation with Kosovo to join the EU, says Albin Kurti

Leader of the opposition party of Vetevendosje, Albin Kurti, has turned down the offer of ruling coalition parties to create a joint team in dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Serbia ‘has no offer’ for Kosovo

Marko Djuric, Director of Serbia’s Office for Kosovo, talking on the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade said that Serbia has no any new offer, adding that there is still no solution for the issue of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Thaci has no comment on Kosovo-Serbia ‘exchange of territories’ idea

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci addressing media on Monday has not commented when asked whether partition or exchange of territories is one of the options for reaching a final legally-binding agreement with Serbia. He called media reports on this topic as “fake news” noting that such reports are confusing public opinion. …

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Mogherini’s Office asks realistic agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, did not comment on partition

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, said Friday that he was misunderstood when during a televised interview avoided commenting whether partition of Kosovo would be acceptable to Washington, sparking speculations that the US stance on Kosovo issue has changed. The Office of the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, who …

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo's First Deputy Prime Minister, Behgjet Pacolli

Serbia’s authorities have not approved the request of the Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli to visit the Sandzak region in Serbia. Pacolli was invited by the Bosniak National Council (BNV) to attend their debate on regional cooperation in Balkans. Original post Here

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Veseli and Fajon discuss further steps on visa liberalisaiton

Speaker of Parliament Kadri Veseli spoke on the phone on Friday with the European Parliament Rapporteur for visa liberalisation process with Kosovo, Tanja Fajon. Original post Here

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Reports of a change in US policy on partition of Kosovo are simply wrong, says Daniel Serwer

Daniel Serwer, a former State Department official who served as a U.S. special envoy in the Balkans, analysing the statements of the US Ambassador Greg Delawie, who was asked whether Washington supports partition of Kosovo, said that the Ambassador in his interview with Kosovo TV channel KTV did not mention …

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Pacolli to visit Sandzak as Kosovo Foreign Minister

Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli received an official invitation to visit Sandzak in western Serbia. But Serbian Minister of Interior, Nebojsa Stefanovic, said that Pacolli has been informed that his visit has not been granted by authorities in Belgrade. However Jetlir Zyberi, advisor to Foreign Minister, says Pacolli will visit …

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Kosovo deserves visa-free regime, says President Thaci

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says the European Commission (EC) positive recommendation on lifting visas for Kosovo is not a gift and was well-deserved by Kosovo. He made the comments during a joint press conference with the EU Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels, who announced …

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Correction of Kosovo-Serbia border unacceptable, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday that opening of the debate on correction of borders between Kosovo and Serbia is unacceptable. He made the comments during an official visit he is paying to Albanian coastal city of Vlora. Original post Here

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo academic

Former president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, and member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hivzi Islami, has been banned from entering Serbia at the border crossings of Mucibabe/Buhiq. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci invites opposition leader to lead dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci has called on the chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, to lead the dialogue with Serbia, saying that he would support such an initiative. Original post Here

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Draft-statute of the Association has not been submitted to Brussels

The Management Team in charge for drafting of the statute of the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities has not been submitted to the European Union despite early announcments that it will be finalised on 4 August. The draft statute is expected to be discussed in the next high level meeting of …

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There will be no Republika Srpska in Kosovo, says Fatmir Limaj

Chairman of Social-Democratic Initiative and Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, says that Kosovo leaders have no right to discuss on behalf of Kosovo any kind of autonomy or a “Republika Srpska” within Kosovo. Original post Here

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KFOR: No blockade of Gazivoda dam, the situation is calm and under control

KFOR says that it is performing its normal duty in the northern part of Kosovo, under UNSCR 1244 mandate, after media reports that the NATO-led force has stepped up its presence in that part of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government to receive draft of the Association today

Kosovo Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) says the Statute of the Association of Serb municipalities will be submitted directly to Brussels by the Managerial Team tasked to draft it. Original post Here

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Kadri Veseli: Kosovo to join the UN with its current borders

Kosovo Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli, in an opinion published on Monday said that he opposes the idea on correction of borders or partition of Kosovo. He said that the debate launched recently on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has created an unnecessary climate of tensions, fear and uncertainty in Kosovo. Original post …

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Kosovo President insists on ‘adjustment of borders’

President Hashim Thaci reiterated on Monday that border adjustment is his proposal for a peaceful solution with Serbia. He made the comments after Speaker of Parliament and chairman of biggest ruling party, PDK, Kadri Veseli, opposed the idea of correction of borders. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM: Change of borders is in Putin’s favour

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, says that change of borders in Balkans suits only to Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Original post Here

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Correction of Kosovo-Serbia border unacceptable, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday that opening of the debate on correction of borders between Kosovo and Serbia is unacceptable. He made the comments during an official visit he is paying to Albanian coastal city of Vlora. Original post Here

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo academic

Former president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, and member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hivzi Islami, has been banned from entering Serbia at the border crossings of Mucibabe/Buhiq. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci invites opposition leader to lead dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci has called on the chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, to lead the dialogue with Serbia, saying that he would support such an initiative. Original post Here

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Draft-statute of the Association has not been submitted to Brussels

The Management Team in charge for drafting of the statute of the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities has not been submitted to the European Union despite early announcments that it will be finalised on 4 August. The draft statute is expected to be discussed in the next high level meeting of …

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There will be no Republika Srpska in Kosovo, says Fatmir Limaj

Chairman of Social-Democratic Initiative and Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, says that Kosovo leaders have no right to discuss on behalf of Kosovo any kind of autonomy or a “Republika Srpska” within Kosovo. Original post Here

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KFOR: No blockade of Gazivoda dam, the situation is calm and under control

KFOR says that it is performing its normal duty in the northern part of Kosovo, under UNSCR 1244 mandate, after media reports that the NATO-led force has stepped up its presence in that part of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government to receive draft of the Association today

Kosovo Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) says the Statute of the Association of Serb municipalities will be submitted directly to Brussels by the Managerial Team tasked to draft it. Original post Here

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Kadri Veseli: Kosovo to join the UN with its current borders

Kosovo Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli, in an opinion published on Monday said that he opposes the idea on correction of borders or partition of Kosovo. He said that the debate launched recently on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has created an unnecessary climate of tensions, fear and uncertainty in Kosovo. Original post …

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Kosovo President insists on ‘adjustment of borders’

President Hashim Thaci reiterated on Monday that border adjustment is his proposal for a peaceful solution with Serbia. He made the comments after Speaker of Parliament and chairman of biggest ruling party, PDK, Kadri Veseli, opposed the idea of correction of borders. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM: Change of borders is in Putin’s favour

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, says that change of borders in Balkans suits only to Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Original post Here