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Kosovo honors George HW Bush, day of mourning declared

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has ordered that all state buildings flags be flown at half-staff on Wednesday in observance of the National Day of Mourning following the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, Gazeta Express reports. Original post Here

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EU surprised and disappointed with Kosovo’s tax on Serbia’s goods, says Hahn

The European Union was surprised and disappointed with the decision of Kosovo’s Government to impose customs tariffs for all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, said in Pristina the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn. Original post Here

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Tax to be removed after Serbia, Bosnia recognize Kosovo, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says the 100 percent tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia will not be removed until these two countries recognize Kosovo’s independence. He also said that the EU is not guaranteeing that visa liberalization for Kosovo will happen this year. Original post Here

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Kosovo forced to impose tax on Serbia’s goods, PM Haradinaj tells EU’s Hahn

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told European Union Commissioner Johannes Hahn that Kosovo was left no choice but to impose 100 percent tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gazeta Express reports. Original post Here

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New US ambassador to Kosovo presents credentials to Thaci

Philipp Kosnett, the new United States of America Ambassador to Pristina, presented his credentials to Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Monday. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army becomes official on 14 December, says Speaker of Parliament

Speaker Kadri Veseli says on 14 December Members of Parliament will vote a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Stoltenberg comments Kosovo-Serbia border adjustment

NATO strongly supports the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue on normalization of relations, and when it comes to “a possible borders’ adjustment,” it hopes the two sides would reach a mutually acceptable solution, says Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General. Original post Here

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Warrant issued for Radoicic, suspected of killing Ivanovic, says Kosovo Police Director

The Kosovo Police have issued an arrest warrant for the vice-president of Srpska List, Milan Radoicic, who is suspected of being involved in killing of his political opponent – the Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic in January 2018 in Mitrovica North. Original post Here

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Hahn after meeting Vucic urges Kosovo to urgently revoke tax on Serbia’s goods

EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, after meeting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade commented the Kosovo Government’s decision to impose 100 percent tax on all Serbia’s goods. Original post Here

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Hahn with a clear message on tariffs, says EU Representative to Kosovo

EU Representative to Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, says the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn’s message during his visit to Kosovo today will be very clear – revoke the tariffs on Serbia’s goods. 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