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Germany calls on Kosovo to end trade war with Serbia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government called on Kosovo to end a trade war with Serbia, Bloomberg is reporting. Original post Here

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EP Rapporteur Soltes expects the EU to keep its promise and grant visa liberalisation to Kosovo

The European Parliament on Thursday adopted Kosovo progress report 2018 with an overwhelming majority, with 393 votes in favour, 139 votes against and 71 abstentions. In the report, MEPs welcome the legislation passed within the European Reform Agenda, but express concern at the lack of cross-party consensus and lingering political …

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Tariffs on Serbia’s goods until recognition of Kosovo, says PM Haradinaj

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Thursday that Kosovo will not revoke its decision on imposing 100 percent tariffs for all goods entering from Serbia until Belgrade officially recognises Kosovo’s independence. He made the comments before businesspeople at the opening of the First Convention of Kosovo’s Domestic Producers. Original post Here

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European Parliament: Tariffs need to be revoked, support for visa liberalisation

Members of the European Parliament have discussed on Thursday resolutions on Western Balkan countries drafted by Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). MEPs urged Kosovo to revoke tariffs on Serbia’s goods. Original post Here

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US Congressman Engel: I do not want to talk about border correction

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has continued his visits in Washington. At the meeting with Congressman Eliot Engel he presented his idea on border correction, but Engel refused to talk about this issue. Original post Here

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Mogherini speaks to President Thaci of Kosovo

Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, spoke on the phone to Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Wednesday to review the latest developments in the context of the EU facilitated Dialogue for normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo Serbs to meet Vucic in Belgrade

Head of Srpska List, Goran Rakic, said that political representatives of Serbs from Kosovo will meet today in Belgrade Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic, to agree on further steps after authorities in Pristina imposed a 100 percent tariffs in all goods from Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo to define borders with Serbia, says President Thaci

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says defining the borders between Kosovo and Serbia is a key step toward easing tensions. He made the comments during an interview with Voice of America. Original post Here

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Kosovo Serbs pledge to never pay import tariffs

Hundreds of Kosovo Serbs protested in Mitrovica North again on Wednesday asking the Government of Kosovo to rescind 100 percent tariffs on imports from Serbia. They stated that protests will continue until the decision is revoked. Original post Here

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Kosovo Specialist Chambers launches new website

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers launches its new website today. While the web address remains the same (www.scp-ks.org), the new website features a fresh structure and content, with accessible and intuitive links to the most important information, including links to the court records and the ability to stream future hearings. Original …

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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