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It’s official: Avramopoulos confirms Kosovo fulfils all visa liberalisation benchmarks

The EU Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos says Kosovo has met all visa liberalisation benchmarks. He made the statements during a joint press conference with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Brussels. Original post Here

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Commissioner Avramopoulos confirms: Kosovo has fulfilled visa liberalization benchamrks

Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner on Home Affairs and Statehood, in an op.ed sent to the Kosovo daily Koha Ditore, which will be published on Thursday, has stated that Kosovo marked progress and fulfilled all visa liberalization benchmarks. Original post Here

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Kosovo leaders united on dialogue with Serbia, says PM Haradinaj after meeting Mogherini

Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, who is visiting Brussels as part of Kosovo high level delegation, said that they confirmed to the EU’s High Representative, Federica Mogherini, that Kosovo institutions are united when it comes to the dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Mogherini: Thaci and Vucic agreed to reconvene in a few weeks' time

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted a meeting of the High Level Dialogue with President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo and President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo expects today ‘great news’ on visas, says Veseli

Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, said after meeting the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini in Brussels, that Kosovo citizens today will hear “a very good news” related to visa liberalization with the EU Schengen area. Original post Here

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Kosovo President had ‘short but difficult’ meeting with Serbian counterpart

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci addressing media after meeting his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels said today’s round of dialogue was short but the most difficult one since he started negotiations with Vucic six years ago. Original post Here

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Kosovo leaders in Brussels without platform on dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo institutional leaders headed by President Hashim Thaci have travelled in Brussels today to meet with Serbian delegation in the frame of the final phase of dialogue with Serbia. The leaders are in Brussels without a clear platform on talks with Belgrade and without reaching an internal consensus on who …

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Opposition disputes legitimacy of Kosovo negotiators in dialogue with Serbia

The Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) says Kosovo negotiation team, headed by President Hashim Thaci have no authority and legitimacy to represent Kosovo in dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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US gave 10 million Dollars to KSF for fighting terrorism, organised crime

US Secretaries, of Defence and Foreign Policy agreed to allocate 10 million Dollars for the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) for fighting in anti-terrorism operation and fighting international organised crime. Original post Here

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Kosovo Security Force gets US Humvees as the force is preparing for transition

The Kosovo Security Force (KSF) signed Tuesday a contract with AM General on purchasing 24 multifunctional military vehicles, whereas 27 Humvees will be donated by the US authorities. The Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said that transformation of the KSF into army will be done in full coordination with the support …

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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