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EULEX with a new role in Kosovo

The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo will keep limited responsibilities, even after the end of its current mandate on 14 June. Original post Here

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Pacolli announces new ‘qualitative’ recognitions for Kosovo

Kosovo Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, said that Kosovo will get new “qualitative” recognitions this year. Original post Here

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Austria supports visa liberalisation for Kosovo

Speaker of Kosovo Parliament, Kadri Veseli, during a visit to Vienna met on Thursday his Austrian counterpart, Wolfgang Sobotoka. According to Veseli’s Office Austria will support visa liberalisation for Kosovo Original post Here

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EU Office condemns recent interethnic incidents in Kosovo

The EU Office in Kosovo has condemned recent interethnic incidents in Kosovo. In an answer to Gaeta Express it is stated that the EU deplores any action that would seek to intimidate or injure. The incidents targeting Kosovo Serbs have been condemned also by the Government, Presidnt’s Office and embassies. …

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EU: There’s no date for Thaci-Vucic meeting

Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, who facilitated Kosovo-Serbia high level dialogue, said that there is no date for the next meeting between presidents of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and Serbia Aleksandar Vucic. Original post Here

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Kosovo lobbying to EU governments on visas

Speaker of Kosovo Parliament, Kadri Veseli, accompanied by ruling and opposition MPs, has started on Thursday a visit to Vienna, when he will met his Austrian counterpart, Wolfgang Sobotka. Parliament’s press service announced that one of the topics expected to be discussed is visa liberalization for Kosovo. Original post Here

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Serbs protest unification of Kosovo-Albania customs

The Parliament of Kosovo ratified on Wednesday the agreement on unification of customs between Kosovo and Albania. But Kosovo Serb political representatives are protesting the decision of Parliament saying that customs unification is unacceptable. Original post Here

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Petrit Selimi: Border with Serbia will be part of legally-binding agreement

Petrit Selimi, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and national coordinator of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Kosovo, believes the demarcation of Kosovo-Serbia border will be part of the final agreement between the two countries. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci engaged lobbyists to arrange meeting with Trump

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, has engaged U.S. lobbyists to arrange for a meeting with the US President, Donald Trump. Original post Here

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Soltes: I Hope visas will be removed by the end of year

The European Parliament Rapporteur for Kosovo, Igor Soltes, during his visit to Kosovo when is preparing a report on the progress the country has made in fulfilling visa liberalisation criteria, said that he understands the expectations are high after Kosovo Parliament ratified the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, which …

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Kosovo President gets support of Quint on the dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, received on Tuesday ambassadors of the Quint (US, UK, Germany, France, and Italy) as well as the Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, asking their support on the dialogue with Serbia. The opposition in Kosovo is disputing Thaci’s leading role in dialogue saying that …

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Mogherini to host a meeting with Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo on Sunday

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, will in the framework of the EU-facilitated Dialogue host in Brussels on Sunday 24 June 2018 a meeting with Presidents Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Hashim Thaci of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo philosopher Shkelzen Maliqi barred from entering Serbia

Shkelzen Maliqi, philosopher and art critic, was barred on Monday from entering Serbia when he was due to attend a discussion on cultural cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia. Maliqi says Serbia’s move is retaliation against Kosovo officials, although as he has no political role. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants the Association of Serb Municipalities without executive powers

Kosovo chief negotiator in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, met on Monday in Brussels senior EU officials who facilitate the dialogue with Serbia, headed by Thomas Busch. During the meeting Kosovo delegation presented the results of the dialogue and reiterated that the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities will be established …

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Pacolli asks Israel to recognise Kosovo’s Independence

Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, received Monday Israeli Ambassador, Alona Fisher Kamm when they discussed on bilateral relations between the two nations and enhancing further cooperation. Original post Here

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European Commission to decide on visas for Kosovo on 28 June

The European Commission is expected to decide on 28 June whether Kosovo has fulfilled all the visa liberalisation benchmarks, and based on the EC report, the EU institutions will decide whether or not Kosovo deserves visa free regime in the EU Schengen area. This has been confirmed to Gazeta Express, …

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Kosovo Parliament Speaker asks France’s support on visa liberalisation

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has travelled to Paris, as part of his tour in the EU member countries lobbying to get support for the visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Veseli who last week visited Austria, is accompanied by a group of ruling and opposition MPs during his lobbying tour. Original …

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No date on resumption of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, says Collaku

Bekim Collaku, chief of cabinet of the Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, said that he expects the final phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will start soon, but no date has been set yet. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Interpol membership bid included in the agenda

Kosovo’s bid for membership into International Criminal Police Organisation – Interpol has been included in their agenda. This has been confirmed by Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli. Original post Here

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British Ambassador says return of Xhabir Zharku as a free man is shameful

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, says the return of former Kacanik mayor, Xhabir Zharku as a free man to Kosovo, is shameful. Zharku was sentenced to three years in prison for extortion and the illegal possession of weapon, but he escaped from Kosovo evading justice. Original post Here

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Kosovo President gets support of Quint on the dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, received on Tuesday ambassadors of the Quint (US, UK, Germany, France, and Italy) as well as the Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, asking their support on the dialogue with Serbia. The opposition in Kosovo is disputing Thaci’s leading role in dialogue saying that …

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Mogherini to host a meeting with Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo on Sunday

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, will in the framework of the EU-facilitated Dialogue host in Brussels on Sunday 24 June 2018 a meeting with Presidents Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Hashim Thaci of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo philosopher Shkelzen Maliqi barred from entering Serbia

Shkelzen Maliqi, philosopher and art critic, was barred on Monday from entering Serbia when he was due to attend a discussion on cultural cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia. Maliqi says Serbia’s move is retaliation against Kosovo officials, although as he has no political role. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants the Association of Serb Municipalities without executive powers

Kosovo chief negotiator in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, met on Monday in Brussels senior EU officials who facilitate the dialogue with Serbia, headed by Thomas Busch. During the meeting Kosovo delegation presented the results of the dialogue and reiterated that the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities will be established …

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Pacolli asks Israel to recognise Kosovo’s Independence

Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, received Monday Israeli Ambassador, Alona Fisher Kamm when they discussed on bilateral relations between the two nations and enhancing further cooperation. Original post Here

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European Commission to decide on visas for Kosovo on 28 June

The European Commission is expected to decide on 28 June whether Kosovo has fulfilled all the visa liberalisation benchmarks, and based on the EC report, the EU institutions will decide whether or not Kosovo deserves visa free regime in the EU Schengen area. This has been confirmed to Gazeta Express, …

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Kosovo Parliament Speaker asks France’s support on visa liberalisation

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has travelled to Paris, as part of his tour in the EU member countries lobbying to get support for the visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Veseli who last week visited Austria, is accompanied by a group of ruling and opposition MPs during his lobbying tour. Original …

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No date on resumption of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, says Collaku

Bekim Collaku, chief of cabinet of the Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, said that he expects the final phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will start soon, but no date has been set yet. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Interpol membership bid included in the agenda

Kosovo’s bid for membership into International Criminal Police Organisation – Interpol has been included in their agenda. This has been confirmed by Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli. Original post Here

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British Ambassador says return of Xhabir Zharku as a free man is shameful

British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, says the return of former Kacanik mayor, Xhabir Zharku as a free man to Kosovo, is shameful. Zharku was sentenced to three years in prison for extortion and the illegal possession of weapon, but he escaped from Kosovo evading justice. Original post Here