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Serbia’s state-controlled media spreading panic, says Kosovo DPM Hoxhaj

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, in a Tweet said that Serbia again today continues its aggressive propaganda against Kosovo through its controlled media to create panic. Original post Here

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Serbia’s spreading fake news, tells air operators Pristina International Airport is closed

Driton Hyseni, manager flight scheduling manager at the International Airport of Pristina, has published a message of the Civil Aviation Directorate of Serbia misinforming air operators that Pristina Airport is closed for civil air traffic. Original post Here

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Stoltenberg: Kosovo Army initiative goes against advice of NATO allies

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the initiative of Kosovo to create its Army is ill-timed and goes against the advice of many NATO Allies. He said intentions of Kosovo authorities to move ahead with transformation of the KSF into an army may have serious repercussions for Kosovo’s future Euro-Atlantic …

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Kosovo’s PM answers warlike statements of Serbia

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has answered threats coming from Serbia after Kosovo is moving forward plans to create its army. Asked on warlike threats coming from Serbian officials, Haradinaj says a new war is unlikely. Original post Here

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Soltes: EU to keep promises and grant Kosovo visa liberalization

Member of the European Parliament and standing rapporteur for Kosovo, Igor Soltes, says Kosovo has met all required criteria for it to have granted a visa free regime for Schengen. He calls on the EU to keep its promises and liberalize visas for Kosovars. Soltes made the call after the …

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Kosovo’s PM writes a letter to EU members about tax on Serbian goods

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj wrote a letter to all EU member states explaining the decision of his Government to impose 100 percent tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Gazeta Express reports. Haradinaj in his letter explains that Republic of Kosovo has fully respected all CEFTA agreements …

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EU gives an additional 17.2 million Euro for rail project

As major modernisation of Kosovo’s railway infrastructure progresses, a grant agreement was signed in Pristina today for a further €17.2 million of co-financing from the European Union through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). Original post Here

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Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj says President Thaci not opposing tax on Serbia’s goods

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says the President Hashim Thaci is not opposing the tariffs on all Serbia’s goods. The Government two weeks ago has imposed 100 percent tax on all imported goods from Serbia countering Belgrade’s aggressive campaign against Kosovo’s statehood. Original post Here

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MEPs ask European Council to liberalise visas for Kosovo

Twenty-two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) penned an open letter to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and Austrian Presidency of the Council asking liberalization of visas for Kosovo without further delay, Gazeta Express reports. Original post Here

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Kosovo deserves visa liberalization, says MEP Fajon

Tanja Fajon, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Rapporteur on visas for Kosovo, has confirmed that Austria which is presiding the EU will not include in the agenda of the EU Council the voting on visa liberalization for Kosovo calling the decision as “frustrating.” Original post Here

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Situation calm in the north after Kosovo Parliament vote on Army

The Kosovo Police Deputy Director of Mitrovica North station, Besim Hoti, told Gazeta Express the situation in northern part of Kosovo is calm and the police is acting based on an operational plan drafted earlier. Kosovo Serbs gathered in Mitrovica North to protest Pristina’s decision on transforming the Kosovo Security …

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EU regrets Kosovo’s move to form an army

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has expressed regret over Kosovo’s move to form a new army. The Parliament of Kosovo has passed on Friday legislation on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. Original post Here

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Government congratulates citizens on Kosovo Army

The Government of Kosovo has congratulated citizens after the Parliament passed a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army stating that the army is the final step on consolidating country’s statehood ten years after declaration of independence. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army serving to peace, President Thaci

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci says newly established Kosovo Army will contribute to peace in the region and in peaceful operations all over the world. The Parliament of Kosovo voted on Friday a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force into an army. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army will serve to all, says PM Haradinaj

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addressing media after Parliament’s vote on transition of the KSF into an army said that Kosovo Army will never be used against its people either it in the north or anywhere else and pledged that the newly established armed force of Kosovo will serve to all …

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NATO reacts after establishment of Kosovo Army

The Parliament of Kosovo passed on Friday a package of laws initiating the process of transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement saying that he regrets the decision was made despite the concerns expressed by NATO. Original post Here

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U.S. reaffirms commitment to work with KSF after change of mandate

The United States Embassy in Kosovo reaffirmed its support for the gradual transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo’s sovereign right. According to the US Embassy today’s vote in the Kosovo Parliament is the first step in developing this …

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Kosovo Parliament Votes Creation of Army

The Kosovo Parliament on Friday passed legislation enabling transition of an existing 4,000-member Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into a full-fledged Kosovo Army. This is one of the most important decisions for Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared its Independence in 2008. Original post Here

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A country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships, says U.S. Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett in a Tweet on Friday said a country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships and peaceful relations with its neighbors. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament To Vote Establishment Of National Army Today

Kosovo’s parliament is set to pass legislation Friday that would turn an existing 4,000-strong Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an expanded, lightly armed army. This is considered as the most important step of Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared Independence in 2008. Original post Here

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Situation calm in the north after Kosovo Parliament vote on Army

The Kosovo Police Deputy Director of Mitrovica North station, Besim Hoti, told Gazeta Express the situation in northern part of Kosovo is calm and the police is acting based on an operational plan drafted earlier. Kosovo Serbs gathered in Mitrovica North to protest Pristina’s decision on transforming the Kosovo Security …

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EU regrets Kosovo’s move to form an army

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has expressed regret over Kosovo’s move to form a new army. The Parliament of Kosovo has passed on Friday legislation on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. Original post Here

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Government congratulates citizens on Kosovo Army

The Government of Kosovo has congratulated citizens after the Parliament passed a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army stating that the army is the final step on consolidating country’s statehood ten years after declaration of independence. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army serving to peace, President Thaci

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci says newly established Kosovo Army will contribute to peace in the region and in peaceful operations all over the world. The Parliament of Kosovo voted on Friday a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force into an army. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army will serve to all, says PM Haradinaj

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addressing media after Parliament’s vote on transition of the KSF into an army said that Kosovo Army will never be used against its people either it in the north or anywhere else and pledged that the newly established armed force of Kosovo will serve to all …

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NATO reacts after establishment of Kosovo Army

The Parliament of Kosovo passed on Friday a package of laws initiating the process of transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement saying that he regrets the decision was made despite the concerns expressed by NATO. Original post Here

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U.S. reaffirms commitment to work with KSF after change of mandate

The United States Embassy in Kosovo reaffirmed its support for the gradual transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo’s sovereign right. According to the US Embassy today’s vote in the Kosovo Parliament is the first step in developing this …

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Kosovo Parliament Votes Creation of Army

The Kosovo Parliament on Friday passed legislation enabling transition of an existing 4,000-member Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into a full-fledged Kosovo Army. This is one of the most important decisions for Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared its Independence in 2008. Original post Here

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A country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships, says U.S. Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett in a Tweet on Friday said a country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships and peaceful relations with its neighbors. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament To Vote Establishment Of National Army Today

Kosovo’s parliament is set to pass legislation Friday that would turn an existing 4,000-strong Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an expanded, lightly armed army. This is considered as the most important step of Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared Independence in 2008. Original post Here