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Commission trio to visit Kosovo on Wednesday

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, High Representative Federica Mogherini, and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn are set to visit Kosovo on Wednesday at the day when Kosovo Parliament is expected to vote on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Its ratification is one of the last criteria for …

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Kosovo Court Acquits Man Accused Of Terrorism

The Basic Court in Pristina has acquitted Kosovo Albanian man, Leonis Frangu, accused of joining terrorist organizations. Original post Here

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Veseli confident the demarcation will be ratified on Wednesday

Speaker of the Parliament of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli, held a joint press conference with the Head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, only a day before the Parliament is expected to vote the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Original post Here

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Apostolova urges Kosovo MPs to ratify demarcation tomorrow

Head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, after meeting the Speaker of Parliament Kadri Veseli, urged Kosovo MPs to ratify the deal in Parliament on Wednesday. She said that the visit of the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker to Kosovo tomorrow confirms Kosovo’s European perspective. Original post Here

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EC President Juncker says Serbia must solve dispute with Kosovo

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says Serbia must solve its dispute with Kosovo to join the European Union. Original post Here

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Kocijancic: Dialogue in constructive atmosphere, Association to be discussed on Tuesday

Kosovo and Serbia have resumed today the EU-facilitated dialogue in Brussels discussing on implementation of the agreements on Freedom of Movement, Justice and IBM. Original post Here

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Kosovo still risks delaying visa liberalisation?

Despite the accord of the Kosovo ruling and opposition parties to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro Kosovo still risks delaying of the visa liberalisation process. Read below the reasons which might delay visa liberalisation for Kosovo citizens. Original post Here

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Vetevendosje activists jailed for attacking Parliament likely to face new trial

The Four Vetevendosje activists, found guilty of throwing an explosive device at the Parliament building in 2016 and convicted to jail terms, are expected to get a new trial. A source told Gazeta Express that the Court of Appeals will return the case to the point zero, thus dismissing the …

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Haradinaj to US diplomat: We are lucky to have you as friend

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, is in London attending the Western Balkans Investment Summit, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). On the sidelines of the Summit, Haradinaj met Matthew Palmer, Director for South Central European Affairs at the US Department of State when they discussed on …

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Albanian President: The EU to lift visas for Kosovo, open negotiations with Albania

Albanian President Ilir Meta has received on Monday the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker who is accompanied by the Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn. The EU senior officials are visiting Tirana as part of their Western Balkans tour. 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

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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