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EU: New Special Prosecutor to be appointed swiftly, important for the Special Court to work without interference

The European Commission spokesperson issued a press release on Thursday after the Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced end of his term. According to the EU Schwendiman’s successor will be selected swiftly as foreseen by the law whereas emphasised that it is important for the Specialist Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s …

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Trendafilova Comments Departure of Specialist Prosecutor Schwendiman

The President of Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Ekaterina Trendafilova, has commented the departure from office of the Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman. She said that the Specialist Chambers will continue the fulfilment of their mandate without disruption. Original post Here

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EU invites Kosovo and Serbia for talks to Brussels, no comment on ‘exchange of territories’ idea

The European Union officials in Brussels as facilitators of the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue say that they are working with the Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia on comprehensive normalisation of relations. However the EU officials did not want to comment the idea on exchange of territories between the two countries, which as …

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EU helps Kosovo upgrading the only international rail link

The European Union provides €38.5 million to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-funded rail modernisation project through Western Balkans Investment Framework. Original post Here

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Kosovo Special Prosecutor David Schwendiman announces abrupt departure

Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman issued a statement on Thursday setting out the reasons for his April departure from The Hague, which is due to the expiry of his fixed-term appointment as a Senior Foreign Service Officer in the US State Department. Schwendiman will be leaving the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office on …

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Thaci in a meeting with Montenegro PM criticises Kosovo politicians

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, during the meeting with Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic on Thursday urged Kosovo politicians to unite and ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament solemn session on Sunday, Albanian PM Rama invited

Kosovo Parliament is set to hold a solemn session on Sunday on 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence. One of the guests invited in this session is also Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama. Original post Here

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US Embassy is against exchange of territories between Kosovo and Serbia

U.S. Embassy in Pristina is against the idea on exchange of territories between Kosovo and Serbia. In a written statement to Gazeta Express the US Embassy says that exchange of territories would create problems rather than solving them. Original post Here

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Kosovo and Montenegro reach an accord on how to seal the border deal

Gazeta Express has learned that the visit of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic in Pristina is expected to produce an accord which will open the way for Kosovo to ratify the disputed Agreement on demarcation between the two countries. Montenegro has already ratified the deal and is refusing renegotiation of …

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Veseli to Montenegro PM: Kosovo Parliament should ratify border deal

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has on Thursday received Montenegro Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic when they discussed cooperation between the two countries. Original post Here

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here

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Kouchner ready to take a role in Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation process

Former foreign minister of France and chief of UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, exprewssed his readiness to take a role in the reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbs. Original post Here

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Parliament Presidency convenes on Wednesday to discuss demarcation

Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has confirmed that the Government has proceeded to Parliament the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between the Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Montenegro. He confirmed Palriament’s Preisdency will convene on Wednesday at 16:00. Original post Here

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Shwendiman assures his departure will not delay indictments

The Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman announced his imminent departure from office, effective 31 March 2018, fueling speculations that filing of the indictments by the Specialist Prosecution Office might be delayed. But in a statement to Gazeta Express Schwendiman assures that the work of this institution will continue and he left …

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EULEX transfers Azem Syla’s case to Kosovo judges

The EULEX has decided on Tuesday that their judges withdraw from the panel of one of the high profile cases in Kosovo, involving former General Commander of the KLA and former MP, Azem Sla, and leave the trial to the local judges. The case was being tried by a mixed …

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Kosovo Parliament to vote new Draft Law on demarcation with Montenegro on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says a new Draft Law on border demarcation with Montenegro, which includes the report of a State Commission on demarcation, and the Agreement of presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro, has been proceeded to Parliament for ratification. Original post Here

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Rama: Albania-Kosovo Joint President Statement ‘Only Imagination’

Albanian President, Edi Rama, says his statement on a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, made in Pristina on 17 February, was taken out of context, and what stated on the day Kosovo was celebrating its tenth anniversary of Independence, was ‘only his imagination.’ Original post Here

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Haradinaj wants Parliament vote demarcation on Thursday

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will ask the Parliament to convene on Thursday in an extraordinary session and vote the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Haradinaj made the comments during second meeting of the Government on Tuesday. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Quint ambassadors to discuss demarcation

While two government meetings have been scheduled to find a solution to the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is not comfortable. Sources told Gazeta Express that Thaci is holding a meeting with Quint ambassadors on the demarcation agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo wants new draft Agreement on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities

Head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade’s team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on …

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Hoxha: Visa liberalisation in 2018 if demarcation is ratified this week

Kosovo minister of European integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said that it is very likely for the Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro next week. She said that this would make Kosovo reach the deadlines for granting visa free regime within 2018. Original post Here