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Mitrovica Bridge to open soon, says Mitrovica mayor

Albanian mayor of Mitrovica South, Agim Bahtiri, says the main bridge of Iber will open soon. The EU has financed a project on revitalisation of the main Bridge of Iber, turned into symbol of ethnic division between Serbs who live in the north and Albanians living in the south. Original …

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Kosovo welcomes election of the new Spanish Prime Minister

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, has congratulated the new Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, who was elected today by the Spanish parliament. Original post Here

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Tech innovation finding its way in Kosovo

Kosovo has had a hard time competing in Europe with its pains of a recent war and a slowly developing economy. But one area where its youth has excelled is in adopting latest trends in technology and making a run at it. From small local startups to offshoots of western …

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Fierce opponent of Kosovo’s Independence, Mariano Rajoy, ousted as Spain's prime minister

Mariano Rajoy, has been ousted as prime minister of Spain in a vote of no confidence called after several former members of his ruling party were convicted of corruption in a case that proved a scandal too far. Rajoy is known in Kosovo for his stance against Kosovo’s Independence. Original …

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Haradinaj’s Government supports common regional market in Western Balkans

Kosovo Government headed by Ramush Haradinaj now is supporting the idea for a common regional market in the Western Balkan region. But Haradinaj’s predecessor, Isa Mustafa, was against such an idea promoted by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and backed also by Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama. Mustafa considered the prject …

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PDK ready for snap election

Chief of Parliamentary Group of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo – PDK, Memli Krasniqi, says his party is ready for early election if other parties agree on snap election. Krasniqi says however that other parties are not interested in new election. Original post Here

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Kosovo-Serbia normalisation talks start in June

Kosovo and Serbia are expected to start final chapter of the dialogue on normalisation of relations in June, says Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj. He also expects the EU-facilitated dialogue in Brussels will be concluded with a legally-binding agreement within 2018. Original post Here

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Deadline for new Kosovo dialing code postponed until November

Kreshnik Gashi, director of the Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (ARKEP), said that due to lack of investments and other technical problems the full implementation of the new Kosovo dialling code +383 has been postponed until November 2018. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament to discuss next week Government’s Platform on dialogue with Serbia

The Government’s Platform on dialogue with Serbia will be one of the topics expected to be discussed by members of Parliament next Monday, 04 June. Original post Here

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Internal disagreements block Kosovo Government’s Platform on dialogue

Disagreements within ruling coalition, and rejection of opposition of giving leading role to the President Hashim Thaci in the dialogue with Serbia, is delaying the debate in Parliament related to a Government’s Platform on Dialogue with Serbia, the daily Koha Ditore reported on Thursday. 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