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Haradinaj’s party conditions dialogue with the visa liberalisation

Members of Parliament of the ruling Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) have submitted Thursday a draft-resolution asking the Government of Kosovo not to resume dialogue with Serbia, until the EU takes a final decision on removing visas for citizens of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Thaci and Vucic to meet on 18 July in Brussels

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will meet next week, on 18 July, President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo and President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia in the context of the continuation of her facilitation of the EU-facilitated Dialogue. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci draws red lines in talks with Serbia after all

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said on Thursday that Kosovo has “red Lines” when it comes to the final phase of the dialogue with Serbia. Thaci drew the “red lines” in talks with Serbia after criticism from opposition parties. Earlier this month Thaci, who leads the political dialogue with Serbia, said …

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Fajon expects EC report on visas for Kosovo be published before summer break

Tanja Fajon, the European Parliament rapporteur on visa liberalisation for Kosovo, said that she expects the European Commission report on whether Kosovo has fulfilled all the criteria on visa liberalisation, be published before summer break. Media have reported that the EC is delaying publication of the report due to be …

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Kosovo PM wants ‘political truce’ with Serbia

Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said at the end of the Western Balkans Summit in London that he expressed his concerns during his meetings in London over Serbia’s continuous pressure on Kosovo Serbs to leave the Kosovo Security Force. Original post Here

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Journalist who is investigating Ivanovic’s murder assaulted in Serbia

Serbian Journalist, Stefan Cvetkovic, who has investigated killing of the Kosovo Serb politican Oliver Ivanovic killed in January in Mitrovica North, was physically assaulted in front of a cafe in his home town of Bela Crkva on Monday evening. The Serbian police have arrested a man suspected of assaulting Cvetkovic, …

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Avramopoulos confirmed to Thaci that there will be no delays on visas

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, said that he got confirmation from the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, that Kosovars will expect soon a “good news” on visas. Original post Here

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Pacolli in London: Time for final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia

The dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia facilitated by the European Union has brought positive results, but time has come to talk on reaching a final agreement, which is for the benefit of both countries, said Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli in his addressing attending the EU-Western Balkans Summit in London. …

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Kosovo President Thaci meets Russian PM Medvedev

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci met on Monday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The meeting was held in Ankara, when many state leaders are gathered to attend the inauguration of Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Original post Here

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Belgrade is blackmailing Kosovo Serb members of KSF, Çeku says

Around 40 members of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) of Serbian community have left the force. This came after pressure exerted on them by Belgrade, says Agim Çeku, deputy minister of KSF. Original post Here

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Correction of Kosovo-Serbia border unacceptable, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday that opening of the debate on correction of borders between Kosovo and Serbia is unacceptable. He made the comments during an official visit he is paying to Albanian coastal city of Vlora. Original post Here

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo academic

Former president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, and member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hivzi Islami, has been banned from entering Serbia at the border crossings of Mucibabe/Buhiq. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci invites opposition leader to lead dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci has called on the chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, to lead the dialogue with Serbia, saying that he would support such an initiative. Original post Here

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Draft-statute of the Association has not been submitted to Brussels

The Management Team in charge for drafting of the statute of the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities has not been submitted to the European Union despite early announcments that it will be finalised on 4 August. The draft statute is expected to be discussed in the next high level meeting of …

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There will be no Republika Srpska in Kosovo, says Fatmir Limaj

Chairman of Social-Democratic Initiative and Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, says that Kosovo leaders have no right to discuss on behalf of Kosovo any kind of autonomy or a “Republika Srpska” within Kosovo. Original post Here

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KFOR: No blockade of Gazivoda dam, the situation is calm and under control

KFOR says that it is performing its normal duty in the northern part of Kosovo, under UNSCR 1244 mandate, after media reports that the NATO-led force has stepped up its presence in that part of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government to receive draft of the Association today

Kosovo Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) says the Statute of the Association of Serb municipalities will be submitted directly to Brussels by the Managerial Team tasked to draft it. Original post Here

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Kadri Veseli: Kosovo to join the UN with its current borders

Kosovo Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli, in an opinion published on Monday said that he opposes the idea on correction of borders or partition of Kosovo. He said that the debate launched recently on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has created an unnecessary climate of tensions, fear and uncertainty in Kosovo. Original post …

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Kosovo President insists on ‘adjustment of borders’

President Hashim Thaci reiterated on Monday that border adjustment is his proposal for a peaceful solution with Serbia. He made the comments after Speaker of Parliament and chairman of biggest ruling party, PDK, Kadri Veseli, opposed the idea of correction of borders. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM: Change of borders is in Putin’s favour

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, says that change of borders in Balkans suits only to Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Original post Here

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Correction of Kosovo-Serbia border unacceptable, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday that opening of the debate on correction of borders between Kosovo and Serbia is unacceptable. He made the comments during an official visit he is paying to Albanian coastal city of Vlora. Original post Here

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo academic

Former president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, and member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hivzi Islami, has been banned from entering Serbia at the border crossings of Mucibabe/Buhiq. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci invites opposition leader to lead dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci has called on the chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, to lead the dialogue with Serbia, saying that he would support such an initiative. Original post Here

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Draft-statute of the Association has not been submitted to Brussels

The Management Team in charge for drafting of the statute of the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities has not been submitted to the European Union despite early announcments that it will be finalised on 4 August. The draft statute is expected to be discussed in the next high level meeting of …

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There will be no Republika Srpska in Kosovo, says Fatmir Limaj

Chairman of Social-Democratic Initiative and Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, says that Kosovo leaders have no right to discuss on behalf of Kosovo any kind of autonomy or a “Republika Srpska” within Kosovo. Original post Here

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KFOR: No blockade of Gazivoda dam, the situation is calm and under control

KFOR says that it is performing its normal duty in the northern part of Kosovo, under UNSCR 1244 mandate, after media reports that the NATO-led force has stepped up its presence in that part of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government to receive draft of the Association today

Kosovo Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) says the Statute of the Association of Serb municipalities will be submitted directly to Brussels by the Managerial Team tasked to draft it. Original post Here

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Kadri Veseli: Kosovo to join the UN with its current borders

Kosovo Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli, in an opinion published on Monday said that he opposes the idea on correction of borders or partition of Kosovo. He said that the debate launched recently on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has created an unnecessary climate of tensions, fear and uncertainty in Kosovo. Original post …

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Kosovo President insists on ‘adjustment of borders’

President Hashim Thaci reiterated on Monday that border adjustment is his proposal for a peaceful solution with Serbia. He made the comments after Speaker of Parliament and chairman of biggest ruling party, PDK, Kadri Veseli, opposed the idea of correction of borders. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM: Change of borders is in Putin’s favour

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, says that change of borders in Balkans suits only to Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Original post Here