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Kosovo ceased communication with UN Mission, PM Haradinaj says

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says the assessment of UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, that the biggest problem in the relations between Kosovo and Serbia was Pristina’s decision to increase import taxes to 100 percent on goods from Serbia, does not reflect the reality. He said Kosovo has ceased its communication with …

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Kosovo Serbs against tax, Trepca statute

Kosovo Serb representatives of five administrative units from all over Kosovo convened Wednesday in Mitrovica North to discuss current political and security situation in Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition with joint front on dialogue with Serbia

Opposition parties in Kosovo published Wednesday a joint press release when they set the conditions on continuation of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue. According to opposition the Parliament should be tasked to set the agenda of talks with Belgrade and not the President of Kosovo who currently leads EU-facilitated dialogue with Serbia in …

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Ex-KLA commander questioned by war crime prosecutors in Pristina

Sylejman Selimi, former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander has been questioned Wednesday by international special prosecutors, for his role during Kosovo war. Original post Here

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Kocijancic: Kosovo, Serbia decide dialogue agenda

Maja Kocijancic, the spokeswoman of the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, has explained Wednesday the EU position on Trepca mining complex, a day after she told media in Belgrade that ownership of this industrial giant of Kosovo should be addressed during Kosovo-Serbia dialogue. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s President ready for ‘slight’ correction of border

Kosovo’s President favours “slight border correction” as a compromise for a final agreement with Serbia. Thaci made the statements during a debate held at the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington. Original post Here

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EU’s Mogherini siding with Serbia, says ex-negotiator of Kosovo

Kosovo’s former chief negotiator in technical dialogue with Serbia, Edita Tahiri, has strongly opposed the statement of the EU spokeswoman, Maja Kocijancic, who told media in Belgrade that the issue of Trepca should be addressed during Pristina-Belgrade dialogue in Brussels. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Speaker against the EU’s agenda for discussing Trepca with Serbia

Kosovo Parliament Speaker, Kadri Veseli, has reacted to the EU position that the statute of Trepca mining complex should be resolved during the dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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One day EU will ask Kosovo to stop breathing if there is no dialogue with Serbia – Mustafa

Former prime minister of Kosovo and leader of the biggest opposition party, LDK, Isa Mustafa, has reacted to the EU position that status of the Trepca mining complex should be addressed during dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo resources, Trepça will never be part of dialogue with Serbia – Enver Hoxhaj

Kosovo’s deputy prime minister, Enver Hoxhaj, reacted to statements of an EU spokesperson who said the status of the Trepca mining complex should be resolved through dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here