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Hoxhaj to Der Standard: Statements of Austrian vice-chancellor misused for internal political discourse of Serbia

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and former foreign minister, Enver Hoxhaj, in a statement to Austrian daily Der Standard, said that statements of the Austrian vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, who was quoted by Serb media as saying that “Kosovo is part of Serbia,” does not contribute in reconciliation of the Balkans nations, …

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PM Haradinaj received Slovenian President Pahor

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has received on Tuesday Slovenian President Borut Pahor. Haradinaj said that the President confirmed the support of Slovenian state for Kosovo. Original post Here

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Belgrade ready to continue dialogue with Kosovo, says Djuric

Director of Office for Kosovo at the Government of Serbia, Marko Djuric, met the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Jan Braathu, informing him that ‘Serbia is ready to continue the dialogue” with Kosovo. Original post Here

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Donald Trump sends a letter to Kosovo President Thaci

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, has on Tuesday received a letter from the US President, Donald Trump congratulating him on the tenth anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence which will be celebrated on 17 February. Original post Here

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EU Official: Kosovo has stagnated on visa liberalisation

Katerina Lopo, representative of the EU Office in Kosovo, said the EU is dissatisfied with the Kosovo’s engagement in fulfilling visa liberalisation criteria. Original post Here

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Kosovo makes Winter Olympic debut in PyeongChang

Olympic team of Kosovo made historic march on Friday at the Pyongchang Olympic Stadium at the kick off of the winter games. Kosovo is participating in the Winter Games for the first time with only one athlete, alpine skier Albin Tahiri waving Kosovo flag at the opening ceremony. Original post …

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Hoti: Prime Minister should resign if current demarcation deal is ratified in Parliament

Avdullah Hoti, chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) confirmed his party’s support on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, stating that former opposition leaders misused this political cause to get to the power. He said that if current border deal is ratified …

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Embassies ask Kosovo leaders to keep their word on abandoning plans to revoke Special Court law

Embassies of US, Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy in Kosovo, through a joint press release welcomed recent statements by Kosovo’s political leaders committing to abandon efforts to abrogate the Specialist Chambers. Original post Here

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Haradinaj: Kosovo women who went to Syria have children with ISIS commanders

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, during an interview with the US Daily Beast, said that during his trip to the US he will talk with the Pentagon and the State Department about the security issues threatening a stable future of Kosovo. PM Haradinaj commenting on the Kosovars who joined terrorist …

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Kosovo readies for 10th anniversary independence celebration

Kosovo is making final preparations to celebrate 10th anniversary of its independence on 17 February with the decoration of Pristina’s squares with Kosovo flags. 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