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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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Veseli to EU official: European agenda is our priority

Speaker of Kosovo Parliament, Kadri Veseli, has on Wednesday received the European Commission’s Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Christian Danielsson, and Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Thomas Mayr Harting. Original post Here

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German FM Gabriel urges Kosovo to ratify demarcation

German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, during his official visit to Kosovo said that Germany is proud with Kosovo’s achievements, and will continue supporting Kosovo. he also congratulated citizens of Kosovo on tenth anniversary of Independence. Original post Here

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Redrawing borders returns tragedies, says Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he hopes a peace treaty will end disputes between Kosovo and Serbia, noting that discussion of borders returns the region into the past and tragedies. He made the comments addressing EU-Kosovo Parliament’s Committee on Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA). Original post Here

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Albania introduces Durres-Kukes road toll fees

Albanian authorities have introduced today the toll fees on the National Road between Durres and Kukes, which also links Albania to Kosovo. Original post Here

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Region to benefit from Kosovo Army, says deputy minister

Kosovo Government approved last week a decision to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), a lightly armed civilian force, into Army of Kosovo. The Government is expected to amend current law on KSF in order to give additional competencies to this force. The move is seen with scepticism by internationals …

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Kosovo’s PM thanks MEPs on their vote on visas

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, met on Monday a delegation of the European Parliament, headed by Tonino Picula. During the meeting they discussed recommendations deriving from the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA), namely fulfilling of obligations from thew first phase of the European Reform Agenda (ERA) and preperations for implementation of the …

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Avni Arifi to be appointed new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Avni Arifi, chief of cabinet to Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical dialogue with Serbia, is expected to be appointed as new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates. Original post Here

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Council's decision on visas in December, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, told media on Friday that the final decision of the European Council on lifting visas for Kosovo will not be taken before December. She warned authorities to be cautious in managing expectations noting that there are still procedures within the EU institutions …

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KSF Commander: Kosovo Army within months

Kosovo Security Force (KSF) General Commander, Rrahman Rama, commenting the Government’s initiative on transformation of this force into army, said that he believes the creation of Kosovo Army will happen within months. Original post Here

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US Ambassador welcomes filing of pension fraud indictment

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, commenting on filing of the indictment against former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status, said he is “proud of Kosovo for taking this important step to fight corruption.” Original post Here

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Ex-KLA commanders indicted of faking war veterans' lists

Special Prosecution of Kosovo has filed on Friday an indictment against 11 former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status. The indictment which was filed in August by ex-prosecutor Elez Blakaj, who resigned citing threats and intimidation for investigating alleged wrongdoings during …

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European Parliament approves visa liberalisation talks with Kosovo

The European Parliament approved on Thursday, with 420 votes against 186, the opening of talks on visa liberalisation for citizens of Kosovo. The vote came after the European Commission in July confirmed that the country had fulfilled all the criteria. Kosovars are the only Balkan citizens to still need a …

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Redrawing borders returns tragedies, says Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he hopes a peace treaty will end disputes between Kosovo and Serbia, noting that discussion of borders returns the region into the past and tragedies. He made the comments addressing EU-Kosovo Parliament’s Committee on Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA). Original post Here

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Albania introduces Durres-Kukes road toll fees

Albanian authorities have introduced today the toll fees on the National Road between Durres and Kukes, which also links Albania to Kosovo. Original post Here

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Region to benefit from Kosovo Army, says deputy minister

Kosovo Government approved last week a decision to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), a lightly armed civilian force, into Army of Kosovo. The Government is expected to amend current law on KSF in order to give additional competencies to this force. The move is seen with scepticism by internationals …

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Kosovo’s PM thanks MEPs on their vote on visas

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, met on Monday a delegation of the European Parliament, headed by Tonino Picula. During the meeting they discussed recommendations deriving from the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA), namely fulfilling of obligations from thew first phase of the European Reform Agenda (ERA) and preperations for implementation of the …

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Avni Arifi to be appointed new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Avni Arifi, chief of cabinet to Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical dialogue with Serbia, is expected to be appointed as new Kosovo Ambassador to United Arab Emirates. Original post Here

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Council's decision on visas in December, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, told media on Friday that the final decision of the European Council on lifting visas for Kosovo will not be taken before December. She warned authorities to be cautious in managing expectations noting that there are still procedures within the EU institutions …

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KSF Commander: Kosovo Army within months

Kosovo Security Force (KSF) General Commander, Rrahman Rama, commenting the Government’s initiative on transformation of this force into army, said that he believes the creation of Kosovo Army will happen within months. Original post Here

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US Ambassador welcomes filing of pension fraud indictment

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, commenting on filing of the indictment against former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status, said he is “proud of Kosovo for taking this important step to fight corruption.” Original post Here

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Ex-KLA commanders indicted of faking war veterans' lists

Special Prosecution of Kosovo has filed on Friday an indictment against 11 former members of the Government’s commission on verification of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ status. The indictment which was filed in August by ex-prosecutor Elez Blakaj, who resigned citing threats and intimidation for investigating alleged wrongdoings during …

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European Parliament approves visa liberalisation talks with Kosovo

The European Parliament approved on Thursday, with 420 votes against 186, the opening of talks on visa liberalisation for citizens of Kosovo. The vote came after the European Commission in July confirmed that the country had fulfilled all the criteria. Kosovars are the only Balkan citizens to still need a …