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Kosovo artist photos banned at Serbia’s border

A picture of Kosovo artist, Eliza Hoxha, depicting a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) engraving and a catalogue of her exhibition due to open in Belgrade as part of the festival “Miredita, Dobar Dan,” have been banned by the Serbian Police at the border point of Merdare. Original post Here

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UN Mission in Kosovo Unnecessary, says DPM Hoxhaj

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, in a Tweet on Tuesday asked the UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK to close. “UNMIK is UNNecessary,” said Hoxhaj. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government approves the statute of shareholding company Trepca

Kosovo Government has approved during Tuesday’s meeting the statute of the shareholding company ‘Trepca’ after almost two years since this huge mining complex was put under government control in a bid to and save it from bankruptcy. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM Haradinaj says a ‘great news’ on visas expected within ten days

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said the EU representatives are to announce ‘great news’ on visas within ten days, implying that the European Commission (EC) is expected to give positive recommendation for Kosovo citizens to travel without visas in the EU Schengen area. In April an EC fact-gathering mission visited …

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Kosovo Foreign Ministry publishes Verbal Note reconfirming recognition of Guinea Bissau

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo has reacted after recent reports of media in Belgrade who reported that Guinea Bissau has withdrawn recognition of Kosovo. Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry announced that they have received Verbal Note from the Guinea Bissau Embassy in Brussels, dated 24 January 2018, reconfirming recognition of …

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Thaci after meeting Kurz: Austria supports Kosovo’s membership in Interpol, visas, dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci met on Tuesday Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. After the meeting Thaci said that Austria supports Kosovo’s membership into Interpol, visa free regime and the dialogue with Serbia. Original post Here

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Vetevendosje blames Kosovo leaders for degrading the work of Parliament

Member of Parliament from the opposition party of Vetevendosje, Albulena Haxhiu, said that it is unacceptable the degradation of the Parliament of Kosovo by Speaker Kadri Veseli and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Haxhiu in a Facebook post said that Government lost its majority in Parliament and should be dismissed. Original …

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Ali Ahmeti visits Kosovo meets Haradinaj, Thaci

Head of the Democratic Union for Integration (BDI) a political party gathering Albanians in Macedonia which is part of the ruling coalition in Macedonia, is visiting Kosovo today when he met the Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and President Hashim Thaci. Original post Here

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Opposition says Kosovo’s diplomacy is discredited

Head of Parliamentary group of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo’s Parliament – LDK, Avdullah Hoti, says the country has stagnated and called Kosovo’s diplomacy as “discredited.” He said that Kosovo has stalled on getting new recognitions reminding that some countries are even considering retracting their decision to recognise Kosovo …

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Serbs feel safer in Pristina than in northern Kosovo, says Rada Trajkovic

The director of the NGO “European Movement” and former Kosovo MP, Rada Trajkovic, said that the case of killed Kosovo Serb politican Oliver Ivanovic remains unsolved and the northern part of Kosovo is ruled by mafia. She said that Kosovo serbs feel safer in Pristina than in northern part of …

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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