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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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Army to be deployed throughout Kosovo territory, KSF Commander says

Future Army of Kosovo will be deployed throughout the territory of Kosovo, says Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, General Lieutenant, Rrahman Rama. He said approval of laws in Parliament on Thursday on transition of the KSF into army is one of the most important milestones for the state of Kosovo. …

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US Embassy comments Kosovo's initiative to transform Security Force into Army

US Embassy to Kosovo continues to support disciplined and transparent transition of the KSF into a professional, multi-ethnic, NATO interoperable army with limited mandate of territorial self-defence. This was confirmed to Gazeta Express by the US Embassy in Pristina commenting the laws that the Kosovo Parliament passed on Thursday, enabling …

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Turkey calls for closure of Gulen schools in Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Çavusoglu who is visiting Kosovo, asked the Government of Kosovo to close all schools of the “FETO” organisation, sponsored by religious leader Fetulah Gulen, an organisation which as Çavusoglu said is a terrorist organisation responsible for killing of over 200 people during a failed coup in …

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Kosovo PM vows 'uncompromising fight' against terrorism

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, hosted Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the US State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Haradinaj in a Facebook post said that joint with Sales they discussed current political developments in Kosovo. Original post Here

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UN Secretary General looking into UNMIK exit strategy initiative proposed by the US

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres is looking into the US initiative on an exit strategy for UNMIK, Belgrade based news agency Beta reported citing its sources within the UN headquarters on Friday. Original post Here

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Kosovo in continuous contact with NATO over army, PM Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo is in continuous contact with NATO and expressed his optimism that the country will join NATO. He made the comments a day after the Parliament of Kosovo passed in principle a package of laws on transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into …

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Attack on Albanian house in northern Kosovo

A molotov cocktail was thrown last night at the house of an Albanian living in northern part of Kosovo dominated by Serbs. The motives of the attack remain unknown, whereas the police reported that in addition to material damages no injuries have been reported in this incident. Original post Here

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Palmer: US not advocating solution for Kosovo

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer who is visiting Serbia said that Washington is not advocating any particular solution for Kosovo but is encouraging Belgrade and Pristina to take ownership of the project. Original post Here

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Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will pay an official visit to Kosovo on Friday and Saturday when he will meet senior state officials, including President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Albanian PM Blesses ‘Newborn Kosovo Army’

Kosovo Parliament has on Thursday unanimously approved in principle a package of laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Following the approval of the three draft laws, the Republic of Kosovo is a step closer of establishing its Army. Original post Here

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Army to be deployed throughout Kosovo territory, KSF Commander says

Future Army of Kosovo will be deployed throughout the territory of Kosovo, says Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, General Lieutenant, Rrahman Rama. He said approval of laws in Parliament on Thursday on transition of the KSF into army is one of the most important milestones for the state of Kosovo. …

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US Embassy comments Kosovo's initiative to transform Security Force into Army

US Embassy to Kosovo continues to support disciplined and transparent transition of the KSF into a professional, multi-ethnic, NATO interoperable army with limited mandate of territorial self-defence. This was confirmed to Gazeta Express by the US Embassy in Pristina commenting the laws that the Kosovo Parliament passed on Thursday, enabling …

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Turkey calls for closure of Gulen schools in Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Çavusoglu who is visiting Kosovo, asked the Government of Kosovo to close all schools of the “FETO” organisation, sponsored by religious leader Fetulah Gulen, an organisation which as Çavusoglu said is a terrorist organisation responsible for killing of over 200 people during a failed coup in …

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Kosovo PM vows 'uncompromising fight' against terrorism

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, hosted Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the US State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Haradinaj in a Facebook post said that joint with Sales they discussed current political developments in Kosovo. Original post Here

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UN Secretary General looking into UNMIK exit strategy initiative proposed by the US

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres is looking into the US initiative on an exit strategy for UNMIK, Belgrade based news agency Beta reported citing its sources within the UN headquarters on Friday. Original post Here

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Kosovo in continuous contact with NATO over army, PM Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo is in continuous contact with NATO and expressed his optimism that the country will join NATO. He made the comments a day after the Parliament of Kosovo passed in principle a package of laws on transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into …

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Attack on Albanian house in northern Kosovo

A molotov cocktail was thrown last night at the house of an Albanian living in northern part of Kosovo dominated by Serbs. The motives of the attack remain unknown, whereas the police reported that in addition to material damages no injuries have been reported in this incident. Original post Here

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Palmer: US not advocating solution for Kosovo

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer who is visiting Serbia said that Washington is not advocating any particular solution for Kosovo but is encouraging Belgrade and Pristina to take ownership of the project. Original post Here

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Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Kosovo

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will pay an official visit to Kosovo on Friday and Saturday when he will meet senior state officials, including President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Albanian PM Blesses ‘Newborn Kosovo Army’

Kosovo Parliament has on Thursday unanimously approved in principle a package of laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into Army of Kosovo. Following the approval of the three draft laws, the Republic of Kosovo is a step closer of establishing its Army. Original post Here