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Serb mayors in Kosovo south not intending to resign

Mayors of six Serb-run municipalities in southern part of the Iber River, have supported the decision of the four mayors in northern part of the country, who on Tuesday offered their resignation in protest over Government’s decision to impose 100 percent tariffs in all Serbia’s goods. Original post Here

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Kosovo celebrates Flag Day

Kosovo public institutions are not working today (Wednesday), honouring the Flag Day, 28 November. Original post Here

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Kosnett sworn in as new U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo

Philip S. Kosnett was sworn in as the new U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo on Tuesday during a ceremony held at the U.S. State Department. The ceremony was attended also by Kosovo President Hashim Thaci who is paying an official visit to Washington. Original post Here

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Bolton says time for Kosovo and Serbia to reach an agreement

U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton met on Tuesday Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and urged Kosovo and Serbia to reach an agreement. Original post Here

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Kosovo-Albania governments meeting ends with eagle gesture group photo

Governments of Kosovo and Albania convened today in Peja for a joint meeting when representatives of both countries signed important agreements. Original post Here

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Kosovo Police interviews secretary of Ivanovic’s party

Silvana Arsovic, Secretary of the Civic Initiative ‘SDP’, which was led by late Kosovo Serb political leader Oliver Ivanovic, has been interviewed by the Kosovo Police. Last Friday the police have arrested four people suspected of their involvement on killing of Ivanovic who was shot dead in front of his …

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Albanian PM Rama Urges Serbia ‘Down To Earth' Policy Towards Kosovo

Governments of Kosovo and Albania during a joint meeting which is taking place in Peja have signed several agreements. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama considers today’s meeting as the most important for the two governments. He also referred to Kosovo Government’s decision to impose 100 percent customs fee in Serbia’s …

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Kosovo-Albania agree to remove roaming fees, unify customs clearance procedures

Governments of Kosovo and Albania gathered today in Peja to discuss cooperation and signed several agreements aimed at removing existing barriers between the two countries. Original post Here

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Kosovo’ will not remove tax until full normalization with Serbia, Arifi says

Chief of Staff of the Kosovo Prime Minister’s Office, Avni Arifi, said that the decision for imposing 100 percent tax on all Serbia’s goods will not be revoked until full normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. Original post Here

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EU Commissioner Hahn urges Kosovo, Serbia to work on de-escalation of situation

EU-Commissioner for European Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn following today’s development in Kosovo and Government’s decision to impose 100 percent tariffs on Serbia’s goods spoke over phone with president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Original post Here

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Situation calm in the north after Kosovo Parliament vote on Army

The Kosovo Police Deputy Director of Mitrovica North station, Besim Hoti, told Gazeta Express the situation in northern part of Kosovo is calm and the police is acting based on an operational plan drafted earlier. Kosovo Serbs gathered in Mitrovica North to protest Pristina’s decision on transforming the Kosovo Security …

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EU regrets Kosovo’s move to form an army

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has expressed regret over Kosovo’s move to form a new army. The Parliament of Kosovo has passed on Friday legislation on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. Original post Here

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Government congratulates citizens on Kosovo Army

The Government of Kosovo has congratulated citizens after the Parliament passed a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army stating that the army is the final step on consolidating country’s statehood ten years after declaration of independence. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army serving to peace, President Thaci

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci says newly established Kosovo Army will contribute to peace in the region and in peaceful operations all over the world. The Parliament of Kosovo voted on Friday a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force into an army. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army will serve to all, says PM Haradinaj

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addressing media after Parliament’s vote on transition of the KSF into an army said that Kosovo Army will never be used against its people either it in the north or anywhere else and pledged that the newly established armed force of Kosovo will serve to all …

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NATO reacts after establishment of Kosovo Army

The Parliament of Kosovo passed on Friday a package of laws initiating the process of transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement saying that he regrets the decision was made despite the concerns expressed by NATO. Original post Here

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U.S. reaffirms commitment to work with KSF after change of mandate

The United States Embassy in Kosovo reaffirmed its support for the gradual transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo’s sovereign right. According to the US Embassy today’s vote in the Kosovo Parliament is the first step in developing this …

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Kosovo Parliament Votes Creation of Army

The Kosovo Parliament on Friday passed legislation enabling transition of an existing 4,000-member Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into a full-fledged Kosovo Army. This is one of the most important decisions for Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared its Independence in 2008. Original post Here

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A country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships, says U.S. Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett in a Tweet on Friday said a country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships and peaceful relations with its neighbors. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament To Vote Establishment Of National Army Today

Kosovo’s parliament is set to pass legislation Friday that would turn an existing 4,000-strong Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an expanded, lightly armed army. This is considered as the most important step of Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared Independence in 2008. Original post Here

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Situation calm in the north after Kosovo Parliament vote on Army

The Kosovo Police Deputy Director of Mitrovica North station, Besim Hoti, told Gazeta Express the situation in northern part of Kosovo is calm and the police is acting based on an operational plan drafted earlier. Kosovo Serbs gathered in Mitrovica North to protest Pristina’s decision on transforming the Kosovo Security …

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EU regrets Kosovo’s move to form an army

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has expressed regret over Kosovo’s move to form a new army. The Parliament of Kosovo has passed on Friday legislation on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. Original post Here

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Government congratulates citizens on Kosovo Army

The Government of Kosovo has congratulated citizens after the Parliament passed a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army stating that the army is the final step on consolidating country’s statehood ten years after declaration of independence. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army serving to peace, President Thaci

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci says newly established Kosovo Army will contribute to peace in the region and in peaceful operations all over the world. The Parliament of Kosovo voted on Friday a package of laws enabling transition of the Kosovo Security Force into an army. Original post Here

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Kosovo Army will serve to all, says PM Haradinaj

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addressing media after Parliament’s vote on transition of the KSF into an army said that Kosovo Army will never be used against its people either it in the north or anywhere else and pledged that the newly established armed force of Kosovo will serve to all …

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NATO reacts after establishment of Kosovo Army

The Parliament of Kosovo passed on Friday a package of laws initiating the process of transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement saying that he regrets the decision was made despite the concerns expressed by NATO. Original post Here

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U.S. reaffirms commitment to work with KSF after change of mandate

The United States Embassy in Kosovo reaffirmed its support for the gradual transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo’s sovereign right. According to the US Embassy today’s vote in the Kosovo Parliament is the first step in developing this …

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Kosovo Parliament Votes Creation of Army

The Kosovo Parliament on Friday passed legislation enabling transition of an existing 4,000-member Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into a full-fledged Kosovo Army. This is one of the most important decisions for Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared its Independence in 2008. Original post Here

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A country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships, says U.S. Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett in a Tweet on Friday said a country’s security depends on the quality of its security relationships and peaceful relations with its neighbors. Original post Here

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Kosovo Parliament To Vote Establishment Of National Army Today

Kosovo’s parliament is set to pass legislation Friday that would turn an existing 4,000-strong Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an expanded, lightly armed army. This is considered as the most important step of Kosovo’s statehood since the country declared Independence in 2008. Original post Here