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Philip S. Kosnett is the new US Ambassador to Kosovo

Philip S. Kosnett, the current Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the United States Embassy in Ankara, has been nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump for ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo, according to a readout published late Thursday. Original post Here

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Pacolli refutes Serbia’s claims that Papua New Guinea has revoked Kosovo’s recognition

Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, in a press conference on Thursday alleged that Papua New Guinea has revoked Kosovo’s recognition becoming the sixth country to do so. But Kosovo Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, rebutted Dacic’s claims, saying that Dacic continues spreading fake news against Kosovo’s statehood. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s EU Minister asks Germany to support visa liberalisation

Kosovo Minister of the European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, during her official visit to Germany, was received on Thursday by Stephan Mayer, Germany’s deputy interior minister. Hoxha asked German deputy minister to support visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Original post Here

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Serbs are leaving the Kosovo Security Force after pressure from Belgrade

Twenty Serbs left the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) on Thursday only days after eight other members of the Serb minority asked termination of contract with the civilian force after continuous pressure of Belgrade on local Serbs not to cooperate with this institution which is seen in Belgrade as future Army …

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Kosovo political leaders differ on who should lead dialogue with Serbia

Political parties of Kosovo have reached no agreement on who should be leading the dialogue with Serbia after a meeting held today in Pristina. Original post Here

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Kosovo, Serbia police meet on investigation of Ivanovic’s murder

The Kosovo Police officers have met on Tuesday Serbian police officers in the first ever direct meeting of the two police services. The meeting has been facilitated by the EULEX. Original post Here

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Visa liberalisation for Kosovo depends from political will, Haradinaj says

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj in a Facebook post says that Kosovo has fulfilled all the set criteria on visas and visa-free regime depends only from the political will of the EU. Original post Here

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Kosovo Foreign Ministry takes measures to counter Serbia’s aggressive campaign

The aggressive campaign of Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, is escalating. Media in Belgrade have published today an “official” document claiming that five countries have revoked Kosovo’s recognition. Kosovo Foreign Ministry told Gazeta Express that they have already informed all state institutions, including the President’s Office and the Parliament on …

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Kosovo education system needs restructuring, says Apostolova

Head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, said Wednesday that Kosovo education sector needs restructuring. During the meeting of the Parliament’s Committee on Education, she said that in cooperation with the Kosovo Ministry of Education they are working on a new program aimed at improving the education. She …

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LDK would win if election held today, new poll suggests

If the parliamentary election were held today, the opposition party of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) would win the elections, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Original post Here

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Correction of Kosovo-Serbia border unacceptable, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday that opening of the debate on correction of borders between Kosovo and Serbia is unacceptable. He made the comments during an official visit he is paying to Albanian coastal city of Vlora. Original post Here

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo academic

Former president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, and member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hivzi Islami, has been banned from entering Serbia at the border crossings of Mucibabe/Buhiq. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci invites opposition leader to lead dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci has called on the chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, to lead the dialogue with Serbia, saying that he would support such an initiative. Original post Here

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Draft-statute of the Association has not been submitted to Brussels

The Management Team in charge for drafting of the statute of the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities has not been submitted to the European Union despite early announcments that it will be finalised on 4 August. The draft statute is expected to be discussed in the next high level meeting of …

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There will be no Republika Srpska in Kosovo, says Fatmir Limaj

Chairman of Social-Democratic Initiative and Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, says that Kosovo leaders have no right to discuss on behalf of Kosovo any kind of autonomy or a “Republika Srpska” within Kosovo. Original post Here

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KFOR: No blockade of Gazivoda dam, the situation is calm and under control

KFOR says that it is performing its normal duty in the northern part of Kosovo, under UNSCR 1244 mandate, after media reports that the NATO-led force has stepped up its presence in that part of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government to receive draft of the Association today

Kosovo Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) says the Statute of the Association of Serb municipalities will be submitted directly to Brussels by the Managerial Team tasked to draft it. Original post Here

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Kadri Veseli: Kosovo to join the UN with its current borders

Kosovo Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli, in an opinion published on Monday said that he opposes the idea on correction of borders or partition of Kosovo. He said that the debate launched recently on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has created an unnecessary climate of tensions, fear and uncertainty in Kosovo. Original post …

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Kosovo President insists on ‘adjustment of borders’

President Hashim Thaci reiterated on Monday that border adjustment is his proposal for a peaceful solution with Serbia. He made the comments after Speaker of Parliament and chairman of biggest ruling party, PDK, Kadri Veseli, opposed the idea of correction of borders. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM: Change of borders is in Putin’s favour

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, says that change of borders in Balkans suits only to Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Original post Here

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Correction of Kosovo-Serbia border unacceptable, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Wednesday that opening of the debate on correction of borders between Kosovo and Serbia is unacceptable. He made the comments during an official visit he is paying to Albanian coastal city of Vlora. Original post Here

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Serbia bans entry of Kosovo academic

Former president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, and member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hivzi Islami, has been banned from entering Serbia at the border crossings of Mucibabe/Buhiq. Original post Here

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Kosovo President Thaci invites opposition leader to lead dialogue with Serbia

President Hashim Thaci has called on the chief of parliamentary group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, to lead the dialogue with Serbia, saying that he would support such an initiative. Original post Here

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Draft-statute of the Association has not been submitted to Brussels

The Management Team in charge for drafting of the statute of the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities has not been submitted to the European Union despite early announcments that it will be finalised on 4 August. The draft statute is expected to be discussed in the next high level meeting of …

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There will be no Republika Srpska in Kosovo, says Fatmir Limaj

Chairman of Social-Democratic Initiative and Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, says that Kosovo leaders have no right to discuss on behalf of Kosovo any kind of autonomy or a “Republika Srpska” within Kosovo. Original post Here

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KFOR: No blockade of Gazivoda dam, the situation is calm and under control

KFOR says that it is performing its normal duty in the northern part of Kosovo, under UNSCR 1244 mandate, after media reports that the NATO-led force has stepped up its presence in that part of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo Government to receive draft of the Association today

Kosovo Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) says the Statute of the Association of Serb municipalities will be submitted directly to Brussels by the Managerial Team tasked to draft it. Original post Here

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Kadri Veseli: Kosovo to join the UN with its current borders

Kosovo Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli, in an opinion published on Monday said that he opposes the idea on correction of borders or partition of Kosovo. He said that the debate launched recently on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has created an unnecessary climate of tensions, fear and uncertainty in Kosovo. Original post …

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Kosovo President insists on ‘adjustment of borders’

President Hashim Thaci reiterated on Monday that border adjustment is his proposal for a peaceful solution with Serbia. He made the comments after Speaker of Parliament and chairman of biggest ruling party, PDK, Kadri Veseli, opposed the idea of correction of borders. Original post Here

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Kosovo PM: Change of borders is in Putin’s favour

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, says that change of borders in Balkans suits only to Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Original post Here