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European Union went astray, says Kosovo Prime Minister

Kosovo’s Prime Minister has slammed the EU’s position that the future of Trepca mining complex should be solved through dialogue with Serbia. Ramush Haradinaj says Brussels stance proves the EU “went astray”, and accused Brussels of inventing topics aimed at partition of Kosovo, Gazeta Express reports. Original post Here

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EX-KLA commander confirms receiving summons to appear in war crimes court

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) general commander, Sylejman Selimi, has confirmed to T7 that hat he has received a summons to appear at the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office for questioning about his role during 1998-1999 Kosovo war. Original post Here

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Serbia-Kosovo deal: Dividing Mitrovica means war, mayor warns

The Albanian mayor of the southern half of Mitrovica, Agim Bahtiri, warns war could erupt between Albanians in the south and Serbs in the north if Mitrovica is divided as part of arrangements of Kosovo-Serbia final deal. Original post Here

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Kosovo Serb detained suspected of being involved in killing of 33 Albanians

A Kosovo Serb man who was arrested last week at the border crossings of Jarinje in northern Kosovo, has been ordered a 30-days detention suspected of being involved in killing of at least 33 Albanians, who were executed during March and April 1999 in Peja. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s President meets Prime Minister ahead of his US visit

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj hosted Monday in his office president Hashim Thaci. In a Facebook post Haradinaj said he met Thaci as part of consultations for the state agenda ahead of President’s visit to United States. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s President hosts private dinner for institutional leaders, Albanian PM

Kosovo’s institutional leaders and Albanian Prime Minister visited Sunday the President Hashim Thaci in his new house in a suburban area of Pristina. The photo was shared online by Thaci’s son. Original post Here

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First protest against Vucic held in Mitrovica North

The first protest against autocratic rule of Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic and his party was held on Sunday in Mitrovica North in Kosovo, where local Serbs create a majority. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s PM introduced tax on Serbia to stop President negotiate borders, says ex negotiator

Former head of Kosovo’s delegation in technical dialogue with Serbia, Edita Tahiri, says the Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has decided to introduce tax on Serbian goods, as a tool to stop the EU-facilitated dialogue in Brussels headed by President Hashim Thaci who is promoting an idea on correction of borders …

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Ex-KLA member Faton Mehmetaj to be questioned Monday by special prosecutors

Faton Mehmetaj, former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), travelled on Sunday to the Hague, where on Monday he will be questioned by prosecutors of the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, Gazeta Express has learned. Mehmetaj and his lawyer Arianti Koci travelled on Sunday to Hague. Original post Here

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Kosovo ruling party leader calls for temporary suspension of tax

Speaker of Kosovo Parliament and leader of the biggest ruling party – PDK, sent a letter to coalition partners asking temporary suspension of tax on imports from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, in order as he said, for Kosovo to maintain its partnership with the United States. The US Ambassador to Kosovo …

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s opposition leader wants a broad-based Government

Chairman of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, asked creation of a broad-based Government based on political balance in Parliament. He said the LDK holds the biggest number of seats in Parliament granting the LDK the prime minister’s position. Original post Here

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Kosovo’s Haradinaj slams Austria for supporting redrawing of borders

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he knows reasons why Austria is supporting partition of Kosovo. Haradinaj recalled the weeding of Austrian Foreign Minister in July 2018 reminding that one of the wedding guests was Russian President, Vladimir Putin, whose country also is pushing forward the idea on redrawing borders …

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Kosovo Golden Girl Confirms Domination, wins Gold in Düsseldorf Grand Slam

Kosovo judoka, Majlinda Kelmendi, Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion, claimed the Gold Medal at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 in Germany. Kelmendi dominated all of her opponents. Original post Here

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Kosovo Prime Minister feels no pressure on rescinding tax

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj reiterated Friday that introduction of 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina tax, helped domestic businesses to increase their production and capacities. Haradinaj says the tax will remain into place regardless pressure of international community asking him to suspend the trade measure. Original post Here

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Tax on Serbian goods not conditioned with visas, says Kosovo EU Minister

Kosovo’s Minister of EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said she has no official confirmation the European Union is conditioning suspension of tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods with visa liberalization despite EU’s repeated call to rescind the tax. Original post Here

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Kosovo Negotiation Team Briefs Ambassadors on Dialogue Process

Kosovo Negotiation Team in dialogue with Serbia met Friday Ambassadors accredited in Kosovo to inform them on their informing them on the role the state delegation will play in final phase of dialogue with Belgrade. Original post Here

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Kosovo Air Traffic Controllers end strike

Kosovo’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Pal Lekaj, and head of the trade union of the Air Traffic Controllers, Artan Hasani, signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike which caused cancellation and delay of many flights in and out of Pristina International Airport over the last two weeks. …

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Serbia’s Vucic with threatening tone: No one touches Kosovo Serbs

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that Serbia will not let anyone touch the Kosovo Serbs. Original post Here

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Ex-KLA member tells Hague prosecutors ‘Kosovo war was just’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member, Isuf Gashi, after two days questioning by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office prosecutors in Pristina, said the KLA war was about liberation, and accused Serbia of committing war crimes. Original post Here

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Tax won’t be suspended next week, says Besnik Tahiri

Besnik Tahiri, senior member of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, headed by Ramush Haradinaj, said Thursday the 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnia-Herzegovina goods will not be rescinded any time soon. Original post Here