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PRISTINA, Kosovo ++ Kosovo-Serbia Talks to Resume in Late   March:  Borislav Stefanovic, the head of Serbia’s delegation for talks between Pristina and Belgrade, said on Monday that the dialogue will resume at the end of March … ++ Talks bad for Kosovo: Kosovo opposition party Self-Determination Movement has started a campaign against Belgrade-Pristina talks … ++ Initiation of Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project: Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network has launched its Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project, funded by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). ++ Politician angers MEPs over Kosovo organ harvesting claim: A meeting of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee focusing on the alleged harvesting of organs of Serbian prisoners by the Kosovan army during the conflict there in 1999 took place in Strasbourg … ++

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++ Trawling Pristina for a Good Fish Shop: Taunita: On Taunita’s bed of ice there is always a fresh stock of sea bass, sea bream, Kosovan carp and trout, salmon from Norway and calamari from Albania … ++ Snowboard Cup Lands in Kosovo: Brezovica will be hosting Kosovo’s first Snowboard Cross competition in March, bringing top athletes and a host of cultural events to the country’s slopes … ++ KFOR to Halve Troop Numbers in Kosovo: The NATO-led force in Kosovo, KFOR, has announced that it will reduce the number of its troops to 5,500 from 10,000 … ++ Kosovo Academy Seeks Delay to Census: Pristina’s Academy of Science and Arts, ASHAK, is demanding that the authorities postpone the census, planned for April, until there is more agreement on who should be counted … ++ Kosovo Condemns ‘Evil’ Killer of US Soldiers: Kosovo’s government and people have expressed shock and indignation over the killings of two US soldiers, shot dead at Frankfurt airport on Wednesday by a Kosovo Albanian allegedly born in Germany … ++ Kidnapped Kosovo Boy Returned Home: A five-year-old boy, kidnapped from his Pristina home on Thursday morning, has been returned to his parents by policé … ++

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Trafficking + anti-semitism + Census delay + Kfor downsize + Film Festival

++ Serbia Prosecutor Backs Del Ponte Role in Organ Trade Probe:  Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor supports the initiative of Carla del Ponte, former chief prosecutor at the Hague, to take part in the investigation into alleged organ trafficking in Kosovo. ++ Anti-Semitic TV Rant Causes Furore in Serbia: Broadcasting authority mulls changing rules for reality TV shows after singer says she “hates” Jews. ++ Kosovo Academy Seeks Delay to Census: Pristina’s Academy of Science and Arts, ASHAK, is demanding that the authorities postpone the census, planned for April, until there is more agreement on who should be counted. ++ KFOR to Halve Troop Numbers in Kosovo: The NATO-led force in Kosovo, KFOR, has announced that it will reduce the number of its troops to 5,500 from 10,000. ++ Rolling Film Festival Rolls Back onto Stage: Roma remain one of the world’s most discriminated against groups, but a festival in Pristina hopes to tackle this issue through film. ++ See more at www.birn.eu.com


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    The GuardianNow is chance for Kosovo deal, says Serbian president – but at what cost?The GuardianClaiming to have shed many of his former nationalist views, and brushing off accusations of authoritarianism, he is now seen by the international community as the man who could sign an agreement that would eventually bring reconciliation over Kosovo.EU's Tus […]
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  • Conference to emphasize Kosovo diaspora's potential beyond hard cash - Prishtina Insight 17/05/2018
    Prishtina InsightConference to emphasize Kosovo diaspora's potential beyond hard cashPrishtina InsightA four-day conference titled Diaspora Flet (Diaspora Speaks), organized by Germin, a Kosovo-based NGO that works to achieve development in the Western Balkans through diaspora, will be held in Prishtina between May 17-20. The conference will bring ...

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