Serbian Delegation Visit leads to Clashes in Kosovo

Protest1PRISTINA, Kosovo — The visit of the Serbian government official Borko Stefanovic to Kosovo caused strong clashes with Kosovo Albanian protes-ters. Activists and parliament members from the Kosovar Movement for Self-Determination (‘Vetevendosje’) blocked the entrance of the parliament building in Kosovo’s capital city Prishtina. ‘Vetevendosje’ member Shpend Ahmeti expressed his dissatisfaction about hosting "a person who continuously fights against Kosovo’s independence." Meanwhile Kosovo Police stated, that so far sixteen persons were seriously injured during the protests, of which ten are police officers.

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Head of Serbian Negotiation Team visits Kosovo

talksPRISTINA, Kosovo — As to Kosovar media, the head of the Serbian negotiation team at the EU backed Kosovo-Serbian talks in Brussels, Borko Stefanovic, will visit Kosovo on Thursday. Official-ly the Serb politician follows an invitation from the Kosovar public broad-caster RTK. Reportedly Stefanovic will meet the head of the Kosovo negotiation team, Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Edita Tahiri as well as further Kosovo government officials and representatives of Kosovar political parties. Additional meetings are foreseen with members of the Kosovo-Serb communities.

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Kosovo Population Rejects EULEX Special Police Commander

KurtiPRISTINA, Kosovo — Reportedly the EU Kosovo Law-and-Order Mission EULEX hired the Romanian Marian Petre as the head of the EULEX’ Special Police Department. As to Romanian sources, Colonel Petre "was trained within the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Gendarmerie and he successfully passed through all the stages of his professional carrier.” Apart from an individual judgment regarding the respective officer, the appointment caused expressions of  rejection within parts of the Kosovar public opinion. …

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President of Kosovo: Atifete … who?

DellocracyPRISTINA / PRISHTINE / Kosovo Media this week broadly covered the fact, that the new elected President of the Republic of Kosovo seems to be unknown – not only in Kosovo, but also at the EU institutions. Obviously upset, members of the European Parliament (MEP) experienced – that the EU director for the Balkans, the Slovak Miroslav Lajcak, while reporting to the Foreign Policy Committee of the European Parliament (EP) was not able to say more than “It is important that she was elected …”. Further on, likewise the questioning MEPs he wouldn’t dispose additional information. …

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  • Where Kosovo Stands After 10 Years of Being a Republic - Daily Signal 23/02/2018
    Daily SignalWhere Kosovo Stands After 10 Years of Being a RepublicDaily SignalThe Republic of Kosovo, a young democracy in the Balkans, celebrated the 10th anniversary of its independence on Feb. 17. Kosovo's president, Hashim Thaci, in his speech commemorating the occasion, expressed pride in his country's notable ...
  • Local Albanians rally around Kosovo toddler - The Boston Globe 23/02/2018
    The Boston GlobeLocal Albanians rally around Kosovo toddlerThe Boston GlobeLeo Keka, far left, hosted a fund-raiser at his Quincy restaurant, Alba, for Rubin Gashi of Kosovo, who is seeking treatment at Boston Children's Hospital for a rare medical condition. Rubin is joined by his mother, Gelbehare Gashi, and father, Bujar ...
  • 51st state: Kosovo's bond to the US – photo essay - The Guardian 16/02/2018
    The Guardian51st state: Kosovo's bond to the US – photo essayThe Guardian51st state: Kosovo's bond to the US – photo essay. Kosovo continues to have emotional, political and economic bonds with the country that 20 years ago led a western intervention in its war with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, eventually leading to ...Kosovo Independence: M […]
  • Serbia Thanks Russia For Support Over Kosovo :: Balkan Insight - Balkan Insight 23/02/2018
    B92Serbia Thanks Russia For Support Over Kosovo :: Balkan InsightBalkan InsightSerbian leaders heaped praise on Russia during Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to Belgrade – while Lavrov in turn said Russia would not relent in its opposition to Kosovo's independence."Makes more sense for US to revoke Kosovo recognition"B92Russia trie […]
  • Kosovo Stalls Again on Montenegro Border Vote - Balkan Insight 23/02/2018
    Gazeta ExpressKosovo Stalls Again on Montenegro Border VoteBalkan InsightKosovo MPs have again postoned a decision on whether or not to ratify a vexed border demarcation agreement with Montenegro, set for Thursday. The vote failed as a result of the decision of the government to turn the vote into a package, by including ...Delawie to Kosovo leaders: Pass Bo […]
  • Kosovo at 10: challenges overshadow independence celebrations ... - The Guardian 16/02/2018
    The GuardianKosovo at 10: challenges overshadow independence celebrations ...The GuardianMigration, youth unemployment and unresolved alleged war crimes are headaches for Kosovo's international backers.Kosovo Finds Little to Celebrate After 10 Years of Independence ...New York TimesKosovo: A young country, being shaped by its youthPOLITICO.euKosovo mark […]
  • Pristina in the spotlight: Rita Ora aside, can Kosovo's capital make it big? - The Guardian 19/02/2018
    The GuardianPristina in the spotlight: Rita Ora aside, can Kosovo's capital make it big?The GuardianIn 1389, at the Battle of Kosovo Polje, Serbs, fighting alongside Albanian allies, lost to the Ottoman Empire, and it wasn't until 1912 that Albanian forces took it back. But Serb forces took control, and in 1918 the city became part of the Kingdom o […]
  • Dacic asks Gambia to review Kosovo decision - B92 23/02/2018
    B92Dacic asks Gambia to review Kosovo decisionB92"I have acquainted our guest with what's been happening in recent years and decades, that this (unilateral declaration of Kosovo's independence) is a one-sided act that continues to the subject of different opinions and disputes," he said. According to ...
  • Memorial to Slain Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Unveiled - Balkan Insight 23/02/2018
    Balkan InsightMemorial to Slain Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic UnveiledBalkan InsightOliver Ivanovic's party colleagues and several family members unveiled the plaque dedicated to the slain politician in front of his party's premises in the north of the Kosovo town of Mitrovica, where he was shot in January. “I have to endure this ...and more »
  • US raps Albania's Rama for 'careless' words on Kosovo - EurActiv - EURACTIV 22/02/2018
    EURACTIVUS raps Albania's Rama for 'careless' words on Kosovo - EurActivEURACTIVA puppet of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, placed by Albanian opposition supporters in front of police officers during a protest in Tirana, Albania, 27 Janaury 2018. Opposition accuse Prime Minister Edi Rama for connections with organised crime ...U.S. raps ally […]

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  • Serbia free to choose Russia over EU membership: president 22/02/2018
    Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and visiting Russia n Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a joint press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, on Feb. 21, 2018. The European Union will have to understand Serbia's relations with Russia, if it wishes to see it as its future member, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after meeting visiting Russian Forei […]
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  • Belgrade Slams Albanian PM's Kosovo Union Talk 20/02/2018
    Nenad Popovic, Serbia's minister without portfolio in charge of innovation and technological development, said yesterday that Rama's comments about a single presidency "point to a clear and unequivocal plan for the creation of a so-called Greater Albania in the Balkans and on Serbian soil," RFE/RL reports . Rama's remark came during […]
  • Burundi Lifted its Act on the Recognition of Kosovo's Independence 20/02/2018
    Burundi lifted its decision to recognize Kosovo 's independence. The relevant note received by the authorities of the African state was published by the press service of the Serbian MFA, according Regnum correspondent quoted by Focus news agency as saying.

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