Kosovo Liberation Day

Nato2PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo was liberated from Serbian suppression by NATO troops entering the now independent state on 12th. June 1999. Several Kosovo officials on this occasion expressed gratitude to the European Union and the USA. The NATO intervention 12 years ago  ended a (at least) decades long ruling of a racist apartheid regime of Serbia in Kosovo. Particularly under the Milosevic presidency of Serbia respectively Yugoslavia, Kosovo Albanians faced a strong suppressi- on, starting from the annulment of Kosovo’s autonomy status within Serbia and Yugoslavia in 1989: Read the rest of this entry »

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Serbian Officials encourage Destabilization in Northern Kosovo

BogdanovicPRISTINA, Kosovo — Reportedly several officials from the Serbian Government crossed the border to Kosovo illegally. On Friday 3rd June, Serbia’s Minister for Kosovo, Goran Bogdanovic, entered the mainly Serb populated northern Kosovo territory without permission from the Kosovo Government. In the Serb controlled northern Mitrovica Bogdano- vic then officially presented a Serbian government donation of 350,000 Euro cash for Kosovo-Serb owned enterprises. Already a day before, on 2nd. June – the head of the Serbian delegation for the Dialogue with Kosovo, Broko Stefanovic paid an illegal visit to the same region. Bypassing the official border controls, Stefanovic obviously used the smuggler routes from Serbia to Kosovo.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Austrian KFOR soldier accused of rape

Austrian-KFORPRISTINA, Kosovo — 8,000 NATO and allied troops are stationed in Kosovo to improve the fragile security situation. Instead some of them see- mingly contribute to insecurity by misusing their privileged status – including granted immunity. Now a 37-year-old Austrian sergeant is suspected of raping several women working in a KFOR military camp. Austrian army on Friday filed charges against the soldier on suspicion of having committed violations during the time served as part of KFOR in Kosovo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic Illusions

John.SewelBRUSSELS / PRISTINA, Kosovo — Poor govern-ance and slow economic growth continue to be major obstacles in the process of the Euro-Atlantic integration of western Balkan countries. This is the outcome of a report, which the British politician John Sewel, in his function of the Rapporteur for the Committee on Economics and Security, recently presented to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: "The road … is rocky, and only Croatia seems close to achieving the basic qualifications … The others face daunting challenges … These include the debt crisis, problems of governance and corruption … and enlargement fatigue among some EU governments and their publics."  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dubrava prison massacre

slobodan M [ … the prisoners were told to line up on the sports field … police started firing from the guard tower and the jail walls, using hand grenades, bazookas and automatic weapons … about 20 officers opened fire … total chaos with prisoners falling down all over the place. It all stopped some 20 minutes later, allegedly for the guards to reload ]
PRISTINA, Kosovo — The last Sunday was used by parts of the Kosovo-Albanian population to remember the 12th year of the Dubrava prision massacre in Kosovo. On 22nd. May 1999 reportedly 160 mainly Kosovo-Albanian political prisoners were murdered by Serbian paramilitary forces, police and military. Another 300 prisoners were wounded.

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Courts fail to address divorce cases + Kosovo remembers 1999 air strikes + Opinion on Prishtina-Belgrade conflict

divorce1PRISHTINA / PRISTINA ++ The OSCE says courts in Kosovo are failing to appropriately judge cases involving divorce and foster children … this failure violates the legal framework in Kosovo ++ On March 24th, Kosovo will mark the twelfth anniversary of the 1999 NATO air strikes against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic. This year, however, the occasion has new significance … ++ There can’t be talks between Pristina and Belgrade without first agreeing on the history of their conflict … Belgrade and Pristina should agree that Ibrahim Rugova and Zoran Djindjic are to be recognized both as heroes against Serb fascism …

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  • Kosovo Independence Fighters Try to Amend Special Court Law - U.S. News & World Report 15/12/2017
    Balkan InsightKosovo Independence Fighters Try to Amend Special Court LawU.S. News & World ReportKosovo Independence Fighters Try to Amend Special Court Law. Former fighters of Kosovo independence are collecting signatures for a petition that will ask for amendments of the existing law on a court established to prosecute crimes committed during ...Kosovo […]
  • Kosovo: Compensation for wartime rape survivors, but still no justice - Amnesty International USA 15/12/2017
    Amnesty International USAKosovo: Compensation for wartime rape survivors, but still no justiceAmnesty International USANearly two decades after thousands of women and girls in Kosovo were systematically raped during the 1998-99 armed conflict, the survivors are about to receive long-awaited recognition and compensation for the rape and torture they endured. […]
  • Kosovo prosecutor drops extradition case over alleged Turkey coup links - Daily Mail 14/12/2017
    U.S. News & World ReportKosovo prosecutor drops extradition case over alleged Turkey coup linksDaily MailPRISTINA, Dec 14 (Reuters) - A Kosovo prosecutor withdrew his bid on Thursday to extradite a Turkish citizen accused by Turkey of being part of a group linked to a failed coup there in 2016, saying Ankara had not provided enough evidence to back the . […]
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    Kosovo independence fighters try to amend special court law - New ...New Jersey HeraldFormer fighters of Kosovo independence are collecting signatures for a petition that will ask for amendments of the existing law on a court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after the country's war for independence.and more »
  • Nordonia Hills educator teaching teachers in Kosovo - ThisWeek Community News 16/12/2017
    ThisWeek Community NewsNordonia Hills educator teaching teachers in KosovoThisWeek Community NewsA Nordonia Hills teacher is currently overseas, training English teachers at Kosova English Teachers Network in Pristina, Kosovo. Brooke Leach Grable is among 140 Americans selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural ...
  • Homecoming Kosovo Serbs Face an Uncertain Future - Balkan Insight 14/12/2017
    Balkan InsightHomecoming Kosovo Serbs Face an Uncertain FutureBalkan InsightOn windswept Little Zvecan Hill, overlooking the town of Mitrovica in the north of Kosovo, protected by a barbed-wire fence and wrapped in a cloak of secrecy, a settlement called Sunny Valley is taking shape. Sunny Valley began in May 2016 as a joint ...and more »
  • In Kosovo Visit, Macedonia Agrees To International Probe Into Deadly 2015 Shoot-Out - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty 12/12/2017
    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIn Kosovo Visit, Macedonia Agrees To International Probe Into Deadly 2015 Shoot-OutRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyMacedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said that there will be an international investigation into a deadly 2015 shoot-out that has strained ties with neighboring Kosovo. Zaev made the comment on December 12 during the […]
  • Kosovo's president takes 'fake news' to a brand new low - Winnipeg Free Press 11/12/2017
    Winnipeg Free PressKosovo's president takes 'fake news' to a brand new lowWinnipeg Free PressRecently there was a story in the Toronto Star wherein Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci gave a warning to Parliament during his visit to Ottawa that Russian meddling in world affairs will have consequences for Canada. It was Thaci's assertion […]
  • Kosovo reaches deal with ContourGlobal on €1bn coal-fired power plant - bne IntelliNews 14/12/2017
    bne IntelliNewsKosovo reaches deal with ContourGlobal on €1bn coal-fired power plantbne IntelliNewsKosovo's government has reached an agreement with US energy group ContourGlobal on the construction of a 500MW coal-fired power plant, Kosova e Re, a project worth €1bn. This will be the first major investment in the energy sector in Kosovo in the ...
  • 'EU must recognize historic opportunity to solve Kosovo issue' - Deutsche Welle 10/12/2017
    Deutsche Welle'EU must recognize historic opportunity to solve Kosovo issue'Deutsche WelleDW: Mr. Petritsch, you say we are today presented with a historic opportunity to solve the Kosovo issue. What do you mean? Wolfgang Petritsch: Serbian President [Aleksandar] Vucic's statement on Kosovo signals that he is now willing to address and ...and […]

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  • Kosovo independence fighters try to amend special court law 15/12/2017
    Former fighters of Kosovo's independence movement began collecting signatures on Friday for a petition seeking to extend the jurisdiction of a war crimes court to include Serbs, their adversaries in their war for independence. Three associations of Kosovo Liberation Army veterans aim to collect the 10,000 signatures needed to change a 2015 law governing […]
  • Kosovar Prosecutor Withdraws Request To Extradite Turkish Citizen 15/12/2017
    A prosecutor in Kosovo has withdrawn his bid to a Pristina court to allow the extradition of a Turkish citizen allegedly linked to a U.S.-based cleric Ankara blames for orchestrating a failed coup last year. During a December 14 hearing, prosecutor Ali Rexha told the judge that Turkish authorities had not provided enough evidence against Ugur Toksoy to justi […]
  • Haradinaj's government 'on its last legs' 14/12/2017
    The government of Ramush Haradinaj is on its last legs, and its collapse is a matter of days or weeks. Hoti claims that the Kosovo government is unable to implement any process, including forwarding draft bills to the Assembly, Pristina-based daily Zeri is reporting.
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    Zaev is on a o... . Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, center, flanked by Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev during a welcome ceremony ahead of their meeting in Pristina, Kosovo, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

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