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Vinci Airports will pay 417 million euro ($513.2 million) to the Serbian government and 84 million euro to the retail shareholders of airport operator Nikola Tesla [BEL:AERO] for the concession plus an annual concession fee of between 4.4 million euro and 15.1 million euro, the government said in ... Kosovo
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Two Kosovar lawmakers were injured Wednesday when the opposition used tear gas several times to disrupt a parliamentary vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Lawmakers had to be evacuated from the Assembly building after the Self-Determination ... Kosovo

Serbia has cancelled Friday's planned match between the women's junior handball teams from Serbia and Kosovo, amid rising tension and concerns over ... Serbia's government on Friday scrapped a match between the Serbia and Kosovo junior women's handball teams, as a qualifier for the World ...
For anyone unfamiliar with Kosovo, the scenes broadcast from the Assembly yesterday looked like an unambiguous case of order versus chaos. On the one hand, tear-gas-throwing MPs tried to block the passage of a bill recognizing a border deal with Montenegro. On the other, the government, the EU ... Kosovo
The head of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija in this way reacted to a statement made earlier in the day by Kosovo Assembly President Kadri Veseli. "Let Kadri Veseli not rejoice because Kosovo and Metohija will never be a state, nor will Presevo, Medvedja, or Nis ever be a part ... citizen
"When it comes to visa liberalisation more needs to be done. But you have taken important steps toward Kosovo's integration into the European Union," he said. The German Ambassador made the comments during signing of a MoU between Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund and the Government of ...

On the other hand, the most recent action taken by the Kosovo government to tackle this issue was the construction of a new coal power plant, the 'Kosova e Re' Power Plant, which was approved by late December. The project consists of an upgrade of the 27-year old lignite-fired Kosovo B Power ...
The previous government and international experts deny that. Opposition leader Albin Kurti complained that most of the party's lawmakers were barred from the vote or taken away by police for questioning after the tear gas was set off in the Kosovo Assembly. "Today, 80 lawmakers joined the treason ...
Gazeta Express got hold of a letter that the British lawyer Sir Geoffrey Nice addressed to the Government of Kosovo, when he reveals a scandalous history involving President Hashim Thaci and his team. The letter shows the President owes almost half a million Euro for his professional engagement with the ...
The organization that runs the continental grid, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, disclosed the problem on Tuesday, saying that it had never seen anything like it before. It announced on Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Serb and Kosovar authorities to ...
Pristina's Special Prosecution has taken over the investigation into the killing of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic from local prosecutors because of the complexity of the case. ... Ivanovic was an opponent of the Belgrade-backed Kosovo Serb party, Srpska Lista, which is now part of the Kosovo government.
In total, the Kosovo police have registered 133 returnees, including several children. The government has also put in place what it calls a “holistic” programme to prevent radicalisation, in anticipation of a further flow of returnees. It is supporting non-governmental organisations and religious institutions in ...
Senior officials in the current Kosovo government are reported to be among the suspects, and in January the ruling party made an abortive attempt to repeal the legislation underpinning the court's existence. The absence of war crimes charges for KLA atrocities is seen as a deep injustice by most Serbs, ...
Pristina, Kosovo - As the Pristina-born British singer and actress Rita Ora entertained thousands of Kosovars as part of independence day celebrations, a poster on a fence surrounding Kosovo's main government building pictured hundreds of young men unseen in nearly 20 years, believed to have been ...
Kosovo Government will hold two meetings on Tuesday. In the first meeting set to be held at 10:00 The Government will ask withdrawal of the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro from the Parliament. Later at 16:00 the cabinet will convene again to proceed the ...
Nearly 30 years on, many teachers like her struggle to understand why the Kosovo government does not officially acknowledge the role that they played during the country's struggle for existence in the 1990s. In order to keep Albanian-language education alive, many families throughout the country ...
Opposition parties say Kosovo loses territory with the 2015 agreement, though that has been denied by the previous government and international experts. Lawmakers in Kosovo's 120-seat Assembly again failed to vote Wednesday on the border deal, apparently due to the lack of the required two-third ...

Senior officials in the current Kosovo government are reported to be among the suspects, and in January the ruling party made an abortive attempt to repeal the legislation underpinning the court's existence. The absence of war crimes charges for KLA atrocities is seen as a deep injustice by most Serbs, ...
The Kosovo government should consider piloting projects that enable Kosovo Serbs and Albanians to work together, “as reconciliation between the states may take a very long time”, it adds. The report also suggests that the European Union needs to redouble its efforts and persuade Kosovo's institutions to ...
Pristina, Kosovo - As the Pristina-born British singer and actress Rita Ora entertained thousands of Kosovars as part of independence day celebrations, a poster on a fence surrounding Kosovo's main government building pictured hundreds of young men unseen in nearly 20 years, believed to have been ...
The Government of Kosovo has condemned the attack on Kosovo's General Consulate and called on French authorities that those responsible for the attack be brought before justice. “The Republic of Kosovo is a sovereign country which respects international laws and acts responsibly in international ...
Nearly 80,000 ethnic Serbs live in northern Kosovo, a lawless region allied with the Serbian government in Belgrade, which has strong ties with the Kremlin. In the divided city of Mitrovica, there's a sign that reads: "Kosovo is Serbia — Crimea is Russia." Last month, Oliver Ivanovic, a popular Kosovar Serb ...
Kosovo 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 two additional documents. One was a report by a state ...
That slur reinforces the prejudice that Roma face across Europe, and on both sides of the Ibar river that divides the Kosovar and Serb halves of Mitrovica. “The Kosovo government hasn't done much for the Roma community,” said Vera Pula, programme co-ordinator at the Kosovo Foundation for Open ...
A non-governmental organisation called on citizens of Kosovo to gather on Friday in front of the Parliament to protest against further delays of the ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation between Kosovo and Montenegro. The protest will be held as Kosovo Parliament has failed yet again on ...
Dacic told a joint press conference in Belgrade that he "suggested to Darboe and asked him" that his country should reconsider the decision, which a former government made in 2009. "I have acquainted our guest with what's been happening in recent years and decades, that this (unilateral declaration of ...
Kosovo scored 36 points last year. The 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index measures corruption through examining perceptions of experts and business executives on how well countries secure the rights of individuals and press to freedom of expression, governmental and commercial transparency, and ...
"We do not fear for Serbia as long as it has a government elected by the people - President Vucic and his team," Lavrov said during a joint news ... some conditions (before Serbia), among other things, some foreign policy issues, including sanctions against Russia and recognition of Kosovo," Lavrov said.
Although direct U.S. export to Kosovo is low, the U.S. government encourages foreign direct investments and international trade relations with Kosovo through the U.S. Trade ... In return, the financial institutions are capable of providing microfinancing to Kosovar entrepreneurs and small business owners.
A confluence of events in and around Kosovo over the past few months has brought renewed scrutiny on the small republic and its neighbours. On January 16, moderate Kosovar Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was gunned down outside his office in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica. The assailants ...
Rama made the suggestion while addressing the Kosovar parliament on February 18 while visiting Pristina to mark 10 years since the disputed region opted to break away from the central government in Belgrade. Albania and Kosovo share strong ethnic, linguistic, diplomatic, and religious ties – all of ...
(AA). The Turkish government is calling on Kosovo to close schools linked to the US-based businessman and cleric, Fetullah Gulen that was behind the 2016 attempted coup. To counter the influence of the Gulen educational institutions, Turkey's government partly funds Maarif schools in several countries.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has suggested the possibility of a "single president" for his country and Kosovo. ... is a part of our state and every time someone presents this kind of ideas, of course, it cannot be welcomed or accepted," said the head of Serbia's Government Office of Kosovo, Marko Djuric.
Kosovo Government will hold two meetings on Tuesday. In the first meeting set to be held at 10:00 The Government will ask withdrawal of the Draft Law on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro from the Parliament. Later at 16:00 the cabinet will convene again to proceed the ...
At a special government session in Pristina on February 17, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj declared that "the state of Kosovo has upheld the people's demand for freedom." The United ... The capital of Pristina was decked out in blue-and-yellow Kosovar flags for the weekend of celebrations. A parade of ...
The Kosovo government set up a commission for missing persons and gives monthly pensions to families of missing people. However, Nesrete criticises the government for inactivity and giving her false hope. “Everyone says: 'this is going to happen' but the result is almost nil. Every time there's a knock on ...
Over the next nine years, the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) watched as the triumphant KLA expelled nearly all non-Albanians. It also created a provisional government with a “framework constitution,” in preparation for statehood. Though the UN Security Council never approved a 2007 NATO-backed ...
Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang at the Conclusion of his Visit to Kosovo ... “Prudent fiscal policies and macroeconomic stability are the basic conditions for stronger growth, and I commended the Kosovar government for the fiscal discipline and financial stability of recent years.
Kosovo opposition parties have in the past used tear gas, blown whistles and thrown water bottles in parliament to protest the deal reached in 2015. Their claim that Kosovo loses territory is denied by the previous government and international experts. Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who was ...
Under U.S. and European pressure, Kosovo's government agreed in 2015 to set up the court to confront allegations that fighters with the Kosovo Liberation ... Some Kosovar lawmakers tried last year to amend the law and extend the court's jurisdiction over Serbs, their former adversaries in the war, but they ...
Some have returned and Kosovo's government considers the possibility of attacks by formers fighters one of the main threats to national security. ... A report by the Kosovar Center for Security Studies warns that Daesh will remain a challenge for Kosovo until its institutions can establish a comprehensive ...
First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will represent Serbia at Wednesday's UN Security Council dedicated to Kosovo. ... According to the government, Dacic will present his "review" of the report - "i.e., outline our assessment of the current situation in Kosovo and Metohija and the functioning of ...
While the independence of Kosovo is strongly opposed by the Serbian government, it is denied still more vehemently by the nationalist right. The official announcement of the “March for Kosovo” said the gathering will start at 5pm in front of St Mark's church in Belgrade. Serbian Action is well known to the ...
Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic will pay an official visit to Kosovo on Tuesday, despite Kosovo's failure to set a day for its MPs to vote on a long-awaited demarcation agreement between the two countries. Kosovo's government confirmed that “all topics of mutual interest between two countries ...
After the Kosovo war ended in 1999, Mitrovica remained a divided town, and since then, the Serbian government has denied the fact that the war was lost, or that Kosovo has a future of its own. Apart from plain denial and spite, this illusion was able to continue to exist because to the north of the river Ibar in Mitrovica there is ...
The revocation of Kosovo's political autonomy in 1989 by Serbia's central government in Belgrade was aimed primarily to stop further ethnic Albanian terror ... Surely, the KLA was and is a part of the policy of radicalization of the Islam at the Balkans after 1991 following the pattern of the governmental ...
Students who graduate from the university in Mitrovica do not have their diplomas recognized by the government in Kosovo, which is led by ethnic Albanians. Even the cellphone service is divided, with Serb areas inexplicably often linked to service based in Monaco. Given all the division, it was interesting ...
The opposition Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK and the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, which were in government when the agreement was signed with Montenegro, say they will vote for the current version. “The LDK will support it. The LDK has always shown a willingness to end the isolation ...
Criminal structures standing behind local government are the true source of power in Mitrovica now, not the politicians, or institutions,” he said. Ivanovic's Social Democrat Citizens' Initiative lost the election in the north of Kosovo to the Serbian List, the party supported by Belgrade. After the campaign kicked ...
The state of emergency has also paved the way for the arrest of other government opponents, including activists, journalists and politicians and forced the closure of media and non-governmental organizations over alleged links to extremist groups. Most crucially, it has allowed President Recep Tayyip ...


 

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