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President Thaci in a Facebook post on Wednesday said that a comprehensive political consensus is the best guarantee to fulfil the state agenda and reach Euro-Atlantic integration objectives for Kosovo. “The Political consensus and civic unity are essential for the future of Kosovo,” he wrote in Facebook.
“This is kind of a new style in world politics, creating a public image as the 'best' person in Serbia,” said Boban Stojanović, of Belgrade University's faculty of political science. “But actually we have corruption, little free media and are on the path to a one-party system.” The EU and other institutions have also ...

In his address to believers on the Easter, the Patriarch of Serbia, Irinej, stressed that we do not reject Kosovo, and most Serbs hold the same position," the Serbian political analyst said. On the other hand, Gajic noted, the Montenegrin regime, unlike the Montenegrin people, is hostile to Serbia and conducts ...
In March, political relations hit a low when Kosovo police briefly arrested and expelled a top Serbian official after he entered the country without permission. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a move Serbia still rejects. But Serbian companies were out in force at a four-day trade fair in ...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the political situation in the Balkans (all times local):. 7 p.m.. Kosovo's president ... EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Kosovo to continue reforms and talks with Serbia, “including on the achievement of a legally binding agreement.” Thaci urged Brussels to lift ...
According to a statement published by the former Serbian foreign minister's party, "the only thing that doesn't suit Vucic is the US demand to give Kosovo a UN chair." "Americans are demanding that Vucic takes Kosovo into the UN and are pressuring him to, by signing a so-called agreement on ...

Dacic said that attention should be paid to representatives of the countries that might revoke their recognition of Kosovo, and that other ministries in the Serbian government should be doing it, too, in order to avoid ... To me, this is the priority of our political activity," the head of Serbia's diplomacy stressed.
Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has paid a visit to the wives of six Turkish teachers who on March 29 were said to have been abducted and flown to Turkey by Turkey's notorious National ... The abductions sparked a political crisis in Kosovo. Kosovo ... Politics cannot be done by remote control.”.
RUD, Kosovo — Fetah Rudi, a former schoolteacher and political activist, has been using a wheelchair for 17 years, ever since unidentified gunmen unloaded 14 bullets into his stomach and shoulder in a drive-by shooting near his small village in central Kosovo. He has no hope of ever walking again but, ...
The European Union on April 3 criticized Kosovo's deportation of six Turks who were political foes of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying it "raised questions" about both Pristina's and Ankara's "respect" for human rights. The deportations on March 29, which were approved by Kosovo's interior ...
The possible presence of Kosovo's representatives at the EU summit on Western Balkans in Sofia is political nonsense, prime minister Ana Brnabic said today. The participation of Serbia at the summit depends on whether Pristina is going to create the Community of Serb municipalities, in accordance with ...
Asked what measures Serbia will take on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, the prime minister said that "some of these things are confidential, and in the ... She also said it was "political nonsense" for Kosovo to be present at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Bulgaria in June, and that depending on ...
Nexhmedin Spahiu, a political scientist from Kosovo, notes that Haradinaj has enough people to garner a majority government without Serbs, but he can't do so, as some of the seats are ethnically reserved. He recalls though that the people occupying these posts do not necessarily have to be members of ...
While the UNMIK and EULEX missions did not manage to impose punishment on anyone for the post-war political murders, the killings have become a discordant refrain in Kosovo politics, causing a continuing series of accusations and counter-accusations. The LDK has alleged that the PDK, alongside the ...
MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Russia vehemently condemns the provocation put up by Pristina against Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija at the Government of the Republic of Serbia Marko Duric on March 25 in the town of Kosovo Mitrovica, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone ...
The politician believes that Serbia needs to prevent formation of the so-called army of Kosovo. The UN SC Resolution 1244 on Kosovo does not mention such «army», and if created, it will become a legal terror group in the territory of southern Serbia, Milica Jurjevic said. «Many thought that political ...
Other recent instances of political interference undermining sporting contests have mostly involved Israel and the Islamic world, though Kosovo has also had trouble with Serbia. Because of Iran's state-enforced ban on competing against Israeli opponents, the head of Iran's Wrestling Federation, former ...

Of the six members of the Kosovo Telecom board appointed on Thursday, four have friendly relations or past political ties with governing parties. The Kosovo Telecom had no board since 2016, when the last board's mandate expired. The members chosen by the current cabinet are: Besa Shatri, Skender ...
Ramush Haradinaj, Prime Minister of separatist Kosovo, has urged U.S. to help Kosovo achieve mutual recognition at the final stage of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue. He said Kosovo and Serbia are entering final phase of the dialogue and the outcome of talks should be mutual recognition. “I want to enter the ...
Political representative of Serbs of Kosovo and Metohija, former Štrpce Municipal President Zvonko Mihajlović, in turn, said only those Serbs ...
Serb List representatives told RTV Pink that Rakic won 80 percent of votes in northern Kosovska Mitrovica, while this political grouping also ...
You were so heedless in using this political situation and the desire to appease the big brother from Washington to support the separation of ...
SOCHI, October 20. /TASS/. The West subjected the International Court in The Hague to pressure over recognition of Kosovo's independence ...
The Serbian government on Monday adopted a decision to form a working group tasked with supporting internal dialogue on Kosovo and ...
When it comes to developments in Spain and the Catalonia case, the newly elected PACE Vice President Obradovic conveyed to the Political ...
Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has announced "a new platform ... and it will be discussed and evaluated by the Kosovo Assembly.
But, in fact, Kosovo's independence is completely dissimilar to the ... In 2011, Kosovo and Serbia started a regular technical and political ...
President of the Serb List Goran Rakic announced on Friday that this political group will be united in the October 22 local elections in Kosovo.
Kosovo and Catalonia are no different, says expert ... with the principles of international law, but this is logical, consequent to political practices.
PRISTINA, Kosovo — In the rectory of Kosovo's Cathedral of Saint Mother ... is not just a religious monument; it's also rich in political symbolism.
Not only will Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) not recognize Kosovo - it will not even consider doing it, says the country's foreign minister, Igor ...
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008, a decade ... Madrid can take control of the region's various political institutions.
Generals and senior officers of the Yugoslav Army (VJ) who held command positions during the 1998-99 war in Kosovo will teach at Belgrade's ...
The president also said that he thinks the solution to the Kosovo problem ... the Balkans' path to the European Union also means that "political ...
The Serbian government on Monday adopted a decision to form a working group tasked with supporting internal dialogue on Kosovo and ...
"We are ready to continuously strengthen political dialogue at the higher, ... understanding for Serbia's position regarding Kosovo and Metohija.
If the Serb List blocks the creation of an army in Kosovo through constitutional changes, Hashim Thaci will seek to do it through "the Security ...
"Five hundred times so far they have made Kosovo a member of the UN," he said ironically, and added: "And yet they continue to loiter in ...
This is according to Igor Simic, a spokesperson for this political group gathering Serbs in Kosovo, who is also a member of the Kosovo ...
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, who is in New York for the UN General Assembly, has invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pristina.
First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says it is "high time" for Kosovo President Hashim Thaci to wake up from his "mirage," Tanjug ...
The agreement was signed by the leaders of this pre-election coalition: Kadri Veseli of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Ramush ...
In my comment earlier this month, Fixing What's Wrong with Kosovo Politics, I argued that Kosovo's political crisis is a combination of a local ...
Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic says his country will not be solving the issue of Kosovo and Metohija by capitulating.
Kosovo faces potential political crisis after its new parliament failed to elect a speaker on Thursday, casting doubt on whether the coalition that ...
Foreign Minister and SPS leader Ivica Dacic says critics of his recent statement about Kosovo "want to hand entire Kosovo to Albanians.".
MP and Kosovo 1999 war massacre survivor Saranda Bogujevci, 32, ... about what pushed her to get into politics in Pristina, July 28, 2017.
Zafir Berisha, a member of the Kosovo Assembly from the Initiative for Kosovo, says that the coalition is considering the possibility of new ...
"My call to dialogue does not mean the recognition of Kosovo," says ... "Serbian politics is run by Serbian leadership in accordance with ...
Ivica Dacic says "delimitation to what is Serbian and what is Albanian" is one possible permanent compromise solution in the dialogue on ...


 

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