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Kosovo: Almost 30% of foreign votes were rejected

Twenty-two thousand ballot papers from abroad have been verified so far by the Central Election Commission (CEC), said Arbnor Mjeku from the “Germin” organization. Invited to the show SOT on KTV, he said that there were 38,025 ballots in these envelopes, of which 11,071 were rejected and 26,954 votes were approved. In total, the EEC…

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Majko: The issue of union must be resolved; Kurti must give priority to the government of Kosovo

The Minister of Diaspora in the Government of Albania, Pandeli Majko, stated that the issue of the referendum on the national unification of Kosovo and Albania is an issue that needs to be resolved, adding that the Vetëvendosje Movement should focus on the leadership of Kosovo. The opening of the issue of national unity during…

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Lajcak: The Serbia-Kosovo agreement is absolutely possible

The European Union is convinced that “a general normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia is absolutely possible,” said EU Special Representative for the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak. “It is in their interest, in the interest of the whole region and, of course, in the interest of the EU,” Lajcak told the Belgrade daily Danas…

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Kosovo: Macron calls for commitment from new government to continue dialogue with Serbia

French President Emmanuel Macron sent a letter to the interim President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence, emphasizing that the new government in Pristina must make a determined commitment to dialogue with Ljajmi. Macron stressed in his letter that the dialogue process should continue, based…

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Serbia: Vucic accuses Kosovo of violating the Washington Agreement

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stressed last night during an appearance on Pink TV that his country is facing a difficult period regarding Kosovo and Metohija, adding that the state has information that “Albanians are planning Kosovo’s further accession to international organizations.” . “We have received information that Albanians want to include Kosovo in the Conference…

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Kosovo: Joint statement by Borrell and Várhelyi on early elections

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and EU Vice President Josep Borrell and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi issued a joint statement on the snap elections held in Kosovo on Sunday (February 14th). According to the statement, on February 14, people in Kosovo cast their ballots in the snap parliamentary elections. Pending the…

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Kosovo: Kurti and Osmani win extraordinary victories in early elections

A new record in the parliamentary history of Kosovo was set by the Vetëvendosje Movement, led by Albin Kurti, in the February 14th snap elections. The party, which ran for the first time in an election in 2010 and with more than 90 per cent of the vote counted, received more votes than former President…

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New airlines deployed over Kosovo with NATO support

Civil airlines can now use new southwestern airlines in the low airspace over Kosovo. This is an important achievement in the normalization of low airspace over Kosovo, which has been carried out with support through the NATO Aviation Normalization process in the Balkans. “This will help significantly improve civilian air traffic to and from Pristina…

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Erdogan disappointed with Kosovo’s intention to open an Embassy in Jerusalem

According to the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not satisfied with the intention of the Kosovo authorities to inaugurate an Embassy in Jerusalem. Kosovo and Israel established diplomatic relations on February 1st through a virtual ceremony. Kosovo described its recognition by Israel as great for the country’s future. The mutual…

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Kosovo: Indictment for Ivanovic’s murder read in court

The trial for the murder of Serbian-Kosovo politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was killed on January 6, 2018, has begun in Kosovo. According to the indictment read by the President of the Court of Prishtina Valon Kurtaj, “on 16 January 2018 in the city of Mitrovica, the defendants acted as an organized group led by Radočić;…

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Kosovo: New poll gives Vetëvendosje Movement 51.3% of the vote

The Vetëvendosje Movement, led by Albin Kurti, is expected to win almost half of the seats in Kosovo’s parliament in the February 14th snap elections, according to a new poll. Findings from the study of the Albanian Post in cooperation with the Gani Bobi Institute on the tendency of citizens’ intentions before the early elections…

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Turkey: Reaction to the Opening of the Kosovo Embassy in Jerusalem

The signing of diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Israel on Monday (February 1st) in a virtual ceremony and the opening of the Embassy in Jerusalem by Kosovo under the Washington Agreement was commented by the Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman, in response to a question on Kosovo’s commitment to open an embassy in Jerusalem. Hami Aksoy…

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Kosovo and Israel formalize their diplomatic relations

In a virtual ceremony, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla and Israeli Foreign Minister Gabriel Ashkenazi signed a document stating that the two countries are establishing diplomatic relations to increase the political, economic, trade, know-how areas. how, cultural and other areas of cooperation. In her speech, Haradinaj-Stublla thanked the US and the…

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Kosovo: The virtual ceremony for establishing diplomatic relations with Israel will take place on February 1

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kosovo and the State of Israel will be formalized on February 1 through a virtual ceremony. The news was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, according to which the Republic of Kosovo is entering a new historical period with the state of Israel. “The official signing…

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Kosovo: ECAP excludes Kurti, other candidates facing legal obstacles from the elections

At the request of the Chairman of the Central Election Commission Valdete Daka, the Election Complaints and Appeals Panel (ECAP) has decided in part in favor of the complaints of political parties regarding the certification of candidates for early elections. ECAP has decided to certify only candidates who meet the legal requirements. Candidates with a…

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Kosovo: Decision on objections of non-certification of candidates for early elections to be taken on Tuesday

The Electoral Complaints and Appeals Panel (ECAP) has announced that it will issue a decision tomorrow on objections received from political parties against the Central Election Commission’s decision not to certify political parties and candidates. “ECAP will inform you as soon as possible about the decisions it will take regarding the complaints filed by political…

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Hundreds of Kosovo citizens flock to Bujanovac to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Hundreds of Kosovo citizens have traveled to Bujanovac to receive the COVID-19 vaccine provided by Serbian health authorities. According to Serbian media, many Albanians from many Kosovo municipalities are in Bujanovac for the COVID vaccine. It is also reported that the citizens come mainly from Gjilan and the surrounding municipalities. The website “Bujanovačke” writes that…

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Kosovo: 47 candidates facing legal issues

Forty-seven out of about 1,000 and 80 of all parliamentary candidates have been found guilty of a criminal offense by a final court decision in the last three years, Kosovo Central Election Commission spokesman Valmir Elezi told a news conference. 15 out of 28 political entities that have applied for certification are candidates that do…