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Kosovo is aging and a change in family policy is needed

The population in Kosovo is aging and young people are increasingly seeing the country as unsuitable for starting a family. As the birth rate has also dropped, the country’s institutions have been called upon to change policies and focus more on the family to overcome this issue. Visare Mujku-Nimani, an official of the United Nations…

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Kosovo: Kurti called for country recognition, co-operation and EU membership

The Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti, who attended the second day of the 25th roundtable organized by The Economist in cooperation with the Greek Government, said that the recognition of Kosovo, cooperation in the region and EU membership is the right way forward for long-term peace, stability and security. In the discussion panel on…

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Kosovo and Serbia discuss implementation of agreements in Brussels

The chief negotiators of Kosovo and Serbia held their first meeting since the resumption of dialogue between the two countries last month. The talks focused on a review of the implementation of more than 30 agreements signed since the start of the dialogue in 2011. On Wednesday, the two teams met in Brussels, following separate…

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BiH: Kosovo adopts Resolution on Srebrenica, reactions in BiH

Kosovo Assembly deputies adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning the Srebrenica genocide against the Bosniak population and all other human rights violations. Most Bosnian officials welcomed the move by the Kosovo Assembly. “The truth about the Srebrenica genocide was decided by the international tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and everyone in the world and the region…

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Kosovo: NATO Secretary General concludes visit to Pristina

On July 1strr In 2021, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg traveled to the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), where he met with KFOR Commander Major General Franco Federici, personnel from 27 contributing nations nations (including the Allies and NATO partners) and Brigadier General Prime Minister and NATO Liaison Team Jörg Ruter. “The fact that we are so…

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US Expects Kosovo and Serbia to respect Washington agreement

The United States expects Kosovo and Serbia to honor the commitments they made in Washington on September 4, 2020. “We hope our partners act in good faith and will continue to live up to the commitments they made in Washington,” the US State Department told VOA in Serbia on Wednesday. On September 4, 2020, Kosovo…

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Vucic: People will decide on a compromise with Kosovo and Metohija

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said last night that a rational, pragmatic approach is needed to resolve the Kosovo and Metohija issue, as well as a willingness to talk in order to find a compromise solution. “We need a pragmatic approach, open doors for talks to find a solution, we need to build trust, which takes…

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Kosovo: Kurti confirms the abolition of temporary residence permits for Albanians

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti confirmed that Albanian citizens would no longer need a temporary residence permit to live and work in Kosovo. Kurti made his statement during a meeting of the General Council of the Vetëvendosje Movement. “As a government, we made the decision to remove the application for a temporary residence…

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Kosovo: The revised budget for 2021 is approved

The Government of Kosovo during Friday’s meeting approved the revised budget 2021. The Minister of Finance, Labor and Transfers, Hekuran Murati said that the revised budget for this year will be 2.51 billion euros. Murati said the revised budget is aimed at economic recovery hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. “All indicators point to a…

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Kosovo: Paris did not commit to visa liberalization

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Wednesday, said that Paris has not promised visa liberalization for Kosovo. Kurti said he discussed with Macron the bilateral relations and the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. President Macron called on Pristina and Belgrade to reach a compromise and normalize relations.…

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Grlić Radman: Kosovo deserves visa liberalization

Northern Macedonia and Albania have met all the criteria to open accession talks as soon as possible, and Kosovo deserves visa liberalization, Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said in Luxembourg on Tuesday. “Albania and Northern Macedonia have met all the criteria and we believe that accession negotiations should be opened with them as soon…

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The European Federation of Journalists calls on Vetëvendosje to stop harassing journalists in Kosovo

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) called on the ruling Kosovo party of Vetëvendosje (LVV) to stop harassing journalists in Kosovo. The reaction was made by Ricardo Gutierrez, who is the Secretary General of the EFJ, reports Gazeta Express. “EFJEUROPE calls on Vetëvendosje! “(LVV) the political party to stop harassing journalists in Kosovo,” Gutierrez wrote…

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Kosovo: Kurti proposes four points during his meeting with Serbian President Vucic in Brussels

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, after meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Tuesday, said he made four proposals. Kurti said they disagreed on the agenda of the next dialogue and presented the four proposals. Kurti said in a Facebook post that together with his deputy Besnik Bislimi, and under the auspices of…

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Pristina prevented Darija Kisić Tepavčević from coming to Kosovo and Metohija

On Thursday, Pristina authorities barred Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs Dariji Kisić Tepavčević (photo) from visiting Kosovo and Metohija, although the visit notice was sent in a timely manner and in accordance with all procedures. Professor Dr. Kisić Tepavčević, as part of her regular activities, had to take exams for third year…

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Kosovo leaders welcome Mladic conviction for genocide and war crimes

Kosovo’s president and prime minister have welcomed a ruling by UN judges who uphold the conviction of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic for genocide and war crimes. President Vjosa Osmani said the Hague tribunal’s decision would go down in history as a rare case of justice given, adding, however, that the region has a…

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Kosovo: Dendias met with state and political leadership

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited Pristina today, where he met with Kosovo’s state and political leadership. Nikos Dendias reaffirmed Greece’s support for Kosovo’s leaders in the Euro-Atlantic course and visa liberalization, while the country’s leaders urged the Greek official that Greece recognize Kosovo’s independence. In the meeting of Nikos Dendias with the Minister of…

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Palmer: Kurti and Vucic could sign the Kosovo-Serbia agreement this year

US Deputy Undersecretary of State and US Special Envoy for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer said that Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Vucic could sign an agreement this year to normalize relations between the two countries. In terms of borders and territories, Palmer does not see it as an issue that Kosovo…

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Greece does not recognize Kosovo and its position remains unchanged

The deepening of economic and trade cooperation between Kosovo and Greece and the announced visit of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias have worried Belgrade and its President, Aleksandar Vucic, who see these moves as Greece approaches the recognition of Kosovo’s Independence. But despite co-operation between Pristina and Athens, Greece’s stance on Kosovo’s independence remains unchanged.…