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Escobar: Ideal mutual recognition for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Gabriel Escobar, the envoy to the Western Balkans, said mutual recognition between Kosovo and Serbia would be the ideal way to normalize relations between the two countries. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Europe, Escobar said the administration of President Joe Biden has…

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Kosovo: Delays in dialogue are seen as negative for foreign policy

The impact of dialogue on foreign policy was a topic of discussion between government and opposition representatives. In the analysis published on this issue by the Democratic Institute of Kosovo, it was said that the status quo in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia is harmful to the country and affects the external representation of…

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Kosovo: Strong growth of 7.1% in 2021 according to WB

Both Kosovo and other countries in the region are recovering from the 2020 recession caused by COVID-19, thanks to a faster recovery than expected in 2021. This was said today during the publication on the Internet of the latest regular World Bank economic report on the Western Balkans. The report said that economic activity in…

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Kosovo provides the US with a permanent military base

Kosovo has given the United States the opportunity to establish a permanent military base in Kosovo. This proposal, on behalf of the Government of Kosovo, was made by the Minister of Defense of Kosovo, Armend Mehaj, who met at the Pentagon with the US Undersecretary of Defense, Colin Kahl. According to a press release, Minister…

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The US called for calm after the events in Kosovo

The United States has called for calm after yesterday’s events in Kosovo and Metohija and the intervention of special units of the Kosovo Police in northern Kosovo. “The United States is calling for calm after the events in Kosovo,” an unnamed State Department spokesman told VOA. “We continue to work with European Union and NATO…

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Kosovo: Police operation is a law enforcement operation, according to NATO

A NATO official told Radio Free Europe that “Kosovo Police is conducting a law enforcement operation throughout Kosovo and that the NATO-led KFOR mission is in constant communication with all relevant institutions. in Kosovo and representatives of the international community “. NATO officials reiterate that the Alliance’s mission in Kosovo “remains fully focused on the…

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Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell on the situation in northern Kosovo

I continue to follow closely the situation in northern Kosovo. Serbia and Kosovo must unconditionally escalate the situation on the ground, immediately withdrawing special police units and dismantling roadblocks. Any further provocation or unilateral and uncoordinated actions are unacceptable. Kosovo and Serbia must find solutions to alleviate the situation and agree on the way forward.…

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Serbia: Vucic sets conditions for resumption of dialogue with Kosovo

According to media reports in Serbia, official Belgrade has four requirements that must be met to resume dialogue in Brussels with Kosovo. Novosti reports that the positions of Serbian President Aleksandar Vuiqi., According to the media, derive from the agreements reached in Brussels. The first request is to form the Union of Serbian Municipalities, the…

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Borrell: European Union calls for immediate de-escalation in northern Kosovo

“The European Union calls for an immediate de-escalation in northern Kosovo. “Any provocation or unilateral action should be avoided as they would go directly against the interests of the people of the region,” said in a statement EU High Representative Josep Borrell on the situation in northern Kosovo. We call on the leadership in Belgrade…

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Kosovo: Car license plates a new confrontation area

Today, the Kosovo government decided that no car with Serbian license plates will be allowed to circulate in Kosovo. Upon entering Kosovo, car owners must affix temporary Kosovo license plates, as required by Kosovo citizens with license plates when entering Serbian territory. The decision on license plates for vehicles entering Kosovo from Serbia, signed by…

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Blic: Vucic proposed a solution to the crisis in northern Kosovo, but the Albanians refused

Today, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic proposed a solution to reach a compromise on the new situation at the administrative crossings between northern Kosovo and central Serbia, but the Albanian side rejected the proposal, according to a report in Blic. On this occasion, the Serbian president will address the citizens within a few hours, reported Blic,…

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The withdrawal of Afghans from Kosovo begins

On Thursday, 117 Afghan citizens, who had fled to Kosovo a few days ago, departed from Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari”. The destination of the first group was the United Kingdom, where they arrived late Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet from the UK Office for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development. 117 NATO NATO personnel…

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G2G Northern Macedonia – Kosovo

The Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, headed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, today receives the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, which arrived in Skopje today in full composition, led by Prime Minister Albin Kurti, on the occasion of the joint intergovernmental meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev received his counterpart Albin Kurti…

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Kosovo: Meeting Kurti – Lajčák

The EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue met today with the Prime Minister of Kosovo. The meeting with Miroslav Lajčák was held behind closed doors, but Kurti gave the details of the meeting through a press release. The progress of the dialogue process in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia, as well as the next…

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Kosovo: Salih Mustafa’s war crimes trial begins in The Hague

The trial of the former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Salih Mustafa, begins today. The trial is the first by the Special Chambers of the Hague Tribunal. The session is expected to start at 09:30 (local time) and is expected to last until 17:30, according to the published calendar of the Specialized Chambers. The…

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Kosovo: European Union deploys Election Observation Mission

In response to an invitation from the President of Kosovo, the European Union (EU) has decided to establish an EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the local elections scheduled for 17 October 2021. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, has…

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Kosovo: Contact Kurti-Blinken

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti spoke by telephone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about Kosovo’s assistance in protecting Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan since the Taliban invaded the country. “Kosovo has the honor to provide a safe environment for Afghan citizens on the move. “Our alliance with the United States is unwavering and our…

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The US Embassy calls on the citizens of Kosovo to be vaccinated

The US Embassy in Pristina called on Kosovo citizens to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and confirmed that the US will donate over 700,000 doses of vaccines to Kosovo through the COVAX mechanism. The US Embassy in a statement posted on Facebook said that the gift from the American people is the largest single donation…