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Croatia to send vaccines to BiH, Montenegro, Kosovo

The Croatian government approved the decision to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo. “Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo are suffering the serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the number of infected and dead, and an overloaded health system, which all does its damage to the social and economic situation.…

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Kosovo: Dismissal of Foreign Minister asked PDK

Kosovo’s largest opposition party, PDK, has called on Prime Minister Albin Kurti to fire Foreign Minister and Diaspora Minister Donika Gervalla, as they say, insulting the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and war victims. The MP representing the PDK, Abelard Tahiri, addressing the media after the session of the Parliament on Thursday said that they can…

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Kosovo: Kurti travels to Brussels today after his discussion with M. Palmer last night

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, accompanied by his deputies Besnik Bislimi and Donika Gervalla, travels to Brussels today to meet with senior EU officials and the head of the Belgian Government. Kosovo government spokesman Perparim Kryeziu confirmed the news in a Facebook post. Kryeziu reacted to the statements of the EU foreign policy chief, Josep…

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Osmani begins visit to Kosovo: Northern Macedonia and Kosovo a “good example of good neighborliness”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Macedonia Bujar Osmani began his visit to Kosovo with a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Donika Gërvalla. “The impeccable good relations between Northern Macedonia and Kosovo were confirmed, as well as the readiness of both parties to further build a…

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Rama reiterates his criticism of Kosovo for not participating in Mini Schengen

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama once again defended the idea of ​​a Balkan mini-Schengen, saying that such a proposal would mean the removal of the border between Kosovo and Albania. According to him, the first idea for the Balkan Schengen came from the former Prime Minister of Albania Fatos Nano, while he added that Rama…

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Tensions rise at the UN Security Council virtual meeting following a row over Kosovo symbols

The UN Security Council meeting was adjourned shortly after it began, after Russian envoy Dmitry Polyanskiy asked the Pristina representative to change or remove the Kosovo flag because, as he stressed, Kosovo is not a world-renowned state. “It is a territory and eight members of the UN Security Council do not recognize Kosovo as a…

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Kosovo: Osmani meets with three former Presidents

Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani received and held meetings with the three former presidents of Kosovo, Fatmir Sejdiu, Atifete Jahjaga and Behgjet Pacolli. Osmani said she called on former presidents to cultivate a new institutional culture of respecting institutional memory, which she said is necessary for the state to move forward. “Also, to create a new…

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Greece: Recognition of Kosovo an opportunity, say the media in Pristina

Greece may recognize Kosovo; Phillips and Serwer are convinced that Athens will be put under pressure by Brussels David Phillips and Daniel Serwer, foreign policy experts, do not expect the five EU countries that have not recognized Kosovo to change their positions, except Greece. Media reports in Pristina claim that Greece may recognize Kosovo’s independence.…

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Kosovo: EU and US will pressure Kurti to engage in dialogue, Caplan says

The European Union and the United States will put pressure on Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti to enter into an unconditional dialogue with Serbia, Richard Caplan, a professor of international relations at Oxford University, told Radio Free Europe. He also appeared pessimistic about the dialogue that yielded results any time soon, due to the current…

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Kosovo: Osmani to officially take office as President today

Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu will accept the post of President of Kosovo today, two days after her election as head of state in a third round in the National Assembly. Due to the pandemic situation, the Kosovo Presidency announced on Monday that an inauguration ceremony will not be held, but instead a series of activities will be…

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Kosovo: Vjosa Osmani was elected the new President in the third round

Kosovo’s parliament on Sunday elected Vjosa Osmani as the country’s new president, after receiving 71 votes in a third ballot after two failed attempts. Osmani surpassed her rivals after receiving more votes in the February 14th elections, in which she ran in the coalition with the Vetëvendosje Movement list. Vjosa Osmani was elected the new…

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Kosovo: LVV gathers 80 deputies to vote for the President

Vetëvendosje Movement has received the confirmation of 80 deputies regarding their participation in the meeting of the Assembly for the election of a new president. The head of the Vetëvendosje parliamentary group, Mimoza Kusari-Lila, said the ruling party had received confirmation from 80 lawmakers that they would take part in the voting process to elect…

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Kosovo: Vetëvendosje Movement launches campaign to collect signatures for Presidential Elections

Vetëvendosje Movement has started collecting signatures for an urgent meeting to vote for Vjosa Osmani as President of Kosovo, according to reports from “Koha”. So far, the time of the meeting has not been announced yet, as it is currently being held in the plenary session of the National Assembly of Kosovo with three other…

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Kosovo: Minister of Defense meets with KFOR Commander

The Minister of Defense of Kosovo, Armend Mehaj, accompanied by the Inspector General of the Kosovo Security Force (SKF), Major Bashkim Jashari, received on Thursday the Commander of KFOR, Major General Franco Federici. According to a statement issued by the Mehaj Cabinet, General Federici praised the achievements of the Ministry of Defense and the KSF,…

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Kosovo: The first shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX program arrived on Sunday

The first shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Kosovo on Sunday afternoon and vaccination will begin in the coming days. Kosovo has received 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through the COVAX program and the authorities will initially start vaccinating health workers and the population in need. The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has…

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Kosovo: Parliament votes for Kurti government with 67 votes

With 107 lawmakers in the Kosovo Parliament, following remarks by political party leaders, Albin Kurti’s new government was voted on with 67 votes. 30 voted against while there were no abstentions. The new Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti said in a speech after swearing that there would be no tolerance for the abuse of…

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Kosovo: Glauk Konjufcë is elected new President of the National Assembly

The formation of the eighth mandate of the legislature in Kosovo took place today, with the election of the President of the National Assembly and the Vice Presidents. The process began with the formation of an ad hoc commission to control the quorum of the National Assembly and the updating of parliamentary mandates, followed by…

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Vjosa Osmani: “The goal is to see the Republic of Kosovo as a living Democracy!”

Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu is the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Kosovo. She has been acting president since the resignation of Hashim Thaci. In this capacity, the 38-year-old is leading the charge at a challenging time when Kosovo wants to normalize relations with Serbia, which still does not recognize the independence of its former…