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Kosovo: Corruption remains, according to a report by civil society organizations

In a report by civil society organizations (CSOs), Kosovo appears to continue to face anti-corruption problems and the judiciary shows no willingness to change the situation. According to the report, Kosovo is a very corrupt country. One reason is the institutional framework, which remains “inadequate and weak due to overlapping mandates and insufficient coordination”. The…

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Kosovo: Palmer will pay a visit to Pristina next week

US Special Representative for the Western Balkans and Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer is expected to visit Kosovo next week. The US Embassy in Pristina in a statement to Reporteri.net confirmed that Palmer will pay an official visit to Kosovo next week. According to the US Embassy, ​​Palmer will meet with state officials during his…

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo Kurti writes the letter Abat Sava, expresses readiness to visit the Visoki Dečani Monastery

The Minister of Culture, Hajrulla Çeku, announced on Wednesday that the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, wrote a letter to the Abbot of the Visoki Deçani Monastery, Sava Janjic, expressing his readiness to visit the medieval monastery in the coming days. Ceku said they are awaiting a response from Abat Janjic regarding the visit,…

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Vucic: Greece assures us that it will not recognize Kosovo

Greece assures us that it will not recognize the so-called Kosovo, said today the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic. He added that “large and important” consultations on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija would follow in the coming days. Asked about speculation that France could take over the “presidency” over the dialogue between Belgrade and…

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INSTAT: Large flows of emigration in Albania and Kosovo

Emigration has become the most acute problem of the Albanian society, as the number of emigrants, mainly young people, is increasing, questioning the sustainable development of the country in the future. Data published by INSTAT show that since 2011, when the data were first reported, until 2020, 423.7 thousand people (emigrants) have left the country,…

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Kosovo: Letter from the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Culture to Europa Nostra at the Deçan Monastery

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of Kosovo, Donika Gervalla-Schwartz and the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Hajrulla Ceku sent a letter to the Executive President of Europa Nostra after this organization added the medieval Orthodox Monastery to a list of places last month. endangered in Europe, reports Gazeta Express. In their letter,…

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Kosovo: Kurti and Merkel Discuss Dialogue, Vaccines and Workplaces

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, held a virtual meeting on Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports Gazeta Express. Kurti said in a statement posted on Twitter that they addressed a range of issues including vaccines, jobs and justice, as well as the EU-facilitated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. “A detailed and open…

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Kosovo: Osmani to Attend Brdo-Brijuni Presidents Summit in Slovenia

The President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani will participate in the 10th meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni process, with the participation of the Presidents of the countries of the region, including the Presidents of Slovenia and Croatia, who are co-hosts of this meeting. Topics to be discussed at the meeting in Brdo near Kranj…

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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…