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Kosovo: Vetëvendosje Movement wins 58 seats with 49.95% of the vote based on final results

The Central Election Commission of Kosovo announced today the final results of the early elections of February 14. According to the results, Lëvizja Vetëvendosje ended the electoral battle by collecting 49.95% or 438,334 votes, electing 58 deputies. The Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) came in second with 16.9% or 148,296 votes and 19 deputies. It…

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Kosovo: Grenell Accuses Kurti of “Anti-American”

Former US envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue Richard Grenell sharply criticized the leader of the Vetëvendosje Movement, Albin Kurti. In a Twitter post, Grenell referred to Kurti as a man who has always been anti-American. The post was made due to Kurti’s stance in reviewing the decision to establish a Kosovo embassy in Jerusalem. The…

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Kosovo: Lajcak’s visit continues; meetings were held with Kurti and Osmani

The EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue kicked off the second day of his visit to Pristina. Miroslav Lajcak, who arrived on Monday, began his meetings with the US Ambassador and the KFOR Commander. Lajcak announced his meetings on his Twitter account. Arriving in Kosovo today, I met with the US Ambassador and the…

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Kosovo: Lajcak starts his tour of the Western Balkans from Pristina

The EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other regional issues in the Western Balkans, Miroslav Lajcak, kicks off a three-day visit to Kosovo as part of a tour of the Western Balkans in the first week of March. The EU Special Representative will begin his visit to Kosovo from 1 March to 3…

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Kosovo: Lajcak clarifies the issue regarding the map in his office

The EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, posted a series of photos on his Twitter account with a map of the Western Balkans adorning his office, provoking reactions in Kosovo. During an interview with Miroslav Lajcak from his office, the blurred image behind him showed a map of the Western Balkans that,…

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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…