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Dark days for businesses

Kosovo’s economy is going through the deepest crisis since the post-war period, in which neither businessmen nor state institutions have faced these problems, although the COVID-19 pandemic is the main source of this crisis. About 5,000 companies are expected to close in Kosovo this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, according…

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Hyseni: I never asked for a meeting with Pompeo

Reports that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to meet with Skender Hyseni in Washington sparked a reaction from the Belgrade-Pristina chief negotiator. Skënder Hyseni, who is currently in the US capital for consultations, issued a statement that he had never requested a meeting with the US Secretary of State, and what is reported…

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Dialogue Coordinator Hyseni goes to the US

Pristina Coordinator for the dialogue with Belgrade, Skënder Hyseni, announced that tomorrow he will travel to Washington, where as he stated he will meet with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the White House, in order to coordinate the dialogue process with Belgrade. As he said, the United States is fully involved…

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Kosovo-EU signed a Memorandum of Understanding 100 million euros

The European Commission signed the Fifth Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kosovo, paving the way for the first distribution of 50m euros in macro-financial assistance (MFA). The second installment of € 50 million will be disbursed later in 2020 or early 2021. According to a statement from the EU Office in Kosovo, MFA funds are…

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EU: An agreement will be signed only after Kosovo and Serbia resolve all issues

The European Union, in response to the newspaper Kosova Express, clarified that Kosovo and Serbia will not enter into separate or partial agreements, as was the case in previous proceedings in Brussels, according to an article in the newspaper Express. According to the EU, the full agreement will be signed only after an agreement is…

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Strong support is needed for Hoti, according to Isa Mustafa

The leader of the Democratic Alliance of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa, said in a statement that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina was entirely political and that he supported the position that there should be no separate agreement other than a comprehensive one that would lead to mutual recognition. . In a Facebook post, Mustafa…

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Reeker: We will support the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue

US Undersecretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Phillip Reeker will meet today in Brussels with EU Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak. Reeker said dialogue on normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina remains a top priority for the United States. “I am happy that the dialogue is back and we will…

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The two-day meeting of the level of Serbian-Kosovo experts will take place in Brussels

Teams of experts in Belgrade and Pristina will meet today and tomorrow in Brussels to continue work on the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. The Belgrade delegation will be led by the director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, and Pristina by the newly appointed dialogue coordinator, Skënder Hiseni. Brussels announced that…

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Northern Macedonia: Ahmeti has been summoned to The Hague as a witness for the UK

The Kosovo Special Prosecutor ‘s Office refused to provide information on why DUI leader Ali Ahmeti was summoned to The Hague. Asked by Nezavisen what the reasons were for calling Ali Ahmeti, Chris Bent from the Special Prosecution replied: “The Special Prosecutor’s Office does not provide information for his investigation, so I can neither confirm…

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EU, UK, Germany, Italy and OSCE to adopt principles of judicial control

Kosovo Justice Minister Selim Selimi said on Wednesday that a working group tasked with establishing the principles of judicial control would be supported by the embassies of the EU, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and the EU Office, as well as the Office of the OSCE in Kosovo. Selimi told a news conference Wednesday that the…

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Internal consensus is essential, says Thaçi

Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi said today that it was important and vital for him to ensure an internal dialogue for the resumption of negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia. During a meeting with the President of the Democratic Party of Albania, Lulzim Basha, Thaçi stressed that the issue of consensus was essential, adding that coordination with…

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The parties react to the technical dialogue, as Hoti denies its existence

Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti reiterated in a Facebook post that there will be no technical dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. “There will be dialogue only on final agreements on mutual recognition and normalization of relations between the two countries,” Hoti wrote. Hoti’s statement came after Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, after his meeting with Hoti…

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Thaçi returns after four days of interrogation in The Hague

Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi announced on Facebook that he was returning to Kosovo after a four-day question from Hague prosecutors. “I just landed in Tirana, on my return from The Hague and in the evening I will arrive in Kosovo. Tomorrow at 20:00 I will talk about the last four days in The Hague. I…

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EU: Pristina-Belgrade talks will continue on Wednesday, sources report

The Belgrade-Pristina dialogue will continue next Wednesday at a technical level, according to early reports from the Serbian side. After a bilateral meeting with EU Representatives Josep Borrell and Miroslav Lajcak, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended a trilateral meeting between delegations from Belgrade, Pristina and the EU. The Kosovar delegation is led by Prime Minister…

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EU: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue should be on “domestic politics”

The EU-mediated meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti this afternoon in Brussels is seen as the first step in a renewed process, which, according to Tanjug, the EU intends to “intensify” from September, in a “parallel path”. According to the Serbian News Agency, a “part” of the process will…