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Phillips: Kosovo’s division is a strategic plan for Putin

David Phillips, US expert of foreign policy, has declared that the Russian president sees Kosovo as an American project and destabilizing Kosovo is Putin’s way to get back to the US for NATO’s intervention. According to him, division is part of Putin’s strategic plan to mine Western influence in Kosovo and expand the influence of his country by strengthening Serbia. ...

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Minister of defense Xhacka : We should welcome Kosovo in the Adriatic Chart

  The Minister of Defense, Olta Xhacka requested the countries of the Adriatic Chart to welcome Kosovo in this convention. Talking in the ministerial meeting of the Adriatic Chart held in Budva, Montenegro, minister Xhacka declared that ‘’ before we ask NATO to open its gates, we should be willing to open the doors to each other, here in our ...

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Council of Europe conducts a monitoring visit at the Assembly of Albania

A group of representatives from NPM Observatory a holding a two day visit in the framework of a monitoring mission for the institution of the Ombudsman. The monitoring visit is done in close cooperation with the Council of Europe and serves as a preliminary phase of the main monitoring visit that will be held in 2019, and afterwards a report ...

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Rapporteur for Kosovo in EP: Kosovars deserve to travel freely in the EU

Igor Sholtes, rapporteur for Kosovo in the European Parliament, during an interview with Zëri, has admitted that some EU member states have been hesitant regarding the visa waiver program for Kosovo. However, he hopes that visa liberalization will take place at the end of the current mandate of the European Parliament. The elections for the European Parliament will be held ...

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J. Appathurai: The Western Balkans are of strategic importance for NATO

NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security, James Appathurai, speaking at the Belgrade NATO Week Forum held in Belgrade, highlighted the great importance of the Western Balkans for NATO. After saying that NATO has always attributed strategic importance to the Balkans, he stressed that in recent years, due to developments, interest in the region has increased. The NATO ...

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Kurz: Austria will support any agreement reached between Kosovo and Serbia

In a joint press conference delivered with the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz has also spoken about the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia in Brussels concerning the idea for border correction. Kurz said that Austria will accept any agreement which will be reached between the two states, including the idea for border correction and territorial exchanges. ...

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Tanja Fajon addresses in harsh tones against the change of borders between Kosovo-Serbia

European Parliament Speaker Tanja Fajon warns that changing the borders between Kosovo and Serbia can destabilize the Balkans. In an interview for the Serbian daily Danas, the rapporteur of the European Parliament on the visa liberalization with Kosovo addressed in harsh tones even against Federica Mogherini. Fajon says any change of territory is always sensitive.” I do not favor this ...

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Security Council to convene about the situation in Kosovo

In the month of November, UN Security Council has scheduled a conference concerning the situation in Kosovo. During this conference, the special envoy and chief of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin will report on the current developments and the latest report of the General Secretariat. Serbia will participate with a high representative, while Kosovo will be represented by its ambassador in the ...

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Parliament in Kosovo does not reach consensus about the talks with Serbia

MPs in Kosovo have convened to discuss the request of the president of Kosovo to include the issue of the so called “territorial swaps” in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia. However, this session showed a lack of consensus and great divisions in the political stage. The head of the Democratic League of Kosovo political formation, Avdullah Hoti said president ...

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President Meta meets with the Speaker of Austrian Parlament Wolfgang Sobotka

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, in the framework of his visit in Austria , met with the Speaker of the Austrian Parliament, Mr. Wolfgang Sobotka. President Meta praised the excellent relations between Albania and Austrian and underlined that the moment is perfect to incite the economic cooperation and the cooperation in the field of education, as inspiring examples  ...

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