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Meta: Self-Determination political force should play an important role in strengthening the state of Kosovo

President Ilir Meta received in Tirana the leader of the Self Determination Party, Albin Kurti. The news is confirmed by the head of state himself through a status on the social network “Facebook”.Among other things, Meta appreciating the role of Kurti’s party stressed that it should be more active and play a significant role in the domestic political dialogue in ...

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Kosovo negotiating team on Tuesday in Brussels

Kosovo’s negotiating team is meeting in Brussels today the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. The Kosovo negotiating group is headed by Fatmir Limaj and Shpend Ahmeti. The issue of missing people is the only confirmed theme to be discussed in Brussels, while it is said that this first meeting of this kind is more qualified as a consultative rather ...

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Majlinda Bregu takes office as new Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

Majlinda Bregu assumed her duty of the new Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) today, following the appointment by the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Foreign Ministers in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia on 23 April 2018. Bregu is an experienced Albanian politician and a strong believer in the European Union project. For three consecutive legislatures (2005-2017) she was ...

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EU hails the involvement of the US in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia

The European Union has hailed the interest expressed by the United States of America to be involved in the process of talks for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. EU spokesperson, Maja Kocijancic has declared that the letter send by the US president, Donald Trump to president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic is ...

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US endorses the formation of Kosovo Army

The United States reaffirms its support for the gradual transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo’s sovereign right. The vote in the Assembly today is the first step in developing this capability. These laws bring no immediate change to the structure, mission, or operations of the force, rather, they ...

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Germany urges Kosovo to lift tax on Serb goods

The German Foreign Minister, Heiko Mass has called on Kosovo on Tuesday to cancel or at least suspend the 100% tax hike introduced on Serb goods. Speaking in Paris in an important meeting for the prevention of the proliferation of light weapons from Western Balkans, Maas said that he was sorry to see the withdrawal of the Serb minority from ...

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A group of MEPs demands visa liberalization for Kosovo

A group of 22 MPs from the European Parliament have demanded on Tuesday for Kosovo to have the visa regime removed and for this decision not to be postponed any further. In a letter addressed to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk and the Austrian rotating presidency of the EU, MPs say that the liberalization of visas will ...

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Hahn: Visa Liberalization of Kosovo requires time to approve legal provisions

The EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn gave a press conference in Prishtina after the meetings he had with the Kosovo top authorities. Mr. Hahn stated that the European Union was disappointed by the decision of the government of Kosovo to impose custom duties. Mr. Hahn appreciated the efforts put by Kosovo through years, but he stressed out that at a ...

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Johannes Hahn to visit Kosovo on tax removal from goods imported from Serbia

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn is visiting Kosovo today. The decision of the Government of Kosovo to set the 100% tax on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to be on the focus of the talks.  Kosovar media report that Hahn during this visit will meet with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli, Prime Minister ...

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Thaci: Time has come for an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia

Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaçi has just concluded a one week official visit to Washington, where he defended the need for an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, which, according to him, would bring peace for both countries and the region. During a discussion in the Atlantic Council, president Thaci said that time has come to leave the past behind. He said ...

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