Kosovo

European Commission Recommends Kosovo for Visa LiberalizationPhoto: Traveleks

European Commission Recommends Kosovo for Visa Liberalization

“The European Commission says Kosovo has met all required benchmarks for its citizens to qualify for visa-free travel within Europe’s Schengen zone. But the proposal on visa liberalization for Kosovo must first be approved by the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, where several EU member states […]

Thaci: This Meeting With Vucic “Most Difficult”Photo: Associated Press

Thaci: This Meeting With Vucic “Most Difficult”

“Addressing the media after meeting his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels said today’s round of dialogue, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said the meeting ‘was short but the most difficult one since he started negotiations with Vucic six years ago.’ ‘It was a short but one of the […]

Vucic After Meeting Thaci in Brussels: Belgrade-Pristina Talks “Extremely Complicated”Photo: European Commission

Vucic After Meeting Thaci in Brussels: Belgrade-Pristina Talks “Extremely Complicated”

“Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic described his meeting with Pristina’s delegation in Brussels as ‘extremely complicated’ adding that the Albanians tried to secure everything for themselves, while Belgrade was looking for a compromise. Speaking to reporters after the meeting facilitated by the European Union diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini, Vucic said there […]

Six Kosovars Sentenced for Terrorist Activity in Syria

Six Kosovars Sentenced for Terrorist Activity in Syria

“Six Kosovo Albanians have been sentenced to prison terms of 2 to 4 years for joining extremist organizations as combatants in Syria, the Beta news agency reported on Tuesday. The six men were found guilty of organizing the group of combatants and taking part in the activities of […]

Bujanovac, 7. marta 2017. - Bujanovac pred dolazak albanskog predsednika. Predsednik Albanije Bujar Nisani ne dolazi u Bujanovac ilegalno, vec po pozivu i uz prethodnu saglasnost Beograda, rekao je za "Politku" zamenik predsednika opstine Bujanovac Stojanca Arsic koji istice da se bez potrebe stvara panika i dizu tenzije u srpskoj zajednici. FOTO TANJUG/ STR/ bkPhoto: TANJUG/ STR/ bk

Albanians of Serbia Urge Thaci to Discuss Presevo Valley in Brussels

“Ragmi Mustafa told T7 broadcaster that Pristina delegation led by President Hashim Thaci ‘should take seriously the request of Albanians in Presevo Valley to discuss their matter in Brussels.’ Bujanovac Mayor Shaip Kamberi claims that ‘the rights of Albanians in Presevo Valley have been violated for years, despite […]

epa06446626 Citizens of northern Kosovska Mitrovica join a mourning procession of friends, relatives and companions for slain Oliver Ivanovic, in Mitrovica in northern Kosovo, Serbia, 17 January 2018. Around a thousand citizens of Mitrovica reportedly accompanied the coffin with the remains of Oliver Ivanovic in a procession through the streets of Mitrovica. Ivanovic, a former State Secretary for Kosovo and Metohija and a subject of a controversial war crimes trial and retrial, was fatally shot in front of his office in Mitrovica, Kosovo, on 16 January 2018. His funeral is expected to be held in Belgrade on 18 January.  EPA-EFE/DJORRDIE SAVICPhoto: Djordje Savic/ RFE/RL

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Official Praises Kosovo’s Effort Against Terrorism; Kosovo Flag Banned at World Cup; OSCE Urges Kosovo to Find Those Responsible for Murdering Politician; Erdogan’s Supporters March in Kosovo for Failed Coup Attempt

“Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj has met today with the vice assistant US Secretary of State for the Prevention of Conflicts, Pete Marocco. During this meeting, Haradinaj stressed that the government of Kosovo is engaged to securing sustainable peace in the country and the region. ‘Kosovo has […]

WEEKEND READ: Florian Bieber Op-ed “It is time to ditch the Berlin Process”Photo: The Srpska Times

WEEKEND READ: Florian Bieber Op-ed “It is time to ditch the Berlin Process”

“When the Berlin Process was launched five years ago, it was supposed to trigger a new dynamic to regional cooperation and bringing the Western Balkans closer towards the EU. By circumventing formal institutional structures and bringing in all EU members, the process could avoid excessive duplication of existing […]

Kosovo President Praises Kosovo-Turkey Relations in Interview With Turkish State-run Media OutletPhoto: Associated Press

Kosovo President Praises Kosovo-Turkey Relations in Interview With Turkish State-run Media Outlet

“Kosovar President Hashim Thaci praised relations with Turkey in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency in Ankara, where he had arrived to attend President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony. ‘Our participation in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidential inauguration ceremony shows our approval of the strategic relations between Kosovo and […]