Kosovo

US Statement on Kosovo Serb Judges Integration into Kosovo Judiciary

US Statement on Kosovo Serb Judges Integration into Kosovo Judiciary

The US Embassy in Kosovo released a statement regarding Kosovo Serb judges and  who are to be integrated into the Kosovo judicial system. The statement reads, ” Once achieved, judicial integration will mark an important milestone in advancing the integration of communities in Kosovo and the Normalization Dialogue with […]

Kosovo Serb Judges Stand Up Kosovo PM ThaciPhoto: European Western Balkans

Kosovo Serb Judges Stand Up Kosovo PM Thaci

“Serbian judges and prosecutors did not show up at the oath in the office of Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. Their appointment did not happen, because it’s ‘forbidden by the Republic of Serbia with the intention not to allow integration in the judicial system of Kosovo,’ which has […]

Political & Business Leaders Descend on SkopjeFacebook / Summit 100

Political & Business Leaders Descend on Skopje

Political and business leaders are descending on Skopje for the Summit 100 conference which gathers the 100 most eminent business leaders from Southeastern Europe. The invitation only conference will be attended by Prime Ministers of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, of Montenegro, Duško Marković, of Albania, Edi Rama, possibly of Kosovo, […]

Kosovo Investigative Journalist Beaten in Café Bar

Kosovo Investigative Journalist Beaten in Café Bar

This is not the first and certainly will not be the last attack on journalists in Kosovo. According to Reuters, “”A Kosovo journalist known for his investigative stories on corruption and crime was beaten in a crowded café bar in central Pristina on Friday.” The most recent  against […]

Kosovo Honors US Air Force General for US Role in 1999

Kosovo Honors US Air Force General for US Role in 1999

Commander of the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) Rahman Rama honored former US Air Force General and Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein with the Order of Liberty for the US role in the air campaign against Serbia in 1999. Other attendees included the commander of Iowa National Guard, Major […]

Kosovo PM: Amend Constitution to Create an Army

Kosovo PM: Amend Constitution to Create an Army

“Kosovo’s prime minister (Ramush Haradinaj) has confirmed that the government will try to transform the nation’s security forces into a regular army through constitutional changes to satisfy the country’s international partners.” (NY Times, photo: PM Haradinaj and President Hashim Thaçi courtesy of the Kosovo government)

Haradinaj: No US, No Dialogue With Serbia

Haradinaj: No US, No Dialogue With Serbia

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj announced today a new platform to normalize relations with neighboring Serbia. Kosovo would “not sit at the table without America there,” said the former KLA man. He continued, “I can not continue the dialogue, if America is not on the table.” (Translated from […]

Obtaining a Visa Liberalized Passport Not an Option for Kosovars

Obtaining a Visa Liberalized Passport Not an Option for Kosovars

Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi met with his Albanian counterpart, Ilir Meta, today to discuss visa liberalization and passports. They released a joint statement today in which Thaçi urged Meta to grant Kosovar Albanians citizenship of the Republic of Albania. Albania has had visa free travel to the EU since 2010. […]

First Pride Parade Held in Kosovo

First Pride Parade Held in Kosovo

The first unified pride parade has been held in the capital of Kosovo, Pristina. There have been marches organized by various LGBTI activists in the past including in May 2016 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This parade had LGBTI activists come together under one umbrella and […]

Kosovo Security Force Commander Visits Washington

Courtesy of Koha.net Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, Lieutenant General Rahman Rama, is in the middle of an official visit to the United States. He expects to have meetings at the State Department and the Department of Defense. He is accompanied by the Commander of the National Guard […]