Kosovo

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: VoA – “US urging Kosovo leaders not to abolish War Crimes Court”; US Amb Delawie “outraged” over court attempt, urges passing of demarcation to join EU “club”; Gazeta Express – “President Thaci pardoned ex-KLA members convicted of killings an entire family”;Photo: Our Wonderland

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: VoA – “US urging Kosovo leaders not to abolish War Crimes Court”; US Amb Delawie “outraged” over court attempt, urges passing of demarcation to join EU “club”; Gazeta Express – “President Thaci pardoned ex-KLA members convicted of killings an entire family”;

“The U.S. is urging Kosovo leaders to leave unchanged a war crimes court established to hear serious cases arising from the country’s war for independence.’The United States is deeply concerned by recent attempts of Kosovo lawmakers to abrogate the law on the Specialist Chambers,’ State Department spokeswoman Heather […]

Kosovo Deputy PM Secures $70 million Investment from Saudi ArabiaPhoto: RTK Live

Kosovo Deputy PM Secures $70 million Investment from Saudi Arabia

“Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, currently in Saudi Arabia, held a meeting with Director General of the Development Fund of Saudi Arabia, Yousef Al-Bassam, seeking to open a new chapter of cooperation between Kosovo and Saudi Arabia by supporting strategic projects. The director of the fund committed to […]

Necktie Protest in Kosovo for PM Who Doubled His SalaryPhoto: Kosova Press

Necktie Protest in Kosovo for PM Who Doubled His Salary

“A non-governmental organization has hung hundreds of ties from the fence outside a government building in Kosovo to protest a pay raise for the country’s prime minister. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj had said in TV interviews that he needs the money for new ties and shirts. Kushtrim Mehmeti […]

Serbia to Insist on Land Ownership in Next Belgrade-Pristina TalksPhoto: TANJUG/Tanja Valic

Serbia to Insist on Land Ownership in Next Belgrade-Pristina Talks

“In the continuation of dialogue with Pristina, Belgrade will insist on determining what is Serbian property in Kosovo and Metohija. Cadastre shows that 58 percent of the land in the Serbian property – says Marko Djuric (Head of the Office of Kosovo and Metohija). A solution of property relations in […]

PM Haradinaj Nearly Doubles His Salary, Highest Paid PM in RegionPhoto: Kosova Press

PM Haradinaj Nearly Doubles His Salary, Highest Paid PM in Region

“According to a recent decision signed by Haradinaj, his salary is set to increase from €1,550 to €2,950. The recent salary increase puts Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj at the top of highest-paid prime ministers in the region. Haradinaj’s counterpart in Albania, Edi Rama, for instance, earns €1,700 […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: World Bank Approves $94 million for MNE Reforms; PM Markovic on Official Visit to Kosovo in January, to Press on Border Demarcation

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: World Bank Approves $94 million for MNE Reforms; PM Markovic on Official Visit to Kosovo in January, to Press on Border Demarcation

“The World Bank supports a package of reforms to strengthen public finance and financial sector resilience in Montenegro through a€80 million ($94.86 million) guarantee approved today. The reforms are supported through a Policy-Based Guarantee (PBG) – a first in a programmatic series of two operations – which will […]