Kosovo

Pay Increases for Top Government Officials on Hold?Photo: Kosova Press

Pay Increases for Top Government Officials on Hold?

“Kosovo’s prime minister has suspended significant pay increases for top government officials amid a wave of criticism. Ramush Haradinaj on Wednesday said the government suspended them and will wait for a Constitutional Court verdict on the issue. On Tuesday, Kosovo’s Agency Against Corruption said there was no legal […]

USAID Begins 7 Year Program for Freedom of Media Across Balkans

USAID Begins 7 Year Program for Freedom of Media Across Balkans

“The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a program to assist the media in the Balkans in their struggle for independence and survival in the time of digitization, as well as the political and economic pressures brought by modern democracy. The project ‘Balkan Media Assistance Program’ will […]

Spain Allegedly Urges EU to Exclude Kosovo from EU EnlargementPhoto: Traveleks

Spain Allegedly Urges EU to Exclude Kosovo from EU Enlargement

“Spain has said Kosovo should be excluded from an EU plan to accelerate Western Balkans enlargement. ‘The concept of ‘WB6′ does not fit the enlargement dynamic. Kosovo is not part of the enlargement process and has its own differentiated framework,’ the Spanish foreign ministry said in an informal […]

US Blacklists Kosovo Deputy PM, Members of Parliament, and Former KLA MembersPhoto: Our Wonderland

US Blacklists Kosovo Deputy PM, Members of Parliament, and Former KLA Members

“A travel ban on dozens of Kosovo citizens, including political leaders and MPs on the United States blacklist, has been extended by the administration of US President Donald Trump. The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Foreign Assets Control, has drafted a long list with names of people […]

Kosovo PM is on Time’s 5 Most Wanted Geopolitical Fugitives of 2018 List

“Ramush Haradinaj Kosovo’s Prime Minister made his name in the late 1990s during the conflict there. A commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, he was accused of presiding over the torture and murder of Serbs, but given a lack of evidence, he was cleared of war crimes by […]

Kosovo Serbs to Take Part in Serbian Internal Dialogue on KosovoReuters/Antonio Bronic

Kosovo Serbs to Take Part in Serbian Internal Dialogue on Kosovo

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and a delegation of the Serbian National Forum from Kosovo and Metohija, led by the president of that association, Momcilo Trajkovic, agreed today to hold a gathering in mid-March in the framework of the internal dialogue on Kosovo, involving representatives of the Serbs from […]

Kosovo PM Haradinaj Skeptical on Border Discussion With Montenegrin PMPhoto: Kosova Press

Kosovo PM Haradinaj Skeptical on Border Discussion With Montenegrin PM

“(Kosovo) Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj expressed skepticism that he could come up with a demarcation solution at next week’s meeting with Montenegrin counterpart Dusko Markovic. According to the prime minister, the ball is in the court of the Parliament, while saying it is not aware of the ‘creative’ […]

US Amb. Delawie Urges Kosovo to Fight CorruptionPhoto: US Embassy in Kosovo

US Amb. Delawie Urges Kosovo to Fight Corruption

“The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, called on Kosovo prosecutors to pursue a zero-tolerance policy in treating corruption cases. ‘The people of Kosovo do not believe that rule of law institutions are working seriously in fighting corruption. You need to work decisively and change this because, at […]