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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 […]

US Donation to Kosovo for Border Protection

(Photo: Ambassador Delawie’s Twitter) The United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE)  has donated a total of $1.1 million to the Kosovo Ministries of Internal Affairs, Finance, Trade and Industry. Furthermore, US Ambassador Greg Delawie reiterated the United States’ commitment to […]

Pence Tells Thaci to Ratify Border Deal

Photo: Office of the President of the Republic of Kosovo The White House says VP Mike Pence has encouraged Kosovo to ratify a border-demarcation deal with Montenegro. Pence met with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Washington on September 29, two days after Kosovo’s new prime minister said the Balkan […]