Kosovo

Mogherini Hosts “Western Balkan Six” PMs – High Goals for 2018Photo: Twitter

Mogherini Hosts “Western Balkan Six” PMs – High Goals for 2018

“Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted tonight an informal gathering with the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans to discuss the situation in the region and in particular the opportunities to advance the region’s European Union integration in 2018. Prime Minister of Albania Edi […]

EBRD to Loan Kosovo $83 millionPhoto: Traveleks

EBRD to Loan Kosovo $83 million

“The Ministry of Finance is expected to sign today the loan of 71 million euro ($83.64 million) with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aimed at co-financing the construction of a 31 km highway section linking Pristina with Peja. The agreement will be signed by the […]

Haradinaj .- “We will make the army in the first half of the year.”Photo: Kosova Press

Haradinaj .- “We will make the army in the first half of the year.”

“The executive head of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, has expressed his belief that the Army of Kosovo will be in the first half of next year. ‘I believe that we will make the army in the first half of the year. If we can manage to do this through constitutional […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: WaPo – KLA Fighters Want Serbs Tried in Special Court, as well; Kosovo to Apply for Council of Europe Spot; Kosovo Won’t Extradite Coup Suspect to TurkeyPhoto: Traveleks

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: WaPo – KLA Fighters Want Serbs Tried in Special Court, as well; Kosovo to Apply for Council of Europe Spot; Kosovo Won’t Extradite Coup Suspect to Turkey

“Former fighters of Kosovo’s independence movement began collecting signatures on Friday for a petition seeking to extend the jurisdiction of a war crimes court to include Serbs, their adversaries in their war for independence. Three associations of Kosovo Liberation Army veterans aim to collect the 10,000 signatures needed […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Vucic Gets Support from Raul Castro; Vucic on Way to Moscow, Expecting New Agreements; Vulin – No Kosovo Army, Only KFOR;Julian Nyča

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Vucic Gets Support from Raul Castro; Vucic on Way to Moscow, Expecting New Agreements; Vulin – No Kosovo Army, Only KFOR;

“We have succeeded in the past two days to deepen the sincere friendly relations and make the first advances, and serious steps in the concretisation of cooperation, particularly in the areas of health, economy and agriculture, said President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic tonight after meeting with Cuban President […]

WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”Photo: The Guardian

WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”

“The European Union wants to show it still cares about the Balkans, but not everyone is feeling the love. Brussels has been accused for years of not paying enough attention to the six Western Balkan countries that want to join the bloc. After taking office in 2014, Commission […]

US Company to Invest over $1 Billion in Kosovo Power PlantPhoto: Lajmi

US Company to Invest over $1 Billion in Kosovo Power Plant

“The Kosovo Government and the US Company Contour Global reached an agreement of over 1 billion euro, on construction of new power plant which will become operational in 2023. Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj held a meeting with the Steering Committee on construction of the power plant “Kosova […]

Delawie Optomostic on Truth & Reconciliation CommissionUS Embassy Kosovo

Delawie Optomostic on Truth & Reconciliation Commission

US Ambassador to Kosovo Greg Delawie took to Twitter to congratulate Kosovo on the initial steps being taken for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. He wrote, “Congratulate #Kosovo on establishing preparatory team for future Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Look forward to following work of non-partisan team to deal […]

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5Photo: European Western Balkans

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5

“Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanovic took place in the ministerial meeting of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5) in Skopje earlier today, which also represented the final activity within the Macedonian chairmanship of the Charter, which will be taken over by Montenegro in January 2018. Ministers of […]

US Urges Serbia to Solve American Bytyqi Brothers CasePhoto: AP

US Urges Serbia to Solve American Bytyqi Brothers Case

“The US State Department said on Tuesday that it has brought a report by the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre NGO about the cover-up of crimes in Kosovo to the attention of Serbia’s recently-appointed war crimes prosecutor. ‘We believe that those guilty of moving the bodies of Albanian civilians […]