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Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: First Synagogue and Jewish Museum in Kosovo; Slovenian Defense Minister in Kosovo – We need to keep KFOR troops here; Kosovo Tariff Hurt Serbia Over $35 Million; Qatar Charity Aids Orphans

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: First Synagogue and Jewish Museum in Kosovo; Slovenian Defense Minister in Kosovo – We need to keep KFOR troops here; Kosovo Tariff Hurt Serbia Over $35 Million; Qatar Charity Aids Orphans

“Earlier this month, about 40 people gathered at a Catholic-owned hotel in Kosovo’s second city to light the sixth candle of Hanukkah. The Friday night ceremony was jointly organized by Votem Demiri, the 72-year-old patriarch of Kosovo’s tiny Jewish community, with help from Dr. Irfan Daullxhiu, a Muslim […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yuri KOCHETKOV

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Protests Paralyze Belgrade for Third Straight Week; Putin in Belgrade on January 17; Romania to Support Serbia During EU Presidency; Serbian HS Students Win Robotics Tournament in China; Train Crash in Serbia Kills Five

“Thousands of Serbians joined an antigovernment march in Belgrade on December 22. The opposition event was held for a third straight week. Protests were initially triggered by the November 23 assault against the opposition Serbian Left party leader Borko Stefanovic. The protesters are now demanding the resignation of […]

Western Balkans Leaders Meet EU OfficialsPhoto: Twitter

Western Balkans Leaders Meet EU Officials

“European Union (EU) High Representative Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday the Western Balkans leaders were united in supporting the Skopje – Athens agreement on a new name for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on normalisation of relations, the Beta news agency […]

Haradinaj: Tariffs stay until recognition from Bosnia and SerbiaPhoto: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Haradinaj: Tariffs stay until recognition from Bosnia and Serbia

“Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo’s Prime Minister, said on Wednesday the customs duties on goods from Serbia and Bosnia were not intended against their people but aimed to make both Belgrade and Sarajevo recognise Pristina’s independence declared in 2008, the Beta news agency reported. He said Bosnia and Herzegovina was […]

Vucic to Tusk: Talks resume with Pristina when tariffs are liftedPhoto: FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

Vucic to Tusk: Talks resume with Pristina when tariffs are lifted

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss the situation in the Western Balkans, the measures imposed by Pristina and Serbia’s European integration, the president’s cabinet said in a press release, adding that Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was present […]

Vucic Doesn’t Share Same Optimism as TrumpPhoto: Tanjug/Politika

Vucic Doesn’t Share Same Optimism as Trump

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said Wednesday he doesn’t share Donald Trump’s apparent optimism about the prospects of a Kosovo peace deal. The U.S. president made a surprise intervention into faltering talks between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at reaching agreement on issues left unresolved from their 1998-1999 war. In a letter to […]

Trump Urges Thaci to Come to Agreement with Serbia

Trump Urges Thaci to Come to Agreement with Serbia

“U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Kosovan counterpart Hashim Thaçi to seize the chance to seal a permanent peace deal with Serbia. In a surprise intervention in faltering talks between the Balkan states, Trump held out the prospect in a letter of a White House meeting with Thaçi […]

EU Stands Behind Thaci for Negotiations with SerbiaPhoto: European Commission

EU Stands Behind Thaci for Negotiations with Serbia

“The EU top officials, Federica Mogherini, Cecilia Malmstrom and Johannes Hahn, have sent a letter to Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Tuesday.  The letter notes: ‘We would like to thank you for your letter dated 15 December. We regret however that you have not taken into consideration […]

EU-Serbia Joint Press Release on SAAfedericamogherini.net

EU-Serbia Joint Press Release on SAA

“1. The EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council (SA Council) held its fifth meeting on 18 December 2018. This meeting was chaired by Ms Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia. Ms Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, led the EU delegation. Christian Danielsson, Director […]