“President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo has inaugurated the new Embassy of Kosovo in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

The opening ceremony saw the attendance of Behgjet Pacolli, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Saeed Al Qamzi, Director of Visits Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as a number of heads of Arab and foreign diplomatic corps accredited to the country. Al Hamli congratulated the Kosovo President on the opening of the new embassy, praising the role of the Kosovo government and its diplomatic mission for their great efforts in promoting bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.” (Zawya)

“The European Karate Federation (EKF) on Friday launched an investigation into Serbian authorities’ refusal of entry to Kosovo athletes bound for the European championships in Novi Sad this week.

Athletes from Kosovo were refused entry into Serbia on Tuesday and Wednesday after being stopped at the border because the team had national symbols that Belgrade does not recognise.

‘The EKF’s managing body decided to open an investigation into the matters surrounding the participation of athletes from Kosovo at the event,’ the federation said in a statement.

‘As a result of the conclusions reached today by the Executive Committee, a special commission has been created to gather all the information on the issue.’” (Euronews)

Due to a very serious administrative failure you received an invitation to participate in the international parliamentary conference ‘Through the Idea for the EU towards Peace and Development,’ which will be held in Belgrade from May 11 to 12. Bearing this in mind, we inform you that you are not invited to participate in the above mentioned event and that your registration is not valid “- says in a letter signed by Srdjan Smiljanic, Secretary General of the Assembly of Serbia, addressed to Kosovan MPs – Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, Berti Deliu-Kodra and Ilir Deda. It was the latter who revealed the letter on his Facebook account.  Belgrade-based Danas daily reported the cancellation of hospitality to Kosovan MPs in Belgrade at Vojislav Seselj’s ‘intervention.’

‘The hospitality to the Kosovo delegation was canceled due to the issue of a war criminal who did not have the right to put this issue to the Serbian Parliament because he is not a legitimate deputy. Seselj is still present in the Assembly only because of the slow work of the Assembly’s Administrative Committee,’  Canak said the Danas newspaper .

He recalled that Serbian delegations encounter the same people in gatherings across Europe.

Vojislav Seselj requested yesterday the replacement of Nenad Canak who was leading the Serbian Parliament committee for EU integration due to the extension of an invitation to Kosovan MP Vjosa Osmani as the chief of the committee on foreign relations.” (KosSev)

“Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj who met on Friday the EULEX head of mission, Alexandra Papadopoulou, said that the EU rule of law mission will turn into an advisory role next month.

Haradinaj met on Friday with Alexandra Papadopoulou, to talk about the end of the EULEX mission, saying that after June 15 ‘the EULEX’s mandate will be advisory.’ In a press release issued by Prime Minister’s Office, Haradinaj said that Kosovo Government remains committed to the rule of law. Haradinaj said that he discussed with Papadopoulou on Kosovo Government’s efforts to strengthen the rule of law, as one of the key pillars for the economic development and integration of the country into the European Union.” (Gazeta Express)