Kosovo Newswire

Kosovo Newswire

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  1. EU urges Kosovo to drop tariffs as political tensions mountRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | White Lake Beacon

    The European Union's top diplomat is calling on Kosovo to lift tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina as tensions rise between the former Serbian territory, and the EU and NATO. Kosovo last month slapped a 100-percent tax on Serbian imports, apparently in retaliation after its bid to join the international police organization, Interpol, failed amid intense Serb lobbying.

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  2. EU urges Kosovo to drop tariffs as political tensions mountRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, end of row at left, speaks during a Security Council Meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, upper right, and others listen. The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo addressed the U.N. Security Council on Monday afternoon following Kosovo's decision to transform its existing 4,000-strong security force into a regular army and Serbia's threat of armed intervention.

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  3. Trump Urges Kosovo to Reach 'Historic' Deal with SerbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Voice of America

    A man walks by graffiti that shows Serbian, left, and Russian flags with maps of Kosovo and Crimea in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Dec. 15, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci urging him to do everything to reach a longstanding deal with Serbia two decades after their war ended, according to Thaci's official website.

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  4. Now Haradinaj responds to EU again, blames MogheriniRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | B92

    Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has once again blamed EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini for the failure of dialogue with Belgrade. Earlier today, he received another letter from the Brussels-based "troika" - Mogherini and two EU commissioners - accusing him of endangering the continuation of the dialogue with Belgrade with unilateral actions, and stating that Hashim Thaci represents Pristina in the dialogue.

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  5. Chinese envoy calls for restraint amid Kosovo tensionRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    China's envoy to the United Nations on Monday called for restraint from Belgrade and Pristina amid their latest tension. "The parties concerned should refrain from any rhetoric or action that may complicate or escalate the situation and should create enabling conditions for a lasting solution to the Kosovo issue," Ma Zhaoxu, Chinese permanent representative to the UN, told the Security Council.

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  6. The Kosovo Blunder: Moving Towards a Standing ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    ... at points of demagogic advantage and personal suffering. The centrepieces of future disaster in the region tend to be Kosovo and Bosnia. The former is now intent on formalising military arrangements, thereby fashioning a spear that will be able to ...

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  7. The Latest: Serbian leader lashes out at US over Kosovo armyRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Serbia's president has denounced the United States for its support of a Kosovo army and praised allies Russia and China for their opposition to the move. President Aleksandar Vucic addressed the nation in his typical dramatic tone, saying that Kosovo and its "sponsor" the U.S. want to "quash" the Serbs, but that he won't allow it.

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  8. Serbia and Kosovo trade accusations over Kosovo's new army Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Fox 23

    The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo traded accusations Monday at the U.N. Security Council over Kosovo's decision to transform its 4,000-strong security force into a regular army and Serbia's threat of armed intervention - but both expressed their readiness for dialogue. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic accused Kosovo of violating a 1999 U.N. resolution by deciding to form an army and demanded to know from what document "do they derive their so-called sovereign right to form their own military? Where is that written?" He answered: "I can tell you in advance, nowhere."

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  9. 'Vucic represented Serbia, Thaci represented Thaci'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | B92

    Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin has commented on Twitter one detail of the UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the so-called Kosovo army. "We noticed that Aleksandar Vucic spoke next to the sign 'Serbia', as did representatives of members of the UN Security Council, Russia, China, US, etc.

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  10. 'President Vucic' and 'Mr. Thaci' - Dacic on UNSC sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | B92

    Ivica Dacic says Monday's UN Security Council session dedicated to Kosovo heard the positions of all members of the Council. That is the result of this session because, as the foreign minister and first deputy PM pointed out in a statement to Prva TV, "Pristina will hardly withdraw its moves."

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  11. We've shown them what they've created - Serbian presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 14 | B92

    Aleksandar Vucic has told Voice of America that he was pleased with the results of Monday's UN Security Council session. The session was called to discuss Pristina's decision to start forming an army in Kosovo - a move Serbia strongly opposes.

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  12. EU replies to Haradinaj: We're negotiating with Thaci onlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | B92

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, and commissioners Cecilia Malmstrom and Johannes Hahn, in their new letter, state that Haradinaj's unilateral actions jeopardize the progress made so far in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue. EU officials also welcomed the resolution on the dialogue adopted by the Kosovo Assembly on Haradinaj's initiative, but, according to Pristina-based media, they indicated that the dialogue will continue in the same format, which implies that the EU continues to consider only Hashim Thaci as the representative of Pristina's positions, and the participant in the dialogue.

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  13. EU to Pristina: Immediately remove taxes, form ZSORead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | B92

    The EU on Monday expressed "deep regret" over Kosovo government's decision to raise taxes on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to 100 percent. Pristina also imposed non-tariff barriers, and Brussels once again made a "strong" demand for the measures to be lifted immediately, Beta agency reported, citing a press release issued after a session of the EU-Kosovo Council for Stabilization and Association.

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  14. EU, Kosovo Hold Tense Meeting In BrusselsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Weekday Magazine

    A meeting between senior Kosovar and EU officials has ended in acrimony over tariffs imposed by Pristina on imports from Serbia and the bloc's delays to enact visa-free travel for Kosovars. The annual meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilization and Association Council, held in Brussels on December 17, ended without a joint press conference.

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  15. Serbia and Kosovo leaders to address UN about Kosovan armyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Greenwich Citizen

    The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo are scheduled to address the U.N. Security Council on Monday afternoon following Kosovo's decision to transform its existing 4,000-strong security force into a regular army and Serbia's threat of armed intervention. Kosovo was a province of Serbia and came under U.N. and NATO administration after a 1999 NATO-led air war halted a Serbian crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists.

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  16. 'West was against open UNSC session' - Russian ambassadorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | B92

    ... violating UN Security Council Resolution 1244, which remains in force and is the only legal basis for resolving the Kosovo issue," he wrote. The diplomat added that it would be important if the UN secretary-general presented his report on the ...

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  17. Fun and festive Santas from around the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | USA Today

    ... Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. A man dressed as Santa Claus runs with his dog as he takes part in a charity race in Pristina, Kosovo, Dec. 16, 2018 to raise money for families in need. A man dressed as Santa Claus runs with his dog as he takes part in a ...

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  18. Kosovar leader assures army no threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NWAonline

    The decision to transform Kosovo's security force into an army is "irreversible," the country's president said Sunday while offering assurance that a new national military does not threaten ethnic Serbs. President Hashim Thaci gave a briefing on the army plan before he left for New York, where the United Nations Security Council is expected in coming days to discuss the small Balkan nation's decision.

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  19. The Latest: Kosovo leaders in official army ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    ... threatening to mobilize its own armed forces. The ministry says in a statement on Friday the NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo "must take urgent and exhaustive measures to demilitarize and disband any armed Kosovar-Albanian formations." The Russian ...

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  20. The Kosovo Blunder: Moves Towards a Standing ArmyRead the original story

    Sunday | Dissident Voice

    ... at points of demagogic advantage and personal suffering. The centrepieces of future disaster in the region tend to be Kosovo and Bosnia. The former is now intent on formalising military arrangements, thereby fashioning a spear that will be able to ...

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