Tag: Kosovo
Macedonia 30.07.20 | 12:03

Kosovo’s Ambassador to Macedonia Gjergj Dedaj was also contacted by the Hague war crimes prosecutors

The Kosovan Ambassador to Macedonia Gjergj Dedaj said that he was also contacted by the war crimes prosecutors in Hague, but is not invited as a witness. Dedaj, who was a leading political activist in Kosovo during the time of the 1999 war, said that he is willing to speak on all issues and to defend...

Balkans 24.07.20 | 19:29

After their failed summit, US tries to coordinate with the EU on the issue of Kosovo

US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker is in Brussels for meetings with EU envoy Miroslav Lajcak, over the dispute between Kosovo and Serbia. The US were caught flat footed when the summit between the two countries they were organizing without much coordination with the EU collapsed...

Balkans 30.06.20 | 14:04

Kosovan police used force against two Serbs who were carrying the Serbian flag

Kosovan police used force against two young Serbs in an incident near Pristina, over the Vidovdan holiday. Video published by the Serbian Tanjug agency shows Kosovan police strong-arming the two men who were carrying a Serbian flag and came to honor the anniversary of the historic battle of Kosovo. According...

Balkans 24.06.20 | 17:42

Hashim Thaci charged with war crimes while heading to the White House for a summit with Aleksandar Vucic

The Hague based international court tasked with investigating war crimes perpetrated by the Albanian nationalist groups during the Kosovo war announced that it is charging President Hashim Thaci and former Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli with war crimes. The announcement was made while Thaci was en route...

Football 17.06.20 | 19:09

Macedonia to play Nations League play-off match against Kosovo in Skopje on October 8

Macedonia will play the Nations League play-off match against Kosovo in Skopje on October 8, decided UEFA on Wednesday. The winner will play at either Georgia or Belarus on November 12 for a place at the Euro 2021. UEFA also decided that Nations League matches in 2021 will be played between September...

Balkans 17.06.20 | 14:31

Serbia expects that Russia will support any deal on Kosovo that is reached in D.C.

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that he expects Russia to support any agreement Serbia and Kosovo reach at the upcoming negotiations in D.C. on June 27. The Trump administration is convening a summit over Kosovo, with the issue of border changes expected to be on the table. This prompted an...

Balkans 22.05.20 | 13:47

Hashim Thaci says he dreams of adding three Serbian towns to Kosovo

Kosovan President Hashim Thaci, who is moving forward with a plan to exchange territories between Serbia and Kosovo, said that his dream is to add the towns of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvegja to Kosovo. The three majority ethnic Albanian towns are in Serbia, which is in turning pushing to have several...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 17:00

Man dies in an ambulance in Dracevo, Kosovan citizen found dead at a gas station

A 62 year old man from Dracevo died in a local ambulance yesterday. The man sought help for a still unspecified issue, but died in the waiting room. In another incident in the capital, a Kosovan citizen was found dead at a gas station on the road to the main border crossing with Kosovo. The body of the...

Balkans 26.03.20 | 09:41

Under international pressure, Kosovo Parliament ends Albin Kurti’s short-lived Government

The Parliament of Kosovo voted out the short-lived Albin Kurti Government. The populist leaders was undermined by open hostility from US diplomats, which pushed his coalition partner LDK to jump ship. A last minute intervention from a number of European Union countries, led by France and Germany, on...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 11:25

Scared of inter-ethnic incidents, the Government uses the virus as an excuse to close the Macedonia – Kosovo game

The Government is pushing on the Football Federation of Macedonia to close the game against Kosovo for the audience. The excuse that is used is obviously the coronavirus, but Republika has learnt that the actual reason is the fear of violence between Macedonian and Albanian fan groups. The March 26 game...

Sport 03.03.20 | 21:09

Football fans go on rampage after being denied tickets to the Macedonia – Kosovo game

Football fans waiting for tickets for the Macedonia – Kosovo game demolished much of the ticket booth when the operators tried to close for the day this afternoon. Macedonia – Kosovo game: Half of the domestic fans expected to root for Kosovo Large groups of supporters of both Macedonia...

Sport 03.03.20 | 20:25

Macedonia – Kosovo game: Half of the domestic fans expected to root for Kosovo

Anecdotal reports from the initial sales of tickets for the Macedonia – Kosovo football match on March 26 say that about half of the tickets went to ethnic Albanians. The match is anxiously anticipated because of the potential for ethnic disturbances. Large contingents of Kosovo fans are expected...

Sport 02.03.20 | 12:26

Crucial football game between Macedonia and Kosovo could be postponed because of the coronavirus

The football game between Macedonia and Kosovo, that could send one of the teams toward a historic place at the European Championship, may be postponed due to the coronavirus. The game is planned for March 26 in Skopje, and was already considered high risk because of the treat of nationalist confrontations...

Balkans 09.02.20 | 12:29

Test results are negative, no coronavirus in Kosovo

The director of the Kosovo National Institute of Public Health, Naser Ramadani, informed that the test results at the institute showed that the patient suspected to be infected with coronavirus was not infected. Ramadani said that after three tests carried out at the National Institute’s laboratory,...

Balkans 08.02.20 | 22:09

Coronavirus suspected in Kosovo

A patient suspected to be infected with coronavirus has been admitted to the University Clinical Center in Pristina, Koha reports. According to the newspaper, he is at the Infectious Diseases Clinic. Koha states that the competent center from the clinical center should soon hear about this case. Source:...

Balkans 03.02.20 | 10:06

Blerim Reka is Kosovo’s new minister of European integration

Party leaders winning the snap parliamentary elections in Kosovo, Albin Kurti of the Vetevendosje (VV) and Isa Mustafa of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), said on Sunday that the two parties they had reached a coalition agreement, MIA’s correspondent in Pristina reported. The deal comes...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 10:14

New border crossing toward Kosovo opens today

A new border crossing toward Kosovo will be opened today. The Belanovce – Stancic crossing near Lipkovo will be the third crossing between Macedonia and Kosovo. Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski and the Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani will speak at the opening ceremony.

Sport 27.01.20 | 13:05

Rival Macedonian football fan groups join forces for the game against Kosovo

A dozen of Macedonian football fan groups agreed to unite for the game against Kosovo on March 26. Vardar’s fans Komiti declared that they had a meeting with the often rival fans from Bitola, Prilep, Kavadarci, Tetovo, Veles, Gostivar… and decided to show up together at the important game...

Macedonia 23.12.19 | 11:37

Zaev repeats his position that “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia”

In an interview with Serbian Pink TV, outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev repeated his position that “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia”. Zaev made this comment early in his term in office, again in an interview with a Serbian TV station. It is seen as the rallying cry of Serbian nationalists...

Sport 20.12.19 | 22:14

Macedonia and Kosovo already looking into who will get blamed for nationalist outbursts during their crucial March football match

Even with three months to go, Skopje is already bracing for the football match between Macedonia and Kosovo, which can give the chance to one of the teams to advance to the 2020 European Championship. The Philip II of Macedon stadium in Skopje was selected for the match scheduled for March 26th, even...

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