Tag: Kosovo
Macedonia 24.10.20 | 18:31

Albanian parties demand a resignation from Mayor Bogdanovic for claiming that Kosovo is part of Serbia

Ethnic Albanian parties are demanding an explanation from Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party after the statements made its official Sasa Bogdanovic and his party during the wedding he had in Kosovo. As ethnic Serb, Bogdanovic and his guests denied the independence of Kosovo and sang Serbian nationalist songs. I...

Macedonia 24.10.20 | 11:22

Ahmeti says Kosovo should use the treaties with Greece and Bulgaria as model for its talks with Serbia

Compromises Macedonia made with Greece and Bulgaria should be a reference point in the talks between Serbia and Kosovo, said DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti after a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti, who is visiting Macedonia. Serbia and Kosovo reached a primarily economic agreement...

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 18:40

Increased traffic at Macedonia-Kosovo border after PCR test requirement was lifted

Increased passenger traffic was seen on Monday at the Jazince border crossing as the PCR test requirement was lifted when crossing the border between Macedonia and Kosovo, the border police station reports. According to their information, until 3:30 pm on Monday, 1,500 passengers have entered Macedonia...

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 09:46

Regional border reopening initiated by Macedonia fails – only the border with Kosovo will be opened

The attempt to initiate a regional reopening of borders failed. The Macedonian Government announced today that it is revising its decision to open the borders to citizens from Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia. Only Kosovan citizens will be allowed into Macedonia without a coronavirus test, on a reciprocal...

Macedonia Sport 09.10.20 | 10:19

Macedonia beats Kosovo, has a historic chance to qualify to the European Championship

Macedonia beat Kosovo 2:1 in the Euro 2021 qualifier game and will face Georgia next for a place in the championship. Led by Pandev and Bardhi, Macedonia was the better team, and had two goals disallowed for offside, as well as a penalty denied by the referee. The first goal was scored early, in the...

Macedonia Sport 07.10.20 | 11:48

Emptying the stadium is not enough: police says it will break up group of Macedonian and Kosovan football fans

Not only is the football match between Macedonia and Kosovo going to be played in front of the empty Philip II stadium, but the Interior Ministry said it will break up groups of fans who gather in groups to watch the game. It is considered a high risk event, due to nationalist emotions such games have...

Balkans 04.09.20 | 20:32

Serbia and Kosovo sign a Trump negotiated deal for economic cooperation

Serbia and Kosovo signed a deal for deepening their economic cooperation in Washington, under the auspices of US President Donald Trump. Simultaneously, Israel announced that it is recognizing Kosovo while Serbia announced it will move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The deal does not...

Balkans 03.09.20 | 22:10

Serbian officials say they are under enormous US pressure to recognize Kosovo

Serbian representatives in Washington revealed that the White House has presented them with a 16 point plan which requires Serbia to recognize the independence of Kosovo. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is meeting with the Kosovan Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti at a summit convened by US diplomat Richard...

Balkans 03.09.20 | 09:32

Trump makes another attempt to resolve the Kosovo issue

Serbian and Kosovan officials head to Washington for a new round of meetings meant to lead to a settlement between the two countries. This is the second time the Trump administration and his diplomat Richard Grenell have taken a crack at the Kosovo issue – the first summit collapsed after Kosovan...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 21:48

Ahmeti testified before war crimes prosecutors for eight hours, questioning could resume tomorrow

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti had an eight hour long interrogation session with prosecutors from the war crimes tribunal in the Hague. The questioning was held in Pristina, and it could continue tomorrow. Ahmeti did not make a comment after leaving the office of the special prosecutors. He was involved...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 14:20

Ahmeti says he’s called up to the Hague for his role in founding the UCK in Kosovo

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that his invitation to testify before the special war-crimes prosecutors in the Hague is in a capacity of “one of the founders of the UCK in Kosovo”. The tribunal itself wouldn’t say whether Ahmeti is summoned as a witness or as a defendant. Ahmeti received...

Macedonia 19.08.20 | 10:23

After the “corona flights” to Finland, Committee proposes mandatory checks for transit passengers from Kosovo

The Committee on infectious diseases proposes that Kosovan citizens who transit through Macedonia – most often through the Skopje airport – be required to show a negative recent coronavirus test before being allowed into the country. The proposal comes after Finland was forced to re-introduce...

Balkans 14.08.20 | 23:22

PCR tests required for Macedonian nationals upon entering Kosovo, announced border opening relates to customs procedures

Friday’s decision by the Kosovo government to open its borders with Macedonia, Albania and Serbia relates to the facilitation of certain customs procedures with these countries and not that the PCR tests for Macedonian nationals will be scrapped, a government official has told MIA. Halil Matoshi, Deputy...

Balkans 14.08.20 | 20:19

Kosovo opens borders with Macedonia, Albania and Serbia

The Kosovo government decided Friday to open its borders with Macedonia, Albania and Serbia, MIA reports from Pristina. Media outlets say the decision means that nationals of the three neighboring countries will not have to present a COVID-19 test upon entering Kosovo. However, the government press release...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 14:28

Most passengers on the “corona flight” to Finland were Kosovans with dual citizenship

The Macedonian Healthcare Ministry issued a press release to defend itself after two dozen passengers infected with the coronavirus were able to board a flight to Finland from the Skopje airport this weekend. This failure prompted Finland to reintroduce quarantine for new arrivals from at-risk countries....

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...

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