Tag: Kosovo
Macedonia 15.09.19 | 19:26

Albanian nationalist politician promises help for Albanians in Macedonia

Albanian nationalist politician from Kosovo Albin Kurti threatened that there will be no stability in the region unless Albanians are treated equally. In comments given in Skopje, Kurti lamented how Albanians from Macedonia did not end up unified with those in Albania or Kosovo. Due to our tragic fate,...

Balkans 04.09.19 | 18:39

Zakharova: Kosovo continues turning into a terrorist stronghold

Kosovo continues turning into a terrorist stronghold. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday, urging the states “behind Pristina” to pay serious attention to it. The whole territory of Kosovo continues turning into a terrorist stronghold, Zakharova said at...

Balkans 22.08.19 | 13:21

Kosovo’s parliament dissolved, forcing early elections

Kosovo’s parliament voted to dissolve itself on Thursday, a month after prime minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned over a war crime investigation. The move triggers early elections, which will be held amid persistently high tensions with Serbia and international pressure on both sides to renew their...

Economy 19.08.19 | 10:23

Kosovo and Macedonia on the brink of trade war: Authorities to meet today

A meeting is expected today between the Ministers of Economy and Agriculture, as well as between the directors of the Food Agency and the Customs Administration, regarding Kosovo’s ban of import of honey and potatoes from Macedonia. The move was taken after Macedonia introduced tariffs on imports...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 22:35

Tug of war between Serbia and Kosovo after Macedonia arrests a war crimes suspect

Kosovo warned that relations with Macedonia will suffer over the case of former UCK/KLA fighter Tomor Morina, who was arrested by Macedonian police on war crimes charges brought against him by Serbia. Morina’s extradition would violate his human rights and is completely illegal and unacceptable....

Macedonia 25.07.19 | 11:10

Kosovo blasts Macedonia for arresting a former UCK fighter wanted by Serbia

The Kosovan Foreign Ministry condemned the arrest of a former fighter of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK/KLA) Tomor Morina in Macedonia. Morina was arrested based on a Serbian warrant. Kosovan authorities accuse Macedonia of participating in a Serbian persecution of an UCK fighter. We condemn the arrest...

Balkans 30.05.19 | 11:15

Kosovo police released six Serbs arrested in Monday’s raids

Kosovan police released six ethnic Serbs who were arrested during Monday’s police raid in the northern part of Kosovo. The men were arrested for obstructing the arrests of a group of 19 police officers, most of them Serbs, who were arrested on charges of being involved in a criminal organization....

Balkans 29.05.19 | 13:41

International force in Kosovo claims that Serbia was informed of the police raid ahead of time

A spokesman for the KFOR international force in Kosovo said that Serbian authorities were warned in time about the major police operation on Monday, which raised tensions in the region. Serbia mobilized its military and police in response to the arrest of about a dozen ethnic Serb police officers and...

Balkans 28.05.19 | 21:13

Vucic says arrests are an attempt to scare Kosovo Serbs and drive them away

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic qualified the police raid in the majority Serbian northern part of Kosovo today as an attempt to cause fear and panic among the Serbs and to expel them from Kosovo. The raid led to a series of confrontation, in which Kosovan police fired above groups of Serbs in attempts...

Balkans 28.05.19 | 15:03

Shock: The West stands on the side of Serbs, Vucic informed that the Western forces reacted to Kosovo police raid

The West stood on the side of the Serbs. Aleksandar Vucic informed in Parliament that the Western forces reacted to the Rosu action in Zubin Potok. I just received information that the Western forces reacted to the Rosu in Zubin Potok, saying that the action has nothing to do with the fight against corruption,...

Balkans 28.05.19 | 11:16

Blockade breached, Kosovo’s armed forces move toward Serbian villages!

The situation in Kosovo is becoming more and more alarming, especially in the municipality of Zubin potok. Unofficial sources say that the roadblock set up by Serb citizens has been breached and Kosovo armed forces are moving towards the village of Varag. Gunshots can be heard, and people are in a panic. Serbs...

Balkans 28.05.19 | 10:10

Serbian Army and police put on alert over Kosovo events

The Serbian president has ordered the Serbian Army to be put on full combat readiness. The same has been done by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP). This comes after the Kosovo police “Rosu” unit stormed the north of Kosovo and Metohija. The MUP has put its special units on full alert....

Macedonia 23.05.19 | 14:35

Report claims smuggling near Tetovo is organized by an Albanian ruling party

The Global initiative against transnational organized crime report that was presented recently contains a testimony from a police officer on the Macedonian – Kosovan border, who reveals how state sponsored smuggling is organized through the Jazince border crossing. Officials working at the border...

Macedonia 11.05.19 | 17:22

Pendarovski intends to visit Kosovo soon, dismisses the idea of ethnic border changes

Stevo Pendarovski intends to visit Kosovo as one of his first foreign trips. The new Macedonian President elect won the office owing to the near unanimous support of ethnic Albanian voters, who helped him overcome his losing margin among ethnic Macedonians, and the visit to majority Albanian Kosovo is...

Balkans 08.05.19 | 10:28

Vucic: As long as I am president, I will not recognize Kosovo

Aleksandar Vucic late on Tuesday spoke about possible solutions for Kosovo, but also about expectations from the upcoming meetings in Rome, but also in Tirana. The president was a guest on Serbia’s public broadcaster RTS when he spoke about solutions for Kosovo after the Berlin summit, noting that...

Balkans 20.04.19 | 15:55

Large group of ISIS camp followers returned to Kosovo

A group of 110 family members of Albanian Islamists were returned to Kosovo yesterday from Syria, where they accompanied ISIS fighters. The group includes four fighters, 32 women and 74 minors, including nine orphans. The fighters will be detained for initial 48 hours, Kosovan security sources said. It...

Macedonia 29.03.19 | 15:50

Kosovo Interior Minister doesn’t know where the two Islamist killers sought by Macedonia are

Kosovan Interior Minister Ekrem Mustafa insists that his police has no idea where the two Islamist killers, Alil Demiri and Afrim Islailovic, are. The two are charged in the 2012 Good Friday massacre of four Macedonian youngsters and a middle-aged man, killed near the capital Skopje. Ismailovic’s...

Balkans 28.03.19 | 21:09

European Parliament confirms its support for Kosovo visa liberalization

The European Parliament has once again confirmed its position towards the Kosovo visa liberalization issue. With a majority of 331 votes pro, 126 against and 12 abstentions, the Members of the European Parliament showed they are ready for negotiations with the Council so Kosovars can start traveling...

Macedonia 12.03.19 | 15:18

Kosovan smuggler caught transporting 39 Asian migrants near Gevgelija

A Kosovan citizen was caught on Monday evening transporting 39 migrants north on the E-75 highway near Gevgelija. Police tried to stop a truck near the village of Prdejci, and the driver attempted to flee north on the highway. Shortly after the police managed to stop the Kosovan and found migrants from...

Balkans 05.03.19 | 10:53

Vucic hints at possible progress toward recognizing Kosovo

President Aleksandar Vucic hinted Monday that Serbia may be willing to recognise Kosovo as a sovereign state, but would require something in return from its former province as part of a broader compromise deal, AFP reported. We must first find the compromise, we can not recognise Kosovo without getting...

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