Tag: Kosovo
Balkans 24.11.22 | 10:02

EU: Compromise reached to de-escalate Serbia-Kosovo car plate spat

Kosovo and Serbia have agreed on “measures to avoid further escalation” in a spat over a new car plate regulation by the Kosovo government, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said late on Wednesday. “We have a deal,” Borrell announced on Twitter following EU-mediated talks in Brussels to...

Balkans 22.11.22 | 09:41

Serbia, Kosovo still at loggerheads after day of EU-sponsored talks

European Union efforts to defuse tensions between Balkan neighbours Serbia and Kosovo fell short at talks in Brussels on Monday. Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti did not accept the bloc’s de-escalation proposal, said EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell after eight hours of negotiations. Serbian...

Balkans 10.11.22 | 09:44

LEAK: Franco-German plan to resolve the Kosovo-Serbia dispute

A recent Franco-German proposal for a new dialogue framework between Kosovo and Serbia, which EURACTIV has obtained from a trusted source, reveals indirectly, based on the text’s interpretations, how little synergy exists between the two sides to solve the issue. Following the brutal Kosovo war between...

Balkans 01.08.22 | 10:02

Kosovo postpones planned border rules after rise in tensions

Kosovo has postponed the introduction of new rules for its border crossing with Serbia after tensions rose in the region. Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti tweeted in the early hours of Monday that Prishtina had agreed with international partners to suspend the measures, which had been due to take...

Macedonia 13.06.22 | 08:54

Ahmeti gives thanks to fallen fighters and international friends for “liberating Kosovo”

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti recalled the days spent in the UCK uniform. Today for this organization and its members is a “triumph of the cause of liberating Kosovo from the clutches of captivity”. Today marks 23 years since the triumph of our cause for the liberation of Kosovo from the clutches...

Balkans 24.03.22 | 19:42

Kosovo declares a day of mourning for Madeleine Albright

Kosovo declared Friday a day of mourning for former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who died on Wednesday from cancer. Albright was instrumental in the US led military intervention against then Yugoslavia, that forced the Serbian army to withdraw from Kosovo and led to an international protectorate...

Macedonia 19.03.22 | 11:54

“Sending officers without a NATO certificate credibility to missions abroad undermines Macedonia’s credibility in the Alliance”

VMRO-DPMNE called on Defense Minister Slavjanka Petrovska to reveal who was pushing her to send an officer who does not have a NATO certificate to an important military mission abroad? The officer, identified as D.P., was returned from the mission in Kosovo, because he lacked proper clearance, VMRO official...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 21:31

Covid spike: Kosovo introduced a strict border regime toward Macedonia

Due to the spining coronavirus infection rate in Macedonia, Kosovo urgently decided to impose a strict border regime. Starting today, the country will ban Macedonian citizens from entering unless they have received three doses of a coronavirus vaccine, or two doses and a PCR test. Unvaccinated people...

Macedonia 07.01.22 | 23:13

Macedonian soldier deployed in Kosovo died of apparent heart attack

A Macedonian army soldier died in Kosovo, after falling ill this afternoon. The soldier, aged 44, was deployed in the KFOR peacekeeping mission in the city of Pec, where he fell ill from an apparent heart attack. He was transported with helicopter to the Pristina hospital but the doctors could not revive...

Balkans 24.12.21 | 15:29

Kosovo will not join the “Open Balkan” initiative

Kosovo will not join the Open Balkans initiative, which aims to guarantee freedom of movement, goods and capital among the six Western Balkan countries that are not members of the European Union, said Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani. Serbia, Albania and Macedonia are part of the joint initiative, but not...

Macedonia 21.12.21 | 22:13

Skopje court orders a month of detention for the customs officers who were working for the Albanian narco mafia

The Skopje court decided to order eight of the defendants arrested in a major drug bust today into detention of one month. The ninth defendant will be detained for eight days. The group is made mostly of police officers and customs agents who were arrested in a broad operation today. They are suspected...

Economy 21.12.21 | 17:54

Kosovo is willing to sell Macedonia coal to get us through the winter

Kosovan media outlets are reporting that the country is prepared to sell Macedonia coal needed to supply the REK Bitola coal plant, that currently has only minimum reserves to go through the winter season. Representatives from the Macedonian Government and the ESM/ELEM company, which runs REK Bitola,...

Balkans 16.12.21 | 10:57

Denmark will send prisoners to serve out their sentences in Kosovo

The Danish Government intends to rent prison space in Kosovo and send 300 detainees who are ordered to be deported from the country to remain there. The people in question are foreigners who committed crimes in Denmark, and were ordered to be deported after the sentence is served. The Scandinavian country...

Macedonia 15.12.21 | 17:03

Pendarovski and Kurti reaffirm interest in promoting cooperation between Skopje and Pristina

President Stevo Pendarovski met Wednesday with Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, as part of his official visit to Kosovo. At the meeting, Pendarovski and Kurti assessed that the relations between the two countries are friendly and constructive and in that context reaffirmed the interest in promoting...

Macedonia 15.12.21 | 15:32

Kosovan President Osmani would cooperate in Zaev’s planned review of the Kumanovo terrorist attack trial

Kosovan President Vjosa Osmani and Stevo Pendarovski discussed today the plan by the Zaev regime to reopen several extremely divisive criminal cases – including the 2015 attack by a group of Albanian terrorists on the city of Kumanovo and the 2012 massacre of five Macedonians, including four youngsters,...

Macedonia 14.12.21 | 20:44

Kosovo to demand that the convicts in “Divo Naselje” case be returned home?!

Former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj back in August 2019 asked now the people from the “Kumanovo group” convicted on terrorism charges over the events in Divo Naselje to be extradited and serve their sentences in Kosovo prisons, and according to discussions in Kosovo’s Parliament,...

Economy 10.12.21 | 22:02

Energy crisis: Macedonia negotiating to buy three million tons of coal from Kosovo over five years

Representatives of the Macedonian Government and the state owned energy company ELEM are trying to negotiate a five year contract with Kosovo, to purchase 3 million tons of coal from that country that will power the REK Bitola and REK Oslomej coal plants in Macedonia. Domestic electricity production...

Balkans 26.11.21 | 23:07

Kosovo: Three killed when attacker opened fire on a bus carrying young people

Two youngsters and a bus driver were killed in Kosovo when an armed attacker opened fire on a village bus. The incident happened this afternoon, near Decani, after a man was kicked out of the bus for harassing a group of women. The bus was carrying mostly students and young people.

Balkans 26.11.21 | 20:36

Albanian Prime Minister Rama says he would vote in favor of unification with Kosovo, adds that such referendum will be held “one day”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that he would support the unification of Albania and Kosovo if a referendum for this is called, but added that he doesn’t know when this would happen. If you ask me hypothetically, for a peaceful referendum on national unity, I would violate the law on secrecy...

Macedonia 23.11.21 | 21:42

Kosovo also declares Wednesday a day of mourning

Kosovo also declared a day of mourning tomorrow, in solidarity with Macedonia and Bulgaria after the devastating bus accident in which 45 people, including many children and youths, were killed south of Sofia. Even though the names of the victims have not been shared with the public yet, it is clear...

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