Tag: Kosovo
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...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 11:10

Kosovo calls on Albania to withdraw from the Mini – Schengen initiative with Macedonia and Serbia

Kosovan parties are calling on Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to withdraw from the Mini – Schengen initiative with Serbia and Macedonia. Officials in Kosovo fear that the initiative restores Serbian influence in the region, and will derail the actual EU accession prospects of the participating...

Economy 09.12.19 | 10:58

Macedonian minister will not participate in a forum abroad because Kosovo was not invited

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi informed Sunday that he canceled his attendance at the Energy Community Forum in Moldova because Kosovo was not invited. The minister informed about this through a letter he sent to the forum organizers stating the above mentioned reasons. Here’s the full letter:

Sport 22.11.19 | 14:37

Macedonia will host Kosovo but won’t host the final UEFA Nations League game

Macedonia was selected to host the first of the UEFA Nations League against Kosovo, but will not host the final game, the draw decided. As third placed teams, Macedonia plays Kosovo, and then the winner plays either Georgia or Belarus for a spot in the 2020 European Championship. Macedonia will host...

Macedonia 15.11.19 | 10:19

Blerim Reka considered for the position of Foreign Minister of Kosovo

Blerim Reka, who was the ethnic Albanian opposition candidate in the recent presidential elections in Macedonia, is one of the candidates to become the next Kosovan Foreign Minister. Reka, and the two parties who nominated him – BESA and the Alliance of Albanians – are closely affiliated...

Macedonia 22.10.19 | 14:58

Vucic asks what guarantees would Serbia get if it gives up Kosovo: like those given to Macedonia?

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic asked whether the guarantees the EU would give Serbia if it agrees to a deal with Kosovo would be the same as those given to Macedonia. We can’t have one side win it all. They would gain our territory, our people and our recognition. What would we get? A possible...

Macedonia 14.10.19 | 17:37

Osmani: Kosovo citizens waiting decision on Macedonia to see if it’s worth it to make compromise with Serbia

We expect a clear decision to start negotiations with the EU, as this is the only proper epilogue to this process that was not based on political bridges, Bujar Osmani at Monday’s session of the National Council for European Integration. He pointed out that the eyes of 20 million Western Balkans...

Balkans 07.10.19 | 16:59

Kosovo opposition parties win snap election

Kosovo’s most prominent opposition leader promised major change on Monday after his party and another opposition group came in first and second in Kosovo’s snap election, ending the long dominance of President Hashim Thaci’s Democratic Party (PDK). The leftist Vetevendosje (Self-determination)...

World 07.10.19 | 09:46

“War coalition” defeated in Kosovo elections

The ruling coalition of former guerrilla commanders was defeated at the Kosovo elections yesterday, in favor of the nationalist – populist Self-Determination party (VV) and the more established center-right LDK party. Leaders from the war coalition of parties led by former commanders of the UCK...

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,...

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