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Salih Mustafa stays silent as he takes the stand on trial

The former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army Salih Mustafa decided not to give an affidavit at the end of the trial, nor to...

Independent workers unions warn protests on Friday

Independent worker unions in Kosovo warned of protests this Friday, May 20. Their demands for the government are: Continuation of a €100 pay until the...

20 injured after Kosovo passenger bus gets into an accident in Austria

A bus traveling from Kosovo to Germany crashed on a highway in Austria in the early hours of Thursday. Authorities said 20 people were injured,...

Appeal Court rules to restore pre-crisis energy tariffs

Kosovo’s Court of Appeals upheld an earlier verdict of a Prishtina court ruling that the soaring energy prices were abusive. The energy regulating body set...

‘Stay strong’, Haradinaj reacts after sentencing of former KLA leaders

‘My comrade-in-arms Hysni and Nasim, stay strong! The war for freedom and sovereignty continues!” This was the first reaction posted on social media by the...

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The Hague convicts Haradinaj and Gucati to 4.5 years in prison

The former leaders of the Veterans Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), Hysni Gucati and Nasim Haradinaj, were convicted with 4.5 years in...

Entry to US territory is banned for several Afghan refugees in Kosovo

The United States has banned the entry of 16 Afghan refugees that are currently living in a military base in Kosovo. The news was confirmed...

Kosovo tightens sanctions against Russia

Kosovo’s government has increased its sanctions against Russia, in compliance with the sanctions set in place by the United States and the European Union,...

Kurti gets awarded the Service Medal of Iowa in the US

During his official visit to the United States, Kosovo's PM Albin Kurti was presented with an award by the Iowa Senate. In the award ceremony,...

Price gouging forces citizens to file over 1000 complaints in Kosovo

The rise of prices in Kosovo has increased the cases of fraud committed by business owners against their customers. As of now, there are well...

German ambassador expresses support for Kosovo’s bid to join the Council of Europe

The German ambassador to Kosovo, Jorn Rohde, has expressed his support for Kosovo’s membership in the Council of Europe. By commanding Kosovo’s application, Rohde stated...

Kosovo-Serbia negotiators head to Brussels for new round of talks

The negotiating delegations of Kosovo and Serbia are heading to Brussels on Friday for a new round of talks mediated by the European Union. According...

Gervalla submits Kosovo’s application to join the European Council

Kosovo’s minister of foreign affairs, Donika Gervalla, has submitted her country’s application to become a member of the European Council, this Thursday on May...

Kosovo to apply for membership in the European Council

Sources from Kosovo's ministry of foreign affairs and the diaspora have confirmed that the application is ready and that it will be submitted soon...

Krasniqi: Would’ve never thought I’d be accused based on Serbia’s lies

The former Speaker of the Assembly of Kosovo, Jakup Krasniqi, declared on Tuesday that all charges raised against him were founded on Serbia’s lies. Krasniqi...

Thaci from Special Court: I’m innocent, accusations against me are incomprehensible

Former president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, appeared before court this Tuesday, during the subsequent session of the Special Court of The Hague. After April 29,...

‘We won’t recognize it’, Russian ambassador to Belgrade comments on Kosovo

Russian ambassador to Serbia, Alexandr Bocan Kharchenko declared that there aren’t and there won’t be any changes in regards to Russia’s stance on Kosovo’s...

President Osmani meets US Under-Secretary of State in Costa Rica

Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani met during her visit to Costa Rica the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Uzra Zeia. Osmani and...

Kurti and Vucic went out for a beer after dinner with Lajcak, claims Serbian ex-minister

Serbia’s former MFA Vuk Jeremic, has claimed that after their informal dinner with EU’s Special Envoy, Miroslav Lajcak in Berlin, Kosovo’s PM Albin Kurti...

Kurti: Vucic won’t distance himself from Milosevic or Putin

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti declared on Wednesday evening that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has no intent to distance himself from Yugoslav President Slobodan...

Kurti: Kosovo only stands behind the Berlin Process, no other parallel initiatives

Kosovo only supports the Berlin process and the Common Regional Market, which exist within the EU and are inclusive. This is why we don’t...

Scholz: I’m committed to achieving visa liberalization for Kosovo

German chancellor Olaf Scholz declared that he will be committed to achieving visa liberalization for Kosovo – thus allowing citizens to travel to countries...

German government supports Kosovo’s CoE membership, says Bundestag member

The German government supports Kosovo’s membership in the Council of Europe, declared Knut Abraham, a member of the Bundestag from the Christian Democratic Union. Abraham...

Prosecution adds other war crime charges against former KLA leaders

The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office has added more charges against four ex-war leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army. Hashim Thaci, Kadri Veseli, Jakup Krasniqi, and Rexhep...

Kurti calls on Greece to recognize Kosovo

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti met on Tuesday with the Head of the Liaison Office of Greece, Ambassador Heleni Vakali, where among other things the...

Calls for peace on a global level by Prishtina’s mufti

Muslim believers in Kosovo will also be celebrating Eid-al-Fitr today. In his message dedicated to all believers, Kosovo’s mufti, Naim Ternava, called for peace on...

Lajcak says talks on license plates to resume on May 13

The upcoming meeting between Prishtina and Belgrade officials over a dispute on license plates will take place on May 13, declared EU Special Envoy...

Interior Minister says attacks on police aim to cause disorder

Kosovo Minister of Interior Xhelal Svecla declared on Friday that attacks against police officials in northern Mitrovica were triggered by the installation of law...

Ukrainian women in Kosovo learn how to dismantle mines

Far away from their homeland, some of the Ukrainian women sheltered in Kosovo have decided to spend their time learning how to dismantle mines...

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Scholz to visit Western Balkans in June

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit the Western Balkans in June, ahead of the European Council meeting. His visit is broadly seen as a message...

Dozens arrested after major SPAK raid in Tirana, Durres, Elbasan

SPAK conducted a major raid across several cities on Thursday. The operation tackling individuals allegedly involved in criminal gangs took place in Elbasan, Durres, and...

Xhacka: Albania supports UN’s call on global food security

Albania has joined the call for the Days of Action on Global Food Security at the United Nations and will work to implement the...

DP set to present today its presidential nominees

The parliamentary group of the Democratic Party will meet today at 12 PM to decide who will be their presidential nominees On Wednesday, Socialists accepted...

Difficult to resolve dispute with Bulgaria without help from EU, says Ahmeti

The leader of the Democratic Union for Integration Ali Ahmeti says he hopes the ruling coalition in Bulgaria finds compromise in lifting the veto...

Rama hits back at Djukanovic, Osmani for criticizing Open Balkan

Prime Minister Edi Rama reacted to comments made Wednesday by the Presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro criticizing the Open Balkan initiative. During an official visit...

Haxhiu says Specialist Chambers judges are of Serbian descent

The imprisonment of the two Kosovo war veterans Hysni Gucati and Nasim Haradinaj, by the Specialist Chambers, was an unfair decision, says analyst Baton...

Swedish MEP says Sweden, Finland will make NATO stronger

Arba Kokalari, a member of the European Parliament for Sweden of Albanian descent, said Sweden and Finland started considering applying for NATO accession after...

Dashamir Shehi: Ready to run for president if parties agree

The opposition group “Alliance for a Change” nominated Dashamir Shehi as their presidential candidate. This was confirmed by the leader of the Republican Party, Fatmir...

MEPs call on EU to open accession talks with Albania, N. Macedonia

Socialist and Democrat MEPs called on the EU on Wednesday to launch accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. “The EU must assess the historically...

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Vucic admits to mounting pressure from the West over Kosovo

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met Wednesday with the patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Porfirije. From the presidential palace, Vucic said Belgrade is currently in...

Durres-Prishtina railway project to start this year, says Balluku

Albania is seeking to invest in its railway system in the near future, including here a route that will connect the coastal city of...

Money laundering lands Albania on grey list for second year in a row

Albania did not make any significant progress last year in its fight against money laundering. Moneyval, the monitoring body of the Council of Europe on...

Shkodra attracts over 10,000 tourists more than pre-pandemic levels

Cultural tourism in Shkodra was one of the sectors that were paralyzed during the first two years of the pandemic. 2019 marked a good year...

Djukanovic vows to clear row with Kosovo over border demarcation agreement

Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic arrived on Wednesday in Prishtina as part of his official visit. Djukanovic was hosted by his Kosovo counterpart Vjosa Osmani. In a...

Onrush of foreigners heading to Serbia to work in the tourism sector

The lack of Serbia’s workforce has freed up work opportunities for foreign workers, mainly in the tourism sector. In the Zlatibor mountain in south-western Serbia,...

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Konjufca urges exerting more pressure on Serbia over war missing

Kosovo Parliament Speaker Glauk Konjufca declared on Wednesday that more pressure should be exerted on Serbia over war missing people. Konjufca added that the does...

Missing people shouldn’t be treated as a political matter, says Hoti

The chief of the government committee on Missing People, Andin Hoti, said on Wednesday that they are working hard at the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue table...

Putin mentions Kosovo: Crimea, Sevastopol have right to self-determination

Russian President Vladimir Putin compared the referendum for the unification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia with Kosovo’s proclamation of independence. His statement came during...

Over 1,600 people still missing from war in Kosovo

Kosovo marks on Wednesday the National Day of Missing Persons, with more than 1,600 people who remain unaccounted for from the war with Serbia. On...

Gervalla calls on EU to stand by its commitments on Kosovo integration

Foreign minister Donika Gervalla called on the European Union to abide by its commitments to making Kosovo a member state soon. Gervalla attended the EU...

Osmani and Kurti head to the US, following invitation from the Albright family

Kosovo’s president Vjosa Osmani and PM Albin Kurti are heading to the United States this Tuesday to participate in a mortuary ceremony of former...

Border police suffer another attack in northern Kosovo

This Tuesday morning, a new attack has been registered against Kosovo police in the country’s northern parts. Police confirmed that in the early morning hours,...

German journalist: Kosovo could soon become a member of European Council

German journalist Michael Martens said that Kosovo could soon join the European Council. In an article for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Martens said that Kosovo is...

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Failure on license plates agreement sparks calls for Kurti-Vucic meeting

After Kosovo and Serbia failed to reach an agreement on license plates, a high-level meeting between Prime Minister Albin Kurti and President Aleksandar Vucic...

Osmani: Russia, Serbia a threat to the region

Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani declared on Friday that threats from Russia and its ally Serbia pose a danger to the entire Western Balkan region. In...

Last day of temporary agreement between Kosovo-Serbia on license plates

This Thursday is the last deadline of the temporary agreement between Kosovo and Serbian in regards to their license plate regulations. Chief negotiators from both...

Kurti: Albania’s border with Serbia set by Yugoslavia

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti said in an interview for the local Greek paper ‘Kathimerini’ that the border between Albania and Kosovo ‘is not...

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