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Haradinaj: I Resigned To Protect Kosovo’s Sovereignty

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Outgoing Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he is resigning from office to avoid any damage to Kosovo’s statehood in the wake of his designation as a suspect by a court based in The Hague. “I could not take the entire state in front of the investigation,” Haradinaj told RFE/RL. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/haradinaj-i-resigned-to-protect-kosovo-s-sovereignty/30069677.html

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Haradinaj: I Resigned To Protect Kosovo’s Sovereignty

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Outgoing Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he is resigning from office to avoid any damage to Kosovo’s statehood in the wake of his designation as a suspect by a court based in The Hague. “I could not take the entire state in front of the investigation,” Haradinaj told RFE/RL. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/haradinaj-i-resigned-to-protect-kosovo-s-sovereignty/30069677.html

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Haradinaj: I Resigned To Protect Kosovo’s Sovereignty

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Outgoing Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he is resigning from office to avoid any damage to Kosovo’s statehood in the wake of his designation as a suspect by a court based in The Hague. “I could not take the entire state in front of the investigation,” Haradinaj told RFE/RL. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/haradinaj-i-resigned-to-protect-kosovo-s-sovereignty/30069677.html

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Haradinaj: I Resigned To Protect Kosovo’s Sovereignty

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Outgoing Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he is resigning from office to avoid any damage to Kosovo’s statehood in the wake of his designation as a suspect by a court based in The Hague. “I could not take the entire state in front of the investigation,” Haradinaj told RFE/RL. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/haradinaj-i-resigned-to-protect-kosovo-s-sovereignty/30069677.html

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Haradinaj: I Resigned To Protect Kosovo’s Sovereignty

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Outgoing Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he is resigning from office to avoid any damage to Kosovo’s statehood in the wake of his designation as a suspect by a court based in The Hague. “I could not take the entire state in front of the investigation,” Haradinaj told RFE/RL. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/haradinaj-i-resigned-to-protect-kosovo-s-sovereignty/30069677.html

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High Divers Take 22-Meter Plunge From Kosovo Bridge

July 21, 2019           |                                       

Competitors plunged 22 meters from the historical Fshajt Bridge at an annual high-diving contest near the Kosovo village of Xerxe. The event was launched in 1954 and sees divers jump into the White Drin River. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/high-divers-take-22-meter-plunge-from-kosovo-bridge/30067752.html

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Social-Media Users Come 'Out Of The Woods' To Further Serbia-Kosovo Dispute

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s use of a derogatory phrase to describe Kosovo’s leadership has not only ignited a diplomatic row in the Balkans; it has set social media ablaze as well. Tensions were already high between the neighbors this week when Kosovar police raided Serb-dominated northern areas on May 28 and arrested several people, […]

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Injured Russian UN Employee In Kosovo Being Transferred To Serbia

May 30, 2019           |                                       

PRISTINA – The United Nation’s mission in Kosovo says that one of its two staff members who were arrested and sustained “injuries” during a police operation earlier this week is being transferred to a medical facility in neighboring Serbia. In a statement on May 30, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said […]

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Serbia Wants Russia To Play Larger Role In Kosovo Talks

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Serbia says it wants its ally Russia to play a larger role in European Union-mediated talks with Kosovo. Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow that “Serbia cannot defend its state interests without the assistance of the Russian Federation.” Dacic said Serbia “would not do anything […]

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Serbia, Kosovo Mark Anniversary Of NATO Bombings, But View It Very Differently

March 24, 2019           |                                       

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic blasted NATO’s 1999 bombing campaign of his country, claiming it was “a crime” that led to the deaths of 2,500 civilians and billions of dollars in damage. However, neighboring Kosovo, which was the beneficiary of the attack, on March 24 said it will “forever be grateful” to the Western military alliance […]

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U.S. Envoy Urges Kosovo To Lift 100 Percent Tariff On Serbian Goods

March 10, 2019           |                                       

A senior U.S. official has urged Kosovo’s leaders to rescind or delay a 100 percent tariff on Serbian goods to allow normalization talks between the two Balkan neighbors to resume. David Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was visiting Pristina on March 9 a day after stopping in Belgrade, where he called on […]

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U.S. Envoy Calls On Serbia, Kosovo To End ‘Mutual Provocations’

March 9, 2019           |                                       

A senior U.S. envoy has urged feuding neighbors Serbia and Kosovo to stop provoking each other and to resume talks aimed at normalizing relations. David Hale, the under-secretary of state for political affairs, on March 8 also called on Kosovo to withdraw its 100 percent tariff on Serbian goods to allow European Union-led talks between […]

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Kosovo Court Acquits Ethnic Serb Of War Crimes

March 8, 2019           |                                       

A court in Kosovo has acquitted an ethnic Serb on charges of war crimes. The court in the city of Peja on March 8 acquitted former Serb policeman Milorad Zajic of war crimes and genocide charges following suspicion of his involvement in crimes committed during the 1998-99 war. The court also released Zajic from house […]

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Serbian President Hints At Possible Progress Toward Recognizing Kosovo

March 4, 2019           |                                       

Serbia’s leader suggested that Belgrade might be willing to recognize Kosovo as a sovereign state, but said that would require something in return as part of a larger deal. Aleksandar Vucic made the comments in an interview published March 4 with the Italian news agency ANSA. “We must first find the compromise, we cannot recognize […]

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European Parliament Urges Kosovo To Drop 100-Percent Tariff On Serbian Goods

March 2, 2019           |                                       

The European Parliament has urged Kosovo to withdraw its 100-percent tariff on goods from Serbia to help restart normalization talks between the Western Balkan neighbors. David McAllister, the leader of a European delegation visiting the two countries, on March 2 said the group had brought up the suspension of the tariff during meetings with Kosovar […]

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