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Kosovo: Parliament Approves Montenegro Border Deal

After numerous delays, Kosovo's parliament has finally given its approval to the controversial agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. Kosovo's parliament has ratified the long delayed border agreement with Montenegro, which both the EU and US have repeatedly pushed for. The agreement was r


Tear gas disrupts vote in Kosovo Parliament

Kosovo opposition lawmakers used tear gas to disrupt a parliamentary vote on a border deal Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. Leaders gathered to vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro when the tear gas was set off on three times, the AP said. Greg Delawie, the United Stat


US Supports Establishment Of Military In Kosovo

The topic of the establishment of a Kosovo military force has enlivened debate between East and West. According to TV Klan, Balkan analysts consider such debate as part of the conflict between the US and Russia. They believe most Western Balkan disputes are caused by an increasing Russian influence,


NATO's Kosovo Campaign: The Survivors' Stories

Nineteen years after NATO launched air strikes to end the Kosovo war, a Kosovo Albanian recalls how he escaped a massacre but missed the victory celebrations, while a Serb remembers the bitterness of defeat. By Serbeze Haxhiaj* Sokol Morina had a long and sleepless night on March 24, 1999, the day t

EURASIAREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-23 03:09:10

Kosovo court releases 7 opposition MPs from detention

A Kosovo court has released from arrest seven opposition lawmakers who used tear gas to prevent a vote on border demarcation deal with Montenegro two days earlier. The Pristina court on Friday reasoned that they did not threaten to flee or repeat the crime. The charges of weaponry use have not been

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-03-23 17:55:00

The Latest: Kosovo lawmakers approve contentious border deal

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - The Latest on the contentious border vote in the parliament of Kosovo (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Lawmakers in Kosovo have approved a border demarcation deal with Montenegro despite the opposition's use of tear gas to prevent a vote. The 120-seat parliament voted 80-11 to en


Kosovo lawmakers pass delayed border deal despite tear gas

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Lawmakers in Kosovo approved a contentious and long-pending border demarcation deal with Montenegro Wednesday despite the opposition's use of tear gas to prevent a vote. The 120-seat parliament voted 80-11 to endorse the deal, ensuring its passage with the minimum two-thirds


Kosovo parliament ratifies border deal with Montenegro after stormy session

PRISTINA: Kosovo's parliament ratified a 2015 border agreement with Montenegro on Wednesday after a stormy session, fulfilling a key condition for the country to gain visa-free travel to the European Union. The opposition Vetevendosje party had held up the vote on the deal, which they regard as a se


Kosovo court acquits imam accused of terror, hate speech

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - A Kosovo court has acquitted a Muslim imam of charges of terror and hate speech. Pristina court judge Beqir Kaludra on Friday said judges had found "not enough evidence" to prove that Shefqet Krasniqi was involved in terror or had used hate speech. They also acquitted him of

SEATTLEPI.COM - 2018-03-23 03:03:09

Opposition MPs release TEAR GAS into Kosovo's parliament - for the fourth time - to stop controversial border vote

Members of the Vetevendosje party released the gas as MPs were due to start voting on a controversial border deal with neighbour Montenegro Kosovo's opposition lawmakers release a teargas canister (Image: AFP) Kosovan MPs have thrown a cannister of tear gas onto the floor of their own parliament to


Kosovo's Sufi Dervish order celebrates the new year, spring

PRIZREN, Kosovo (AP) - For an Islamic dervish order in southern Kosovo, it's time for the annual celebration to mark the new year, the birthday of the sect's founder and spring. That means holding a religious ceremony which includes hypnotic chanting, swaying and the piercing of male members' cheeks

DAILY MAIL - 2018-03-23 13:30:26

Tear gas halts Kosovo parliament vote on border deal

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo's opposition on Wednesday used tear gas several times to disrupt a parliamentary vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Lawmakers had to be evacuated from the Assembly building after the Self-Determination Movement party used tear gas in the hall where the


Joint statement on the ratification of the Border Demarcation Agreement between Kosovo and Montenegro

"The ratification today of the Border Demarcation Agreement with Montenegro, by the Assembly of Kosovo, represents a real achievement, a welcome and concrete progress, very much in the spirit of good neighbourly relations as well as the new Commission Strategy for the Western Balkans. The ratificati


Lawmakers in Kosovo argued over a controversial bill. Then came the tear gas.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. There's civil disobedience. There's a temper tantrum. And then there's what this opposition party did to try to delay a controversial vote. On Wednesday morning, the Kosovo Assembly was voting on whether to accept a new border agreement with Montenegro. The deal - key


Serbia ready for compromise over Kosovo, president says

Belgrade (AFP) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday his country is ready for a compromise over Kosovo since resolving a dispute with its former province is key to its EU bid. Serbia has refused to recognise Kosovo's independence, declared unilaterally a decade ago. Brussels insists no


Sport the victim as politics claims historic Serbia, Kosovo handball match

BELGRADE, March 23 (Reuters) - Hopes that sport might foster relations between Serbia and Kosovo where politics has failed proved short-lived on Friday when the threat of violence drove Belgrade to cancel a historic handball match they had been due to contest. The womens Under-20 World Championship

DAILY MAIL - 2018-03-23 16:17:18

Kosovo Approves Border Deal in Bid to Gain EU Visa-Free Regime

(Bloomberg) -- Kosovo lawmakers approved a border demarcation deal with Montenegro, meeting a European Union condition needed to gain a visa-free regime for its citizens. Lawmakers voted 80-11 to back the deal in Wednesday session that was disrupted by tear gas attacks from a nationalist opposition


Kosovo special court issues lawyers' list, no cases yet

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - A court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo's war for independence has issued the list of lawyers who will represent suspects, victims and others appearing before the tribunal. The Kosovo Specialist Chambers on Wednesday said the 40 l


Albanians in Kosovo Are a Nation, Serbs Are a National Minority

It is true that Albanians in Kosovo are a nation, but Serbs are a national minority. But the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dacic, said the opposite. He said, "The Albanians in Kosovo aren't a nation. They are an Albanian national minority because the Albanian peop


Sean back from Kosovo

Dundalk solicitor Sean T O'Reilly has recently returned from Kosovo where he was part of a group of Irish lawyers assisting the authorities there with improvements in their legal system. But he also saw the stark reality of the post conflict state when a politician the Irish group was scheduled to

INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-24 00:00:00