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    Post  Jelena on Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:04 am

    Taci: Kosovo's institutions are not part of protocol


    PRISTINA, Sept 11 (Tanjug) - Kosovo Premier Hasim Taci said on Friday that Kosovo's institutions are not part of the protocol on police cooperation between EULEX and the Government of Serbia.

    Taci was reacting to a joint statement of international representatives in Kosovo that the protocol between EULEX and Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) was consistent with the EULEX mandate and did not harm the Kosovo's interests, Pristina media said.

    Kosovo police stated on Friday that its representatives did not take part in preparation of the technical document between the Serbian government and EULEX.

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    EU mission in Kosovo signs police cooperation protocol with Serbia


    PRISTINA, Serbia, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The European Union mission in Kosovo signed on Friday a protocol on police cooperation with the Serbian Interior Ministry, said EULEX spokesman Christophe Lamfalussy.

    The protocol, which had been signed by the Serbian Interior Ministry, would go into effect eight days after the signature of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Lamfalussy said.

    The protocol, which was strongly opposed by Kosovo institutions and civic society, defines EULEX cooperation with Serbian authorities in fighting all forms of crimes in Kosovo, such as trafficking of persons, arms and narcotics, organized crime and all other illegal activities across borders or the administrative boundary.

    The protocol was signed after exchange of letters, the Serbian Interior Ministry said, noting that it has been announced earlier that the document was approved by both parties.

    Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dacic said earlier on Friday that there would be no official signing ceremony, and that EULEX and the Serbian Interior Ministry would simply state through diplomatic channels whether they accept what had been agreed earlier.

    Dacic said that the Serbian Interior Ministry cooperates with EULEX on the basis of the UN Security Council Resolution 1244, UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon's report and the six-point plan.

    EULEX, which started on Dec. 9 last year officially implementing its two-year mandate in Kosovo, is designed to replace the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) with some executive powers in judiciary, custom and police although the UNMIK will remain in Kosovo to deal with issues concerning ethnic Serbs.

    Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci met urgently after the protocol signature was made public.

    They said in a joint statement that Kosovo is not involved in technical arrangements between EULEX and Serbia on the field of police cooperation.

    "Such arrangements don't and couldn't have any effect in the Kosovo's independence, sovereignty and integrity," said the statement.

    Despite the protocol, they claimed Kosovo institutions and its citizens would closely cooperate with EU institutions and its mission in Kosovo in the future.

    Kosovo's Self-Determination Movement condemned the agreement.

    On Aug. 26, Self-Determination activists damaged in the provincial capital Pristina 28 EULEX vehicles, demonstrating their refusal to announcements of the EULEX protocol with Serbia.

    A breakaway province of Serbia, ethnic Albanian-dominated Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in February 2008. However, Serbia has vowed it would never recognize Kosovo's independence, regarding the move illegal and in contrary with international law.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/12/content_12039369.htm
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    Re: Kosovo General News thread:

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:44 am

    I wonder how much powers they will actually have.
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    Kosovo Serbs protest arrests

    Post  Jelena on Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:09 pm

    Kosovo Serbs protest arrests


    23 September 2009 | 10:59 -> 16:21 | Source: B92, FoNet, Tanjug
    NOVO BRDO, PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Serbs have been protesting the arrest by EULEX police of four of their countrymen from Bostane and Jasenovik on suspicion of war crimes.

    A fifth individual was detained for obstructing the police.

    Serbs from Novo Brdo organized a half-hour demonstration to protest their fellow countrymen’s innocence. Novo Brdo Municipal President Stojan Stanojević said that the protest was to voice their opposition at the arrests.

    Calling for calm and patience, he said that the suspects were innocent and that there had been no clashes or attacks on Albanians during the insurgency in 1999.

    "EULEX police in cooperation with the Kosovo Police and KFOR have arrested four individuals of Serb ethnicity on suspicion of war crimes," said a EULEX spokeswoman, adding that the arrests had been made this morning near Gnjilane.

    "The arrest was ordered by the competent EULEX prosecutor and an investigation is under way," she said.

    Kosovsko Pomoravski Governor Dragan Nikolić said earlier that five people had been arrested in Novo Brdo this morning: Svetlana Stojanović from Bostana, and Dobrivoje Trajković, Slobodan and Srećko Martinović from Plavica and Srđan Filić from Jasenovik near Novo Brdo.

    EULEX conducted the arrest operation at 06:30 CET this morning. The governor said Kosovo police had not have been involved.

    Vlada Martinović, whose father and uncle, Slobodan and Srećko Martinović, were arrested this morning, told Radio KIM that they had been arrested on charges of war crimes.

    “During the arrest of my father and uncle, EULEX said that it was to do with war crimes,” he said, adding that neither his father or uncle had ever left Kosovo and that the accusations were groundless.

    “The accusations are way off the mark. These are people, country folk who don’t work anywhere and have nothing to do with war or war crimes,” Martinović said. He said that police had confiscated mobile phones from the suspects’ families during the arrests.

    http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2009&mm=09&dd=23&nav_id=61919
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    Post  Jelena on Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:45 pm

    EULEX confirms Filic's release pending trial


    PRISTINA, Sept 25 (Tanjug) - EULEX confirmed Friday that Srdjan Filic, arrested in Novo Brdo Wednesday on suspicion of committing a war crime, was released pending trial, whereas three other Kosovo Serbs arrested on the same day will be held in custody for one month.

    EULEX spokesperson Kristiina Herodes told Tanjug that the decision on releasing Srdjan Filic was made on Thursday.

    Three Serbs will remain in prison for one month and they are suspected of committing war crimes in Kosovo in the spring of 1999, Herodes underscored.

    In the action of EULEX police in Novo Brdo on Wednesday morning, five Serbs were arrested, four of whom on the suspicion of committing war crimes, and one for resisting arrest.

    One of the people arrested, Dobrivoje Topalovic, was released in the evening of the same day, after it was established that he had been arrested by mistake.

    Serbs from several villages in Novo Brdo municipality have protested in the past two days due to the arrest of their nationals.

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    Re: Kosovo General News thread:

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:10 pm

    How do you mistake anyone for someone who is guilty of war crimes? No one confused Hermann Göring.
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    Montenegrins may boycott Kosovo elections

    Post  Jelena on Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:04 am

    Montenegrins may boycott Kosovo elections


    GRACANICA, Oct 26 (Tanjug) - The Montenegrin Democratic Party of Kosovo (CDS) on Monday stated that it will most likely boycott the elections in Kosovo called for November 15, because of the serious discrimination of the displaced people from Kosovo and Metohija residing in Montenegro by the Central Election Commission of Kosovo (CIK)

    According to the statement by the CSD, CIK has intentionally erased more than 12,000 regularly registered voters who have the status of displaced persons and who have been residing in Montenegro since 1999.

    Without any serious argumentation, CIK has decided that only 493 displaced persons residing in Montenegro may have the right to vote through mail, while the other 11,500 voters, who were registered by the OSCE in 2001, have to travel to Kosovo and come in person to vote, the CDS said.

    The party warned that despite their expectations, not a minimum of conditions had been provided for fair and honest local elections in Kosovo.

    The CDS underscored that they do not want to serve as a decoration to those who only declare they urge for respect of human and civic rights of all ethnic communities in Kosovo, while in practice, they are the most cruel executors of genocide against the Montenegrins, Serbs, Roma and other non-Albanians.

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    Re: Kosovo General News thread:

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:22 am

    I wish they had boycotted the Montenegrin independence vote. Ethnic Serbs were so lazy staying home they gave it away.
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    Post  Jelena on Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:48 am

    Vladimir79 wrote:I wish they had boycotted the Montenegrin independence vote. Ethnic Serbs were so lazy staying home they gave it away.

    It was impossible to prevent because of the strong pressure from the West. I doubt that anything could change that.
    I only wish they could wait and see what's happening with Ex YU republic of Macedonia an how they went down the hill!

    I was shocked when I read this!!!

    Macedonian Pensions for Former Insurgents


    Skopje | 27 October 2009 | Sinisa-Jakov Marusic

    The families of former ethnic Albanian insurgents should be granted state pensions by the end of the year, the country’s social policy minister says.

    Work groups from the two main government coalition partners, the centre-right VMRO-DPMNE and ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration, DUI are already working on this, the minister, Xhelal Bajrami, told A1 TV.

    “We [are] working on the subject and I hope we will reach a solution by year's end” Bajrami said.

    A1 TV speculates that the government will not look to pass with a new law but will instead incorporate some 200 families of killed or injured insurgents into an existing law on the provision of aid to victims of the 2001 conflict.

    That year, Macedonia suffered a short-lived insurgency, instigated by the militants' National Liberation Army, NLA.
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    More here: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/23200/
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    Bomb explodes under "Kosovo ministry" car

    Post  Jelena on Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:16 am

    Bomb explodes under "Kosovo ministry" car


    4 November 2009 | 11:41 | Source: Tanjug

    KLOKOT -- A bomb planted under a care belonging to the local self-government ministry of the Prština government exploded last night in Klokot.

    The incident happened while the car was parked in the yard of Refik Halili. No injuries were reported.

    Halili is a member of a team formed to set up "the new municipality of Klokot".

    Klokot is a Serb enclave in eastern Kosovo.

    The Kosovo Albanian government is organizing local elections in the province on November 15.


    This decentralization I already mentioned before... It makes things more tense and more attacks can be expected.
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    Stones thrown at "Kosovo PM's" (Hashim T.) motorcade ahead of vote

    Post  Jelena on Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:08 pm

    Stones thrown at Kosovo PM's motorcade ahead of vote


    Wed Nov 11, 2009

    PRISTINA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Several people hurled stones at the motorcade of Kosovo's prime minister near the town of Decani in western Kosovo, but Hashim Thaci was not hurt in the attack, police said on Wednesday.
    A police statement said three people were arrested and initial, unconfirmed reports, said gunfire was heard in the vicinity.

    Thaci's party was holding an election rally ahead of Sunday's local elections when his convoy was attacked.

    Kosovo holds its first elections since the country declared independence in 2008 and they are seen as a key test for its fragile democracy.

    After the war ended ten years ago, Kosovo politics has been marked by bitter, sometimes violent rivalry.
    Reporting by Fatos Bytyci, editing by Matthew Jones)

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    Re: Kosovo General News thread:

    Post  Jelena on Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:35 am

    New incidents...


    Shots Fired at Kosovo Election Candidate


    Pristina | 13 November 2009 | Petrit Collaku

    Gun shots were fired at the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, candidate for Mitrovica's mayor on Thursday evening.

    Hysni Ahmeti was alone in his car traveling to Mitrovica to attend an election campaign event, when several shots were fired at his car at the village Supkovc, just before entering Mitrovica. Ahmeti was not hurt.
    “There are no suspects and the motives are still unclear,” Besim Hoti, Kosovo police spokesperson for Mitrovica, told Balkan Insight. “There are no reports on people injured, while police noticed two bullet holes in the vehicle,” Hoti added.
    The AAK has condemned the event, and has called it a ''murder attempt''. “The AAK, without prejudging the motives and perpetrators of this murder attempt, strongly condemns this criminal act that aimed to take the life of Ahmeti,'' said the party in a statement.
    “The AAK will continue its work and engagements dedicated towards the good of the country, democracy and a safer future for all Kosovo people,” it added.
    Kosovo’s President Fatmir Sejdiu condemned the attack, calling it ''frightful'' and ''insidious''. Sejdiu called on all political parties and people to refrain from any act threatening people's safety. “I call on all political leaders to influence their members and fans in order to avoid such acts,” Sejdiu said.
    This is the second reported incidence of violence just two days before the local elections are to be held in Kosovo.
    The first attack happened in Decan when the escort of Kosovo’s prime minister and the leader of Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Hashim Thaci had stones thrown at him.

    http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/23652/
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    Post  Jelena on Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:44 am

    Another shooting connected to electoral fraud in Djakovica.


    Tension Grows in Kosovo Town After Shooting


    Pristina | 24 November 2009 | Petrit Collaku

    Gjakova's* municipal building in western Kosovo was fired at in the early hours of Tuesday morning, raising tensions in a town already divided by the recent election.

    Kosovo police reported that windows were broken in the attack and that they found 15 shells of 7.62 mm calibre. Police described the case as a ‘threat to public safety’.

    The Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, condemned the attack claiming that it was a criminal act towards Kosovo institutions and called its main political rival in the town, New Kosovo Alliance, AKR, to distance itself from the incident.

    "AAK invites all political parties, even those from the opposition in this town, particularly the AKR branch in Gjakova, to distance themselves quickly from this criminal act against Gjakova municipality, a vital institution of Kosovo’s Republic,” AAK statement reads.

    Gjakova has been at the centre of electoral fraud claims following the local elections on Sunday.

    The preliminary results from the Central Election Commission show that AAK won 52.8 per cent, while AKR gained 40.7 per cent, ensuring the AAK candidate, Pal Lekaj, was elected mayor without the need for a second round.
    The candidate from the coalition AKR and Democratic League of Dardania, LDD, Mimoza Kusari-Lila, has accused the AAK of electoral manipulation.
    "Representatives of AAK in the Gjakova municipality have ensured a victory without the runoff for their candidate. In fact, this would not happen unless the polling centre would be well managed," said Kusari-Lila in a press conference last week.

    She has released a video that shows officials from AAK and the Reformist Party Time, ORA, filling the ballot boxes in Demjan village, ultimately damaging her party’s outcome, she says.

    AKR held a protest in Gjakova last week attracting hundreds of protesters.

    http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/23956/
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    Re: Kosovo General News thread:

    Post  Militarov on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:50 pm



    Suprisingly so many pro-Serbian comments on this video, quite rare sight.
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    Re: Kosovo General News thread:

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:55 pm

    Militarov wrote:

    Suprisingly so many pro-Serbian comments on this video, quite rare sight.

    Which puts in to question the legitimacy of Kosovo independence. It's been said that 1/3rd of the refugee's in Europe are from the mafia state of Kosovo, and the whole purpose of the fraudulent independence was to install the Bondsteel base. Hence the reason why I refuse to call them Kosovars, I refer to them as ethnic 'Bondsteelians'.
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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:02 pm

    Do you even know how many kosovarians are here in germany from all yugos? There are like 80% kosovarians and bosnians, the rest are serbs but almost all off them refer to themselfs as yugos rarely anything else except serbs.
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    Post  Militarov on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:18 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Do you even know how many kosovarians are here in germany from all yugos? There are like 80% kosovarians and bosnians, the rest are serbs but almost all off them refer to themselfs as yugos rarely anything else except serbs.

    I wonder why actually. They tend to bark on Yugoslavia alot when they come home during summer Very Happy
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    Post  Werewolf on Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:17 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Do you even know how many kosovarians are here in germany from all yugos? There are like 80% kosovarians and bosnians, the rest are serbs but almost all off them refer to themselfs as yugos rarely anything else except serbs.

    I wonder why actually. They tend to bark on Yugoslavia alot when they come home during summer Very Happy

    That is exactly what i get here, lot bitching about Yugoslavia but at the same time weird relationships to germany and yugoslavia, but from part of them i hear alot of pro-russia stuff, to some part some are not as random as they strike one, care for politics and the fact that US(NATO) committed warcrime against Yugo's at the same time trying to be uptodate on politics, which the germans literally do not do unless you ask the old reservists of the Bundeswehr, they are surprisingly uptodate and with more correct informations than you would expect, certainly not consumers of CIA financed german propaganda.
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    Post  Militarov on Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:25 pm

    "BREAKING: German police have arrested 3 persons from Kosovo in a Belgian car near Rosenheim after receiving a tip off of a possible terror attack."

    Ill leave it here Suspect
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    Kossovo status

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:07 am

    Militarov wrote:"BREAKING: German police have arrested 3 persons from Kosovo in a Belgian car near Rosenheim after receiving a tip off of a possible terror attack."

    Ill leave it here Suspect

    Surprise, failed state Kosovo produces more (than usual) Frankensteinian abominations...
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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:44 pm

    Is Kosovo in turmoil?

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