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PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's state telecom company said on Saturday it has stopped using Serbia's country code for landline phone calls, and instead will use its own new code. The move comes two years after Serbia, which does not recognise the independence of its former province, agreed to allow ...
Of course he has. That was 10 years ago, many things have changed since. His predictions about chaos and destabilization in the Balcans following Kosovo's independence were proven wrong, so he has rationally changed his mind. Kosovo is a closed deal for the US administration; don't expect anybody ...

Countering widespread criticism of the court in Kosovo itself, he added that the work of the Specialist Prosecutor and Specialist Chambers was not an attack on a “historical narrative such as the Kosovo independence narrative or the Kosovo Liberation Army veterans' narrative". The aim was not “to change ...
Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci will seek ways to end the bitterness between their countries, something the European Union insists upon before Serbia and Kosovo can join the bloc. The talks will be hosted by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in ...
Kosovo's opposition has used tear gas to disrupt a parliament vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/kosovo-parliament-vote-on-border-deal-halted-by-tear-gas-36728890.html.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on March 14 that his country is ready for a compromise over its dispute with Kosovo, which is key to Serbia's bid to join ... Many countries, including the United States, have recognized Kosovo's independence, although other states, including its ally Russia, have not.

Vucic thanked Iohannis, who offered to help on the Kosovo issue. Romania traditionally has good relations with Serbia and supports its bid to join the European Union. "If the solution is not fair.... and is not supported, it won't be a solution," Iohannis cautioned. Kosovo unilaterally declared independence ...
Electricity and other utilities have been a point of contention between Serbia and Kosovo ever since the former province broke away from Belgrade in a bloody conflict in the late 1990s. Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Many countries, including the United States and 23 of the European ...
Featured image: The ruins of a Serbian Orthodox cathedral in Djakovica (Kosovo), blown up in July 1999. A ten-years “independence” anniversary of the Republic of Kosovo that was celebrated by Kosovo's Albanians on February 17th, 2018 again opened a question of the NATO's military intervention ...
This year marks a decade since Kosovo proclaimed its independence, and that independence has by now become a hard fact. The country has been recognized by 106 UN members (according to Serbian data, or by 114 countries according to Kosovo itself), including 23 EU members (with the exception of ...
Pristina, Kosovo - As the Pristina-born British singer and actress Rita Ora entertained thousands of Kosovars as part of independence day celebrations, a poster on a fence surrounding Kosovo's main government building pictured hundreds of young men unseen in nearly 20 years, believed to have been ...
SEATTLE — February 17, 2018, marks the tenth anniversary of the independence of Kosovo from Serbia. In 2008, Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence was backed by most Western democracies that deemed it to be a necessary step toward reconciliation and the peacebuilding process ...
... mayor Shpend Ahmeti assumed power vowing to take on powerful interests, there were some 40,000 illegally built constructions. But, illegally or not, the city has grown rapidly since the 1998-1999 war, and its new confidence was underlined in 2008 when Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
On February 14, the then-Prime Minister—current President—Hashim Thaci had quizzically declared “people are celebrating, the people know the date.” But nobody knew for certain when Kosovo would declare independence until February 16, and some could not believe it until the next day, when people ...
The Serbian breakaway of Kosovo is in the midst of two days of celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of its declaration of independence. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Marko Gasic, a London-based international affairs commentator and Balkans expert, explained why he felt there was really very little to ...
Kosovo on Saturday celebrates 10 years since it declared independence, a moment of pride for its ethnic Albanian majority, although sovereignty remains fiercely contested by Serbia. The capital Pristina is covered in the blue-and-yellow Kosovan flag for a weekend of festivities, with Kosovo-born British ...
kosovo-america-obessesion A women's clothing store on Bill Clinton Boulevard in July 2016. Kosovo's obsession with America flows from its role in its creation. The U.S. led the 1999 NATO bombing campaign that paved the way to Kosovo's independence. At the time, the Kosovo Liberation Army, a haphazard bunch of ...

17, the mountainous, landlocked region of less than two million people declared independence from Serbia. Yet far from ending Kosovo's troubles, independence seems to have brought a new set of problems. I have visited Kosovo frequently since arriving for the first time in late 1998 for a two-week trip.
On February 17, 2008, Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. Since then, the new country has struggled to build strong institutions, while a weak economy has driven tens of thousands to look for work abroad. But ahead of the 10th anniversary celebrations, many Kosovars are focusing on ...
Prishtina welcomed the readiness of the Romanian state to be involved in finding a solution for Kosovo, but also asked Bucharest to initially recognise Kosovo's independence, because Romania is one of the five EU member countries that have not recognised Kosovo. Gazeta Express has contacted Bekim ...
While in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, people were preparing to celebrate a decade of independence this month, in the northern city of Mitrovica it was business as usual for three young Roma men. Outside the Hajrizi family's home, they wrestled huge sacks of plastic bottles and bags – as tall as they were and ...
In February 2008, Europe's youngest country declared independence as a 'multi-ethnic state'. In the aftermath of its conflict with Serbia, post-war Kosovo was shepherded towards its new identity by the United Nations, Europe and the US. The West spent 25 times more money per capita here than on ...
SEATTLE — February 17, 2018, marks the tenth anniversary of the independence of Kosovo from Serbia. In 2008, Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence was backed by most Western democracies that deemed it to be a necessary step toward reconciliation and the peacebuilding process ...
A North Lincolnshire MP visited Kosovo at the weekend to represent the UK Parliament at the celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the country's independence. During the visit, Martin Vickers, MP for Barton and Cleethorpes, delivered a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May to her opposite number ...
... mayor Shpend Ahmeti assumed power vowing to take on powerful interests, there were some 40,000 illegally built constructions. But, illegally or not, the city has grown rapidly since the 1998-1999 war, and its new confidence was underlined in 2008 when Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
The Serbian breakaway of Kosovo is in the midst of two days of celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of its declaration of independence. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Marko Gasic, a London-based international affairs commentator and Balkans expert, explained why he felt there was really very little to ...
On February 14, the then-Prime Minister—current President—Hashim Thaci had quizzically declared “people are celebrating, the people know the date.” But nobody knew for certain when Kosovo would declare independence until February 16, and some could not believe it until the next day, when people ...
Kosovo broke away from Serbia in 1999 and declared independence in 2008. The country has so far been recognised by more than 100 countries around the world, including the major Western powers. However, five of the EU's 28 members do not recognise Kosovo as sovereign. Kosovo's membership to ...
Thousands of people walk down the main pedestrian zone in Pristina, Kosovo on Saturday Feb. 17, 2018, on the 10th anniversary of the country's independence. Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities around the country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu).
Kosovo is marking 10 years of independence from Serbia with a weekend of events,including a parade of security personnel, to celebrate what President Hashim Thaci called "the happiest moment for all of us as a people." At a special government session in Pristina on February 17, Prime Minister Ramush ...
kosovo-america-obessesion A women's clothing store on Bill Clinton Boulevard in July 2016. Kosovo's obsession with America flows from its role in its creation. The U.S. led the 1999 NATO bombing campaign that paved the way to Kosovo's independence. At the time, the Kosovo Liberation Army, a haphazard bunch of ...
Kosovo will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Serbia on Saturday, February 17. Serbia effectively lost control over Kosovo in 1999, after NATO bombed Serb forces to halt the killing and expulsion of ethnic Albanians from the region during a 1998-99 counter-insurgency ...
Yet far from ending Kosovo's troubles, independence seems to have brought a new set of problems. I have visited Kosovo frequently since arriving for the first time in late 1998 for a two-week trip. I returned in February 1999 and based myself in Pristina, the capital, until 2005. In the years since, I usually visit ...
Rita Ora will sing in a concert organised by the State of Kosovo as part of celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's Independence. “Hello everyone! I am so excited to be joining all of you in Kosovo to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Independence on Feb 17!” she wrote in her official Facebook ...
''It is the only road for Serbia and Kosovo to reach their objectives and realize their European future''. ''I believe that at the end of the dialogue, Serbia will recognize Kosovo's independence and will not oppose Pristina's admission within the United Nations. Otherwise any form of dialogue would not make ...
After the breakup of communist Yugoslavia in 1992, Kosovo remained a part of Serbia – even though 90 percent of Kosovo's population is ethnically Albanian. After the landlocked state declared independence from Serbia in 2008, 110 countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, formally ...
For the first time since Kosovo declared independence ten years ago, Serbia and Kosovo's prosecutions have decided to officially cooperate, working on the investigation into the murder of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead last week in Mitrovica. The move, although ...
But when they talk about a solution for Kosovo in the West, they mostly think of us accepting the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo, and that's a fairytale. For Serbia to recognize Kosovo, for Kosovo to get a chair in the UN, for us to suggest to Russia to vote in favor of it - that's not a fairytale, that's ...
The fighting in Kosovo ended in 1999 after the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia and only after a United States-led NATO bombing campaign over Serbia. Kosovo, revered by Serbs as a cradle of their nation and their Orthodox faith, declared independence in 2008, a move that divided the international ...
North Kosovo, split from the rest of the country by the Ibar River, has become infamous for the authority that bigwigs from Belgrade and organized crime wield there. Ever since Kosovo gained independence from Serbia a decade ago, neither the government in Pristina nor international peacekeeping forces ...
RIJEKA, Croatia — A prominent Serb politician in Kosovo, a rare voice for coexistence of ethnic Albanians and Serbs, was shot and killed on Tuesday, heightening tensions between Kosovo and Serbia, which has refused to recognize Kosovo's independence. Oliver Ivanovic, 64, the leader of the Citizens' ...
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Efforts by Kosovo to suspend a war crimes court set up to prosecute atrocities committed by ethnic Albanians during their independence struggle are threatening relations with Western allies who backed Kosovo's split from Serbia, European and American officials have warned.
As Kosovo prepared to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of its declaration of independence, it was hit with a bitter blow: on February 6, the EU Commission released its strategy for the accession of the Western Balkans, which made it clear that Kosovo's prospects of joining the EU are remote. Reeling from ...
Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities that started Saturday around the country. British singer Rita Ora, who was born in Kosovo before her family left the country, headlines an open-air evening concert in Pristina. The main ceremony is taking place on Sunday, ...
On February 17, 2008, Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. Since then, the new country has struggled to build strong institutions, while a weak economy has driven tens of thousands to look for work abroad. But ahead of the 10th anniversary celebrations, many Kosovars are focusing on ...
Responding to EADaily's request to comment on the statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would support any mutually acceptable decision to be reached by Belgrade and Pristina, the expert recalled: Russia's position on the non-recognition of Kosovo's independence is today the ...
Of course, comparisons with an established developing country like our homeland of Malaysia might be somewhat unfair, as Kosovo is a fairly new country, declaring its independence from Serbia on the historic date of February 17, 2008. Although Kosovo is not a member of the United Nations (UN) yet, ...
As a result, Spain is one of only five EU members that does not recognise Kosovo's independence. The logic is clear: if Madrid accepts that Kosovo has a right to independence, wouldn't consistency demand that it allow Catalonia the same option? This is a clear case of foolish consistency. By sticking to ...
Western-backed Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a move recognized by 115 countries, although not by Serbia or Russia. Haradinaj, the leader of the center-right Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), was appointed Kosovo's prime minister on September 9, helping to end months of ...
“Serbia will not lead any kind of war, the problem of Kosovo in terms of independence has not been solved. We've been waiting for 20 years, ...


 

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