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Kosovo War Veterans Protest Charges Against President Thaci

Ex-guerrillas at the protest in Pristina. Photo: BIRN. Around 100 Kosovo Liberation Army veterans staged a socially-distanced rally in Pristina’s main square on Thursday to express anger about the war crimes charges against President Hashim Thaci and others that were recently announced by the Kosovo Specialist Prosecution in The Hague. The …

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War Crime Prosecutors to Question Kosovo President Thaci

President Hashim Thaci, a former Kosovo Liberation Army leader, said he will be quizzed in The Hague on Monday by prosecutors who have already prepared an indictment accusing him of wartime crimes. This article is also available in: Shqip Hashim Thaci inspects Kosovo Security Force troops in Pristina in March. …

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Stalled Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue Set to Resume in July

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels, February 2020. Photo from archives: EPA-EFE/ Kenzo Tribouillard/ POOL The EU-facilitated Kosovo-Serbia dialogue will restart in July with a virtual summit hosted by France and Germany and a meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Alexandar …

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Kosovo Politician Threatens BIRN Country Director

Former deputy minister from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Gani Koci. Photo: Official Website of the Ministry of Economy and Environment of Kosovo A former deputy minister from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Gani Koci, on Friday threatened several politicians and journalists on Facebook, including BIRN Kosovo director …

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Kosovo Court Angers Unions by Blocking Salaries Law

A worker places a Kosovo flag on the facade of the government building in Pristina, February 14, 2018. Photo from archives: EPA-EFE/ Petrit Prenaj Unions in Kosovo on Tuesday condemned the Constitutional Court after it annulled the Law on Salaries, acting on a complaint of the Ombudsman. Under the ruling, …

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Kosovo President: ‘I’ll Resign if Indictment is Confirmed’

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, June 13, 2019. Photo from the archives: EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, addressing Albanians across the Balkans and the world on Monday from his office in the Kosovo capital, said that if the war crimes indictment announced last week against him is confirmed, he …

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Thaci Vows to Address War Crimes Charges on Sunday

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci inspecting soldiers of the Kosovo Security Force, KSF, in Pristina, March, 5, 2020. Photo from the archives: EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said via a Facebook post on Friday that he had landed in Tirana airport in Albania, after his office had declared that he …

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