Dialogue on a Ventilator

By: Lazar Rakic 2020 presents a chance for the continuation of the dialogue, but the chances for reaching a final agreement are slim. If the agreement does not happen this year, the question is whether...

North of Kosovo: Two die from COVID- 19, 21 people cured

Two people have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the north to 5, epidemiologist Aleksandar Antonijevic said today, adding that 21 people have been cured and two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the north of Kosovo.

Hajdari: Kosovo gained energy independence; German embassy congratulates

Kosovo Economy Minister, Rozeta Hajdari announced that Kosovo has gained energy independence after the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO) voted in favor of Kosovo's transmission system operator – KOSTT, operating independently. Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci said that this led to Kosovo's full energy independence from Serbia. Kosovo Prime Minister, Albin Kurti underlined the other side of the agreement's results - a single energy bloc between Kosovo and Albania. No reactions have arrived from Serbia on the issue since November 2018, when Vucic announced that preventing such a decision was a small victory for Serbia - but still a more important victory than Kosovo not joining INTERPOL.
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Emergency team from the north deny Pristina’s allegations of 25 new coronavirus cases

No new coronavirus cases have been registered in the north of Kosovo in the last 24 hours, the Kosovska Mitrovica emergency team confirmed this morning. The Kosovo Public Health Institute, however, said late last night that there are as many as 25 new coronavirus cases in the north. This information was denied by the Zubin Potok emergency team and epidemiologist Aleksandar Antonijevic from the North Mitrovica Public Health Institute.
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Grenell: There has been absolutely no talk of land swaps

US Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue, Richard Grenell once again denied talking to anyone about the land swap idea.
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Petition to refuse test kits from Serbia launched, Haradinaj demands investigation, Suroi – „Serbia...

The Kurti-led government found itself a target of criticism of the Kosovo opposition and public over a donation by Serbia in the form of 1,000 test kits recently sent to the Kosovo Institute of Public Health in Pristina. A petition was launched to refuse the donation, while the deputy chairman of the KLA Veterans Association, Nasim Haradinaj demanded an urgent investigation by the parliamentary commission and the prosecution, and called on the Pristina Institute of Public Health to "throw the test kits in the trash". On the other hand, Kosovo publicist and writer, Veton Suroi sees nothing wrong with this donation.

UNS: Kosovo media to issue a retraction over news that SOC is fighting COVID-19...

The Journalists 'Association of Serbia (UNS) and its Kosovo branch strongly condemned the reports of RTK, Telegrafi, Botasot and Kosovarja and other media outlets reporting in the Albanian language which alleged that the Serbian Orthodox Church in Pristina is "fighting against COVID-19 by using an unconfirmed Russian model”.

3 new coronavirus cases in the north of Kosovo; Spiric refuses to answer whether...

Three new coronavirus cases have been registered in the north of Kosovo, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kosovo Serb communities to 72 (two of whom passed away), Desanka Novakovic of...
Korona Virus

Belgrade donates 1,000 coronavirus test kits to Pristina

Serbia donated 1,000 coronavirus test kits to the Public Health Institute in Pristina, as part of the region's co-operation in the fight against COVID-19, the spokesperson of the Kosovo Ministry of Health, Faik Hoti confirmed for KoSSev

A dog beloved by North Mitrovica locals shot dead last night

"Rolf or Meda, regardless of what you called him, is no longer with us. He was shot dead around 7 pm. He was the mascot of our boardwalk and adored by children," the Animals...
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Reporters Without Borders: Authorities to investigate the arbitrary detention of KoSSev editor

After a number of journalistic associations and CSOs condemned the editor-in-chief of the KoSSev portal, Tatjana Lazarevic's detention while on duty on April 11th, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) also reacted yesterday. RSF urged the authorities...
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11 new coronavirus cases in the north of Kosovo, 4 people cured, public health...

Eleven more people from the north of Kosovo tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kosovo Serb communities to 69 (two of whom passed away), an epidemiologist, Aleksandar...

Emergency team: Citizens allowed outside only 90 min per day, shops open 7h-23h

New measures to combat the spread of coronavirus came into force this morning, North Mitrovica Mayor, Goran Rakic ​​said at a press conference today. The new measures were previously announced by the Kosovo Minister...

Pristina media: Ringing of church bells in Pristina a primitive Russian model; Eparchy warns...

Kosovo news agency Kosovapress, followed by RTK, Gazeta Express, Telegrafi, Bota Sot, Kosovarja… published a text entitled "Serbian Church in Pristina fighting against COVID-19 with an unconfirmed Russian model". The Eparchy of Raska-Prizren said the ringing of bells is a European legacy and that it is regulated by Kosovo law. The Eparchy described the article as unprofessional journalism and a dangerous drawing of a target on the SOC. Bishop Teodosije, however, still decided to reduce the ringing of bells in the church of St. Nicholas in Pristina.
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Kosovo MIA: Journalists only need press IDs to perform their duties in the field

Following various interpretations by certain media outlets, as well as by some members of the Kosovo Police, the Gracanicaonline portal contacted the Kosovo Ministry of Internal Affairs as to "whether the March 24th decision of the Kosovo government - which reads that journalists only need press IDs and protective equipment in order to be free to move and report on the coronavirus pandemic - has changed," Gracanicaonline reports. The same news was published by the KoSSev portal on March 24th.
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“Safe Journalists” regional platform condemns Lazarevic’s detainment

The regional platform “Safe Journalists” strongly condemned the detainment of the KoSSev editor-in-chief, Tatjana Lazarevic yesterday. Previously, a number of journalistic associations and CSOs also condemned Lazarevic’s detainment. The Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating...
Tatjana Lazarević Vreme ličnost godine

CSOs condemn Tatjana Lazarevic’s detainment

We strongly condemn yesterday's detention of KoSSev editor-in-chief Tatjana Lazarević, by the Kosovo Police, for alleged violation of restriction of movement.

AJK concerned about the behavior and actions of the police towards journalist Tatjana Lazarevic

We publish the statement in its entirety: The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) has accepted with concern the news that, journalist Tatjana Lazarevic from the “Kossev” portal in the north of Mitrovica, during her...

UNS calls on journalists and media outlets to show solidarity with Tatjana Lazarevic

The Journalists' Association of Serbia (UNS) and the UNS in Kosovo called for collegial solidarity between journalists and media outlets reporting in Serbian and Albanian, demanding for the prosecutor in Kosovska Mitrovica to drop the prosecution of the editor of KoSSev portal, Tatjana Lazarevic.

KoSSev editor-in-chief detained while on assignment

The Kosovo Police detained the editor-in-chief of the KoSSev portal, Tatjana Lazarevic, who was on a journalistic assignment at the time, around 2 pm today on the road from North Mitrovica to the Mali...
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