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Kosovo Lifts 100 Percent Tariff On Serbia; Belgrade Calls It 'Fake News'.

Kosovo says it is lifting a 100 percent tariff on goods from neighboring Serbia, but Belgrade called it "fake news" and claims Pristina has actually increased punitive measures.

Slovakia's Lajcak To Be EU's Special Envoy For Balkans.

Former Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak is expected to become this week the European Union special representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the Western Balkans.

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U.S. Denies Pushing Plan For Kosovo-Serbia Land Swap

The United States says it has no “secret plan” to push land swaps between Kosovo and Serbia, rejecting speculation by some Kosovoar officials that such a move was in the works.

Kosovo's Parliament Topples Government In No-Confidence Vote.

Kosovo’s parliament has toppled the country's government in a no-confidence vote, throwing the Western Balkan nation into political turmoil even as it struggles along with the rest of the world to battle the coronavirus epidemic.

Kosovo Parliament To Vote On No-Confidence Motion Against Government.

Kosovo's parliament is set to vote on a no-confidence motion against the government pushed by the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), a member of the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Albin Kurti.

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Kosovo Government Approves Partial Lifting Of 100 Percent Tariffs Against Serbia.

The government of Kosovo has approved the decision to partially lift a politically divisive 100 percent import tariff on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, at least on a temporary basis.

Confined Indoors, Pristina Protesters Bang Pots From Balconies.

Unable to take to the streets amid a coronavirus lockdown, angry residents of Pristina on March 19 banged pots and pans from their balconies to protest the country's latest political crisis that may bring down Kosovo's government.

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Coalition Partner To Seek No-Confidence Vote After Interior Minister Sacking.

A partner in Kosovo’s ruling coalition says it will seek a no-confidence vote in parliament against the government, potentially engulfing the small Balkan nation into a political crisis even as it battles along with the rest of the world to curtai...


COVID-19: Kosovo Mulls State Of Emergency; Cases Spike In Bulgaria.

The global coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly 200,000 people worldwide, causing mass disruptions as governments continue trying to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness.

U.S. Aid Agency 'Pauses' Kosovo Programs In Latest Push For Breakthrough With Serbia

Washington regards Kosovo's tariffs as a major obstacle to a resumption of talks on normalized Serbian-Kosovar relations, the subject of years of EU- and U.S.-mediated negitiations and a source of instability in the region.

U.S. Senator Calls On Kosovo To End Tariffs Or Face U.S. Troop Withdrawal

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee has called on Kosovo to annul tariffs on Serbian goods and services or face a withdrawal of U.S. troops.

Freedom House Assails Russia, Iran For Protest Crackdowns, But Also Raps U.

Freedom House has assailed crackdowns on protesters in “authoritarian states" Russia and Iran, but it also criticized traditional defenders of democracy -- including the United States -- for turning their backs on traditional safeguard roles to pu...

Serbia Claims Sierra Leone Is Latest Country To Rescind Kosovo Recognition.

Serbia’s Foreign Ministry says Sierra Leone has become the latest country to withdraw its recognition of Kosovo as an independent nation.

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European Commission: Albania, North Macedonia Merit EU Membership Talks.

North Macedonia and Albania received promising news on March 2 after updated progress reports published by the EU’s executive body said both countries have delivered results and appear ready to open EU accession talks.

Kosovar, Serbian Presidents Meet At White House

Kosovar President Hashim Thaci says he has met with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, at the While House.

U.S. Envoy Calls Kosovo's Decision To Partially Lift Serbian Import Tariffs A 'Serious Mistake'

The U.S. special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo says the United States does not support the Kosovar government’s decision to temporarily and partly lift the import tariff on products from Serbia.

Kosovo To Partially Lift Serbian Import Tariffs

Kosovo announced it will lift tariffs on Serbian imports of raw materials starting on March 15 in a step to normalize relations with its Balkan neighbor.

Kosovo's PM Accuses President Of Violating Constitution With 'Secret' NATO Deal.

Kosovo's new prime minister claims President Hashim Thaci violated the constitution by signing a 2013 "secret agreement" with NATO to limit the powers of the country's security forces when he was prime minister.


U.S. Reiterates Commitment To Kosovo Independence, Urges Dropping Tariffs On Serbian Goods

Top U.S. officials have told visiting Kosovar President Hashim Thaci that the United States remains committed to the Balkan country's sovereignty and independence, but also insisted that Washington expects Kosovo to lift its 100 percent tariffs on...

Appeals Court Upholds Nine-Month Sentence For Kosovo Soccer Chief.

The Kosovo Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling to sentence the head of the country’s soccer governing body to nine months in prison in a case dating back to 2012.


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