Fatos Bytyci

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7 Feb 2019 | 10:03 PM

War criminals have no place in government, US ambassador tells Kosovo

PRISTINA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo has criticized Kosovo's government for hiring an ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander convicted of war crimes as an advisor to the prime minister.

30 Jan 2019 | 12:49 AM

Kosovo President ready for compromise deal with Serbia

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo is ready for a compromise deal with Serbia to resolve long-standing issues between the countries, President Hashim Thaci said in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump.

26 Jan 2019 | 12:23 AM

U.S. urges Kosovo to lift trade tariffs against Serbia, Bosnia

PRISTINA (Reuters) - The United States urged Pristina on Friday to abolish 100-percent tariffs on goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia and continue talks on normalising ties with Belgrade.

24 Jan 2019 | 8:49 PM

Kosovo's teachers strike for 30 percent pay rise

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Around 500,000 pupils and students in Kosovo stayed at home on Thursday as a strike by teachers demanding a 30 percent pay rise entered its second week.

11 Jan 2019 | 10:45 PM

Former Kosovo guerrillas to testify before Hague court

PRISTINA (Reuters) - A court examining war crimes against ethnic Serbs in Kosovo has asked several ex-commanders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to attend a preliminary hearing next week, part of a process that could help calm tensions between Belgrade and Pristina.

28 Dec 2018 | 10:48 PM

Amid recognition row, Kosovo hits Serbia with more customs tariffs

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's government on Friday raised tariffs on a second layer of imports from Serbia, stepping up pressure on Belgrade to end a campaign to persuade other countries to withdraw recognition from its former province.

16 Dec 2018 | 4:57 AM

Kosovo approves team for talks with former adversary Serbia

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's parliament voted on Saturday to form a negotiating team to try to resolve outstanding disputes with Serbia, amid growing tensions between the two neighbours.

14 Dec 2018 | 7:55 PM

Kosovo approves new army despite Serb opposition, NATO criticism

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's parliament voted on Friday to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after Serbia's premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade.

19 Oct 2018 | 9:33 PM

Kosovo votes to create national army over Serb objections

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Parliament in Kosovo, which relies on NATO troops for its protection, voted on Thursday to set up a 5,000-strong national army though its Serb minority said the move was illegal.

15 Sep 2018 | 2:20 AM

Kosovo indicts 12 people including government minister over war pensions fraud

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's state prosecutor indicted 12 people including senior government officials on charges of pensions fraud on Friday, accusing them of falsely registering thousands of people as war veterans who claimed millions of euros in state benefits.