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UN’s Secretary General report on Kosovo criticizes Pristina authorities, and at the same time calls upon the international community to show unity about the Kosovo issue. LDK is about to drop its parliament boycott threat
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon doesn’t see any lack of will on the Serbian side to implement the agreements reached in the dialogue with Pristina. He criticized Kosovo Police acts during the Vidovdan’s ceremony, and expressed his worry about the decision taken by the Kosovo Government to stop financing UNMIK’s Office in the North. He also asked the international community to show unity on Kosovo’s case
Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is preparing the terrain for its presidential election. He is expecting the electoral reforms to be finished in two months time, and then announce his race. The Alliance for the Future, AAK, says that they no intention to join Thaci’s PDK in a coalition, once they’ve been asked for officially.
The opposition Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK seems that is changing its mind. Close associates to the party’s president; say that the LDK will not block the constitutional and electoral reforms. Express sources claim that the opposition party will only block the amendments that deal with the president’s competencies, rather than take the path of boycotting the parliament
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
In two high-profile war crimes trials currently ongoing in Pristina, a series of witnesses have retracted previous statements alleging abuse at Kosovo Liberation Army detention centres.