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Kosovo’s Democratic Party, PDK, is analyzing the reshuffling of the ruling coalition. The idea of letting the President to chair the forthcoming talks with Serbia, raises doubts.
Senior PDK officials expect a quick coalition divorce with the Alliance for New Kosovo, AKR. They are convinced that an analysis on the performance of the coalition partners will be negative. Some officials from the party even claim that the country will plunge into a crisis and that the extraordinary elections are imminent. PDK’s warnings, for Behgjet Pacolli, are just hearsays.
For three years in a row, the Ministry of Education couldn’t find the necessary funds to cover the publication of 150 academic books. The books are works of ten world’s most prestigious universities, which gave the green light for the translation of the same. The ministry argues that it has sent a request at the government for the publication of the books, but that it received no financial support.
The process of talks may be at risk, after Serbia’s President Tomislav Nikolic refused to shake hand with Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. Deputy Prime Minister Hajredin Kuci says that even the President Atifete Jahjaga can chair Pristina’s delegation. But, he added, that at the top of the process, needs to be someone who has democratic legitimacy.
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.