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Kosovo’s Democratic Party, PDK, continues to rule Kacanik. According to the Central Election Commission, PDK’s candidate in the mayoral elections in Kacanik Besim Ilazi won with 52.92% of the votes in the first round. Pristina is set to ignore EU’s envoy in talks with Belgrade.
Kosovo’s police risks to get fined by the Procurement Review Body, OSHP, for breaching the procurement law. OSHP has complained recently about a tender, worth about € 1 million for building underground garages and a police polygon. The review body, sent the last warning to the Police, saying it will be fined with € 5.000, if it doesn’t have another tender.
It seems like Kosovo’s Government will ignore EU’s Pristina-Belgrade talks Envoy Robert Cooper, when he comes to visit Kosovo on Thursday. Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has nothing new to tell the Envoy, and is planning to visit Sofia that day. His cabinet told the newspaper that Pristina is not willing to continue such a dialogue, ‘till the agreements reached between the sides, start getting implemented.
Kosovo’s Democratic Party won the ballot on Sunday, in the early mayoral elections. PDK’s candidate Besim Ilazi won on the first round with over 50% of the votes. The Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, was second and Vetevendosje third. The Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, has suffered the most. Hashim Thaci says that the results are a barometer for Kosovo.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
The Serbian paramilitary who became a key prosecution witness at his former comrades’ trial for war crimes in Kosovo says he had to speak out about the brutal massacres his unit committed.