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Signs of normalisation with Serbia. Turkey supports the dialogue. Millions of euros for the appointment of meetings.
Kosovo PM, Hashim Thaci and his Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dacic got closer to an agreement on the north of Kosovo, the paper writes. According to the daily it was EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, who convinced both parties to hold a common press conference.
The issue of the north of Kosovo can only be solved by dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia as a problem that does not preoccupy only Kosovo but the whole Balkans, the paper quotes Turkish Deputy Head of Parliament, Cemil Cicek, saying. Cicek who visited Kosovo on Wednesday said dialogue is the only way forward for both sides.
Two lobbying companies “Patton Boggs LLP” and “Podesta Group” have received over one million euros for the appointment of meeting with internationals for the Kosovo president, prime minister and foreign minister, the paper reports. However, Tribuna stresses, a report on the success of those companies has never been presented to the Kosovo 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.