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Pristina’s move to open the Administrative Office in Mitrovica North alternative path. The EU issues more standards for Kosovo’s road of EU integration.
The plan for establishing an Administrative Office in Mitrovica North-AOMN, foresees the steps to be undertaken to implement the Ahtisaari plan in the north. The office is defined as a mechanism for “temporary governance” as it is mentioned in Ahtisaari’s status settlement plan. Pristina’s plan is to quickly establish an administrative governing board, which will be led by the internationals.
The EU is loading even more the conditions for Kosovo. As of June, Kosovo will be handed over the roadmap for visa liberalization. At the government, unofficially, they admit that the roadmap has more conditions, than it was the case with other countries in the region. The experts say that the EU by delaying the process is just wasting Kosovo’s time.
The Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, is reconfirmed as the strongest party in Ferizaj. It’s candidate for mayor of the town, Agim Aliu has won Sunday’s second round of ballot, against his opponent from the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, Adem Salihaj. Aliu won 57.59% of the votes, compared to 42.41% that Salihaj got. The turnout was only 27.49%. Kosovo’s Central Election Commission, said that the process was regular...
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Donors spent hundreds of thousands of euro building a new museum in Gjirokastra - but the results were questionable and it ultimately closed over an ideological dispute.