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27 Nov 14 Kosovo Veterans Demand University Privileges for Children

Kosovo war veterans staged a protest calling for the restoration of privileges allowing their children to go to the University of Pristina without having to pass examinations.

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25 Nov 14 Kosovo Guerrillas Accused of Beating Prisoner

A witness told the trial of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s ‘Drenica Group’ cell, accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, that her husband was seriously beaten at a KLA jail.

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24 Nov 14 Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas Promised Pensions in 2015

The authorities in Pristina said that ex-guerrillas verified as having fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army against Serbian forces will get veterans’ pensions from January.

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19 Nov 14 Ombudsman Checks EULEX's Corruption Probe

The European Ombudsman is investigating whether EULEX has taken all the measures it should to probe the corruption allegations made against mission.

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19 Nov 14 Zubin Potok Group Plead Not Guilty

Eight persons from Zubin Potok pleaded not guilty on Tuesday before a EULEX judge in Mitrovica of attacking EULEX personnel and property and endangering UN and associated staff.

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18 Nov 14 Regional Truth Commision One Step Closer To Establishment

The coalition of groups working to establish a fact-finding commission into the Yugoslav wars, known as RECOM, amended its statute ahead of the hoped-for formation of the commission next year.

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18 Nov 14 Witness A: Thaci Ordered Killings of Collaborators

A protected witness told the court on Monday that Hashim Thaci personally told Sylejman Selimi and other defendants in the so-called Drenica Group trial to kill alleged collaborators with the Serbian authorities.

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14 Nov 14 Croatia Invites Kosovo Families to Seek Missing Relatives

The Croatian authorities asked Kosovo Albanian families whose relatives went missing while fighting for Zagreb’s forces in the 1991-95 war to send blood samples to help identify them.

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12 Nov 14 Kosovo Politician Accused of Wartime Execution

A witness told the trial of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s ‘Drenica Group’ cell, accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, that politician Sami Lushtaku carried out a revenge murder.

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10 Nov 14 EU Appoints Legal Expert to Probe Kosovo Mission

The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has appointed an independent legal expert to investigate allegations of corruption at Brussels’ rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX.

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07 Nov 14 Three Kosovo Serbs Acquitted of War Crimes

Brothers Slobodan and Srecko Martinovic and Svetlana Stojanovic were acquitted of mistreating two Kosovo Albanians from the town of Novoberda/Novo Brdo during the war in April 1999.

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06 Nov 14 Kosovo Graft Claims Threaten EU’s Credibility, Say MEPs

Two senior members of the European Parliament said allegations of corruption made by an EU rule-of-law mission prosecutor could seriously damage Brussels’ reputation in Kosovo if proved true.

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05 Nov 14 EU Announces Kosovo Mission Graft Probe

Brussels' foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she will send an independent legal expert to look into corruption allegations at the EU's rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX.

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31 Oct 14 Probe Demanded Into EULEX Corruption Allegations

The European Parliament’s Vice President, Ulrike Lunacek, said allegations that an official at the EU's Kosovo law mission EULEX took bribes to shut down cases must be investigated.

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31 Oct 14 Kosovo Murder Retrial Urged After EU Bribe Claims

The family of three murder victims called for a retrial after allegations that an EU rule-of-law mission judge in Kosovo took a bribe to clear one of the suspects.

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Background

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Profile

Hashim Thaci 'From 'Snake' to Prime Minister

Thaci, born in 1968, joined the Albanian independence cause as a student, becoming one of the leaders of the protest movement in the early 1990s. As the Serbian crackdown intensified, he left for Switzerland, studying history and international relations in Zurich.

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