Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kosovo Press Review - August 6

I find that the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) is a great source of up-to-date news about Kosova and Albania so to introduce BIRN to those who aren't familiar with it, check out and note, especially, its "In Brief" column.

Below is a sampling of BIRN's news about Kosova:


Kosovo Press Review - August 6
Pristina | 06 August 2009 |

Kosovo NewspapersHere are the top stories in Kosovo’s main newspapers. Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

Reacting to Serbia's provision of financial aid to parallel Kosovo Serb institutions, the Pristina government has requested that the coordination of financing be conducted solely through the Kosovo authorities.

The Council for the Protection of Human Rights and Freedom in Pristina argues that the Kosovo government should file charges against Carla Del Ponte. Del Ponte has accused the Kosovo Liberation Army of kidnappings and organ trafficking during the Kosovo conflict.

Interior Minister Zenun Pajaziti does not want to use violence against parallel Serb structures in Kosovo. Instead, the minister stressed that he intends to strengthen Kosovo institutions.

Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu has met the residents of three villages in the municipality of Leposavic, inhabited by ethnic Albanians. Replying to their questions, he stressed that any change in regional borders would be very dangerous. “Therefore the stance of Republic of Kosovo institutions is unchangeable, every one in their house, every country within its borders,” he said.

A teacher at a school in Medrese has accused one of his colleagues of sexual harassment and abuse against female students. The secretary of the Islamic Community of Kosovo, Resul Rexhepi, has confirmed that he has received a letter of complaint.


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