Kosovo

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Group.png Kosovo  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Typenation state
Interest ofDiana Johnstone, Stefan Karganovic, Slobodan-milosevic.org
Member ofEurozone
One of the newest countries in the world.

Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008, and has since gained diplomatic recognition as a sovereign state by 101 member states of the United Nations. Although Serbia does not officially recognise Kosovo as a sovereign state and continues to claim it as its constituent Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, it accepts the governing authority of the Kosovo institutions as a part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement.

2023 escalating tensions

Following a ballot in April 2023 that the Kosovo Serb majority boycotted in four northern municipalities by the Serbian border, Kosovans protested that their calls for more autonomy had been ignored. As local Serbs were refusing to work with the four new mayors, who hail from ethnic Albanian parties, police used tear gas in the town of Zvecan on 26 May 2023 to disband a crowd of ethnic Serbs who were trying to block a newly elected Albanian mayor from entering his office building.

The violence triggered an immediate backlash from Serbia, whose President Aleksandar Vučić placed his army on full combat alert and told military units to move closer to the border with Kosovo.

Russia blames Kosovo, the US and the EU for the escalating tensions in the Balkans:

“We decisively condemn Pristina’s provocative steps, which have brought the situation close to the hot phase and directly threaten the security of the whole Balkans region,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement.
“The responsibility for this lies fully with the United States and the European Union,” Zakharova said.[1]


 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Albin Kurti“The European Union is our destiny”Albin Kurti4 November 2021
Tom Lantos“Just a reminder to the predominantly Muslim-led government[s] in this world that here is yet another example that the United States leads the way for the creation of a predominantly Muslim country [Kosovo] in the very heart of Europe. This should be noted by both responsible leaders of Islamic governments, such as Indonesia, and also for jihadists of all color and hue. The United States; principles are universal, and in this instance, the United States stands foursquare for the creation of an overwhelmingly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe.”Tom Lantos2007

 

Event

EventDescription
Operation Horseshoewar propaganda fake news from 1999

 

A citizen of Kosovo on Wikispooks

TitleBornDescription
Albin Kurti24 March 1975Anti Serbian, Pro Albanian Prime Minister of Kosovo.

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovowebpage7 January 2011Dick Marty
Document:Investigation of allegations of inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovowebpage25 January 2011Dick Marty
Document:Kosovo MafiaarticleMatt McAllester
Jovo Martinovic
File:Council of Europe Kosovo Report.pdfreport12 December 2010The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
File:NATO-KFOR-Kosovo Organised Crime.pptpresentationThis appears to be a NATO-KFOR presentation on organised crime in Kosovo. The presentation is marked "SECRET NATO" and "Created by "Cpt. Sikora CZA". There is no indication of date but it's contents place it around 2000-2004 - probably as part of the considerations surrounding the preparations for declaring Kosovo independance from Serbia.
File:NATO-KFOR-Kosovo Organised Crime.zipimage38 images which appear to be the content of a NATO-KFOR presentation on organised crime in Kosovo. The presentation is marked "SECRET NATO" and "Created by "Cpt. Sikora CZA". There is no indication of date but it's contents place it around 2000-2004 - probably as part of the considerations surrounding the preparations for declaring Kosovo independance from Serbia.
File:SECRET-KFOR Dossier on Xhavit Haliti.pdfreport10 March 2004A forensic report of the examination of a house in Burrel, Albania, alleged to have been used for the removal of human organs prior to the killing an burial of victims.
File:UNMIK Forensic Report Organ Trafficking Kosovo.pdfreport18 June 2004A forensic report of the examination of a house in Burrel, Albania, alleged to have been used for the removal of human organs prior to the killing an burial of victims.
File:UNMIK Investigation Organ Trafficking Kosovo.pdfreportExtensive information about human organ trafficking in Kosovo implicating senior members of the Kosovo government. It comprises a memo to the then UN Chief of Investigations from the Head of the UNMIK Mission - the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo - dated 30 October 2003, together with documents dealing with various aspects of the investigations.
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