Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and the head of the US International Development Finance Corporation have signed a joint statement expressing their desire to establish an investment incentive agreement between Kosovo and the United States.
The EU has welcomed plans announced by the Kosovo Prime Minister to remove part of the 100 per cent customs tariff on Serbian goods, while the US has described it as a “serious mistake,” with coalition partner LDK claiming it was “not a government decision.”
The case of footballer Ilija Ivic, who has seen he and his family persecuted after accepting an invitation to join Kosovo’s under-19 team, is the latest example of Serbia dictating how Kosovo Serbs can and cannot interact with Kosovo’s institutions.
As the Kosovo state enters a more mature phase, its new leader, Albin Kurti, must not repeat past mistakes – and forge a more equal relationship with Serbia and the world.
Two brothers from Gjilan are reported to have been among those killed after an earthquake in Albania caused buildings to collapse, trapping many people inside.