Kosovo's PM claims victory in election

Kosovo's PM claims victory in election

PRISTINA, Kosovo, June 9 (UPI) --Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci declared victory for the Democratic Party of Kosovo in Sunday's elections, despite low voter turnout and a narrow lead.
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Serbia, Kosovo PMs to meet after exchange of diplomatic envoys

BRUSSELS, June 18 (UPI) -- The prime ministers of Kosovo and Serbia were to meet Thursday in Brussels, two days after the two sides exchanged envoys in a landmark diplomatic move.

Serbia, Kosovo delegates meet to implement agreement

BRUSSELS, April 25 (UPI) -- Diplomats from Serbia and Kosovo met in Belgium Thursday to seek a way to implement a plan that would normalize relations between the countries, officials say.

Serbia, Kosovo reach agreement on normalizing relations

BRUSSELS, April 19 (UPI) -- Negotiators Friday reached agreement to normalize relations between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo, EU Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton said.

Serbia, Kosovo working toward solution

BELGRADE, Serbia, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- European Council President Herman Van Rompuy Friday pledged to Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic the European Union would fulfill its obligations to Serbia.

Serbia, Kosovo implement border deal

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Serbia this week implemented a new border stability agreement with Kosovo as a key part of its efforts to gain admittance to the European Union.

Thaci says he wants 'European Kosovo'

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said Wednesday he hopes to point Kosovo towards Europe.

Nikolic: No tradeoff on Kosovo for EU

MOSCOW, May 29 (UPI) -- Serbia is on a "long and uncertain" journey to EU membership but won't trade it for recognition of Kosovo, President-elect Tomislav Nikolic says.

Kosovo EU police mission called effective

BRUSSELS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A European Union police mission in Kosovo has helped reduce crime in the four years since it arrived in the country, a spokesman said.

Watercooler Stories

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Thaci sends 'Easter' wishes

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci accidentally wished the Catholic Church and Catholics in Kosovo "a happy Easter," instead of a merry Christmas this year.

Kosovo sends forces to border

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kosovo's prime minister announced Friday that national police, along with EU personnel, were deployed at disputed crossings along the border with Serbia.

U.S. prosecutor to lead Kosovo organ probe

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- EU peacekeepers say a U.S. prosecutor will lead a probe into allegations of organ harvesting by Kosovo forces on civilian prisoners.
Thaci: NATO deal is unworkable

Thaci: NATO deal is unworkable

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci says an agreement to remove roadblocks in Kosovo's Serbian-run north is unworkable.

Officer dies in border violence

BRUSSELS, July 28 (UPI) -- The European Union says the escalation of violence on the Kosovo-Serbian border that left a police officer dead is unacceptable.
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Hashim Thaci
The Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci is seen during a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush and the President of Kosovo Fatmir Sejdiu in the in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Martin Simon/Pool)

Hashim Thaçi ( ( listen); born 24 April 1968) is the Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo, the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), and former political leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

Thaçi was born in Srbica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, modern day Kosovo. He studied philosophy and history at the University of Pristina. During his university years, he was an Albanian student leader and the first student president of the parallel Albanian University of Pristina that broke off in 1989 (and organized in the early 1990s) from the official University due to Kosovar Albanians' protest of Slobodan Milošević's new imposed status of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija.

By 1993, Thaçi joined the Albanian political émigré group in Switzerland, where he also pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Zurich in the departments of history and international relations. There he became one of the founders of the People's Movement of Kosovo (LPK).

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