Viola von Cramon

Category: Kosovo


Increasing SLAPP lawsuits in Kosovo

A certain type of legal actions, often referred as SLAPP lawsuits (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation), represents a considerable threat to public debate and freedom of expression. When powerful people or companies are threatening journalists, activists or researchers with expensive…

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Statement of European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteurs for Kosovo and for Serbia

Brussels, 16 June 2020   “During the Covid-19 pandemic the EU has stood firmly by its partners in the Western Balkans, providing medical and humanitarian aid coupled with robust financial assistance and inclusion in the joint procurement schemes. We have…

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Statement about the election of the new government of Kosovo

On 3 June the Parliament of Kosovo has voted for a new Prime Minister of Kosovo, after the decision of the Constitutional Court. 61 members from 120 voted in favour of Mr Avdullah Hoti of the LDK party. Mrs. Viola…

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Legal opinion: Formation of a New Government without Elections from the Perspective of Kosovar Constitutional Law

  The legal opinion by Constance Grewe, former judge at the Constitutional court of Bosnia and Herzegovina suggest that Kosovo’s constitutional text is not clear in a number of questions, it has linguistic, stylistic and substantial deficiencies as well. The…

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Webinar: Where Does Europe End? EU, Enlargement & Western Balkans

✔️ REGISTRATION: https://gruenlink.de/1q84 07.04 at 19:00 CET 👉 What is the future of the enlargement ❓ 👉 What role can the EU play in the Western Balkans❓ 👉 How can the political crisis of Kosovo be solved in the middle…

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Kosovo: MEPs welcome lifting the tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

This is a crucial step, which will lead to the resumption of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, MEPs hope.

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Kosovo government crisis: the EU and US should stay committed and we should not allow to use the corona crisis as a pretext for grabbing power

The junior coalition partner LDK in the government of Kosovo has announced to call for a vote of confidence for the government of Mr Kurti, which has taken office less than 50 days ago. President Hashim Thaçi also wants to…

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Well-administered and transparent elections affected by an uneven playing field, and marred by intimidation and lack of competition in the Kosovo Serb areas

The Chief Observer, Mrs Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, a Member of the European Parliament, presented today the preliminary findings of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on the 6 October early legislative elections in Kosovo. “These early elections were…

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EU EOM Chief Observer, Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, a Member of the European Parliament from Germany, met in Pristina with the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission, Valdete Daka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and political parties’ leaders and candidates.

PRISTINA, 20 September 2019 – Following an invitation from the President of Kosovo, the EU has deployed an election observation mission (EOM) to Kosovo to conduct an impartial and independent observation of the 6 October early legislative elections. The mission…

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Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, Member of the European Parliament, appointed as Chief Observer

In response to an invitation by President Hashim Thaçi, the European Union has deployed an EU Election Observation Mission to Kosovo to observe the early parliamentary elections, scheduled for 6 October 2019. The European Union has a long history of…

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