Movement for Unification


The Movement for Unification (Albanian: Lëvizja për Bashkim, LB) is a political party in Kosovo[a]. Its main goal is unification of Kosovo and all other former Yugoslavian territories populated by Albanians to Albania. Its leader is Avni Klinaku, known as co-founder of former National Movement for the Liberation of Kosovo (Albanian: Lëvizjes Kombëtare për Çlirimin e Kosovës, LKÇK), a nationalist organization of the 1980s promoting active resistance and separation of Kosovo from Yugoslavia, having some connections to People's Movement of Kosovo (PMK).[1]

Movement for Unification
Lëvizja për Bashkim
LeaderValon Murati
HeadquartersPristina, Kosovo[a]
IdeologyAlbanian nationalism
Greater Albania
Albania-Kosovo unification
ColoursRed, White, Black
Assembly
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Website
www.levizjaperbashkim.com

Political activity


During 2010 elections in Kosovo, the party ran in coalition with Vetëvendosje, within the latter's parliamentary group, but split the following year.[2][3]

LB was the promoter of the parliamentary resolute of 6 September 2012 for replacing all telephony codes of Kosovo with +355 of Albania,[4][5] which was ignored by Kosovo government and overruled by the controversial agreements in Brussels.[6][7]

On 23 May 2011, Movement for Integration and Unification, (Albanian: Lëvizja për Integrim dhe Bashkim, LBI) joined LB.[8] MIU had been the main successor of National Movement for the Liberation of Kosovo, with Fadil Fazliu [sq] being the leader after the resignation of Smajl Latifi.[9]

Representatives in the Assembly of Kosovo


  • Aurora Bakalli [sq]
  • Agim Kuleta [sq]

See also


Notes


a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 96 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

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