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06 Mar 13

Albania Accuses Kosovo of Dairy Trade War

Albanian minsters say Kosovo is making use of consumer worries about levels of aflatoxin in milk to damage the commercial interest of Albanian dairies.

20 Feb 13

Kosovo Places Ads to Lure Brezovica Investors

Kosovo seeks support from abroad to build new ski centre as part of privatisation effort.

04 Feb 13

Kosovo Campaign Targets Proposed New Power Plant

The Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development, KOSID, and a group of other organisations including BIRN Kosovo, launched a media campaign on Friday to raise awareness about the environmental damage that the project to build a new power plant will cause.

25 Jan 13

Investors Ignore Kosovo's Alternative Power Potential

International investors are showing increased interest in Kosovo’s energy sector - but some experts fear the focus on lignite sources could end up worsening the current high pollution levels.

11 Jan 13

Macedonia Tops Region's Economic Freedom Index

Macedonia tops the region in the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, annually compiled by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation.

20 Nov 12

Slovenia, Macedonia Top Forbes' Business Ranking in Balkans

Forbes magazine has rated Slovenia and Macedonia as the best countries in the Balkans in which to do business. Serbia is rated worst.

27 Oct 12

Balkan Business Climate Better, World Bank

Businesses in Southeast Europe are finding it easier to operate as governments cut red tape, a new World Bank reports concludes. 

27 Sep 12

US Channels €20 Million to Kosovo Farmers

USAID and the Kosovo government have agreed a development deal for the agricultural sector, which has been struggling with high-interest loans.

05 Sep 12

Kosovo Unions Ally Against Post and Telecom Sale

Twenty-seven organizations have called on the government of Kosovo to stop the privatization of the Post and Telecom company, PTK.

04 Sep 12

Kosovo Gets Green Light to Sell Off PTK

Ministry of Economic Development can proceed with the privatization of the Post and Telecommunications company, after a court threw out a complaint from Monaco Telecom.

28 Aug 12

Kosovo Opposition Urge Campaign Against PTK Sale

The Vetevendosje Movement on Monday urged people to mobilize against the government's planned sale of 75 per cent of its shares in the Post-Telecom company, PTK

30 Jul 12

Kosovo to Scrap Tax on Albanian Cement

Kosovo has announced that it will soon abolish its recently introduced 35 per cent import tax on cement, which drew protests from neighbouring Albania.

12 Jul 12

EU Nudges Kosovo to Avoid Energy Monopoly

Kosovo may dump its plan to find a single foreign investor to build a new power plant and rejuvenate its aging coal-powered facility, following advice from the EU.

09 Jul 12

Hungary to Take Control of Kosovo Airspace

Airtimes and fares are expected to fall on flights to and from Kosovo after NATO decided to hand control of Kosovo airspace to Hungary.

05 Jul 12

Kosovo Metal Workers Protest Over Sackings

Around 85 workers continue protests in front of Ferronikel, Kosovo’s biggest exporter, after the company refused to extend their contracts and banned them from entering the site.

Culture and Lifestyle

23 Jan 18

Kosovo Woman Aims to Climb All 14 Himalayan Peaks

After becoming the first Albanian woman to reach the top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, Kosovo’s Uta Ibrahimi is planning to climb all 14 peaks in the Himalayas.

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

25 Dec 17

Festive Cheer at Pristina's Christmas Market


06 Nov 17

Threat to Quit CEFTA Stirs Debate in Kosovo

As Kosovo’s government mulls withdrawing from CEFTA, citing its unequal treatment, economists warn that a halt to regional free trade will result in price rises.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

29 Feb 16

World Bank Probes Role in Kosovo Evictions

Politics and Society

23 Jan 18

Ivanovic Killing Shows Serbia and Kosovo Must Cooperate

The EU must use the momentum generated by the joint probe into Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic’s recent assassination to insist that Serbia and Kosovo’s prosecutors continue to work together to tackle serious crimes.

22 Jan 18

Kosovo Imam Denies Inciting Terror in Sermons