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16 Sep 08

Kosovo's President in Greek Gaffe

Pristina _ A mix-up left Kosovo’s Presidential office red-faced on Monday, when President Fatmir Sejdiu met a senior Greek official without knowing who he was.
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Bocelli Draws Crowds to Medjugorje

Sarajevo_ Large crowds were expected to hear Andrea Bocelli sing on Thursday, August 7, in Medjugorje, the shrine town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 25 kilometres from Mostar.
kosovo-historical-artefacts-in-serbia 13 Jun 08

Kosovo Historical Artefacts 'in Serbia'

Pristina _ A big large number of archaeological and ethnological artefacts are being held in the Serbian capital, Kosovo’s Minister of Culture claims.
11 Jun 08

Kosovo Approves Anthem with No Lyrics

Pristina _ Kosovo's Parliament has approved a lyrics-free composition as the new national anthem.
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Kosovo Actress on Cannes Red Carpet

Pristina _ A film starring a Kosovar actress in the top role is among those competing for the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
kosovo-gets-funds-for-cultural-sites 08 May 08

Kosovo Gets Funds for Cultural Sites

Pristina _ Kosovo has secured funding from France and Germany for the restoration of two key cultural and historical monuments.
06 May 08

German Poetry in Kosovo

Pristina _ A modern "slam" and rap poetry performance will be staged in Pristina on Wednesday by the German artist, Bas Bottcher.
kosovo-art-show-stormed-in-belgrade 08 Feb 08

Kosovo Art Show Stormed in Belgrade

Belgrade/Novi Sad _ Serbian ultra-nationalists have stormed a Belgrade gallery and prevented the opening of an exhibition by ethnic Albanian artists from independence-seeking Kosovo.
01 Feb 08

Pristina Hotel Backs Independence

Pristina _ A hotel in Pristina has offered a 20% discount to guests from countries that are ready to recognize Kosovo’s independence.

06 Nov 07

13th Sarajevo Film Festival Kicks Off

The 13th annual Sarajevo film festival kicked off with 175 films, 17 world premieres from some 40 countries and rewards for competition winners, Bosnian media reported Friday.

07 Aug 07

Film Festival Opens in Prizren, Kosovo

Pristina _ The sixth international documentary and short film festival in Kosovo, Dokufest, opened on Monday night in Prizren.
04 Jul 07

Kosovo: Pristina Starts Exterminating Street Dogs

Pristina _ Local officials in Kosovo’s capital have hired exterminators to eliminate stray dogs that have been threatening the safety of the city’s residents, municipal spokesman Muhamet Gashi told Balkan Insight on Wednesday.
24 May 07

Clinton and Blair Statues to Be Erected in Pristina

Pristina _ City Hall in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, has decided to place a statue of the former American president, Bill Clinton, in a prominent city avenue already named after him.

Culture Policy Focus

12 Nov 15

Shakespeare Reconnects Serbian and Kosovo Theatregoers

With a Kosovo Albanian playing Romeo and a Serb playing Juliet, Predrag Miki Manojlovic’s production of the Shakespeare classic is intended to bring Belgrade and Pristina closer together.

04 Jun 14

Northern Mitrovica Shakes off the Blues

Politics and Society

20 Jan 18

Vucic: Serbia, Kosovo to Share Intelligence on Ivanovic Murder

The Serbian president says Serbia and Kosovo will exchange information on the killing of ethnic Serb politician, despite Pristina rejecting Belgrade’s request to take part in the investigation.


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