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kosovo-s-president-meets-media-s-request 09 May 12

Kosovo Media Hail President's Action on Law Code

President Atifete Jahjaga has met journalists' concerns about the new criminal code and returned the bill to parliament for review.

freedom-house-media-in-balkan-states-remain-partly-free 08 May 12

Montenegrin Media Most Free in Balkans, Report Says

A survey of world media freedom in 2011 carried out by US-based watchdog Freedom House put Montenegro in top place in the region. Kosovo has also moved up the rankings while Macedonia has moved down.

eulex-confirms-trial-of-kosovo-newspaper-mayor 04 May 12

EULEX Confirms Trial of Kosovo Newspaper, Mayor

EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX, has confirmed criminal indictments against the editor in chief and two columnists of the former Pristina-based newspaper Infopress, as well as the mayor of Skenderaj, Sami Lushtaku.

kosovo-to-miss-eurovision 03 Apr 12

Kosovo Blocked from Eurovision Song Contest

Kosovo is ineligible to take part in the world-famous Eurovision song contest but that hasn’t stopped a Kosovo-born singer from representing Albania in the competition.

kosovo-culture-to-premiere-in-vienna 22 Feb 12

Kosovo Culture to Premiere in Vienna

A play by Jeton Neziraj, “Yue Madeline Yue,” is among the long list of Kosovo cultural highlights to feature at a Vienna festival later this month dedicated to Kosovo.

capturing-pristina-s-street-style 21 Feb 12

Capturing Pristina’s Street Style

Armed with just a camera, a team of young fashionistas have been chronicling Pristina’s own particular slant on fashion through the website Pristina Street Fashion.

kosovo-serbia-photographers-in-focus 10 Feb 12

Kosovo, Serbia Photographers in Focus

Five photographers from Kosovo and five from Serbia have been brought together for an exhibition exploring Europe values.

postmodern-theater-albanians-and-serbs 20 Jan 12

Postmodern theater, Albanians and Serbs

While the political relationship between Serbs and Albanians may be in rough waters, a recent theatre production shows that artistic cooperation between the two groups is flourishing.

seemo-examines-press-freedom-in-region 09 Jan 12

Press Freedom Violations on the Rise, Watchdog Says

A media watchdog recorded more than 500 press freedom violations over the past year in southeast and central Europe, an increase over 2010 figures.

bar-review-peppermint-club 22 Sep 11

Bar Review: Peppermint Club

Peppermint Club is in a new location. This time the club has found a central spot near the car park behind the Youth and Sports Center in Pristina.

new-guide-puts-dragash-on-the-tourist-map 21 Sep 11

New Guide Puts Dragash on the Tourist Map

Dragash in Kosovo is one of the poorest regions in the country, but it also happens to be one of the most beautiful. A new guide will encourage hikers to these underexplored mountains and plant the seeds of a sustainable tourist industry.

pristina-drops-street-dog-cull 17 Aug 11

Pristina Drops Street Dog Cull

Pristina municipality have stopped their campaign of shooting street dogs to control the population in favour of a more humane technique.

brotherhood-and-unity-statues-makes-way-for-car-park 20 Jul 11

Kosovo's 'Brotherhood and Unity' Statues Replaced by Car Park

A half-century old monument to Yugoslav Brotherhood and Unity in Kosovo's capital is to be moved, at least temporarily, as Pristina municipality plans to build three underground garages for about 1,500 parking places.

liceulice-competition-highlights-disadvantaged 14 Jul 11

Liceulice Competition Highlights Disadvantaged

The activism platform Liceulice (Face of the street) has announced a competition for short videos and films about the problems of marginalized people in Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Bosnia and Hercegovina.

little-cafes-facing-closure 14 Jul 11

Little Cafes Facing Closure

Venues in Pristina’s popular drinking quarter – the little cafe neighbourhood – are struggling through another summer of road works.

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

22 Jan 18

Kosovo, Serbia Agree to Share Information on Ivanovic

Prosecutors in Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to share information on the investigation into the killing of the prominent Kosovo Serb politician, shot dead last week.

22 Jan 18

Kosovo Imam Denies Inciting Terror in Sermons


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