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19 Oct 17 Kosovo’s ‘Democratic Test’ Will Only Come After Elections

October’s local elections in Kosovo will likely be free and fair – the real test of this young country’s democratic health is what happens after the election.

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11 Sep 17 New Kosovo PM to Revise Montenegro Border Deal

Shortly after being elected as Kosovo's Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj said his government would take a fresh look at the controversial border agreement with Montenegro – whose adoption MPs have postponed repeatedly.

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09 Sep 17 New Kosovo Government Gets Parliament Approval

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj’s new cabinet was endorsed by parliament on a platform of maintaining dialogue Serbia and tackling corruption.

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07 Sep 17 Kosovo Assembly Ends Deadlock by Electing Speaker

The 35-day deadlock in Kosovo's parliament over the election of a speaker ended on Thursday when Kadri Veseli of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, was chosen by a narrow margin.

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06 Sep 17 Staying Power of Kosovo’s New Government Doubted

As a disparate group of parties finally form a coalition government in Kosovo, opposition leaders and experts question its strength and durability.

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04 Sep 17 Pacolli Dumps LDK Alliance to End Kosovo Deadlock

Kosovo New Alliance chief Behgjet Pacolli on Monday said his party had parted ways with its pre-election ally, the LDK, leaving the door open to join forces with the rival PDK-led coalition and so form a government.

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28 Aug 17 Past Feuds Overshadow Kosovo Coalition Talks

While the LDK and Vetevendosje work on forming a coalition agreement that could propel them into government, their bitter disagreements in the past will make this a difficult task.

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17 Aug 17 Fixing What’s Wrong With Kosovo Politics

Kosovo’s current crisis is a result of local power struggles and bungled foreign interference – and until people realise that, the political system will remain damaged.

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15 Aug 17 EU Urges Kosovo to End Political Deadlock

The European Union said Kosovo MPs should end the political deadlock preventing the formation of a new government because the country has “no time to lose” to press ahead with vital reforms.

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14 Aug 17 New Elections 'Risk Damaging Kosovo's Economy'

If Kosovo fails to form a government and has to hold another snap election, it risks damaging its economic outlook by stalling progress and spending unnecessary funds on new polls, experts warned.

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20 Nov 17

Serbia’s IMF Arrangement Ends on High Note

Belgrade’s 1.2 billion euro Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF is slowly coming to its end on a positive note, though experts warn that some serious challenges for the economy still lie ahead.

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20 Nov 17

Turkey’s ‘Iron Lady’ Poses Challenge to Erdogan Regime

A new party led by Meral Aksener, a determined woman from a Balkan background, promises to shake up Turkey’s politics and give President Erdogan a run for his money.