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31 Aug 16

Kosovo Urged to Send Border Deal to Arbitration

Haki Abazi, from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, believes the best solution to the Kosovo- Montenegro border demarcation issue could lie in international arbitration.

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30 Aug 16

Vetevendosje Members Arrested for Kosovo Assembly Blast

Six members of the Vetevendosje (Self-Determination) opposition party were arrested on suspicion of terrorism after an explosive device was thrown at the Kosovo Assembly building earlier this month.

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30 Aug 16

Over 10,000 Still Missing from Yugoslav Wars

There are still 10,653 missing persons in the former Yugoslavia but the process of finding them is being hampered by divisions between countries in the region, the Serbian authorities warned.

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30 Aug 16

Montenegro Mulls Sending More Police to Kosovo Border

Montenegro does not expect clashes as Kosovo prepares to vote on a controversial border demarcation agreement between the two countries, but police are ready to tighten up security if needed.

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29 Aug 16

New Bomb Attack Shocks Kosovo Broadcaster

Kosovo's public broadcaster has condemned the bomb attack on the home of the station's director and blamed it in part on the opposition Vetevendosje party - which denied any role.

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29 Aug 16

Kosovo President: Missing Persons are a ‘Grave Wound’

Ahead of the International Day of the Disappeared, Kosovo’s president and human rights organisations called for the urgent resolution of the issue of the 1,666 people still missing from the 1990s war.

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29 Aug 16

Violent Protest Against Kosovo Serbs Condemned

Pristina and Belgrade officials condemned violent protests by Albanians who prevented Kosovo Serbs from visiting an Orthodox church in the western Kosovo village of Mushtisht/Mustiste.

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26 Aug 16

Kosovo Probes Ruling Party MP Grabovci over Wiretaps

The Special Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into ruling party MP Adem Grabovci after leaked wiretaps sparked allegations that he influenced public-sector appointments.

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26 Aug 16

Accused Kosovo Politician Azem Syla Released

Azem Syla, a Kosovo politician who is under investigation for alleged property scams and money laundering, was released from custody on Thursday evening.

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25 Aug 16

Kosovo Activists Slam Serbian Bid for Top UN Job

Activists in Kosovo have called a protest against former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic's candidacy for the position of UN Secretary-General.

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23 Aug 16

Kosovo President: TV Blast ‘Attack on Free Speech’

As police investigated a late-night hand grenade blast at Kosovo's public broadcaster, RTK, President Hashim Thaci called it an attack on freedom of speech.

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23 Aug 16

Kosovo Public Broadcaster Rocked by Explosion

A hand grenade reportedly hit Kosovo Public Television RTK on Monday night. There were no casualties.

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22 Aug 16

Serbia Protests Over Kosovo War Crimes Billboard

Belgrade urged Pristina to remove a billboard about Serbian war crimes, saying it will intimidate Serbs who fled after the war and stop them returning to their homes in the former province.

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18 Aug 16

Albanian Police Arrest ‘Terror Attack’ Suspect

Police said the 29-year-old suspect from Mitrovica in Kosovo attacked three people in the coastal city of Vlora while trying to kidnap them and shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

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17 Aug 16

Biden Urges Kosovo to Seek Reconciliation with Serbia

Speaking in Pristina, US Vice-President Joe Biden said that Kosovo officials should work toward normalising relations with Serbia in order to make progress towards joining the EU.

Premium

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25 Aug 16

Kosovo War Ex-Prisoners Fear Arrest in Serbia

Kosovo Albanians detained during wartime by the Serbian authorities still fear that they could be re-arrested, as the case of a man held last week at the Croatia-Serbia border highlighted.

04 Aug 16

Clinton-Trump Battle Reopens Old Balkan Wounds

03 Aug 16

Hopes Run High For Balkan Nations in Rio

Business

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22 Aug 16

Bad Roads Blamed for Macedonia-Kosovo Trade Decrease

The promised but as yet unbuilt highway stretch that would link Macedonia and Kosovo is taking a costly toll on Macedonian companies as trade between the two countries plummets.

21 Jul 16

Kosovo Eyes 3.7 Per Cent Growth in 2016

28 Jun 16

Kosovo Customs Earnings Rise Despite SAA

01 Jun 16

Kosovo Claims Brezovica Project Can go Ahead

Culture and Lifestyle

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15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

10 Aug 16

Kosovo’s Dua Lipa Set to Sing in Albania

08 Aug 16

Kelmendi Wins Kosovo its First Olympic Gold