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24 May 17

Kosovo Politicians Tainted by Crime Claims

Major political parties in Kosovo are ignoring calls from the international community to exclude those with criminal charges from candidate lists for impending snap elections.

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23 May 17

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Balkan leaders have condemned the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. 

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23 May 17

Kosovo Opposition Queries Size of Electoral Roll

Ahead of early general elections, the opposition Vetevendosje party has raised questions about the electoral roll - and whether it matches the total size of the adult population in the country.

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22 May 17

Journalists Stampede to Join Parties in Kosovo

The last few weeks have seen a veritable rush of journalists, analysts and civil society activists joining political parties in Kosovo, a month before the snap elections are due to take place.

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19 May 17

Trio Battle it out to Become Kosovo's Next PM

The competition to become Kosovo’s next PM will focus on three candidates with very different ideological profiles - Ramush Haradinaj, from 'the war wing', Avdullah Hoti, from the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK and Albin Kurti, from Vetevendosje.

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19 May 17

Kosovo Serbs Arrested for Daubing Nationalist Graffiti

Police on Thursday said they arrested two Serbs for writing 'Kosovo is the heart of Serbia' on the wall of a school in April - though the suspects were later released.

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17 May 17

Kosovo’s ex-Warriors Team up in Big Coalition

New broad coalition between former KLA warriors is likely to perform strongly in the general election set for June 11.

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16 May 17

Kosovo’s Finance Minister to Run for PM

Kosovo’s Minister of Finance, Avdullah Hoti, is set to stand as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the  Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK. 

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16 May 17

Top Politicians Spurn PM’s Post in Kosovo Elections

Neither of the leading politicians in Kosovo - President Hashim Thaci nor Prime Minister Isa Mustafa – is running for the post of Prime Minister in the June elections. 

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13 May 17

Former Journalist Brutally Assaulted in Kosovo

Arbana Xharra, who recently resigned as editor-in-chief of the Kosovo-based newspaper Zeri, was the victim of a savage beating on Friday night in the Kosovo capital Pristina.

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11 May 17

Rome Arson Deaths Expose Plight of Balkan Roma

A horrifying arson attack in Rome that took the lives of three Roma girls - assumed to be of Balkan origin - has highlighted the community's grim position in Italy. 

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11 May 17

Opposition Urges Montenegro to Revoke Kosovo Recognition

Opposition leader urges Montenegro's government to  withdraw recognition of Kosovo's independence after Pristina again failed to ratify a long-awaited border agreement.

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11 May 17

Campaign for Balkan Truth Commission Relaunches

A coalition of NGOs advocating the establishment of the RECOM regional truth commission to establish the facts about the 1990s wars is relaunching its campaign across the Balkans.

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10 May 17

Kosovars Grow Weary of Border Deal Saga

As government readies for a decision on whether to send the Montenegrin border agreement to parliament, locals are tiring of the whole issue.

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09 May 17

Serbia PM Reignites ‘Greater Albania’ Row

After the former head of the OSCE mission in Kosovo said he is working on a project to unite Albanians, Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic accused him of lobbying for a ‘Greater Albania’.

Premium

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24 May 17

Mogherini Must Build on West’s Balkan Breakthroughs

The EU and US must follow up their recent successes in knocking heads together in Macedonia and Albania – or the region’s descent into a dangerous crisis will continue.

24 May 17

Who is Who in the Kosovo Elections

11 May 17

Kosovo Faces Uncertain Snap Elections

10 May 17

Mustafa Loses No-Confidence Vote in Kosovo

08 May 17

Balkan Rulers Who Just Won’t Say Goodbye

Business

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27 Apr 17

Ivica Todoric: Croatia's Tycoon Who Wanted Too Much

Ivica Todoric, the man who transformed his flower company into one of the Balkans' biggest business empires, Agrokor, now faces the possibility of seeing the debt-ridden firm go under.

13 Oct 16

Kosovo Auditor Highlights Procurement Failures

Culture and Lifestyle

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18 Apr 17

‘Albanian Alps’ Draw Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts to Western Kosovo

The scenic Prokletije mountain range draws hikers, climbers and other mountain sports enthusiasts, with the Alpine Club Pristina organising tours in the region every weekend, led by experienced guides.

13 Feb 17

Kosovo-Shot Refugee Film Wins British Award

15 Sep 16

Rapper Wounded in Albania-Kosovo Hip Hop Feud