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12 Feb 16

Kosovo Mulls New Laws Tackled in BIRN Report

Kosovo’s parliamentary commission for budget and finances discussed the need for new laws on NGO microfinance institutions - as BIRN published an investigation on the Kosovo Enterprise Program.

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11 Feb 16

Serbia Asks Nigeria to Grill Organ Trade Witness

Serbia's war crimes prosecution has asked Nigeria to quizz a senior doctor who has accused a state governor and Kosovo’s foreign minister Hashim Thaci of trafficking in human organs.

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11 Feb 16

Kosovo President Mulls New Bid to End Deadlock

The Kosovo President plans to start individual meetings with party leaders to find a solution to the country's deadlock after Monday’s inter-party meeting ended without result.

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10 Feb 16

Turkish Organ-Trafficking Suspect Gives Statement in Pristina

Kenan Demirkol, a Turkish doctor accused of organ-harvesting by the Kosovo authorities, has given a statement in Pristina in exchange of the suspension of an Interpol warrant for his arrest.

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10 Feb 16

Trust in Serbia Dialogue Tumbles in Kosovo

New poll underlines that the public in Kosovo have little confidence in the EU-led talks with Serbia.

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10 Feb 16

Kosovo 'on the Brink', US Ambassador Warns

Ambassador Greg Delawie has delivered a stark warning about Kosovo's future, following the failure of the latest high-level attempt to resolve the ongoing political crisis.

kosovo-president-meeting-sees-no-solution-to-the-crisis-02-08-2016
09 Feb 16

Kosovo Crisis Meeting Fails to End Political Impasse

A meeting between Kosovo's ruling majority and its opponents was boycotted by most of the opposition and failed to make progress towards ending the political stalemate in the country.

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05 Feb 16

Kosovo, Bosnian Activists Demand End to Visas

Activists from Kosovo and Bosnia, meeting on Friday in Pristina, called on their respective governments to end their pointless and destructive feud.

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05 Feb 16

Kosovo Welcomes European Parliament Resolution

As the European Parliament approved a resolution on Kosovo’s progress toward EU integration, the Parliament's Vice-President, Ulrike Lunacek, urged all member states to recognize it.

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04 Feb 16

Balkan Leaders Urge Better Security Cooperation

High-level conference held in Kosovo demands closer cooperation on common security issues - and urges the West to support Balkan countries when addressing common challenges.

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04 Feb 16

Kosovo Terror Suspects Deny ISIS Video Charge

Five persons, initially accused of planning to poison a reservoir, have rejected prosecution charges that they planned to shoot an ISIS propaganda video.

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03 Feb 16

Kosovo Asks Serbia to Open Military Archives

The Kosovo government commission on missing persons called on Belgrade to open Serbia’s military and police archives in order to help find the locations of wartime mass graves.

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03 Feb 16

UN Blames Kosovo Opposition For Stalling Dialogue

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the violent tactics of Kosovo's opposition parties, saying they have undermined agreements between Belgrade and Pristina.

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02 Feb 16

Kosovars Arrested Near Monastery 'Linked to Syria'

Prosecutors say one of four men arrested near Visoki Decani monastery has fought in Syria while another was sent back from Turkey while trying to join the conflict.

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01 Feb 16

Kosovo Gunmen Arrested Near Serb Monastery

Four Kosovo citizens were arrested near the Visoki Decani Serbian Orthodox monastery for illegal possession of firearms, causing clerics to raise fears of a potential militant attack.

Business

kosovo-mulls-new-laws-tackled-in-birn-report1-02-12-2016
12 Feb 16

Kosovo Mulls New Laws Tackled in BIRN Report

Kosovo’s parliamentary commission for budget and finances discussed the need for new laws on NGO microfinance institutions - as BIRN published an investigation on the Kosovo Enterprise Program.

Culture and Lifestyle

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27 Jan 16

Childhood Conflict Drama Takes Kosovo to Hollywood

‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), the first Kosovo-made film ever to be nominated for an Oscar, draws on some of its actors’ real-life experiences of intimidation by Serbian forces in the late 1990s.