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14 Dec 17

Kosovo Extradition of Wanted Turkish ‘Gulenist’ Suspended

Kosovo’s prosecution withdrew its request to a Pristina court to allow the extradition of Ugur Toksoy, a teacher wanted by Turkey for alleged links to the so-called Gulen movement, suspending the procedure.

13 Dec 17

US Urges Serbia to Tackle Kosovo Massacre Cover-Up

The US State Department said that those responsible for moving the bodies of Kosovo Albanian civilians killed in the 1999 war to mass graves in Serbia should be brought to justice.

13 Dec 17

Kosovo Urged to Increase Aid to Wartime Rape Victims

Kosovo will offer reparations to survivors of wartime sexual violence, but an Amnesty International report warns that the law doesn’t do enough to help them and that access to justice remains limited.

12 Dec 17

Kosovo Veterans Campaign Against Special Court Law

Kosovo Liberation Army veterans said they will launch a petition calling for the law governing the new Specialist Chambers, set up to try former KLA members, to be changed because it is “discriminatory”.

12 Dec 17

Kosovo, Macedonia Urge International Probe of Kumanovo Shootout

Kosovo and Macedonia’s prime ministers agreed to push for an international investigation into a deadly 2015 shootout with police in Kumanovo, for which 16 Kosovo citizens have been jailed for terrorism.

07 Dec 17

Hague Tribunal Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’

The president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which closes this month, told the UN Security Council that the court had “forever changed the landscape of international justice”.

04 Dec 17

Kosovo Commission Calls Montenegro Border Deal Damaging

The Kosovo government's new commission on the border deal with Montenegro has attacked the agreement, saying it endorsed a border that did not follow Kosovo's previous border, when it was a province of Yugoslavia.

01 Dec 17

Kosovo Businesses Doubtful About Planned Free Trade Zone

After Kosovo's Foreign Minister urged Serbia to help set up a free trade zone in the divided town of Mitrovica, local businesses say they question the likely benefits.

28 Nov 17

Kosovo Veterans Protest at Macedonia Shootout Convictions

Kosovo Liberation Army veterans marked Albanian independence day by protesting against the convictions of 33 ethnic Albanians found guilty of involvement in a deadly gun battle with police in Kumanovo, Macedonia.

28 Nov 17

Report Urges Permanent US Military Presence in Balkans

A permanent US military presence in south-east Europe is necessary to stabilise the region, argues a report by Washington-based think-tank the Atlantic Council, which also warns of increased Russian attempts to exert influence.

27 Nov 17

Albania, Kosovo Sign Diaspora Outreach Agreements

The prime ministers of Albania and Kosovo signed three agreements establishing a joint agenda and cultural and language centres for Albanians living abroad. 

27 Nov 17

Kosovo Slams Serbia’s 'False Recognition' Claims

Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj has condemned Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic for claiming that Kosovo 'made up' receiving diplomatic recognitions from seven or eight countries.

27 Nov 17

Serbia Ends Probe of Army General for Kosovo Atrocities

The Serbian war crimes prosecution has ended its investigation into retired Yugoslav Army general Dragan Zivanovic, shutting down the only known probe of a top official in Serbia for Kosovo war crimes.

27 Nov 17

Sofia Claims Kosovo’s Gorani as ‘Bulgarian Minority’

Encouraged by Albania’s recent recognition of a Bulgarian minority, Bulgaria hopes for a similar result in Kosovo – although the Gorani community is claimed also by Serbia and Macedonia.

24 Nov 17

Kosovo Court Acquits Limaj of All Charges

A Kosovo court on Friday acquitted Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Limaj on each count of the corruption indictment against him and his group.


15 Dec 17

Kosovo Serb Minister: Learning Albanian is Necessary

Kosovo government minister Dalibor Jevtic says Serbs and Albanians need to build trust - and that Kosovo Serb children should learn the Albanian language to ensure better communication for the future.

28 Nov 17

Kosovars Remain Faithful to Old Albanian Flag


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

Culture and Lifestyle

14 Nov 17

Albanian Music Artists Descend on 2017 MTV EMAs

The 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, dubbed the "Albanian edition" by Kosovo media, saw four artists with Albanian heritage - including Kosovo-born pop singer Rita Ora - participating in the star-studded event in the UK capital on Sunday.

01 Aug 17

Best Balkan Films to Watch This Summer