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05 May 16

Kosovo Citizens 'Reluctant to Cooperate with Police'

People in Kosovo have little trust in the police and are reluctant to cooperate with them, suggests a new survey by the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies.

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05 May 16

BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Debuts in Belgrade

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will screen at the upcoming BELDOCS international documentary festival.

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04 May 16

Thousands Mark Tito’s Death Anniversary in Serbia

Thirty-six years after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died, several thousand of his admirers paid tribute to him in Belgrade and remembered what they believe were better times.

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04 May 16

EU Visa Liberalisation Recommended for Kosovo

The European Commission said that visa requirements should be eased but Kosovo must step up its fight against organised crime and corruption and ratify a controversial border deal with Montenegro.

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04 May 16

Switzerland Mulls KLA Ex-Guerrillas’ Extradition to Serbia

The decision whether to extradite two Kosovo Albanians accused of war crimes who were arrested in Switzerland on Serbian arrest warrants could take more than a month, Swiss authorities said.

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03 May 16

UEFA Votes to Admit Kosovo as Member

European football governing body UEFA voted to admit Kosovo as its 55th member, which means that teams from the country can now enter European club competitions.

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03 May 16

Kosovo Awaits European Football Body Vote

Kosovo Football Federation heads to Budapest where a positive vote would mean it can compete for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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02 May 16

Kosovo Eyes Late Census for Northern Municipalities

Kosovo leaders are thinking of allowing an extraordinary census in Serb-dominated municipalities to prevent a repeat of 2011’s boycott.

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29 Apr 16

Kosovo MP Facilitated Land Scam, EU Mission Says

Azem Syla, an MP from the ruling party in Kosovo, facilitated an alleged land scam that cost the state 30 million Euros, chief EULEX investigator said in an interview for BIRN.

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29 Apr 16

MP Facing Corruption Charges Surrenders to Kosovo Police

Azem Syla, an MP from the ruling party in Kosovo, handed himself into the police at the Vermice crossing border on Friday to face corruption charges. 

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29 Apr 16

"Missing" Man's Return Causes Shock in Kosovo

The return to Kosovo of Sejdi Thaci, a man listed as a "missing person" from the 1990s war - after 17 years and in unclear circumstances - has caused consternation in his home country.

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29 Apr 16

Kumanovo Detainees Say Macedonia Police Tortured Them

Families of detainees in the 'Kumanovo case' say their menfolk have been routinely tortured in jail awaiting trial for the shootout a year ago in northern Macedonia.

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28 Apr 16

Alleged Crime Boss Snubs Kosovo Police Demands

Azem Syla, a ruling party MP accused of running a crime syndicate, has snubbed police demands to submit to questioning in Kosovo, telling them he is at the seaside in Albania.

kosovo-launches-massive-arrests-operation-on-public-officials-04-27-2016
27 Apr 16

Kosovo Cracks Down on Property Usurpers

Kosovo authorities and members of EULEX are looking for 40 suspected members of a crime syndicate led by ruling party MP and a former KLA commander, Azem Syla who alleged usurpsed lare amounts of public property.

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27 Apr 16

Balkan Press Liberty Declining, Freedom House Says

Freedom House report says media freedom in the Balkan region is in decline - with the fast decline noted in Serbia and Macedonia.

Premium

kosovo-weapons-chief-accused-of-selling-police-guns-on-black-market-05-01-2016
02 May 16

Kosovo Weapons Chief Accused of Selling Police Guns on Black Market

A Ministry of Interior official responsible for tackling illegal gun ownership in Kosovo stands accused of moonlighting as a black-market arms dealer, it is alleged.

16 Mar 16

Hashim Thaci: Kosovo Has Nothing to Hide

Business

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14 Apr 16

Surge in Remittances Powers Kosovo's Recovery

An increased flow of remittances to Kosovo in the last two years is among the key factors powering the country’s economic development.

08 Mar 16

Kosovo Exports Register Meagre Growth in 2015

29 Feb 16

World Bank Probes Role in Kosovo Evictions

Culture and Lifestyle

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29 Feb 16

Kosovo Film Makes History Despite Oscars Disappointment

The short film ‘Shok’ (‘Friend’) failed to win an Oscar but the conflict drama made history for being the first movie shot in Kosovo ever to be nominated for a prestigious Hollywood award.

14 Jan 16

Kosovo War Movie Nominated for Oscar