Home Page

Latest News from Kosovo

kosovo-police-members-suspected-of-abusing-minors
01 Jul 15

Kosovo Arrests Policeman For Abusing Minors

At least one member of the Kosovo Police is suspected of sexually abusing two teenage girls aged 14 and 15, in a case that is still under investigation.

kosovo-seeks-economic-support-from-germany
01 Jul 15

Kosovo PM Seeks More Backing From Germany

Economic support, dialogue with Serbia and Kosovo's special court topped Tuesday's talks in Berlin between Kosovo's Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, and German Chancellor Angel Merkel.

serbia-kosovo-failed-to-reach-agreement
30 Jun 15

EU-led Serbia Kosovo Talks End in Stalemate

Leaders of Serbia and Kosovo failed to reach an agreement on four key issues at a meeting in Brussels on June 29, each side blaming the other for the logjam.

kosovo-government-to-try-again-voting-for-special-court
29 Jun 15

Kosovo Govt Seeks New Vote on War Court

The government wants a fresh parliamentary vote to allow the establishment of a controversial new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas after MPs failed to back it last week.

kosovo-welcomes-car-insurance-deal-with-serbia
29 Jun 15

Kosovo Govt Seeks New Vote on War Court

The government wants a fresh parliamentary vote to allow the establishment of a controversial new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas after MPs failed to back it last week.

kosovo-parliament-war-crimes-court-vote
26 Jun 15

Kosovo Vote on New War Crimes Court Fails

A vote to change the constitution to allow the establishment of a controversial new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas failed because not enough MPs voted in favour.

kosovo-to-vote-controversial-war-crimes-court
26 Jun 15

Kosovo to Vote on Controversial War Crimes Court

The Kosovo parliament will vote on Friday on the establishment of a long-anticipated EU-backed special court to try wartime KLA guerrillas, amid fierce opposition in the country.

kosovo-raid-ngos-with-ties-to-iran
25 Jun 15

Kosovo Police Raid NGOs Linked to Iran

Kosovo police have raided NGOs whose activities are tied to Iran, as a part of a strategy to counter religious extremism.

croats-montenegrins-to-become-official-minorities-in-kosovo
25 Jun 15

Kosovo Mulls Minority Status for Croats, Montenegrins

Officials are promising to give Croats and Montenegrins separate minority status in the constitution, after years in which they were grouped with the larger Serbian community.

kosovo-semi-authoritarian-country-report
24 Jun 15

Kosovo 'Semi-Authoritarian', Freedom House Says

Freedom House's latest report on post-communist countries has given Kosovo the worst democracy rating in the region - ranking it a 'semi-consolidated authoritarian regime'.

40-kosovars-could-face-arrest-due-to-serbian-arrest-warrants
22 Jun 15

40 Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas Still Wanted by Serbia

After the brief detention of former PM Ramush Haradinaj, media reports suggest that old Serbian war crimes warrants still exist for some 40 more Kosovo Liberation Army ex-fighters.

delay-in-telecom-agreement-comes-at-high-cost-for-kosovo
22 Jun 15

Kosovo Pays Dear for Logjam Over Phone Code

The continued inability of Pristina and Belgrade to agree on a separate country dialling code for Kosovo is costing Kosovo a good deal of money.

slovenia-releases-kosovo-ex-premier-haradinaj
19 Jun 15

Slovenia Releases Kosovo Ex-Premier Haradinaj

Wartime guerrilla commander turned political leader Ramush Haradinaj, who was detained in Slovenia on a Serbian war crimes arrest warrant, is expected to return to Kosovo after being freed.

kosovo-pm-expects-debate-of-special-court-next-week-in-the-parliament
19 Jun 15

Kosovo PM: New War Court Vote Next Week

Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said delayed draft legislation enabling the establishment of a new EU-backed special court to try wartime Kosovo guerrillas has now been sent to MPs.

haradinaj-will-not-be-extradited-to-serbia-says-slovenian-minister
19 Jun 15

Slovenia ‘Will Not Extradite’ Kosovo Ex-PM to Serbia

Slovenia said ex-premier Ramush Haradinaj will not be extradited to Belgrade after he was detained on a Serbian war crimes warrant, while his party said he could return to Kosovo soon.

Premium

veselinovic-linked-consortium-bags-75m-dollar-contract-in-secret-deal
08 Jun 15

Veselinovic-linked Consortium Bags 75m Dollar Contract in Secret Deal

A company controlled by the Serbian state has quietly given a multi-million-dollar road construction contract to a consortium linked to Zvonko Veselinovic that has little highway-building experience, BIRN can reveal.

Business

balkan-economies-brace-for-impact-of-grexit
25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

Balkan countries are weighing up the likely impact on trade, banks, currencies and investment if Greece is forced out of the eurozone.

Culture and Lifestyle

festival-to-rebuild-kosovo-serbia-year-long-gap
04 Jun 15

Festival Aims to Rebuild Serbia-Kosovo Relations

A festival in Belgrade of Kosovo Albanian films, exhibitions, concerts and debates about the 1990s conflict is aimed at restoring personal contacts between Serbs and their neighbours.