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20 Jan 18

Vucic: Serbia, Kosovo to Share Intelligence on Ivanovic Murder

The Serbian president says Serbia and Kosovo will exchange information on the killing of ethnic Serb politician, despite Pristina rejecting Belgrade’s request to take part in the investigation.

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18 Jan 18

Kosovo Leads World in Cheering for Trump, Poll Shows

While support for US leadership has slumped in most parts of the world, the latest Gallup poll shows that Kosovars and Albanians remain America's most steadfast fans.

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18 Jan 18

Thousands Attend Slain Kosovo Serb Politician’s Funeral

Thousands of citizens attended the funeral of Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead on Tuesday, as he was laid to rest in the Alley of the Greats at the New Cemetary in Belgrade, Serbia.

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18 Jan 18

Poor Progress for Human Rights in the Balkans, HRW Report

Attacks on journalists, discrimination against minorities, poor protection of refugees and lack of political will to prosecute war crimes remain problems in most Balkan countries in 2017, Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018 said.

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18 Jan 18

Witness Recognized Medicus Suspect at Pristina Airport

A police officer told a Kosovo court that he saw Moshe Harelm, the main suspect in the Medicus organ-trafficking case, in 2008 at Pristina airport.

serb-officers-claim-ignorance-in-kosovo-massacre-case-01-17-2018
18 Jan 18

Serb Officers Claim Ignorance of Kosovo Massacre

Two former Yugoslav Army officers from the 549th Brigade told a court in Belgrade that they knew nothing about the attack on the village of Trnje in Kosovo in March 1999, when 27 Albanians were killed.

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17 Jan 18

Kosovo Police Tracks Car Origin in Ivanovic Murder

Kosovo police said that they have identified the origin of the vehicle allegedly used by the killers of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, and are reviewing security camera footage.

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17 Jan 18

Push to Scrap Special Court Fails Again in Kosovo

A second bid to start the process of revoking the law that allows a new Hague-based war crimes court for Kosovo to operate failed on Wednesday.

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17 Jan 18

Ex-KLA Officials Deny Knowing of 1998 Killings

Former senior KLA officials told the trial of Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Limaj that they knew nothing of the fate of two civilians – allegedly executed as collaborators with the Serbian regime in 1998.

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17 Jan 18

Threats to Slain Kosovo Serb Leader Were Ignored

Oliver Ivanovic, shot dead on Tuesday in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica, had reported numerous threats, and had sought the help of both the Serbian and Kosovo authorities – but was ignored.

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16 Jan 18

LIVE: Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Shot Dead in Mitrovica

Kosovo Serb leader, Oliver Ivanovic, has been killed in north Kosovo town of Mitrovica. Follow our coverage for the latest developments as they come in.

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16 Jan 18

Freedom House Report Notes Serbia's Downward Trend

A new report from the US rights watchdog says lack of media freedom, corruption, and weak institutions remain issues throughout the Balkans – but singles out Serbia's growing authoritarianism as a matter of concern.

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15 Jan 18

Religion Remains Powerful in Balkans, Survey Shows

People in the Balkans remain far more religious than those in Central and Western Europe, a survey suggests.

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12 Jan 18

Claims About Kosovo's Post-War Murders Shock Families

Families of Kosovo post war victims expressed shock over the statements of a prosecution witness who claimed on TV that a group founded by Ibrahim and Qerim Kelmendi had carrried out political assasinations after the war ended.

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11 Jan 18

Franco-German Envoys Press Kosovo on Special Court

German and French envoys are adding to diplomatic pressure on Kosovo not to try to stop the new Specialist Chambers – which will try former Kosovo guerrillas – from coming into operation.

Premium

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19 Jan 18

Vucic Visiting Kosovo to Profit Politically, Experts Say

Saturday's planned visit to Kosovo by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic – following the assassination of Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic – is being seen as a point-scoring exercise.

18 Jan 18

Murder Puts Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue in Doubt

17 Jan 18

Ivanovic Death is Failure for All of Kosovo

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

11 Jan 18

Kosovo: New Year Brings Same Old Struggles

10 Jan 18

Disabled Community Takes a Stand in Kosovo

Business

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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

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11 Jan 18

Slobodan Milosevic Revived in Kosovo Serbs’ Musical

A musical staged by a Serb theatre ensemble from Kosovo about the 1999 war and Serb-Albanian relations will feature late Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic as the “tragic protagonist”.

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

25 Dec 17

Festive Cheer at Pristina's Christmas Market