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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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24 Nov 17

Kosovo Police Arrest MPs For Avoiding Trial

Three Vetevendosje MPs, Albin Kurti, Albulena Haxhiu and Donika Kadaj- Bujupi, were arrested on Friday after they failed to show up in court to face charges of letting off tear gas in parliament.

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24 Nov 17

Kosovo Special Court President Promises to Protect Witneses

On her first official visit to Pristina, the president of the new Kosovo Specialist Chambers, established to prosecute wartime and post-war crimes, said witneses will be protected.

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23 Nov 17

Kosovo Judge Orders Opposition MPs' Arrests

Arrest warrants have been issued for three opposition Vetevendosje MPs – Albin Kurti, Donika Kadaj-Bujupi and Albulena Haxhiu – for letting off tear gas in parliament in 2015, after all three failed to show up in court.

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21 Nov 17

Political Pressures Taking Toll on Kosovo Journalists: Report

Some media owners are using their outlets for political ends, Kosovo’s public broadcaster has been subjected to political interference, while working conditions for journalists remain poor, a new report says.

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20 Nov 17

Opposition Parties Make Gains in Kosovo Election Run-offs

The opposition Vetevendosje party and the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, both had cause to celebrate as the results came in from the second round of local elections - as did the Prime Minister's party.

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19 Nov 17

Kosovo Votes in Second Round of Local Elections

Polling stations opened at 7am on Sunday in Kosovo for the second round of the local elections, in 19 municipalities where no one claimed victory in round one.

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17 Nov 17

Kosovo Jails Vetevendosje Activists For Attacking Assembly

A Pristina court jailed four Vetevendosje activists, including an MP, for a total of 21 years and six months for firing a grenade at the Kosovo parliament building in 2016.

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16 Nov 17

EULEX Claims Resigned Judge 'Was Under Investigation'

After Malcolm Simmons quit as president of the judges of the EU's rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, saying it had become too politicised, EULEX has said the judge himself was the subject of serious investigations.

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