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26 Jun 07

Europe Offers Dialogue on Visa-free Regime with Balkans

Brussels_ Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security, said on Tuesday Balkan states could soon expect easier visas to the Europe Union or a visa-free regime.
22 Jun 07

EU Wants More Talks on Kosovo

Brussels_ EU states agreed to postpone a final decision on Kosovo’s independence, and said talks on the unresolved status of the province should continue.
22 Jun 07

Kosovo Police Destroy Cannabis Fields

Gjilan_The Kosovo police service, KPS, arrested one person on Friday suspected to be involved with a group from the Gjilan region cultivating Cannabis sativa narcotic plants.
22 Jun 07

Ceku Urges NATO to Support Kosovo Statehood

Dubrovnik_ The only “reasonable, practical and possible solution” for Kosovo status is independence, Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Agim Ceku, said on Monday.
21 Jun 07

Kosovo: Privatisation Bidding Followed by Threats

Pristina_Public threats and swearing were some of the outcomes to the opening ceremony for the 25th round of the privatisation process in Kosovo, Kosovo Trust Agency, KTA, officials confirmed Thursday.
21 Jun 07

Ceku Urges Rejection of Disputed Contract

Pristina _ Prime Minister Agim Ceku requested Wednesday evening that the board of Post and Telecom of Kosovo, PTK, reject a suspicious contract they had initiated with James Wasserstrom, former head of the Office for Coordination of Oversight of Publicly Owned Enterprise in Kosovo.
21 Jun 07

EU Warns Kosovo Leadership Against Unilateral Action

Pristina_Stefan Lehne, EU envoy for Kosovo's final status, warned Kosovo authorities Thursday that a unilateral declaration of independence would be a “huge step backwards”.
20 Jun 07

New UN Draft Resolution to Postpone Decision on Independence

New York, Brussels _ The latest US and EU sponsored draft resolution presented to members of the UN Security Council on Wednesday will postpone a decision on Kosovo`s final status for up to four months, diplomatic sources told Balkan Insight.
19 Jun 07

Kosovars Reject Del Ponte Call For Delay to Status

Pristina _ Kosovo Albanian authorities on Tuesday rejected the call for a delay to a UN resolution on Kosovo’s status in order to meet the requirements of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, ICTY.
13 Jun 07

Kosovo Opens Contest for Design of National Flag, Emblem

Pristina _ Kosovo`s Unity Team, made up of top politicians charged with resolving the region’s status, on Wednesday announced an international competition to design Kosovo`s eventual national flag and emblem.
12 Jun 07

Kosovo's 2008 Budget Set at 850 million Euros

Pristina_ - Kosovo’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Haki Shatri, promised on Tuesday that the increased budget for 2008 will be mostly used to benefit teachers and pensioners. “Families of people who died in the war and war invalids will [also] be fully supported”, Shatri said.
12 Jun 07

Kosovars Focus Efforts on Paris Summit

Pristina _ Kosovo’s leaders are focusing their efforts on Paris, where a meeting of the so-called Contact Group, including the US, Britain, Germany, France and Italy, is discussing the province’s final status.
11 Jun 07

Kosovo Celebrates Anniversary of Liberation

Pristina_ Pristina’s municipality is organising cultural events to celebrate June 11th as the eighth anniversary of Pristina's liberation from Serb forces. The artistic programme includes exhibitions, plays, and concerts throughout the day.
10 Jun 07

Bush's Statement Relaxes Kosovo

Pristina _ Kosovo politicians welcomed Sunday’s statement by US president George W. Bush reaffirming America’s commitment to Kosovo’s independence from Serbia.

Bush stated in Tirana, capital of neighboring Albania, that “Kosovo will be independent.”
10 Jun 07

Kosovo Leadership Hails Bush's Support for Independence

Pristina _ Kosovo leaders have expressed their appreciation and gratitude for clear statements of US President George W. Bush on Kosovo’s status during his visit to Albania on Sunday.

“In this way, with such statements, Bush not only confirmed the US support for Kosovo’s independence, but in a way he also declared the independence for Kosovo,” Prime Minister Agim Ceku said.


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


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

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