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actions-not-words-will-thaw-kosovo-serbia-relations-08-17-2017
17 Aug 17

Actions, Not Words, Will Thaw Kosovo-Serbia Relations

Recent statements from Belgrade offer fresh hope for lasting reconciliation between Serbia and Kosovo – but warm words need to be backed up by concrete actions.

fixing-what-s-wrong-with-kosovo-politics-08-16-2017
17 Aug 17

Fixing What’s Wrong With Kosovo Politics

Kosovo’s current crisis is a result of local power struggles and bungled foreign interference – and until people realise that, the political system will remain damaged.

what-kosovo-can-t-expect-from-vucic-s-call-for-dialogue-08-14-2017
14 Aug 17

What Kosovo Can(’t) Expect from Vucic’s Call for Dialogue

Far from signalling a new era in Serbia-Kosovo relations, Vucic’s recent call to ‘get real’ on the issue could lead to attempts to redraw borders.

clock-starts-ticking-for-kosovo-s-next-government-08-03-2017
03 Aug 17

Clock Starts Ticking for Kosovo’s Next Government

The countdown to the deadline for Kosovo to form a new government will begin the moment the new parliament starts work, but political parties are still struggling to secure a ruling majority.

kosovo-needs-professional-schools-an-investor-says-07-23-2017
02 Aug 17

Kosovo Town Struggles as Industrial Decline Exiles Youth

Business people in the small Kosovo town of Suhareka/Suva Reka face an uphill task to rebuild its shattered industry and convince the remaining young people that it’s worth staying.

might-vucic-become-serbia-s-de-gaulle-on-kosovo--08-01-2017
01 Aug 17

Might Vucic Become Serbia’s de Gaulle on Kosovo?

The Serbian President’s recent words on Kosovo invite intriguing comparisons with those of another nationalist in another time.

prizren-s-filigree-workers-keep-ancient-kosovo-craft-alive-07-28-2017
31 Jul 17

Prizren’s Filigree Workers Keep Ancient Kosovo Craft Alive

A handful of artisans in the southern Kosovo city of Prizren are struggling to maintain a centuries-old tradition of handmade filigree jewelry, passing it from father to son. 

eight-signs-of-hope-from-kosovo-s-election-07-26-2017
27 Jul 17

Eight Signs of Hope From Kosovo’s Election

Kosovo’s general election result may have been muddle – but it also saw a number of trends that give cause for optimism about the country’s democratic future.

europe-must-respond-to-threats-to-liberal-values-07-25-2017
25 Jul 17

Europe Must Respond to Threats to Liberal Values

As the crisis over the judiciary in Poland has shown, the EU must be more vigilant in defending values that both member states and candidate countries seem determined to test.

kosovo-war-court-president-promises-impartial-justice-07-19-2017
20 Jul 17

Kosovo War Court President Promises Impartial Justice

The president of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Ekaterina Trendafilova, told BIRN the new court has no ethnic bias, will protect its witnesses from intimidation and deliver justice impartially and independently.

kosovo-dokufest-brings-the-future-07-19-2017
20 Jul 17

Prizren Docufest Transforming Kosovo Film, Director Says

Ahead of Kosovo biggest cultural event, Dokufest director Veton Nurkollari told BIRN that the Prizren film festival was raising the game for Kosovo cinematography.

elections-fail-to-cure-kosovo-s-political-maladies-07-10-2017
11 Jul 17

Elections Fail to Cure Kosovo’s Political Maladies

The recent snap election failed to fix Kosovo's political deadlock, raising questions about the  formation of a new government and continuation of reforms.

balkan-imams-take-counter-extremism-struggle-online-07-04-2017
10 Jul 17

Balkan Imams Take Counter-Extremism Struggle Online

After dozens of self-proclaimed imams were prosecuted for recruiting fighters for Middle East wars, state-backed religious organisations have joined the online fight for the hearts and minds of Muslims in the Balkans.

romania-s-reagan-square-builds-on-balkan-tradition-06-29-2017
30 Jun 17

Romania’s Reagan Square Builds on Balkan Tradition

The Romanian capital is continuing the Balkan tradition of naming landmarks after US Presidents as Bucharest City Hall votes to inaugurate Ronald Reagan Square next to the government building.

kosovo-special-court-prepares-to-charge-ex-guerrillas-06-27-2017
28 Jun 17

Kosovo Special Court Prepares to Charge Ex-Guerrillas

Six years after a Council of Europe report accused Kosovo Liberation Army fighters of brutal crimes, the special court set up to prosecute these allegations is almost ready to issue its first indictments.