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hearts-beat-in-kosovo-for-islamist-warriors
26 Sep 14

Hearts Beat in Kosovo For Islamist Warriors

As Kosovo tries to stop its sons from going off to fight in Iraq and Syria, sympathy for their cause remains strong among some hardline Muslims.

kosovo-counts-cost-of-political-stalemate
25 Sep 14

Kosovo Counts Cost of Political Stalemate

Four months on without a new government, delays in forming key institutions are impacting on the economy, on talks with Serbia and on progress with the European Union.

is-serbia-continuing-its-cover-up
18 Sep 14

Is Serbia Continuing Its Kosovo Cover-Up?

After 45 ethnic Albanians killed in Kosovo were exhumed from a mass grave in Serbia, why has Belgrade not prosecuted officials who ordered the criminal operation to hide the bodies?

eu-enlargement-pause-leaves-balkans-in-flux
18 Sep 14

EU Enlargement Pause Leaves Balkans in Limbo

The announced pause in the European Union enlargement process has obvious consequences for the Balkan region, where several countries are anxiously knocking at the door.

romanian-election-raises-kosovo-s-hope-of-recognition
17 Sep 14

Romanian Election Raises Kosovo’s Hope of Recognition

If Victor Ponta wins the presidential poll in Romania, Kosovo will be waiting to see if he acts on his pledge to rethink Romania’s opposition to Kosovo’s independence.

devout-muslims-change-face-of-kosovo-neighbourhood
12 Sep 14

Devout Muslims Change Face of Kosovo Neighbourhood

In the Vellusha area of Prishtina, men in beards and women in full veil are a common sight, as hard-line Muslims stake a claim to part of the Kosovo capital.

court-rulings-deepen-kosovo-s-political-crisis
12 Sep 14

Court Rulings Deepen Kosovo’s Political Crisis

Two Constitutional Court decisions have worsened Kosovo’s post-elections stalemate, and there’s no end in sight.

no-clear-path-around-kosovo-political-logjam
27 Aug 14

Court Rulings Leave Kosovo in Political Deadlock

The Constitutional Court ruling on the speaker'e election has failed to resolve the political deadlock that has left Kosovo without a government for nearly three months.

an-end-to-suspicions-about-kosovo-s-just-war
13 Aug 14

An End to Suspicions About Kosovo’s ‘Just War’?

Human rights campaigners hope that a new special court to prosecute suspected post-war crimes against humanity by Kosovo Liberation Army fighters will finally deal with allegations about abductions and organ trafficking.

the-criminal-consequences-of-kosovo-s-post-war-disorder
06 Aug 14

The Criminal Consequences of Kosovo’s Post-War Disorder

An EU prosecutor’s accusations of ethnic cleansing by Kosovo Liberation Army commanders after the war in 1999 offers uncomfortable truths for the West as well as Kosovo itself.

the-problem-with-the-kosovo-war-rape-petition
23 Jul 14

The Problem with the Kosovo War Rape Petition

A campaign in Kosovo urging the UN to investigate wartime rapes shows the failure of local institutions to do anything themselves, highlights prejudiced attitudes towards victims and cannot bring justice.

eu-shrinks-kosovo-rule-of-law-mission
18 Jul 14

EU Shrinks Kosovo Rule-of-Law Mission

The EU’s rule-of-law mission, EULEX, is cutting personnel and reducing its role in war crimes and corruption cases, but some are not sure if Kosovo can deal with sensitive prosecutions itself.

vetevendosje-drives-hard-bargain-in-kosovo
17 Jul 14

Vetevendosje Drives Hard Bargain in Kosovo

Hardline party says it will only back Ramush Haradinaj’s coalition if it can take charge of talks with Serbia.

albanians-hang-on-in-serb-north
04 Jul 14

Albanians Endure Isolation in Serb North of Kosovo

Isolated Albanian villagers say they are neglected by the Pristina authorities, cut off from their ethnic kin and vulnerable to political unrest in the Serb-dominated surrounding areas.

odds-don-t-favour-thaci-forming-new-government
03 Jul 14

Kosovo Opposition Lines Up Against Thaci

Hashim Thaci’s ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo is convinced it will succeed in forming a new government, but it’s unclear how it will get the votes, with the opposition united against him.