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27 May 15

The Troubled Trial of Kosovo’s ‘Drenica Group’

The high-profile trial of 15 former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters was marred by angry protests, a prison break and problems with witnesses who retracted incriminating testimony.

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25 May 15

The Balkans, Interrupted

The protests in Macedonia are only the beginning.

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22 May 15

Rivals Battle For Fate of Macedonia

A fight for Macedonia’s future takes shape as Gruevski regime slides toward authoritarianism.

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21 May 15

Time to Say ‘No’ to Balkan Thugocracies

The whole region cries out for a moral reorientation of politics that will allow a new generation of leaders to emerge.

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15 May 15

Kosovo Pot Smokers Grapple With Shortage

Crackdown on marijuana in Albania has had major effects in Kosovo, where users are having to cut back and find other ways to get high.

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14 May 15

Kosovo Massacres Trial: Understanding the Acquittal

Sixteen years after Serbian forces killed 44 Kosovo Albanians in the village of Cuska, 11 former fighters are awaiting retrial for the alleged war crime - but how did Belgrade’s appeals court justify acquitting them?

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04 May 15

‘Martyr’ Status Urged for Kosovo’s Yugoslav Political Victims

Families of Kosovo Albanians killed during pre-war resistance to the authorities in the former Yugoslavia are demanding that the government recognise them as ‘martyrs of the nation’.

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30 Apr 15

Degrees Collect Dust in Kosovo-Serbia Diploma War

Kosovo and Serbia’s refusal to recognize each other’s educational qualifications is hurting minorities in both countries.

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29 Apr 15

Kosovo Singer Gives Old Albanian Sounds New Twist

Rona Nishliu, the singer who represented Albania in the 2012 Eurovision, is returning with a new album of old Albanian songs rearranged to suit her jazz rhythms.

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29 Apr 15

Nebojsa Minic, Serbia’s ‘Commander of Death’

Mystery still lingers over the life of Nebojsa Minic, alias ‘Mrtvi’ (‘Dead’), one of the Yugoslav Army officers allegedly involved in the most brutal massacres in Kosovo – as explored in a new BIRN documentary.

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24 Apr 15

Hearts Beat in Kosovo For President Hillary

In a land where emotions towards the US are especially warm, Hillary Clinton is not just another candidate for the Presidency.

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23 Apr 15

Serbia’s Kosovo Cover-Up: Who Hid the Bodies?

The Belgrade officials and policemen who took hundreds of murdered Albanians’ corpses from Kosovo to Serbia and concealed them in mass graves have never been prosecuted in their home country.

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22 Apr 15

Murder Plot Claim Dogs Kosovo’s New Top Prosecutor

Letter sent to President linking Aleksander Lumezi to grave crimes has added to the troubles of the judiciary in Kosovo.

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17 Apr 15

Age no Barrier for Car Imports in Kosovo

While government claims raising age limit on imported cars will help the poor, experts say Kosovo will get worse pollution, more accidents, and lots of scrap metal.

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10 Apr 15

Serb Wears Kosovo Uniform with Pride

Marko Ristic is willing to fight in future army – despite the deep misgivings that idea arouses among many Kosovo Serbs.