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vucic-reaps-benefits-from-guantanamo-favour--07-18-2016
19 Jul 16

Vucic Reaps Benefits From Guantanamo ‘Favour’

By accepting two Guantanamo detainees, Serbia has obtained a license from the US to continue his ‘balancing’ act with Russia and continue as usual on the domestic front.

kosovo-leaders-fight-losing-battle-over-border-deal-07-15-2016
18 Jul 16

Kosovo Leaders Fight Losing Battle Over Border Deal

Leaders look increasingly isolated in their struggle to persuade MPs to back the controversial border agreement with Montenegro.

can-kosovo-rehabilitate-its-homegrown-extremists--07-13-2016
14 Jul 16

Can Kosovo Rehabilitate its Homegrown Extremists?

Kosovo is setting up programs to ‘rehabilitate’ citizens who have gone off to fight in Syria - or would like to - but experts question whether it has the human resources to achieve this.

mystery-surrounds-serbian-terrorist-vet-case-in-kosovo-07-11-2016
12 Jul 16

Mystery Surrounds Serbian Terrorist Vet Case in Kosovo

The case of Slobodan Gavric, jailed for 13 years in Kosovo for terrorism after being found with more than 12 kilos of high-grade explosives, raises as many questions as it answers.

silence-shields-killers-of-albanian-americans-in-serbia-07-08-2016
08 Jul 16

Silence Shields Killers of Albanian-Americans in Serbia

The Belgrade authorities have so far failed to convince fearful witnesses to testify about who murdered three Albanian-American brothers after they were detained by Serbian police in 1999.

rights-activists-call-us-eu-to-pressure-serbia-over-war-crimes-07-07-2016
08 Jul 16

Serbia Under Fire Over US Albanians’ Murders

Human rights campaigners, lawyers and academics called on the US and EU to pressurise Belgrade to solve the murder of three US citizens of Albanian origin killed in Serbia in 1999.

balkan-youth-urged-to-breach-the-wartime-divides-07-05-2016
06 Jul 16

Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

The newly-approved cross-Balkan youth cooperation office, which aims to restore links between young people whose countries were in conflict during the 1990s wars, hopes to open up a new era of reconciliation.

kosovo-sporting-heroine-sets-her-sights-on-rio-07-01-2016
01 Jul 16

Kosovo Sporting Heroine Sets her Sights on Rio

Judoka Champion Majlinda Kelmendi is hoping for a medal at Rio where she will represent Kosovo in the country’s first-ever Olympic Games.

pristina-vows-to-halt-kosovo-serb-refugee-settlement-06-30-2016
01 Jul 16

Kosovo Vows to Halt Serb Refugee Settlement

The Serbian government-funded construction of a housing settlement for Serb refugees in northern Kosovo has angered Kosovo officials, who claim it is an attempt to extend Belgrade’s political influence.

kosovo-justice-system-takes-over-eulex-s-powers-06-26-2016
27 Jun 16

Kosovo Justice System Takes Over EULEX’s Powers

Kosovo’s own judicial authorities are to take over much of the responsibility for the court system from the EU rule-of-law mission - but many experts wonder if they are up to the task.

kosovo-mps-hesitate-to-extend-eulex-mandate-06-13-2016
14 Jun 16

EULEX Mandate in Limbo as EU Snubs Kosovo Proposal

While the Kosovo parliament will vote tonight for the extension of the EU rule of law in Kosovo for two more years, its scope of work is yet to be agreed upon.

serbia-s-young-albanians-suffer-in-schoolbook-dispute-06-09-2016
10 Jun 16

Serbia’s Young Albanians Suffer in Schoolbook Dispute

A long-running political dispute over Albanian-language textbooks for ethnic minority pupils in Serbia has meant that many of them cannot have proper lessons in their mother tongue.

soaring-number-of-kla-war-veterans-raises-suspicions-06-07-2016
07 Jun 16

Soaring Number of KLA War Veterans Raises Suspicions

A government report saying the number of Kosovo Liberation Army veterans has risen to 46,000 raised concerns that the figures could have been inflated for political advantage and could cause budget problems.

how-a-dress-display-broke-wartime-rape-taboos-06-06-2016
06 Jun 16

How a Dress Display Broke Wartime Rape Taboos

Thinking of You, a film about an unusual project highlighting sexual violence during the Kosovo conflict, was intended to help break taboos that prevent women from speaking out about wartime rape, its producer says.

albanians-await-real-results-from-joint-meetings-05-30-2016
01 Jun 16

Albanians Await Real Results From Joint Meetings

Ahead of the third joint meeting of the governments of Kosovo and Albania, people on both sides of the border want to see more than just warm words.