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Diplomats in Kosovo are warning that the country’s reactions - or lack of them - to cases of homophobic violence are being monitored, and could impact on Kosovo’s hopes of European integration.
Many public officials take on second jobs, often in teaching - and some say it sends the wrong message in a country with such high unemployment.
Kosovo Mayor and an MP defend getting invalidity benefits on top of their considerable salaries, in spite of having no visible injuries.
Serbia and Macedonia are struggling to cope with the fast growing number of asylum seekers crossing their countries on their way to Western Europe.
Changes to school textbooks undertaken at the urging of Turkish officials have toned down the language used to describe the imperial experience.
EU rule of law mission’s former deputy chief says successes in fighting corruption are underplayed – but pressures to preserve Kosovo’s stability have sometimes got in the way.
Music remains a precious tradition - an art form as well as a way of life - for many members of Kosovo's Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities.
Nexhat Kastrati spent 200,000 euro on buying premises for a store in Mitrovica - but his inability to evict the current tenant highlights the many risks of privatization in Kosovo.
The Hague Tribunal has taken flak for recent high-profile acquittals but prosecution errors have helped the accused go free, says Balkans expert Eric Gordy.
Kosovo took some steps towards eventual EU membership - but the real surprise was Prime Minister Thaci’s historic meetings and handshake with his Serbian counterpart in Brussels.
With four verdicts passed this year the ICTY brought justice to some ex-Yugoslav states, while some say that already endangered regional cooperation touched new low.
Followers of stricter forms of Islam are demanding more rights in Kosovo, provoking a backlash among secularists.
Extremist attacks on LGBT party and magazine launch shock marginalised community but fail to dent their resolve.
Ex-minister told prosecutors that an incriminating SMS printout found in his home was doctored and given to him by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci.
After Kosovo’s mining commission revoked four of its five exploration licenses, the UK-based company says it broke law and set a bad precedent for foreign investors.