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24 Oct 16

Syria Returnee Wants to Help Kosovo’s Would-be Warriors

Albert Berisha, who returned to Kosovo after briefly joining fighters in Syria, has set up an NGO to help other returnees - and those mulling following the path that he once took.

24 Oct 16

Albania’s Caged Bears Enjoy Freer Life in Kosovo

Bears once held in grim captivity in Albania are adapting to a new life in a sanctuary in Kosovo, encouraging many in Albania to create their own safe haven.

19 Oct 16

Serb Party Pushes Belgrade’s Agenda in Kosovo

The main Kosovo Serb party’s boycott of parliament shows that its decisions are guided by Belgrade, while also highlighting Pristina political leaders’ inability to integrate the country’s Serb minority.

19 Oct 16

Donald Trump Sows Confusion over NATO

The US needs to think seriously about NATO’s future involvement in the Balkans, but Donald Trump’s chaotic comments about the military alliance mean that the important issues are being obscured.

18 Oct 16

Albania PM Accused of 'Interfering' With Kosovo

Edi Rama's remarks on Kosovo during his visit to Serbia have sparked a row over the level of involvement that Albania should have in Kosovo's affairs.

17 Oct 16

Kosovo’s Privatisation Process Obstructed by Serbia

Kosovo’s efforts to privatise state companies from the Yugoslav era have continued to face strong opposition from Serbia, which has been seeking to assert control over key assets in its former province.

11 Oct 16

Kosovo-Serbia Agreements Were Doomed From the Start

It is no surprise that none of the four agreements signed last year have got anywhere when both governments have been insincere about the normalisation process from the beginning.

06 Oct 16

Kosovo’s Qualifier With Croatia Leaves Fans Feeling Blue

Kosovo’s qualifying match with Croatia has been marred by a row over whether fans should wave the blue colours of Kosovo - or the red-and-black of Albania.

06 Oct 16

EU’s Crisis Will Slow Balkan Accession, Expert Says

Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, says the EU is likely to slow accession talks with the Balkan countries in the context of ‘huge resistance’ to enlargement.

03 Oct 16

New Kosovo Court Confronts Witness Protection Fears

The protection of witnesses testifying about the Kosovo war has long been a major challenge, but the new Hague-based Kosovo specialist court believes it can succeed where others failed.

30 Sep 16

Kosovo Women Still Fear to Claim Their Inheritances

Kosovo’s legal framework may give women equal rights to inherit property but too many women in the country are still reluctant to use it.

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

A new report paints a broadly optimistic picture of economic trends in the Balkan region where growth rates in particular are picking up.

22 Sep 16

Suspicion Shadows ‘Albanian Terror’ Trial in Macedonia

The trial of 37 alleged members and accomplices of an ethnic Albanian terror group that battled Macedonian police in Kumanovo last year has been marred by allegations about false witnesses and police brutality.

21 Sep 16

Spike in ‘Special Merit’ Citizenships Raises Eyebrows in Albania

The recent awarding of citizenship to six Kosovo politicians has triggered a debate over the Albanian President’s discretionary right to hand out these important privileges.

13 Sep 16

Kosovo Mulls Giving Wesley Clark Major Stake in Coal

Kosovo looks set to grant very extensive coal research licenses to a company chaired by retired US General Wesley Clark - which some deem a virtual monopoly.