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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.

kosovars-query-benefits-of-eu-trade-deal-05-27-2016
30 May 16

Kosovo Businesses Query Benefits of EU Trade Deal

While Kosovo and EU officials have hailed the stability pact as a milestone, local producers fear a flood of cheap imports - and opposition MPs remain worried about the political implications.

questions-linger-over-kosovo-mobster-s-marathon-trial-05-27-2016
28 May 16

Questions Linger Over Kosovo Mobster’s Record Verdict

A Kosovo court has jailed Enver Sekiraqa for a record 37 years - but the alleged mobster’s trial was a troubled marathon, featuring dozens of witnesses and a mass of conflicting claims.

bus-battle-sets-stage-for-war-for-kosovo-capital-05-27-2016
27 May 16

Bus Battle Sets Stage for War for Kosovo Capital

Kosovo’s two main political rivals are sparring over a project to revitalize public transport in Pristina as part of a wider struggle for control of the capital.

veseli-gets-chance-to-reshape-kosovo-ruling-party-05-20-2016
20 May 16

Veseli Gets Chance to Reshape Kosovo Ruling Party

Observers in Kosovo wonder whether the new chief of Democratic Party of Kosovo will make major changes or continue the old policies - but only Kadri Veseli knows the answer.

turkey-s-balkan-role-uncertain-after-davutoglu-05-15-2016
16 May 16

Turkey’s Balkan Role Uncertain After Davutoglu

The resignation of Premier Ahmet Davutoglu - architect of Turkey’s assertive foreign policy in the Balkans - raises questions about who will now fill this role in future.

kosovo-s-eu-visa-victory-leaves-serbs-feeling-cold-05-12-2016
13 May 16

Kosovo’s EU Visa Victory Leaves Serbs Feeling Cold

Kosovo Albanians have welcomed the European Commission call to extend visa-free travel to Kosovo - but Kosovo Serbs fear they may be left out of the benefits.

opposition-collapse-relieves-pressure-on-kosovo-pm-05-11-2016
12 May 16

Opposition Collapse Relieves Pressure on Kosovo PM

As Kosovo’s ‘Unified Opposition’ splinters in rows over tactics and power sharing, the government’s controversial deals with Serbia and Montenegro are likely to face less resistance.

mysterious-terrorist-organisation-haunts-kosovo-judiciary-05-06-2016
07 May 16

Mysterious ‘Terrorist Organisation’ Haunts Kosovo Judiciary

Despite a Pristina court’s recent conviction of two Kosovo Albanians for joining an alleged terrorist group in Syria called ‘Harausham’, no Kosovo institution can provide proof of its existence.

kosovo-weapons-chief-accused-of-selling-police-guns-on-black-market-05-01-2016
02 May 16

Kosovo Weapons Chief Accused of Selling Police Guns on Black Market

A Ministry of Interior official responsible for tackling illegal gun ownership in Kosovo stands accused of moonlighting as a black-market arms dealer, it is alleged.