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19 Dec 14

The Improbable Rise of Isa Mustafa in Kosovo

The new Prime Minister has taken a winding path from his time as a Communist youth leader to the top office in government, where his free-market vision for Kosovo will now be tested.

why-arkan-s-exploits-aren-t-news-in-serbia
17 Dec 14

Why Arkan’s Exploits Aren’t News in Serbia

It came as no surprise that the glamorous birthday party of paramilitary chief Zeljko Raznatovic’s son got more coverage than BIRN’s report on the wartime brutality of his ‘Tigers’.

arkan-s-paramilitaries-tigers-who-escaped-justice
08 Dec 14

Arkan’s Paramilitaries: Tigers Who Escaped Justice

Paramilitaries led by notorious Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, fought their way through Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo – so why were none of them jailed for his unit’s crimes?

deadly-rivals-hatch-deal-to-govern-kosovo
20 Nov 14

Rivals Hatch Deal to Govern Kosovo

The leader of the LDK has announced that his party will lead the next government in coalition with Hashim Thaci’s PDK.

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18 Nov 14

Fighting for Their Fair Share

Women across the Balkans face a battle to overcome discrimination and exercise their legal rights to inherit.

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17 Nov 14

Albania Aiding EULEX Bribery Probe in Kosovo

Albania prosecutors are helping their Kosovo counterparts investigate corruption allegations against EULEX judge Francesco Florit, BIRN can reveal.

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07 Nov 14

Scandal and Suspicion at the EU’s Kosovo Mission

Evidence of corruption inside the EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo may not be compelling, but indications that EULEX initially ignored its own prosecutor’s suspicions are much stronger.

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27 Oct 14

Kosovo Mountain Village Faces Educational Identity Crisis

In the village of Restelica, home to an unusual minority language-speaking community, parents must decide whether their children’s future is better served by a Kosovo education or a Serbian one.

court-challenge-threatens-kosovo-president-s-position
27 Oct 14

Court Challenge Threatens Kosovo President’s Position

Ombudsperson’s case against judges’ reappointments to the Constitutional Court could disable the court and result in the President’s impeachment.

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22 Oct 14

Kosovars' Destructive Obsession with Serbia

For the sake of our own future, we Kosovo Albanians need to liberate ourselves from a destructive obsession with Serbia.

channelling-kosovo-remittances-into-investment
17 Oct 14

Channelling Kosovo Remittances into Investment

Kosovo must find ways to tempt its large diaspora community into investing its cash in industry back home.

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16 Oct 14

Football Violence Casts Shadow Over Rama’s Serbian Trip

The chaotic scenes at the Serbia-Albania football match, which had to be called off, mark an inauspicious prologue to the Albanian Prime Minister’s visit to Belgrade.

kosovo-president-faces-questions-over-judges-mandates
09 Oct 14

Kosovo President Faces Questions Over Judges’ Mandates

Ombudsman says head of state violated the constitution by extending the terms of international judges without going to parliament.

montenegro-refugees-alerted-over-legal-resdence-deadline
03 Oct 14

Montenegro’s Kosovo Refugees in Legal Deadline Countdown

More than 4,000 Kosovo refugees, mainly Roma, have just three months left to apply for residency in Montenegro or they could be reclassified as illegal immigrants and have to leave.

hearts-beat-in-kosovo-for-islamist-warriors
26 Sep 14

Hearts Beat in Kosovo For Islamist Warriors

As Kosovo tries to stop its sons from going off to fight in Iraq and Syria, sympathy for their cause remains strong among some hardline Muslims.