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25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

Balkan countries are weighing up the likely impact on trade, banks, currencies and investment if Greece is forced out of the eurozone.

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08 Jun 15

Veselinovic-linked Consortium Bags 75m Dollar Contract in Secret Deal

A company controlled by the Serbian state has quietly given a multi-million-dollar road construction contract to a consortium linked to Zvonko Veselinovic that has little highway-building experience, BIRN can reveal.

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05 Jun 15

ISIS Video Urges Balkan Muslims to Kill Unbelievers

New video released by ISIS calls for more Balkan fighters to join their ranks - and to kill, poison and blow up unbelievers in their home countries.

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04 Jun 15

Serbia Under Pressure Over US Albanians’ Murders

Serbia is being urged to prosecute senior police commanders for the 1999 murder of three Albanian-Americans, as evidence suggests the suspected perpetrators have been known to the authorities for years.

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27 May 15

The Troubled Trial of Kosovo’s ‘Drenica Group’

The high-profile trial of 15 former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters was marred by angry protests, a prison break and problems with witnesses who retracted incriminating testimony.

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25 May 15

The Balkans, Interrupted

The protests in Macedonia are only the beginning.

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22 May 15

Rivals Battle For Fate of Macedonia

A fight for Macedonia’s future takes shape as Gruevski regime slides toward authoritarianism.

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21 May 15

Time to Say ‘No’ to Balkan Thugocracies

The whole region cries out for a moral reorientation of politics that will allow a new generation of leaders to emerge.

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15 May 15

Kosovo Pot Smokers Grapple With Shortage

Crackdown on marijuana in Albania has had major effects in Kosovo, where users are having to cut back and find other ways to get high.

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14 May 15

Kosovo Massacres Trial: Understanding the Acquittal

Sixteen years after Serbian forces killed 44 Kosovo Albanians in the village of Cuska, 11 former fighters are awaiting retrial for the alleged war crime - but how did Belgrade’s appeals court justify acquitting them?

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04 May 15

‘Martyr’ Status Urged for Kosovo’s Yugoslav Political Victims

Families of Kosovo Albanians killed during pre-war resistance to the authorities in the former Yugoslavia are demanding that the government recognise them as ‘martyrs of the nation’.

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30 Apr 15

Degrees Collect Dust in Kosovo-Serbia Diploma War

Kosovo and Serbia’s refusal to recognize each other’s educational qualifications is hurting minorities in both countries.

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29 Apr 15

Kosovo Singer Gives Old Albanian Sounds New Twist

Rona Nishliu, the singer who represented Albania in the 2012 Eurovision, is returning with a new album of old Albanian songs rearranged to suit her jazz rhythms.

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29 Apr 15

Nebojsa Minic, Serbia’s ‘Commander of Death’

Mystery still lingers over the life of Nebojsa Minic, alias ‘Mrtvi’ (‘Dead’), one of the Yugoslav Army officers allegedly involved in the most brutal massacres in Kosovo – as explored in a new BIRN documentary.

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24 Apr 15

Hearts Beat in Kosovo For President Hillary

In a land where emotions towards the US are especially warm, Hillary Clinton is not just another candidate for the Presidency.