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suspicion-shadows-albanian-terror-trial-in-macedonia-09-21-2016
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.

spike-in-special-merit-citizenships-raises-eyebrows-in-albania-09-19-2016
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.

kosovo-mulls-giving-wesley-clark-major-stake-in-coal-09-12-2016
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.

montenegro-doesn-t-want-kosovo-s-land-djukanovic-09-08-2016
08 Sep 16

Montenegro Doesn’t Want Kosovo’s Land, Djukanovic

Veteran leader of Montenegro tells BIRN about his concerns over the border dispute with Kosovo, the need for dialogue in the region and his ’formula’ for staying in power for so many years.

turkish-upheaval-causes-divisions-in-kosovo-08-30-2016
01 Sep 16

Turkish Upheaval Causes Divisions in Kosovo

The failed coup and the government’s subsequent crackdown on the alleged instigators has divided people in Kosovo, creating a split between supporters and opponents of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

kosovo-war-ex-prisoners-fear-arrest-in-serbia-08-22-2016
25 Aug 16

Kosovo War Ex-Prisoners Fear Arrest in Serbia

Kosovo Albanians detained during wartime by the Serbian authorities still fear that they could be re-arrested, as the case of a man held last week at the Croatia-Serbia border highlighted.

kosovo-wiretaps-08-24-2016
25 Aug 16

Kosovo Wiretap Revelations Increase Mistrust in Officials

Wiretapped phone conversations allegedly proving the ruling party’s influence over public sector jobs did not surprise the public, but analysts say Kosovo officials must react by making changes to restore trust.


western-failures-give-new-life-to-old-balkan-ghosts-08-19-2016
22 Aug 16

Western Failures Give New Life to Old Balkan Ghosts

The EU and US’s failure to better defend democracy and human rights in Turkey, where a government crackdown on opponents is continuing, sends a dangerous message to Balkan political elites.

insiders-guide-hidden-gems-of-the-balkans-08-14-2016-1
15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

critics-take-aim-at-new-kosovo-war-court-08-11-2016
11 Aug 16

Critics Take Aim at New Kosovo War Court

The new Dutch-based ‘special court’ that will try senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures is expected to issue indictments soon, but inside Kosovo, anger about the court continues to simmer.

montenegro-border-villagers-fear-trade-off-with-kosovo-08-11-2016
11 Aug 16

Montenegro Border Villagers Fear ‘Trade-off’ With Kosovo

Montenegrin villagers living near the disputed border with Kosovo fear their government may sacrifice their interests when striking a final deal on the frontier with Pristina.

kosovo-genocide-suit-against-serbia-likely-to-fail--08-08-2016
09 Aug 16

Kosovo Genocide Suit Against Serbia ‘Likely to Fail’

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s proposed plan to bring a genocide lawsuit against Serbia at the International Court of Justice for atrocities during the 1998-99 war has little chance of success, experts suggest.

will-serbia-ever-try-generals-for-kosovo-crimes--08-08-2016
08 Aug 16

Will Serbia Ever Try Generals for Kosovo Crimes?

Two years after the Serbian prosecution started investigating a Yugoslav Army general for allegedly ordering attacks on Kosovo villages that left 120 civilians dead in 1999, no military official has been indicted.

balkans-rio-flag-bearers-08-02-2016
05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics Parade of Nations set for August 5, Balkan athletes are getting ready for the ceremonial opening march when they will proudly carry their countries’ colours.

clinton-trump-battle-reopens-old-balkan-wounds-08-03-2016
04 Aug 16

Clinton-Trump Battle Reopens Old Balkan Wounds

Americans may be undecided as to how to vote in the US Presidential elections in November - but the preferences of many people in the Balkans were set a long time ago.