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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.

italian-soldiers-keep-dying-from-balkan-syndrome--04-14-2016
18 Apr 16

Italian Soldiers Keep Dying from ‘Balkan Syndrome’

At least 300 Italian soldiers may have died from exposure to depleted uranium in Bosnia and Kosovo - but the Italian authorities continue to deny the existence of a connection.

azem-vllasi-vucic-understands-the-new-age--04-11-2016
12 Apr 16

Azem Vllasi, ‘Vucic Understands the New Age’

The veteran politician, rights activists and lawyer says Kosovo is on the right track, union with Albania is impossible - and Aleksandar Vucic is a more honest leader of Serbia than Boris Tadic was.

kosovo-says-farewell-to-powerless-president-04-07-2016
08 Apr 16

Kosovo Says Farewell to ‘Powerless’ President

Atifete Jahjaga has handed the reins to Hashim Thaci after five years as Kosovo’s first female President – but assessments of her term in office are divided.

scale-of-balkan-jihadist-extremism-underestimated--03-29-2016
30 Mar 16

Scale of Balkan Jihadist Extremism ‘Underestimated’

The scale of online radicalisation and Islamic extremism in key Balkan states is likely underestimated, warn experts, as the refugee crisis and heightened security after the Paris and Brussels attacks stretch resources.

offer-kosovar-fighters-jihadi-rehab-to-combat-extremism--03-23-2016
24 Mar 16

‘Offer Kosovar Fighters “Jihadi Rehab” to Combat Extremism’

More than 50 Kosovars face jail if convicted of offences linked to fighting in Syria and Iraq, but experts warn simply locking up returnees will do little to tackle violent extremism.

hashim-thaci-kosovo-has-nothing-to-hide-03-16-2016
16 Mar 16

Hashim Thaci: Kosovo Has Nothing to Hide

President-elect Hashim Thaci offered an optimistic view of Kosovo’s future during a speech in The Hague, despite impending prosecutions of former KLA guerrillas at the new ‘special court’ in the city.

albin-kurti-i-wouldn-t-play-chess-with-vucic--03-10-2016
10 Mar 16

Albin Kurti: ‘I Wouldn’t Play Chess With Vucic’

Vetevendosije leader talks of Serbia’s new/old plans for Kosovo, why justice beats tolerance as a virtue - and why Albanians should be allowed to unite into one state one day.

world-bank-probes-role-in-kosovo-evictions-02-25-2016
29 Feb 16

World Bank Probes Role in Kosovo Evictions

Thousands are to be evicted from Kosovo villages surrounding a new power plant as the World Bank investigates its own actions in the ‘flawed’ resettlement programme.

turkey-s-soft-power-risks-backfiring-in-balkans-02-25-2016
26 Feb 16

Turkey’s 'Soft Power' Risks Backfiring in Balkans

Turkey has long sought to strengthen its position in the Balkans through political, economic and cultural means, but the strategy has limits and is attracting growing criticism.