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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.

hopes-run-high-for-balkan-nations-in-rio-08-03-2016
03 Aug 16

Hopes Run High For Balkan Nations in Rio

As the region’s top sportsmen and women head for Brazil, hopes of glory are running high throughout the troubled region.

vucic-reaps-benefits-from-guantanamo-favour--07-18-2016
19 Jul 16

Vucic Reaps Benefits From Guantanamo ‘Favour’

By accepting two Guantanamo detainees, Serbia has obtained a license from the US to continue his ‘balancing’ act with Russia and continue as usual on the domestic front.

kosovo-leaders-fight-losing-battle-over-border-deal-07-15-2016
18 Jul 16

Kosovo Leaders Fight Losing Battle Over Border Deal

Leaders look increasingly isolated in their struggle to persuade MPs to back the controversial border agreement with Montenegro.

can-kosovo-rehabilitate-its-homegrown-extremists--07-13-2016
14 Jul 16

Can Kosovo Rehabilitate its Homegrown Extremists?

Kosovo is setting up programs to ‘rehabilitate’ citizens who have gone off to fight in Syria - or would like to - but experts question whether it has the human resources to achieve this.

mystery-surrounds-serbian-terrorist-vet-case-in-kosovo-07-11-2016
12 Jul 16

Mystery Surrounds Serbian Terrorist Vet Case in Kosovo

The case of Slobodan Gavric, jailed for 13 years in Kosovo for terrorism after being found with more than 12 kilos of high-grade explosives, raises as many questions as it answers.

silence-shields-killers-of-albanian-americans-in-serbia-07-08-2016
08 Jul 16

Silence Shields Killers of Albanian-Americans in Serbia

The Belgrade authorities have so far failed to convince fearful witnesses to testify about who murdered three Albanian-American brothers after they were detained by Serbian police in 1999.