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22 Jul 15

Migrant Surge Through Balkans Bypasses Kosovo

While waves of migrants course through Macedonia and Serbia, a handful trickle into Kosovo, often by mistake.

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20 Jul 15

Serbia’s Broken Promises Over US Albanians’ Murders

Officials again promised to solve the killings of the Bytyqi brothers at a Serbian police centre in 1999 - but their words just echo similar unfulfilled promises over the past decade.

kosovo-mps-to-vote-soon-on-special-court
17 Jul 15

Kosovo MPs to Vote ‘Soon’ on Special Court

As pressure mounts on Kosovo to establish a war crimes court, the government is pushing for a new vote in parliament on the issue.

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15 Jul 15

Balkan States Don’t Protect Journalists, HRW Says

Instead of securing safety for journalists to work freely, politicians in Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia are creating a hostile environment for media freedom, a new report says.

lucrative-deal-for-thaci-s-friends
13 Jul 15

Lucrative Highway Deal for Thaci’s Friends

A lucrative contract to supply material for Kosovo’s controversial €1bn Pristina-Tirana highway was quietly given to a company closely linked to the ruling PDK party.

notorious-ex-bridge-watcher-helped-build-kosovo-s-patriotic-highway
13 Jul 15

Ex-Bridge Watcher Helped Build Kosovo’s “Patriotic Highway”

A ringleader of the 2011 violent uprising against the Pristina government worked for public figures close to the ruling Kosovo Albanian party to cash in on construction of the country’s €1bn ‘patriotic highway’.

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10 Jul 15

Western Balkans on Alert Over ISIS Threat

Countries in the region have raised security levels and introduced new precautions to counter the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State.

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09 Jul 15

New Ombudsman Vows to Get Closer to People

Hilmi Jashi says political influence, deficient legislation - and a general lack of faith in justice - are among the many challenges he faces in his new post.

lax-precautions-for-kosovo-terror-suspects
03 Jul 15

Lax Precautions for Kosovo Terror Suspects

In spite of admitting terrorist activities, six Kosovars have been released from custody and placed under house arrest or ordered to check in with the police.

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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.

veselinovic-linked-consortium-bags-75m-dollar-contract-in-secret-deal
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.

serbia-under-pressure-over-us-albanians-murders
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.

the-balkans-interrupted
25 May 15

The Balkans, Interrupted

The protests in Macedonia are only the beginning.