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17 Feb 15

Kosovar Migrants Trade Misery for Uncertainty

Driven by hopelessness, thousands of people from Kosovo are seeking a better life in the EU, although their prospects of being allowed to stay there are dim.

migrant-exodus-drains-life-out-of-kosovo
13 Feb 15

Migrant Exodus Drains Life out of Kosovo

The number of immigrants from Kosovo is drastically increasing as whole families up and go - threatening to empty Europe’s youngest state.

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30 Jan 15

Greece Could Disrupt the EU’s Balkan Policy

The arrival of a more pro-Russian government in Athens could add to the Brussels’ exiting headaches in the Balkans.

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30 Jan 15

Wave of Fury Pushes Kosovo to the Edge

Anger over a minister’s remark and the backpedalling over Trecpa have combined to cause a perfect storm for the embattled government of Isa Mustafa.

kosovo-protesters-aren-t-savages-but-citizens
29 Jan 15

Kosovo Protesters Aren’t ‘Savages’ But Citizens

Those condemning the violence of the protests in Kosovo have not even begun to ask themselves why they are happening.

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13 Jan 15

Belgrade’s Last Refugee Camp Endures Another Winter

The New Year has not brought changes for the Serbs who fled the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo and still live in a rundown refugee centre on the capital’s outskirts.

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09 Jan 15

The Balkan Muslim ‘Threat’ has Never Materialised

Paradoxically, the Islamist danger is not coming from where once it was most expected - from among Muslims in the Balkans.

kosovo-eu-justice-efforts-under-fire
02 Jan 15

Kosovo: EU Justice Efforts Shadowed by Controversy

Kosovo agreed to support a new European-backed special court to try top war crimes suspects despite dissent from ex-guerrillas, while the EU rule-of-law mission was hit by corruption claims.

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31 Dec 14

Kosovo: Progress Falls Victim to Deadlock

The political logjam following the June elections resulted in important processes being put on hold - but there was good news in sport.

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26 Dec 14

A Small Step to Reclaim Kosovo’s Streets

Take Back the Night campaign takes on the harassment women endure every day.

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19 Dec 14

The Improbable Rise of Isa Mustafa in Kosovo

The new Prime Minister has taken a winding path from his time as a Communist youth leader to the top office in government, where his free-market vision for Kosovo will now be tested.

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17 Dec 14

Why Arkan’s Exploits Aren’t News in Serbia

It came as no surprise that the glamorous birthday party of paramilitary chief Zeljko Raznatovic’s son got more coverage than BIRN’s report on the wartime brutality of his ‘Tigers’.

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08 Dec 14

Arkan’s Paramilitaries: Tigers Who Escaped Justice

Paramilitaries led by notorious Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, fought their way through Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo – so why were none of them jailed for his unit’s crimes?

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20 Nov 14

Rivals Hatch Deal to Govern Kosovo

The leader of the LDK has announced that his party will lead the next government in coalition with Hashim Thaci’s PDK.

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18 Nov 14

Fighting for Their Fair Share

Women across the Balkans face a battle to overcome discrimination and exercise their legal rights to inherit.