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27 Oct 14

Kosovo Mountain Village Faces Educational Identity Crisis

In the village of Restelica, home to an unusual minority language-speaking community, parents must decide whether their children’s future is better served by a Kosovo education or a Serbian one.

court-challenge-threatens-kosovo-president-s-position
27 Oct 14

Court Challenge Threatens Kosovo President’s Position

Ombudsperson’s case against judges’ reappointments to the Constitutional Court could disable the court and result in the President’s impeachment.

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22 Oct 14

Kosovars' Destructive Obsession with Serbia

For the sake of our own future, we Kosovo Albanians need to liberate ourselves from a destructive obsession with Serbia.

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17 Oct 14

Channelling Kosovo Remittances into Investment

Kosovo must find ways to tempt its large diaspora community into investing its cash in industry back home.

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16 Oct 14

Football Violence Casts Shadow Over Rama’s Serbian Trip

The chaotic scenes at the Serbia-Albania football match, which had to be called off, mark an inauspicious prologue to the Albanian Prime Minister’s visit to Belgrade.

kosovo-president-faces-questions-over-judges-mandates
09 Oct 14

Kosovo President Faces Questions Over Judges’ Mandates

Ombudsman says head of state violated the constitution by extending the terms of international judges without going to parliament.

montenegro-refugees-alerted-over-legal-resdence-deadline
03 Oct 14

Montenegro’s Kosovo Refugees in Legal Deadline Countdown

More than 4,000 Kosovo refugees, mainly Roma, have just three months left to apply for residency in Montenegro or they could be reclassified as illegal immigrants and have to leave.

hearts-beat-in-kosovo-for-islamist-warriors
26 Sep 14

Hearts Beat in Kosovo For Islamist Warriors

As Kosovo tries to stop its sons from going off to fight in Iraq and Syria, sympathy for their cause remains strong among some hardline Muslims.

kosovo-counts-cost-of-political-stalemate
25 Sep 14

Kosovo Counts Cost of Political Stalemate

Four months on without a new government, delays in forming key institutions are impacting on the economy, on talks with Serbia and on progress with the European Union.

is-serbia-continuing-its-cover-up
18 Sep 14

Is Serbia Continuing Its Kosovo Cover-Up?

After 45 ethnic Albanians killed in Kosovo were exhumed from a mass grave in Serbia, why has Belgrade not prosecuted officials who ordered the criminal operation to hide the bodies?

eu-enlargement-pause-leaves-balkans-in-flux
18 Sep 14

EU Enlargement Pause Leaves Balkans in Limbo

The announced pause in the European Union enlargement process has obvious consequences for the Balkan region, where several countries are anxiously knocking at the door.

romanian-election-raises-kosovo-s-hope-of-recognition
17 Sep 14

Romanian Election Raises Kosovo’s Hope of Recognition

If Victor Ponta wins the presidential poll in Romania, Kosovo will be waiting to see if he acts on his pledge to rethink Romania’s opposition to Kosovo’s independence.

devout-muslims-change-face-of-kosovo-neighbourhood
12 Sep 14

Devout Muslims Change Face of Kosovo Neighbourhood

In the Vellusha area of Prishtina, men in beards and women in full veil are a common sight, as hard-line Muslims stake a claim to part of the Kosovo capital.

court-rulings-deepen-kosovo-s-political-crisis
12 Sep 14

Court Rulings Deepen Kosovo’s Political Crisis

Two Constitutional Court decisions have worsened Kosovo’s post-elections stalemate, and there’s no end in sight.

no-clear-path-around-kosovo-political-logjam
27 Aug 14

Court Rulings Leave Kosovo in Political Deadlock

The Constitutional Court ruling on the speaker'e election has failed to resolve the political deadlock that has left Kosovo without a government for nearly three months.