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mtv-ema-the-edition-of-albanian-singers--11-14-2017 14 Nov 17

Albanian Music Artists Descend on 2017 MTV EMAs

The 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, dubbed the "Albanian edition" by Kosovo media, saw four artists with Albanian heritage - including Kosovo-born pop singer Rita Ora - participating in the star-studded event in the UK capital on Sunday.

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In Pictures: Kosovo Mountain Village Offers Rugged Charms

Boge, a mountain resort village in western Kosovo set in a picturesque landscape, attracts visitors in winter for its skiing but also in other seasons for hiking, mountaineering, paragliding and traditional Albanian food.

unwanted-opens-prishtina-film-fest-07-14-2017 14 Jul 17

Kosovo Film Fest Tackles Troubling Topic of Rape

The ninth Prishtina International Film Festival opened in the Kosovo capital with a premiere of 'Unwanted' - a film that deals head on with the highly senstive issue of the rape of Kosovo women during the war.

albanian-alps-draw-outdoor-sports-enthusiasts-to-western-kosovo-04-15-2017 18 Apr 17

‘Albanian Alps’ Draw Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts to Western Kosovo

The scenic Prokletije mountain range draws hikers, climbers and other mountain sports enthusiasts, with the Alpine Club Pristina organising tours in the region every weekend, led by experienced guides.

kosovo-uk-short-film-wins-bafta-awards-02-13-2017 13 Feb 17

Kosovo-Shot Refugee Film Wins British Award

‘Home’, a drama shot in Kosovo about a British family forced by war to become refugees, won the best short film prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

first-historic-point-at-kosovo-s-first-match-09-06-2016 06 Sep 16

Kosovo Celebrates Historic World Cup Football Debut

People celebrated in Kosovo as the national team drew against Finland, securing a point in a World Cup qualifier at the country’s first-ever competitive international football match.

kosovo-s-dua-lipa-to-play-albania-08-10-2016 10 Aug 16

Kosovo’s Dua Lipa Set to Sing in Albania

After a big open-air concert in her hometown of Pristina, UK-based pop star Dua Lipa is all set to perform in Tirana, Albania.

mock-facebook-event-calls-for-kelmendi-welcome-in-serbia-08-08-2016 08 Aug 16

Facebook Satirists Plan Kelmendi Welcome Party in Serbia

Making fun of Serbia's dismay over Kosovo's participation in Rio, Serbian Facebook fans have jokingly called for a party in Belgrade to celebrate the Kosovo gold medal winner Majlinda Kelmendi.

majlinda-kelmendi-wins-kosovo-s-first-olympic-gold-medal-08-08-2016-1 08 Aug 16

Kelmendi Wins Kosovo its First Olympic Gold

After Majlinda Kelmendi won a gold for judo in Rio, national leaders along with thousands of people took to social media to rejoice over the country’s first-ever Olympic medal.

kosovo-albanian-musician-conquers-world-with-a-song-08-04-2016 05 Aug 16

Kosovo's Istrefi Tastes Sweet Success With 'Bonbon'

Pristina-born singer Era Istrefi is rapidly going viral worldwide, after her greatest hit attracted more than 121 million YouTube page views.

dokufest-without-institutional-support-08-01-2016 02 Aug 16

Kosovo Film Festival Starts Without State Cash

Days ahead of the start of the Prizren documentary and short film festival, organisers of Dokufest say that while authorities in Kosovo pledged to help, they have not yet handed over a penny.

rita-ora-includes-kosovo-vibes-in-her-new-album-07-10-2016 11 Jul 16

Rita Ora's New Album to Pay Tribute to Kosovo

The Kosovo-born UK pop star plans to include rhythms and sounds from her native country in her next record. 

shok-couldn-t-get-the-oscar-but-it-made-the-history-02-29-2016 29 Feb 16

Kosovo Film Makes History Despite Oscars Disappointment

The short film ‘Shok’ (‘Friend’) failed to win an Oscar but the conflict drama made history for being the first movie shot in Kosovo ever to be nominated for a prestigious Hollywood award.

kosovo-movie-reaches-hollywood-01-14-2016 14 Jan 16

Kosovo War Movie Nominated for Oscar

The short film ‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), about how the 1990s war affects the lives of two boys, has made cinematographic history in Kosovo after being nominated for an Oscar.

kosovo-survey-reflects-conservative-moral-values-11-09-2015 10 Nov 15

Kosovo Survey Reflects Conservative Moral Values

Unmarried women are usually virgins while married Kosovars rarely have more than one sexual partner, a UNICEF/Kosovo Agency of Statistics survey suggests.

Culture Policy Focus

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12 Nov 15

Shakespeare Reconnects Serbian and Kosovo Theatregoers

With a Kosovo Albanian playing Romeo and a Serb playing Juliet, Predrag Miki Manojlovic’s production of the Shakespeare classic is intended to bring Belgrade and Pristina closer together.

04 Jun 14

Northern Mitrovica Shakes off the Blues

Politics and Society

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07 Dec 17

Hague Tribunal Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’

The president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which closes this month, told the UN Security Council that the court had “forever changed the landscape of international justice”.

Business

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06 Nov 17

Threat to Quit CEFTA Stirs Debate in Kosovo

As Kosovo’s government mulls withdrawing from CEFTA, citing its unequal treatment, economists warn that a halt to regional free trade will result in price rises.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans