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07 Dec 17

Cancer of Corruption Continues to Blight Europe

In a year that saw the shocking murder of a Maltese journalist known for her investigations into corruption, the fight against this scourge must be unrelenting.

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07 Dec 17

Fight-Back Starts Against Balkan ‘Fake News’ Machines

It may be a long struggle against the odds, but some independent media and civic activists in the Balkans are determined to counter the tide of fake news and disinformation flooding the region. 

kosovo-is-wasting-its-energy-on-recognition-battles-11-27-2017
05 Dec 17

Kosovo is Wasting its Energy on Recognition Battles

Getting diplomatic recognition by small, far-off states is far less important than having a functioning economy.

albanian-national-holidays-put-shadow-on-kosovo-s-new-flag-11-27-2017
28 Nov 17

Kosovars Remain Faithful to Old Albanian Flag

On the eve of tenth anniversary of Kosovo’s independence, while most of its ethnic Albanian citizens respect their new flag, feelings for the Albanian national one remain far stronger.

special-court-must-bring-kosovo-s-criminals-to-justice-11-13-2017
14 Nov 17

Special Court Must Bring Kosovo’s Criminals to Justice

The new Special Court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army members for wartime and post-war crimes is not an attack on the struggle for independence, but an attempt to prosecute criminals.

kosovo-with-the-largest-govt-of-its-post-war-history-yet-not-efficient-11-09-2017
13 Nov 17

Kosovo's Huge New Govt Scorned as 'Chaotic'

With over 50 deputy ministers already and more, apparently, to come, Ramush Haradinaj's government is the largest in Kosovo’s post-war history, which analysts say will greatly complicate its work.

the-kosovo-serbia-dialogue-is-just-lose-lose--11-13-2017
13 Nov 17

The Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue is Just ‘Lose-Lose’

Both countries, and both peoples, stand to lose out in the long term from a ‘dialogue’ that has never advanced beyond leaders shaking hands and photo opportunities in Brussels.

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08 Nov 17

Kosovo's Oldest Party Hails Local Election Comeback

Solid results in the local elections have given the Democratic League of Kosovo new hope that better days lie ahead – but some experts say celebrations would be premature.

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08 Nov 17

Vicious Cycle: Kosovo’s Battered Women Syndrome

Kosovo’s international isolation makes it a legal “black hole” for victims of domestic violence caught in a cycle of discrimination and double standards.

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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.

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04 Nov 17

Kosovo Faces Dilemma Over Turkish Extradition Demand

After Kosovo arrested an alleged Gulenist teacher on a Turkish warrant, the country’s justice system faces a tough decision on extradition, which will either upset Ankara or the EU.

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03 Nov 17

Serbian Monarchists, British Right-Wingers Plot Kosovo ‘Resistance’

Russian-linked Serbian monarchists and a British far-right organisation have been seeking to equip mystery groups in north Kosovo in order to resist what they believe will be an attack on Serbs by Kosovo Albanians.

suriname-triggers-new-phase-in-kosovo-recognition-battle-11-01-2017
01 Nov 17

Suriname Triggers New Phase in Kosovo Recognition Battle

The apparent decision of a Latin American state to revoke its recognition of Kosovo shows the diplomatic struggle over Serbia’s former province is far from over.

restive-provinces-replace-communism-as-spectre-haunting-europe--10-29-2017
30 Oct 17

Restive Provinces Replace Communism as ‘Spectre Haunting Europe’

As the standoff between Spain and Catalonia continues, Balkan Insight looks at the many other provinces and regions in the Balkans and elsewhere that are challenging the integrity of Europe’s current states.

ldk-is-sunday-s-winner-in-kosovo-analysts-say-10-23-2017
23 Oct 17

Kosovo’s LDK Makes Comeback in Local Polls: Analysts

Compared to June’s general elections, Sunday’s municipal elections in Kosovo showed an increase in support for the Democratic League of Kosovo and a decrease for Vetevendosje (Self-Determination).