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Kosovo Parties Gear Up for October Local Elections (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Although the local election campaign has yet to start, the opposition Vetevendosje party has already named most of its candidates for mayoral seats. In a bid to repeat the success it had in the June general elections, when it came in second place, Kosovo’s opposition Vetevendosje movement has announced the names of its mayoral candidates […]

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Balkan Religious Minorities Still Feel Excluded, US Says (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Religious minorities in the Balkans still struggle with a degree of discrimination and with a lack of official cooperation in regaining assets confiscated by the communist regimes, a US State Department report says. Despite progress in terms of legislation safeguarding equal rights for all religious minorities, most Balkan states still discriminate against some groups and […]

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Fixing What’s Wrong With Kosovo Politics (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Krenar Gashi Kosovo’s current crisis is a result of local power struggles and bungled foreign interference – and until people realize that, the political system will remain damaged. Since the snap parliamentary election in June, Kosovo has been struggling to constitute its state institutions. Parliament only kicked off its constitutive session last week. But […]

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Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla’s Torture Sentence Reduced (Balkan Insight)

By   /  16/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo Liberation Army ex-fighter Xhemshit Krasniqi, who was convicted of abuse and torture at detention camps in Kosovo and Albania, had his prison sentence reduced on appeal to seven years. Kosovo’s appeals court has reduced former guerrilla Xhemshit Krasniqi’s war crimes sentence from eight to seven years in prison, according to a judgment that became […]

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EU Urges Kosovo to End Political Deadlock (Balkan Insight)

By   /  15/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The European Union said Kosovo MPs should end the political deadlock preventing the formation of a new government because the country has “no time to lose” to press ahead with vital reforms. “Kosovo has no time to lose,” the EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy office told BIRN as Kosovo remained without a government two […]

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Kosovo MPs Angered by Latest Parliament Boycott (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s parliament failed to vote for a new speaker for a fourth time because MPs from the PAN coalition, which won most seats at the last election, declined to attend the session again. http://bit.ly/2vpvhSp

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Kosovo Albanians, Serbs Fear for Trepca Mine’s Future (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo Albanian and Serb workers at the giant Trepca mining complex have a pessimistic outlook about the future of the mine because of its financial troubles and disputes between Pristina and Belgrade. http://bit.ly/2vUUWog

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Kosovo Serb MPs to Support PAN Coalition Candidate (Balkan Insight)

By   /  09/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Ethnic Serb MPs will support the PAN coalition’s candidate for Kosovo parliament speaker, but that does not mean they will join the coalition led by the party of President Hashim Thaci. http://bit.ly/2uokE0P

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Boycott Delays Vote on Kosovo Parliament Speaker (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Kosovo Assembly postponed its vote to elect a new speaker to Friday after the coalition with the most seats decided not to attend the parliamentary session. http://bit.ly/2wr7OiT

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Serbia’s Fears about Kosovo Joining Interpol ‘Unfounded’ (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Belgrade admits that Kosovo could soon become a member of Interpol, but its fear that this might lead to the arrest of members of Serbian security forces are misplaced, experts said. http://bit.ly/2u6PgUz

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Eight Signs of Hope From Kosovo’s Election (Balkan Insight)

By   /  27/07/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Jeta Xharra, Country Director of BIRN office in Kosovo and editor-in-chief of TV programme, Life in Kosovo, lists in an opinion piece the key upsides and downsides of the June 11 general election, as she anticipates they are likely to be echoed in the local elections due on October 22. Read more: http://bit.ly/2v9Wvz0

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Serbia ‘Staged Unfair Trials of Kosovo Albanians’: Report (Balkan Insight)

By   /  26/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbian courts staged almost 2,000 unfair trials of Kosovo Albanians from 1998 to 2000, violating their rights and using discredited techniques to convict them, claimed a report by the Humanitarian Law Centre. Serbian courts unfairly tried 1,874 Kosovo Albanians from 1998 to 2000, many of them being defendants who were transferred to prisons in Serbia […]

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