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Journalists Stampede to Join Parties in Kosovo

By   /  22/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The last few weeks have seen a veritable rush of journalists, analysts and civil society activists joining political parties in Kosovo, a month before the snap elections are due to take place. The latest journalist to make the transfer into politics in the country is renowned journalist and chief of Kosovo’s Radio Free Europe service, […]

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Tacit Thaci-Vucic ‘Alliance’ Again Outsmarts the West (Balkan Insight)

By   /  18/05/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Bodo Weber from the Berlin-based Democratization Policy Council writes in an op-ed for Balkan Insight that it is time for the West to come up with a master plan to counter the “feigning commitment” of leaders in Pristina and Belgrade towards the dialogue for normalization of relations. “The frequency of parallel elections in Kosovo and […]

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Kosovo’s Finance Minister to Run for PM (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister of Finance, Avdullah Hoti, is set to stand as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the  Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-s-finance-minister-to-run-for-pm-05-16-2017

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Kosovo Faces Uncertain Snap Elections (Balkan Insight)

By   /  12/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo is bracing for uncertain snap elections as few opposition parties, whose popularity grew in recent years, now have a chance to enter the main political scene. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-faces-uncertain-snap-elections-05-11-2017  

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Opposition Urges Montenegro to Revoke Kosovo Recognition (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Opposition leader urges Montenegro’s government to  withdraw recognition of Kosovo’s independence after Pristina again failed to ratify a long-awaited border agreement. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/montenegro-opposition-calls-for-revoking-kosovo-recognition-05-11-2017

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Mustafa Loses No-Confidence Vote in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Yet another government in Kosovo has fallen before its mandate should have ended after MPs backed a no-confidence vote in the administration. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/third-kosovo-government-premature-collapse-05-10-2017-1

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Thaci’s Anti-EU Rants Draw Backlash in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

By   /  10/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Opposition politicians and experts accuse President Hashim Thaci of attacking the EU to divert public attention from his own political failures. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/thaci-s-anti-eu-rants-draw-backlash-in-kosovo-05-09-2017

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Kosovars Grow Weary of Border Deal Saga (Balkan Insight)

By   /  10/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

As government readies for a decision on whether to send the Montenegrin border agreement to parliament, locals are tiring of the whole issue. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovars-grow-wear-of-border-deal-saga-05-10-2017

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Serbia PM Reignites ‘Greater Albania’ Row (Balkan Insight)

By   /  10/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

After the former head of the OSCE mission in Kosovo said he is working on a project to unite Albanians, Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic accused him of lobbying for a ‘Greater Albania’. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbia-pm-reignites-greater-albania-row-05-09-2017

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Despite pressure, Kosovo hesitates to set border vote (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Despite mounting international pressure on Kosovo to ratify the controversial border agreement with Montenegro, the government has yet to set a date for a vote in parliament. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-under-international-pressure-on-demarcation-agreement-05-04-2017#sthash.hPnO8868.dpuf

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Thousands Welcome Freed Ex-PM Haradinaj in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

By   /  28/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Celebrating crowds in central Pristina greeted former Kosovo Prime Minister and ex-guerrilla Ramush Haradinaj, after a French court refused to extradite him to Serbia to face war crimes charges. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/thousands-welcome-freed-ex-pm-haradinaj-in-kosovo-04-27-2017

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Serbia Slams France’s Refusal to Extradite Haradinaj (Balkan Insight)

By   /  28/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbia will issue a diplomatic protest note and temporarily recall its ambassador from Paris over a French court’s decision to not to extradite former Kosovo guerrilla and ex-Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Belgrade. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbia-s-pm-vucic-slams-court-over-haradinaj-s-release-04-27-2017-1

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