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Prizren Docufest Transforming Kosovo Film, Director Says (Balkan Insight)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Ahead of Kosovo biggest cultural event, Dokufest director Veton Nurkollari told BIRN that the Prizren film festival was raising the game for Kosovo cinematography The 16th International Documentary and Short Films Festival in Prizren, Dokufest, will screen a total of 253 films in the southern city of Kosovo from August 4 to 12 under the […]

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Kosovo War Court President Promises Impartial Justice (Balkan Insight)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The president of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Ekatarina Trendafilova, told BIRN the new court has no ethnic bias, will protect its witnesses from intimidation and deliver justice impartially and independently In her first interview as president of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, judge Ekatarina Trendafilova told BIRN that the newly-established Hague-based institution that will try former […]

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Kosovo Serbs MPs Mull Likely Partners in Parliament (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

As Kosovo’s political parties jostle for the right to form the next government, the country’s ethnic Serbian MPS have yet to decide which coalition or party to support. http://bit.ly/2uukfN2  

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US Urged to Pressure Vucic Over Bytyqi Murders (Balkan Insight)

By   /  13/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The family of three Albanian-American brothers killed in Serbia in 1999 want US officials to put pressure on President Aleksandar Vucic during his upcoming visit to Washington to resolve the case. http://bit.ly/2vfgpov

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Kosovo Awaits Summer’s Return of Cash-Rich Diaspora (Balkan Insight)

By   /  13/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Each summer, the Kosovo diaspora continue the tradition of returning home to marry, visit relatives – and hopefully spend a lot of money. http://bit.ly/2t6aR2Y

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Serbia Pays Off Kosovo’s Billion Euro Debt (Balkan Insight)

By   /  12/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Although Kosovo fought to break away from Serbia in 1999 and proclaimed independence in 2008, Serbia continues to pay off its foreign debt because it considers the former province a part of its own territory. http://bit.ly/2tMAq6i

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Kosovo Café is Lifeline for People With Down’s (Balkan Insight)

By   /  12/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A new café in Pristina where most of the staff have Down’s syndrome has become a hit with locals – while generating much-needed cash for an NGO that aids people with this condition. Kosovo has any number of bars these days – but Bar X21, which opened four months ago, is slightly different from the […]

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Arms Dealing Suspect’s Kosovo Embassy Ties Pose ‘Flight Risk’ (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The chauffeur for the Kosovo consulate in New York, accused of selling weapons and drugs and laundering money, has been denied bail because of fears his diplomatic links would help him abscond. http://bit.ly/2tIgX6G

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Elections Fail to Cure Kosovo’s Political Maladies (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The recent snap election failed to fix Kosovo’s political deadlock, raising questions about the  formation of a new government and continuation of reforms. Last month’s elections failed to bring relief to Kosovo’s jammed political scene and with three parties or coalitions each having taken large slices of the vote, negotiations over who forms a new […]

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Serbian Soldier Dies Before Kosovo Massacre Trial Verdict (Balkan Insight)

By   /  06/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Milojko Nikolic, a former Serbian soldier accused of involvement in the massacre of more than 100 Kosovo Albanians during the 1999 war, has died before the end of his trial in Belgrade. http://bit.ly/2tQmIlp

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Kosovo Ex-Commander Lushtaku Cleared of War Crimes (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Supreme Court has acquitted a former senior member of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Sami Lushtaku, who had been convicted of war crimes against civilian prisoners. http://bit.ly/2uCGgWN

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Kosovo Rights Activists Seek Clarity on Gay Marriage (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Gay rights advocates in Kosovo say it is time to test whether the ambiguously worded constitution permits same-sex marriage or not. http://bit.ly/2sl1PuA

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