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Kosovo Mulls Renewed Bid to Join UNESCO (Balkan Insight)

By   /  24/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Following its failure to get enough votes from members of the UN cultural body in order to join in 2015, the Kosovo government is making preparations for a possible second bid this year. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-mulls-second-unesco-bid-02-23-2017

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Macedonia Opposition Looks Closer to Forming Govt (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Macedonia’s Social Democrats look closer to forming a government after the key ethnic Albanian party hinted that it would reveal its decision on whether to support it by Friday. After a meeting on Wednesday night, the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, confirmed that one key obstacle to backing a new opposition Social Democrat-led government – […]

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Documentary Accuses Serbian Army Chief of Kosovo Crimes (Balkan Insight)

By   /  22/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre released a documentary accusing the head of the Serbian Army, Ljubisa Dikovic, of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and cover-up operations to hide the bodies. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/hlc-documentary-alleges-serbian-army-chief-for-kosovo-war-crimes-02-21-2017

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Kosovo’s Mustafa Defies Tear Gas and Resignation Calls (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa told BIRN that his government has already survived street protests and tear gas attacks, and will ignore the opposition’s continued calls for early elections. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-s-mustafa-defies-tear-gas-and-resignation-calls-02-20-2017

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Kosovo Confirms Arrest Warrants for 57 Serbians (Balkan Insight)

By   /  16/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Pristina authorities are seeking the arrest of dozens of unnamed Serbian citizens for committing war crimes during the 1990s conflict, although the warrants cannot be executed outside Kosovo’s borders. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/warrants-follow-the-arrest-of-former-kosovo-pm-02-15-2017

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Kosovo Independence Monument Sends ‘No Walls’ Message (Balkan Insight)

By   /  16/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Pristina’s NEWBORN independence monument is being redesigned with a ‘No Walls’ message that appears to be addressed to US President Donald Trump as well as Serbs in Kosovo’s north. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/newborn-no-walls-02-15-2017

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Hiding in Plain Sight – Kosovo’s Protected Witnesses (Balkan Insight)

By   /  14/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A new court faces old problems in protecting witnesses to a dark chapter in Kosovo’s fight for freedom. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/hiding-in-plain-sight-kosovo-s-protected-witnesses-02-13-2017

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Kosovo-Shot Refugee Film Wins British Award (Balkan Insight)

By   /  14/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

‘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. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-uk-short-film-wins-bafta-awards-02-13-2017

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Mitrovica Bridge Still Dividing Instead of Uniting Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

By   /  13/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo, Serbian and international actors are going from one mistake to another as they try to resolve the issue of the infamous bridge in Mitrovica, Nexhmedin Spahiu says. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/mitrovica-bridge-still-dividing-instead-of-uniting-kosovo-02-12-2017

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France Postpones Extradition Ruling on Kosovo’s Haradinaj (Balkan Insight)

By   /  10/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A French court decided to postpone its decision on whether to free former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj or to send him to Serbia to face trial on war crimes charges. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-serbia-haradinaj-france-war-crimes-extradition-hearing-02-09-2017

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Council of Europe Says Kosovo War Victims ‘Ignored’ (Balkan Insight)

By   /  10/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said the plight of Kosovo war victims is being ignored amid the ongoing political discussions about the country’s future. s Muiznieks said on Thursday after a four-day visit to Kosovo that war victims and their human rights should be placed “at the centre of the political […]

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US Congressman Slammed for Proposing New Balkan Borders (Balkan Insight)

By   /  09/02/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Politicians in the Balkans condemned Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher for suggesting that Serbia and Kosovo swap territory and for claiming that Macedonia is not a state. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/balkans-politicians-dismissing-us-congressman-proposals-02-08-2017

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