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Wanted Kosovo Militant Reported Killed in Syria (Balkan Insight)

By   /  14/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Betim Ibrahimaj, who was wanted by the Kosovo authorities for his alleged role in recording an ISIS propaganda video, is been reported to have been killed in Syria. http://bit.ly/2GeBxAn

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Policemen Admit Evidence-Tampering in Ivanovic Murder Case (Balkan Insight)

By   /  14/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A court document obtained by BIRN reveals that two policemen in north Kosovo admitted in court to tampering with evidence at the crime scene where Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead. http://bit.ly/2o0JWRm

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Kosovo Arrests Two Police Over Ivanovic Investigation (Balkan Insight)

By   /  12/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo police have arrested two police officers from northern Mitrovica on suspicion of having manipulated evidence in the investigation into the murder of the Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic. http://bit.ly/2G3HrEG

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Ivanovic’s Party Criticizes Kosovo Police Over Murder Probe (Balkan Insight)

By   /  07/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The party led by murdered Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic claimed that Kosovo police have “obviously no will” to find the killers because no information about the investigation has been revealed. Ksenija Bozovic, the spokesperson for the Freedom, Democracy, Justice party, criticized Kosovo police on Tuesday for allegedly not revealing any details about the investigation […]

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Kosovo Court Jails Kelmendi For Drugs Running (Balkan Insight)

By   /  02/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A court in Kosovo on Thursday found Naser Kelmendi guilty of the “unauthorised possession with intent to distribute, sell and/or export/import dangerous narcotic drugs” and jailed him for six years. The Basic Court in Pristina found Kelmendi not guilty of the murder of Ramiz Delacic, however, or of organised crime and other charges related to […]

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‘Mafia’ Involved in Kosovo Serb Politics, Claims Ex-MP (Balkan Insight)

By   /  02/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Rada Trajkovic, a former MP in the Kosovo parliament, claimed organised criminals are actively involved in politics in Serb-majority northern Kosovo, and accused Belgrade of turning a blind eye. Former Kosovo MP Rada Trajkovic claimed on Thursday that Serb “mafia” groups have been openly participating in northern Kosovo politics since 2013, and warned that they […]

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Special Court is Kosovo’s International Obligation, Says Prosecutor (Balkan Insight)

By   /  02/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s prosecutor Drita Hajdari said the country must support the new Hague-based war crimes court in order to fulfil its obligations to the international community. Drita Hajdari told a debate in Pristina on Wednesday evening that Kosovo is obliged to back the new Specialist Chambers, set up in The Hague to prosecute former Kosovo Liberation […]

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Kosovo Journalist Abused for Criticising Kumanovo Payout (Balkan Insight)

By   /  01/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo journalist Parim Olluri has been called a Serbian spy – and worse – on social media after he published an article criticizing the government’s offer to award relatives of ethnic Albanians convicted of involvment in the 2015 gunbattle in Kumanovo, Macedonia. Parim Olluri, a Kosovo journalist who runs the online newspaper Insajderi says has […]

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Balkan States ‘Expected to Sign Truth Commission Agreement’ (BIRN)

By   /  29/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A coalition campaigning for the establishment of the RECOM regional fact-finding commission on the 1990s wars said ex-Yugoslav states could sign an agreement committing their support in July. The Coalition for RECOM announced on Monday that five Western Balkan states – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – are likely to sign an […]

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Kosovo Holding Own People ‘Hostage’: EU Official (Balkan Insight)

By   /  26/01/2018  /  Headlines International Media, International  /  No Comments

The head of the EU office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, said that by stalling over the new special war crimes court and the border deal with Montenegro, Kosovo MPs are holding their own nation hostage. http://bit.ly/2FhK8St  

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Revealing Corruption Remains Challenge for Balkan Media (Balkan Insight)

By   /  25/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Reporters on corruption and organised crime in the Balkans are subject to a range of different pressures and challenges – as our comparison of reporting on such cases in Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia shows. Organised crime and corruption are among the key challenges facing the societies of the Western Balkans, with corruption in particular being […]

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Kosovo, Serbia Agree to Share Information on Ivanovic (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Prosecutors in Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to share information on the investigation into the killing of the prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead last week. http://bit.ly/2BlnkPu

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