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Kosovo PM Honours Serbian Rights Activist Kandic (Balkan Insight)

By   /  24/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj presented an award to the founder of Serbia’s Humanitarian Law Centre, Natasa Kandic, for her role in uncovering the truth about victims killed during the Kosovo war. https://bit.ly/2HTZqPW

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Balkans Labeled ‘Partners’ Instead of ‘States’ for Sofia Summit (Balkan Insight)

By   /  24/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The draft version of the EU-Western Balkans declaration expected to be delivered at the end of the upcoming summit in Sofia will refer to Balkan countries as ‘partners’ instead of ‘states’ in order to ensure participation of those that have not recognised Kosovo’s independence. https://bit.ly/2HKnVBE

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Serbian President Woos World Leaders Over Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

By   /  19/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Aleksandar Vucic has undertaken a frenetic diplomatic offensive lately – pressing Serbia’s case in its worsening feud with Kosovo on a range of world leaders. Serbian President Vucic has embarked on a relentless round of diplomatic meetings in recent weeks to lobby for Serbian interests in its long-term dispute with and over Kosovo. His meetings […]

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Kosovo Serbs to Quit Pristina Govt After Deportation (Balkan Insight)

By   /  27/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

After Kosovo controversially deported a Serbian official, Kosovo Serb politicians said they will quit the Kosovo government and unilaterally set up an Association of Serbian Municipalities without Pristina’s involvement. Goran Rakic, the president of the main Kosovo Serb party, Srpska Lista, said on Tuesday that an Association of Serbian Municipalities will be set up independently […]

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Serbia, Kosovo Leaders to Rekindle Stalled Talks (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The presidents of Kosovo and Serbia are to restart the stalled negotiation process between the two governments in Brussels on Friday, almost seven months after they last met. Presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci are to continue the EU-led negotiations on normalising relations between Serbia and Kosovo on Friday, after the latest round of experts’ […]

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Kosovo Acquits Ex-Imam of Inciting Terrorism (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A Kosovo court has found the former Pristina Grand Mosque Imam Shefqet Krasniqi not guilty of encouraging terrorist acts in his sermons and on social media. Pristina’s Basic Court on Friday acquitted the former Imam of Pristina’s Grand Mosque, Shefqet Krasniqi, of inciting terrorism and national, racial and religious hatred, and of tax evasion. Several […]

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Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor Defends Court in Parting Address (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

In his outgoing address as Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor, David Schwendiman said that gathering evidence and locating witnesses to indict former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army had been tough. In his parting speech, the chief prosecutor at the Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers, David Schwendiman, said on Thursday that his office had collected a mass of […]

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Kosovo Serbs Feel Abandoned by Europe (Balkan Insight)

By   /  16/03/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Antonia Battaglia, researcher and published author, writes in a commentary that the fate of Kosovo Serbs is a test for EU and its efforts to normalise relations between Pristina and Belgrade could fail to bring forward the desired effect, until both EU and local officials take into full account the needs of the Kosovo Serb […]

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Balkans Not Very Joyful, UN Report Says (Balkan Insight)

By   /  15/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Te latest World Happiness Report suggests the people of most Balkan countries have little to smile about. With the partial exception of Romania, the Balkans is not a very happy part of the planet, according to the latest World Happiness Report 2018, produced by the UN’s sustainable development solutions network, SDSN. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/balkans-not-very-joyful-un-report-says-03-15-2018

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Mitchell Tours Balkans on Mission to Resolve Conflicts (Balkan Insight)

By   /  13/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Senior American official’s Balkan tour shows that America is committed to preventing disputes between Balkan states from becoming ‘frozen conflicts’, analysts say. The new US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell, started a tour of Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece on Monday, aiming to address various potential frozen conflicts in […]

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Work Unites Women Across Kosovo’s Ethnic Divide (Balkan Insight)

By   /  09/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Ethnic Albanian and Serb women managed to find a common language and overturn gender stereotypes when they started their own female-run meat-processing plant in a little town in Kosovo. http://bit.ly/2p0RYJP

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Balkan Women Plan Protest Marches Across Region (Balkan Insight)

By   /  08/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Women’s rights organisations from the Balkans are marking International Women’s Day, on March 8, with a series of rallies designed to raise awareness of discrimination, violence and unfair treatment. Women’s rights activists all over the Balkans will be leading other rights organisations and leftist groups at a series of rallies on Thursday, marking International Women’s […]

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