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The EU must show the Balkans they still have a chance of joining (The Economist)

By   /  14/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Europe’s inner courtyard is drifting towards crime and authoritarianism http://econ.st/2sWwAWU

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UNMIK Headlines 20 May

By   /  20/05/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• 26 political entities to participate on 11 June elections (RTK)
• Ymeri: Acceptance of election results depends on their flow (Lajmi)
• Hoyt Yee writes to Arbana Xharra (Lajmi.net)
• The chaotic western Balkans take sudden turn for the better (The Economist)

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Moscow is regaining sway in the Balkans (The Economist)

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

Aid, warplanes and propaganda convince Serbs that Russia is their friend http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21717390-aid-warplanes-and-propaganda-convince-serbs-russia-their-friend-moscow-regaining-sway

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The Yugoslav tribunal shuts down, a Kosovo tribunal starts up (The Economist)

By   /  13/01/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Today’s war-crimes tribunals have more modest aims than in the past http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21714385-todays-war-crimes-tribunals-have-more-modest-aims-past-yugoslav-tribunal-shuts

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Clinton-lands (The Economist)

By   /  18/11/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

The end of an era in Kosovo, Bosnia, Serbia and beyond

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Applications deferred (The Economist)

By   /  17/06/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

A region still enthusiastic about the European Union is being rebuffed http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21700685-region-still-enthusiastic-about-european-union-being-rebuffed-applications-deferred

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A setback for Kosovo amid bitter rows over its ancient churches (The Economist)

By   /  12/11/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

THERE is something supremely changeless about the daily rites of an Orthodox Christian monastery, such as the 700-year-old community of Visoki Decani on the western fringe of Kosovo, which occupies one of the most aesthetically graceful, and gloriously decorated, religious monuments in Europe. But in recent days the abbot, Sava Janjic, has been combining his […]

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Knocking on heaven’s door (The Economist)

By   /  31/08/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

EVER since the end of the Balkan wars in 1999, the most important question in the region has been when and how to join the European Union. Slovenia made it in 2004 and Croatia followed in 2013. For the rest, however, the goal is still far off. The prospects of Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro […]

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Where the past isn’t even past (The Economist)

By   /  19/06/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

A special court to try Kosovars for war crimes moves closer

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Fight the good fight (The Economist)

By   /  20/04/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

FROM the Sea of Azov to Aleppo, fighters from the western Balkans are at war. So worried are their governments that laws have been passed to make fighting abroad illegal, and their security services co-operate with foreign ones to monitor them. The numbers are small, but the Balkans looms relatively large on foreign battlefields. Orthodox […]

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Small Balkan scandal (The Economist)

By   /  14/11/2014  /  International  /  No Comments

The EU’s mission in Kosovo is ensnared by corruption claims Nov 15th 2014 | From the print edition KOSOVO is agog and Brussels horrified. Allegations have been made that a judge was bribed in a murder case and the European Union’s police and justice mission, Eulex, failed to investigate properly. Maria Bamieh, the former British […]

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Europe or Russia? (The Economist)

By   /  20/10/2014  /  International  /  No Comments

Vladimir Putin’s visit and a football match rekindle rows in Serbia Oct 18th 2014 | BELGRADE | From the print edition UNDER Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s prime minister, the country is caught between its European ambitions and his autocratic drift. This week’s visit by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, highlights Serbia’s dilemmas. Its main strategic goal is […]

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