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Kosovo not ready for border demarcation with Montenegro (The Washington Post)

By   /  27/09/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

TIRANA, Albania — Kosovo’s new prime minister said Wednesday his government has no set deadline for resolving the impasse over the ratification of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, speaking in Albania on his first trip abroad since taking the post earlier this month, said his Cabinet was working on the […]

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Kosovo election winners fail to elect parliament speaker (The Washington Post)

By   /  24/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The nomination of Kosovo’s new prime minister has been delayed after the winners of the June 11 election failed to gather enough votes to elect the new parliament speaker. Former leaders of Kosovo’s war of independence from Serbia, who have won 39 seats, on Thursday told the parliament so far they have […]

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Albania’s premier urges Serbia to recognize breakaway Kosovo (The Washington Post)

By   /  26/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Albania’s prime minister is urging Serbia to recognize Kosovo as a separate country, saying the acknowledgement would help stabilize the Balkan region. Prime Minister Edi Rama wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo’s independence was “the clear solution from the darkness of the tunnel to the light of coming out of […]

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Jeremic: Democracy in the Balkans is under siege, and the West is looking away (The Washington Post)

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

Events in the Western Balkans twice cast a long shadow across Europe in the past century — first in 1914 and then in the 1990s. Both times, the forces unleashed by the carnage could not be contained within the existing international order. And in both instances, proffered solutions failed to resolve the underlying tensions that […]

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A Kosovar to do community work for raising IS terror flag (AP/The Washington Post)

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

A Kosovo court has sentenced an Albanian citizen who had put a flag of the Islamic State group at a crossroad in the capital Pristina to 180 hours of community labor. http://wapo.st/2tLMAim

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Why did Putin oppose Clinton? Decades of American hypocrisy (The Washington Post)

By   /  20/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

When the U.S. intervenes abroad, we say it’s justified. When Russia does the same, we say it isn’t. We don’t know how effective Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts were to get President Trump elected. We don’t know whether leaked documents, disinformation campaigns, or actual Russian agents joined forces with Trump to sink Hillary Clinton. But […]

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‘It’s the Crimea model’: Kosovo accuses Serbia of seeking to annex province (Washington Post)

By   /  18/01/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo officially declared independence from Serbia in 2008. The Muslim-majority nation had been administered by the United Nations since 1999, when NATO bombed Serbia — a move that forced then-President Slobodan Milosevic to withdraw his troops from the breakaway province. Now, almost 20 years after Kosovo first broke with Serbia and nearly a decade after […]

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Kosovo citizen charged with participating in terror group (The Washington Post/AP)

By   /  08/12/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo prosecutors say they have charged a citizen with participating in terror groups after the person joined fighters from the Islamic State group in Syria. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/kosovo-citizen-charged-with-participating-in-terror-group/2016/12/07/8120aa2a-bc8a-11e6-ae79-bec72d34f8c9_story.html?utm_term=.83355d4f5455

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Kosovo is rioting over how to draw its borders (The Washington Post/Klan Kosova)

By   /  09/09/2016  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Klan Kosova carries an opinion piece by Sandra Joireman originally published by The Washington Post. Smoke, shouting, chaos and tear gas are the staples of a riot — or an assembly session in Kosovo. It has become common for opposition parties in this western Balkan state to delay votes through the use of tear gas […]

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