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Import Tariff Fails to Benefit Kosovo, Study Shows (Balkan Insight)

By   /  14/05/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Import Tariff Fails to Benefit Kosovo, Study Shows (Balkan Insight)

Kosovo has not increased its domestic production at all as a result of the steep import tax imposed on Serbian and Bosnian goods, a new report from the GAP think tank says. The food processing industry in Kosovo did not increase production or employment as a result of the 100-per-cent tariff applied to goods from […]

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Global Rivalry in Balkans Could Pull Region Apart (Balkan Insight)

By   /  26/04/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Global Rivalry in Balkans Could Pull Region Apart (Balkan Insight)

In ominous resemblance to the times leading up to World War I – or to the breakup of former Yugoslavia – the Balkans has again become an arena for conflicting global power plays. Germany and France, reinforced by top EU leaders, are convening a Western Balkan summit in Berlin on April 29, in yet another […]

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Last Despatches: Serbian TV Workers Killed by NATO Strike (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/04/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Last Despatches: Serbian TV Workers Killed by NATO Strike (Balkan Insight)

The story of the 16 people who were killed when NATO bombed Serbia’s national broadcaster RTS 20 years ago is the latest report in BIRN’s Last Despatches series about journalists and media workers killed during and after the Yugoslav wars. See at: https://bit.ly/2XAqD0I

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Kosovo Special Court ‘Dinner Incident’ Sparks Impartiality Calls (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/03/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Kosovo Special Court ‘Dinner Incident’ Sparks Impartiality Calls (Balkan Insight)

After a judge appointed by the Hague-based Specialist Chambers was seen dining with a Kosovo lawyer whose clients have been summoned for questioning, the war crimes court was urged to take more care to demonstrate impartiality. Judges at the Hague-based Specialist Chambers, which will try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for wartime and post-war crimes, […]

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Albania, Montenegro, Serbia Oppositions Refuse to Return to Parliament (Balkan Insight)

By   /  27/02/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Albania, Montenegro, Serbia Oppositions Refuse to Return to Parliament (Balkan Insight)

Opposition parties in Albania, Montenegro and Serbia rejected European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijancic’s appeal to end their boycotts and return to their parliaments. See at: https://bit.ly/2BVYXLh

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Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

By   /  25/02/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A round-up of Balkan Insight’s favourite photographs of the week. See at: https://bit.ly/2NlB3xj

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Jamie Shea: NATO Feared Russia Might Seize Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

By   /  25/02/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Jamie Shea: NATO Feared Russia Might Seize Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

In an interview with a BIRN Kosovo TV programme, former NATO spokesperson Jamie Shea reflected on the tensest moment of the alliance’s air campaign against Serbia – when Russian forces suddenly showed up in Kosovo. See at: https://bit.ly/2SmchxT  

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Balkan Cities Enveloped in Smog as Air Pollution Soars (Balkan Insight)

By   /  05/12/2018  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Balkan Cities Enveloped in Smog as Air Pollution Soars (Balkan Insight)

The capitals of Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Bulgaria have been encased in heavy smog in recent days, with air pollution reaching dangerously high levels in parts of the region. The winter months bring the worst air quality, due to excessive use of coal, excessive traffic, poor spatial planning and the use of solid fuels for […]

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Refugees from Kosovo Living in Poverty in Serbia: Report (Balkan Insight)

By   /  01/10/2018  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Refugees from Kosovo Living in Poverty in Serbia: Report (Balkan Insight)

A report by the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees said that many people who were displaced from Kosovo following the 1990s conflict have no income or adequate housing. The Serbian Commissariat for Refugees on Monday presented a report on the living conditions of refugees from Kosovo in Serbia which said that some 68,500 out of almost […]

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Protesting Kosovo War Veterans Give Ultimatum to Prosecutors (Balkan Insight)

By   /  27/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Protesting Kosovo War Veterans Give Ultimatum to Prosecutors (Balkan Insight)

Kosovo Liberation Army ex-fighters protested in Pristina, telling the prosecution to withdraw an indictment that alleges there are thousands of fake war veterans, or face potentially violent protests. Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA veterans from the guerrilla force’s wartime Dukagjini Zone protested on Wednesday at the Palace of Justice in Pristina against the recently-filed indictment alleging […]

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What Land Swap? Kosovo Eyes Demarcation of Serbia Border (Balkan Insight)

By   /  26/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on What Land Swap? Kosovo Eyes Demarcation of Serbia Border (Balkan Insight)

While Kosovo’s president wants to talk ‘border corrections’ in Brussels, the prime minister has ordered that work begin on demarcating Kosovo’s frontier with Serbia as it currently stands. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/what-land-swap-kosovo-eyes-demarcation-of-serbia-border-09-25-2018

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Kosovo ‘Fake Veterans’ Indictment Angers Ex-Guerrillas (Balkan Insight)

By   /  24/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Kosovo ‘Fake Veterans’ Indictment Angers Ex-Guerrillas (Balkan Insight)

The publication of a list of over 20,000 alleged fake war veterans and the indictment of officials who verified them has infuriated Kosovo Liberation Army ex-guerrillas – particularly those who found their names on the list. See at:http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-fake-veterans-indictment-angers-ex-guerrillas-09-21-2018

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