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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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Belgrade ‘Pressured’ Serbs to Quit Kosovo Security Force (Balkan Insight)

By   /  20/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Belgrade ‘Pressured’ Serbs to Quit Kosovo Security Force (Balkan Insight)

A new report on the mass resignation of Serbian members from the Kosovo Security Force blames the Serbian government and accuses it of ‘brutal interference’ in a Kosovo institution. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/belgrade-pushed-kosovo-serb-ksf-members-to-resign-report-finds-09-19-2018

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Integration Fails to End Chaos in North Kosovo Courts (Balkan Insight)

By   /  20/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Integration Fails to End Chaos in North Kosovo Courts (Balkan Insight)

The integration of the courts in the north into the Kosovo judicial system has failed to resolve the problem of delayed trials and stalled cases – and may have made it worse, experts fear. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/north-kosovo-courts-face-problems-even-after-integration-09-18-2018

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$3bn Economic Agreements Boost China’s Role in Serbia (Balkan Insight)

By   /  19/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on $3bn Economic Agreements Boost China’s Role in Serbia (Balkan Insight)

Belgrade and Beijing agreed on a $3 billion package of economic investments and military purchases which will boost China’s growing influence in Serbia. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/new-agreements-boost-china-role-in-serbia-09-18-2018

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‘Fake Veterans’ List Outrages Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas (Balkan Insight)

By   /  18/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on ‘Fake Veterans’ List Outrages Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas (Balkan Insight)

Some former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters have expressed anger after seeing their names on a list of people who allegedly falsely registered as war veterans. Ex-fighters who saw their names on the list of ‘fake’ war veterans that was published by media at the weekend have described it as an insult to their “dignity and […]

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Kosovo-Serbia Deal – Saving Faces or Saving Borders (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/09/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Kosovo-Serbia Deal – Saving Faces or Saving Borders (Balkan Insight)

By: Gezim Krasniqi The contradictory reactions to proposals to resolve the Kosovo issue through border changes has exposed the international community’s confusion over what its priorities are. Recent announcements by the presidents of Serbia and Kosovo, that they are considering border changes to reach a historic peace settlement, have sent shockwaves across the region. Speaking […]

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Bosnia Offers Lessons for Kosovo Land-Swap Talks (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Bosnia Offers Lessons for Kosovo Land-Swap Talks (Balkan Insight)

Advocates of territorial exchange as a solution to the Serbia-Kosovo dispute should remember that Bosnia’s de-facto partition, at Dayton in 1995, has failed to bring about true stability. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/bosnia-offers-lessons-for-kosovo-land-swap-talks-09-10-2018

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Kosovo-Serbia Deal ‘Not Even Close’ Vucic Says (Balkan Insight)

By   /  10/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Kosovo-Serbia Deal ‘Not Even Close’ Vucic Says (Balkan Insight)

On his two-day visit to Kosovo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic denied the two countries were near a solution to their dispute, and was prevented from visiting a Serb-majority village. “Do we have any draft solutions in Brussels? We do not, we are not even close to it,” President Aleksandar Vucic said in a speech before […]

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Serbian President Cancels Meeting With Kosovo Counterpart (Balkan Insight)

By   /  07/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Serbian President Cancels Meeting With Kosovo Counterpart (Balkan Insight)

Although it had been announced that the Serbian and Kosovo presidents would meet on Friday to continue their EU-led dialogue, Serbia’s leader has now called off the meeting – while his visit to Kosovo this weekend is also in doubt. After separate bilateral meetings between the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the presidents […]

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