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Balkan Addiction to Coal Worries Poznan Summit Panel (Balkan Insight)

By   /  05/07/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Balkan Addiction to Coal Worries Poznan Summit Panel (Balkan Insight)

At an environmental panel at the West Balkans summit in Poland, speakers including outgoing Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn voiced concern about the way Western Balkan countries are still building coal power plants. See at:https://bit.ly/2YyVBHx

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Forget Poznan-EU Needs a New Balkan Policy (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/07/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Forget Poznan-EU Needs a New Balkan Policy (Balkan Insight)

With the old ‘Berlin process’ and EU enlargement in the Balkans dead in the water, Brussels should forget the doomed Poznan summit and work fast on a new, more realistic, approach towards the region. See at: https://bit.ly/2XnefR9

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‘Without water, life cannot continue’ say hydropower protestors (Balkan Insight)

By   /  02/07/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on ‘Without water, life cannot continue’ say hydropower protestors (Balkan Insight)

Kosovo Albanians and Serbs protested together against the construction of hydropower plants in Shterpce on Monday, claiming that their life, agriculture and tourism will be affected by the plans if construction continues. See at: https://bit.ly/2RQuNQd

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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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