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Kosovo Serb Remains Handed to Serbian Representatives (Balkan Insight)

By   /  09/09/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Kosovo Serb Remains Handed to Serbian Representatives (Balkan Insight)

The remains of two Kosovo Serbs who went missing in 1999 – and were exhumed from the ‘Bunker Djakovica’ in 2018 – have been given to a Serbian government commission. See at: https://bit.ly/2m7DTwo

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Democracy Digest: Ten Things We Learned This Week (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/08/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Democracy Digest: Ten Things We Learned This Week (Balkan Insight)

‘Trump’s blessing’ and vulgar postcards… Recommended reading on the state of democracy in Central and Southeast Europe From walls and bridges to the politics of memory, here are 10 things we learned this week about democratic developments in Visegrad Group countries and the Balkans. See at: https://bit.ly/2ZvOd3u

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Last Despatches: Serb Radio Team Abducted in Kosovo and Never Found (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/08/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Last Despatches: Serb Radio Team Abducted in Kosovo and Never Found (Balkan Insight)

Twenty-one years ago, radio journalist Djuro Slavuj and driver Ranko Perenic were seized by armed men while on assignment in western Kosovo – but the investigation was halted before the perpetrators were identified or their bodies found. See at: https://bit.ly/2Zj5CYS

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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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