Kosovo

US Congress Approves Increased US Engagement in the BalkansPhoto: Martin Falbisoner

US Congress Approves Increased US Engagement in the Balkans

“The Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives to the US Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes a section calling for the Department of Defense to continue increasing “military-to-military cooperation and engagements” in the Western Balkans region. […]

Despite Demarcation, Kosovo Looking to “Correct” Border with Montenegro?Photo: Our Wonderland

Despite Demarcation, Kosovo Looking to “Correct” Border with Montenegro?

“The Government of Kosovo believes that correction of the borderline with Montenegro will be concluded within the two year deadline as foreseen with the Agreement on demarcation between the two countries. Government officials say that the political-technical body tasked to make potential correction of the border is in […]

Ethnic Serb Fugitive Appointed as Judge by Kosovo ParliamentPhoto: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Ethnic Serb Fugitive Appointed as Judge by Kosovo Parliament

“Kosovo’s parliament is facing criticism from the opposition and watchdog organizations for nominating as a judge a Serb who fled to Kosovo to avoid being jailed for corruption. Parliament voted last week to appoint Radomir Laban to serve as a judge of the Constitutional Court representing the Kosovo […]

Haradinaj Asks Vatican to Recognize Kosovo on Trip to the Holy SeePhoto: Kosova Press

Haradinaj Asks Vatican to Recognize Kosovo on Trip to the Holy See

“Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj asked the Vatican to recognize Kosovo as an independent state. During his official visit, Haradinaj met with the Vatican’s state secretary Pietro Parolin. After the visit, Kosovo’s PM published a Facebook post, saying: ‘We received a warm reception from the Holy See and […]

epa06446626 Citizens of northern Kosovska Mitrovica join a mourning procession of friends, relatives and companions for slain Oliver Ivanovic, in Mitrovica in northern Kosovo, Serbia, 17 January 2018. Around a thousand citizens of Mitrovica reportedly accompanied the coffin with the remains of Oliver Ivanovic in a procession through the streets of Mitrovica. Ivanovic, a former State Secretary for Kosovo and Metohija and a subject of a controversial war crimes trial and retrial, was fatally shot in front of his office in Mitrovica, Kosovo, on 16 January 2018. His funeral is expected to be held in Belgrade on 18 January.  EPA-EFE/DJORRDIE SAVICPhoto: Djordje Savic/ RFE/RL

Slain Kosovo Serb Politican’s Associate Speaks Out on Still Unresolved Assassination

“The surveillance cameras at the time of the murder of Oliver Ivanovic, installed at his party’s premises had been turned off, but then were on only ten minutes later – stated Ksenija Bozovic, the deputy of Ivanovic on the answer given by the Prosecutor following their question, ‘what […]

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished JobPhoto: Office of the President of Montenegro

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished Job

“Prime Minister Duško Marković has said, opening the Forum To Be Secure in Budva, that Montenegro is on the irreversible and stable path of future EU member, which we have long been pointing out for, but Balkans region is still ‘unfinished job,’ burdened with problems, therefore, by addressing open issues in the […]

Haradinaj Looks to Save Kosovo Telecom From BankruptcyPhoto: Kosova Press

Haradinaj Looks to Save Kosovo Telecom From Bankruptcy

“Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said today the Kosovo Telecom must be saved from the current state and that the government is open for all proposals to emerge from the crisis. ‘The government is not in favor of reducing salaries. The topic of the Telecom is taking up […]

Kosovo Politicians Indicted on Weapons ChargesPhoto: Our Wonderland

Kosovo Politicians Indicted on Weapons Charges

“Against the Kosovo Minister of Diaspora and Deputy Prime Minister Dardan Gashi, adviser to Kosovo Prime Minister Fatmir Limaj – Endrit Shalja and former Mayor of Srbica, Sami Ljushtaku, an indictment has been issued for the unauthorized possession of weapons, Kosovo media reported. The proceedings were launched after […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Daily Mail – Eight Kosovo Albanians jailed on foiled attack on Israeli team; Serb Members of Kosovo Security Force Detained and Released in Serbia; Haradinaj – Kosovo Open to Foreign InvestorsPhoto: OSCE/Besfort Oruçi

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Daily Mail – Eight Kosovo Albanians jailed on foiled attack on Israeli team; Serb Members of Kosovo Security Force Detained and Released in Serbia; Haradinaj – Kosovo Open to Foreign Investors

“A Kosovo court has sentenced nine Albanians, eight to jail, for planning a foiled attack against the Israeli soccer team during a 2016 qualifying World Cup match in neighboring Albania. Pristina court Judge Hamdi Ibrahimi on Friday sentenced the leader of the group, Visar Ibishi, to 10 years […]

WEEKEND READ: Politico – Turkey’s Balkan Comeback

WEEKEND READ: Politico – Turkey’s Balkan Comeback

“A century after the Ottomans lost the Balkans, the empire’s heirs are making inroads once again. As the European Union seeks to increase its sway in the western Balkans, the bloc will not only have to contend with a more assertive Russia, but also with the growing ambitions […]