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High Air Pollution Falls Over Kosovo

High Air Pollution Falls Over Kosovo

“Air pollution in this tiny young nation rivals big cities like Beijing, Mumbai and New Delhi. The dirty air here is so bad that it has spawned protests, apps and even its own hashtag. Two coal-fired power plants a mile outside the capital in the town of Obiliq spew the rancid […]

Vucic Wants US to Warn Pristina Over TariffPhoto: Tanjug/Dragan Kujundzic

Vucic Wants US to Warn Pristina Over Tariff

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday received US Ambassador in Belgrade Kyle Scott, the president’s office said in a press release. Vucic spoke with Scott about the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, pleading with the United States use its political influence and warn Pristina that its moves are […]

Serbian Basketball Team Denied Entry into KosovoPhoto: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Serbian Basketball Team Denied Entry into Kosovo

“The Partizan Belgrade basketball team was refused entry into Kosovo to play a friendly match against the Trepca Kosovska Mitrovica team on Tuesday. The Partizan bus was turned back from the Jarinje crossing by the Kosovo police because they did not have permission from the Foreign Ministry and […]

Ambassador Kosnett’s Remarks Following Presentation of CredentialsPhoto: US Embassy in Kosovo

Ambassador Kosnett’s Remarks Following Presentation of Credentials

“Mr. President, thank you. It is a great honor for me, my family, my colleagues from the Embassy to be here today. As you noted, I served briefly at the American Embassy in Kosovo fifteen years ago. It is an extraordinary honor and pleasure to be back to […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Thaci Decorates George W. Bush With the Order of Independence; Hahn in Kosovo on Monday; Srpska Lista MPs to Wait for Hahn in Parliament; Kosovo to Vote on Army on Monday; Hoxhaj Looks for Regional Pact Against SerbiaPhoto: RTK

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Thaci Decorates George W. Bush With the Order of Independence; Hahn in Kosovo on Monday; Srpska Lista MPs to Wait for Hahn in Parliament; Kosovo to Vote on Army on Monday; Hoxhaj Looks for Regional Pact Against Serbia

“During his stay in the States, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has continued meetings with representatives of various US institutions and personalities. Namely, in a Facebook post today, Thaci said he was in Dallas where he met ‘a great friend of Kosovo’s freedom and independence, former U.S. President George […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Opposition Leader, Medojevic, Arrested; Airport Operators Eye Montenegro; Western Balkan Foreign Affairs Ministers Gather in Budva

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Opposition Leader, Medojevic, Arrested; Airport Operators Eye Montenegro; Western Balkan Foreign Affairs Ministers Gather in Budva

“Montenegrin police arrested Nebojsa Medojevic, a lawmaker and a prominent opposition leader, on Friday after a high court ordered he serve a two-month jail sentence passed in March for refusing to testify about high-level corruption. Medojevic, an outspoken critic of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic and his Democratic Party […]

Kosovo Serbs Continue Protest in the North Against TariffPhoto: Maja Ficovic/RFE/RL

Kosovo Serbs Continue Protest in the North Against Tariff

“Hundreds of Kosovo Serbs protested in Mitrovica North again on Wednesday asking the Government of Kosovo to rescind 100 percent tariffs on imports from Serbia. They stated that protests will continue until the decision is revoked. Waving Serbia’s flags and holding placards against the customs fee on Serbia’s […]