Archive for the ‘Kosovo’ Category

UN Urges Kosovo to Help Refugees Return

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Comments Off

The UN refugee agency called on the authorities to ensure that people who fled Kosovo during the 1998-99 war have places to live and security if they choose to return home.

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Slow Count Keeps New Kosovo Govt in Limbo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Comments Off

With the last votes from the general election yet to be counted, the political parties are still squabbling over who has the right to form a new government in Kosovo.

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Kosovo MP Candidate Gunned Down Outside Restaurant

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Comments Off

Kosovo police have launched a probe into the murder of Elvis Pista, a prospective MP from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, who was shot dead in his hometown of Rahovec/Orahovac.

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Balkan ‘Dysfunctional’ Govts Blamed For Democratic Failings

Friday, June 13, 2014 Comments Off

Dysfunctional governments in Balkan countries continue to drive down democracy ratings in the region, according to Freedom Houses’s latest study, ‘Nations in Transit 2014′.

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A Challenge for Kosovo: Justice for All

Friday, June 13, 2014 Comments Off

If Kosovo is serious about its European future, whoever forms the next government faces a big job to improve its justice system and human rights record.

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Kosovo Leaders Squabble Over Right to Form Govt

Thursday, June 12, 2014 Comments Off

Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and his main rival, Ramush Haradinaj, remain in deadock over who has the right to form a new government following inconclusive general elections.

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Polls Close in Kosovo’s Tightly Fought Election

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Polling stations closed on Sunday evening across Kosovo in an election whose outcome remains hard to call owing to the tight competition between the main parties.

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Kosovo Elections 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Stay tuned for all the latest developments, election results and reactions as Kosovo goes to the polls to elect a new government.

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Kosovo Holds Nationwide Elections

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

The people of Kosovo go to vote today in an election whose outcome is the most uncertain in the history of the country’s independence.

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Three Feared Dead After Kosovo Power Plant Explosion

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

At least three people are reported dead following an explosion at the Kosovo A power station just outside Pristina on Friday.

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Serbia Searches for New Kosovo War Mass Grave

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Serbian experts will examine the site of another suspected mass grave near the town of Raska, where the bodies of 37 Kosovo Albanians killed during wartime have already been found.

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Kosovo Heightens Security For Elections

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

With elections approaching on Sunday, authorities in Pristina have increased measures in order to prevent poll fraud.

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Kosovo Ruling Party Claims Victory in Elections

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Prime Minister Hashim Thaci’s Democratic Party of Kosovo claimed victory in parliamentary polls to secure a third term in office despite a low turnout at Sunday’s vote.

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Kosovo Serbs Join Last-Minute Campaign

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Comments Off

After days of uncertainty, the Srpska Lista has opted at the 11th hour to take part in the election campaign.

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Many Parties, Few Programs, in Kosovo Elections

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Comments Off

While voters have a range of parties to choose from on June 8, the ideological differences between most of them appear slim.

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Uncertainty Adds Tension to Kosovo Election Campaign

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

Kosovo leaders will be competing aggressively for votes in the last few days of the election campaign, partly because the outcome is unusually unpredictable.

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Kosovo Serb Bastion Shuns Looming Election

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

Kosovo may be gearing up for polls on June 8, but there is no sign of election activity in the northern, Serbian half of the town of Mitrovica.

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Vucic Tells Kosovo Serbs Not to Boycott Election

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

After Serb leaders in northern Kosovo said they were quitting election-related activities in a dispute over ballots, Serbia’s Prime Minister has said that Kosovo Serbs should vote in the election. 

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Montenegro to Build Homes for Kosovo Refugees

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

At least 900 housing units are to be built over the next three years for the most vulnerable refugees, mostly Roma displaced from Kosovo in the war of the late 1990s.

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Kosovo Serbs Urged Not to Boycott Elections

Monday, June 2, 2014 Comments Off

Serbs in Kosovo should not boycott June 8 general elections because a boycott will not solve any of their problems, a debate on Friday in the Serb-run northern part of Mitrovica heard.

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Serbia Finds 27 Bodies in Kosovo Mass Grave

Friday, May 30, 2014 Comments Off

The remains of 27 people, believed to be Kosovo Albanians killed by Belgrade’s forces during the 1990s war, were exhumed from a quarry near the south Serbian town of Raska.

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Kosovo Serbs Abandon Election Campaign

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Comments Off

Leaders in the Serb-run north have suspended election activities in a row about the composition of election committees and the presence of Kosovo state insignia on ballot papers.

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Kosovo Guerrilla Commander Acquitted of War Crimes

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Comments Off

Former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sylejman Selimi and three other ex-fighters were cleared of abusing prisoners at a KLA detention centre during the late 1990s conflict.

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UN Urges More Serbia-Kosovo Progress

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Comments Off

Belgrade and Pristina must keep working to implement their agreement to normalise relations, the head of the United Nations’ Kosovo mission told the Security Council in New York.

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EU Deploys 60 Observers For Kosovo Elections

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Comments Off

Despite the untroubled nature of last year’s elections, international monitors will still be a prominent force in the June 8 elections to ensure that the democratic process is followed. 

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Kosovo Journalists Association Appoints New Leader

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Comments Off

Kosovo journalists have elected a new leadership following the resignation of their previous chairwoman.

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Serbian Bloc Eyes Real Power In Kosovo

Monday, May 26, 2014 Comments Off

Prospect of united Belgrade-backed bloc in parliament raises chance of Serbia extending its influence to heart of Kosovo’s government.

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Ex-KLA Fighters Surrender After Escape

Saturday, May 24, 2014 Comments Off

After surrendering to the police, three ex-KLA fighters who went on the run will now face trial for war crimes allegedly committed during the 1990s.

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Kosovo Ex-Guerillas on Run After Escape

Thursday, May 22, 2014 Comments Off

After three former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas accused of war crimes during the 1990s conflict went on the run, the Justice Ministry has blamed EULEX for allowing their escape.

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