Kosovo

Protests in Kosovo: “We fear Serbia will take back the country’s north”

 
On Monday, the Kosovar nationalist party, Vetevendosje! [Self-Determination!] held a demonstration in front of the government headquarters in Pristina to protest against the resumption of talks between Kosovo and Serbia in Brussels. The demonstrators, including several parliamentarians,wanted to enter the building but were violently pushed back by police. Read more...

A decade living in squalid camps for the Roma of Mitrovica

One of our Observers in Kosovo warns us about the sanitary conditions in the north of Mitrovica, home to a number of displaced Roma communities since the end of the conflict between Serbia and Albania. Read more...

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Kosovars celebrate local hero, Bill Clinton

On November 1 the streets of the Kosovan capital Pristina were crowded with people waiting to see one of their favourite icons, former US president Bill Clinton. During his visit, a three-metre-tall bronze statue was unveiled on a corner of the same street that carries his name. The bronze Clinton clutches documents with the date 24 March 1999 stamped on them, marking the day NATO began its bombing of Serbian posts in Kosovo. Read more and see the photos...

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"The kids are not to blame"

A protest in Belgrade of 150,000 people against the independence of Kosovo turned into a mass riot yesterday. Our Observer from Serbia says that the government is only adding fuel to the fire. Read more…

Protesters in central Belgrade yesterday afternoon.

 

Kosovo sold to the grim reaper

The self-proclaimed autonomy of Kosovo angered many Russians, not least these young dramatists who blame the move on the US, who according to them is responsible for selling the country to the grim reaper. Here’s the video of their performance…

Young Russian dramatists act out their message: "Kosovo is Serbian soil", 17 FEB. 08

"We've earned our independence"

Pristina on Saturday night. Photo : Tim Judah.

Our Observer from Pristina react to the declaration of independence of Kosovo. For Kushtrim Xhakli, this achievement after a long struggle means that the country can become an investment zone for foreign companies, especially in the new-technology sector. Read more...

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Serbs in Kosovo appeal to Russia for help

Since being put under United Nations rule in 1999, the question of whether or not the war-torn Serbian province of Kosovo, once a province of Yugoslavia, should be independent or not continues unanswered. With elections in Serbia currently underway, residents of the detached area await results that might bring change to a region which has been trying to establish its identity now for nine years. The first round of results saw pro-Russian Tomislav Nikolic gain the biggest majority. But what would that mean for the minority of Serbs that remain in Kosovo? Our Observer from Estonia went to the town of Mitrovica in Kosovo to get a sense of the situation there. Here are her photos and comments. Read more...

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