US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

By |november 4th, 2019|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Matthew Palmer, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, United States|

Washington's envoy to the Western Balkans on Monday (4 November) criticised the EU for delaying the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying it sent a "bad message" to a region where all countries hope to join the bloc.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

Kosovo dissident Albin Kurti reaches halls of power

By |oktober 8th, 2019|Albania, Albin Kurti, Kosovo, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Political prisoner turned parliamentary troublemaker Albin Kurti is within reach of becoming Kosovo's next prime minister after an electoral triumph that could reshape the political scene in Europe's youngest democracy.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo dissident Albin Kurti reaches halls of power

Kosovo voters flock to opposition parties in parliamentary poll

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Albin Kurti, Kosovo, News, Self-Determination party|

The opposition leftist Vetevendosje party was set to come in first in Kosovo’s parliamentary poll on Sunday (6 October), but it will have to negotiate a coalition to form a government.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo voters flock to opposition parties in parliamentary poll

Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

By |september 13th, 2019|Albania, Andrej Babis, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Miloš Zeman, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, Visegrad Four, war crimes, Western Balkans, Yugoslav wars|

Four eastern European Union members on Thursday (12 September) backed the accession of Western Balkan countries to the bloc, saying North Macedonia and Albania should start talks this year.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

New US Balkan envoy says restarting Serbia-Kosovo dialogue a priority

By |september 4th, 2019|Kosovo, News, Serbia, Special Envoy, Western Balkans|

The new US Special Envoy to the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, said on Tuesday (4 September) a priority in his new role is restarting a dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo.

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15 countries, and counting, revoke recognition of Kosovo, Serbia says

By |avgust 27th, 2019|Ivica Dacic, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, News, Serbia, Serbia-Kosovo conflict|

With Togo becoming the fifteenth country to revoke its recognition of Kosovo, according to Serbia's foreign minister, Belgrade has moved closer to its goal of having half of UN member states not recognising its former province's independence.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za 15 countries, and counting, revoke recognition of Kosovo, Serbia says

Kosovo president sets 6 October as date for snap parliamentary vote

By |avgust 27th, 2019|EU enlargement, Hashim Thaçi, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Kosovo war, News, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, war crimes|

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaçi set 6 October as the date for an early parliamentary election on Monday (26 August), following the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo president sets 6 October as date for snap parliamentary vote

West urges Kosovo, Serbia to restart talks ‘with urgency’

By |avgust 14th, 2019|Kosovo, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Western powers on Tuesday (13 August) urged foes Serbia and Kosovo to reboot their stalled dialogue "with urgency", warning that the lack of progress is hindering their dreams of joining the European Union.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za West urges Kosovo, Serbia to restart talks ‘with urgency’

Belgrade condemns ‘hate’ after Orthodox graves in Kosovo vandalised

By |julij 15th, 2019|ethnic tensions, Kosovo, Kosovo war, News, Serbia|

Graves at a Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Kosovo have been vandalised, police said on Sunday (14 July), in an incident that comes at a time of rising tension between Belgrade and Pristina.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Belgrade condemns ‘hate’ after Orthodox graves in Kosovo vandalised

Will New Democracy undermine the positive momentum in the Western Balkans?

By |julij 10th, 2019|Albania, EU enlargement, Greece, Kosovo, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, New Democracy, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement|

Following New Democracy’s return to power there are concerns in Brussels, Berlin and Washington about changes in Greece’s policy towards its Balkan neighbours, write Alexandra Voudouri and Ioannis Armakolas.

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