Kosovo - Articoli

EU enlargement: a new strategy, with hands by the brakes

01/03/2018 -  Francesco Martino

The European Commission has renewed its strategy for the accession of the western Balkans as an essential geo-strategic investment for the EU. From Brussels, however, no concessions can be expected.

10 years of stories from Kosovo

16/02/2018 -  Veton Kasapolli Pristina

Kosovo celebrates ten years of independence – years marked by symbolic successes, but without real answers to issues such as unemployment, coexistence, corruption, and lack of a development strategy

Faruk Begolli, a life between Belgrade and Prishtina

08/02/2018 -  Jeton Neziraj

He is one of the most famous actors of former Yugoslavia. Faruk Begolli loved both Pristina, where he was born, and Belgrade, where he spent most of his life

A violent year for Kosovo’s journalists

30/01/2018 -  Eraldin Fazliu

Last year in Kosovo 24 cases of threats and attacks on journalists have been registered

Kosovars need help to speak out

06/12/2017 -  Eraldin Fazliu Pristina

EULEX allegations raise the issue of whistleblowing

Kosovo: the first ever Pride Parade

06/11/2017 -  Veton Kasapolli Pristina

In October, for the first time, a Pride Parade has been held in Pristina. Nevertheless the fight against sex discrimination in the country is still long

Finding Tito

04/09/2017 -  Giorgio Comai

Recently Zagreb city assembly decided to rename the square named after Josip Broz Tito. But how many streets and squares in the former Yugoslavia are dedicated to the former Yugoslav President?

Kosovo: attack on journalist widely condemned

21/08/2017 -  Eraldin Fazliu

Parim Olluri, the executive director of the online newspaper "Insajderi", was beaten by three people in front of his apartment

Higher education is reinforcing Kosovo's ethnic divide

15/08/2017 -  Ervjola Selenica*

Despite years of international efforts aimed at integration, the system of higher education in Kosovo continues to reflect and replicate the country’s deep ethnic divisions

Kosovo: early elections, again

16/05/2017 -  Francesco Martino

The awkward government alliance between PDK and LDK lasted little more than two years: last Wednesday, it was ended by a motion of no confidence. Kosovo is now preparing for new early elections, scheduled for June 11th

Civil Service in Kosovo: legal inconsistences and clientelist networks

27/04/2017 -  Katarina Tadić

Legal loopholes and clientelism affect the public administration sector in Kosovo, jeopardiziong its functioning and development

Political and economic interests in media ownership are squeezing Kosovar journalism

05/04/2017 -  Abit Hoxha

New and old ownership models present their own challenges to quality independent reporting

Kosovar journalists need to demand implementation of their access to information rights

08/02/2017 -  Furtuna Sheremeti

In Kosovo, access to information is well guaranteed in theory — in practise it’s a different story

Kosovo's public discourse is toxic

13/12/2016 -  Mikra Krasniqi*

In Kosovo portals, websites, and blogs, that are supposedly there to inform society, have turned into a toxic arena for personal feuds, while it's difficult to find a minimum of critical analysis on any given topic

Time for Kosovo's media to get serious on transitional justice

22/11/2016 -  Nora Ahmetaj*

Journalists in Kosovo should not avoid the complex issue of transitional justice

Squeezing blood out of a turnip

23/08/2016 -  Besnik BoletiniBesa Kalaja

The support of the Ministry of Agriculture with grants for farmers in Kosovo has not produced the desired result. Often leading to abuses and injustice. An investigation

The countries of former Yugoslavia at Rio 2016

04/08/2016 -  Natalia Kawana

Yugoslavia participated in many Summer Olympics, winning a record of 18 medals in 1984. Now its successor states all have hopes for medals, in spite of their young history of participating in the event as independent states

Brexit: the consequences for the EU enlargement

27/06/2016 -  Marzia Bona

The results of the referendum held in the UK will have significant consequences for the process of European integration of the South-Eastern European countries

The Kosovo media under pressure

06/05/2016 -  Violeta Hyseni Kelmendi Pristina

Political interference and lack of adequate financial resources keep haunting independent journalism in Kosovo

Kosovo: The two reasons why Thaci’s election is not valid

01/03/2016 -  Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

Hashim Thaci’s election as Kosovo president is invalid. According to Andrea Capussela, it should be challenged before the Constitutional Court, since it breaches the rules previously established by the Court itself

How Kosovo avoided losing €18 million

23/02/2016 -  Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

With its ruling on the "AUK deal", EULEX saved Kosovo’s budget from losing €18 million. Unfortunately, in these years, such effective action was often missing. The two faces of the EU mission. A comment

Thaci will not become president: a civic hero will...

26/01/2016 -  Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

According to a judgement of the Kosovo Constitutional Court, all the deputies in the National Assembley must be present to choose the next president. This is why, mantains Andrea Capussela, Hashim Thaci is not going to be elected

A new President for Kosovo

20/01/2016 -  Violeta Hyseni Kelmendi Pristina

The Kosovo President, Atifete Jahjaga, ends her mandate in early April, but who is going to succeed her?

Journalists’ solidarity in Kosovo: the RTK case

13/01/2016 -  Marzia Bona

A public campaign launched by RTK journalists against censorship and political interference in the national broadcaster achieved positive results. OBC interviewed Shkumbin Ahmetxhekaj, editor at RTK, who took part to the campaign

Kosovo: a very political Court

18/11/2015 -  Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

The Kosovo Constitutional Court has suspended the Pristina-Belgrade agreement on Serb-majority municipalities. It is a political move, breaching the very Constitution the Court should protect

No #KosovoinUNESCO

10/11/2015 -  Violeta Hyseni Kelmendi

The negative outcome of the UNESCO bid has sparked a discussion on Kosovo's international recognition strategy

Kosovo: the Association of Serb Municipalities

02/09/2015 -  Violeta Hyseni Kelmendi Pristina

The Brussels deal between Serbia and Kosovo has been met both with enthusiasm and disappointment in the region

Kosovo approves the Special Court

11/08/2015 -  Violeta Hyseni Kelmendi Pristina

Following a month-long deadlock, the Kosovo Assembly has finally voted the law establishing a Special Court to judge the KLA alleged war crimes

The six paradoxes of Kosovo’s special court

01/07/2015 -  Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

Last Friday Kosovo's parliament refused to establish a "special court" on crimes allegedly committed between 1999 and 2008 by KLA prominet leaders. A request from the West that, according to Andrea Capussela, hides many paradoxes

The Pristina reactions after Kumanovo

15/05/2015 -  Violeta Hyseni Kelmendi Pristina

The Kosovo authorities are concerned about the participation of their citizens in the conflict in Macedonia, but deny any organized involvement