All posts tagged Kosovo

A statue of former US President Bill Clinton looking towards Bill Clinton Boulevard on a snowy January afternoon in Pristina Kosovo  Jan  18 2016 P.W. Wellman VOA
January 27, 2016, by VOANews

In Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, the name Clinton is ubiquitous. Bill Clinton Boulevard bisects the city, on which a 10-foot effigy of the former U.S. president, and a giant billboard depicting […]

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Freedom House: Government dysfunction among Balkan countries, migrant crisis pressure on EU principles

January 27, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The world was battered in 2015 by overlapping crises that fueled xenophobic sentiment in democratic countries, undermined the economies of states depe ...

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Balkan migrants fear deportation as Germany tightens asylum laws

January 25, 2016, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

Germany is tightening its migration laws in response to the huge numbers of refugees arriving on its borders, with several Balkan states now designate ...

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European Parliament votes SAA with Kosovo

January 21, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The European Parliament voted on January 21 2016 in favour of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Kosovo ...

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    Anti-government protest turns violent in Kosovo
    January 10, 2016, by VOANews

    Kosovo’s worst political crisis since declaring independence from Serbia in 2008 deepened Saturday, with thousands of opposition protesters taking to the streets of the capital, Pristina, to denounce the country’s […]

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    The Balkan route to Western Europe for Yugoslavia guns
    December 6, 2015, by Deutsche Welle

    Many weapons on Europe’s black market come via the Balkans. The terrorists in the Paris attacks allegedly used such weapons. The illegal arms trade from the Balkans is a security […]

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    The Jihadi who got cold feet
    November 19, 2015, by VOANews

    VOA’s Jeff Swicord visited Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo to examine radical extremism in the Balkans. This is the third of three parts. The text message read, “Tonight is the […]

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    Seeds of Jihad planted in the Balkans
    November 18, 2015, by VOANews

    VOA’s Jeff Swicord visited Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo to examine radical extremism in the Balkans. This is the second of three parts. In September 1993, a battalion of foreign […]

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    EU signs Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Kosovo
    October 27, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Union signed on October 27 2015 a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with Kosovo, opening the way for reforms and trade and investment opportunities in the country. The […]

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    Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas
    October 24, 2015, by VOANews

    Opposition politicians in Kosovo used tear gas again inside the parliament building Friday to protest agreements with Serbia and Montenegro. Before the session, the opposition also threw tear gas near […]