Kosovo Football Triumphs Highlight Desperate Need for Investment

Major successes in only a few years

Kosovo football fans celebrate the win against Bulgaria ibn Prishtina bars, on 10 June 2019. Photo: Atdhe Mulla

Along with tiny Gibraltar, the Kosovo team is the youngest in Europe, having been admitted to the world football federation, FIFA, and to Europe's UEFA, only three years ago.

Import Taxes Are Raising Prices in Kosovo, Experts Warn

Kosovo will see significant price rises and an overall reduction in its purchasing power as a result of the high taxes it has imposed on imports from Serbia and Bosnia, experts have warned.

A recent assessment by Veritas Global, a Swiss company that provides economic services, claims that because of this significant fall in purchasing power, Kosovar citizens will buy less goods.

Kosovo Marchers Against Parties Financing Bill Complain of Violence

Members of civil society groups in Kosovo accused the security guards of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, of pushing them away from the party building on Monday as they were protesting in a "March for Refusal", as they called it, over the new bill on financing political parties.

Kosovo Prosecution ‘Cannot Reopen’ Wartime Rape Case

Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman. Photo: BIRN.

Kosovo's Special Prosecutor Drita Hajdari told BIRN on Friday that she tried for some time to find a legal basis to reopen the case of Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman, but did not succeed.

"To reopen a case, new proof is needed… but only if it is in favour of the defendant, not against him," she said.