Pristina

Coronavirus is Not the Only Disease Afflicting the Balkans

Vucic was hardly a liberal, democratic, pro-European figure to begin with, so pronouncements about the demise of European solidarity from a man who spent most of the 1990s and 2000s in the ranks of the Serbian ultra-nationalist movement, and who was Slobodan Milosevic's Minister of Information, should be taken with a moose-sized saltlick.

Thaci Push for Unity Government in Kosovo Deemed Futile

As the President Hashim Thaci on Kosovo launched talks on Monday with party leaders on the formation of a government of national unity - "to avoid an institutional vacuum", as he said - legal experts told BIRN that his hands in the formation of a new cabinet are largely tied, and success in this venture looked unlikely.

21 years since the NATO bombing

The sirens were heard for 78 days and the total number of casualties was never determined. An estimated 1,200 to 2,500 people were killed in the 11 weeks, with total material damage estimated at tens of billions of dollars.
The attack on Serbia, or the FRY, was carried out without UN Security Council approval, which was a precedent.

Autonomy Abolished: How Milosevic Launched Kosovo’s Descent into War

"It was a day for conscience and responsibility," Termkolli told BIRN.

Kosovo's autonomy as part of the Yugoslav federation was granted in 1974 under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito, giving it almost the same rights as Yugoslavia's six republics. Fifteen years later, this was being reversed.

Trump will get rid of Kurti?

If Washington's threats of denying economic aid and withdrawing US troops from Kosovo and Metohija do not discipline the prime minister of interim Pristina institutions, Albin Kurti, and in case he does not suspend tariffs, it is not excluded that the United States will pull another trump card - a change of government in Pristina.

Kosovo Prosecutors Accuse Serbian Company of Wrecking Medieval Fortress

Kosovo prosecutors have indicted a Serbian company for damaging one of the country's most famous monuments in what it calls faulty restoration work.

The indictment obtained by BIRN charges the Belgrade-based Koto company with using excavators that were not appropriate to restore the walls of the medieval fortress of Novo Brdo between July and September 2019.

United States seriously threatens Pristina: We will leave; Grenell retweeted

He also stressed that if Kosovo is not fully committed to peace, the US should reconsider its presence there.
Commenting on the situation on Kosovo territory, Perdue reminded on his Twitter account that for more than two decades, US forces have been helping to maintain peace between Belgrade and Pristina.

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