PRISTINA, KOSOVO — Twelve years on from the start of weeks of Nato bombing raids against Serbia, military planners enforcing the no-fly zone over Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya can learn valuable lessons from the air campaign against Belgrade … the immediate effect, at least in the case of Serbia, was devastating as security forces loyal to the former Serb president Slobodan Milosevic used the Nato raids as cover for the mass expulsions of hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanians into neighbouring countries and to commit a number of atrocities. Almost 2,000 people – mostly ethnic Albanians – are still missing after disappearing during the conflict … the generals have failed to prepare for what follows the initial and inevitable military victory … read more at THE INDEPENDENT
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- "REpower Kosovo" - Huffington Post 30/10/2014Huffington Post"REpower Kosovo"Huffington PostFor Europe's youngest nation, Kosovo, its vast reserves of lignite have been both a blessing and a curse. As the country progresses, this abundance of lignite has trapped it into using only this source of energy for its needs. Lignite is known to be ...
- Investigative journalist receives threats from EU Kosovo mission - Reporters without borders (press release) 31/10/2014EurActivInvestigative journalist receives threats from EU Kosovo missionReporters without borders (press release)Vehbi Kajtazi, an investigative journalist with the Kosovan newspaper Koha Ditore, says he was directly threatened by members of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (Eulex) over his reports that senior mission officials were suspected […]
- EU mission in Kosovo rocked by corruption allegations - EUobserver 30/10/2014EU mission in Kosovo rocked by corruption allegationsEUobserverEulex' head, Gabriele Meucci, told reporters in Pristina on Thursday (30 October) his staff are trying to “make Kosovo a better place for its people and their children … they deserve to do their work and go home at night to their families free from ...
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- Political crisis in Kosovo thwarts president's historic Serbia visit - Yahoo News UK 30/10/2014Yahoo News UKPolitical crisis in Kosovo thwarts president's historic Serbia visitYahoo News UKPRISTINA (Reuters) - The president of Kosovo on Thursday turned down an invitation to make what would have been a historic first trip to former master Serbia, citing a political crisis that has left the young Balkan state without a new government for ...Five Mo […]
- Kosovo Continues to Improve in Doing Business Regulatory Environment - Digjitale 31/10/2014DigjitaleKosovo Continues to Improve in Doing Business Regulatory EnvironmentDigjitaleA new report by the World Bank Group, Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, shows that, in the past year, Kosovo has further improved the regulatory environment for entrepreneurs, adding to the gains recorded in the last two years. In ...
- Recently recognized Kosovo athletes start training for Rio Olympics - FOXSports.com 30/10/2014Recently recognized Kosovo athletes start training for Rio OlympicsFOXSports.comPRISTINA, Kosovo -- A week after gaining provisional recognition from the IOC, Kosovo is already preparing in earnest for the 2016 Olympics. Swimmers and table tennis players are in training as Kosovo gets ready to send an independent team to the games ...
- Kosovo athletes start training for Rio Olympics - USA TODAY 31/10/2014
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- Kosovo Murder Retrial Urged After EU Bribe Claims 31/10/2014The family of three murder victims called for a retrial after allegations that an EU rule-of-law mission judge in Kosovo took a bribe to clear one of the suspects.
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- Half a Million Croats Petition Against Highway Sale 30/10/2014Campaigners against privatisation of the nation's highways have collected half-a-million signatures, and are now pressing for a nationwide referendum.
- Belgrade Cultural Director Axed For Criticism 31/10/2014
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