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Kosovo and Serbia Team Up to Search for Missing Victims

Kosovo and Serbia Team Up to Search for Missing Victims

In a symbolic act of cooperation, Serbia and Kosovo pledged to uncover the truth about the fate of 1,700 missing victims in the Kosovo War in 1998 and 1999. Representatives from Kosovo’s Government Missing Persons Commission and Serbia’s Missing Persons Commission met on 14 June and visited a potential mass grave in the village of […]

Kosovo and Serbia search

Kosovo and Serbia search

In a symbolic act of cooperation, Serbia and Kosovo pledged to uncover the truth about the fate of 1,700 missing victims in the Kosovo War in 1998 and 1999. Representatives from Kosovo’s Government Missing Persons Commission and Serbia’s Missing Persons Commission met on 14 June and visited a potential mass grave in the village of […]

Kosovo national team approved for play

Kosovo national team approved for play

After prolonged reluctance, FIFA approved the participation of the Kosovo national football team in friendly matches with its 208 member countries, but then suspended its decision due to protest from the Serbian Federation. Behind closed doors at the annual FIFA Congress, held in May in Budapest, President Sepp Blatter announced the initial decision after a […]

Belgrade-Pristina Talks

 Custom talks between Serbia and Kosovo  are scheduled to resume Sept. 2 in Brussels after a six week delay, a move welcomed by the European Commision that had mediated the start of negotiations in March. The talks were interrupted in July when Pristina banned Serbian imports in response to Serbia’s blockade of Kosovar goods since […]

Arigona Back in Austria

Arigona Back in Austria

Arigona Zogaj (18) returned to Austria on Nov. 24 with her mother Nurije and her younger brother and sister Albin (11) and Albona (10), four months after the family had been deported to Kosovo. The return of the Zogajs marked the end of a three-year fight to stay in Austria, bringing them back to Frankenburg […]

Dayton – 15 Years Later

“The region is on a positive move,” proclaimed former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, in his opening speech at the “Dayton-15 years after” panel at the European Forum Alpbach in late August. In issues from economic development and institutional reform to the degree of self-sustainability of the government, international experts traced a pattern of encouraging […]

The Vatican Sides with the Serbian Church

When Kosovo declared its independence in January 2008, Serbia and five of the 27 EU members along with some 89 other sovereign states refused to recognize it, sending the case to the International Court of Justice. Public hearings held last December in Hague are still inconclusive. And now, the cause has been further complicated by […]

Kosovo the Day After

Just over 24 hours after Kosovo declared its independence, five diplomats and ambassadors from the Balkan region, gathered for a panel discussion on Kosovo and the European Union at Webster University. And amid all the traditional politesse, it was clear that the continuing tensions and disagreements would be difficult to resolve any time soon. Sitting […]

Whose Identity?

After seeing the controversial outcomes of the violent Belgrade protests, one could just let out a deep sigh: it has happened again… A conflict between two nations has once again become the toy in the game played by the world’s superpowers from which one nation will come out as victor while the other as loser. […]

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