Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19568/all en Kosovo's Mafia: How the US and allies ignore allegations of organized crime at the highest levels of a new democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-hashim-thaci-organized-crime <p>PRISTINA &mdash; Despite numerous and detailed allegations against Hashim Thaci, he has remained a valued ally of successive U.S. administrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-hashim-thaci-organized-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hashim Thaci Hillary Clinton International Crime Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:01:00 +0000 Matt McAllester 5632203 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-intelligence-services <p>PRISTINA &mdash; Sources have come forward to shed new light on K-SHIK&rsquo;s alleged history of targeting political opponents for intimidation &mdash; and murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-intelligence-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hashim Thaci International Crime Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:15:00 +0000 Matt McAllester 5632242 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking <p> PRISTINA &mdash; In the aftermath of the U.S.-led war in Kosovo, this nascent democracy became a hub of the global trade in human beings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking International Crime International sex news Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:03:00 +0000 Matt McAllester and Jovo Martinovic 5632462 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbian mufti taps into ethnic tension with Belgrade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110824/serbia-sandzak-mufti-muamer-zukorlic <p> SANDZAK, Serbia &mdash; The rising tensions between ethnic communities in the Balkans have accompanied Serbia&rsquo;s bid for EU membership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110824/serbia-sandzak-mufti-muamer-zukorlic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Kosovo Serbia Conflict Zones Europe Politics World Religion Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:13:21 +0000 Justin Vela 5673866 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo man admits to killing U.S. airmen in Frankfurt airport attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/110831/germany-frankfurt-us-airmen-killed-kosovo-arid-uka-admits-attack <p> Arid Uka said he had been influenced by a jihadist propaganda video on the internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/110831/germany-frankfurt-us-airmen-killed-kosovo-arid-uka-admits-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Military Germany United States Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:33:05 +0000 News Desk 5674370 at http://www.globalpost.com EU police to secure Kosovo border after Serbs block roads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110916/pristina-kosovo-serbia-border-serbs-blockades-eu <p> The European Union says it wants to restart trade between Kosovo and Serbia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110916/pristina-kosovo-serbia-border-serbs-blockades-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Serbia Conflict Zones Europe Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:19:22 +0000 News Desk 5675519 at http://www.globalpost.com Girl (5) found alive after deadly Kosovo avalanche (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/girl-5-found-alive-after-deadly-kosovo-avalanche-video Rescuers heard five-year-old Asmira Reka call for help under 33ft of snow<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/girl-5-found-alive-after-deadly-kosovo-avalanche-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asmira Reka avalanche Kosovo Europe Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:50:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5691419 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens injured in Kosovo clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120629/dozens-injured-kosovo-clashes Police turned the Serbs back as they were “very aggressive, drunk and were provoking both police and citizens.”<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120629/dozens-injured-kosovo-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Serbia Conflict Zones Europe Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:46:12 +0000 Luke Browne 5709985 at http://www.globalpost.com Five years on, Kosovo still faces giant hurdles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130219/kosovo-independence-anniversary <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">PRISTINA &mdash; As Kosovo marks its fifth year of independence,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">many Kosovars don&rsquo;t have much to celebrate: With unemployment around 50 percent and some 40 percent of the population living below the poverty line, crippling corruption and an economy sustained by international aid, Europe&rsquo;s youngest country still faces huge obstacles to becoming a secure, self-sufficient state. Kosovo has failed to join</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">&nbsp;the UN and other international organizations, but</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">&nbsp;not everything appears bleak. Serbia&rsquo;s new government has taken strides to normalize relations with its former province, which may eventually help pave the way for both countries to join the European Union.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130219/kosovo-independence-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Want to Know Diplomacy Europe Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:16:00 +0000 Marie Dhumieres 5760446 at http://www.globalpost.com EU enlargement: the real answer to ethnic tensions in the Balkans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/eu-enlargement-the-real-answer-ethnic-tensions-the-balkans TIRANA, Albania - Five countries in the Balkans, including Albania and neighboring nations, are at various steps along the path to full membership in the European Union. Recent headlines – and our region’s history – serve as reminders why it is so important that all five nations join the EU, not only for our own economic futures, but also for the peace and stability of our region, our continent and the entire world. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/eu-enlargement-the-real-answer-ethnic-tensions-the-balkans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Balkans European Union Kosovo Macedonia Montenegro Regions Serbia World Leaders Diplomacy Commentary Political Risk On Europe Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sali Berisha 5818783 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia and Kosovo reach landmark deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130419/serbia-kosovo-reach-landmark-deal On Monday, European Union nations convene in Brussels to decide whether to let Serbia begin negotiations for its entry into the bloc.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130419/serbia-kosovo-reach-landmark-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Need to Know Serbia Diplomacy Europe Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:21:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5820468 at http://www.globalpost.com