Kosovo lies between Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro. Its predominantly Muslim, ethnic Albanian population declared independence from Serbia in 2008.
Kosovo, a Balkan nation of 1.8 million people, has two official languages: Albanian and Serbian. Its capital is Pristina. Kosovo is a historically significant region for both ethnic Serbs and ethnic Albanians. In the late 1990s, a move for independence by its majority ethnic Albanian population sparked fighting, prompting a NATO aerial intervention in 1999. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Kosovo.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says the EU promotes cooperation between the Balkan countries. He also maintains that Serbia is a stabilizing force - although it refuses to recognize the independence of Kosovo.
In the second full day of Olympic competition, Majlinda Kelmendi made history for Kosovo, the Williams sisters and Novak Djokovic suffered shock exits, and Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten suffered a serious crash.
Kosovo only earned its independence from Serbia in 2008 and full recognition by the IOC in 2014. Kelmendi had previously competed for Albania in Olympic competitions, but she is now a medallist for Kosovo.