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.
Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo's prime minister and a former guerilla commander, gave up his post after being summoned as a war crimes suspect before a special court. He has already been acquitted twice before in The Hague.
A diplomatic row over UK ambassador’s leaked cables – A change of political pace in Greece - Finland gets tough on climate action – Frenchman dies in controversial right-to-die case - The Nordic diet goes mainstream – UK Jews push for German citizenship – Trade tariff tension between Serbia and Kosovo – Debate in Italy over social housing for Roma – Rapping in Russia
Relations between Serbia and Kosovo have hit their lowest point in years. Kosovo has imposed a 100% tariff on Serbian imports. The US and the EU have urged the government in Pristina to drop the tax. But there's no sign of them relenting. And that's causing tensions to rise. Guy De Launey reports from Kosovo.
A risky election rerun in Turkey - Two Hongkongers are granted asylum in Germany – German rescue boat captain faces jail in Italy – Stemming the exodus from Kosovo – Passing on the D-Day torch – UK is ‘Europe’s cocaine capital’ – Germany remembers Anne Frank – Unlocking change in eastern Europe – Russia’s role in the Middle East – Nightingales in Berlin
Kosovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the withdrawal of Yugoslav forces and the arrival of NATO peacekeepers. But there's little euphoria. Unemployment is high and trust in politicians is low. So little wonder that increasing numbers of young people see their future elsewhere. One of the most popular destinations is Germany. Guy De Launey went to the capital, Pristina, to find out why.
Kosovo's national football team have been taking part in their first-ever European Championship qualifying match. Football's world and European governing bodies only admitted Kosovo three years ago. And the team's made rapid progress. That's helping with the tricky matter of national identity. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia 11 years ago — but loyalties to Albania still run deep.
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