Pristina is the capital and largest city of Kosovo. It is situated in the northeastern part of the Balkan country and has a population of roughly 500,000.
The site of Pristina has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age, but the city rose to prominence during the Ottoman Empire. Under SFR Yugoslavia it was the capital of the Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo. After the dissolution of Yogoslavia, it saw heavy fighting during the Kosovo War. This page collates all of DW's content on Pristina.
Pristina hit Serbian goods with steep tariffs after blaming Belgrade's "aggressive stance" for its failed bid to join the Interpol. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but the countries remain at odds.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has voiced his support for Serbia's membership in the European Union, but not before it accepts Kosovo's independence. Five EU member states have also yet to recognize Kosovo.
In Kosovo, around 30% are unemployed and amongst young people the figure tops 60%. Women are the worst off - only one in ten work. And that needs to change, decided a computer programmer in Pristina. So she set up a training programme called Girls Coding Kosovo to train women to programme computers and broaden their horizons and potential to find work. Mitra Nazar went to meet her to learn more.
More than 80% of Kosovars approve of US leadership, the highest level of support in the world. That's according to a recent Gallup poll. During the 1990's it was American intervention that helped Kosovo gain independence from Serbia. But Kosovars are not sure they'll be able to rely on the US for support and protection when Donald Trump enters the White House. Mitra Nazar reports from Pristina.