Kosovo

thumbnailSanctions against Russia bring Kosovo closer to EU, US
2014-10-27Kosovo officials said the country continues to act as a constructive member of the international community.
thumbnailThe Balkans confront rogue mosques
2014-09-04Experts said mosques not under control of Islamic Communities breed extremist Islam and recruit jihad fighters.
thumbnailJoint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies
2014-08-25Participating countries said the exercise increases regional co-operation and supports regional security.
thumbnailISIL's focus on women criticised in Turkey and the Balkans
2014-08-22Citizens and experts urge states to react decisively against ISIL and its propaganda.
thumbnailBalkans put greater emphasis on NATO, EU air traffic regulations
2014-08-20Regional countries try to avoid confusion over Russia's attempt to create a new flight region including Crimea and parts of Ukraine.
thumbnailKosovo promises to co-operate with war crimes investigation
2014-08-06Indictments by an EU task force are expected to be filed once a special court is established next year.
thumbnailNATO general says Alliance is focused on Ukraine, terrorism
2014-08-04NATO's top general said that nations in the alliance are co-operating to combat extremism.
thumbnailSecurity experts from Belgrade, Pristina and Tirana work to improve co-operation
2014-07-04Open discussion on security issues and direct contacts among young opinion-makers of the three entities is crucial for regional progress, according to experts and youth.
thumbnailKosovo power plant incident ignites workplace safety investigation
2014-06-23The move follows an explosion at the Kosovo A power plant that resulted in multiple deaths and injuries.
thumbnailAlbania opens its job market to Kosovo
2014-06-13The move seeks to satisfy labour demand and reduce unemployment in Albania and Kosovo.
thumbnailIMF disburses 3.4 billion euros to Greece
2014-06-04The fund said Athens does not need to impose new austerity measures this year. Also in business news: Bulgaria leads the region in Foreign Policy magazine's Baseline Profitability Index.
thumbnailAdditional bailout funding on the way to Greece
2014-04-02Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus to drop its ceiling on daily cash withdrawals.
thumbnailSerbs in Crimea send 'false message,' experts and citizens say
2014-03-24A group of extremists who have joined the Russian paramilitary forces in Crimea do not represent the state, experts tell SETimes.
thumbnailKosovo cities make teacher hiring more transparent
2014-03-05A lack of transparency has been the most common form of political influence in the education system.
thumbnailKosovo Security Force improves emergency response capability
2014-02-18The Kosovo Security Force is capable of responding to natural and man-made emergency situations.
thumbnailEU warns Balkan nations about illegal waste depots, poor waste management
2014-02-17Bulgaria's failure to deal with illegal waste depots violates EU regulations and raises the issue of the waste management problems in the region.
thumbnailExperts warn of spread of extremism in Balkan prisons
2014-02-12Islamic extremists try to recruit the most economically devastated prisoners by offering assistance.
thumbnailCroatia, EU focus on youth unemployment
2014-02-12With the help of an EU programme, Croatia is tackling unemployment for citizens younger than 25. Also in business news: the 2014 Balkan Economic Summit was held in Bursa, Turkey, and Romania and Bulgaria saw an increase in exports last year.
thumbnailBiH chaos ends as officials, citizens call for changes
2014-02-10Officials and analysts said that the public is frustrated by poverty, unemployment and the lack of a solid government.
thumbnailEthnic discrimination is a significant security threat, experts say
2014-02-06Experts say young people who were subjected to the trauma of the Balkan conflicts are more inclined to turn to violence, but Turkey can be a stabilising presence in the region.
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NATO co-operation is crucial for Serbia, regionNATO co-operation is crucial for Serbia, region

By co-operating with NATO, Serbia will see improvement in its defence system and security sector reforms, officials and experts said.

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