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Putin is banking on his friends in the Balkans to help sustain his bloody war in Ukraine | Michael Colborne
United in a sense of victimhood, Russia has an ally in far-right Serbian groups. The west underestimates them at its peril, says Michael Colborne a journalist and researcher at Bellingcat

Michael Colborne

15, Sep, 2022 @2:56 PM

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‘Everyone loved each other’: the rise of Yugonostalgia
While many citizens of the former Yugoslavia miss the lower prices and global recognition, others warn against over-romanticising the Tito era

Jessica Bateman

25, Aug, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Kosovo stops import of electricity and begins energy rationing
Power blackouts after wholesale prices soar as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Rob Davies

15, Aug, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Foreign Office to pay £423,000 to whistleblowing lawyer who lost job
FCDO continues to rebut claims by Maria Bamieh, who says she was told to ignore evidence of EU corruption

Rajeev Syal

03, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Hive review – inspiring Kosovan feminist drama
Yllka Gashi excels as a woman confronting misogyny as she strives to establish a village food business

Simran Hans

19, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Hive review – Kosovan war widow dealing with sting of grief in richly intelligent film
Every shot counts in drama about woman’s fight against violent local men to survive and provide for her children in the wake of war

Peter Bradshaw

17, Mar, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Russia may pressure Serbia to undermine western Balkans, leaders warn
Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina urge western leaders to ‘engage more actively and strongly’ in the region

Patrick Wintour in London and Julian Borger in Washington

11, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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One woman’s war story: Hive, the real-life Sundance hit set on Kosovo’s feminist frontline
Last year’s festival saw a hat-trick of awards for a feature telling the true story of Fahrije Hoti, a Kosovan war widow who rebelled against her village patriarchy

Claire Armitstead

06, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Panic as Kosovo pulls the plug on its energy-guzzling bitcoin miners
Speculators rush to sell off their kit as Balkan state announces a crypto clampdown to ease electricity crisis

Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Jack Butcher in Pristina

16, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Petrit Halilaj: ‘I started to live with fear on a daily basis’
The artist was 13 when the Kosovo war destroyed his home, but a chance meeting in a refugee camp led him to document a child’s-eye view of the conflict

Claire Armitstead

01, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Serbia president lauds Russia ties at EU Balkans summit
Aleksandar Vučić’s comments come as EU leaders ditch proposal to put 2030 deadline for six western Balkan nations to join bloc

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

06, Oct, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Tensions rise at Kosovo border as number plate row escalates
Behind a seemingly minor dispute, the long unresolved enmity with Serbia simmers

Jack Butcher and Daniel Boffey

02, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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