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A boy dressed as a police officer holding Kosovo flags in Pristina on the eve of celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Kosovo independence. Photograph: Getty Images

Ramush Haradinaj missed the party when Kosovo declared independence 10 years ago today. A rebel commander during Kosovo’s 1998-9 conflict with Serbia(...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel with Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has told Serbia that it must accept the sovereignty of Kosovo if it wants to join the European Union, in a blunt message that was welcomed in (...)

Mitrovica band Proximity Mine, which is made up of ethnic Albanians and Serbs, at the Mitrovica Rock School. Photograph: Flickr

In 1980s Yugoslavia, Mitrovica in northern Kosovo was famous for its metal and its music. More than 20,000 employees blasted and drilled lead, zinc, (...)

Flowers and candles mark the place in Mitrovica, Kosovo, where moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead outside his office in January. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Police keep watch now outside the office of Oliver Ivanovic, where a small shrine of flowers and candles marks the place the Kosovo-Serb politician wa(...)

Federica Mogherini: “The next months will be not only intense but also crucial to make sure that this historic and unique opportunity is seized.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union has urged six Balkan states to seize their “historic” opportunity to join the bloc by overcoming major problems posed by crime and (...)

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, next to Serbian Orthodox bishop Teodosije, visits the Banjska Monastery in northern Mitrovica on Saturday. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has delivered a conciliatory message on a controversial visit to Kosovo, amid criticism that Belgrade is making cyn(...)

A couple are suing the Garda Commissioner and State in the High Court for damages over alleged malicious prosecution in 2007 and 2008 on the alleged d(...)

A cortege escorts a car carrying the coffin of Oliver Ivanovic, flanked by priests and family, to the northern outskirts of Kosovska, Mitrovica, in Kosovo on Wednesday. Photograph: Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

Kosovo has said it may ask for US help in finding the killers of one of the country’s main ethnic Serb politicians, as Serbian president Aleksandar V(...)

Oliver Ivanovic: one of the chief interlocutors for Nato, United Nations and European Union officials based in Kosovo after the war. Photograph: Andrej Cukic/EPA

The European Union and United States have called for calm after a leading Kosovo Serb politician was shot dead in what Belgrade called an act of terro(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgaria launched its first EU presidency with a flourish with speeches and glorious traditional music and dance – a cross between Riverdance, Horslip(...)

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