Kosovo

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Vladimir Putin: The system of “managed democracy” that Putin instituted to perpetuate his rule requires the formal rituals of democracy

Few things are certain in politics, but the election of Vladimir Putin for a fourth term as president of Russia is a fairly safe bet. Sunday’s electio(...)

Clocks connected to national grids will try  to catch up six minutes with their faster clockwork or radio-signal-based counterparts

Clocks in 25 countries, from Poland to Portugal and Denmark to Turkey, will for the next few weeks be running fast. Or at least slightly so – and only(...)

 Serbia and Kosovo have been urged to resolve a dispute over their power grid that has  caused some digital clocks in Europe to lose time.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

European power grid lobby Entso-e has urged Serbia and Kosovo to resolve a dispute over their power grid that has affected the broader European networ(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) kisses president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci during a tour of Balkan states last week. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Enlargement of its membership has been the European Union’s most important geopolitical tool to deal with continental instability for four decades. It(...)

People enjoy a winter afternoon on the ice of the frozen Lake of Joux in Le Pont, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap has badly affected transport and caused a handful of deaths across a swathe of Europ(...)

The president of Kosovo’s parliament, Kadri Veseli, welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker during  the European Commission  president’s visit to Pristina in Kosovo on Wednesday. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Top European Union officials have told Bosnia’s leaders to heal its ethnic rifts, strengthen its economy and rule of law and agree on election reform (...)

Young men in the Roma district of Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, collecting recyclable plastic refuse. It is probably the main source of income in the city for the marginalised Roma community. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

While in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, people were preparing to celebrate a decade of independence this month, in the northern city of Mitrovica it was (...)

Workers remove a sign with the former name of the highway leading to the Greek border, “Alexander of Macedonia”, newly renamed “Friendship Highway”, near Skopje on February 21st. The government decided to change the name of the highway, along with the name of the Skopje airport, following the name dispute with Greece. Photograph:  Robert Atanasovski/Getty Images

"It’s our name, our language and our identity," say the people of Macedonia, asking the international community to recognise their state as the R(...)

Members of the Kosovo Security Force ceremonial band parade in the main square in Pristina on  the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo Independence. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images
Kosovo: tough decisions lie ahead

Kosovo is taking down the bunting after its 10th birthday party and wondering where it will be in another decade – inside the European Union and Nato (...)

An Albanian flag is carried as thousands of people walk down the main pedestrian zone in Pristina,  on Saturday, the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Photograph: Visar Kryeziu/AP

Kosovo has urged Serbia to agree a historic deal this year to normalise their relations, as it celebrated its first decade of independence from Belgra(...)

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