Kosovo: Parteien einigen sich auf Koalition

Kosovo: Parteien einigen sich auf Koalition

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2014

Nach monatelangem Stillstand haben die beiden größten Parteien des Kosovo einer Zusammenarbeit zugestimmt. Wer Ministerpräsident wird, ist noch unklar. mehr...

Migration Debate: Deportation Scandal Grips France

Migration Debate: Deportation Scandal Grips France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

Controversy surrounding the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma girl and her family continues to undermine the government of French President François Hollande. The scandal is the latest flare-up in the country's deeply divisive immigration debate. more... Comment ]

'We Have Achieved Almost Nothing': An Insider's View of EU Efforts in Kosovo

'We Have Achieved Almost Nothing': An Insider's View of EU Efforts in Kosovo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2012

Since 2008, the EU has had thousands of soldiers, judges and prosecutors in Kosovo to help it become a Western-style constitutional democracy. But a German police officer with years of experience there says it is still dominated by corruption, clan loyalties and drugs -- with officials just waiting for the high-minded reformers to leave. more... Comment ]

Peacekeeping in Kosovo: 'The Situation is Still Tense'

Peacekeeping in Kosovo: 'The Situation is Still Tense'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2011

Major General Erhard Bühler leads NATO's peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR). In an interview with SPIEGEL, the German armed forces commander discusses the critical situation in northern Kosovo, the EU's responsibility in the region and when he thinks the time will be to finally begin pulling troops out. more... Comment ]

'Tito, We Miss You': Young Kosovars Lose Patience with Foreign Helpers

'Tito, We Miss You': Young Kosovars Lose Patience with Foreign Helpers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2011

Plagued by manipulated elections, mismanagement and corruption, the new Balkan republic of Kosovo has seen little progress since it declared independence in 2008. Frustrated young people accuse the many UN and EU officials in the country of stifling development, and consider their prime minister to be a puppet of the Americans. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Pristina more... Comment ]

Kosovar Interior Minister: 'Kosovo's Territorial Integrity is Inviolable'

Kosovar Interior Minister: 'Kosovo's Territorial Integrity is Inviolable'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 02, 2011

In a SPIEGEL interview, Kosovar Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi discusses the tense situation along the republic's northern border, which grew deadly last week during clashes with ethnic Serbs. He also calls on countries that have not yet recognized Kosovo as a state to reconsider their position. more...

The World from Berlin: 'No Simple Solutions' in the Balkans

The World from Berlin: 'No Simple Solutions' in the Balkans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 29, 2011

This week's violence in border areas between Kosovo and Serbia has cast a shadow over Serbia's prospects for accession talks to join the European Union. German editorialists argue the events show that both Belgrade and Pristina have a long way to go before true peace can be established in the region. more... Comment ]

Europe's Achilles' Heel: Historical EU Error To Blame for Kosovo Strife

Europe's Achilles' Heel: Historical EU Error To Blame for Kosovo Strife

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 29, 2011

The battlefields of the Balkans war are still littered with mines, and the conflict between the Serbs and the Kosovars could explode again at any moment. An historical error by the European Union is at least partly to blame. A Commentary by Olaf Ihlau more... Comment ]

Border Dispute with Kosovo: Serbian Attackers Shoot at NATO Soldiers

Border Dispute with Kosovo: Serbian Attackers Shoot at NATO Soldiers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 28, 2011

NATO reinforcements have been sent to Kosovo's northern border with Serbia after a group of angry Serbs attacked and set fire to a border post there. They also reportedly opened fire on NATO troops nearby. The incident highlights growing tensions between ethnic Serbs and Kosovar Albanians. more...

Villagers Defend Kosovar Refugee: A Roma Teen's Fight to Stay in Germany

Villagers Defend Kosovar Refugee: A Roma Teen's Fight to Stay in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2010

Elvis Berishaj was just 6 years old when he and his family fled Kosovo. The Roma teenager has lived in a German village ever since and is a shining example of integration. Yet once he turned 18, he faced deportation. His only chance of getting a residency permit was to go back to Kosovo. By Antje Windmann more...