Preparing for the birthday party in Pristina.
Europe's youngest state badly wants into the EU, but the hurdles in place are high.
A young girl wearing the Spanish flag (right) walks with another young girl wearing an ‘estelada,’ or independence flag.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Catalans protest the Spanish government crackdown after voting for independence.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
The offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State has damaged thousands of structures in the historic Old City.
The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
Vetëvendosje founder Albin Kurti takes the stage.
After years of propping up corrupt parties in the name of 'order', Kosovo's international backers have a very different partner to deal with.
Kosovo fans cheer as their team takes on Finland at a September 2016 football match.
In Kosovo's long struggle to gain international recognition of its statehood, football has helped the country achieve major goals.
Children wave Albanian and Kosovar flags for Kosovo independence day, February 2016.
Recent events in France have triggered more tensions in the Balkans. But analysis should focus on regional tendencies to lean towards Russia or the US than on catastrophic scenarios.
A medical centre for cholera victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The UN might now apologise for poisoning scores of Roma people in Kosovo – but its role in Haiti's cholera disaster still goes unacknowledged.
Serbia’s new government will look to advance the country’s cause for EU membership.
After capturing 48% of the vote and 158 of the 250 seats in parliament at elections in March, the centre-right Serbian Progressive Party – led by first deputy prime minister Aleksandar Vučić – can form…
Implementation of the Kosovo-Serbia 15-point peace agreement remains a challenge with Serbian protesters demanding a referendum on the issue.
Despite its economic instability, entry to the European Union (EU) still acts as a unifying link to the rest of continent, with non-member states working strategically to meet the EU’s strict criteria…