Leaked data on profits at privatised utility KEDS put pressure on Kosovo’s PDK

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest August 9, 2017

Figures obtained by local daily Zeri show Turkish consortium Calik-Limak recovered its investment just one year after buying majority stake in KEDS, in revelations likely to embarrass PDK as it tries to form new government.

Kosovan PM appoints new ministers as formation of new majority remains uncertain

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest August 7, 2017

New ministers will be part of the acting government until a new executive is voted in by lawmakers - a remote scenario given the failure to elect a parliament speaker since the June general election.

Kosovo halts rail services as operator runs out of money

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 1, 2017

Trainkos has suspended all its services except the Pristina-Skopje train saying it is unable to continue operations without funding from the government.

Kosovo loses out on IMF funding after failing to form new government

bne IntelliNews August 1, 2017

Time runs out for final review of current stand-by arrangement and disbursement of €15mn funding as negotiations over new coalition drag on in Pristina.

Nato still has a mixed reception in Emerging Europe

Ben Aris in Berlin July 14, 2017

After 70 years of being told Nato was the enemy, most of the populations of the former Communist bloc continue to have mixed feelings about their former enemies – even if the geopolitics have changed radically.