The mood in northern Kosovo remains tense as Serbs keep blockading roads to the border in protest against new regulations imposed on Serbian vehicles while Kosovo police special forces units maintain an armed presence nearby.
Kosovo’s decision to no longer recognise vehicle licence plates issued in Serbia throws a spotlight on the everyday hardships inflicted on ordinary Serbs and Albanians from the failure of Belgrade and Pristina to resolve their relations.
Kosovo municipality assembly member candidates have pledged that if they win a seat at their municipal councils, they will focus on social issues, with special emphasis on raising the voice on behalf of local women.
Online abuse of Kosovo women is taking a toll on their readiness to engage in political and public life.
After Goran Bregovic’s performance in Korca sparked a wide public debate about cultural exchange between Albanians and Serbs, BIRN research shows that ethnic Albanian artists appearing at Serbia’s Exit festival is also still uncommon.