Kosovo

UN mission investigates possible fraud by Kosovo energy company

The United Nations mission in Kosovo today said it was investigating possible fraud by the province's energy company, involving €4.5 million (euros) of international aid money used to import electricity.

Kosovo: UN mission assists villages damaged by earthquake

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today continued to assist the population of Gnjilane following yesterday's earthquake, in which one person was killed and 23 hospitalized.

Kosovo: more needs to be done on security, economic development, Annan reports

While the formation of a government in Kosovo earlier this year after several months of deadlock was an important step forward, much more needs to be done to create a secure climate in order to spur economic development, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report on the United Nations efforts in the province.

Security Council welcomes political progress in Kosovo, urges further returns

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed advances in Kosovo's political structures while stressing the need to further facilitate the return of all displaced persons to the territory.

Kosovo: UN war crimes prosecutor confirms probes into three KLA suspects

The chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today confirmed that her office had opened three investigations dealing with suspects from the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), and that she hoped to issue the first indictment in those cases this year.

Kosovo: UN to set up privatization agency to help boost economy

In a bid to support the emergence of a new economy in Kosovo, the head of the United Nations mission in the province today announced plans to create a new body to manage the process of privatization.

Kosovo: UN refugee agency helping Ashkali families return to their homes

In what the United Nations has called a "major step" in Kosovo's journey to joining a free and democratic Europe, six Ashkali, or Gypsy, families are returning today to their homes in the province.

Kosovo: UN Mission chief condemns recent attacks on UN police

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) today condemned Monday’s attacks on UN police officers during a riot in Mitrovica, saying this violence only hurt the legitimate interests of the province’s Serb population.