Oliver Ivanovic

Ivanović's assassination in the context of Kosovo Serbs’ lives in Kosovo

For several days now, international media speak about the assassination of Oliver Ivanović and regret the death of a Kosovo Serb moderate leader. In Mitrovica, particularly, but also in the other Serbian parts of Kosovo, the assassination of Ivanović came as a painful shock. Despite the sadness, the assassination of this well-known and respected leader, could give an unprecedented international visibility for several years, for the Serbs who live in Kosovo. 

In 1999, Kosovo received a huge media coverage due to the NATO bombing. Since that date, however, it slowly...

No Silver Lining as Balkans Lose Another Moderate Politician

In his last interview, published in the magazine Vreme in September 2017, Oliver Ivanović stated: "Let me be clear. The people (the Serbs in the northern Kosovo) are not afraid of the Albanians, but of the Serbs, the local strongmen and the criminals, who drive around in jeeps without car plates. Illegal drugs are being sold at every corner, every parent is afraid of this. This has also been the case before, but not to such an extent and these people have earlier not behaved as arrogant as nowadays. The police watches...