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Kosovo series, part 2/5

By Thomas Lowe

Trepca mines - to the North of Kosovo - are the country’s treasure trove. It’s estimated there’s about 50 million tonnes of lead and zinc under the ground - as well as more than 4,000 tonnes of silver. Once one of Yugoslavia's biggest industrial companies, Trepca mines complex employed some 24-thousand people. But crippled by a long-running ownership tussle with Serbia, it now employs just over 7-hundred. In the second part of RFI’s special series on Kosovo, Thomas Lowe goes deep underground to see what a working life is like in Stan-Terg - one of the country’s few functioning mines.

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