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PM: Kosovo accepts EU’s peace deal with Serbia, with caveats

Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in capital Pristina, Kosovo, Feb 5, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) PRISTINA – Kosovo's prime minister Albin Kurti said on Monday he accepted a proposed European Union plan aimed at normalizing relations with Serbia despite concerns over Western demands to give more rights […]

Kosovo reopens border crossing with Serbia, easing standoff

Italian soldiers serving in a NATO-led international peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) patrol near a road barricade set up in the divided town of Mitrovica on Dec 29, 2022. (STRINGER / AFP) MITROVICA, Kosovo – Kosovo re-opened its biggest border crossing with Serbia on Thursday, hours after protesting Serbs in its north promised to remove […]

Kosovo closes border crossing after roadblock in Serbia

Members of the Italian Armed Forces, part of the NATO peacekeepers mission in Kosovo, stand guard near a roadblock in Rudare, near the northern part of the ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Dec 28, 2022.( FLORION GOGA / REUTERS) PRISTINA — Kosovo closed its biggest border crossing on Wednesday after protesters blocked it on the […]

Serbia president: Belgrade seeks to defuse tensions in Kosovo

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic talks to the press as he arrives for the EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana, on Dec 6, 2022. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) BELGRADE – Serbia demands the release of all arrested Serbs from northern Kosovo, but also seeks to defuse tensions there following tensions in the restive region, President Aleksandar Vucic […]

Kosovo, Serbia reach deal to end dispute over car plates

A driver removes a sticker covering the national markings on his car plates at the Jarinje border crossing, Kosovo, Sept 1, 2022. (OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI / REUTERS) PRISTINA – Kosovo and Serbia reached a deal on Wednesday to end a nearly two-year dispute over car license plates in northern Kosovo, which the West had warned could […]

EU warns of escalation after Serbia, Kosovo fail to solve row

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell answers journalists during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Nov 14, 2022. (JOHN THYS / AFP) BRUSSELS – Serbia and Kosovo have failed to reach an agreement on a long-standing dispute over car license plates, […]

New Serbian govt headed by PM Brnabic sworn in

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters in Belgrade, Serbia, Jan 11, 2022. (ZORANA JEVTIC / REUTERS) BELGRADE – The Serbian parliament elected the new government led by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic here on Wednesday. Brnabic vowed that Serbia will continue with its European integration process, while also […]

No agreement reached as talks continue between Serbia, Kosovo

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell gives a statement after Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue at the EU headquarters EEAS building in Brussels on Aug 18, 2022. (JOHN THYS / AFP) BRUSSELS – A high-level meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's head of government Albin Kurti in Brussels on Thursday […]