Sun, May 26 2013
Members of the Kosovo police special forces sit in a vehicle in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, July 26 2011.
The first aircraft with fresh troops landed at Pristina airport on August 3. The commander of Nato forces in Kosovo, Erhard Buehler, asked for an additional 700 troops to help restore order in northern Kosovo.
The head of Belgrade's negotiating team, Borislav Stefanović, told reporters after the closed-door meeting that there would be more discussions, but he did not say when
European Union to send a mediator to try to resolve tensions between Serbia and Kosovo, while parliament in Belgrade approves a special resolution on the border crisis.
Serbian president Boris Tadić called for an end to the violence, saying that ‘hooligans’ who are causing violence are not the ones who defend the citizens or the state of Serbia.
Serbian President Boris Tadic is appealing for diplomacy after Kosovo police tried to seize control of two border posts in Kosovo's Serb-dominated north, wounding two officers and three civilians.
Kosovo's government says it wants to assert control over northern regions where local Serbs refuse to recognise its 2008 declaration of independence from neighbouring Serbia. The Kosovo government also is trying to enforce a ban it imposed last week on the entry of Serbian products into the country.
Earlier, Belgrade-Priština dialogue which was due to continue in Brussels on July 20 and 21 was postponed to September.
In Sofia, Priština’s foreign minister builds the brickwork of formal relations.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.