Explains: Why do Serbia-Kosovo tensions persist?

Europe 05/29/19, 09:53

Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared this week after Kosovo's police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region's north and arrested scores of people. There have been clashes between Kosovo's police and local Serbs, with several people injured, and two U.N. personnel were detained, including a Russian. Serbia raised its combat ...

Update: EU urges Kosovo, Serbia to return to dialogue

Europe 05/29/19, 08:12

The Latest on the tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local):3:10 p.m.The European Union's top diplomat is urging Kosovo and Serbia to return to the negotiating table and normalize relations amid high tensions following an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo.A woman standing at ...

Anti-govt protests resume against Serbia’s populist leader

Europe 04/20/19, 12:58

Several thousand people have turned up at an anti-government protest in Belgrade a day after Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic held a mass rally in an apparent bid to counter months of street demonstrations against him.Protesters marched through downtown Belgrade on Saturday demanding more democracy and media freedom in Serbia. ...

Thousands gather for rally supporting populist Serbia leader

Europe 04/19/19, 10:01

Thousands are gathering in Belgrade for a mass rally in support of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is seeking to counter months of protests demanding more democratic freedoms in the Balkan country.Authorities have sealed off central streets in the capital Friday as Vucic's supporters arrive in buses from all over ...

Serbia seeks greater Russian role in talks with Kosovo

Europe 04/17/19, 10:09

Serbia on Wednesday sought to secure a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West.Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after meeting his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow that "Serbia cannot defend its ...

Thousands rally in Serbia against populist leader Vucic

Europe 04/13/19, 09:41

Thousands of people have gathered for a protest rally against Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic. Authorities deployed riot police inside the parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building.The protest Saturday in central Belgrade, the capital, comes after months of anti-government demonstrations accusing Vucic of being ...

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

Europe 03/24/19, 08:40

Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade is commemorating the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo is hailing the beginning of its national liberation.The staunchly opposed views of the two former war foes reflect persisting tensions over Kosovo, whose 2008 declaration ...

Serbian students rally over anti-govt protest detentions

Europe 03/18/19, 10:05

Dozens of Serbian high school students have staged a sit-down protest demanding that authorities release a fellow student who was jailed during weekend anti-government protests in Serbia.The students marched Monday from their school in downtown Belgrade toward the main police station in the Serbian capital, where they sat on the ...

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

Europe 03/17/19, 07:15

Serbia's president has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they say is his autocratic rule.As Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the presidency building in downtown Belgrade on Sunday, hundreds of opposition supporters gathered in ...

Serbian protesters enter state TV headquarters in Belgrade

Europe 03/16/19, 16:53

Demonstrators protesting the autocratic rule of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic burst into state-run TV headquarters in Belgrade on Saturday to denounce a broadcaster whose reporting they consider highly biased.Helmeted and baton-wielding riot police arrived at the scene in the Serbian capital and tried to evict hundreds of people, including some ...

Serbia anti-government protesters surround state TV building

Europe 03/09/19, 15:38

Several thousand people have surrounded Serbia's state TV building during anti-government protests requesting more media freedom in the Balkan country.The crowd booed and jeered for one hour Saturday outside the TV building in central Belgrade to express their discontent with what they say is the station's biased reporting.The demonstrations in ...

US envoy in Kosovo to push for lifting of tax on Serbia

Europe 03/09/19, 14:32

A senior U.S. official on Saturday met with top Kosovo leaders in an attempt to persuade the government to revoke or suspend a tariff on Serb goods so that dialogue with Belgrade can resume.Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale is the latest U.S. envoy to take part ...

Italy PM Conte urges Kosovo to abolish taxes on Serbia goods

Europe 03/06/19, 08:56

Italy's prime minister has urged Kosovo to withdraw a 100-percent tariff on goods from Serbia so the former Balkan foes could resume European Union-mediated talks on normalizing relations.Premier Giuseppe Conte said in Belgrade that Italy hopes a compromise solution would soon be reached between Serbia and its former province that ...

Serbia takes delivery of 4 more Russian-made fighter jets

Europe 02/25/19, 11:42

Serbia took delivery of four Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus on Monday, the defense ministry said, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region.Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin attended the ceremony at an air force base in Belarus, ...

interview: Kosovo president hopes for deal with Serbia

Europe 02/14/19, 14:37

The president of Kosovo said Thursday he thinks there is "good momentum" to reach an agreement this year to normalize ties with Serbia.Kosovo commemorates its 2008 declaration of independence on Feb. 17 each year. It is recognized as its own country by 116 nations, but not by the one from ...

Serbs protest populist President Vucic for 10th week

Europe 02/09/19, 13:45

Several thousand people have marched in Serbia's capital of Belgrade to protest populist President Aleksandar Vucic, who is showing signs of nervousness after 10 consecutive weeks of anti-government demonstrations.The protests, which have spread outside of Belgrade, accuse Vucic of stifling free media and democracy in the Balkan country. He denies ...

Belgrade protests for 7th week against Serbian leader

Europe 01/19/19, 14:39

Several thousand people have marched in Belgrade for the seventh week of protests against what they say is Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's autocratic rule.The protest Saturday comes after Vucic's party bused tens of thousands of his supporters into the capital during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit on Thursday. Vucic's critics ...

Vladimir Putin gets lavish welcome on visit to ally Serbia

Europe 01/17/19, 07:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Serbia in a show of support for the Balkan country's populist leader and his pro-Moscow policies.Putin landed at Belgrade airport on Thursday after his presidential plane was escorted over Serbian airspace by MiG-29 fighter jets he recently donated to Serbia.Serbia has maintained close ...

Anti-govt protests for 6th week against Serbian leader

Europe 01/12/19, 14:38

Several thousand people have turned out in Belgrade for the sixth week of street protests against populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.Demonstrations first started after thugs beat up an opposition politician in November, prompting calls for more democracy and an end to political violence in Serbia.Critics say Vucic ...

Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbia populist leader

Europe 01/05/19, 15:13

Thousands of people have braved snow and freezing temperatures in Serbia's capital to turn up for the fifth week of street protests against populist President Aleksandar Vucic.The demonstrators marched through downtown Belgrade blowing whistles and booing and jeering loudly as they passed the Serbian presidency building on Saturday. Some carried ...

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