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 ...

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 ...

Kosovo marks 2008 independence with military parade

Europe 02/17/19, 08:57

Kosovo has marked the 11th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Serbia with a parade featuring soldiers from the national army it created last year despite opposition.President Hashim Thaci said the infantry troops carrying light weaponry on Sunday paraded ...

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 ...

Kosovars remember 45 killed by Serb forces 20 years ago

Europe 01/15/19, 08:10

Thousands gathered Tuesday in the southern Kosovo village of Recak to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the mass killing of 45 ethnic Albanians by Serb forces that sparked international anger.The killings were a major factor in NATO's decision to launch ...

Kosovo assures NATO of transparency in army transformation

Europe 12/19/18, 10:53

The head of NATO and Kosovo's prime minister have had a telephone conversation on Pristina's recent decision to transform its security forces into an army.Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly approved the army's formation last week. The move angered neighboring Serbia, which doesn't ...

Update: Kosovo parliament votes to form new army

Europe 12/14/18, 05:32

The Latest on Kosovo vote to create an army (all times local):11:30 a.m.Kosovo's parliament has overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.All 107 lawmakers ...

Austria: Kosovo-Serbia deal is basis for joining EU

Europe 11/06/18, 07:17

Austria's chancellor has told Kosovo that dialogue with Serbia is the basis for any step toward joining European Union.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, smiles during a meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Pristina, Kosovo, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The Austrian ...

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