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ICJ Ruling on Kosovo

belgrade-launches-diplomatic-action-over-kosovo-north news 21 Sep 11

Serbia Takes Kosovo Border Row to New York

As tensions fizz in the Serb-run sliver of North Kosovo, Belgrade has launched a diplomatic push aimed at forcing Kosovo to withdraw its customs officials from northern border crossings.

comment-why-kosovo-serbia-talks-might-succeed-this-time comment 01 Nov 10

Why Kosovo-Serbia Talks Might Succeed This Time

It won’t be a shoo-in- but unlike every previous round of talks since the 1990s, at least some of the conditions for a successful outcome are finally in place.

fatmir-sejdiu-rugova-s-successor 27 Sep 10

Fatmir Sejdiu 'Rugova's Successor'

Fatmir Sejdiu, Kosovo's president of three years and leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo, chose party over the presidency after the constitutional court ruled he could not keep both posts.

belgrade-praises-un-adoption-of-kosovo-resolution News 13 Sep 10

Belgrade Praises UN Adoption of Kosovo Resolution

Belgrade has praised the UN General Assembly's adoption of a resolution on Kosovo that calls for dialogue between the state and Serbia.

belgrade-s-kosovo-u-turn-marks-end-of-an-era Analyisis 13 Sep 10

Belgrade's Kosovo U-turn Marks 'End of an Era'

Under immense diplomatic pressure, Serbia’s pragmatic president chooses EU over Kosovo.

albania-urges-china-to-recognise-kosovo News 03 Sep 10

Albania Urges China to Recognise Kosovo

Albanian political leaders have called on China to recognise Kosovo's independence as they continue to lobby on behalf of the state.

News 30 Aug 10

Serbia 'Seeks Compromise' on Kosovo Resolution

Serbia is showing a readiness for flexibility and compromise in resolving the Kosovo issue, according to a Serbian Foreign Ministry official.

icg-kosovo-serbia-land-swap-under-active-consideration 27 Aug 10

ICG, 'Kosovo-Serbia Land Swap Under Active Consideration'

While a territorial exchange remains a taboo subject in Pristina and Belgrade, Sabine Freizer, of the International Crisis Group, says officials in both capitals are mulling the idea in private.

westervelle-kosovo-s-future-is-in-europe 27 Aug 10

Westervelle: Kosovo's Future is in Europe

Germany will support Kosovo in building its state structures, legal system and economy, German Foreign Minister Guido Westervelle has said.

News 27 Aug 10

Kosovo Government Criticises ICG Report

The Kosovo government has criticised a report by the International Crisis Group detailing options for resolving the dispute over the northern region.

12 Aug 10

Belgrade Denies U-turn on Kosovo Resolution

The Serbian government has denied claims it is attempting to prepare the public for a withdrawal of its proposed UN resolution on Kosovo's declaration of independence.

icj-ruling-on-kosovo-to-boost-tourism 06 Aug 10

ICJ Ruling on Kosovo to 'Boost Tourism'

Kosovo’s fledging tourism industry could be boosted by the International Court of Justice’s ruling that the country’s declaration of independence was not contrary to international law, a renowned travel writer has said.

vejvoda-eu-is-key-to-kosovo-solution 06 Aug 10

Vejvoda: EU is Key to Kosovo Solution

Ivan Vejvoda, the executive director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, one of the region's most important civil society groups, shares with BIRN his views on how dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, under the umbrella of the European Union, may resolve the differences between the two.

04 Aug 10

UN Calls for Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina

Both Belgrade and Pristina should engage in constructive dialogue to resolve open issues between them, UNMIK chief Lamberto Zannier has said.
03 Aug 10

Serbia to Press UN SC Over Kosovo

The UN Security Council is set to meet to discuss Kosovo, as Serbia seeks to contest the territory's independence.


From Racak to the ICJ Ruling: Kosovo Timeline since 1999

January 1999 – Killing of 45 ethnic Albanians in the village of Racak leads to international condemnation of Serbian forces.