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kosovo-fails-to-integrate-serbian-protection-force-01-22-2016 News 25 Jan 16

Kosovo Fails to Integrate Serbian Civil Protection Members

In spite of an agreement on re-integrating members of the Serbian Civil Protection Corps into Kosovo institutions, many of these people remain in working limbo.

arrest-warrants-issued-for-kosovo-serb-politicians news 01 Sep 14

Arrest Warrants Issued for Kosovo Serb Politicians

The EU rule-of-law mission wants to arrest a Serb mayor and former mayor – a move that could further heighten tensions in the north of Kosovo.

serbia-increases-police-forces-on-kosovo-border News 28 Aug 14

Serbia Reinforces Border After Policeman's Killing

Serbian Interior Minister says he is sending fresh police officers to the Kosovo border following the death of an officer who was shot near the border, allegedly by illegal loggers.

ivanovic-to-apear-before-kosovo-court-on-august-26 News 18 Aug 14

Kosovo Serb Leader Awaits War Crimes, Murder Trial

Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic will go on trial on August 26 for war crimes during the Kosovo conflict as well as committing murder during clashes that erupted afterwards.

kosovo-honors-killed-police-officer News 25 Jul 14

Kosovo Honours Killed Police Officer

Kosovo authorities inaugurated a new building in memory of Enver Zymberi, a police officer who was killed in disturbances in the north in 2011 and whose killer has not been caught.

kosovo-serbs-threaten-with-massive-quits-from-kosovo-institutions news 21 Jul 14

Kosovo Serbs Threaten to Quit Pristina's Institutions

Local leaders in the Serb-run north of Kosovo are threatening a collective resignation from Pristina-led institutions unless arrested Serbs are freed ahead of their trials.

serbs-and-albanians-mark-territory-in-northern-kosovo News 11 Jul 14

North Kosovo Serbs, Albanians, Erect Rival Monuments

Albanians and Serbs individed northern Kosovo are marking out their respectives territories by erecting rival monuments named after their respective heroes.

kosovo-serbs-build-car-lazar-square-in-mitrovica News 10 Jul 14

Kosovo Serbs Erect Square on Mitrovica Bridge

A new square erected over the bridge in the divided northern town of Mitrovica, apparently designed to stop it reopening to traffic, has revived tensions between local Serbs and Albanians in the south.

albanians-hang-on-in-serb-north Feature 04 Jul 14

Albanians Endure Isolation in Serb North of Kosovo

Isolated Albanian villagers say they are neglected by the Pristina authorities, cut off from their ethnic kin and vulnerable to political unrest in the Serb-dominated surrounding areas.

kosovo-police-arrests-several-people-related-to-mitrovica-clashes News 30 Jun 14

Kosovo Arrests 18 Over Mitrovica Barricade Unrest

Kosovo Police arrested 18 people after an outbreak of unrest this month in the divided town of Mitrovica amid protests at the blockade of the main bridge by local Serbs.

protest-turns-violent-in-divided-kosovo-town News 22 Jun 14

Protest Turns Violent in Divided Kosovo Town

Kosovo Albanians, angered over new barricades erected by Serbs on a main bridge in ethnically divided Mitrovica, clashed with police on Sunday.

new-barricade-causes-uncertainty-in-northern-kosovo Feature 20 Jun 14

'Park' on Bridge Causes Confusion in Divided Mitrovica

Serbs and Albanians in divided Mitrovica in northern Kosovo are eyeing the new 'peace park' set on the main bridge of the town, wondering what it means for the future.

kosovo-removes-symbol-of-division-in-the-north News 18 Jun 14

Kosovo Serbs Transform Mitrovica Bridge Barricade

After the bridge in the divided town in Kosovo briefly reopened on Wednesday, local Serbs moved quickly to block it again - albeit with sand and flower pots, not lumps of concrete and rock.

serbian-bloc-eyes-real-power-in-kosovo Analysis 26 May 14

Serbian Bloc Eyes Real Power In Kosovo

Prospect of united Belgrade-backed bloc in parliament raises chance of Serbia extending its influence to heart of Kosovo’s government.

eulex-arrests-kosovo-serb-in-connection-with-police-murder News 11 Apr 14

Kosovo Serb Arrested For Policeman's Killing

Kosovo and EULEX Police on Friday arrested a 32-year-old Kosovo Serb in connection with the killing of a police officer in July 2011.

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eu-deal-leaves-north-kosovo-in-limbo EU Deal Leaves North Kosovo in Limbo

Brussels agreement has left Serbs in north Kosovo uncertain about what the future holds - and whether they should remain at all.


rise-of-tensions-in-northern-kosovo Timeline: Tensions in Kosovo North

A summary of the key events leading up to tensions in northern Kosovo.