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america-first-from-north-kosovo-03-03-2017 news 06 Mar 17

Jokey Video Wants US to Put North Kosovo 'First'

Northern Kosovo is the latest place where people are making satirical YouTube videos about US President Donald Trump’s slogan “America first”.

mitrovica-s-flashpoint-bridge-symbolises-kosovo-s-divisions-03-01-2017 feature 02 Mar 17

Mitrovica’s Flashpoint Bridge Symbolises Kosovo’s Divisions

The bridge across the river dividing the Kosovo town of Mitrovica into ethnic Albanian and Serb areas is being reopened, but its history as a focus for tensions means locals are wary about expecting progress.

government-waits-on-kosovo-serbs-for-their-municipal-association-02-06-2017 news 07 Feb 17

Kosovo Serb Association Depends on Boycott Ending, Minister Says

Kosovo minister says government is committed to working on establishing the Association of Serbian Municipalities - once Kosovo Serb politicians end their boycott of state institutions.

kosovo-demolish-the-wall-in-north-02-05-2017 news 05 Feb 17

Kosovo Demolishes Controversial Serb-Built Wall

After reaching an agreement with Kosovo Serbs, the authorities knocked down a two-metre-high concrete wall which was the centre of a dispute in the divided northern town of Mitrovica.

dialogue-of-normalizations-or-tensions-02-02-2017 news 02 Feb 17

Kosovo-Serbia Talks Fail to Defuse Tensions

The second round of talks between Kosovo and Serbian politicians in Brussels was reportedly a failure - and the participants notably omitted to give any real details of what was said after the meeting.

kosovo-serbs-build-a-wall-in-northern-divided-city-12-08-2016 news 08 Dec 16

Kosovo Bans Building of Serb Wall in Mitrovica

The building of a concrete wall by the Serb authorities near their side of the bridge that ethnically divides the Kosovo town of Mitrovica was ordered to stop after strong criticism by Kosovo Albanian officials.

serbia-do-not-recognize-pristina-decision-10-11-2016 News 11 Oct 16

Serbia Rejects Kosovo’s Trepca Mine Takeover

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Belgrade does not accept the Kosovo government’s decision to put the huge ex-Yugoslav Trepca mining complex under Pristina’s control.

kosovo-bridge-restoration-brings-optimism-in-divided-mitrovica-08-15-2016 feature 15 Aug 16

Kosovo Bridge Restoration Brings Optimism in Divided Mitrovica

Serbs and Albanians in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo welcomed the start of renovations on its bridge as a sign that normal relations between the city’s residents could be restored.

highway-from-serbia-to-albania-to-boost-relations-07-04-2016 News 05 Jul 16

Obstacles Blocking Serbia-Kosovo Highway, Experts Claim

Analysts said the positive effects of a planned highway connecting Serbia with Kosovo and eventually Albania will not be fully felt unless Belgrade and Pristina do more to ensure free movement.

entry-ban-s-to-serbian-officials-kosovo-s-force-demonstration-04-14-2016 News 15 Apr 16

Kosovo Flexes Muscles by Banning Serbian Politicians

Ban on entry of the head of Serbia's Kosovo Office - one of several recent bans - is designed to remind Belgrade that Kosovo does not want the Serbian election campaign conducted on its territory, experts say.

vucic-serbia-will-fight-over-trepca-04-04-2016 News 04 Apr 16

Serbia, Kosovo Tussle over Trepca Mining Complex

The Serbian prime minister insisted his government will not allow Pristina to claim the huge Trepca mining complex in northern Kosovo, but a Kosovo minister accused him of empty political posturing.

hand-grenade-explodes-as-vucuc-visits-kosovo-04-03-2016 News 03 Apr 16

Hand Grenade Explodes as Vucic Visits Kosovo

Kosovo police confirmed that a hand grenade exploded in the sports hall in Zubin Potok on Sunday where Aleksandar Vucic, the Serbian prime minister was due to hold a speech. No injuries were reported.

serbian-kosovo-office-denies-pristina-university-closing-03-29-2016 News 30 Mar 16

Kosovo Serb University Not in Danger, Belgrade

Officials in Belgrade have dismissed a reported threat to the ethnic Serbian University of Pristina - which in fact is based in Mitrovica, in northern Kosovo - as the result of confusion.

kosovo-serb-ngo-s-backed-serbia-appeal-for-diocese-fund-02-18-2016 News 19 Feb 16

Kosovo Serbs Back Appeal for Church Fund

Kosovo Serb NGOs have backed an appeal for Kosovo Serbs to set aside part of their income to support the work of the Serbian Orthodox Church there.

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.

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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.

Background

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

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