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Ethnic Albanians will construct a huge, 100,000-euro memorial dedicated to rebel fighters who died battling Serbian forces during their 2001 separatist insurgency in the south.
Prime Minister says economic development of the south is a priority if the country does not want it to become 'an empty territory'.
As Belgrade and Pristina mull forming an association of Serbian municipalities in Kosovo, ethnic Albanians in South Serbia now want the same deal for themselves.
Around 1,000 ethnic Albanians demonstrated in the southern town of Bujanovac, demanding Belgrade remove the memorial which they see as provocative.
Demonstrators staged a mass rally in Pristina after Belgrade took down a memorial to ethnic Albanian guerrillas in the south Serbian town of Presevo.
Police took down a controversial monument dedicated to ethnic Albanian fighters in south Serbia in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Shadowy armed groups from Kosovo and Serbia have warned they are ready to fight over a controversial monument to Albanian guerrilla fighters.
Belgrade has warned ethnic Albanians against involving Tirana in a dispute over a controversial memorial to guerrilla fighters that the Serbian authorities want removed.
Serbian and ethnic Albanian representatives have failed to cut a deal to remove a memorial to ethnic Albanian fighters in south Serbia.
Leaders of the Albanian community in southern Serbia say they doubt Serbia will act on threats to remove a memorial in Presevo to local guerrilla fighters.
Prime Minister Sali Berisha said Serbia's threat to remove a memorial to ethnic Albanian fighters in the Presevo Valley breaks international law.
Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic says if local authorities in south Serbia don't remove a memorial dedicated to ethnic Albanian fighters, the state will do so "by force".
As the Serbian PM called on the authorities in South Serbia to remove a monument dedicated to ethnic Albanian fighters, a group of Serbian extremist tried to tear down the memorial by themselves.
Ethnic Albanians in Serbia have joined celebrations by Albanians all over the Balkans marking 100 years of Albania's independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Youngsters across Serbia will have a unique opportunity to play cricket this summer, with the aim of promoting tolerance and cooperation between different ethnic groups.
The South Serbia region, predominantly populated by ethnic Albanians, lies some 350 kilometres south of Serbia`s capital, Belgrade. In contemporary political language, the term “South Serbia” is understood to refer to the territory of three municipalities - Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja.
A snapshot of South Serbia's business and industry
Resources and institutions of South Serbia
Facts and figures on the population, ethnic composition and geography of South Serbia
Profiles of main political leaders in South Serbia
Profiles of main political parties in South Serbia
After Belgrade removed a memorial to ethnic Albanian fighters in Presevo, some locals called for political dialogue but others rejected cooperation with the government.
Snapshots of ordinary life in South Serbia show the people of Bujanovac and Presevo, and give a brief look at the symbols of the region.
If you meet someone who has a computer, a good car, a new house but no job, he just might be living in Presevo.