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The OSCE deputy head of mission in Serbia, Thomas Moore, urged the formation of a multi-ethnic government of Serbs, Albanians and Roma in the South Serbian town of Bujanovac, stresssing that each multiethnic environment must have multiethnic governing institutions.
The southern Serbian municipalities of Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac are set to get some €4.3 million from the 2010 Serbian budget for infrastructure development and other projects for the region.
Residents of the village of Rasevac in Southern Serbia organised armed patrols on Monday night in the three kilometre demilitarised zone between Serbia and Kosovo, after concerns over sporadic gunfire coming from Kosovo.
Ethnic Albanians from southern Serbia celebrated Albania's national holiday on Satruday - Flag Day - with a special ceremony alongside Albanian flags on the buildings of local governments in the town of Bujanovac.
A Serbian Army base known as Jug has been officially opened near the town of Bujanovac in South Serbia, next to the Kosovo and Macedonia border.
Serbia’s commission for accrediting universities has questioned the setting up of a bi-lingual study programme in Southern Serbia, which was opened with the aim of developing this much over looked corner of the country.
Three Albanian political groups in southern Serbia have joined to form a united political party.
The Presevo Valley should be a separate region inside Serbia, since existing administrative divisions do not protect minority rights, the president of Bujanovac municipality, Shaip Kamberi, tells daily Politika.
Over the weekend, ethnic Albanian political leaders from Presevo and Bujanovac spoke with Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu in Pristina about the problems they are facing in southern Serbia.
The head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Hans Ola Urstad, believes that Serbian police checks on passport applications in Albanian majority areas of the south are legitimate, daily Politika reported on Saturday.
Serbian police officers have found a large weapons cache in an underground oil tank in the village of Konculj, southern Serbia, Fonet news agency reported Wednesday.
Ethnic Albanian political leaders in southern Serbia have asked police to withdraw their forces and for the Serbian government to take responsibility for police brutality in the area.
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.