Independence of Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23321/all en Kosovo denies Serb president Orthodox Christmas visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>PRISTINA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Kosovo said on Saturday it had rejected a request from Serbia's president to visit his ethnic kin to mark Orthodox Christmas, saying the ban was in response to Belgrade's refusal to let Kosovo officials visit Serbia.</p> <p>Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic had asked to attend an Orthodox Christmas mass on Monday at Gracanica monastery in a Serb enclave just a few kilometers from the capital Pristina.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija Balkans Diplomatic Relations Ethnic groups in Kosovo Europe Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Person Career Person Location Politics of Kosovo President Quotation Serbs of Kosovo Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:30:09 +0000 5731225 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia offers to loosen hold on north Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/serbia-offers-loosen-hold-north-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbia pushing for EU membership talks</p> <p>* PM: Kosovo Serbs should have own institutions, not Serbia's</p> <p>* Proposal could mark major concession</p> <p>By Aleksandar Vasovic</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Serbia indicated on Wednesday it was ready to loosen its hold on a minority Serb region of neighbouring Kosovo in what may mark a major concession by Belgrade as it pushes for talks on joining the European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/serbia-offers-loosen-hold-north-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:30:38 +0000 5732134 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbian PM says time to face facts over Kosovo sovereignty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/serbian-pm-says-time-face-facts-over-kosovo-sovereignty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbian sovereignty over Kosovo "practically" lost - PM</p> <p>* Serbia calls for autonomy for Serbs in Kosovo</p> <p>* Belgrade seeking EU accession talks</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ivica Dacic told Serbia on Saturday it had "practically" lost sovereignty over Kosovo, and said autonomy for ethnic Serbs living there was the most it could hope to salvage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/serbian-pm-says-time-face-facts-over-kosovo-sovereignty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Politics Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:15:38 +0000 5733630 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia urges autonomy for Serbs in Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/serbia-urges-autonomy-serbs-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* PM says Serbian sovereignty over Kosovo "practically" lost</p> <p>* Resolution calls for broad autonomy for Kosovo Serbs</p> <p>* Serbia under EU pressure to improve relations with Kosovo</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Serbian lawmakers urged autonomy for ethnic Serbs in Kosovo on Sunday, after Prime Minister Ivica Dacic conceded Serbia's sovereignty over its former province was all but lost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/serbia-urges-autonomy-serbs-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Politics of Kosovo War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:31:02 +0000 5733766 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia holds out chance of U.N. seat for Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbian and Kosovo leaders in EU-mediated talks</p> <p>* Serbia's EU membership bid depends on Kosovo ties</p> <p>* Serbian PM: "We can agree on everything"</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serbia held out the chance of a seat at the United Nations for Kosovo on Tuesday, contradicting a historic claim over its former province as it tries to remove the biggest obstacle to joining the European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:15:32 +0000 5734805 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-Serbia holds out chance of U.N. seat for Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/refile-update-1-serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles to fix garble in 9th paragraph)</p> <p>* Serbian and Kosovo leaders in EU-mediated talks</p> <p>* Serbia's EU membership bid depends on Kosovo ties</p> <p>* Serbian PM: "We can agree on everything"</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serbia held out the chance of a seat at the United Nations for Kosovo on Tuesday, in what would mark a major concession to its former province as Belgrade tries to clear a path to joining the European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/refile-update-1-serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:15:22 +0000 5734867 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbian PM says "illusory" to discuss UN seat for Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/serbian-pm-says-illusory-discuss-un-seat-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dacic says "comprehensive solution" needed</p> <p>* EU mediating talks between Serbia and Kosovo</p> <p>By Aleksandar Vasovic</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Serbia's prime minister appeared to row back on Wednesday from talk of a deal allowing Kosovo to join the United Nations, saying it was "illusory" to even discuss the issue without a comprehensive settlement on its former province.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/serbian-pm-says-illusory-discuss-un-seat-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Politics of Kosovo War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:28:23 +0000 5735193 at http://www.globalpost.com Koso government cars torched as PM talks with Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/refile-kosovo-government-cars-torched-pm-talks-serbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRISTINA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Three Kosovo government vehicles were torched overnight, police said on Friday, in an attack that appeared to be in protest against European Union-mediated talks between Serbia and its former southern province.</p> <p>Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and his Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dacic, held talks late into the night in Brussels, as part of an EU push to normalise relations between the Balkan neighbours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/refile-kosovo-government-cars-torched-pm-talks-serbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:30:24 +0000 5736060 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Police remove Albanian rebel memorial in south Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-police-remove-albanian-rebel-memorial-south-serbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with Kosovo reaction)</p> <p>By Branko Filipovic</p> <p>PRESEVO, Serbia, Jan 20 (Reuters) - More than 200 heavily armed and masked Serbian police took down a memorial to ethnic Albanian guerrillas in Serbia's south overnight, trying to end a row that has highlighted still-simmering tension in the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-police-remove-albanian-rebel-memorial-south-serbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Serbia Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:15:35 +0000 5736889 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Serbs must resolve Kosovo relations for EU talks in June http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/interview-serbs-must-resolve-kosovo-relations-eu-talks-june <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbia wants date for EU accession talks in June</p> <p>* Taking softer line on former Kosovo province</p> <p>* EU wants Serbian concessions on Kosovo</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Serbia expects to clinch a date for EU accession talks in June, the deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, telling Serbs the last remaining obstacle - relations with Kosovo - must be resolved peacefully to win entry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/interview-serbs-must-resolve-kosovo-relations-eu-talks-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balkans Europe European Union Independence of Kosovo Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:45:57 +0000 5737917 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo names envoy to Serbia under EU push to regulate ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/kosovo-names-envoy-serbia-under-eu-push-regulate-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kosovo and Serbia due to exchange liaison officers</p> <p>* Kosovo describes envoy as "ambassador" to Serbia</p> <p>* EU in new push to resolve relations between neighbours</p> <p>By Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>PRISTINA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Kosovo on Wednesday named its first envoy to Serbia since the 1998-99 war which split the two countries, part of a fresh push by the European Union to resolve relations between the Balkan neighbours and cement stability in the volatile region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/kosovo-names-envoy-serbia-under-eu-push-regulate-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:00:46 +0000 5738445 at http://www.globalpost.com Serb support for joining EU lowest on record - poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/serb-support-joining-eu-lowest-record-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Support for joining EU lowest since 2003</p> <p>* Poll shows 66 pct support for pro-EU structural reforms</p> <p>By Aleksandar Vasovic</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The proportion of Serbs in favour of the country's efforts to join the European Union has fallen to the lowest level since the first poll a decade earlier, a survey showed on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/serb-support-joining-eu-lowest-record-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balkans Europe European Union Independence of Kosovo Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:16:11 +0000 5741930 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbian, Kosovo presidents to meet for the first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/serbian-kosovo-presidents-meet-the-first-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will meet his Kosovo counterpart Atifete Jahjaga in Brussels next week, in a first such meeting since breakaway Kosovo declared independence in 2008, officials said Friday.</p> <p>"President Nikolic will meet Atifete Jahjaga in Brussels on Wednesday, February 6," said the message on Nikolic's official Twitter account.</p> <p>A source from the presidency confirmed to AFP the authenticity of the tweet, but could not reveal further details.</p> <p>In Brussels, officials could not confirm the meeting on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/serbian-kosovo-presidents-meet-the-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Independence of Kosovo Kosovar Albanians Kosovo Kosovo AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:45:48 +0000 5743334 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia, Kosovo presidents to hold first talks since secession http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/serbia-kosovo-presidents-hold-first-talks-secession <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbia's Nikolic to meet Kosovo's Jahjaga on Feb 6</p> <p>* First encounter since Kosovo secession in 2008</p> <p>* EU pressing Balkan neighbours to mend ties</p> <p>By Aleksandar Vasovic and Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>BELGRADE/PRISTINA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo will hold talks next week in Brussels for the first time since Serbia's former province seceded in 2008, officials said, in the latest sign of progress in EU-mediated talks to reconcile the neighbours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/serbia-kosovo-presidents-hold-first-talks-secession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:46:36 +0000 5743346 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbian, Kosovo presidents to meet for the first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/serbian-kosovo-presidents-meet-the-first-time-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will meet his Kosovo counterpart Atifete Jahjaga in Brussels next week, in a first such meeting since breakaway Kosovo declared independence in 2008, officials said Friday.</p> <p>"President Nikolic will meet Atifete Jahjaga in Brussels on Wednesday, February 6," said the message on Nikolic's official Twitter account.</p> <p>A source from the presidency confirmed the tweet's authenticity to AFP, but could not reveal further details.</p> <p>In Brussels, officials could not confirm the meeting on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/serbian-kosovo-presidents-meet-the-first-time-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:00:36 +0000 5743439 at http://www.globalpost.com