Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23329/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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5735193 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 Thomson Reuters 5736889 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 Agence France-Presse 5743334 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 Agence France-Presse 5743439 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia names its first diplomatic envoy to Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/serbia-names-its-first-diplomatic-envoy-kosovo <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>Serbia named its key negotiator for Kosovo as its first diplomatic representative to Pristina since the breakaway territory unilaterally declared independence in 2008, an official said Monday.</p> <p>The move, seen as a further step in improving relations between Belgrade and Pristina under EU-mediated dialogue, came just a few days after Kosovo named a career diplomat, Lulzim Peci, as its representative to Serbia.</p> <p>"The government of Serbia has named Dejan Pavicevic as a liaison officer to Pristina," spokesman Milivoje Mihajlovic told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/serbia-names-its-first-diplomatic-envoy-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:46:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745713 at http://www.globalpost.com Serb children hurt by blast in flashpoint Kosovo town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/serb-children-hurt-blast-flashpoint-kosovo-town <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>MITROVICA, Kosovo, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Two Serb children were wounded on Monday when what appeared to be a hand grenade was thrown at their home in the ethnically divided flashpoint town of Mitrovica.</p> <p>The children, a boy aged three and a girl aged nine, were hit by shrapnel in the head and back, doctors at a Mitrovica hospital said.</p> <p>The attack followed at least two explosions on the Serb side of the town on Sunday, apparently targeting Serbs working for the Kosovo authorities. No one was hurt in those blasts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/serb-children-hurt-blast-flashpoint-kosovo-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Kosovo Serbia Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745849 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia, Kosovo presidents meet in new sign of progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/serbia-kosovo-presidents-meet-new-sign-progress <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>A highly symbolic first meeting between Serbian and Kosovo presidents in Brussels on Wednesday will mark a new sign of the slow but steady progress in EU-sponsored efforts to improve relations between the former foes.</p> <p>The meeting, chaired by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, comes nearly 14 years after the end of the 1998-1999 conflict between Kosovo's ethnic Albanian separatist guerrillas and Belgrade security forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/serbia-kosovo-presidents-meet-new-sign-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:30:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745943 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia, Kosovo leaders to hold symbolic first meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/serbia-kosovo-leaders-hold-symbolic-first-meeting <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>Serb and Kosovo leaders meet for the first time in Brussels on Wednesday in a highly symbolic encounter that marks an important step in EU-sponsored efforts to improve relations between the former foes.</p> <p>The meeting, chaired by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, comes nearly 14 years after the end of the 1998-1999 conflict between Kosovo's ethnic Albanian separatist guerrillas and Belgrade security forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/serbia-kosovo-leaders-hold-symbolic-first-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747346 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia, Kosovo heads of state meet for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/serbia-kosovo-heads-state-meet-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>The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo headed into talks in Brussels on Wednesday, the first such top-level meeting since Pristina unilaterally declared independence in 2008.</p> <p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who is hosting the historic encounter, met separately with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and then Kosovo leader Atifete Jahjaga before bringing the pair together.</p> <p>"This has been talked about for months. The handshake will be highly symbolic, very important," said an EU diplomat who asked not to be named.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/serbia-kosovo-heads-state-meet-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Technology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:17:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747829 at http://www.globalpost.com