Geography of Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24750/all en 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 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 Albanians protest after Serbia takes down memorial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/albanians-protest-after-serbia-takes-down-memorial <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>PRESEVO, Serbia, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Thousands of ethnic Albanians protested in Serbia on Monday against the removal of a memorial to fallen guerrilla fighters and dozens of Serb graves in neighbouring Kosovo were damaged in apparent retaliation.</p> <p>The monument in the town of Presevo was removed on Sunday by 200 masked Serbian police officers backed by armoured personnel carriers. It bore the names of 27 ethnic Albanian guerrillas killed during a 2000 insurgency in the Presevo Valley, a spillover from the 1999 war in Kosovo, Serbia's former province.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/albanians-protest-after-serbia-takes-down-memorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Geography of Serbia Serbia Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737290 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 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 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 Bells toll for last Serbs in Kosovo capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/bells-toll-last-serbs-kosovo-capital <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 bells of Pristina's sole Orthodox Church toll for a liturgy that will bring brief spiritual peace to a small group of Serbs, remaining members of a dwindling community in Kosovo, five years after it broke away from Serbia.</p> <p>At the Saint Nicolas church, three elderly Serbs listen to the mass held in a little corridor along the nave, too big and too cold for so few people.</p> <p>"Only 53 out of 45,000 Serbs who lived in Pristina before 1999 have stayed here, mostly elderly people," said priest Darko Marinkovic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/bells-toll-last-serbs-kosovo-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo War AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:16:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759551 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/germany-returns-lost-ancient-artifacts-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>Kosovo's culture minister on Friday said Germany had returned seven millennia-old artefacts that were smuggled out during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia and were unexpectedly found in a German police raid.</p> <p>The seven terracotta items, including a small bowl, date back to the neolithic era, between 3,500 to 4,000 BC. They were found by German police in an unrelated investigation against two Serbs several years ago, Memli Krasniqi said, adding that it took a while to confirm the items came from Kosovo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/germany-returns-lost-ancient-artifacts-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Serbia Kosovo Memli Krasniqi United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:46:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763832 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo Serbs on trial over UN policeman's killing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/kosovo-serbs-trial-over-un-policemans-killing <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>Six Kosovo Serbs went on trial before a European mission court Tuesday over their role in 2008 violence that left a UN policeman dead and dozens injured.</p> <p>The six pleaded not guilty to charges related to three days of rioting that erupted in the northern town of Kosovska Mitrovica in March 2008, a month after Kosovo unilaterally proclaimed independence from Serbia.</p> <p>A Ukrainian police officer from the UN force was killed and 64 policemen were wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/kosovo-serbs-trial-over-un-policemans-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Social Issues AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:31:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767397 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's president says Serbia to disband clandestine security forces http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/kosovos-president-says-serbia-disband-clandestine-security-forc <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 agreed on disbanding at EU-mediated talks-Jahjaga</p> <p>* West says Serbia has security forces in north Kosovo</p> <p>* Serbia says no deal done, denies security forces exist</p> <p>* Belgrade racing to clinch EU accession talks</p> <p>By Fatos Bytyci and Aleksandar Vasovic</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/kosovos-president-says-serbia-disband-clandestine-security-forc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767405 at http://www.globalpost.com Serb convicted of French fan murder caught in Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/serb-convicted-french-fan-murder-caught-spain <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 Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that a fugitive sentenced here in absentia for the 2009 brutal killing of a French football fan in Belgrade has been arrested in Spain.</p> <p>"Spanish authorities have informed us that the identification process was completed and that he (the detainee) is Djordje Prelic," Dacic told the Tanjug news agency.</p> <p>Prelic, who was detained on Wednesday, was currently being held in Barcelona, he added. </p> <p>He had been on the run since the murder of Brice Taton and was sentenced in 2011 to 35 years in jail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/serb-convicted-french-fan-murder-caught-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Serbia AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769482 at http://www.globalpost.com Djuricic's double lifts Serbia over Scotland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/djuricics-double-lifts-serbia-over-scotland <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>NOVI SAD, Serbia (Reuters) - Two opportunist goals by striker Filip Djuricic gave Serbia a 2-0 home win over Scotland in a World Cup Group A qualifier on Tuesday played after a late pitch inspection.</p> <p>Heavy snowfall had descended on the turf and officials only gave the go-ahead an hour before kickoff, after stadium staff and some enthusiastic Scottish fans cleared the snow in freezing weather.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/djuricics-double-lifts-serbia-over-scotland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Serbia Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794745 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia denounces anti-Semitic posters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/serbia-denounces-anti-semitic-posters <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 strongly condemned Saturday the appearance on streets of Belgrade of apparent anti-Semitic posters, marking the 14th anniversary of the NATO bombing campaign to stop Serbian forces in Kosovo. </p> <p>"Those who dishonour Serbia with these anti-Semitic posters will be apprehended and brought to justice," Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told journalists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/serbia-denounces-anti-semitic-posters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Greater Serbia War AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:45:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797769 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo and Serbia near accord to end ethnic partition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/kosovo-and-serbia-near-accord-end-ethnic-partition <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>By Matt Robinson and Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>MITROVICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - It's a dangerous job being a municipal clerk in the Kosovan town of Mitrovica, where the Ibar river forms a natural barrier between Serbs and Albanians.</p> <p>Since Adrijana Hodzic began issuing the identification cards of mainly Albanian Kosovo to Serbs on the north side of the river, her deputy has been shot in the leg and hand grenades lobbed at the homes of her staff.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/kosovo-and-serbia-near-accord-end-ethnic-partition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo War Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798500 at http://www.globalpost.com