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Serbia to consider military intervention 'option' if Kosovo forms standing army (05.12.2018)

The creation of a standing army in Kosovo could provoke military intervention by Belgrade, Serbia's prime minister said. Kosovo's parliament is due to vote next week on transforming its defense force into a regular army.

NATO approves membership action plan for Bosnia (05.12.2018)

NATO ministers meeting on Tuesday in Brussels called on Bosnia to submit its first annual national program, after agreeing to start implementing its Membership Action Plan, MAP, which was first offered years ago.

EU Advisory Mission and Kropyvnytskyi police take first steps in reform ‘experiment’ (29.11.2018)

Experts from the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) this week travelled to the Ukrainian city of Kropyvnytskyi to finalise the planning for an ambitious regional police reform experiment that will involve structural changes to police work in the region over the next six months.

EP resolutions press Balkan hopefuls to continue reforms (29.11.2018)

European Parliament resolutions on five Balkan countries that have either opened accession negotations – or hope to do so – stressed the need to speed up reforms – while hailing Macedonia's potential breakthrough with Greece.

EU says Kosovo's tariff on Serbia, Bosnia 'only complicates situation' (29.11.2018)

The European Union's foreign-policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has urged Kosovo to rescind a 100 percent tax on imports from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, saying the measure "only complicates the situation further."

Thousands protest Macedonian name change deal in Skopje (29.11.2018)

Several thousand protesters from Macedonia's right-wing opposition have marched through the capital, Skopje, to protest against Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's deal with Greece to change the country's name. … If the change is finalized in parliament, Athens has promised to lift its veto on Skopje's...

Ukrainian presidential election set for March 31, 2019 (28.11.2018)

Ukraine has formally scheduled a presidential election for March 31, 2019. A resolution setting the date was signed by parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy on November 28, the website of the single-chamber Verkhovna Rada said. It came after President Petro Poroshenko vowed that the imposition of...

Kosovo president: defining borders will help solve disputes with Serbia (28.11.2018)

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says defining the borders between Kosovo and Serbia is a key step toward easing tensions between the two nations. Border talks come 10 years after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. … He added that teams from Kosovo and Serbia, as well as representatives from...

Serb mayors in north resign, cut communication with Pristina (27.11.2018)

The mayors of the four Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo have signed a four-point declaration, after which they resigned all their functions.

Kosovo slaps 100 percent tariffs on Serbia, Bosnia to 'defend vital interest' (21.11.2018)

Kosovo has imposed a 100 percent tax on products from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a move the government said is aimed at defending the country’s “vital interest" following Belgrade's "aggressive campaign” against the young republic on the international stage.