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Fewer war-displaced people returning to Kosovo homes: report (04.12.2019)

A report by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo says the number of people returning to their homes after being displaced by the Kosovo war has been declining, with security fears continuing to deter them.

Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister: very low expectations for Normandy summit (29.11.2019)

After Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskyi agreed to hold elections in the separatist regions on the Russian border, peace talks with Moscow are regaining momentum. With the assistance of France and Germany, the two countries will return to the negotiation table on 9 December.

New Head of Mission for the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (29.11.2019)

Lars-Gunnar Wigemark was appointed as Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO), with a mandate running from 1 December 2019 until 14 June 2020. Wigemark, a Swedish national, was previously Head of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and EU Special...

Bosnian prosecutors struggle to tackle backlog of war cases (28.11.2019)

The transfer of less serious war crimes cases from Bosnia’s state-level prosecution to lower-level prosecutors was supposed to speed up the processing of major cases - but plans to make this happen have not been fulfilled.

Guterres holds ‘focused and frank’ informal discussions over future of Cyprus (25.11.2019)

The UN Secretary-General held “focused and frank” informal talks with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Monday in order to “take stock of efforts” to finally reach a settlement over the divided Mediterranean island.

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy names four key issues for upcoming peace summit on Donbas (21.11.2019)

Zelenskiy said the most important discussion point was conducting local and regional elections in territories that Kyiv doesn't currently control. … The return of all Ukrainian captives is another priority as well as regaining control over its border with Russia.

Bosnian leaders break 13-month deadlock with nomination of prime minister (19.11.2019)

Some 13 months after a general election, Bosnia-Herzegovina's tripartite presidency has broken a deadlock with the nomination of economist Zoran Tegeltija as the prime minister-designate.

Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit (18.11.2019)

Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kyiv. … In the meantime, a Kremlin aide said a summit between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine to try to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine is possible this year but no...

Kosovo's Thaci insists on resuming dialogue with Serbia 'without conditions' (12.11.2019)

Following talks with his Serbian counterpart in Paris, Kosovar President Hashim Thaci said dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade on normalizing ties should continue, but “without any conditionality.”

Bosnian Serb parliament moves to reject powers of High Representative (12.11.2019)

The parliament of Bosnia's ethnic Serb entity, Republika Srpska, has approved nonbinding resolutions rejecting the so-called "Bonn Powers" of the international community's top civilian official in Bosnia-Herzegovina and calling for a referendum on Bosnia's NATO accession.