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Kosovo delays measure stirring tensions with minority Serbs

Aug. 01, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's authorities early Monday moved to ease mounting ethnic tensions in the country by delaying a controversial order on vehicle license plates and identity cards that triggered riots by minority Serbs who put up roadblocks, sounded air raid sirens and fired their guns...

Spanish PM Sanchez opens Balkan tour with visit to Serbia

Jul. 29, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Friday kicked off a tour of the Western Balkans with a visit to Serbia, offering his country's support for the integration of the volatile region into the European Union. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held talks with Serbia's...

Greece complains to Serbia over mortar cargo plane crash

Jul. 18, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece filed an official complaint with Serbia on Monday after a cargo plane carrying mortar ammunition crashed while attempting an emergency landing in northern Greece. “The Greek ambassador in Belgrade has been instructed to make a complaint to the...

US rejects 'Serbian world' advocated by Serbian minister

Jul. 11, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A senior Serbian minister on Monday advocated the creation of a “Serbian world” that would unite all Serbs in the Balkans into a single state, rejecting a U.S. warning that such calls could fuel tensions in the still-volatile region rocked by bloody wars in the 1990s....

Car factory workers block key motorway in Serbia capital

Jun. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of Serbian car factory workers on Wednesday blocked a key motorway in the capital Belgrade to protest layoff and relocation plans. The workers traveled from the central town of Kragujevac, where the plant is located, to Belgrade, saying they wanted...

Bomb threats made in Kosovo's ethnic Serb-dominated areas

Jun. 16, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Police in Kosovo reported a series of bomb threats to schools in Serb-dominated areas Thursday, which have been confirmed as hoaxes. A police statement said about 30 locations received early morning electronic warnings or phone calls. It did not identify the...

Scholz: Serbia, Kosovo must recognize each other to join EU

Jun. 10, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia and Kosovo must recognize each other in order to join the European Union, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Friday said as he expressed support for quicker integration of the Western Balkans into the bloc amid the war in Ukraine. Scholz, on a visit...

NATO nations block Russian envoy's plane from Serbia visit

Jun. 06, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia and Russia confirmed Monday that a planned visit by Russia's foreign minister to the Balkan country will not take place, with Moscow accusing the West of preventing the trip by blocking the envoy's plane flight. The announcement followed reports that...

Serbia's capital Belgrade paralyzed by numerous bomb threats

May. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belgrade was targeted by a series of bomb threats on Monday, including threats against schools, bridges, restaurants and a soccer match, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in the Serbian capital. Police said in a statement that no explosive devices...