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Serbia, Kosovo leaders set for EU-backed talks on Aug. 18

Aug. 05, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to meet in Brussels this month to discuss ways to end the stalemate in European Union-brokered talks aimed at improving relations between them as ethnic tensions simmer, a European Commission spokesman said Friday. EU...

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...

Spain fully backs Western Balkan integration into EU

Aug. 01, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

The Western Balkans are an integral part of the European Union and Spain fully backs the region's integration into the 27-member bloc, Spain's prime minister said Monday. Pedro Sanchez was in Albania's capital Tirana Monday in the first-ever trip by a Spanish prime minister to the...

Serbia's parliament convenes some 4 months after election

Aug. 01, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's new parliament convened for its first session on Monday, some four months after an election that reaffirmed the domination of autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic and his right-wing populists. Vucic's Serbian Progressive Party holds the majority...

Spain's PM offers support for North Macedonia's EU candidacy

Jul. 31, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has offered North Macedonia his country’s full support for integration into the 27-nation European Union. Sanchez held talks Sunday with North Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski in the capital of...

Unvaccinated Djokovic still hopes to play at US Open

Jul. 30, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is holding out hope that he'll be able to compete at the U.S. Open despite not being vaccinated against the coronavirus. The 21-time Grand Slam champion said Saturday on his social media accounts that he's been training as if he'll play at...

Spanish PM Sanchez backs EU candidacy for Bosnia

Jul. 30, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Saturday expressed support for Bosnia to become a candidate for European Union membership amid fears that uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine could fuel instability in the ethnically torn Balkan nation that went through a...

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...

US's MCC to invest $237 million in Kosovo's energy grid

Jul. 28, 2022 04:57 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has signed a $236.7 million (242 million-euro) agreement with a United States government agency to support its energy sector, promote women's participation and boost development. Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani’s office on Thursday said the deal with...

Serbian police break up people-smuggling gang, find migrants

Jul. 26, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's police broke up a people-smuggling gang near the border with Hungary early on Tuesday, and found various weapons and hundreds of passports and other documents taken from migrants trying to reach Western Europe, officials said. Police also discovered...