Latest Kosovo News

Serbia, Kosovo restart EU-brokered talks, remain far apart

Jun. 15, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on Tuesday resumed EU-brokered negotiations aimed at resolving a long-lasting dispute that remains a source of tensions in the volatile Balkans. But the meeting in Brussels between Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and...

NMacedonia wants Austria's Arnautović punished for outburst

Jun. 15, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The North Macedonian soccer federation has submitted a request to UEFA asking for Austria striker Marko Arnautović to be punished for a nationalist outburst after he scored a goal at the European Championship. The federation said the outburst...

Russia spars with EU and US at meeting on EU-UN cooperation

Jun. 11, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia sparred with the European Union and the United States at a U.N. meeting Thursday that highlighted the strained relations between Moscow, Brussels and Washington. Estonia, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, organized the...

Western Balkan leaders pleased with EU investment plan

Jun. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Western Balkan leaders meeting in the Albanian capital Tirana Thursday voiced satisfaction with a large investment plan announced for the region by the European Union — which they all hope to join some day. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama...

Music fans flock to Albania’s beach festival despite virus

Jun. 08, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

RANA E HEDHUN, Albania (AP) — The Albanian beach site had everything in one place: pine trees, sand, sea, nearby mountains and days of nonstop music. “It’s very rare that you got all of those things together at one time,” said the director of the open-air Unum...

Serbian president says EU-brokered Kosovo talks to resume

Jun. 04, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president on Friday said that European Union-mediated negotiations on normalizing relations with Kosovo, which stalled last year, will resume within days. Aleksandar Vucic did not specify the date but said “dialogue will continue...

Top US, EU envoys visit Kosovo to promote talks with Serbia

May. 31, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Top officials from the United States and the European Union on Monday visited Kosovo to urge the tiny Western Balkan country to resume talks on the normalization of ties with its former war foe Serbia. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew...

Kosovo police seize record cocaine shipment, arrest 7

May. 18, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police seized a record 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of cocaine that originated in Brazil, and arrested seven people suspected of drug trafficking offenses, authorities said Tuesday. In a joint operation with Albanian and Italian police on...

Kosovo, Serbia clash over Balkan border issues at summit

May. 17, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

BRDO, Slovenia (AP) — Serbia and Kosovo clashed Monday at a summit of Western Balkan nations over state border changes, a thorny issue in a region that is still recuperating from bloody civil wars in the 1990s. The largely ceremonial annual gathering in Slovenia of the...

EU delivers vaccine jabs to Balkans after China and Russia

May. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union started delivering EU-funded coronavirus vaccines Tuesday to the Balkans, a region that wants to join the 27-nation bloc but where China and Russia have already been making political gains by supplying the much-needed shots. ...