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Kosovo-Serbia rail, road deals signed at security conference

Feb. 14, 2020 4:54 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Serbia and Kosovo on Friday signed U.S.-brokered deals on restoring railway and highway links. The deals were signed during an international security conference in Munich, Germany, said Richard Grenell, U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoy in the talks. “Today’s...

Albin Kurti, the newly elected prime minister of Kosovo is congratulated by lawmakers after the new government was elected in the capital Pristina, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.  Kosovo's parliament convened on Monday to vote in a new prime minister after four months of talks between the country's two main parties.(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo's new PM visits Albania in first official trip abroad

Feb. 11, 2020 7:59 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The new prime minister of Kosovo traveled to Albania for his first official trip Tuesday but while there resisted the idea of participating in a regional cooperation initiative that would improve both countries' chances of becoming European Union members in the future. . The leaders...

In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell listens Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference after their meeting, in Belgrade, Serbia.  Grenell urged the new Kosovo government to abolish punitive tariffs on Serbian goods that have blocked negotiations between the two Balkan rivals. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Trump's envoy urges Kosovo to drop taxes on Serbian goods

Feb. 4, 2020 10:44 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Kosovo and Serbia on Tuesday urged the new Kosovo government to follow up on an agreement to abolish punitive tariffs on Serbian goods that have blocked negotiations between the two Balkan rivals. Richard Grenell, who is the U.S....

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, left, shakes hands with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic after a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Borrell is on a two-day visit to Serbia to revive dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

EU official: no clash with US over Kosovo talks

Jan. 31, 2020 9:43 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat said Friday there is no clash with the United States over the two powers' parallel efforts to bring Serbia and Kosovo back to the negotiating table. EU-mediated negotiations between the wartime Balkan foes started in 2011, but broke down...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell answers a question during a news conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Borrell met Tuesday with the Foreign Affairs Minister's of Britain, Italy, Germany and France where they were expected to hold talks about the current situation in Libya and Iran. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

EU renews efforts to resume Kosovo-Serbia talks

Jan. 30, 2020 9:13 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat on Thursday called on Serbia and Kosovo to resume dialogue, saying it's the only way to normalize their ties and achieve a final agreement. Talks between the Balkan neighbors broke down in November 2018, when Kosovo imposed a 100% tax on...

Western powers won't mediate Kosovo's domestic politics

Jan. 28, 2020 9:00 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Western powers said Tuesday they would not get involved in mediation between Kosovo’s two main winning parties in the last election that have yet not concluded coalition talks. A statement from the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States...

Kosovo woman faces terror charges for allegedly joining IS

Jan. 27, 2020 11:03 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors on Monday filed terrorism charges against a local woman for allegedly joining the Islamic State group in Syria. A statement from the prosecutors' office said the suspect, only identified as A.A., left Kosovo in November 2015 with her husband and their daughter....

U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Kosovo PM hails as ‘positive signs’ recent deals with Serbia

Jan. 27, 2020 9:54 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as “positive signs” two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes. Speaking after paying respects at a memorial in Pristina for...

U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Trump envoy hails deal to resume Serbia-Kosovo rail service

Jan. 25, 2020 12:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for both nations. Richard Grenell, who is the U.S. ambassador to Germany, said establishing train links...

U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

US envoy urges Serbia, Kosovo to drop obstacles to talks

Jan. 24, 2020 2:56 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for talks between Serbia and Kosovo said Friday that the two Balkan rivals must remove obstacles that have blocked negotiations for more than a year. Kosovo must drop the 100% trade tax on Serbian goods, while Belgrade has to stop...