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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...

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...

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...

Serbia, Egypt agree to boost cooperation amid war in Ukraine

Jul. 20, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Egypt and Serbia on Wednesday agreed to boost political, economic and other cooperation as the two countries look for ways to deal with the global impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was in Serbia on a three-day...

Diplomatic spat erupts between Balkan rivals Serbia, Croatia

Jul. 17, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Diplomatic tensions soared Sunday between Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia after Croatia refused to allow a private visit by Serbia's populist president to the site of a World War II concentration camp where tens of thousands of Serbs were killed by pro-Nazi authorities in...

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....

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...

Weary waiting for EU, Balkan trio boost regional integration

Jun. 08, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Frustrated by their countries' sluggish progress toward joining the European Union, three Western Balkan leaders moved Wednesday to further boost regional economic and labor integration. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister Edi Rama of...

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...