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McAllister expects Serbia to maintain its pro-EU orientation

BONN - European Parliament (EP) Rapporteur on Serbia David McAllister said that the EU and NATO do not look favorably upon 4,500 Serbian troops saluting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Belgrade, and that Brussels expects that Serbia will keep its pro-EU orientation regardless of Putin's visit.

North Kosovo mayors call for protection of Serbs

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Representatives of four Serb-dominated municipalities in north Kosovo urged on Thursday the Kosovo police to fully engage in protecting Serbs and ensuring security for all citizens.

JS:Incident with Greater Albania map - attack against Serbia

JAGODINA - The incident with the map of Greater Albania, displayed on a banner during the Serbia vs Albania soccer match, is not a provocation, but an attack against Serbia, Dragan Markovic, the leader of United Serbia (JS) - a member of the ruling coalition - said on Thursday.

Dodik: Putin's visit was sole cause for provocation

BANJA LUKA - President of Republika Srpska (RS) Milorad Dodik has said that the incident at the football match between Serbia and Albania on Tusday was a provocation targeting Serbia and the Serbs ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Belgrade.

Kocijancic: Rama's visit welcome

BRUSSELS - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's visit to Serbia would be welcome despite the recent incidents during a soccer match in Belgrade, Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson of the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, said in Brussels on Thursday.

PM: Serbia expects apology from Albania

PM: Serbia expects apology from Albania

Serbia will remain a true pillar of stability in the Western Balkans, and nothing can compromise this, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has told CNN.

Platini: Imagine drone had carried bomb instead of flag

PARIS - UEFA President Michel Platini said that the situation concerning the European qualifier between Serbia and Albania is not innocuous at all, and posed a question as to what would have happened if the drone flying over the Partizan stadium in Belgrade had carried a bomb instead of a flag.

Montenegrin and Albanian Pupils Clash at School

At least six pupils were injured after a mass brawl erupted on Wednesday between the Albanian and Montenegrin pupils at an ethnically-mixed high school in Tuzi, a suburb of the Montenegrin capital.

The violence, which involved several dozen pupils, broke out after a few Albanian pupils came to school dressed in red T-shirts with Albanian symbols.

Drecun: Purpose of Albanian PM's visit called into question

BELGRADE - The chairman of the Serbian parliamentary committee on Kosovo-Metohija Milovan Drecun said on Thursday that the purpose of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's visit to Belgrade, slated for October 22, has been called into question.

Incidents in Serbia and abroad after stadium provocation

Incidents in Serbia and abroad after stadium provocation

BELGRADE -- Unknown persons late last night used a Molotov cocktail to torch a bakery owned by Albanians in the town of Sombor, northern Serbia.

The same bakery previously came under attack in 2008, when ethnic Albanians in Kosovo unilaterally declared independence.

Match incident assassination of relations' normalization

BELGRADE - Marko Djuric, director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija, stated on Thursday that the incident which took place at the match between Serbia and Albania is an assassination attempt against normalization of relations.

Greece urges Serbia and Albania to "strengthen stability"

Greece urges Serbia and Albania to "strengthen stability"

ATHENS -- The Greek government hopes that the governments of Albania and Serbia will "in words and deeds" work to strengthen regional stability.

Athens also hopes for "respect of borders and European perspective of all countries of the region."

Serbian flag burnt in Kosovska Mitrovica

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Unidentified persons burnt the flag of the Republic of Serbia, which was flying on the building of payment operations service in Kosovska Mitrovica, on the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

The incident occurred in one of the main streets in Kosovska Mitrovica, and the burnt flag could be seen on the site early on Thursday.

Vucic: We expect apology over incident

ATLANTA/BELGRADE - Serbia will remain a true pillar of stability in the Western Balkans, and nothing can compromise this, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told U.S. television channel CNN commenting on the incident which took place at a football match between Serbia and Albania on Tuesday evening.

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