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EU foreign policy chief and WB PMs to meet in December?

Tanjug said on Wednesday it learned this unofficially.

Mogherini plans to organize a meeting of prime ministers of the Western Balkans six before the holiday break in Brussels, just as last year.

Tanjug unofficially learned that it could be a working lunch on December 19.

Egypt "doesn't want further improvement of ties with Kosovo"

The Serbian government announced this after Dacic, who serves as foreign minister and first deputy PM, met with Shoukry in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Dacic told reporters after the meeting that Egypt, after its former authorities recognized the independence of "Kosovo", has created "some sort of frozen relationship."

Enough with games, put pressure on Pristina, says Dacic

Dacic, who also serves as first deputy PM, added he does not expect a quick reaction to a request Belgrade has sent to the CEFTA Secretariat for direct consultations within the Joint Committee.

US national security adviser speaks after Thaci meeting

Bolton took to Twitter after meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci.

"The US stands ready to help both parties achieve this historic goal," he added.

Met with President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo today at the White House. We agreed the time is now for Kosovo and Serbia to reach an agreement. The U.S. stands ready to help both parties achieve this historic goal.

Now Albanian wants to become mayor of "united" K. Mitrovica

According to the northern-Kosovo based KoSSev website, Bahtiri is proposing that he should govern a "united (Kosovska Mitrovica."

"I demand that the Kosovo government take all the necessary legal actions to immediately abolish the decision to divide Mitrovica into two municipalities," Bahtiri wrote on his Facebook profile.

Serbia submits request to CEFTA over Pristina's measures

Brnabic informed the citizens of Serbia on Tuesday evening that she did this on behalf of the government, and in accordance with the CEFTA (regional free trade agreement), the government announced.

Serbia preparing to build section of TurkStream

And everything is being done in accordance with European rules, the head of the state-owned natural gas enterprise remarked.

Bajatovic told Prva TV that the Energy Agency of Serbia has already been asked for permission to build TurkStream through Serbia, and that this project in now before the Energy Community, which has a deadline of 60 days to declare itself on it.

"Kosovo government will fall sooner than tariffs"

Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj's adviser Avni Arifi - who also represents Pristina in the dialogue with Belgrade - told Pristina-based website Lajmi on Tuesday that "the Kosovo government will fall sooner than withdrawing the decision" that concerns goods from central Serbia, and from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

New Gas Pipes will Cost Bulgaria BGN 2.8 Billion

Bulgaria will need more than BGN 2.8 billion to build a new gas infrastructure to respond adequately to the new gas flows in the region. This was stated during a hearing in Parliament by Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova, which marks the major changes in the country's updated energy strategy by 2020.

OSCE on ban on distribution of Serbian newspapers in Kosovo

Such a reaction followed after Monday's talks between the osce representative on freedom of the media and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, and her call to protect the rights of the Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija under emergency procedure, the Serbian government announced on Tuesday.

KFOR launches "some exercise" in northern Kosovo

According to the agency, he added that "there was no military activity there, the aim was for KFOR to be more visible."

"The exercises are already in progress, but it is not any special or military activity, it's about the movements of our vehicles, patrols, to be more visible. So there are no military activities, these are not exercises like those you had in Serbia," said Grasso .

Serb Mayors in Kosovo to Resign Amid Tensions

The Serb mayor of North Mitrovica, Goran Rakic, told an extraordinary session of the local assembly in the northern Kosovo town on Tuesday that he is resigning because of Pristina's decision to increase import tariffs on Serbian goods and because of violations of the human rights of Serbs living in Kosovo. 

Opinion polls have never worried Vucic more

"I see that Serbs and citizens of Serbia do not want to solve the problems in Kosovo and Metohija, and it seems to me that we do not understand what we are dealing with," the president told RTS, and added:

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