BELGRADE - North Mitrovica Mayor Goran Rakic Saturday urged the Kosovo police to immediately conduct an investigation into the recent incidents in the city and bring those responsible to justice.
Rakic warned that the incidents could be politicized, but also trigger more violence, which is why we should all condemn them, including the institutions in Pristina.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The construction of houses launched by ethnic Albanians in the Brdjani neighbourhood in northern Kosovska Mitrovica that caused alarm among Serbs have been interrupted after the talks between the mayors of the southern and northern parts of the city, Goran Rakic and Agim Bahtiri.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Ethnic Albanians began construction works in the Brdjani neighborhood in northern Kosovska Mitrovica on Friday morning, causing a stir among local Serbs who gathered to voice their protest.
In the meantime, an intervention unit of the Kosovo police, and EULEX police arrived at the site, says Tanjug's on-site-reporter.
The accounts of the Serb-majority municipalities of North Mitrovica, Zvecan, Leposavic and Zubin Potok in north Kosovo have been blocked after they did not hand over budgets that complied with the budget circulars set out by the Kosovo government and the ministry of finance, officials said.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Mayor of Serb-majority North Mitrovica Goran Rakic does not have a police escort any more, regional operations chief of Kosovo police Zeljko Bojic told Tanjug.
Bojic specified that the main police directorate based in Pristina decided to scrap the police escort service for Rakic on February 2.