Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija

Dialogue with Pristina to resume after elections

CACAK – Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said Saturday that the Brussels-based talks with Pristina will resume after Serbia’s March elections.

He told a press conference in Cacak, central Serbia, that the recent arrest of Oliver Ivanovic, leader of the Citizens’ Initiative ‘Serbia, Democracy, Justice’ is harmful to Belgrade-Pristina relations.

Serbian gov’t to bring “Kosovo armed forces” issue to UN

BELGRADE - The Serbian government said at a meeting it held late on Friday that the intention of the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Kosovo to form “Kosovo armed forces” is destabilizing the situation in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) and announced bringing the this issue to the United Nations (UN).

Concern over Ivanovic's deteriorated health

BELGRADE - The Serbian government office for Kosovo stated on Friday concern of the deteriorated health of Citizen Initiative SDP leader Oliver Ivanovic, who has been on a hunger strike in a prison in Pristina for four days.

"Ivanovic's condition is so poor that he was unable to make it through his lawyer's visit today, according to what we have been told," the statement says.

Serbia Asks FIFA to Scrap Kosovo Friendlies

Atmosphere at Croatia-Swtzerland match and St Galen | Photo: Beta/AP

Serbia's Football Association, FSS, has written to FIFA, asked it to cancel a decision to allow Kosovo's national team to play friendly matches.

The FSS said the Serbian flag was set on fire before Kosovo's first such friendly, played in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, against Haiti.

Serb assemblies: Kosovo army would be open threat

ZVECAN - The members of the four municipal assemblies in northern Kosovo-Metohija on Thursday voiced concern over the announced plans of the Pristina authorities to form a Kosovo army.

"We see this as an act of open threat to security in the region and the safety of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija", North Mitrovica mayor Goran Rakic said at the assemblies' joint session in Zvecan.