Independence of Kosovo

Grenell: "I can't wait to continue mediating regarding Kosovo issue"

Grenell said that everyone should respect the decision of the Constitutional Court on the decree of President Hashim Thaci pertaining to the appointment of Avdullah Hoti as the Prime Minister Designate of the new Kosovo Government, Koha reports.
Richard Grenell said that "he cannot wait to continue working with Kosovo".

Protesters Clash With Police in Montenegro After Priests’ Arrest

Protests against the detention of the Serbian Orthodox clergy in Pljevlja, Montenegro. Photo: Facebook video screenshot

Police battled protesters in Pljevlja and Niksic with tear gas, leaving dozens of police officers and protesters injured. Protests also took place in Budva, Berane and the capital, Podgorica.

"It is not Grenell, Borrell and Lajcak who are changing the (Kosovo) borders"

"Neither Grenell, nor Borrell, or Lajcak can change borders or exchange territories," President of the Democratic League of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, said in a post on Facebook.
The LDK President says Pristina must trust its allies, believe in the US and EU, as well as in itself.

Prominent Kosovo Serb Journalist Says Intimidation Worsening with COVID-19

Tatjana Lazarevic, editor-in-chief of the online news portal KosSev, was detained by police on the road from the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica/Mitrovice to nearby Zvecan, where she planned to go to the local health centre to investigate what she said were "multiple complaints" about its readiness to deal with cases of the novel coronavirus.

Pandemic Adds Fresh Uncertainty to Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue

Meanwhile analysts see no actual likelihood of a swift resumption of the stalled dialogue process with Serbia.

"The global lockdown certainly will delay the prospects for a settlement between Kosovo and Serbia this year, which were grim anyway," Gezim Visoka, a Kosovo-born Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland, told BIRN.

Kosovo Leaders Feud Over COVID-19 Outbreak in North

Reports of an outbreak of new COVID-19 cases in Serb-run northern Kosovo have sparked in-fighting among politicians in Kosovo and accusations of negligence.

On Sunday, the main hospital in the Serb-run north, in the divided town of Mitrovica, confirmed 26 cases in the three northern municipalities of Mitrovica North, Zvecan and Leposavic.