The director of the Serbian government's office for Kosovo, Petar Petkovic, said on Friday that the Serbian delegation that met Kosovo officials in Brussels this week had offered two proposals to resolve the simmering dispute over identity documents and vehicle licence plates for Kosovo Serbs, but both were rejected.
The Russian embassy in Belgrade confirmed on Sunday that Russian journalist Daria Aslamova "is safe and located in central Serbia" after she was detained a day earlier while trying to cross the border from Serbia into Kosovo. The embassy claimed her detention was groundless.
Kosovo Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla on Sunday banned the entry of Aslamova as a "confirmed spy".
Authorities in the Kosovo capital want them removed, but some in Pristina are reluctant to let go of the satellite dishes that broke a media blackout in the 1990s.
"In general, there is a lack of an institutionalised approach to the treatment of this category by the institutions in Kosovo," said Shpat Balaj, a researcher at the Kosovo Centre for Security Studies, KCSS. "Even those actions that are undertaken are more ad-hoc and are related to projects of organisations or small grants from the central level."
How long will state support last?
Kosovo police on Thursday removed surveillance cameras in the southern Serb-majority municipality of Shterpce/Strpce, acting on the orders of the Ferizaj/Urosevac Basic court and prosecution.
They were told to remove surveillance cameras allegedly controlled by the Serbian authorities, and empty a previously closed municipal building.
Powerful Belgrade-backed businessman and politician, Milan Radoicic, must be arrested if he is in Kosovo as Serbian media have reported, Rasim Maloku from the Ferizaj/Urosevac Basic Prosecution told BIRN on Wednesday.
"The arrest warrant [for Radoicic] related to the 'Brezovica'case is active," Maloku said.