Slovakia's reaction to the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence

Russia to lodge UN demarche over Kosovo incidents - daily

Daily Vecernje Novosti is reporting this, adding that Russian diplomats have been instructed to point out to the failures of KFOR and EULEX - the NATO and EU missions in Kosovo - as well as to the violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 - all with the aim of "reinforcing Belgrade's position."

Slovenian president responds to criticism from Belgrade

It concerns Pahor's statement that Slovenia would work to ensure Kosovo is recognized by the five EU member-states "that have not yet done so."

In a press release cited by the agency STA, Pahor stressed that Kosovo is one of the main political issues on which Slovenia and Serbia hold "distinctly different views."

Serbia urges EU, UN to let Belgrade join probe into Oliver Ivanovic's murder

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic has called on the missions of the EU and UN in Kosovo to let Serbian state agencies to join the investigation into the murder of Oliver Ivanovic, the leader of Freedom, Democracy and Truth party in northern Kosovo and Metohija.

"Balkans is once again starting to burn," warns Slovak PM

Fico spoke after his meeting the UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, Tanjug reported on Tuesday, citing Slovakia's TASR.

The prime minister assessed that the Balkans is "once again starting to burn," and said he believes a European perspective is necessary because otherwise "the nervousness in the region will start to grow."

Taci: Historic agreement on reconciliation to be reached soon

PRISTINA - I believe a historic agreement on normalisation and reconciliation between Serbia and Kosovo, ultimately aimed at "recognising reality", will soon be reached, Kosovo President Hasim Taci has told Tanjug in an exclusive interview, commenting on expectations from a resumption of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in Brussels.

Kosovo's membership in WCO suspended at Serbia's request

The Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the World Customs Organization (SCO) has suspended Kosovo until further notice.

In a statement issued on Sunday, and carried by the Serbian government's website, the MFA said that this happened during a session held the previous day "regarding the accession of the so-called 'Kosovo' to this organization."

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