Slovakia's reaction to the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence

"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."

Mustafa Calls Serbia's Role in Kosovo 'Destructive'

The ethnic Serbian party in Kosovo's coalition government, Srpska Lista, on Wednesday stated that following a request from Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, it would again freeze its participation in Kosovo institutions.

The party also said that Mirjana Jevtic, who last week replaced Ljubomir Maric as Minister for Local Government, will resign from her post.

Kosovo Hails CoE Observer Status as Diplomatic Win

Kosovo officials have hailed Tuesday's decision of the Council of Europe to admit Kosovo from January 2017 onwards to sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly, PACE, as a diplomatic triumph and a step towards full membership of the organization.

From January, Kosovo representatives will be taking part in sessions dealing with  EU-Kosovo relations as observers and with no right to vote.