Kosovo Opposition Parties Plan Anti-Government Protest

Kosovo opposition parties announced a protest in Pristina on Saturday against what they call the "hijacking of the government" by the ruling parties, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK).

They called on all "unsatisfied citizens, farmers, students and all of those who are unemployed" to join them.

PACE president on visit to Serbia

PACE president on visit to Serbia

BELGRADE -- "Kosovo has not yet applied to join the Council of Europe (CoE) as a member," Anne Brasseur has said.

The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) commented on the issue during her visit to Belgrade on Tuesday.

Kosovo PM Dismisses Controversial Serb Minister

Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa announced on Tuesday that the Minister of Communities and Returns Aleksandar Jablanovic, whose resignation was demanded by protesters, has been dismissed.

Jablanovic, who is a Serb Kosovar, infuriated Kosovo's Albanians by calling a group of protesters against Serbian pilgrims on the eve of Orthodox Christmas "savages", the Balkan Insight reports.

Protesters in Pristina rally over Trepca, Serb minister

Protesters in Pristina rally over Trepca, Serb minister

PRISTINA -- Protesters in Pristina have demanded the removal of Aleksandar Jablanovic from the Kosovo government, and a law that would turn Trepca into a public enterprise.

The rally was organized by opposition parties and civic organizations and held on Saturday.