Serb List official detained in Serbia following Banjska incident in Kosovo

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje October 3, 2023

Kosovo will formally request the extradition from Serbia of all individuals involved in the planning and execution of the recent "terrorist incident".

COMMENT: Russia would be the only winner from conflict in Kosovo

Ann Smith in New York October 3, 2023

Many questions about the violent clashes in north Kosovo on September 24 — including whether there was foreign involvement — remain unanswered.

EU considering measures against Serbia after Kosovo violence

bne IntelliNews October 3, 2023

European Commission spokesman says member states may decide to impose measures against Serbia if Belgrade does not do enough to de-escalate crisis in northern Kosovo.

Serb List official takes responsibility for Banjska violence in Kosovo

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 30, 2023

Serb List deputy leader Milan Radoicic said he acted alone without informing Belgrade.

US warns of Serbian military buildup on Kosovan border

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2023

Nato said it is bolstering its KFOR forces in Kosovo after clashes between security forces and an armed Serb group in northern Kosovo.

EU ministers discuss multi-speed Europe to prepare for enlargement

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2023

To enable enlargement of the bloc from the current 27 members, changes to decision-making processes, agricultural policies and regional aid budgets are being considered.

EBRD projects slowdown in Central Europe, robust growth in Eurasia

bne IntelliNews September 27, 2023

High gas prices, China slowdown and shifts in industrial production contribute to slower growth in Central Europe.

Serbian President Vucic urges KFOR to replace local police in northern Kosovo

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 26, 2023

Vucic asks for Nato-led KFOR to step in after deadly clashes between a group of Serbs and Kosovan police in Banjska, northern Kosovo.

Serbia seeks Russia's support after deadly Kosovo monastery siege

bne IntelliNews September 26, 2023

Serbian President Vucic met Russian ambassador after Kosovan officials accused Belgrade of backing armed gang that shot police officer dead.

Armed men storm Serbian Orthodox monastery in Kosovo

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2023

Attackers forced their way inside Banjska monastery that is now surrounded by police.

Tensions escalate as Kosovan police officer killed in predominantly Serb north

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 24, 2023

Kosovan authorities labelled the shootings in Leposavic municipality as terrorist attack.

EU warns of potential new measures against Kosovo and Serbia

bne IntelliNews September 19, 2023

Foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says EU would consider measures against both sides if they fail to make progress on normalising relations.

Kosovo's economic growth slows down to 2.0% y/y in Q2

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 18, 2023

'Punitive measures' introduced by the EU and US over Kosovo's failure to de-escalate tensions in the north have caused growth to slow.

Latest round of talks between Kosovo and Serbia fails

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2023

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell blamed the failure on Kosovo’s rejection of a compromise proposal.

European Commission president calls to ‘complete' the EU through enlargement

bne IntelliNews September 13, 2023

Ursula von der Leyen says “history is calling” to expand the EU, but reforms are needed.

Southeast Europe leaders pledge to speed up EU integration process

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 11, 2023

Leaders of Slovenia, Croatia and the six Western Balkans countries will commit to reforms to improve the prospects for the Western Balkan states to join the EU by 2030.

Consumer prices resume growth in Kosovo after temporary slowdown

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2023

1% decrease accumulated in February to May has now been reversed after increases in July and August.

BALKAN BLOG: How realistic is a 2030 accession target?

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 5, 2023

When European Council President Charles Michel said the EU and aspiring members should prepare for enlargement by 2030, the response from the Western Balkans was underwhelming.

European Council president says Western Balkans and EU should prepare for enlargement by 2030

Valentina Dimitirevska in Skopje August 29, 2023

Charles Michel says a clear goal must be set to enlarge the EU by the end of this decade.

Serbian president seeks confirmation Ukraine won't recognise Kosovo at Zelenskiy meeting

bne IntelliNews August 22, 2023

Presidents affirm support for each other’s territorial integrity at informal Balkan summit despite Aleksandar Vucic’s refusal to sever ties with Russia.