Kosovo

    • NATO greenlights MAP for Bosnia

      NATO greenlights MAP for Bosnia

      NATO foreign ministers gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the world's biggest military alliance, albeit the Bosnian Serb objections to membership. Meeting in Brussels on December 5, the ministers invited Bosnia to submit its first annual national program of political, economic, and defense reforms aimed at bringing aspiring countries into line with the Atlantic alliance's standards.

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    • Kosovo hits Serbia, Bosnia with 100% import tax

      Kosovo hits Serbia, Bosnia with 100% import tax

      Kosovo has imposed a 100 percent tax on products from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a move the government said is aimed at defending the country’s “vital interest" following Belgrade's "aggressive campaign” against the young republic on the international stage. The retaliation also requires authorities to remove or prevent from entering any goods that did not address Kosovo by its constitutional name, Republic of Kosovo, which Serbia and Bosnia do not recognise. 

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    • Vucic to request Russia's support over Kosovo tensions

      Vucic to request Russia's support over Kosovo tensions

      Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, to discuss how to push forward a deal with Kosovo after a plan to rework their borders faced international resistance. The negotiations will be held amid the growing tensions around Kosovo and their agenda will include a broad range of issues. Yet, The situation with Kosovo is expected "to be the priority” in talks with Putin.

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    • Vucic insists on EU membership guarantee

      Vucic insists on EU membership guarantee

      Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday he would seek a guarantee that his country would join the European Union in 2025 as part of any deal with neighbouring Kosovo, which would pave the way for both states to enter the bloc and settle their long-standing disputes.

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    • Merkel: No border changes on the Balkans

      Merkel: No border changes on the Balkans

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday rejected the imposition of any changes to borders in the Balkans, after leaders of both Serbia and Kosovo announced in recent days that current boundaries are under discussion. Merkel’s comments were clearly linked to the possible partition of Kosovo, a prospect that many fear would trigger violence in the Balkans amid knock-on demands from other nations for border changes.

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