Ramush Haradinaj, the leader of the Alliance for Kosovo (ABK) and a candidate for Kosovo's president, accused the European Union on Monday with neglecting Pristina and pushing it to unite with neighbouring Albania, Serbia’s Beta/N1 reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he wanted to improve relations with the European Union and was hoping for the same “goodwill” from the 27-nation bloc. Erdogan’s comments follow a year of tensions involving Turkey’s more assertive foreign policy in the eastern Mediterranean as well as Libya and parts of the Middle East, AFP reports.
Kosovo’s acting president Vjosa Osmani set 14 February as the date for an early parliamentary election, following a decision by the country's top court to annul the June parliamentary vote. "The Election Commission is instructed to take all necessary actions to hold the elections," Osmani said in a written statement.
Long-entrenched ethno-nationalists were projected to win the first local election in Bosnia’s southern city of Mostar in 12 years, but early results of Sunday’s vote also indicated multiethnic parties and alliances would be a strong part of the future city council, AP reported.