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.

EULEX, US raise alarm over Serb police resignations in northern Kosovo

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2023

Several Kosovo Serb police officers quit just weeks after being recruited in ethnically-divided region.

Flying of Greater Albania flag during Kosovan PM’s North Macedonia visit sparks regional scandal

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 16, 2023

North Macedonia’s interior ministry launched criminal proceedings against ethnic Albanian mayors of two municipalities visited by Albin Kurti.

European Commission warns of potential action on Serbia

bne IntelliNews August 13, 2023

Actions might be taken against Serbia if EU member states determine that Belgrade is not making adequate efforts to defuse the ongoing crisis with Kosovo.