Kosovo-Serbia tension threatens the Balkan path to EU integration, Germany’s foreign minister warns

TIRANA, Albania — Germany’s foreign minister on Friday expressed the European Union’s deep concerns following the recent shootout between masked Serb gunmen and Kosovo police that left four people dead and sent tensions soaring in the region. Annalena Baerbock was in Tirana, Albania at a foreign ministers’ meeting ahead of the Oct. 16 summit on … Read more

Why Do Kosovo-Serbia Tensions Persist? Here is What to Know

BELGRADE, Serbia — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared anew this week after Kosovo’s police raided Serb-dominated areas within the area’s north and seized native municipality buildings. There have been violent clashes between Kosovo’s police and NATO-led peacekeepers on one facet and native Serbs on the opposite, leaving dozens of individuals injured on either side. … Read more