It has been 14 years since the UN sent troops into Kosovo to secure peace. With more than 5000 soldiers on the ground, the UN taskforce is larger than ever. But their mission is far from over.
An armed conflict between Serbia and Kosovo is possible if their EU perspectives fade, a group of Balkan experts has said. But there are other more positive outcomes to ties between Belgrade and Pristina.
The Kosovo Serb minority party says it will withdraw from the Kosovo government after the dramatic arrest of a senior Serb politician. The move could spell the end of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj's term in office.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has voiced his support for Serbia's membership in the European Union, but not before it accepts Kosovo's independence. Five EU member states have also yet to recognize Kosovo.
A senior Serbian politician ignored an entry ban for Kosovo and was dramatically arrested. The issue has sparked tensions between the countries as they attempt to normalize their relations.
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