Serbia's capital has something of the post-Wall Berlin. It's fertile ground for young, creative talents. Belgrade is a city in constant change yet with an unmistakable character of its own.
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.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, the two Albanian-majority states, during a visit to Pristina. Neighboring Serbia still claims Kosovo as its province.
Prominent Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in the ex-Serbian province of Kosovo as representatives of Belgrade and Pristina were set to meet in Brussels. The murder stands to aggravate the simmering conflict.
Serbia has extradited Kurdish politician Cevdet Ayaz to Turkey despite a warning from the UN Committee against Torture. Are leaders in Belgrade spurning the global body in order to curry favor with Ankara?
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