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.
The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo have met in Brussels but again failed to agree on details to normalize relations. Both countries have been told they must push for normalcy for a chance to join the European Union.
Kosovo's lawmakers have moved to create a national army in a vote boycotted by the parliament's Serb minority lawmakers. Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said the move could lead to "tragic consequences."
Dozens of Kosovo Albanians have blocked a road to prevent Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic from visiting a Serb-populated enclave in Kosovo. Vucic has criticized NATO peacekeepers for not preventing the blockade.
Serbs and Kosovars want to take their borders back to the drawing board. Villages and valleys changing hands could help soothe an ancient feud but potentially break a longstanding taboo.
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