Category Archives: Serbia

Clashes Between KFOR and Serbian Population in Northern Kosovo


Kosovska Mitrovica, 27 Sept 2011: The clearing of a road block on the road to the Jarinje border crossing led to a violent encounter between KFOR soldiers and local Serbs in northern Kosovo. Yesterday U.S. soldiers cleared a barricade, consisting … Continue reading

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Kosovo Talks Continue at UN – Situation Still Volatile


While Serbian President Boris Tadic is in New York for talks about the future of Kosovo, a new book on the issue, written by political analyst Dr. James Ker-Lindsay was presented in Belgrade on Tuesday. In the book “Kosovo: The … Continue reading

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Kosovo Customs is Back on Disputed Border Crossings

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Kosovska Mitrovica, 16 Sept 2011: Kosovo customs officers are moving back into northern Kosovo to take control of the two administrative crossings between Kosovo and Serbia. (Images by J&M Brandstatter, JB Photography) The border crossing of Jarinje (administrative crossing #1) … Continue reading

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Kosovo – Why it is so hard for Serbia to give it up


At the end of July an almost forgotten conflict flared up in southeastern Europe again: the Kosovo crisis was suddenly back in the headlines after police of the now-independent country blocked the import of goods from Serbia and angry Kosovo-Serbs … Continue reading

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Are the Borders Between Serbia and Kosovo to be Changed?


Bygone are the days of the Rambouillet Agreement and few remember John Pilger’s comment in New Statesman: “Anyone scrutinizing the Rambouillet document is left with little doubt that the excuses given for the subsequent bombing were fabricated. The peace negotiations … Continue reading

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THE UNBIASED OBSERVERS, Issue 44


From 1 September 2011 this newsletter service is subscription only. See Balkan News Service for details. Wednesday, 31 August 2011   Politics and others: Bulgaria Bulgaria’s Consumer Protection Commission “Decapitated” after Dismissal of All its Members Bulgaria’s Government Adopts a Memorandum on … Continue reading

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THE UNBIASED OBSERVERS, Issue 43


From 1 September 2011 this newsletter service is subscription only. See Balkan News Service for details.  Tuesday, 30 August 2011 Politics and others: Albania The Albanian Foreign Minister Discusses Albania’s EU Integration with US Ambassador Alexander Arvizu Italy and Turkey Help Albania to Extinguish … Continue reading

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