‘Giant step forward’: Kosovo, Serbia reach deal on vehicle plates

Kosovo, Serbia agree to end a row over vehicle licence plates that the West had warned could trigger ethnic violence.

Kosovo and Serbia have reached a deal to end a long-running dispute over vehicle licence plates that the European Union had warned could trigger ethnic violence. Josep Borrell, the EUs foreign polic… [+3055 chars]

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Kosovo-Serbia flare-up fears over car number plate row

Talks at the EU fail to settle a row over Serbian number plates, fuelling Kosovo violence fears.

EU says Serbia, Kosovo fail to reach deal, warns of escalation - Reuters

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on Monday failed to reach a solution to their dispute over car license plates used by the ethnic Serb minority in Kosovo during emergency talks in Brussels, the European Union's foreign policy chief said.

Serb policemen quit jobs in anti-Kosovo protest - Reuters

Kosovo Serb policemen who work in the Jarinje and Brnjak border posts in the north of the country resigned on Sunday in protest over Pristina's order to use Kosovo vehicle licence plates instead of those issued by Serbia.

U.S. disappointed Kosovo and Serbia fail to reach agreement, State Dept says - Reuters

The United States is disappointed Kosovo and Serbia have failed to agree on a solution to their dispute over car license plates used by the ethnic Serb minority in Kosovo, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

Serbia must choose between EU and Russia, says Germany

Serbia’s military placed on high alert because of mounting tension in KosovoSerbia must decide whether it wants to join the EU or cultivate deeper ties with Russia, Germany has said, amid media reports that Belgrade had placed its military on high alert becau…

Kosovo should give Serbs more time to change car plates, EU says - Reuters.com

The European Union urged Kosovo on Saturday to allow for a longer transition period phasing out old Serbian license plates still in use by the ethnic Serb minority in the country.

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