“Kosovo’s prime minister has warned Brussels that it must take the country’s EU aspirations more seriously to avoid further instability in the Balkans. He accused Serbia of acting in Russia’s interest to destabilise the region.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Ramush Haradinaj blamed Serbia, from which Kosovo declared independence in 2008, for a diplomatic offensive to undermine his country’s contested statehood.

‘We believe Europe has given us a chance, a road map to become an EU member and we are thankful for that,’ Mr Haradinaj said. But he added that EU leaders had not responded adequately to Pristina’s complaints about Belgrade.” (full story atFinancial Times)