“Neither Serbia’s nor Kosovo’s President want a quick solution to the Kosovo problem, according to professor at the Centre for South European Studies in Graz, Florian Bieber.
‘I ask myself whether both presidents want some kind of quick solution,’ Bieber told N1 on Sunday. ‘They want to keep talking about it.’
‘The EU would later be tending to other things – the rule of law, corruption, so I think that the signing of some legally binding document will either way not take place in the spring,’ Bieber said.” (N1)
Kosovo Foreign Minister took to Facebook to deny any partition of Kosovo:
‘I see that many citizens are currently concerned about a so-called ‘partition’ of Kosovo. Our country is quite divided. There is no possibility for further division of our territory. I think and hope that no Albanian leader would be so naive,’ Pacolli wrote.” (translated from Koha)
“Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will meet on 7th September with the High Representative Federica Mogherini in Brussels, the European Union confirmed.
‘The High Representative will continue discussions with the two Presidents on the comprehensive normalisation agreement with a view to making concrete progress, given the priority attached to the EU-facilitated Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina and the European Union perspective of the region,’ reads the statement from Brussels.” (KosSev)
“For all the attention paid to the emergence of homegrown Islamist terrorists in Belgium, France and other European countries, one of the continent’s biggest radicalization problems is taking place on its fringes.
Kosovo, the tiny Muslim-majority Balkan nation of just 1.8 million, has produced more foreign fighters per capita than any other Western nation since the Islamic State declared its now-defunct caliphate in 2014. Some 413 Kosovo citizens, including women and children, have joined that group and other Islamist extremist factions since the war in Syria began in 2012.” (Washington Post)