Kosovo

UN official calls on Belgrade to encourage Kosovo Serb participation in elections

Briefing the Security Council today on efforts to engage Kosovo Serbs in the forthcoming province-wide elections, a senior United Nations official called on Belgrade to encourage Serb participation in the political process.

Kosovo: UN mission chief holds 'constructive' talks with top Serb official

Hans Haekkerup, the head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), today held "long and constructive" talks with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic, the UN Mission said in Pristina.

UN enacts regulation to monitor property sales in mixed neighbourhoods in Kosovo

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Hans Haekkerup, has signed a new regulation to ensure that all proposed contracts for property sales in certain mixed neighbourhoods in Kosovo would be thoroughly reviewed by a municipal administrator before being approved.

Kosovo: with FYR of Macedonia border blocked, UN mission forced to ration fuel

The border crossing between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo remained blocked for the sixth straight day, forcing the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) to ration fuel, the UN Mission said today.

Kosovo: members of transitional council back UN dialogue with Serbian leader

A large number of members of the Kosovo Transitional Council (KTC) have backed the initiative by the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) of holding talks with a top Serbian official, the UN Mission said today.

Kosovo: head of UN mission condemns killing of Albanian family

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today condemned what he called the "ghastly and horrific killing" of five members of a Kosovo Albanian family last night near Gllogavc/Glogovac.

Kosovo: UN launches probe into allegations of sexual assault by police officer

A police officer serving with the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has been arrested on allegations of sexual assault, a spokesman for the mission said today.

Senior UN Kosovo official meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia

A senior United Nations official in Kosovo today met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia to discuss the province's judicial system and the ongoing hunger strike by 16 detainees.

Kosovo UN chief meets Yugoslav Deputy Prime Minister for wide-ranging talks

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) today met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia for wide-ranging talks on the current situation in the province.

Kosovo: two UN police officers repatriated due to 'professional misconduct'

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today said two of its police officers had been repatriated to their home countries because of professional misconduct.