Recent Kosovo-Serbia tensions could ‘unravel steady but fragile progress’ 

Tensions over vehicle licence plates and anti-smuggling operations, between authorities in Kosovo and Serbia, in recent weeks, may contribute to unravelling “steady but fragile progress made in rebuilding trust among communities” in Kosovo and Serbia.  

Moves to create a Kosovo army have ‘deteriorated relations’ with Serbia: UN peacekeeping chief

The decision by Kosovo’s parliament to form a national army was described by the UN Peacekeeping chief on Monday as having “further deteriorated relations between Belgrade and Pristina,” which, he said, have been strained for some time.

Senior UN official to go to Serbia for more talks on Kosovo

A senior United Nations official will meet with Serbian ministers later this month for wide-ranging discussions on Kosovo, which proclaimed its independence a year ago in a move that Serbia rejects.

UN mission in Kosovo reopens court at centre of dispute

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today reopened the courthouse in north Mitrovica, which ceased operations after it was stormed and occupied on 14 March by a mob of opponents to Kosovo’s independence.

UN transfers final government responsibilities to Kosovo institutions

The United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has completed the transfer of specific responsibilities to local provisional institutions as part of its commitment to gradually introduce self-government to Kosovo.

UN envoy holds 'good' first meeting with new Serbian Prime Minister

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo and the new Prime Minister of Serbia have discussed issues key to the stability of the region, the UN Interim Administration Mission in the province (UNMIK) reported today.

Annan stresses full participation by all groups in Kosovo's upcoming elections

All of Kosovo’s communities must participate in municipal elections later this month in order to mark another milestone in the development of democratic institutions in the province, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report released today.

UN focusing on law and order, elections and returns in Kosovo, Security Council told

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) is continuing its efforts to uphold the rule of law, moving forward with preparations for the upcoming municipal elections and working on creating conditions conducive for the return of minority communities, a senior UN official told the Security Council today.

Kosovo: UN Mission chief condemns recent attacks on UN police

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) today condemned Monday’s attacks on UN police officers during a riot in Mitrovica, saying this violence only hurt the legitimate interests of the province’s Serb population.