What started as a regular police operation by Kosovo’s police forces to enforce the law has resulted in Serbia’s President using sabre-rattling rhetoric harking back to the dark old days of the 1990s.
Lawmakers in Kosovo elected and swore in a new president for a five-year term, the Balkan nation's second female leader in the post-war period.
Prime Minister Albin Kurti, firebrand head of the anti-establishment Vetevendosje (VV) party, secured a landslide in February and law professor Vjosa Osmani is his candidate.
Last month's landslide election victory for the Vetevendosje party has marked the third change of government since the pandemic hit Kosovo, claiming nearly 1,800 lives and exacerbating economic, social and public health crises in the country.
Can Albin Kurti and Kosovo’s likely new prime minister, steer the country towards political stability and economic prosperity?
The election is the sixth parliamentary poll for Europe's youngest country since 2008, when it declared independence from Serbia.
A deal billed as a breakthrough shows signs of fraying one week on, with neither Kosovo or Serbia closer to a final agreement.
After just three days in office, Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti said his country had acted in accordance with demands from the United States and the European Union.
With 82 votes against it in 120-seat parliament PM Albin Kurti's cabinet did not survive the motion, initiated by coalition partner Democratic League of Kosovo, less than two months since it came to power.
US envoy to Kosovo and Serbia Richard Grenell says Kosovo's plan to partially lift a tariff on Serbian imports is unacceptable and "must be completely dropped."
The predicted victory, with 98 percent of votes counted, opens the possibility for fundamental changes in Kosovo, which is suffering politically and economically, but there are bureaucratic challenges to overcome.
The victory of the two opposition parties was a heavy rebuke to parties led by former guerrillas who battled Serbia in the 1990s, paving the way for Kosovo's independence.
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