Work on the first permanent crossing point between Kosovo and Serbia began today in Merdare, marking a milestone for the Brussels-led dialogue.
A gag order on a high level meeting between Kosovo and Serbia leaders will only leave things open for (mis)interpretation by the fed-up local publics.
We take a look at how much progress has been made in the six years of negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia- and how much more remains.
The ITU has officially allocated Kosovo a country code, sealing a Brussels-negotiated agreement six years in the making.
And what the EU can do to help.