The chief negotiator of Kosovo in the dialogue with Serbia, Besnik Bislimi, said that the EU Plan gives more attention to the demands of Serbia and is surprised that the EU has not lifted the punitive measures after Kosovo's latest decisions to reduce police numbers in the north and promote new elections.
The EU has led what is known as the normalization dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia for over a decade. A clutch of practical, technical agreements have resulted, although only partially implemented. But the process may now be heading for its collapse in any event.
On the second day of protests in northern Kosovo, a relative calm prevailed among the demonstrators, but incidents targeting journalists and media vehicles occurred. In response to the escalating situation, NATO has decided to deploy additional forces to its Kosovo Force.