Two border crossing points between Kosovo and Serbia are being blocked for a second day by Kosovo Serbs protesting against new regulations forcing them to change their Serbian vehicle registration plates to Kosovo ones when entering the country.
Kosovo deployed special police units as Serbs blocked roads near border crossing points with Serbia after the Pristina government imposed new rules forcing them to switch to temporary Kosovo licence plates when entering the country.
Amid rising infections, Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani and leaders of political parties could not agree to accept a recommendation by the country’s Public Health Institute to postpone local elections scheduled for October 17.
Minister says Kosovo will not renew deal with Serbia recognising two types of Kosovo license plates - one that starts with KS, initials accepted by Serbia, alongside others starting with RKS, referencing the Republic of Kosovo.
Politicians including the PM have condemned the double slaying in Peje/Pec on Wednesday night – one of whose victims was a candidate for mayor of the town in the October local elections.