After Kosovo authorities disclosed a long-awaited document on ways to dismiss mayors through petitions, experts doubt it will break the ongoing deadlock in the Serb-majority north.
A Kosovo Serb man was arrested in northern Kosovo over clashes that broke out at the end of May between NATO peacekeepers and Serb protesters.
Erden Atic, the new mayor of North Mitrovica has sworn, following his victory in the extraordinary elections. The ceremony took place amidst tensions and calls for peaceful collaboration.
The new assembly of the northern municipality has approved the request to reopening the bridge over the Ibar – closed since the end of the war – a move condemned by Kosovo’s main Serbian party.
The mass boycott of extraordinary elections in the four northern municipalities of Kosovo raises questions about their legitimacy.