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Serbia, Kosovo Make Breakthrough Deals On Practical Issues

Serbia and Kosovo have struck several deals to overcome practical problems for citizens caused by Belgrade's refusal to recognize Pristina's independence.

The breakthrough deals are the first accords between the two since Kosovo declared independence three years ago.

The European Union, which is brokering the dialogue, said the two sides agreed to enable free movement of people across the border, resolve problems caused by Serbia holding civil registries. They also agreed in principle to recognize each others' education diplomas.

EU officials expect another round of talks to resolve further issues.

compiled from agency reports