The European Union's foreign policy chief says Serbia and Kosovo should continue to take steps toward closer integration with the 27-member bloc.
European Union foreign ministers have recommended that Serbia be accepted for membership-candidate status.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says the European Union is set to give Serbia candidate status this week.
European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele says Serbia and Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership have reached a deal on border issues and Kosovo's participation in Balkan regional meetings.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says Germany firmly supports Serbia's bid to join the European Union and would like to see it given candidate status at next week's EU summit.
Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic has slammed the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as a puppet of NATO, calling it "biased" against him and other Serbs.
Serbia plans to open its first shelter for gays and lesbians, local media report.
Representatives of Serbia and Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership have resumed European Union-mediated talks in Brussels.
EU officials say a new round of talks in Brussels between Serbia and Kosovo is likely to be postponed to February 22 after Pristina representatives failed to show up on time.
Serbian and Kosovar negotiators will meet in Brussels on February 21 in the latest round of EU-sponsored talks aimed at normalizing ties between the two.
Boat owners and locals in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, banded together on February 20 in an effort to rescue boats endangered by ice floes on the Danube, including floating restaurants and bars.
Blocks of ice flowing down the Danube River have damaged dozens of small boats, pontoons, and floating restaurants in the area around the Serbian capital, Belgrade, according to reports.