Two top EU officials have arrived in Serbia to push Belgrade into stepping up reforms necessary for the Balkan country to become a candidate for membership in the bloc.
Disparagingly referred to as "a dialogue without a future" by one diplomat, it seems that EU-sponsored talks between Serbia and Kosovo are going nowhere fast.
Serbia's Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has called on the United Nations to lead a probe into allegations that Kosovo rebels traded in organs taken from Serbian prisoners during the Kosovo conflict in 1999.
Amnesty International says recent democratic uprisings offer a tantalizing glimpse of what could be, but have also scared authoritarian leaders.
An EU-run court in Kosovo has confirmed charges against five people suspected of involvement in an international network that trafficked people in Kosovo and sold their kidneys to foreign patients for illegal transplants.
Press freedom worldwide has dropped to its lowest point in more than 10 years, with only one in six people now living in a country that has a free and independent media, according to the democracy watchdog group Freedom House.
The European Union's police and justice mission in Kosovo (EULEX) says one of its officials has been suspended amid charges he offended and abused his Kosovar colleagues.
Serbia says it is ready to talk about the division of Kosovo, whose independence it has vowed never to recognize.
Kosovo's government has announced an extension in several municipalities of a nationwide census that had been due to end on April 15.
Kosovo's parliament elected a political unknown, policewoman Atifete Jahjaga, to serve as the country's new president.
Kosovo's governing coalition and the leading opposition party have agreed to propose a consensus candidate for the post of president to resolve a political crisis threatening new elections.
Kosovo's President Behgjet Pacolli has resigned following a Constitutional Court ruling that his election was illegal.