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EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell met the Kosovo and Serb leaders in separate rooms over four hours in Brussels (Photo: consilium.eu)

Borrell urges Kosovo to ease tensions with Serbs

The EU has urged Kosovo to back down in a dangerous confrontation with ethnic Serbs seeking more independence.

Kosovo should "immediately" pull back security forces, withdraw disputed mayors, and hold new local elections in the ethnic trouble-spots in northern Kosovo, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday (22 June).

It should also let locals form their own Association of Serb Majority Municipalities, in line with a 2013 international accord on quasi-autonomy for...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell met the Kosovo and Serb leaders in separate rooms over four hours in Brussels (Photo: consilium.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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