A Kosovar Serb woman crosses Mitrovica bridge, which serves as a link between the northern and southern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. Kosovo and Serbia have signed a number of agreements in key areas as a step towards normalising ties. Photograph: EPA

Serbia and its former southern province of Kosovo took steps toward overcoming decades of animosity on Tuesday, signing energy and telecoms agreements(...)

Mitrovica, Kosovo: 
Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and
 Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci will meet in Brussels this evening to accelerate implementation of a landmark deal signed in April to improve relations, amid fears that the process is stalling ahead of the June 27
 EU summit.

Key talks today between the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo will help convince all EU states that the Balkan neighbours should be brought closer to membe(...)

Special European prosecutor Jonathan Ratel during the trial in Pristina of five men who have been convicted of involvement in an international organ trafficking ring. Photographs: Hazir Reka/Reuters

They came to Kosovo from east and west, people poor enough to sell their organs for quick cash, and others rich enough to pay large sums to jum(...)

Protesters shouting slogans against the Kosovo accord in Belgrade yesterday. Photograph: Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

The EU calls a hard-won pact between Kosovo and Serbia a historic turning point in their relations, and leaders of both Bal(...)

A man passes near Serbian flags in northern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. Photograph:
Hazir Reka/Reuters

The EU says Serbia and Kosovo have “some hours left” to make a fundamental breakthrough in relations, after the latest marathon round of talks (...)

Kosovo's prime minister Hashim Thaci talks to the media as he arrives for a meeting with Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (not pictured) in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Laurent Dubrule

Kosovo denied that talks with Serbia had broken down last night as the EU sought to coax them towards a deal that would help both countries mov(...)