Kosovo on edge after deadly clashes stir unease

October 01, 2023

- 'A normal life' -In the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica in the north, Serb residents said they feared an increased presence of Kosovo police and ensuing crackdowns in the already restive community. Sunday's clashes came more than a week after the latest round of talks European Union-sponsored negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia leaders ended in failure. "The more such incidents occur, the less likely it is that Serbia and Kosovo will be willing or able to compromise. However, Maloku stressed that partitioning the territory's north to make peace with its Serb population was not an option. "The north is part of Kosovo and will remain part of Kosovo."