Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Serbia's Tadic criticises plan to send police to northern Kosovo
President Boris Tadic condemned on Friday (July 9th) a recent statement by Kosovo Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi, suggesting that Pristina may deploy special police forces to northern Kosovo to guarantee order there. Tadic said that such statements threaten the fragile peace in the Serb-dominated region. Rexhepi has said that special units could be sent under an agreement with EULEX, in light of two recent incidents. On July 2nd, an explosion killed one man and injured 11 other people during a Serb protest in the divided town of Mitrovica. Tensions rose further a couple of days later when a Kosovo Serb lawmaker was shot and wounded outside his home.