The new Serbian parliament has convened for the first time since last month’s elections and it wasted no time preparing a resolution that rejects UN plans for Kosovan independence.
That decision even took priority over discussing the formation of the new government.
The UN plan that Serbs oppose puts Kosovo on a path to independence. The province would be given three key symbols of sovereignty: constitution, flag and national anthem.
Although ethnic-Albanian leaders welcome the proposal, some among Kosovo’s majority population believe it does not go far enough.
At a protest at the weekend to demand full and immediate independence, two ethnic-Albanians were killed in clashes with police.
The British man in charge of Kosovo’s police, Stephen Curtis, was today sacked by his UN employers over the incident.