Raids by Kosovo police on 28 May in a large anti-corruption operation triggered a serious deterioration of already-strained Kosovo-Serbia relations in the following days, prompting significant engagement on the part of European and UN diplomats. The European Union, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and KFOR (the NATO-led international military presence) all quickly called for calm, but emotions continued to run high.

The police raids, concentrated in the nor...


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