Kosovo government postpones its plan for volatile north after tensions heightened

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MITROVICA, Kosovo (Reuters) -The Kosovo government postponed implementation of a decision that would oblige Serbs in the north of the country to apply for car license plates issued by Pristina institutions over tensions between police and local communities that set roadblocks. Late on Sunday the protesters parked trucks filled with gravel and other heavy machinery on roads leading to the two border crossings, Jarinje and Bernjak, in a territory where Serbs form a majority. Kosovo police said they had to close the border crossings. “The overall security situation in the Northern municipalities …

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