The Kosovan government protested and vowed to send its police forces to stop the train.
Tensions have been on the rise again between Serbia and Kosovo, prompting European Union High Representative for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini to visit the Western Balkans last week.
Her visit was timely: on March 2, a French court postponed the extradition of former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj.
Nikolic eventually dropped out after Vucic was designated as his party’s candidate. The press, under close government control, is full of plots and threats of war against Serbia waged by the Albanians, the Croats, the Turks, or NATO.
In his effort to win in the first round, Vucic will have to be both serene and strong, European and nationalist.
Though they may seem irresponsible, these agendas are all very rational as they all make political points. The photos of Slobodan Milosevic, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko are seen on a tenement in northern Mitrovica, inhabited by the Sebian population.-Editorial credit: Giannis Papanikos / But these local agendas clash with a new international configuration.