Serbia has dropped its challenge to Kosovo's independence at the UN under intense EU and US pressure, Business New Europe writes in a news flash today.
Serbia does not want to be isolated in Europe and destroy its own EU bid.
The move paves the way for eventual talks between Belgrade and Prishtina.
Belgrade said it would drop calls for the condemnation of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence. "Serbia will, of course, continue its policy, which includes at the same time defending our national interests," Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic said today, "but Serbia also must take into consideration the views of all our friends, and also those who have different views, and whose position is very important in the international community".