The minority Serb population in newly independent Kosovo is distrustful of the EU's justice mission as it begins official business in the troubled Balkan state. The EULEX mission is the EU's biggest civilian operation yet.
A U.N. court in Kosovo released three German spies suspected of throwing a bomb at the EU office in Kosovo. Germany said the parliamentary committee overseeing intelligence operations had established the three were not involved in terror.
The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed the deployment of an EU police and justice mission in Kosovo that will gradually take over from UN forces in the former Serbian province beginning in early December.
An explosive device was thrown into the courtyard of European Union Special Representative for Kosovo Pieter Feith's office in Pristina. The blast blew out the windows of the building but there were no reports of casualties.
Eight months after its proclaimed independence, Serbs still reject Albanian authority over Kosovo. But the situation is profitable for some - petrol trafficking is now rife between the Serbian and Albanian zones.
Montenegro, the last Balkan state to end its union with Serbia, recognised Kosovo on Thursday, soon followed by Macedonia, in a twin blow to Belgrade's efforts to counter the secession of its former province.
The UN General Assembly will consider a Serbian draft resolution calling for a ruling by the International Court of Justice on the legality of Kosovo's independence - recognized by 46 countries, but not Serbia or Russia.
Serbia has formally submitted a request for an advisory ruling by the International Court of Justice on Kosovo's unilateral independence, saying the approach could serve as a model to settle similar disputes.