Jarinje (Albanian: Jarinjë, Serbian Cyrillic: Јариње, pronounced [jǎriːɲɛ]) is a village in northern Kosovo.[a] The administrative crossing between Kosovo and Central Serbia is located in the village.
Jarinje is the location of one of the NATO-staffed border checkpoints between Central Serbia and Kosovo. In February 2008, the border was sealed by NATO troops after ethnic Serbs ransacked and set fire to the border checkpoints at Jarinje and Brnjak. The area saw further clashes in July 2011. Serbia has appointed guards and customs agents to work at the border. The 2013 Brussels Agreement made them permanent.
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- Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
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