Italy's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani attends a swearing-in ceremony at the Quirinale Palace in Rome on October 22.
Serbia and Kosovo need to normalize their relations in full after reaching a deal that ended a two-year-old dispute on car license plates, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said on November 24. The West had warned that the dispute could escalate into ethnic violence, but it was eventually resolved late on November 23 through mediation efforts from the European Union, backed by the United States. Italy currently leads NATO's Kfor mission in Kosovo, and is its biggest contributor in terms of troop numbers. To read the original story from Reuters, click here .