German envoy in Kosovo to solve Europe's power grid problem

PRISTINA, Kosovo — A German envoy has visited Kosovo in an effort to resolve the Balkan country's dispute with Serbia over an electricity network that has created problems in Europe's power grid.

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj's office said Tuesday that Klaus Toepfer, an ex-German environment minister sent as a mediator, visited Pristina.

Haradinaj called on Serbia not to block a 2015 deal that was a major step toward normalizing relations with Kosovo.

A political dispute between Serbia and Kosovo that's sapping a small amount of energy from the local grid has caused a domino effect across the 25-nation network spanning the continent.

Since the war in Kosovo ended in 1999, the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo that remains loyal to Belgrade hasn't paid the Kosovo government for the energy it consumes.

Must Read

Beyond 'Obamacare': State initiatives refocus health debate

Aug 9, 2016

Political activists are looking to state ballot questions to move beyond "Obamacare" and refocus the nation's long-running debate over government's role in health care

Valeant's rosy forecast and promised changes, fire up shares

Aug 9, 2016

Drugmaker Valeant posts big 2Q loss, but execs tout turn-around plan and reassured investors drive up shares

Father of Orlando shooter sighted at Hillary Clinton event

Aug 10, 2016

Father of Orlando gay nightclub shooter spotted at Hillary Clinton campaign event in central Florida

People also read these

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Aug 11, 2016

Among 10 Things to Know: Criticism may be slowing Trump train; 'Grim Sleeper' sent to death row; versatile ESPN sportscaster dies at 61

House Speaker Paul Ryan wins GOP nomination to run again

Aug 10, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan has defeated a longshot Republican primary challenger who had been praised by Donald Trump

Trump on sidelines as Clinton fills Olympics airtime

Aug 9, 2016

Clinton is taking advantage of the millions of Americans tuned in to NBC to watch U.S. athletes rack up medals during the Olympics in Rio

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH