Kosovo's parliament approves constitution
Kosovo's parliament has approved a draft constitution of the newly self-proclaimed republic. The document was endorsed without a vote and is expected to come into effect by the middle of June.
It describes Kosovo as a multinational republic with an Albanian majority and guarantees safety to ethnic minorities living there.
So far, thirty-six countries have recognised the self-proclaimed state.
Serbia calls the declaration a severe breach of international law and is supported in its opposition by Russia, China, Spain and Greece.