Kosovo’s PM discusses plan to form country’s army with NATO chief

        Kosovo&rsquo;s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed by phone on Thursday the country&rsquo;s plan to form a new army. The move has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance. Ramush Haradinaj assured Stoltenberg the transition from the Kosovo security forces into a regular army would be done in close cooperation with NATO. Stoltenberg said in a statement that he had talked with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Haradinaj, calling on them to <em>&ldquo;show calm and restraint, and avoid any provocative statements or actions.&rdquo;</em> He said he had warned Haradinaj that NATO would<em> &ldquo;examine the level of our engagement with the Kosovo Security Force,&rdquo;</em> AP reported. <em>&ldquo;I stressed that such a move is ill-timed, goes against the advice of many NATO allies, and can have negative repercussions on Kosovo&rsquo;s prospects for Euro-Atlantic integration,&rdquo;</em> he added. Belgrade has warned the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger an armed intervention.