Serbia-Kosovo relations: old issues and new pressures for an epilogue
After years of struggle, political corruption and non-compliance with obligations from both sides, the Franco-German proposal for Serbia and Kosovo came as some kind of relief for those who want to normalise relations. It can be seen as an ultimatum for the political elites, but also an opportunity for extremists on both sides to blame their opponents for “treason”.
On the evening of February 27th 2022, the day-long meeting in Brussels between Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, and the EU Special Representative for Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajčák, finally came to an end.
April 28, 2023 -
AnalysisIssue 2 2023Magazine
Albin Kurti, Kosovo’s prime minister, on the left, meets with Aleksandar Vučić, Serbia’s president, on the right in March 2023. The meeting was facilitated by the European Union and took place in Ohrid, North Macedonia. The issue of normalisation of relations is high on the EU agenda, however expectations on both sides remains a challenge.
Photo: European Commission
EU, Kosovo, Serbia, Serbia-Kosovo relations