Secessionism neither began nor will it end with Kosovo. The country’s leaders should develop a foreign policy platform that is not obsessed with recognitions and UN membership.
Recognition of Kosovo’s independence is one of the conditions for Serbia to join the EU, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.
In her last visit as Rapporteur for Kosovo, MEP Ulrike Lunacek warned that Kosovo must swiftly pass the demarcation deal with Montenegro, because ‘doors may close’ for the country.
According to the EU Election Observation Mission, Sunday’s local elections were calm, but the campaign environment in Serb-majority municipalities was marred by intimidation targeting non-Srpska Lista political entities.
The available narratives about violent extremism in Kosovo have less to do with Kosovo’s ‘radical Islamists’ and more with projected fears of a Europe that is polarized.