Kosovo’s new administration has recently sent signals that it is more uncompromising than its predecessors in its interactions with Serbia, but will this assertive approach work in Brussels?
The EU and the US are back on the same team, but is it enough to save the dialogue from its flaws and deliver a final agreement?
EU Special Representative for the dialogue Miroslav Lajcak has said that his two-day visit to Prishtina has been focused on preparing the first meeting in Brussels between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
The new watchword being touted in the dialogue is ‘compromise’, but after years of imbalance and concessions it is one Kosovo would be well advised to resist.
New Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti has outlined four principles he believes should guide the EU-facilitated dialogue with Serbia and dismissed the need to discuss the formation of an Association of Serb-Majority Municipalities.