Twenty years after a key UN resolution called for women to take up keep roles in peace building processes, women remain shut out of Kosovo’s all-male team handling the dialogue with Serbia.
A BIRN investigation has discovered that Kosovo’s ministries have paid out at least 2.5 million euros in salaries to former members of the Serbian Civil Protection Corps that are not showing up for work.
Leaders of missing persons associations have told Prishtina Insight that they feel excluded from the latest phase of the dialogue, and are not optimistic about the details of a draft agreement reached in Brussels revealed on Monday.
Expressing satisfaction with his meetings in Kosovo, the EU diplomat again pressed the government to respect all its obligations, including on the vexed issue of an Association of Serb-majority Municipalities.
Miroslav Lajcak has said that discussions over economic cooperation and missing and displaced persons have made “full progress” while negotiations on non-majority communities and disputed financial and property claims have now begun.