The proposal to ‘correct borders’ is a smoke screen. Such a scenario won’t play well for President Thaci or President Vucic - they’d both lose the power they have over Kosovo.
The Presevo valley and north Kosovo are not monoethnic spaces. Eventual territorial swaps would lead to an inevitable dislocation of populations.
Resuming its 2016 proposal for a visa-free regime, during a press conference the European Commission announced that Kosovo had fulfilled the last two remaining criteria.
Most Kosovars expect the final phase of the dialogue with Serbia to end with recognition, while fewer think there will be land swaps or partition, according to new poll.
If the European Commission affirms its proposal to give Kosovo visa liberalization soon, the decision will still have to go through the Parliament and the Council of Ministers and it is unclear how long this could take.