Another high-level meeting in Brussels, the first of this size, did not yield clear results, at least not for the public. Preconditions set by both Kosovo and Serbia were the primary cause of this impasse, according to EU.
The attacks in the North of Kosovo, which resulted in the killing of a Kosovo Police officer by an armed group, have plunged Kosovo into a state of national mourning. The attack is being considered a terrorist act and is allegedly orchestrated by official Belgrade, with an arsenal of weapons being found in Banjske. This could mark a turning point for Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.
The chief negotiator of Kosovo in the dialogue with Serbia, Besnik Bislimi, said that the EU Plan gives more attention to the demands of Serbia and is surprised that the EU has not lifted the punitive measures after Kosovo's latest decisions to reduce police numbers in the north and promote new elections.
The EU has led what is known as the normalization dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia for over a decade. A clutch of practical, technical agreements have resulted, although only partially implemented. But the process may now be heading for its collapse in any event.