A historic agreement? Serbia and Kosovo reach deal on normalizing relations
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After 12 hours of talks in North Macedonia this weekend, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell announced that Kosovo and Serbia had reached an agreement to implement an EU-backed deal to normalize relations. This has been welcomed by many as an important and historic agreement as flare-ups between the two have fed worries about a return to conflict. The two sides, however, stopped short of actually signing the agreement, and questions remain about what the next steps will be. Professor James Ker-Lindsay joins Thanos Davelis to break down this latest deal and look at what it could mean for the region.
Prof. James Ker-Lindsay is a visiting professor at the University of Kent, a research associate at the London School of Economics, and has written extensively on the Balkans and Southeast Europe, including on Serbia and Kosovo.
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