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Session 9: Serbia and Kosovo*: A Game Changer in the Balkans?

Session 9: Serbia and Kosovo*: A Game Changer in the Balkans?

(in cooperation with the Council for Inclusive Governance)

Discussion topics:

  • Why were the Brussels agreements possible?
  • What is the impact of the Brussels Agreement on the Western Balkans (on or to the WB)?
  • How can their full implementation and their acceptance by the population on the ground be ensured?
  • Is it possible to move from these mediated agreements to direct cooperation?
  • Where is cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo especially necessary?
  • Is it possible to move toward genuine normalization of relations? What would normalization mean in practice?
  • Is it possible for Priština and Belgrade to have normal bilateral relations without recognition?
  • Is it possible for Kosovo and Serbia to join the EU without recognition?

Speakers:

Marko Đurić‚ Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Serbia

Arbër Vllahiu‚ Senior Political Advisor for Media and Public Relations/Spokesperson and Chief of Staff of the President of Republic of Kosovo*

Zoran Ostojić‚ MP, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia

Dukagjin Gorani‚ Director, Liberal Democratic Institute, Kosovo*

Oliver Ivanović‚ Former State Secretary, Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija

Leon Malazogu‚ Executive Director, Democracy for Development, Kosovo*

Alex N. Grigorev‚ President, Council for Inclusive Governance (Moderator)