Information Session: First Agreement Between Serbia and Kosovo of Principles Governing Normalization of Relations | Wilson Center
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Information Session: First Agreement Between Serbia and Kosovo of Principles Governing Normalization of Relations

On 19 April 2013, in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Union and EU foreign policy chief Baroness Catherine Ashton, the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo signed “The First Agreement of Principles governing Normalization of Relations.” While there is opposition in both Serbia and Kosovo to the Agreement, it has since been approved by both the parliaments in Belgrade and Prishtina.

This information session explores the background to the Agreement and its political implications. The briefing focuses on key elements of the Agreement by asking questions regarding aims and aspirations of the main stakeholders (Serbia/Kosovo/EU). What are the potential stumbling blocks to implementation? What are the wider implications for the region?

 

Speakers

  • John R. Lampe

    Global Fellow
    Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Frances Trix

    Fellow
    Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Michael J. Geary

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor, Modern Europe and the European Union, Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Rory Domm

    EU Delegation
  • Akan Ismaili

    Ambassador, Embassy of Kosovo to the United States
  • Obrad Kesic

    Senior Partner with TSM Global Consultants, LLC