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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.

Date & Time

Apr. 24, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am

Location

4th Floor, Woodrow 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?


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more

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