“One of the most contentious topics in the Western Balkans in recent months has been a proposed Serbia-Kosovo land swap. Under this “comprehensive deal”, Belgrade would regain control of disputed territory in North Kosovo and recognise the Republic of Kosovo as a state, while Kosovo would gain some municipalities in the Presevo Valley. For once, the sides seemed to be on a rational quest for a solution to a difficult regional problem. Yet, for other Balkans countries and many other observers, Serbia and Kosovo now seem intent on a deal that would set a dangerous precedent for redrawing national borders along ethnic lines (outside the extraordinary circumstances of military aggression and genocide seen in the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s). This type of agreement would primarily threaten to destabilise Bosnia, Macedonia, and Montenegro – but it could also boost nationalists engaged in territorial disputes elsewhere in Europe, from Trieste to Transylvania and Tyrol.” (ECFR)
New US Amb. to #BiH (@USEmbassySJJ)Received by Milorad Dodik
US Amb. Kohorst (@USAmbCroatia) Backs Kolinda (@KolindaGK).
@RepEliotEngel Urges #Europe for #Kosovo Visa Liberalization.
#Bosnia Arrests 5 Migrants With Links to Terrorism.
No Presidential Candidate from @Zoran_Zaev's SDSM & @AliAhmeti's DUI in #NorthMacedonia
Strong Efforts to Form a Gov't in #BiH
#Croatia, BiH, and #Montenegro Leaders Call for Investment.
US Amb. Nelson Arrives in #Bosnia to @USEmbassySJJ
Sen. @JimInhofe (R-OK) leads delegation to #Kosovo and meets @haradinajramush
Rep. @leezeldin Rep. Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) Meets #Serbia(n) President @avucic over #BytyqiBrothers in Munich
One year after @avucic visited #Croatia....@KolindaGK makes clear her terms for a visit to #Serbia.
"Until progress has been made in resolving the issue of missing Croatian soldiers and civilians, there will be no reciprocal visit."
#Hrvatska #Srbija #Balkans #Balkaninsider