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      • Filip Ejdus
        President of the Executive Board
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      • Director of the Democracy for Development Institute in Prishtina
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      • Senior Fellow at the Central European Policy Institute from Bratislava
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      • Visiting Fellow at CEPI, and Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Studies/Masaryk University in Brno (the Czech Republic)
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        • Authors stated that although it will be difficult to match the public hype of her predecessor’s mediation, it is crucial for the new EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to revive the momentum to obtain meaningful progress in the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue. This policy paper lays out several specific options for the EU to nudge the sides towards cooperation and rapprochement. Given energetic mediation and smart use of EU’s leverage, Mogherini’s five-year term could resolve most of the issues that poison relations between Serbia and Kosovo.

          In the next stage of dialogue, authors recommend a three-pronged approach:

          (1) A formal channel of communication between Prishtina and the northern municipalities;

          (2) A technical dialogue between Prishtina and Belgrade focusing on the implementation, and

          (3) A political dialogue between Prishtina and Belgrade broaching new topics.

          This paper was co-authored by Vladimir Djordjevic, Visiting Fellow at CEPI, and Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Studies/Masaryk University in Brno (the Czech Republic), Filip Ejdus, member of the BCSP Executive Board and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences/University of Belgrade, Leon Malazogu, Director of the Democracy for Development Institute in Prishtina (D4D), Milan Nic, Director of the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), a regional think tank based in Bratislava.

          This policy brief is the third in a series of research papers published within the project “Visegrad Support for Dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo” supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The first paper “Municipal Elections in Northern Kosovo: Towards a New Balance” predicted that northern Kosovo was moving towards a new state of imbalance after the November 2013 local elections, which unfolded according to our realistic and pessimistic scenarios. The second paper “Integration or Isolation? Northern Kosovo in 2014 Electoral Limbo” analyzed the bleak outlook for implementing the Brussels Agreement during 2014, with looming elections in Serbia, Kosovo and the EU. 

        • Tags: Serbia, Kosovo, Brussels Agreement, Filip Ejdus
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