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April 10, 2016  Pristina, Kosovo

KOSOVO AND SERBIA -ASSOCIATION FOR NORTH’S INTEGRATION: A FAIR DEAL?

In April 2013 when the agreement on the establishment of an Association/Community of Serb-Majority Municipalities in Kosovo was signed by the Prime Ministers of Kosovo and Serbia, few expected that the formation of the Association/Community would be so incredibly complicated creating unforeseen legal and political implications in Kosovo. Three years later the body still remains to be established. To renew the efforts and to build momentum for finding a solution for the formation of the Association/Community, the Council for Inclusive Governance organized three activities on April 20-25, 2016: a workshop with Kosovo Serb analysts and politicians, a meeting of officials of Kosovo Albanian political parties, and a roundtable of Kosovo Serb and Albanian political and civil society representatives. The CIG activities are part of a larger project on Kosovo and normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina funded by and implemented in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The report below lays out a number of challenges and steps related to the formation of the Association/Community that came out of the discussions.

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