KOSOVO SERB POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT: ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO BOYCOTT?
Pristina, Kosovo. December 2016. The Council for Inclusive Governance organized a roundtable for a number of Kosovo Albanian and Serb political party representatives on December 6, 2016 in Pristina. The objective of the discussion was to analyze the political boycott of the Serb List on their participation in the Kosovo parliament and government, the boycott’s impact and search for potential better alternatives. The Serb representatives complained that Kosovo’s government has not given them the necessary space to fulfill their goals, especially the one on the establishment of the Association/Community of Serb-Majority Municipalities, and thus boycott remained their last option. Other speakers said that the Serb List is ineffective largely because it acts as Belgrade’s political tool rather than as a genuine and authentic Kosovo Serb political force. Below is the short report from the meeting.