ASSESSING OPTIONS FROM SERBIA’S INTERNAL DIALOGUE
More than three months after the conclusion of Serbia’s internal dialogue on Kosovo, its
initiator, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has not yet presented his planned platform on
resolving the Kosovo issue. The platform was supposed to be based on the dialogue outcomes.
President Vucic says the platform is not yet ready and that he does not know when he will make
it public. Soon after the internal dialogue began, the Council for Inclusive Governance (CIG) organized
five meetings on the issue. Its last meeting—a workshop—was held on June 27, 2018 in Belgrade. Aiming to asses the eleven options stemming from the internal dialogue and to identify the most realistic
ones, CIG gathered a number of Serbian experts. Of the eleven options, the workshop participants identified four as the most realistic and assessed pros and cons for each option: 1. Maintaining the Status quo; 2. Partition or exchange of territories along ethnic lines; 3. De jure recognition; and 4. De facto recognition. Below is the report of the workshop.