The leaders of Kosovo and Serbia will meet in Brussels on Monday, in the dialogue facilitated by the European Union’s chief diplomat Joseph Borrel and its envoy Miroslav Lajcak.
Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti are expected to discuss the missing persons, the displaced persons, and economic cooperation. Vucic said he will push to discuss the implementation of the Association of Serb Municipalities (ASM) in Kosovo, RFE/REL reported.
During the weekend, their teams discussed technical issues related to topics, which have also been discussed in previous meetings in Brussels.
The ASM was part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement between Kosovo and Serbia. It stipulated that Serb majority municipalities in Kosovo will be able to form a self-governing association with full governing power in many areas, including education, health, economic development, urban planning.
The agreement was fiercely opposed by the Kosovo opposition for creating the conditions for the “bosnization” of Kosovo, i.e. the creation of a state within a state.
In December 2015, Kosovo’s Constitutional Court ruled parts of the 2013 agreement unconstitutional, and the establishment of the association stalled.
Monday’s meeting comes shortly after the two leaders signed deals for “economic normalization” at the White House on Friday.