The license plate issue as a flashpoint in relations between Serbia and Kosovo in 2011–2022 Cover Image

Kwestia tablic rejestracyjnych jako punkt zapalny w stosunkach między Serbią i Kosowem w latach 2011–2022
The license plate issue as a flashpoint in relations between Serbia and Kosovo in 2011–2022

Author(s): Sławomir Kowalski, Robert Sendek
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International Law, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies, Administrative Law
Published by: Oficyna Wydawnicza KA AFM
Keywords: Bałkany Zachodnie; Republika Serbii; Republika Kosowa; bezpieczeństwo międzynarodowe; tablice rejestracyjne; Western Balkans; Republic of Serbia; Republic of Kosovo; international security; license pl

Summary/Abstract: The problem of license plates issued to Kosovo Serbs became the main reason for the escalation of tensions between Belgrade and Pristina in summer 2022. Due to the threat of a regional conflict, international institutions, including EU diplomacy, became involved in mediation between both sides. The international peacekeeping troops stationed in Kosovo also contributed to stabilizing the situation. The reason for the dispute between the Serbian and Kosovo authorities is the question of which license plates Kosovo Serbs could use in their vehicles. The article describes the causes of the problem resulting from historical conditions and international decisions on the status of Kosovo. It also presents the threats resulting from the lack of mutually satisfactory regulations on this issue, and discusses the attempts made in the past to seek solutions to this problem.

  • Issue Year: LI/2023
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 53-65
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish