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Confidence-Building Measures in Kosovo 2006-2007
Confidence-Building Measures in Kosovo 2006-2007

Author(s): Livia Plaks, Alex Grigor'ev
Subject(s): Security and defense, Inter-Ethnic Relations
Published by: PER Project on Ethnic Relations
Keywords: Kosovo status; Kosovo-Serbia conflict; Albanian-Serbian dialogue;
Summary/Abstract: In June 2006, PER held roundtable discussions with senior leaders of the two major political groupings of the Kosovo Serbs: the Serb List for Kosovo and Metohija of the Kosovo Assembly (SLKM), and the Serb National Council (SNV). In consultation with PER’s offices in Belgrade and Pristina, the following questions for the meetings’ agenda were drafted: What are the top issues of concern for the daily existence of the Kosovo Serb community? What are the causes of these problems? What are the Serb community’s expectations for the immediate future (prior to the status resolution)? Are there problems that could and should be resolved while the status talks are going on? How should these problems be resolved? Who should be responsible for resolving such issues? Due to severe political disagreements among Kosovo Serb leaders, PER was forced to hold two separate meetings in Mitrovica: one for the SNV group, and the other for the SLKM group. Both rounds of discussions were chaired by PER Executive Director, Alex Grigor’ev (then the PER Director for the Western Balkans).

  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: English