May 18, 2024



In the Western Balkans, ethnic nationalism threatens the path to Europe


By Orlando Crowcroft

The last time Europe thought it was close to brokering a deal between Serbia and Kosovo, it didn’t end well.

In August 2018, Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci and Serbia’s Aleksander Vucic surprised everyone firstly by sitting next to each other on a panel in Austria, and then by confirming that bilateral talks to end two decades of estrangement were producing results.

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