Opportunity Costs of the Kosovo-Serbia stalemate

There is a wide-ranging consensus in Kosovo that dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia is unnecessary. Kosovo has declared its independence in 2008, following a UN mandated peace process and has made all the necessary concessions regarding the protection of minority rights, especially the Serb community. Furthermore, the ICJ opinion has confirmed that the declaration of independence has not broken any international law. Ergo, the dialogue process which has lasted for the last 10 years is a process that has been imposed on Kosovo. However, perceptions and beliefs are often at odds with reality.

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