GILDS-Discussion with Ass.-Prof. Dr. Përparim Gruda

The next event (Lunch Lecture) in the GILDS discussion series will take place on 29.03.2023 with Ass.-Prof. Dr. Përparim Gruda (University of Mitrovica).

29.03.2023 -
to be announced

“Recent Developments in the Normalization Process between Serbia and Kosovo: The Brussels Agreement from a Kosovar perspective”

This year Kosovo celebrated the 15th anniversary of its independence. After the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice that concluded that “the declaration of independence of Kosovo adopted on 17 February 2008 did not violate international law”, the UN‘s General Assembly adopted a resolution through which it requested the beginning of dialogue for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, with the facilitation of the EU. This dialogue officially started in 2011. Since this year, many technical and political agreements have been reached between Kosovo and Serbia, although tensions between the two countries still remain. With the aim of normalizing these relations, the EU as facilitator offered last week an “Agreement on the path to normalization between Kosovo and Serbia”. This agreement has been accepted by both parties, in the Ohrid meeting on 18 March 2023. The talk will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this agreement from the perspective of Kosovo.

Event details:

Date: 29.03.2023 

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: SR 15.41. 

No registration required. 

An overview of the GILDS series and the according programme can be found here