European Western Balkans

Conference on the first five years of Brussels Agreement today in Belgrade

BELGRADE – Centre for Contemporary Policy, in cooperation with Foundation Konrad Adenauer, is organising a conference titled “Five Years from the Brussels Agreement: Towards Comprehensive Normalization of Relations”, which is taking place today in Belgrade.

“Serbia and Kosovo are at a new crossroad. According to the Negotiating Framework for Serbia from January 2014 and EU common position on negotiating chapter 35, the process of normalization of relations with Kosovo will end with a legally binding agreement on the comprehensive normalization of relations. Despite being of utmost importance for both sides, the content of this potential agreement is not adequately tackled in the public debate on the Serbia-Kosovo relations”, the announcement reads.

The conference will consist of two panel discussions, the first one tackling the issue of (non)implementation of the Brussels agreement, while the second one being dedicated to forms of normalization of relations between the two societies.

The speakers of the first panel, moderated by Nikola Burazer, Executive Editor of the European Western Balkans portal, will be:

  • Donika EMINI, Researcher, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies
  • Tatjana LAZAREVIĆ, Editor, KoSSev portal
  • Bojan ELEK, Researcher, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy
  • Petar MILETIĆ, former VP of the Assembly of Kosovo

The second panel will be moderated by journalist Ljubica Gojgić and will feature the following speakers:

  • Eraldin FAZLIU, Editor, BIRN Kosovo
  • Milica ANDRIĆ, activist and researcher, North Kosovo
  • Srđan MAJSTOROVIĆ, President of the Board, European Policy Centre
  • Marko MILOSAVLJEVIĆ, Programme Coordinator, Youth Initiative for Human Rights

A publication by Centre for Contemporary Politics, titled “Agreement on Comprehensive Normalization of Relations Between Serbia and Kosovo: Political and Legal Analysis” will also be presented at the event. The authors presenting the publication will be Đorđe Bojović, MA candidate at London School of Economics, and Nikola Burazer.

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