The paper analyses the situation in Kosovo one year after the Kosovo-Serbia Agreement on the normalisation of their relations. As the Agreement was reached, the European Commission formally recommended to EU Member States that EU accession negotiations with Serbia and negotiations on an SAA with Kosovo be opened. This optimism however is challenged by many obstacles which slow down the Agreement implentation. Not all the EU members recognise Kosovo's independence while both Pristina and Belgrade have to face economic hindrances and polical stabilization. The EU should not overlook that the Agreement might turn into a lost opportunity.
Francesco Martino, journalist of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso