April 19, 2013: Serbia and Kosovo sign a deal marking a milestone in their relations and a demonstration of EU soft power. How did the deal come about, what is its design, and what solutions does it bring?
Tomislav Nikolic left the ultra-nationalist political past behind, embraced the EU aspirations for Serbia, found new allies in the West and became new president of Serbia. His victory is largely attributed to growing dissatisfaction of Serbian voters with bad economy, corruption and overall state of democracy under the rule of his opponent, Boris Tadic and his party. This article sheds some light on the political past, present and future of the new Serbian leader.
Four years after the declaration of independence the Serbs in Northern Kosovo voted against the institutions of the young state. But although official Belgrade and Priština have opposite opinions on the future status of Kosovo none of them supported the referendum. Why is this so and what are the possible consequences of the referendum?
Last week the Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj warned that partition of Kosovo along ethnic lines could unleash a new wave of violence across the Balkans thus causing a domino effect. United Explanation analyses which are the factors that could lead to such a result in case the partition of Kosovo would indeed happen.
The person responsible for the Srebrenica massacre has finally been caught by the Serbian government. United Explanations analyzes the possible effects this might have in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in Serbia.