Main topic

STATUS AND FLOWS OF NATIONAL POLITICS

KOSOVO POLICIES OF SERBIAN PARTIES, THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, AND SERBIA’S BEST RESPONSE

Abstract

The article deals with Kosovo policy of the Serbian parties during the early 2000s. A majority of the mainstream parties supported the idea of fixed borders in the Balkans. They also supported the policy “standards before status”, according to which the final status of Kosovo should have been addressed only after the UN standards for the territory had been reached. However, the above mentioned policy suited proponents of the territory’s independence in the international community, and in Kosovo.  Therefore, the article critically examines whether readily accepting this policy was favorable to Serbia. It is suggested that earlier opening of the status question would have potentially strengthened Serbia’s negotiating power and would have been a better response, without diminishing the objective difficulty of the problem.

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