The EU has announced that talks to ease tensions between Kosovo and Serbia will resume on Sunday.
Kosovo’s prime minister, Avdullah Hoti, and the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić are set to travel to Brussels for a “high-level meeting of the EU-facilitated dialogue” on Sunday.
Ahead of the meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a videoconference summit on Friday with Vučić and Hoti, as well as EU foreign affairs and policy chief, Josep Borrell Fontelles and EU special envoy Miroslav Lajčak.
The goal is an agreement between the former Yugoslav territories which are still at odds over 20 years after they were at the centre of one of Europe’s most violent conflicts, which killed more than 13,000 people.
In short: Serbia considers Kosovo part of its territory, while Kosovo considers itself an independent state.