Kosovo’s government’s accepted the US-backed EU draft for the Association of Serbian Municipalities (ASM),  a positive move towards normalizing Serbia-Kosovo relations. However, the questions remain on how to ensure the ASM’s implementation. 

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare is joined in this episode of #BalkansDebrief by US Ambassador to Kosovo Jeffrey Hovenier to discuss developments in the EU-facilitated Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.

What institutions will be created as part of the ASM? What are the possible consequences for Kosovo and Serbia if there is a further delay  in the ASM’s implementation?  How will US-Kosovo relationship look in the case of a successful normalization dialogue? 



#BalkansDebrief is an online interview series presented by the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center and hosted by journalist Ilva Tare. The program offers a fresh look at the Western Balkans and examines the region’s people, culture, challenges, and opportunities.

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