The Western Balkans’ long march to Europe

Carnegie’s Judy Dempsey says not to overlook the agreement signed this week between Serbia and Kosovo. Though the migrant crisis dominated the agenda at this week’s Western Balkans summit, and though Germany says 40 percent of its asylum applications are coming from Serbian or Kosovar residents, Serbia and its former province have taken a step towards European integration by cutting an EU-brokered deal. Under the agreement, Serbs in Kosovo will get increased autonomy, and Kosovo will get its own country code. Serbia may now get the opportunity to begin accession negotiations with the EU.


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