Kosovo after 10 December 2007: What’s at stake for the European Union
The deadline set for the troika, comprising representatives of the United States, the European Union and Russia, to find an agreement on the future status of Kosovo is now behind us. What will happen next is surrounded by great uncertainty. The risks of a new conflagration are far from negligable. Ibrahim Rugova, the apostle of non-violence, is no longer with us, and his party has recently been outflanked by one belonging to the head of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
To illuminate this complex situation we will examine the main features of the current situation in Kosovo; the plans for a settlement which either are on the table or might end up there; and finally some constraining factors which will prove important at decision time.