Daniel Serwer, a professor at the John Hopkins University, told N1 that the Americans and Europeans should work together to solve the Kosovo issue since it was evident that neither of them was able to do that alone.
Serwer spoke after the last week’s debate at the US Congress about Serbia which he took part in and, during which the participants agreed that Serbia had to recognise Kosovo and that it had to become a UN member.
„I think I said a few new things about Pristina and Belgrade… I think that the Americans should be in a support role when we speak about the dialogue (on the normalisation of relations between the two sides)… I think the EU should be a mediator in the dialogue and that it should be the host. It has the most leverage over those guys,“ Serwer said.
He added that „one of the messages of these talks, as the Americans understood, and many Europeans as well, is that they must result in mutual recognition and exchange of ambassadors. (Serbia’s President Aleksandar) Vucic said clearly he wouldn’t be the Serbian president who will recognise Kosovo. I think he was serious. I think we have to be ready to wait for the president who will do that if need be. In the meantime, we will have to think about a mutual agreement, but only if Kosovo becomes a UN member.“