Eighth Session of the Kosovo Conflict

With MUN EPFL joining our sessions last week, the number of delegates grew larger with Greece and Croatia joining the Kosovo-Serbia peace talks. In comparison to the previous session, the general atmosphere changed from hard negotiation towards adopting a rather moderate tone. Both Serbia and Kosovo loosened their uncompromising rhetoric by waiving some of their aspirations. While Kosovo agreed to secede to a limited extent their declaration of independence for the sake of reaching a compromise with both Belgrade and the Kosovar international allies, the Serbian delegation agreed to foreign administration of international investment funds, aimed on one hand at developing the infrastructure in both Serbia and Kosovo and on the other hand at paving the road for cultural projects. The latter encompass the restoration of religious sites and the establishment of language schools on Kosovar territory. The sole concern was raised by the delegate of Greece who warned the European Union of Serbia potentially becoming a tax haven. Serbia promptly reacted by assuring that it has all legal means to avoid such a situation and that is on the path of eradicating organized criminality. The multilateral discussions yielded fruits, as consultations of the hall and unmoderated caucuses led to the formulation of Draft Resolution 1, initially proposed by France.

Text by Igor