Washington Agreement Serbia Kosovo

Given the negligence with which the Washington agreements were developed, it can be expected that there will be no substantial follow-up from Washington before the election. And if Joe Biden were to become president, Vucic could get caught. A Biden administration can be expected to be more thorough and strategic when it comes to getting Huawei out of the EU and coordinating more effectively with America`s European allies to achieve this. While the absence of a direct reference to Huawei as a non-reliable supplier leaves room for interpretation, the soft signs between the United States and the five EU Member States, none of which mention the company by name, also leave an interpretation. Ultimately, domestic policy interests and external incentives will determine whether governments are translating these agreements into concrete action. Vucic`s intentions are reflected in an amendment to the agreement between the first draft and the signed document: the removal of a five-year clause for the removal of 5G devices from unreliable suppliers. This indicates that the Serbian side does not want to be bound by specific deadlines and instead buys time to see what will happen to the agreement. Nearly a month after the agreement signed by Kosovo and Serbia in the United States, expectations are high on the Kosovo side. Prishtina`s goal remains mutual and legally binding recognition “We have signed with the United States a bilateral economic cooperation agreement with Pristina, not a trilateral agreement that does not mention Pristina as an object of international law,” Vucic said in local media. Milan Krstié, an assistant professor at Belgrade`s Faculty of Political Science, said that Belgrade and Pristina had not signed a bilateral agreement with the United States either in Washington, as Serbian government officials claim, or together, as suggested by Richard Grenell. “We see this agreement as a major step towards final agreement and mutual recognition with Serbia,” Hoti said.

The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) [1] in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses developments in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES analysed the separate agreements signed by Serbia and Kosovo with the United States on “economic normalization” and its implications. We provide the most interesting excerpts from a comprehensive analysis entitled “Agreement between the United States and Serbia 2020: a new era of political and economic relations between Serbia and the United States.” Kosovo`s politicians still disagree on the separate agreements the two countries have signed with the United States – which do not specify when they should enter into force or whether they should be ratified by their national parliaments, while the national laws of both countries say they should be ratified.