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The geopolitics of a Kosovo-Serbia deal
Normalizing relations between Serbia and Kosovo has proved surprisingly difficult. After the European Union’s protracted Brussels Dialogue (2012-2019) stalled last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have stepped in with a new effort at mediation. If it fails, the Western Balkans could end up waiting another decade or longer for EU membership, with unpredictable consequences.