EU to resume talks between Kosovo, Serbia on 12 July

The leaders of Kosovo and Serbia are to hold talks in Brussels Sunday, the first meeting between the two in long-stalled talks supervised by the European Union.

The meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic “will resume the discussions and the work on reaching a comprehensive and legally binding agreement on the normalization of relations.”

It’s the first time such talks have been held since November 2018. The upcoming meeting was organized after a U.S. effort to get the sides back together. That effort was done without informing the EU and raised eyebrows in Brussels.

Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a move Serbia has not recognized.