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Albania-Serbia relations in the Eyes of the Albanian Public 2015
Albania-Serbia relations in the Eyes of the Albanian Public 2015

Author(s): Alba Cela
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Identity of Collectives
Published by: AIIS Albanian Institut for International Studies
Keywords: Albania- Serbia Relations; Balkan; Political Relations; Survey; Bilateral Relations
Summary/Abstract: Albania and Serbia share a difficult historic baggage. The dissolution of Yugoslavia and conflict in Kosovo and the subsequent independence of Kosova have been a powerful rollercoaster for the two countries which claim to be home-seat to the largest ethnic groups in the Balkans. However even between Serbia and Kosova some signs of normalization due to the EU sponsored dialogue are starting to materialize beyond symbolical handshakes and right into important bilateral deals. The results of the survey which you can access in this publication portray a lot of positive potential for improvement of the bilateral relations more likely starting with the ‘easy parts’: cultural cooperation and getting to know more about each other. Most important citizens seem fully aware of the importance that these relations have for the future of the entire region as well as for the European integration project that the region also shares.

  • Page Count: 43
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English