Pristina, 19 December 2022 (TDI): The situation in Kosovo escalated right after the European Union (EU) held a summit in Albania on the Western Balkan States.
Many speculations have been raised on the recent happenings in the North Kosovo region. The meeting held by the EU has a question yet to be answered.
The meeting was held by the EU on the 6th of December 2022 and adopted a document on the Tirana Declaration.
In the document, they stated their support for the Western Balkans to be part of the EU as a way to provide support and recognition from the EU.
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Also, stating the clause (Cl.9.) that Kosovo and Serbia are on the EU track. These incidences triggered the separatists of Kosova to stage armed escalations and threats in the region. It then followed with an arrest of a Serbian citizen.
It is pertinent to note that the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti stated clearly that they will be joining the EU through his application for the process.
The region has witnessed instability due to geopolitical differences between them. They have continued to level demands on the need to ensure that these issues are resolved well.
Following all this, the EU has warned that failure to resolve such friction risks bringing Serbia and Kosovo back to their violent past. The United Nations Resolution 1244 officials have warned that regional security might be disrupted.
Arrangments are currently underway to ensure that peace and security are brought to the region and to ensure that the socio-economic activities are carried out as usual. The crisis over the years has claimed more lives.
Economic development has been another issue of concern as there are currently global challenges. The crisis might cause huge economic challenges for them if escalated further.