in: Security and human rights, Volume 22, Issue 1, p. 29-35
ISSN: 1874-7337 (print), 1875-0230 (electronic)
AbstractKosovo currently seems to be caught in an impasse, which is going beyond the mere status issue and has to do with its capacity to function as a state. In order to address those challenges, comprehensive reforms have to be launched. This article aims at examining critically the role of the EU in this regard. It is questioning the assumption that the EU would be the best suited actor to promote those reforms, and wonders whether the EU can really provide the (political) incentives to convince Kosovo leaders to achieve what will amount to a (potentially painful) reorganisation of the country.