a Kosovo-Serbia peace settlement

A Kosovo-Serbia peace settlement

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France met the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia in Berlin to normalize relations between the two countries, 20 years after a war between them ended.
President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo and his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, suggested at a meeting in August that a final peace settlement could include an exchange of territory and border changes. But Kosovo’s prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, is adamantly opposed.
Perspective: The proposals are profoundly unpopular both with Serbs, who consider Kosovo part of Serbia, and Kosovars, who consider the plan a partition along ethnic lines.

“These two leaders are leaders of the past,” a policy research director said.