Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti are reportedly meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss long-standing political disputes between their nations. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 with tensions between the two countries remaining high since. The European Union and the United States have been pushing for the two sides to come to an agreement, with the EU proposing a new set of measures to help resolve their differences.
Vucic and Kurti have already endorsed the proposals in principle; some Serbian nationalists have remained opposed to the deal and haveheld protests in Belgrade against the EU plan. They reportedly claim that any agreement would be a betrayal of Russia, which has been involved in a conflict with Ukraine since 2014.
In an effort to hasten the process, U.S. and EU envoys have visited both Pristina and Belgrade to encourage them to accept the new proposals. The two leaders were also present at a major security conference in Munich earlier this month, where they met with senior EU representatives.