Political analyst Azem Vlasi said on Nov. 21 that neither Belgrade nor Pristina were interested in reaching a final agreement to normalize relations, which he believes to be at a nadir.
In an interview with BETA, he said relations between Kosovo and Serbia were not normal, and were possibly at their lowest point since talks in Brussels on normalizing relations began.
"At the outset of the talks there was enthusiasm that the process would move forward, that there would be reconciliation, that we were approaching some final agreement. Now it looks like we are far from one. Both sides have taken positions that muddle and hinder the outlook of talks on normalizing relations in Brussels more than they promote it," Vlasi said.
He sees a problem on the Serbian side insomuch as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic keeps reiterating that Serbia will never recognize Kosovo, while it is unknown what can be considered normalization then if there is no mutual recognition. Vlasi noted that, for various reasons, neither side was in a hurry to move the dialog along or reach a final deal.