IDM Short Insights 20: Road blocks and gunshots at the Kosovo-Serbia border


Escalations in northern Kosovo have again made international news. Besides blocking roads to border crossings, Kosovo Serbs exchanged gunfire with police and even threw a stun grenade at the EU’s law enforcers (EULEX). While developments must certainly be observed, it can’t be in the interest of both countries to escalate the conflict further than this. But why is this happening now? And what consequences are to expect?