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Kosovo-Serbia: what is the role of the European Union in the conflict?
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Kosovo-Serbia: what is the role of the European Union in the conflict?

Karsten Koall/GEtty Images Both Kosovo and Serbia seek to join the European Union. Yet, the long history of conflicts between the territories prevents them from realizing their adhesion, mainly Serbia, which has already adopted constitutional changes required by the EU. from that, the European bloc mediates the discussions between the countries in an attempt to appease the situation. Kosovo was part of the Serbian Empire in the Middle Ages around the 14th century. Yet, at the end of this century, the Ottoman Empire conquered the Balkans in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. With its independence from the Ottomans recognized in 1878, the Serbian Kingdom annexed Kosovo to its territory, but both were quickly integrated into Yugoslavia after World War I.. In the decade of 1980, with the disintegration of Yugoslavia, the ...