Press Release (19 February 2019)
Press Release (19 February 2019)

Conference: Vox Populi on the ‘Grand Finale’ between Kosovo and Serbia Volume– (Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 09:30 a.m) at Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina (Conference room: Dyar)

Dear journalists

Honored media:

Research Institute of Development and European Affairs (RIDEA) is pleased to invite you to participate in the conference - Vox Populi on the ‘Grand Finale’ between Kosovo and Serbia– (Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 09:30 a.m) at Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina (Conference room:Dyar)

The poll that will be presented at the beginning of this conference gives answers to some of the major dilemmas that characterize the final phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.

How many percent of citizens support correction of borders with Serbia? Do they accept the formation of the Association of Serb Majority Municipalities in Kosovo in exchange for de facto recognition from Serbia? What are the sensational data in this regard? For which ethnicity in Kosovo, Trepça is the unsurpassed red line? What is the 'Vox Populi' for Ujman / Gazivoda? And, for Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic, is there room for compromise based on the ‘Vox Populi’? How many percent of citizens said that Trepca and Ujmani should remain within Kosovo? What is the 'Vox Populi' about the Presheva Valley? How many percent of Kosovo's citizens at any cost and any price want the Presevo Valley part of Kosovo?

How many percent of citizens expressed that Kosovo should join Albania?

What is surprising in this regard, how is the ‘Vox Populi’ of Kosovo shifting towards the eventual union of Kosovo with Albania? These are just some of the questions that have received the precise answer from the 'Vox Populi' of Kosovo.

In addition to the panelists that you can find on the agenda below, other participants will be international accredited diplomats in Kosovo, Kosovo's institutional officials, civil society activists, publicists and representatives from the academic world.


20 Februay 2019



Registration and Coffee


Opening Remarks & Brief Presentation of the Poll Results and Findings

Dr. Labinot Greiçevci, RIDEA & Prof. Anthony Heath, University of Oxford & RIDEA

H.E. Per Strand Sjaastad

Ambassador of Norway to The Republic of Kosovo


Presentations and discussions:

-Vox Populi on the 'Grand Finale' between Kosovo and Serbia -

Panel Chair:

Dr. Labinot Greiçevci



H.E. Hashim Thaçi

President of the Republic of Kosovo

Mr. Ramush Haradinaj (TBC)

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo

Mr. Albin Kurti

President of Vetëvendosje

Mr. Lutfi Haziri

Vice President of the Democratic League of Kosovo

Professor Richard Caplan

Oxford University

Professot Anthony Heath

Oxford University

Mr. Fatmir Limaj

Co-head of State Delegation

Mr. Shpend Ahmeti (TBC)

Co-head of State Delegation


Conference Conclusions

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