Given the discussion about the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU in Serbia I decided to look up the document. It is here. The link gives you a page with three links. The one in the middle is the SAA. For those interested: Here are the texts for Croatia and Bosnia. The documents are over 200 pages each. So enjoy the reading!
Except for a reference to an uninteresting refernce to an aviation agreement the SAA mentions Kosovo only in article 135. There it says: "The Agreement shall not apply in Kosovo which is at present under international administration pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999. This is without prejudice to the current status of Kosovo or the determination of its final status under the same Resolution.". Allthough previous agreements with the EU (the last in 2006) did include Kosovo I can't see this change as a recognition of Kosovo. What I am not sure of is the consequences of the SAA for the Kosovo-Serbia border: will free transport of goods and people still be possible?
One possible explanation for the resistance against the SAA is that it may be a retaliation for the blocking of the Russian gas deal by the DS. One would hope that Serbia's leaders find some more constructive way to deal with each other and with Serbia's international interests.
Don't get me wrong: I am not a big fan of the EU. Countries that follows its dictates to the letter do that to their own detriment. But I think that better market access and easier travel opportunities will be to Serbia's advantage.