Through the lens of Albanian orientalism, the discourse surrounding the word ‘shaci’ is an import of the stereotypical representation of Albanians in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Kosovo, and a method of self-humiliation.
Obiliq is only eight kilometers off the capital of Kosovo, but initial reporting on the field fire that occurred there is only based on photos and videos sent by citizens. Journalists served their readers photos that date from an earlier tragedy in Istanbul.
Voting possibilities for diaspora members can be a driver for democratic development in Kosovo.
Tuesday’s press conference with Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz was littered with uncertainties, displaying a lack of unity with European perspectives on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, visa liberalization and border correction.
Drawing from the experience of diaspora communities throughout the world, Kosovo should sustain and improve its economic and diplomatic ties to their nationals living abroad
Complete e-governance would help Kosovo to decrease corruption and bureaucracy and increase efficiency. Members of diaspora, with their potential and expertise, could be an asset for the nascent state.
An article written by the editorial board of the Financial Times vocalized its support for the territorial swap proposal between Kosovo and Serbia this week, hinging the viability of border correction on an unrealistic scenario of EU recognition.
For some, the kitchen is a place for family, friendship and food. For others, it can be a site of subordination.
The energy and potential of the diaspora should be utilized by Kosovo institutions to reform the country’s mental health sector.
The irregularities and deception at the Kosovo Academy of Science and Arts and the University of Prishtina of the last two decades should alarm our society.
The involvement of Albanian intellectuals from the diaspora in mapping out government policies and supervising their application in Kosovo would lead to a better utilization of material and human resources in the country.
Kosovo’s leaders should focus on understanding the role ethnic identity plays within Kosovo’s borders, and bring down the walls that divide Kosovo’s ethnic groups.
Kosovo is at a critical crossroads, and devolution of power from the executive would advance good governance, equality and the strengthening of democracy.
It’s time for the Albanian diaspora to take on leadership roles by championing robust Albanian studies, instead of passively reacting to events in their homeland.
Reciprocity between home countries and the receiving states is the key condition for unlocking the potential of the Kosovo and Albanian diaspora.
Further integrating the Kosovo diaspora into key political bodies would jumpstart reform and development in the country, and not just economically.
Controversy sparked last week surrounding the demolition or preservation of the communist-era shopping mall in Prishtina. Tear it down or not, room must be made in this debate for cultural heritage experts to voice their opinion.