On the 11th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence, how do our children now view their own national and ethnic identities?
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.
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.
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.
The Kosovo government is planning to strike a deal with Limak, a private joint-stock company, to the tune of 84 million euros in a non-transparent that favors a private company and damages public interest.
Scrutinizing Thaci's contradictory language in his Financial Times piece, published yesterday, only continues to cast vagueness over his political position for the people of Kosovo and beyond.