NATO’s intervention in Kosovo was an act of symbolic importance for the West’s ‘narrative of success.’ 20 years later, Kosovo is still waiting for the transformative power of the West to catch on.
Former KLA commanders traveling to the Hague in recent weeks were bestowed with the glory of heroes by Kosovo leaders, even though some have already been convicted for war crimes by local courts.
If Kosovo’s government is incompetent and corrupt, one might also ask which international backers enabled such people to come to power and – in exchange for their unwavering deference – turned a blind eye to their capture of the state.
Clad in his military best, Kosovo’s president has broken his silence on the eve of tomorrow’s vote at the Kosovo Assembly, congratulating the KSF on the expansion of their mandate.
Sexual harassment and assault allegations are stacking up for faculty members at UP. We need watchdogs to end impunity for harassers and make the university safe for its students.
More and more, government officials repeat the sentiment that journalists lie in course of their daily work. This obstruction to free journalism will continue to grind at Kosovo’s press, and marks a dangerous turn away from trustworthy reporting.
Blocking the import of goods from Serbia has made sense in the past. But without an economic vision, trade policies are determined ad hoc and Kosovo producers are left unprepared.
The recent increase in customs tax by the Kosovo government exhibits the need for sovereign decisions, but could be a camouflage for political point scoring for politicians who want to mask their failures.
Kosovo’s failure on Tuesday to join Interpol should serve as an example to Kosovo politics. The dialogue with Serbia needs to change, and politicians should build new internal momentum for unity.
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.
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.