Public reaction to Shkelzen Gashi’s comments on the KLA and his subsequent dismissal as an adviser to Albin Kurti demonstrate that even 21 years after the Kosovo war, it is still dangerous to open discussions on war crimes in a society where a culture of impunity has taken root.
Kosovo marks the twelfth anniversary of its Constitution entering into force while facing another political crisis concurrent with a public health emergency. Nevertheless, the Constitution and its court have always ensured that political crises do not become constitutional crises.
The new special envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue has been given little time to restore faith in the EU’s ability to normalise relations between the two states, especially when facing a global pandemic, political crises and pressure from the other side of the Atlantic.
Kosova is about to turn 12: the growing pains of an adolescent struggling with a past she is scared to confront, while others control her every move, she grapples with the future and accepting that her journey to ‘becoming’ is just as important as the destination.