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.
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.
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.
Member of the German parliament Peter Beyer expressed his concern to Kosovo journalists on Tuesday over President Thaci’s proposal for territorial changes between Kosovo and Serbia.
Kosovo is at a critical crossroads, and devolution of power from the executive would advance good governance, equality and the strengthening of democracy.