Up to 1,000 businesses are estimated to have closed in Kosovo in 2020, leaving many Kosovars counting the cost of the COVID-19 crisis as unemployment soars.
The possibility to withdraw 10 per cent of pension savings announced by the government last week is useless for the social groups worst hit by the pandemic and puts the future financial security of those who may decide to withdraw at serious risk.
Gated communities offering expensive, luxury housing have begun to appear across Kosovo in recent years, with critics arguing it is a sign of growing social inequality.
Health and social policy experts running as MPs went head-to-head on health sector reform and social welfare policy, promising bigger budgets and higher pensions.
Unlike Hollywood’s “40 Year-Old Virgin,” the tragicomic figure of Kosovo in the 21st century should be called “The 40 year-old first-time employee.”