Every year, hundreds of children in Kosovo abandon their education in order to earn money and help make ends meet for their family.
Kosovo’s state budget has often been wasted on a bloated public sector wage bill and endless infrastructure projects, while social schemes have rarely reached those who need them the most or help alleviate poverty. It’s time for a change.
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.