Tuesday March 31, 2020

Creating Kosovo

Despite Kosovo’s reputation as one of the poorest places in Europe, a creative new generation is blossoming among the stagnant politics, the hostile neighbours and, of course, the mud.

21st March, 2009

Last month, Kosovo celebrated its first year of existence as a sovereign state, and the party lasted for three days. But, independence from Serbia aside, the youngest country in the world doesn’t have much to dance about.

To start with, only 54 states recognise Kosovo’s claim to independence, and its economy is highly dependent on international props and remittance cheques. More worryingly, the UN recently reported that cocaine was now entering Europe through...

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