Kosovo goes it alone
Europe's youngest state is inching towards full independence, but with high unemployment and a dissident Serb population, it will be tough, writes Peter Geoghegan.
Mother Teresa Boulevard is a street pregnant with symbolism. At one end of the wide, pedestrianised thoroughfare that runs through Pristina, an imposing statue of Albanian hero Skanderbeg stands in the shadow of Kosovo's parliament building.
A couple of hundred metres south sits the communist-era Grand Hotel. When war broke out in 1999, notorious Serb paramilitary leader Arkan reputedly made his base here, in what was the Kosovan capital's most opulent hotel.
Mother Teresa Boulevard was...
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