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Kurti’s Uphill Domestic and International Battles

Few should envy Kosovo’s next prime minister, most likely Albin Kurti of the Self-Determination Movement. He will face a complex dialogue with Serbia, denied statehood by almost half of the UN and five EU members, about ten percent of the northern territory outside the de-facto state control, a special court on war crimes, a weak […]

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Dear Prime Minister

Since October 7, and the first preliminary results, Albin Kurti, leader of Vetëvedonsje, and a candidate for the Prime Minister, enjoyed significant media attention, where he had a chance to discuss, among others, his perceptions of the Serb community in Kosovo. While some of his narratives may be regarded as populist, it is important not […]

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Elections Are Not The Solution – Civic Engagement Is

Most likely, Albin Kurti will win the election. For many reasons, but, perhaps, most importantly, he and his party have never been in power. People all over Kosovo are really tired. They want a change. The deteriorating social, political and economic situation has put people in a situation where they will vote hoping, but also […]

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Emergence of vigilantes on the Kosovo political scene

Kosovo voters are facing the seventh parliamentary election in 18 years and, as expected by many, the most uncertain so far. The uncertainty is reflected not only in who the winner of the election will be, but also in the changes that may follow the election. For the first time, after nearly two decades, the dominant PDK may become part of opposition, while on the other hand, for the first time in 14 years of active political activity, the Self-Determination movement may become part of the executive branch in Kosovo.

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New Normality or Old Politics?

In the tectonic changes which have taken place at the early elections for the Kosovo Parliament, primarily with the amazing result of Albin Kurti’s Self Determination Party, which surpassed the former Prime Minister’s Democratic League of Kosovo in second place and very likely became the single largest political power in the parliament, the fact that […]

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