When an Albanian and a Serb Meet for the First Time

October 07, 2019

Despite the conflict ending 20 years ago, the effects of the Kosovo War live on today. In Kosovo, there are still some Albanians and Serbs who never mix. In this video, the BBC tells the story of two young people who meet for the first time.

Economic Development is Crucial for Kosovo

June 07, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to EU Special Representative in Kosovo Samuel Zbogar. On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared independence. The International Court of Justice subsequently stated that the declaration did not violate international law. Since then, the...

Crimea and the State of Secessionism

May 22, 2014

Recent events in Crimea are indicative of a larger phenomenon: the rise of independence movements by distinct identity groups across the globe. No one has any illusions regarding Russia’s frequent intrusions into its neighbors’ affairs. The Kremlin considers all post-Soviet states — with...

Syria and Kosovo: The Fate of Old? (Part 2/2)

November 06, 2013

Why does Syria not have Kosovo's "luck"? This is the last of two part series. Read part one here.   In contrast to Syria, Kosovo was considered as a relatively “easy task,” as the Balkan countries were more likely to fight each other rather than an external actor....

The “Albanian Question” – The Turn in Tirana

July 22, 2013

Pan-Albanian movements will remain as an important political factor for Europe. “As a united nation, let us continue our effort toward the place that Albanians in Albania and in Kosovo deserve within a united Europe.” These are the words of the head of Albania’s Socialists — the man who...