Kosovo faces its demons

Andrea Garaiova sees an appetite for stabilization after years of failed state-building

The World Today Updated 18 November 2020 Published 11 February 2018 3 minute READ

Andrea Garaiova

Consultant on a project supporting reform in Ukraine, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

When Ramush Haradinaj was appointed Kosovo’s prime minister in September, foreign embassies in Pristina once again pinned their hopes on a former war leader to strengthen the rule of law and bring together Kosovo’s divided communities, the majority Albanians and the minority Serbs.

For Kosovo citizens who have lived through ten years of rule by former commanders of the Kosovo Liberation Army, it came as no surprise that the Haradinaj government was to show little regard for democratic principles.

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