Day: April 26, 2018

The lack of a comprehensive EU approach on migration is felt locally

26th April 2018

Next to Greece and Italy, the countries with by far the biggest influx of people in recent years, it seems that Spain is coming back as an alternative country of entry on the Mediterranean routes. – Photo: Sofyan El Bouchtili EU Migration policy: containment politics instead of structural leadership At the fourth Summit for Southern […]

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Kosovo Montenegro agreement- a clever strategy to please EU

26th April 2018

The Prokletije Mountains which stretch along the border of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. Photo: Taylah Fellows After its declared independence in 2008, Kosovo’s border disputes have been lengthy. The Montenegro and Kosovo border agreement voted on during March this year has more layers than one thinks. The Rugova Mountains are beautiful. Roads are slightly sketchy […]

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Kosovo’s forgotten gypsies

26th April 2018

Pollution remains one of the biggest visible issues in Mitrovica’s Roma Mahalla. Photo: Taylah Fellows The Kosovo War forced 8000 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Kosovars to flee to nearby towns after their homes were looted and bombed. When they returned, nothing was left, leaving them with the ultimate task of rebuilding their community from scratch. […]

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On the frontline of gender conflict: One woman’s fight for justice in Kosovo

26th April 2018

Changing gender norms in Kosovo continuing to face backlash. Photo: Georgia Macleod Changing patriarchal traditions in Kosovo is no easy task as women battle economic violence and judicial malpractice. When I ask if it has been hard speaking out and standing up for gender equality in Kosovo, Luljeta Aliu throws her head back and laughs. […]

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