Author: Taylah

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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The Serbian Orthodox bubble: A visit to Kosovo’s Dečani Monastery

14th April 2018

For ten years the Serbian Orthodox Church has rejected Kosovo’s declared independence, yet despite political tensions between Belgrade and Pristina, they must find a way to live peacefully with Kosovar Albanians. Smelling of freshly cut grass, the Dečani monastery sits silently in the centre of a huge KFOR presence. Enclosed within a series of gates […]

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