I used to live and work in Kosovo. It has been an amazing experience. It’s an extremely welcoming country and I so miss the warmth of the people that I have met there.
I am still struggling to understand the war they have been through. Everybody talk about it as if it was still recent. Also the youngs cannot stop to mention it, sing patriotic songs and talk about war heroes as people in other countries discuss about superficial topics. It’s impressive and, at the same time, difficult to understand it from the outside.
The wounds are still open and you can see in every corner of the country. They use Euro as a currency but they don’t belong to Europe yet. They feel Albanian and use the Albanian flag, speak their same language but they don’t belong neither to that country. They are looking for their own identity but their political class won’t allow the rest of the country to evolute.
If this is possible their politicians are even more irresponsible and thieves than the Italian ones. They constantly do only their own interests and keep on stealing using the public incomes for their own personal needs.
It’s hard to live in a country managed like that but Kosovo has a huge potential in terms of natural reserves and energy. It’s a young country under multiple aspects. I do really hope that it will find its own way and the courage to kick these impostors and betrayals out of the country.