Kosovo

Education is the Fundamental Driver for Kosovo

Education is the Fundamental Driver for Kosovo

By Arif Shala, Executive Director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo
Location Kosovo Kosovo

Two steps need to be taken immediately in Kosovo to ensure the improvement of the education system. How does a country pave its way towards economic growth and prosperity? Why is it that some countries simply never seem to be able to overcome their economic frictions? Education is the fundamental driver of national and global development. It is this realization that has triggered a focus in many countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, specifically […]

September 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Europe, European Union, Kosovo
Good Governance as our Goal: Because it Matters

Good Governance as our Goal: Because it Matters

By Arif Shala, Executive Director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo
Location Kosovo Kosovo

Good governance is important for every country, however when the issue of developing countries emerges it becomes the most important factor. People, tend to be rather predictable. Every behavior is triggered by an underlying motive, voting is no different. Citizens vote because they expect to gain effective governance as that is the key to their prosperity. The last elections in Kosovo raise two important matters. First is the matter of the majority which does not […]

June 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Economics, Kosovo
Is North Mitrovica an Unsolvable Puzzle for Europe?

Is North Mitrovica an Unsolvable Puzzle for Europe?

By Donika Emini, Researcher at the Kosovar Center for Security Studies in Prishtina
Location Kosovo Kosovo

Even 15 years after the last conflict in Kosovo, North Mitrovica is a “no-mans-land” and remains a divided city along Ibar River. The break-up of Yugoslavia brought the Western Balkan region in the center of the world’s attention. Once a well consolidated economic and political union, the Balkans has turned into one of the largest flashpoints of conflict, genocide and humans rights violations. Clearly, the 1990s Balkan conflict received particular attention from the United Nations and […]

January 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe, European Union, Kosovo, Politics