A info-banner for the manifestation of independence is torn by angry citizens. Kosovo marked the anniversary of independence in a muted manner this year, as mass immigration, extreme poverty and a deadlocked political and legal system rife with corruption leave many Kosovars feeling there is little to celebrate. In 1999, the war in Kosovo sent hundreds of thousands of Kosovars fleeing for their lives. Now, seeking to escape unemployment, poverty and lack of prospects, Kosovars are leaving for EU member states, particularly Germany.
February 18, 2015