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Talk Real in Kosovo: Positions on Corruption
Kosovo is a disputed territory and partially recognised state in Southeast Europe that declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo. Serbia refuses to recognise Kosovo as a state, although with the Brussels Agreement of 2013 it accepted the legitimacy of Kosovo institutions. The constituent peoples of Kosovo are Kosovo Albanians, who make up majority of the population, and Kosovo Serbs.
Kosovo is currently living the worst case of political unrest since it declared independence from Serbia. The country suffers from increasing unemployment, with 61% of its youth out of work while the country is ranked at the 103rd place in the Corruption Perceptions Index, a standard basing its findings on how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be.
Talk Real traveled to Prizren, Kosovo, to meet with activists, movements and initiatives addressing the issue of corruption in the country and to analyse regional fault-lines amongst which activists in social movements and organisations identify and relate to each other.
Is Kosovo showing signs of a failed state? How is society responding to corruption in the institutions? Talk Real continues in 2017 with its series of episode in the Balkans bringing voices of activists fighting to fix democracy in their countries.