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.
Is Kosovo showing signs of a failed state?