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Is Kosovo a failed state


February 17, 2008 will be remembered in the Balkans as the day when the Kosovo government led by Prime Minister Hasim Thaci read a unilateral Declaration of Independence from Serbia. As expected, Serbia did not recognize its independence while Russia, China, Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Cyprus sided with the Serbians allegedly due to political reasons both at national and international level. Serbia went as far as to filE a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice, (ICJ) in The Hague against Kosovo’s unilateral Declaration of Independence claiming that it violated international law, among other things. Two and a half years later, when the ICJ ruled that Kosovo’s unilateral Declaration of Independence was not a violation against international law, everything seems intact – business as usual. Continue reading

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