comment 09 Jun 17

Can We Talk About Education in Kosovo Instead?

The campaign for this weekend’s snap elections has shown that Kosovo’s politicians prefer to argue about border demarcation than about how to fix the country’s broken education and healthcare systems.

Arben Qirezi
Ramush Haradinaj, PM candidate from coalition PDK- AAK- NISMA. Photo: BETA

Just like in past election campaigns, party rallies, media and social networks are being flooded by all sort of promises from politicians - from a more functional rule of law, better education and health services to increased production and exports.

Yet after years of unfulfilled promises and failed expectations, people in Kosovo have little doubt that the parties and coalitions participating in Sunday’s elections, actually have no idea or plan how to fix the shattered system of governance and wrecked public services.

According to politicians, the main underlying issue of the moment remains the controversial and over-politicised demarcation agreement with Montenegro, which most parties have tried to use to win popular votes.

Almost none of the politicians or political parties have tried to put any serious focus on the real burning issues in Kosovo.

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