On the 8th Anniversary of the Independence of Kosovo the annual painting of the NEWBORN monument shows the feelings in the country at this time.
The citizens keep having visa liberalisation turned down, even though it is promised every year. The country is ruled by a corrupt government that is protected by the US.
In Prishtina the people know first hand the crimes of Isa Mustafa and the mess he left, after years of being the Mayor, before becoming Prime Minister. Since the Municipality has been governed by Vetevendosje, who are fighting against corruption, we have seen a vast improvement, with illegal buildings being demolished. The first thing Shpend Ahmeti did when he became Mayor was to sell all the government cars. The first thing Isa Mustafa did when he became Prime Minister was to give the contract for the servicing of the Federal Government cars to his son.
The moment that Mustafa and Thaci had the blessing of the US to rule Kosovo, the mass migration started. Mustafa made a deal with Thaci that if Mustafa would become Prime Minister, his party would vote for Thaci to become President, to the horror of the citizens of Kosovo. No hope for the next seven years. Two corrupt leaders lining their pockets and doing nothing for the country. The citizens feel their is no hope.
Thaci bought votes before the election and gave all public employees a pay rise just before the election which has now resulted in the EU demanding workers take a pay cut, because the difference between public and private wages is too wide.
What does a corrupt government do, with an anti-corruption opposition? Arrest them and they continue to do so this week.
There is no way forward for the country until the corrupt government is removed. The people see no hope and NEWBORN exhibits the feelings of the people of Kosovo on this anniversary.