Kosova-o - Part 23

posted by julia on 2006/04/16 22:33

[ Kosova-o ]

An article in yesterday's edition of Koha Ditore mentioned a poll conducted by Index Kosova according to which an overwhelming majority of respondents (who were apparently 99-100% Kosovo-Albanian) see the status question as the most pressing issue in Kosovo (more important than unemployment, for example).

A poll conducted by Index Kosova in December 2004 had revealed that Kosovo-Albanians identified unemployment as the main problem for Kosovo.

The outcome of the 2006 poll reflects the political and media-hype around the status question, which is somehow "mystified" as THE question for Kosovo, the resolution of which will bring well-being to all inhabitants of Kosovo... Nevertheless, this will never come true unless Kosovar citizens (and especially politicians) tacke NOW the really pressing issues: economic development, employment, education.

Further food for thought: the koha.net website features a poll on the question "which status will Kosovo get after the negociations?". As of today, 3594 readers have voted for "full independence", 815 for "conditional/limited independence", 2614 for "separation of Kosovo (from SaM) and union with Albania", and 203 for "federation with Serbia and Montenegro". I wonder whether these results express the wish of the readers rather than their assumption on the outcome of the negociations.



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