My five-year-old turned six today! Here's the 46 kindergartners in her class partying.
A good time was had by all....I think :)
According to an ECIKS report, the extensive economic reforms which began in 1999 are finally showing measurable and sustainable results. Here are some highlights:
This is pretty good news, though largely invisible to the average Fatmir on the street. In fact, most would dispute the inflation statistic as the price of food is sky-rocketing. Prices of essentials like oil, flour and milk have increased by 70-80 percent!
Posted by Jeff at 10:54 PM
Below is an interesting video documentary. It shows the experiences of ten students from Kosovo and Serbia who live together in Prishtina. Both groups share their ingrained biases about the other (hygene, family size, etc.) and work to overcome them.
It's interesting because it shows the deep-seated prejudices that exists, few of which are based in reality.
Posted by Jeff at 2:15 AM
Great article in Christian Science Monitor about the Serbian physiology behind the Kosovo question. It doesn't offer any solution, but is a very short primer on the issue for folks who want it boiled down.
Posted by Jeff at 12:44 AM
A Canadian Broadcast Company journalists travels back to Kosovo to revisit a doctor she had met during the war. This is a good introduction to Kosovo for those unfamiliar with its recent history and present aspirations. It's a little over eleven minutes long.
It's fun to see clinic and restaurants I've been to and eaten at!
Posted by Jeff at 11:26 AM