Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dusting off the Blog - KLA Takes Police Hostage in Macedonia

It has been awhile since I posted anything regarding Kosovo.  My family and I moved back to the US in 2013 but I've never stopped watching the news and have kept in contact with my extended family in Kosovo.  The old adage about "the more things change, the more they stay the same" is so true when applied to Kosovo.  Like the continued allegations of corruption of the EULEX mission or anti-government protests over corruption.

But there was one piece of news caught my eye today and I couldn't help but dust off this blog to share.  Early this morning, people wearing KLA uniforms took a police station in Macedonia and held the police officers hostage for a few hours.  The men reportedly called for unification of an Albanian state before releasing the hostages.  Kosovo police say there is no evidence of illegal border crossings and government opposition in Macedonia has accused the government of fabricating the story to take attention away from growing criticism of illegal wiretapping and corruption.

1 comment:

  1. Dear MTCowgirl,

    I’m an editor of an educational publication called CultureGrams, which is seeking someone with experience in Kosovo for a paid project. I know you no longer live there, but I’m hoping that you might be able to assist me in locating someone who does.

    CultureGrams is a series of more than 200 country-specific reports that describe people's daily life and culture. The readers are primarily North American students and educators who want to learn more about the world.

    We are currently seeking someone to review our two existing Kosovo reports (written for two different age groups) by commenting on their accuracy and providing any information that is missing. Reviewers receive a one-time payment of US$400.

    No professional writing experience is required. We ask only that reviewers be current or recent residents of the country (preferably a native of the country with at least 2.5 years of full-time residency in the last 4 years), have a college degree (or equivalent education), fluently speak the country's official language or a major national language, and have had experience in more than one region of the country and with people of different socioeconomic levels.

    I’d be grateful if you could let me know of anyone who might be interested in this project. Applicants should email me a brief description of how they meet the above qualifications. More information on CultureGrams is available at http://www.proquest.com/products-services/culturegrams.html.


    Kip Clark, Supervising Editor, CultureGrams
    ProQuest | 5252 Edgewood Dr., Ste. 125 | Provo, Utah 84604 USA | 801 765 1737