99 Anniversary of the Albanian Independence

An ethnic Albanian looks back to his national flag, along either of the anti-government demonstration in Kosovo, back in 2010. (Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti) Albanians outside the territories of political administrative...
An ethnic Albanian looks back to his national flag, along either of the anti-government demonstration in Kosovo, back in 2010. (Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)



Albanians outside the territories of political administrative Albania have consistently sought the attitudes to crash Dayton conference which denies the right to self-determination outside the administrative territories of Albania.

To fulfill such a request of national unity, the Albanians fought with Western Balkan Slavic peoples. 
The bloody wars of the late twentieth century occured during;
1998 – 1999 Albanian-Serbian war in Kosovo.
1999 – 2000 Albanian-Serbian war in eastern Kosovo (Presevo Valley)
2000 – 2001 Albanian-FYR-Macedonian war in Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia.
However, as a result of international political factor interventions, albanian politicians off the wars of the Albanians, agreed to abandon their desire for national unity. For now, the Albanian political class is more divided than ever in the Western Balkan political scene.
Apart from the political class division of a nation, with the a same blood and a background, it is also interesting the fact that the regional political scene in the South East of Europe, already have one nation with two governments, two parliaments, the two presidents who speak to testify and prove their commitment to integrate their Albanian originated countries into the European Union. Will European Union accept a nation with two parliaments, the two governments and two presidents to join its political mechanisms remains to be seen in the coming years.

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Vudi Xhymshiti; is an independent journalist, editor and photographer. He is focusing on the issues of the domestic politics of Kosovo, Foreign Policy of the United States, the Russian Federation, the European Union and the Middle East. Xhymshiti is also focused on the issues of the politics of race, gender, identity, migration as well as displacement of people due to climate change and armed conflicts. He has been published in various media including Der Spiegel, NY Times, TIME, Paris Match, Le Monde etc. Xhymshiti is also a print media critic and founder of THE Frontliner.

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