The Europeanization of Kosovo

NATO membership action plans for Georgia and Ukraine and the Russia’s financial troubles may get the media attention, but one of the great silent stories: the integration of Kosovo into Europe. Of course all these stories overlap, and each is accelerated by Russia’s invasion of Georgia.

The rule of law mission in Kosovo has been a great success of European-American friendship. Kosovo is on track to join the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and even is going to privatize a local telecommunications firm.

Meanwhile, Vojvodina is seeking greater autonomy from Serbia, though Kosovar soccer just took a setback.