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Kosovo and Serbia: Behind the Mask of Nationalism

Over the last two years the question of Kosovo's independence has totally dominated Serbian politics. During recent elections, politicians keenly used the controversy to their advantage, while neglecting to mention any social problems, such as the high unemployment rate, or rising cost of living within Serbia. Over the last decade, Serbia has seen a rapid transfer of socially owned companies into privately owned companies. It is the business tycoons, politicians and members of the bankruptcy courts that have all benefited from this change.