NEWBORN Monument Kosovo
To understand more about Kosovo, one must study its history, which started much earlier than the last Kosovo war in the late 90s.
More than 8000 years ago, the settlement of the Illyrians was in Kosovo . The term Illyria includes the Dardanians. After approximately 4th century AD. The Romans ruled Illyricum which was then integrated into the Roman Empire and incorporated faith and culture.
Under President Josip Broz Tito, Kosovo was integrated along with six neighboring Balkan countries as an autonomous province in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which lasted from 1951 to 1991. Through Tito, Kosovo is experiencing a positive change in politics and culture. With the death of Tito and the seizure of power by Slobodan Milosevic in the early 1990s, Kosovo ‘s autonomy status was revoked and economic efficiency in the Balkan countries deteriorated.
Beginning with peaceful protests against oppression, there was resistance that, for the first time, did not attract much attention. With the establishment of the KLA, the liberation army of Kosovo, the army against the Milosevic regime appeared. The violence in Kosovo ended when NATO was established in 1999.
With the help of the UN and later the EULEX mission, reconstruction was supported until Kosovo’s independence was finally achieved in 2008. Since then, Kosovo has a Kosovar constitution and the form of government of a parliamentary democracy.