Serbs in Kosovo: The Fictional Exodus | EUROtoday

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Serbian dinar displaced: queue in entrance of a financial institution in Leposavic.
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Belgrade claims that the Serb minority is emigrating en masse from Kosovo for political causes. Serbian statistics present: This is propaganda.

“Exodus”, aside from the phrase “genocide”, is a favourite time period of Serbian nationalists to explain the supposedly existentially threatening scenario of the Serbs in Kosovo. Not a month has passed by for years, and in some months not per week, with out Serbian politicians or the media repeating the declare that the depressing scenario of Serbs in Kosovo is resulting in a mass exodus from the as soon as Serbian-controlled province, which declared state independence in 2008.

Michael Martens

Correspondent for Southeast European international locations primarily based in Vienna.

These days, the announcement by Kosovo's head of presidency, Albin Kurti, that in future solely the euro needs to be accepted as a way of cost in Kosovo, is serving as ammunition for Belgrade's claims of this type. Petar Petković, head of the Kosovo workplace of the Serbian authorities, describes Kurti's transfer as to push the Serbian dinar out of Kosovo as a parallel forex as a part of its try to trigger “an exodus of the Serbian people.”