Minority Rights Group International says in a report
released on 27 May that many smaller minorities, such as Ashkali, Bosniaks, Croats, Egyptians, Gorani, Roma, Serbs and Turks, are beginning to leave Kosovo, because they face exclusion and many instances of discrimination in the country.
“Restriction of movement and political, social and economic exclusion are particularly experienced by smaller minorities,” says Mark Lattimer, MRG’s Executive Director.
“These minorities also suffer from lack of access to information or to tertiary education in their own languages. This, combined with tough economic conditions, have resulted in many of these groups starting to leave Kosovo altogether,” he adds.