Rita Ora

Kosovo celebrates decade of independence, challenges ahead

Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities that started Saturday amid reminders of the obstacles to the country's full acceptance.

President Hashim Thaci said during a panel at the Munich Security Conference that his country's decade-long history was "a story of success," but he lamented the European Union's lack of unity over Kosovo's status as a membership candidate.

"We are not yet a member of the U.N., while our journey to the EU is far too complicated," Thaci said.

Five of the 28 EU member countries haven't recognized Kosovo's independence. Thaci said through an interpreter that "if there were unity...

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