Independence for Kosovo has arrived.
| Thousands of Serbs protest against|
It is a moment thousands have been waiting for since 1999, when Serbian security forces were driven out of the province after a Nato bombing campaign aimed at halting the violent repression of ethnic Albanian separatists.
Kosovo has since been a UN protectorate. Now, with independence declared, the longer road towards nation-building has begun.
But with a weak economy and fragile political system, what will the future hold for this new country?
Samah El-Shahat goes on location in Pristina to examine the wider implications of the declaration and how the country can survive politically and economically. An in-studio discussion follows.
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This episode of People & Power airs from Thursday, February 21, 2008
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