The New Flag of Kosovo

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As Kosovo begins to develop its national identity, one of the first and most important things it will need to do is establish a trademark, a flag.

As Kosova begins to develop its national identity, one of the first and most important things it will need to do is establish a trademark, a flag. Former Congressman Joe DioGuardi, president and founder of the Albanian American Civic League, and Shirley Cloyes the Civic League's Balkan Affairs Advisor and figures in the struggle for Kosova's independence, have come up with the solution to this problem.

"I believe that this flag will capture the heart and spirit of the Albanian people all over the world, especially the Albanian citizens of the new state of Kosova. It contains the national Albanian symbol (the double-headed eagle) and the national colors (black and red). It also reflects Kosova's historic connection to the Albanians of Montenegro, Macedonia, the Presheva Valley, Chameria (the Chams and Arvanites), and Italy (the Arberesh), who are represented by the five white stripes. The white stripes on red also serve to remind us of the important role that the United States has played by recognizing the State of Albania after World War led by president Woodrow Willson, leading NATO against Slobodan Milosevic in 1999, and working today to gain international recognition
for Kosova's independence." Joseph J. DioGuardi Prishtina, July 2006

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The UN plan for Kosovo SPECIFICALLY STATES that the FLAG MUST REPRESENT KOSOVO'S MULTIETHNIC Society. How does the above flag represent people other than Albanians, because they are not the only ones in Kosovo.

Submitted by Kosova (not verified) on
Maybe because 90% of Kosova's population is Albanian.. and only small small percentage is serbs, turks, and others.. makes sense.. !!

Submitted by Emma (not verified) on
I agree because Canada is a multi-cultural country too , but its flag does not represent any other nations. Since Kosova's population is 90% Albanian their flag should represent the majority of the population not the minority.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

last time i checked there were less than 10% of ethic minorities in Kosovo, including about 8% serb whom tried to eradicate ethic Albanians less than 20 years ago. would you prefer that 8% of the new flag picture serbs committing a russian assisted genocide.
love live free Kosovo
next Kurdistan and Tibet

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

If the U.N. can say that about Kosovo's flag they can also say that about the U.S. flag. It doesnt represent the multicultural ppl there.But it means something to them and thats all that should matter. The flag represents something to the people of Kosovo and thats all that should matter. In this case the U.N. really needs to but out.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This flag is no reflection of the State of Kosova; President Rugova proposed a flag that reaches all people of Kosova and it is the front runner in this country.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
nuk na vyn neve historija e amerikanve e kena tonen edhe esht 1500 vjet ma e vjeter

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

i agree with that. rugova had a great flag.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This flag is creative and attractive except that the spirit behind it violates one of the key points of Ahtisaari's framework. He stipulates that Kosovo in its future form may not join with Albania or other neighboring Albanian minorities to form a bigger state. The Albanian minorities should not be symbolized on the flag that will not be theirs. This symbolic statement will take away from regional stability.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
First of all the flag is beautiful as it really represents the true people of Kosovo. We have to keep in mind that people of Kosovo are albanians and we can't forget that, serbs or other ethnic minorities have migrated to Kosovo, and Kosovo can't or don't have to represent them in their national Hymn or Flag as it wouldn't be appropriate or make sens to it's true people. Important to migrants is their human rights, freedom and to be treated equaly with albanians (true people) of Kosovo and they should have it but no more than that. Migrants are every where in the world and in much bigger numbers then in Kosovo mantioning here UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy etc. More than 90% of people of Kosovo are albanians and they own and deserve their country so their Hymn and Flag. Again, What a Beautiful Flag!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I agree, The majority is a Majority and a minority is a Minority. 95% of the people of Kosova are Albanians and they are free to decide whatever flag they want.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Imaju pravo Albanci na drzavu... Albanci vec imaju drzavu i zove se Albanija a ne Kosovo! Kosovo i Metohija su deo Republike Srbije a vi nastavite da sanjate jer drzava Kosovo (ili Kosova, kako je vec zovete) postoji samo u vasim snovima... izvinite sto sam iskren. Inace zastava je odvratna... grozna... Mogu ja ovo da napisem i na engleskom ali necu.

Submitted by Macedonian (not verified) on

Tako je ovi primitivci ne zasluzuju hleb a kamoli drzavu.Ne se davajte Srbi i ne dozvolite na ovi izrodi da naprave jos jedna crna dupka na Balkanu, bolje nek idu u Sahara i tamo nek prave drzavu,oni tamo pripadaju u necivilizaciju.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

hej be covece mislim da si ti neki primitivac koji psuje ljude. treba tebe poslat u saharu. Ti nisi dostojan da kazes nekome sto ko zasluzuje. hajde sad laku nuc

hey you, I'd rather say that YOU sound like an uneducated person for you have no respect for people (respect is the basis of education). they should send YOU to Sahara and you are not going to decide who deserves what then good night.

Submitted by UCK (not verified) on

kao sto sam i rekao ovo je VELIKA ALBANIJA a zao mi je sto cete vi postati mala srbijo 1000% manja nego tokio. UZ KOSOVO CEMO UZETI I VOJVODINU KAO STO SU UZELI HRAVATI SVOJE, CRNOGORCI SVOJE, MAKEDONCI SVOJE, SLOVENCI SVOJE, BOSANCI SVOJJEEEE, SAD I KOSOVO IDE U ALBANIJU I STVARNO MI JE ZAO ALI ZIVOT TECE DALJE SA MALOM ZEMLJOM KOJU IMAS HVALA BOGU I TAKODJE BEZ GLUPIH SRBA. HAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAHHAHAHA..
niste NAM hteli davati republiku sada UZIMAMO NEZAVISNOST..HAHAHAHAHAHA...
NEZAVISNOSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT...SRECNO NEZAVISNOST KOSOVA...IDEMO SINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.....NEZAVISNOST...IDEMO PRE VAS U EVROPSKU UNIJU SINEEEEEE......MISLIO SAM BEZ VAS VI MORATE ICI SA RUSIJOM...AHAHAH...TAKO DA AKO HOCETE DOCI U EVROPU MORATE PRVO PITATI NAS...HAHAHAHA....AKO NEMATE KONOPAC DACEMO VAM KURAC...OVO JE NAPISAO NAIM FRASHERI...ALBANSKI PISAC...SPECIJALNO SA TVOJU MAJKU...AKO SI SELJAK GRADJANI CE DA TI JEBU MATER...AKO SI GRADJAN ONDA CEMO TI MI JEBATI MAJKU...AHAHAHAHA...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

You serbs think you are the rulers of Kosovo. Just leave us alone, you get on with your life and we will get on with ours. Ta qift bota nonen serbi. HAHAHAAH. Kosova esht e Pavarur. INDEPENDENT KOSOVA!!!!!

Submitted by samo sanja mrlj... (not verified) on

SAMO U TVOJIM SNOVIMA MUSLMANCINO.....KOSOVO JE SRBIJA....MNOGO SAM VAS UBIO I NASTAVICU DA VA UBIJAM.....JA SAM CETNIK U KRVI I SRBIN....A TI SI SAMO BOGA GESKA NA OVOME SVETU.....ALA ALA ALA MOZE DAA GA PUSI I TI.....

Submitted by slobodan (not verified) on

brate nisi mogao bolje reci.......podrska is ohio,usa........kosovo je srbija

Submitted by vlora (not verified) on
that flag is bull shit, the kosovans are not less albanians than albanians in albania, so they deserve to have skanderbags flag as much as albanians from albania do, im not from kosovo but i say to all u to be wise and ask for an albanian flag, because u r albanian.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

not a bad idea...but I prefer mine ;-)

and moreover, they should decide soon...having the same flag is simply ridicolous, who can say that bull shit?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Yeah, but everyone in Kosovo just flies the Albanian flag anyway, except the Serb enclaves, which fly the Serbo-Byzantine tricolor Eagle. In Prishtina you can by socks and boxer shorts with the Albanian flag. This is going to end up being a situation like Bosnia, where no one could agree on the flag so the UN threw a couple of million dollars into designing a corporate looking thing no one uses. The muslims use the REAL Bosnian flaq (six yellow fleur-de-lis on a blue shield), the serbs use the tricolor with eagle, and the croats use the fascist checkerboard. Only the diplomats use the "official" flag.

Submitted by pidhi i kurves (not verified) on

shkerdhata muti u bete amerika
gjithome kurva kemi per te mbetur per shtete te tjere
i say dont stop but let once attack again these fuckin slavs
fuck them
its either them or us
fuckin liberals
go make love with serbs

Submitted by Dean (not verified) on

I would like to think that the contect entries are now being sifted through by the relevent authorities, now that UDI is only a matter of weeks - if not days - away. It'll be interesting to see which designs will make the final three...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

My opinion is that Albanians from Kosovo not able for independence. They do not have enough potential for own independent state. Kosovo never will be normal state; they will be always under Serbian and American/EU influence.
Kosovo will get independence but Albanians from Kosovo will never have real state. Real power on Kosovo has USA (NATO) and EU.
Independent Kosovo? Ha, Ha, Albanian politicians from Kosovo are criminals and they cannot lead Kosovo and people of Kosovo. One day Americans will go, when they lose their interests, I cannot say when that day will come, but that day will come, and than...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

You say that the albanians can't lead a country .. think about yourself jerk you are stupid and don't have anything better to say . I don't think that you could lead a country either you stupid jerk

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

And than what you p. o s., you think you got enough power so you can fight againts USA/EU, there's one think i know !!!! big mouth deserve a big s... so you better close that mouth unless you receive that s.......

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

And than Serbia will take back Kosovo. I said when USA lose their interests. Of course, now USA protects you from Serbia, but this not will be for ever. We can wait...

Submitted by arben (not verified) on

O SHKIJE O NANEN JUVE JAV QIFSHA PO JU JENI MAGJUPT E EVROPES JU JENI MA MAGJUP SE ROMUNT. O SHKAVELLA JU KENI ME DEK UNI QITASH EDHE PAK E TANI SHKONI QINE NANEN E JUVE E MOTRAT E JUVE E SHKONI ATJE PREJ KAH JENI ARDHUR NE RUSI. JEBEMTI MAJKU SERBI VI STE EVROPSKI CIGONJU. ALL SERB ARE CIGENEURS OF EUROPE.

GOD BLAESE USA AMERIKA AND USA UNITED STATES OF ALBANIA

Submitted by Diamaso (not verified) on

O we usualy we smoke La La's you know !!!
It's good for our health and keep's your mind fresh,becouse we are still thinkin about our flag that will fly high becouse we are so high and let's stay high forever with our flag highhhhhhhh .
Thank you for your support .
High just High Albanian's do you hear me keep your mind high ,becouse we do that just for killing fucking slaves .

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

me personally i think the flag is great buy i think that it should have a red back round instead of a blue colored. So any one thinks the flag 'Sucks' think again

Submitted by Lina (not verified) on

Serbian can ease now cuz Kosovo is independent. USA and EU are with us.
Gëzuar Pavarsinë Kosovë‏!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

i'd like to extend my congratulations to ethic Albanians all around the globe. may God keep your beautiful country always allied with the west, and free of russian oppression.

Submitted by ByeBye serbia ..|.. (not verified) on

I dunno why serbians still even try to talk shit and act stupid when they know that they lost KOSOVO long ass time ago. They just act stupid and they tell the World how fuckin ignorants and stupid they are. I dunno what they think, KOSOVA was never yours and will never be. The flag is awesome, it really looks Europian and i really digg it, and I'm sure everyone else does.

Shqiptar Gezuar Pavaresia.

Submitted by slobodan & vesna (not verified) on

i personaly think that the flag that is suppose too be for kosovo goes something like red, blue, white, with a double headed eagle....... kosovo is srbija and it will be...this is not over......samo sloga srbina spasava....smrt ili sloboda

Submitted by piasoft (not verified) on

YU-r personal thoughts means nothing. We Albanians do not care of what you think... we never did so. Forget land that is not yours and from now on, think of Serbia only. You played with Kosovo for less than 100 year.. Now we took it back. Sleep in peace yugoslavia... cuz now you are really dead and in hell.
FUCK YU

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

I WANNA THANK ALL THE SERBS FOR SHOWING THE WHOLE WORLD HOW IGNORANT AND STUPID
THEY ARE HAHAHAHA DREAM ON FOOLS COUSE U AINT NEVER HAVING KOSOVO HAHAHAHA

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE URIME PAVARSIA TO ALL MY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT HAVE
WAITED FOR CENTURYS FOR THIS BEAUTIFULL DAY IN OUR HISTORY

Submitted by Kelley (not verified) on

I agree that the flag should resemble more of the Albanian people other than the others surrounding. I think they should have at least kept the colors of the Albanian Flag instead of new ones. I am not Albanian but I am married to one and we have Albanian children, but I do understand the importance of Independance. Even though the flag isn't what some of you would have liked, can't you be happy for the freedom of your country?

Submitted by ardian (not verified) on

hi thanks everyone I am from Kosovo I am so happy because we have now independence and its great hehe

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

the flag should be stripes like america nad the albanian eagle inside where are the stars.......

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

To the anonymous poster stating his/her opinion that Kosova cannot be independent apart from the US/EU...
First off, Kosovans and Albanian people alike are kindred spirits to we Americans: fierce, loyal, freedom-loving and determined to succeed at any cost.
To say Albania or Kosova needs the support of the US in order to maintain their respective states is absurd.
We Americans are honored to serve alongside and support both Albania and the Independent Republic of Kosova because they share our vision of a freedom-loving, democratic, and civilized world in which the rights of all are defended and preserved.
This American will never turn from or "lose interest" in ensuring these nations succeed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Ok, Albanians from Kosovo got independence, that is real situation. But, turn around and see your economy, your industry, your situation. Economy of Kosovo is dead industry also is dead. Unemployment is big and peope of Kosovo is very poor. Serbia pay your credits. EU give to you money, and support to survive, do you think now that you are independent. I don't think so. But you have rights to dream.

What will happed when Serbia, EU and USA stop to pay your credits. I tell you, what will happen - you must began to work, if you are capable for work.

If you want to travel you must pass trough Serbia. Serbian don't like you and they will forbid you to travel trough Serbia.

Kosovo will be always under Serbia, and under Serbian influence that was ever since been and that will be in the future.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Happy independent Kosova, at the end we are independet we are in the europe and very soon we will be in the EU, so serbia just can join russian federation beacuse there is no more place fot them in europe. Gezuar pavaresine Kosove

Submitted by fireball (not verified) on

You small mindet ass, albanians have created and participated in the creation of more than one civilisations, and you are saying "Kosovo will never have real state".
Just some hints for you "thot spoke in albanian" (egyptian Tut), otoman imperia and turkish alphabet, alexander the greats pedigree, skenderbeg,... Being stupid is "bad" but ignorants like you.... that is SAD!

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