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Kosovo’s Interpol membership is far from assured (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  21/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Leonora Aliu As UN General Assembly vote approaches, does Kosovo have the support? Toward the end of 2014, Slobodan Gavric, a Serbian citizen, was caught in Kosovo’s capital with 12 kilos of explosives, which turned out had been transported from Belgrade to the Arberia neighborhood in Prishtina with no problem whatsoever. As a result, […]

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Thaci: Last train to a lasting peace (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Kosovo and Serbia have been negotiating under the auspices of the European Union and the strong support of the United States towards the goal of normalisation of relations for over six years now. While we have to recognise that important strides have been taken in that direction culminating with signing of the First Agreement on […]

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PAN, the detestable kid (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Andrea Lorenzo Capussela, Aidan Hehir, and Shpend Kursani Two 2014 Constitutional Court decisions brought about a deepening political crisis in Kosovo. Putting PAN in opposition is the best way out. When we were children, we all detested the kid who, having lost the game, grabbed the ball and took it home. The similarity between […]

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Fixing What’s Wrong With Kosovo Politics (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Krenar Gashi Kosovo’s current crisis is a result of local power struggles and bungled foreign interference – and until people realize that, the political system will remain damaged. Since the snap parliamentary election in June, Kosovo has been struggling to constitute its state institutions. Parliament only kicked off its constitutive session last week. But […]

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The traitors’ clique (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  16/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Qerim Ondozi Statement by the War Veterans’ Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army: Who is to blame? In the most recent attempt at an inaugural session of the Kosovo Assembly, which was interrupted for the fifth consecutive time having failed to reach a quorum, deputies were given the opportunity to speak before people present in the parliament, […]

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What Kosovo Can(‘t) Expect from Vucic’s Call for Dialogue (Balkan Insight)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Gezim Krasniqi Far from signaling a new era in Serbia-Kosovo relations, Vucic’s recent call to ‘get real’ on the issue could lead to attempts to redraw borders. While optimists may have welcomed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s recent call for an internal debate within Serbia about Kosovo, seasoned observers fear the move will serve to […]

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Milosevic lot Kosovo: Can Serbia let go? (Huffpost)

By   /  11/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Serbia wants to join the European Union (EU). Brussels is clear: no EU membership for Serbia until it normalizes relations with Kosovo. Normalization means recognizing Kosovo’s independence. Kosovo rejected ties to Serbia in 1991, in response to Slobodan Milosevic’s draconian repression. More than 10,000 Kosovo Albanians died and up to one million were displaced during […]

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Can there be institutions in Kosovo without PDK? (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  10/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Shpend Kursani Decisions made by institutions under the influence of PDK in 2014 led to the current political stalemate. But the vote tally points to a way out. Anybody following elections in most Western Balkan countries has most likely encountered a the keyword: ‘institutional crisis.’ It is no different with the recent elections in […]

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Then nothing (Koha Ditore)

By   /  03/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

In an opinion piece originally published in Podgorica-based paper Vijesti, Koha Ditore’s editor-in-chief Agron Bajrami writes that the idea of the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to open an internal debate on Kosovo has been seen by some as a sure sign that Serbia has moved a step closer to recognising independence of Kosovo while others […]

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A test for political parties before local elections (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  01/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

The equal participation of men and women in public life cannot be seen separately from both genders having equal treatment and opportunities in all spheres of law. The current Law on Gender Equality clearly demands the equal representation of 50 per cent women and 50 per cent men within every body and level of decision-making […]

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Eight Signs of Hope From Kosovo’s Election (Balkan Insight)

By   /  27/07/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Jeta Xharra, Country Director of BIRN office in Kosovo and editor-in-chief of TV programme, Life in Kosovo, lists in an opinion piece the key upsides and downsides of the June 11 general election, as she anticipates they are likely to be echoed in the local elections due on October 22. Read more: http://bit.ly/2v9Wvz0

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The depressing truth: No bright future for Western Balkans for decades to come (Igor Zlatojev, Prishtina Insight)

By   /  26/07/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

At the current pace of reforms, it is irresponsible to tell the people of the Balkans that they have a European perspective. No, they don’t. Their children do. Regardless of what anyone might say about the speed of the Western Balkans’ EU accession, such as Federica Mogherini claiming that “it is largely up to Serbia […]

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