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The fault in our textbooks (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  19/06/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Plator Gashi Gender-based violence and inequality are no news in Kosovo, but perhaps we need to look back to our children’s school books to find the culprit. See at: https://prishtinainsight.com/the-fault-in-our-textbooks/

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No room for maneuver (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  22/05/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Bodo Weber, senior associate with the Democratization Policy Council, writes in an op-ed that the EU, Serbia and Kosovo need to “get their act together” as the new stage of dialogue for normalisation of relations leaves n”no room for maneuver”. Weber argues that there are two possible outcomes from the negotiations process: either a major […]

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Why we need to stabilise the Western Balkans (EurActiv)

By   /  15/05/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Martina Larkin, head of Europe and Eurasia and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum, writes that as Europe is confronted by different visions about its future, the question is how these visions will affect the Western Balkans. Larkin argues for the need to ensure a sustainable, long-term development of the […]

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Columnist Zoran Pavic: Vokrri (Danas)

By   /  09/05/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Zoran Pavic No, it is not true that the president of the Football Federation of Kosovo banned a football game of humanitarian character in Gracanica between the same club and the Red Star from Belgrade, although he had given himself an important role in the past days. First of all because it sounds more than […]

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Kosovo’s Medicus Case: Bad Omen for Rule of Law (Balkan Insight)

By   /  03/05/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Dean B. Pineles Six years of efforts to deliver justice were wasted when the defendants convicted in the Medicus organ-trafficking case were inexplicably sent for retrial, says a judge who served on the original trial panel. On April 17, the European Commission released its lengthy and detailed report on Kosovo for 2018. As a […]

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Visa liberalization or fighting elite crime? (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  27/03/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Andrea Lorenzo Capussela Kosovars should choose for themselves whether fighting corruption is more important than the privilege of travelling without visas to the EU. See at: http://prishtinainsight.com/visa-liberalization-fighting-elite-crime/  

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Are we nearing the end of Kosovo’s isolation? (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  23/03/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Aidan Hehir It is essential to note that the border deal does not now make visa free travel inevitable, but we can only hope that the EU does not make corruption an excuse to legitimize the status quo. See at: http://prishtinainsight.com/nearing-end-kosovos-isolation/    

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“Ghost Court” Delays Justice for Kosovo War Victims (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/03/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Dean B. Pineles After years of delays, the new Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague still hasn’t yet started work on prosecuting alleged perpetrators, prolonging the anguish of war victims’ families, says judge Dean B. Pineles. Full article available at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/ghost-court-delays-justice-for-kosovo-war-victims-03-19-2018  

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Kosovo Serbs Feel Abandoned by Europe (Balkan Insight)

By   /  16/03/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Antonia Battaglia, researcher and published author, writes in a commentary that the fate of Kosovo Serbs is a test for EU and its efforts to normalise relations between Pristina and Belgrade could fail to bring forward the desired effect, until both EU and local officials take into full account the needs of the Kosovo Serb […]

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President Juncker’s visit confirms Kosovo’s European perspective (Koha Ditore)

By   /  27/02/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Op-ed by Nataliya Apostolova, Head of EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative “If we want more stability in our neighbourhood, then we must maintain a credible enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans. (…) The European Union will be greater than 27 in number. Accession candidates must give the rule of law, justice and fundamental rights […]

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In Search of Consensus: What is Kosovo’s Red Line? (Koha Ditore)

By   /  19/02/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

In the first part of a series of articles on Pristina-Belgrade dialogue for normalisation of relations, Koha Ditore’s editor-in-chief Agron Bajrami writes:   The dialogue for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia is currently at a rethinking stage. The European Union sees the process as an important part of its Western Balkans enlargement […]

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Kosovo Is Europe’s Little Miracle (WSJ)

By   /  16/02/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

In an editorial for Wall Street Journal ahead of the tenth anniversary of Kosovo’s independence, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci writes that there has been amazing progress during this period and that Kosovo has plenty of reasons to celebrate. “But as we take stock of the achievements and challenges our nation faces, we need to […]

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