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Pacolli: The EU must grant visa free travel to Kosovo (EURACTIV)

By   /  13/02/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Pacolli: The EU must grant visa free travel to Kosovo (EURACTIV)

In an op-ed published in EURACTIV, Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacollli called on the EU to deliver on its promise for visa-free travel to Kosovo. “We are still faced with the shameful situation of having to apply for a visa (a costly and time-consuming process) just in order to take holidays or visit relative,” Pacolli […]

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Scott, Kosnett: 2019 should be the year for agreement (Zeri/Politika)

By   /  08/02/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Scott, Kosnett: 2019 should be the year for agreement (Zeri/Politika)

In a joint op-ed published in Zeri, the U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott, and the U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett, said that the courage and creativity of leaders in Athens and Skopje to resolve decades-long dispute should serve as inspiration for all other leaders in the region and that it is time for […]

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All the president’s fish (Koha Ditore)

By   /  31/01/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on All the president’s fish (Koha Ditore)

Koha Ditore columnist Adriatik Kelmendi recalls an anecdote attributed to the former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who asked: “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” and draws a parallel with the current situation in Kosovo characterized by ‘cacophony’ and ‘lack of unity’. “Today, it can be said in an unreserved […]

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Veseli: Dialogue (Klan Kosova)

By   /  24/12/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Veseli: Dialogue (Klan Kosova)

Op-ed by Kosovo Assembly President Kadri Veseli. In the year we are leaving behind, we lost too much time pointing fingers at one another for problems and issues that are a joint responsibility of the whole political landscape. Regrettably, the whole political discourse was dominated by an absurd race of negative criticism. The public and […]

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Why it’s time for the Kosovo Security Force (EUobserver)

By   /  20/12/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Why it’s time for the Kosovo Security Force (EUobserver)

Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli writes in an opinion piece for EUobserver that Kosovo needs an army to protect its territorial integrity and citizens of all communities and that the new, transformed Kosovo Security Force will be “a professional, multiethnic and NATO-interoperable army.” “The overarching logic is that an established and transformed KSF will be […]

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President Thaci back to uniform (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  14/12/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on President Thaci back to uniform (Prishtina Insight)

By: Eraldin Fazliu  Clad in his military best, Kosovo’s president has broken his silence on the eve of tomorrow’s vote at the Kosovo Assembly, congratulating the KSF on the expansion of their mandate. In what has been described as an “inspection” of soldiers at the Adem Jashari military base in Prishtina on Thursday, Kosovo’s president […]

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Haradinaj: We won’t accept Serbia’s violation of our sovereignty (WaPo)

By   /  29/11/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Haradinaj: We won’t accept Serbia’s violation of our sovereignty (WaPo)

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has written an op-ed for The Washington Post where he states:“My country, Kosovo, is being asked to make an impossible choice that would cheapen the sacrifice made by U.S. soldiers, undermine the stability of the region and threaten America’s allies. In the face of sustained attack from Serbia meant to undermine our […]

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Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue: Where the EU Went Wrong (Balkan Insight)

By   /  28/11/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue: Where the EU Went Wrong (Balkan Insight)

By: Tina Prelec The EU began 2018 vowing to focus on strengthening the rule of law in the Balkans – but attempts to speed up an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo overshadowed this and helped raise tensions to a worrying level. With a multi-front crisis between Belgrade and Pristina in full swing, and with the […]

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Decentralization is an alternative to partition (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  16/10/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Decentralization is an alternative to partition (Prishtina Insight)

By: David L. Philips Kosovo is at a critical crossroads, and devolution of power from the executive would advance good governance, equality and the strengthening of democracy. Down one path lies partition, which seeks to placate Serbia. Proponents wrongly believe that adjusting borders will help Kosovo gain greater global recognition. Another path involves decentralization, which […]

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Kosovo’s Interpol bid – and its ramifications for EU (EUobserver)

By   /  08/10/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Kosovo’s Interpol bid – and its ramifications for EU (EUobserver)

Eliott Behar, former domestic criminal prosecutor and international war crimes prosecutor, writes in an op-ed for EUobserver that as Interpol’s General Assembly prepares to vote on whether to admit Kosovo as its newest member, there is little question that Kosovo meets the criteria for membership. “It has a large police force, numbering over 8,000 employees […]

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Breaking old habits in the Balkans (European Council on Foreign Relations)

By   /  26/09/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Breaking old habits in the Balkans (European Council on Foreign Relations)

By: Robert Cooper Opinions cost nothing, but it is not our opinions that matter – let’s not take sides before we know what has been proposed. “An intellectual hatred is the worst”, says W B Yeats, “So let her think opinions are accursed.” That’s what I used to think when I was involved in diplomacy […]

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Fresh Momentum for the Balkans (Project Syndicate)

By   /  24/09/2018  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Fresh Momentum for the Balkans (Project Syndicate)

Javier Solana, former EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and former Secretary-General of NATO, writes in an opinion piece for news organisation Project Syndicate that the last decades have brought more frustration than progress to the Balkans but that no conflict is unsolvable when “diplomatic creativity and political will are brought to bear.” […]

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