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Op-ed: A new campaign for dividing Kosovo (Koha)

By   /  18/04/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Op-ed: A new campaign for dividing Kosovo (Koha)

Columnist Enver Robelli writes that the statement of European Commissioner Johannes Hahn that possible land swap between Kosovo and Serbia could be discussed ahead of the 29 April Berlin summit of Western Balkans leaders, is not ‘coincidental’. “Ahead of the summit called by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Hahn wants to dig out from the hole […]

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My Europe: Merkel’s final battle takes place in the Balkans (Deutsche Welle)

By   /  15/04/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on My Europe: Merkel’s final battle takes place in the Balkans (Deutsche Welle)

Bodo Weber, senior associate with the Berlin-based Democratization Policy Council, writes that the conflict between Kosovo and Serbia is putting at stake the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s foreign affairs legacy. Weber says that Germany opposes the border correction idea between Kosovo and Serbia as an “ill-fated alliance of two Balkan authoritarian leaders with the EU […]

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Women in Dialogue – Women designing the future (Koha Ditore)

By   /  08/03/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Women in Dialogue – Women designing the future (Koha Ditore)

Koha Ditore carries on its supplement “Koha for women” issue today an editorial piece by Sonja Licht, President of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence. Below find the complete opinion piece. I felt really honored when the Kosovar Gender Studies Center asked me to write a piece for the Koha Ditore supplement Koha per Grate. […]

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Opinion: Serbia-Kosovo land swap will open Pandora’s box (DW)

By   /  04/03/2019  /  Opinions  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Serbia-Kosovo land swap will open Pandora’s box (DW)

By: Christian Schwarz-Schilling A momentous step shrouded in secrecy is currently underway: Serbia and Kosovo are planning to trade territories. But shifting borders in the Balkans is a mistake, writes guest policy expert Christian Schwarz-Schilling. The West’s ironclad common principle, that the practice of redrawing borders along ethnic lines be avoided at all costs, doesn’t […]

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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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