Confronting the roots of Kosovo’s downward spiral
By Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi
dtt-net.com - With the election in the Kosova Assembly on December 8 of Isa Mustafa as Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and Kadri Veseli, the former head of Kosova’s shadowy secret service, SHIK, as Speaker of the Parliament, along with the appointment of an excessive number of ministers and deputy ministers, the political elite that has prevented Kosova from flourishing and prospering for the past decade has returned to power. >>>>
Putin, Erdogan: A new year and new challenges in the EU neighbourhood
By Marc Pierini
dtt-net.com - For decades, the European Union symbolised “liberal democracy” as a political project, one that would be disseminated through its enlargement and neighborhood policies. In 2014, the EU discovered two major hurdles in its near abroad. >>>>
Serbia leaders still camouflage their citizens with ‘Kosovo solution” plan
By Eleonore Krasi
09 January 2015, Prishtina, dtt-net.com - Serbian leaders know that Kosovo independence is a done deal once and for ever, since it was declared in February 2008. But they are obliged to try camouflage to their voters the fairy- tail dream of what they call ‘Kosovo solution’ through what they call “new plan” despite the fact that its independence is recognized by 108 countries worldwide.
At the same time, while they may write in their computers some “new proposals”, they also are trying to gradually and indirectly explain to their voters that EU powers are putting it to them as simple as this: “No EU if no Kosovo recognition (by Serbia)… Take it or leave it”.
Serbia, Serbs feel betrayed by Russia over gas pipeline, and they should
By Ekrem Krasniqi
Brussels, dtt-net.com - With the Monday announcement by Moscow for ending the South Stream pipeline, Serbia’s leaders could finally understand that its old orthodox ally, Russia, and its ‘Tzar’ Vladimir Putin had no affection for Serbia and Serbs in Western Balkans, but it was all about business and using their blind sympathy toward Moscow for showing once more Russian gas muscles to the EU and the West.
[Opinion] Kosovo in total mess over next government, EU too
By Ekrem Krasniqi
Prishtina/Brussels, dtt-net.com – The famous Albanian ‘Besa’ (promise) is just a fairy-tail and an empty outspoken word when it comes to Kosovan politicians as every body is ready to flirt with everybody only for being part of the next coalition government. >>>>