W. Balkans

EU mission (EULEX) ‘tolerates’ mafia and massive corruption in Kosovo healthcare system

Aug 27, 2014

27 August 2014, Prishtina / Brussels – The EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) is keeping ‘one of its eyes closed’ over heavy role of local and regional mafia and wide spread corruption in healthcare system in the new country, involving not only ‘small doctors and directors of public hospitals’ but also top Kosovan politicians and government members, western sources in Prishtina and local businessmen say.

Kosovo PM 'controlled' organized crime network on the radars of western intelligence services

Aug 25, 2014

25 August 2014, Brussels / Prishtina – Intelligence services of some EU mayor powers have been spying for ‘more than 9 years already’ on one of the biggest organized crime networks in Kosovo but also in the Western Balkans region, believed to be under 'absolut control' of Kosovo’s outgoing Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi, intelligence experts from an western European country say.

Germany, US clash over who is the ‘big boss’ and have final word on Kosovo, W. Balkans affaires

Aug 22, 2014

22 August 2014, Prishtina / Brussels - German government led by Angela Merkel and Washington officials are in discord over 'who should be the big boss' in taking mayor and final decisions but also act on combating high level of corruption and organized crime' in the country, but also over who should or shouldn’t be part of next government in Kosovo as local Albanian parties are seriously deadlocked over the issue risking country’s internal stability, according to western diplomatic sources of an EU member country in Brussels.

Financial experts from Israel teach Kosovo PM Hashim Thaçi how to launder his dirty millions

Aug 22, 2014

22 August 2014, Prishtina / Brussels/ Berlin – The outgoing Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi has been laundering his 'dirty millions' made from massive corruption and organized crime for 'more than ten years now thanks to some financial experts from Israel'... but not only from the Middle East country, according to several official sources in Kosovo and in an EU member country. >>>>

Merkel’s Germany preparing to kick out Erdogan’s Turkey from EU’s fragile Western Balkans

Aug 21, 2014

22 August 2014, Brussels, dtt-net.com – Germany is investing political and financial resources to halt the recent aggressive religious, social, political and business influence of what many in Europe call: ‘The New Ottoman Empire of Reccep Tayyig Erdogan” in Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia, sources of an EU member nation say.


Germany’s, EU investors avoid Kosovo amid government - mafia controlled economy, market

Aug 27, 2014

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Russia, Gazprom blackmail confused Serbia, Bulgaria with deviation of gas pipeline route

Aug 27, 2014

25 August 2014, Belgrade/Brussels, dtt-net.com – Russia gas giant is telling Serbia and Bulgaria it could change its mind and deviate the already agreed route of South Stream gas pipeline if Serbia and Bulgaria succumb to the EU pressure of not launching (Serbia) or halting (Bulgaria) construction works of the pipeline through their territories as agreed between Moscow and Belgrade, Sofia.

Serbia, Bosnia governments go to Merkel hosted Summit in Germany with joint investment projects

Aug 21, 2014

20 August 2014, Serbia, dtt-net.com - Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) authorities have prepared joint investment projects and financial aid demands for a Western Balkans Summit which takes place later this month in Berlin and hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Macedonia continues to attract foreign investors, producers

Aug 16, 2014

15 August 2014, Skopje, dtt-net.com – Efforts of Macedonian government, led by premier Nikola Gruevski, to attract foreign direct investments are paying off increasingly well, with a German textile manufacturer announcing to settle itself in coming days in the country and hire up to 1000 people for an investment of EUR 24 million during next two years.

Montenegro trade unions threatening with street protests over wages

Aug 16, 2014

14 August 2014, Podgorica, dtt-net.com – Trade unions in Montenegro are preparing to launch street protests seeking better salaries for workers in public sector, following an freeze of the salaries by the government for last seven years.

Desperate Serbia gets $1bn from UAE in form of budget aid

Aug 16, 2014

14 August 2014, Belgrade, dtt-net.com – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have paid $1 billion in budget aid to Serbia, with the Arab country accelerating its investment projects in the Western Balkans country, including in water system, agriculture and air-transport, as Serbia is desperate of getting foreign money amid budget gaps threatening country’s buncruptcy.

Pro-EU Serbia leaders to investigate sale of state owned oil company to Russian giant

Aug 13, 2014

13 August 2014, Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Serbian pro-western leaders are set to launch an investigation over the controversial sale of the oil company Naftna industrija Srbije (NIS) to Russian state owned company Gazprom six years ago.


Russia pushing W. Balkans into a trade war, but Serbia and Bosnia to benefit

Aug 07, 2014

07 August 2014, dtt-net.com – Banning agricultural products from the EU that Russia is undertaking can put the Western Balkans countries in a difficult position toward the EU, but not Serbia and Bosnia which are expected to increase their exports of fruits and vegetables to Russia amid the situation created between Moscow and the west.

Serbia to build part of Russian gas pipeline this year, despite EU discord

Aug 07, 2014

07 August 2014, Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Serbia will build part of the South Stream gas pipeline in its territory this year, representatives of a local state owned company involved in gas deal with Russian gas giant, Gazprom, announced.

Macedonia FDI oriented PM shows counterparts how exports can rise

Aug 06, 2014

05 August 2014, Skopje, dtt-net.com – Efforts of Macedonian Prime Minister to attract as much as possible foreign investments are giving exemplar results in the Western Balkans region, with latest figures showing that exports of ‘Made in Macedonia’ products in 2014 have increased by nearly one fifth year-to-year.


(Comment) Macedonia – or the Queen of FDI in Western Balkans region

Aug 27, 2014

27 dtt-net.com, Brussels - French would say: 'Chapaeu' to Macedonia’s government led by premier Nikola Gruevski and his Albanian partner Ali Ahmeti for the extraordinary efforts and to-be-admired results when it comes to attracting foreign manufacturing investors, not only from the EU but also worldwide despite permanent internal and external threats to its inter-ethnic relations and instability.

By Eleonore Krasi

(Comment) Kosovo youth cleans up the country from garbage, but not from its dirty politicians

May 24, 2014

By Edmond Luma

dtt-net.com - For the third year in a row thousands of youngsters across Kosovo are being active once a year to clean up the country from massive all type of waste but the day after the biggest garbage - dirty politicians - will continue to pollute without mercy the most underdeveloped country and poorest nation in the continent.

[Comment] Kosovo, The truth beyond any doubt

Apr 10, 2014

By Samuel Žbogar

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears".
(Nelson Mandela)

Ever since the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted the report "Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo" in January 2011, we – Kosovars and internationals – knew that this day might come; a day when investigation of the events described in the report would lead to possible court procedures. >>>>

[Comment] EU integration – the ball is in Albania's court

Apr 08, 2014

By Stefan Füle

The road to the decision about candidate status for Albania in June is clear. The leaders of the EU Member States outlined it last December when they recognised the efforts, the commitment and the results already achieved by Albania in its reform efforts. Albania will need to build on this – to maintain and increase the tempo of reforms and address the challenges that lie ahead in the areas where most efforts and energy should be focused. Furthermore, we have identified five key priorities needed for opening negotiations.


(Comment) In ‘European’ Kosovo: One bed for two newborn babies and their mothers

Jan 26, 2014

By Edmond Luma

dtt-net.com, Prishtina - In what is shamefully called ‘European Kosovo’ by the EU’s 'beloved' Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, and his brainwashed servants, newborn ‘European’ babies in the maternity unit of Prishtina's public hospital are being obliged to share a single bed. Their vulnerable mothers too.

PM Thaçi, if informed about this kind of treatment of his ‘New Europeans’, would certainly call it: a ‘European treatment of new Europeans”. And, of course, according to some lawmakers in Washington and Brussels, he should be awarded a new Nobel Prize named: the ‘NOBEL PRIZE of SHAME’…

KOSOVO - the named, aborted, crushed and abandoned baby

Jan 16, 2014

By Ekrem Krasniqi

dtt-net.com, Skenderaj / Kosovo – On 16 February 2011 I believed that “The EU and US should take power in Kosovo” (http://euobserver.com/opinion/31813). Eighteen months later, on 16 August 2012 I dreamed that “Kosovo needs special partnership with Germany” (http://euobserver.com/opinion/117248).

But today on 17 January 2014 I’m finally convinced that it’s too late for both (I hope that I’m wrong here) and that the famous sentence ‘better ever than never” has no meaning here in the birthplace of Adem Jashari and of his children - slaughtered by the military and police of former boss of current EU’s ‘moderate’ interlocutor in Serbia, Ivica Dacic.

The eyes of the EU – U.S. baby country may have seen some light for few days in 2008, but both its brain and its fragile skeleton have been brutally crashed and abandoned at the doorstep of the EU’s promised highway by Jashari's former KLA co-fighter, Hashim Thaçi and his closest associates ...


Earlier News

Turkey’s bank in Kosovo owned by close associate of Reccep Erdogan suspected of money laundering

Islamic radical networks in Kosovo, W. Balkans funded by Middle East countries for more than 15 years

Montenegro: Serbia's orthodox priest and lobbyist declared persona non grata

Germany tells EU to delay the opening of Serbia’s first entry talks chapters

Kosovo president cries help to EU, US amid growing Islamic Radicalism threat

Bosnia has problems with voters list as elections are approaching

Kosovo pro-EU politicians, intellectuals show concern over growing Islamic fundamentalism

UK diplomat says Kosovo cannot afford new early elections, despite stalemate

W. Balkans continues to lead by the number of asylum seekers in EU countries

Germany tried to overthrow Kosovo’s PM ‘brother’ from Turkey, Erdogan

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