[Opinion] Europe's division cannot be overcome without W. Balkans joining the EU
Zagreb, dtt-net.com - "The division of Europe will not be overcome until all countries of the Western Balkans have joined the EU", the Germany's State Minister for European Affairs , Michael Roth said in a speech held in Zagreb, Croatia.
[Opinion] What to expect in the Balkans (after Donald Trumpâ€™s election) ?
If the new (US) president is inclined to accept a Russian sphere of influence in the Balkans, the consequences for the regionâ€™s relatively new democracies could be dramatic.
By Daniel Serwer >>>>
Kosovo: An example on how to fight radicalismÂ
"It would be imprecise to suggest that Kosovo is uniquely prone to radicalism or that the effort to radicalize a historically moderate population is succeeding. In fact, Kosovo merits our attention as a bellwether state and exemplar of how to undermine extremism".
By Rabbi Joshua M. Z. Stanton >>>>
EU, US pushing too fast with Serbiaâ€™s PM, forgot â€œmafiaâ€ victim Zoran ÄinÄ‘iÄ‡
Brussels, dtt-net.com â€“ Imagine these world media headlines next month or next year:
- â€œSerbiaâ€™s PM killed in car accidentâ€ ;
- â€œPro-EU Serbia's PM Aleksandar Vucic ill of brain cancerâ€;
- â€œSerb mafia executes Serbia's PM as in 2003 Zoran Djindjicâ€; or the most preferable headline of all Serb media together:
- â€œVucic killed by Albanian Muslim terrorists-mafia, according to international intelligence and security experts.â€
Imagine for a second that one of these headlines becomes true. What would Angela Merkel and Barack Obama do with or in the Western Balkans the next day or during another 12 years after it ???
By Edmond Ekrem Krasniqi
EU, US â€˜resolvedâ€™ half of Macedonia crisis, ignored discrimination on Albanians
dtt-net.com â€“ The deal clinched by the EU and the US officials this week over Macedonia crisis has completely ignored the need for equal rights for Ethnic Albanians, as 14 years since the end of the 2001 armed conflict, Macedonians continue to treat them as second class citizens by limiting the use of Albanian language and bias approach on the economic front.
By Edmond Ekrem Krasniqi
Energizing Balkan development and integration
(Remarks by Victoria Nuland, US Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, at Dubrovnik forum, Croatia)
dtt-net.com - Croatia has come so far since this forum began ten years ago â€“ now a member of both NATO and the EU, today Croatia is a net exporter of regional and global security and development, from Afghanistan, to Kosovo, to West Africa. The United States is grateful for the strong alliance between our two countries. >>>>
[Comment] For Kosovo and for what it can become
dtt-net.com - The Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar has listed three main reasons for establishing the Special War Crimes Court in The Hague: to establish the truth, to remain the sovereign of decision and to respect Kosovo's international commitments. >>>>
[Opinion] EU options on the Macedonia crisis
Brussels, dtt-net.com - Few would be surprised in Brussels or Skopje if the allegations against Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski and his VMRO-DPMNE party - of corruption, electoral fraud, manipulation of judges and media - are true.
By Edmond Ekrem Krasniqi >>>>
Kosovo: EU mission's (EULEX) Ps and Qs
By Gabriele Meucci, head of EU mission in Kosovo (EULEX)
Prishtina, dtt-net.com - There is a lot of debate about the origin of the English expression â€œMind your Ps and Qs.â€ Some say that it originally referred to Pints and Quarts, admonishing pub owners to mind their measures, while others claim that it warns printersâ€™ apprentices to take care with the arrangement of these two letters. Regardless of whether it was printers or quarts, now the expression â€œMind Your Pâ€™s and Qâ€™sâ€ means to be on your best behaviour. >>>>
Kosovo baby-face minister becomes â€˜expertâ€™ for family planning with insults, despise
By Ekrem Krasniqi
Prishtina, dtt-net.com â€“ When your are rich or a minister, or a rich minister in Kosovo and your citizens are poor and leave the country seeking a better life abroad, all you have to do is blame the same citizens for their misery life with 'too many' kids; for receiving money from their relatives working in the EU; for not willing to work but do nothingâ€¦ This is the life story of all Kosovan ministers for 16 years since the end of the war. >>>>
Kosovoâ€™s minister of kebabs, pizzas, omelettes, sandwiches and flour for animals
By Ekrem Krasniqi
Prishtina, dtt-net.com â€“ The best and the latest illustrations of how destructive government and parliament officials of Kosovo are toward their citizens and their complete detachment from the vulnerable life of their own citizens and taxpayers are the three latest following stories: >>>>
Paving the road to Albaniaâ€™s regional integration
Travelling on Albaniaâ€™s roads is a much better experience than even a decade ago. Extensive investments are gradually and steadily improving the roadsâ€™ paving and safety conditions for the increasing number of citizens, traders and tourists that drive in the country every day. >>>>
Confronting the roots of Kosovoâ€™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 Kosovaâ€™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 â€œliberal democracyâ€ 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 â€˜Kosovo solutionâ€ 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 â€˜Kosovo solutionâ€™ through what they call â€œnew planâ€ despite the fact that its independence is recognized by 108 countries worldwide.
At the same time, while they may write in their computers some â€œnew proposalsâ€, they also are trying to gradually and indirectly explain to their voters that EU powers are putting it to them as simple as this: â€œNo EU if no Kosovo recognition (by Serbia)â€¦ Take it or leave itâ€.