The present crisis is the culmination of a long historical drama that has the potential to spark a new Balkan war and seriously derail the integration of the Western Balkan states into the European Union and NATO.

 By Denis Rajic and Marko Attila Hoare


In the EU-Western Balkans summit, Edi Rama both in his published speech and in the following press conference with Aleksandar Vucic, went to great lengths to justify the Serbian position (refusal to join EU sanctions) towards Russia. Referring to distorted interpretations of historical and economic facts, Rama criticized the West for its pressure on Serbia.

 By Genc Pollo


 The Western Balkans Strategic Group, which works under the auspices of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, assesses the ‘Open Balkan’ project as an initiative that would be negatively competitive with the "Berlin Process", while leading regional integration in an unacceptable and fragmented direction.

 By Western Balkans Strategic Group - Heinrich Boell Foundation


“…even before the war in Ukraine, there was a worrying resurgence of tensions in the region, particularly within Bosnia and Herzegovina and between Serbia and Kosovo. We have seen outside interference seeking to destabilise our neighbours and weaken the European Union, notably through Russia’s insidious and well-documented disinformation campaigns”.

By Josep Borrell


By Miodrag Vlahovic

Podgorica, 13 March 2022, dtt-net.com / peacefare.net- Russian aggression against Ukraine has provoked a dramatic change in the Western approach to Russia. Confrontation with Russia has re-united the Euro-Atlantic community and given a new raison d'etre to NATO. It will have profound effects in the Balkans too.


Brussels, 25 January 2022, dtt-net.com – France and Germany today used a Transparency International (TI) report praising Kosovo of making some progress last year in the fight against corruption, after Paris since 2018 said it disagrees with the positive assessment over the same with the European Commission (EC), which few believed in the official clash between the EC and the group of countries led by French authorities. 

 By Ekrem Krasniqi


 "Today we find inspiration in the history of France and Germany and in the successful reconciliation of our peoples also for our engagement in Kosovo and in the Western Balkans. To yearn for joining the European Union also means to comprehend this dimension of the European construction. The European Union could not have been built without the willingness of the peoples to live together".

By Marie-Christine Butel and Jorn Rohde


By Genc Pollo 

Images of violence in and around the headquarters of the opposition Democratic Party of Albania were to be seen on Saturday and prompted criticism. However understanding the context is more relevant to the recent political developments in Albania.


"Kosovo can do better; people deserve better. The EU not only offers opportunities, it also stands ready to help Kosovo in making the most of them, in honest partnership and mutual respect. EU has been supporting Kosovo also financially. The EU is here to keep supporting Kosovo to seize all the opportunities; it all depends on Kosovo commitment." 

By Ambassador Tomas Szunyog


By Ekrem Krasniqi 

Prishtina, 03 January 2022, dtt-net.com – Politicians in Kosovo believe that France, which took the six-month EU Presidency on Saturday will end its blockade - together with Denmark and Netherlands - once President Emmanuel Macron is re-elected in May,  and end visa regime by July, but what will Kosovo be asked to give in exchange at the moment when EU and the USA are pressing hard Prishtina  for more special power to Serbia backed Serb minority in exchange which many in Kosovo fear will be the open door to Bosnianization of the country  ?!