Albania Kosovo – Unity, damage control and nationalism

Albania Kosovo – Unity, damage control and nationalism

After "daci bao" sent by The Hague for President Thaci The two days visit of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to Kosovo which just concluded had a pretty intensive agenda. There were numerous meetings with political actors from all over

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Thaci's indictment: these questions need to be answered

Thaci's indictment: these questions need to be answered

It is almost a week now since the ominous moment when the charges of the Special prosecutor's office at the Hague against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, former Assembly Speaker Veseli and others were madepublic just hours before the first one was to step on an airplane carrying him to Washington D.C.

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The last price for the freedom of Kosovo

The last price for the freedom of Kosovo

"Should we even expect the day when we will be told that we must apologize to Serbia for our missing people, for our raped mothers and daughters, for the ethnic cleansing and genocide against us?!" In a broadcast session, President

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"Venice Commission: An Opportunity to Move Forward"

By U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim This week, I had a chance to visit Kruja, the fortress of Albania's hero, Skanderbeg.  Facing attack after attack by the most formidable military force in the world at that time, Skanderbeg did not

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Kosovo Serbia dialogue back to limbo

Kosovo Serbia dialogue back to limbo

The implosion of an ill-fated effort The announcement of the charges against Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci, former Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli and other prominent former UCK leaders by the Specialist Prosecutors Office at the Hague brought to a swift and tumultuous end the hopes for the restart of dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, an outcome much-awaited out

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Tirana ignores EU entry requirements

Tirana ignores EU entry requirements

By Genc Pollo Albanian MP and former Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on European Integration. He is also an ex-Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education; Telecoms The European Parliament adopted a resolution on June 19 regarding the Western Balkans which

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The international chaperoning should come to an end

The international chaperoning should come to an end

As far as I and the Socialist Party is concerned this is the last time we sit on a table so heavily mediated by internationals,-Prime Minister Rama said unexpectedly, commenting on the final achievement of consensus over the Electoral Reform, the very first condition on the list for holding the first inter-governmental conference for the

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The politicization of religion and the

The politicization of religion and the "religionization'' of politics

By Dr. Arben Ramkaj One of the most important challenges of the recent century's society has been the separation of religious institution from the state, also known as secularism. However, it is a fact that after the first phase of a strict

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Electoral Reform or a 'ticking the box' exercise

Electoral Reform or a 'ticking the box' exercise

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL After the illegal demolition of the National Theatre and the disproportionate violence exerted by the police on the protesters, the de-facto opposition which sits outside the Assembly declared that this brash aggressive move put an end to

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A plan lost in communication

A plan lost in communication

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The Albanian political actors are caught in the latest petty scramble about the platform that the President IlirMeta- the so called non-paper for integration- has drafted and presented for the solution of the political crisis in Albania and the

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