Three European Opportunities Lost

By Veton Surroi 1. One of Kosovo's counter-expressions, on a none too short list of such statements, is that, whilst Kosovo is one of the fundamental points of European Union foreign policy, precisely when it comes to the deployment of

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The Evolving Deception

Thursday, 20 November 2008 How can you know what issues are the most important for Kosova? It is very easy. Read the newspapers and write down what they present as the most important topics. Then, watch the broadcast of the

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Albania is different, and she should boast about it….

The Bosnians are in trouble again. Their nationalists are running the risk of turning their country into Europe's only failed state. This after thirteen years of intense international effort and investment. It seems to me they fight some awful horrendous

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Corruption Is Robbing Albania Of Its Future

By B.Bix Aliu in Tirana The United States places a high priority on combating corruption. We view it as a threat to development and prosperity. Corruption jeopardizes political stability, weakens democracy, and stymies growth and foreign investment. Corruption robs a

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'AN AMERICAN REFLECTS ON ALBANIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY'

By John L. Withers II, One year ago today, I was privileged to attend ceremonies in Vlora marking the ninety-fifth anniversary of Albania's independence. As I watched President Topi raise the Albanian flag in the city's historic square, I thought

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Flag Day and White Night

Let me begin by skipping flag day, since it seemed that it was for the most part skipped in Tirana. As for the White Night, congratulations to the few who like ETC and SkyTower actually tried to light up the

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Tangible opportunity for free elections

The chorus of voices expressing concern about the smooth running of the upcoming parliamentary elections gathers momentum. At first sight this concern is more than legitimate. Several institutions required to conduct and guarantee the elections have still not been established,

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Arber- sefarad: in the otherճ mirror

MarZambrano used to say that along with the outer time and space flow, with a different rhythm, the inner time and space, which links the present of the past, or the memory with the present of the future, or the

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Faslic, the kind of "lobbyist" we don't need

By Henri ȩli The very least that could be said about Damir Faslic, the person who has been making the headlines in the Albanian written media for days now, is how shady a character he is. The structure of the

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We need an Albanian Falcone

What do Naim Mala, Liam Neeson and James Bond have in common? You may well ask in return ' who on Earth is Naim Mala? The good (or maybe not so good) Mr Mala was recently proposed by the newly

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