Kosovo Serbs Put their Hopes in Russia – and Putin

Amidst signs of an emerging Putin personality cult among Kosovo Serbs, many locals doubt how far Russia would go to give them support By Igor Milic in Northern Mitrovica At first sight Sumadija Square in the heart of the northern,

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Eu Muddle Over Independence

By Janusz Bugajski Wolfgang Ischinger, the EU representative in current talks on final status, is in a muddle over Kosova. With increasing frustration visible over the absence of EU unity, some Union delegates may be seeing the mirage of a

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The Albanian health system, the impossible survival

By Professor MENTOR PETRELA Albania spends 70 Euro per capita on health With a mere 3 per cent of the GDP it is nigh on impossible for the health system to survive. In other words to enjoy sound health there

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Power Struggle Keeps Albanian Socialists Divided

By Urim Bajrami After a hot summer, during which the Socialist leader, Edi Rama, refused to back his predecessor, Fatos Nano, in his failed bid for Albania's presidency, the country's main opposition party now appears to be heading for an

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Albania and BSEC

By Agim Pasholli Soon after the fall of the Berlin wall, Europe was facing a delicate situation, with drastic geopolitical changes, occurred mainly due to the collapse of the Soviet block and of the communism (in general) as a political

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EU Divided as Russia Rises

By Janusz Bugajski Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado has contrasted EU disunity on the question of Kosova with the stance of the U.S. and Russia. While Washington and Moscow have clear positions "an EU position simply does not exist" thus

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Eliminate cash, not transparency

By Blerta Hoxha Two years ago, the government decided to introduce a new and apparently emancipating practice regarding the relation between state institutions and employees of the public administration. A decision taken by the administration stated that from now onwards

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Kosova Albanians have decided to join Brussels, not Tirana, says Berisha

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 – Following is the speech of the Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha held at the United Nations' General Assembly 62nd session Sep. 28. As a representative of a country that suffered one of the most totalitarian

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History! History for all!

By Maklen Misha* It is often said that history is written by the victors, but what happens when there is no winner? This is the question Albania has been grappling with since the end of the Communist regime. It would

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Invest in Albania 2007: opportunity or paradox?

By Alba ȥla The 2nd Albania Business and Investment Summit kicked off today at the luxurious ambiances of Hotel Sheraton in Tirana. Serious companies with representatives in smart suits and black suitcases filled air-conditioned halls where video projected presentations gave

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