LONDON / PRISTINA — Read this: Andrea Capussela, until March 2011 Head of the economics unit of the EU Inter-national Civilian Office (ICO) in Kosovo, with an opinion piece recently published at the guardian harshly comments upon the success of EU in Kosovo : “The EU’s largest civilian mission, EULEX-Kosovo, was meant to prove the possibility of an effective common foreign policy. … Still, EULEX – which costs about €100m a year and fields almost one policeman, judge or prosecutor for every 1,000 residents of this small territory – could strengthen the rule of law in Kosovo and the stability of the Balkans, … as a peaceful, rule-based force. In three years it has achieved little. … The difficult context partly explains this failure, but the main causes are internal …” read more at the guardian.co.uk / KS
- Letter from Kosovo: disarray in the heart of the Balkans - New Statesman 27/11/2014New StatesmanLetter from Kosovo: disarray in the heart of the BalkansNew StatesmanKosovo has been without a government since the inconclusive general election six months ago; yet the remarkable thing is how little difference this has made. The other remarkable thing is that the foreigners who exercise real influence here – the ...
- Silver Sabre trains Kosovo Force on crowd riot control - United States Army (press release) 28/11/2014United States Army (press release)Silver Sabre trains Kosovo Force on crowd riot controlUnited States Army (press release)Paratroopers from the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, use their crowd riot control training to push the crowd back and gain control at the Silver Sabre t […]
- US troops celebrate Thankgsgiving in Eastern Kosovo - KGNS.tv 28/11/2014KGNS.tvUS troops celebrate Thankgsgiving in Eastern KosovoKGNS.tvOverseas, U.S. peacekeepers in Eastern Kosovo shared a Thanksgiving meal. Soldiers stationed at camp Bond-steel were served turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie in a dining hall decorated for the occasion. The commanding officers served ...and more »
- "Kosovo will soon have its army" - B92 26/11/2014B92"Kosovo will soon have its army"B92According to him, "at one of the first sessions upon its constitution" the Kosovo assembly will adopt a decision to transform the Security Force into "the army of Kosovo." In an interview published by the Priština-based Albanian-language daily Epoka e ...
- Kosovo's trade deficit grows - Journal of Turkish Weekly 28/11/2014Kosovo's trade deficit growsJournal of Turkish WeeklyAgency of the Statistics of Kosovo (ASK) has published the figures relating to the volume of export and import for the month of October 2014. Figures about the volume of foreign trade in Kosovo indicate a higher trade volume amounting to 205,3 million ...
- Serbia-Albania row over Kosovo mars historic Rama visit - BBC News 11/11/2014BBC NewsSerbia-Albania row over Kosovo mars historic Rama visitBBC NewsThe first visit to Serbia for 68 years by an Albanian prime minister has turned into a diplomatic spat about the status of Kosovo, broadcast live on TV. Edi Rama's historic trip to Belgrade was seen as an attempt to put differences aside after a ...Kosovo comes between Serbian, Alban […]
- Kosovo parties 'agree to form government' - Aljazeera.com 20/11/2014Aljazeera.comKosovo parties 'agree to form government'Aljazeera.comKosovo's two biggest parties have agreed "in principle" to form a coalition government, the president of the semi-autonomous territory has said, signalling an end to more than five months of damaging political deadlock and accusations of government ...Kosovo to form c […]
- Alleged connections between top Kosovo politicians and assassin investigated - The Guardian 09/11/2014The GuardianAlleged connections between top Kosovo politicians and assassin investigatedThe GuardianThe move comes at a time when the EU is to send a legal expert to scrutinise the operations of the EU Rule of Law mission in Kosovo, Eulex, which is in crisis following recent allegations by a British whistleblower that it has been covering up evidence ...Koso […]
- Kosovo will soon have its army - Journal of Turkish Weekly 27/11/2014Kosovo will soon have its armyJournal of Turkish WeeklyThe transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces into the Army of Kosovo has no other alternative now. The new parliament of Kosovo will vote the formation of Armed Forces immediately after it's constituted. This was said by institutional and military ...and more »
- Kosovo mired in worst political crisis since independence - Yahoo News 04/11/2014Yahoo NewsKosovo mired in worst political crisis since independenceYahoo NewsA quirk in the young nation's constitution has left Kosovo in a seemingly unfixable political deadlock that could yet force fresh elections only five months after the last vote. The constitution decrees that the party with the most seats gets to ...Kosovo mired in worst crisis […]
- Letter from Kosovo: disarray in the heart of the Balkans - New Statesman 27/11/2014
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- Bosnia Denies Busting Russian Sanctions on EU 27/11/2014Bosnia sought to assure Russia that it was not being used to transit agricultural products from EU countries and breach sanctions that Moscow imposed on Brussels amid the Ukraine crisis.
- Balkan Suspects Held in Austrian Anti-Terror Raids 28/11/2014
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