Vaccines and personalities- a lesson in kidnapping the public debate

Vaccines and personalities- a lesson in kidnapping the public debate

While he may falter and fail in any other things, one has to give credit to Prime Minister Rama for his unyielding strategy of diverting attention and kidnapping the public debate when he really puts his mind to it. A

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An Advocacy for Giving Precedence to the EU Copenhagen Criteria in the Western Balkans

An Advocacy for Giving Precedence to the EU Copenhagen Criteria in the Western Balkans

By Genc Pollo Among the precious little remaining friends of a quick EU enlargement towards the Western Balkans, the threat of non-friendly powers encroaching in the region is a recurring main argument. By this, they mean fending off Russia, China,

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The Future of Europe

The Future of Europe

By Karl von Habsburg A round birthday should not only be a reason for celebration, but also an opportunity for critical reflection. My father always seized his birthdays as opportunities for taking a critical look at politics, trying to put

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Twitter banned me too

Twitter banned me too

By Genc Pollo It’s been two weeks since my Twitter account was blocked; by Twitter itself. Perhaps it is of interest to explain how it happened. On 9 January, one day after Twitter decided to ban the US President, I

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Vaccine (geo)politics

Vaccine (geo)politics

By Veton Surroi The line dividing Kosovo and Serbia now also marks the boundary between a country without any vaccines and a country becoming a leader in vaccination: an illustration of the geopolitical challenges of COVID-19. 1. A Bulgarian friend

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Why Albania’s Foreign Policy toward Serbia Should Change

Why Albania’s Foreign Policy toward Serbia Should Change

By Albert Rakipi Ph.D. The issuing of official charges and the start of a trial for the former top leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army in the Specialist Chambers in The Hague are an extreme development that may have serious

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The Macedonian Road to Brussels: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

The Macedonian Road to Brussels: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

By Malinka Ristevska Jordanova Ultimately, we should acknowledge that the EU cannot simply come up with a recipe that will grant us a better life. We must have our own vision and our own plan. Some fifteen years ago, while

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Kosovo’s next foreign policy: A wish list

Kosovo’s next foreign policy: A wish list

By Dr. Gëzim Visoka Sunday’s electoral earthquake must also translate into a reimagining of Kosovo’s approach to foreign affairs, one that enables the country to truly behave like a sovereign, independent state. On Sunday, Vetevendosje won Kosovo’s latest parliamentary election

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It is not rocket science: criminals have no place in the Albanian parliament!

It is not rocket science: criminals have no place in the Albanian parliament!

As time inches forward towards the general elections of April 25 a painful yet necessary debate has returned to the front of attention: the implementation of the decriminalization law. After the presence of individuals with criminal records in the ranks

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The Government against the EU: A futile and dangerous spat over solidarity

The Government against the EU: A futile and dangerous spat over solidarity

The recent weeks have brought to light what experts foresaw: a race over the limited supply of the Covid-19 vaccine. The international coordination mechanisms such as Covaxx alliance have not kicked in yet, limited by the rush of single countries

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