A real independent agenda for the new justice

A real independent agenda for the new justice

The expectations of Albanian citizens from the justice reform even now after a few years of its implementation remain very high.

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Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

The European Commission’s Progress Report 2020 on Albania and that of the other countries of our region was anticipated with some curiosity, although after so many years it is becoming harder to look forward to it. However the new methodology

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Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

ALBERT RAKIPI The Governments of Albania and Kosovo have signed eleven new bilateral agreements during the joint meeting held in Tirana on the 2nd of October 2020. The new agreements aim to strengthen economic cooperation in the infrastructure, health and

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UCK at trial: How a specialist chamber is wrongfully gnawing at the legitimacy of the Kosovo state

UCK at trial: How a specialist chamber is wrongfully gnawing at the legitimacy of the Kosovo state

A saying is circulating among observers of the saga of the Kosovo war tribunal, or as formally named the Specialist Chambers: there are now more former UCK commanders called as defendants or witnesses than there were Nazis condemned in Nuremberg.

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The Matryoshka dolls of the decaying education system

The Matryoshka dolls of the decaying education system

On the first day of the start of the school year, months after the doors of all education institutions had shut due to the pandemics, the former education minister broadcast her well-wishing traditional message to the public only to receive

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Out of the White House: a medley of engagements, worth of salutation but not of celebration

Out of the White House: a medley of engagements, worth of salutation but not of celebration

The WH signature fever exposes the hypocrisy and mediocrity in the Albanian capitals, as politicians foolishly rush to proclaim “historical achievement” over their social media accounts. If one followed the social media accounts of former statesmen and current ministers and MPs in Albania

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Putin, Belarus and the glorious Albanian OSCE chairmanship

Putin, Belarus and the glorious Albanian OSCE chairmanship

In the sweltering heat of the dog days of August, a surprising news item graced the opening of the prime time news editions of the main pro-government televisions: that Russian President Putin had recommended strongly to his Belarusian counterpart to accept the intermediary role and offer of the

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From Vancouver to Vladivostok -the perilous direction of the Albanian democracy slide

From Vancouver to Vladivostok -the perilous direction of the Albanian democracy slide

In one of the heaviest sessions of the Albanian parliament, the past meddled into the present with all its heavy baggage of polarization, aggressive name-calling and utilization of history. Three decades after the fall of the communist regime, various MPs

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You can’t have your cake and eat it too

You can’t have your cake and eat it too

It was the deal of the year, the fulfillment of the first condition to proceed ahead with the accession negotiations and it was heralded as a major achievement by international stakeholders from Brussels to Washington D.C. Even State Secretary Pompeo,

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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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