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Kosovon on tunnustanut vajaat 50 valtiota ja noin 150 ei ole eli jossain passi käy jossain ei. Asiakirjan luotettavuutta madaltaa mm. seuraavat tekijät:
¤ myöntäjä on ulkomaisten joukkojen ja valuutan varassa toimiva näennäisvaltio jota alkuperäinen omistaja pitää miehitettynä alueena
¤ paikallinen valtiojohto pohjautuu rikollisklaanien ja sotarikollisten tukeen
¤ nykyhallinnon – viimeisen 8 vuoden – aikana Kosovosta on kehittynyt […]

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This night I was watching news from Belgrade where some 15.000 demonstrators were involved running battles with riot police after a Belgrade rally in support of Radovan Karadzic. In every capital one can find hardliners, extremists or simple hooligans so this event itself is not very dangerous. However the serious question from my point of… » read more

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Karadzic’in pidätys toi jäleen päivänvaloon Srebrenican tapahtumat kesällä 1995. Vaikka aikaa on kulunut toistakymmentä vuotta, tutkijat ovat tehneet raportejaan ja toimittajat juttujaan tuntuu toisto nykymedian otsikoissa jatkuvan.
Mielestäni nyt olisi hyvä tilaisuus luotailla esimerkiksi seuraavia kysymyksiä tarkemmin:
¤ miksi uusienkin raporttien valossa yksiselitteisesti toistellaan tarinaa 8000 muslimin joukkomurhasta?
¤ miksei tutkiva journalismi ainakaan valtavirtamedioissa vieläkään itsekriittisesti tarkastele omaa […]

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The European Commission is set to withdraw the accreditation of two Bulgarian agencies and bar them for using EU funds after details of a European Commission report on Bulgaria’s fight against corruption and organised crime will be officially issued on July 23. Two agencies under the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and the… » read more

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Balkan Future?

One may have noticed that I have had here as well in some discussion forums quite negative or critical comments about today´s Balkan events and politics. In one forum a question was made if I belief Balkan region to have any future. Yes I do. Western Balkans will have a future and at least following… » read more

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This week U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried said that the U.S. is satisfied with the progress Kosovo. He also add that: “It is a place completely independent, regardless of whether a UN resolution says that exists or not. It is independent. Kosovo has been recognized by two-thirds of… » read more

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ICO & EULEX & Legality

This Monday Head of the International Civil Office (ICO) Pieter Feith expressed his optimism that EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) would soon have access to the entire terriory of Kosovo, including the northern Serb-dominated area. He also said that an Assembly of Serbs – established last Saturday – with representatives of 24 municipalities in… » read more

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