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Bosnia collapsing?

Last week top level European politicians have awaken to reality concerning the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, namely that this artificial creature made by Dayton agreement is starting to collapse. This in spite of hundreds of millions of euros which e.g. EU has thrown away to build some kind of multi-ethnical ideal. Dayton Agreement was made 1995… » read more

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Former Italian FM Lamberto Dini says the 1999 NATO military intervention against Serbia could have been avoided. According to this, the 78 days of attacks would have been averted “if a single word had been removed from the agreement which was offered at the Rambouillet conference”. The problem was one adjective and Serbia insisted that… » read more

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Former Kosovo PM Agim Ceku told reporters on Sunday 26th Oct. 2008, that the government in Priština should declare the northern part of Kosovo “a zone of special interest”. “If this part of Kosovo is declared a zone of special interest, that means presence of state officials of Kosovo must be secured there. Those officials… » read more

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Recently I wrote here an article named ”Competitiveness of Balkans” where I sited a comprehensive annual survey “Global Economic Competitiveness Report 2008-2009” published by the World Economic Forum (Article and report may be found from here. . The report has calculated sc. “Global Competitiveness Index Rankings” (GCI) 134 countries poled. Now I was reading a… » read more

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500.000 bodies or sign

Some of you may have been reading my earlier column “Do you hear Mr. Nobel rolling in his grave? on 12th Oct.2008 (here). Now I was reading a shocking column by Dr. Jan Oberg, who is co-founder of Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research. The headline “Peace Laureate Ahtisaari endorsed terrorism” of his column… » read more

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Countries in Western Balkans have all some European Perspective. Slovenia is already in, Croatia is hoping to conclude its EU membership talks by the end of 2009, Macedonia has candidate status, membership applications from Montenegro, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina are in cue, Serbia (with or without Kosovo or part of that) has the Stabilization and Association… » read more

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Forensic dentist Helena Ranta says that officials of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs had tried to influence the content of her reports in 2000, when Ranta was commissioned by the European Union to investigate the events of Racak in Kosovo. Ranta put forward her allegations on Wednesday October 15th at the publication of her biography… » read more

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Georgia 08/08/08 is the date when headlines in Western mainstream media started to tell how big, bad aggressive Russia attacked to tiny, democratic, good Georgia. After that the West continued accusations about occupation a free sovereign state started rethink enforcing its frontlines around Russian border in new cold war era. Al this despite the fact,… » read more

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Competitiveness of Balkans

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published again a comprehensive annual survey “Global Economic Competitiveness Report 2008-2009”. Economic Forum together with its network of leading research institutes and business organisations in the countries covered by the report has calculated sc. “Global Competitiveness Index Rankings” (GCI) 134 countries poled. The report takes into account a series of… » read more

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