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Originally published 18/07/2008One 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…

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Originally published on 11/07/2008A European Union-hosted donors’ conference for Kosovo hopes to collect up to 1.5 billion euros on Friday to start turning from an aid-dependent protectorate to a viable economy. USA is throwing in some 400 m$ and Germa…

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Originally published on 05/07/2008This 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…

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Originaly published on 02/07/2008This 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-domi…

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All non-EU states in western Balkans have been sad to have European perspective e.g. that sooner or later BiH, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Albania and even Kosovo – inside or outside Serbia – would be future EU members. I can not avoid some…

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Very interesting interview of John Bolton, former US Undersecretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations popped to my eyes today. The highlights of his comments in Interfax interview were e.g. following: * US recognition of severed Kosovo prov…

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Year 2008 has showed the chaotic stage of international Kosovo administration. Local administration has been in same situation already earlier due parallel institutions, corruption, ethnic tensions, tribe dynasties etc. When Albanian majority declared …

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An outstanding document named as “National Programme for Integration of Serbia into EU” has been published on Serbain government´s web-site (you may find it from my main blog’s document library ). This massive work – total 817 pages – outlines activi…

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Kosovo quasi-independence and it´s economical basePublished June 15, 2008 BalkanBlog 0 Comments EditTags: crisis management, economy, EULEX, EUSR, Kosovo, self-governance, Serbia, UN, UNMIKToday Kosovo had proclamation of it´s constitution. The mains…

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Ari RUSILA’s Resume Ari Rusila is a development project management expert from Finland with a special interest in the Balkan region. His other interests include civil crisis management issues and middle East.Contacts Name: Ari RUSILA Addres…

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