Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nov 29 2014

Petrit Selimi: ‘all political parties in Kosovo or in the wider region have rotten apples’

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The June 2014 parliamentary elections in Kosovo led to a deadlock. Almost six months later, political leaders have finally agreed on a new government, which will be formed by the two largest parties: the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, and … Continue reading

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Nov 26 2014

LSE Cities: ‘Reconstructing Sarajevo’ report

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The challenge of reconstructing a city after the devastation of war far surpasses the act of bringing together its pieces. Never has this been truer than in the ethno-cultural complexity and geo-political density of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s (BiH) capital city of Sarajevo. … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2014

2014 Presidential Romanian elections: Where do we go from here?

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The outcome of the Romanian presidential elections has been nothing short of surprising: underdog candidate Klaus Iohannis beat the incumbent prime minister and favourite, Victor Ponta, with a very convincing result. Daniel Brett and Eleanor Knott take us through the whole … Continue reading

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Nov 13 2014

The scandal about the EU in Kosovo: a call for a judicial audit

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In the wake of the recent scandal affecting the EU’s most expensive foreign mission, Andrea Lorenzo Capussela gives a comprehensive overview of the shortcomings of an idea that he describes as well conceived but badly managed:  “Ever since 2011 it was clear that … Continue reading

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Nov 11 2014

Changing global business trends and Serbia’s obsolete strategy for attracting foreign investment

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“At the micro level there seem to be many ideas, energy and creativity in every corner of Serbia. Yet, the country is stuck with an obsolete macro development model and lack of credibility from the international community”. Sonja Avlijaš discusses the … Continue reading

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Nov 7 2014

Albanian FM Ditmir Bushati: ‘Those still thinking about a Greater Albania live in a different world’

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The Foreign Minister of Albania Ditmir Bushati gives his views on a number of topical issues the EU-aspiring state needs to deal with. The interview was conducted by LSEE’s Dimitar Bechev and Tena Prelec. 

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Nov 7 2014

Fatos Lubonja: Albania’s PM Edi Rama ‘makes a better façade’

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Albanian writer Fatos Lubonja has been defined by journalist Andrew Gumbel as “the closest thing Albania has to an intellectual conscience: a former political prisoner, publisher, writer and activist who has never been afraid to offer his frank opinions, even … Continue reading

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