Tag Archives: Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

Jul 2 2015

The paradoxical Kosovo ‘special court’ was a guarantee of political stability – that is why the ruling class wanted it

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Andrea Capussela discusses the many paradoxes of Kosovo’s special court, which was supposed to investigate and deliberate upon the serious human rights abuses during and after the 1998-1999 war – and asks six questions.   

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Feb 19 2015

Kosovo’s pyramidal highway and remarkable generosity

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The €838m Kosovo highway (which has in recent times attracted the Guardian’s and Foreign Policy’s attention) might well have been one of the most wasteful infrastructure projects in history. Andrea Lorenzo Capussela gives all the numbers: a staggering ‘€400m of … 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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Oct 16 2014

Which way out of the Bosnian deadlock?

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Most commentators point at a critical deadlock in Bosnian politics. LSEE blog’s editorial team lists down the main issues encountered on the ground during the 12 October 2014 elections.    Nationalism is as present as ever Bosnia and Herzegovina is … Continue reading

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Sep 26 2014

Is Kosovo’s young democracy growing well?

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The June 2014 elections in Kosovo have led to a political deadlock that is now freezing the young country. Despite a marked decline in election fraud, both contenders for the premiership are seen as ‘key personalities of organised crime’. The picture is sombre … Continue reading

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Sep 22 2014

Kosovo Constitutional Court debate: ‘Instead of a Reply – Comparing Apples and Oranges’

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We receive and publish the third contribution to the debate surrounding Kosovo’s Constitutional Court and the extension of the mandate of its foreign judges: Donikë Qerimi replies back to Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. The levels the discussion has taken place on, she argues, … Continue reading

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Sep 20 2014

“The mandate of EU judges in Kosovo’s Constitutional Court” is illegal: a response

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Andrea Lorenzo Capussela replies to Doniqe Qerimi’s post on the legality of the extension of the mandate of foreign judges who sit in Kosovo’s Constitutional Court, reaching opposite conclusions and arguing that the President’s actions would justify her impeachment. “For the … Continue reading

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