Tag Archives: Kosovo

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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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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Sep 19 2014

The mandate of EU judges in Kosovo’s Constitutional Court: complicated yet legal 

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Recently, Kosovo’s President Atifete Jahjaga came under fire after she extended the mandate of the three foreign judges sitting in the country’s constitutional court. “This act of the President, erroneously reported as the extension of the Judges’ mandate by the her … Continue reading

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Sep 17 2014

Scotland’s sui generis

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How should Serbia look at the Scottish case for independence – which suddenly appears to be capable of becoming as “sui generis” as Kosovo? Dušan Spasojević argues that there is at least one thing Serbia should not do – relish with malignant … Continue reading

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Jul 17 2014

The Turkish-German Balkan equation

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Over the past two and a half centuries, relations between Turkey and Germany have come a long way – from the Prussian-Turkish friendship agreement in 1761 to a sui generis rivalry at the beginning of the new millennium. The two … Continue reading

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Jun 11 2014

Kosovo elections: has everything changed?

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The Kosovo elections’ aftermath has taken an unexpected turn. Less than 48 hours after outgoing prime minister Hashim Thaci declared the PDK’s election victory, the largest opposition parties (LDK, AAK and NISMA, with the support of VV – Vetevendosje), announced their intention to form an … Continue reading

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Jun 10 2014

Kosovo elections: what we know so far

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On Sunday, 8 June 2014 Kosovo went to the polls to elect a new government. Good news: the Serbian community has participated in a much higher number, and the elections were praised as relatively free and fair by local and international … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Five minutes with Tanja Miščević: “We want to use the EU accession process to change Serbia”

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Serbia was granted EU candidate status in 2012, with formal negotiations beginning in January 2014. In an interview with LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, the Chief Negotiator for the accession of the Republic of Serbia to … Continue reading

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