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Rama: "We will remove the borders, Durres will be a port of Kosovo"

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said today that Kosovo and Albania intend to "remove the borders", so the Albanian port of Durres will soon become "Kosovo's".
Source: Tanjug Friday, October 2, 2020 | 14:35

He said that at the beginning of the session of the Albanian and Kosovo governments, which is being held in the Congress Palace in Tirana, the Reporters portal informs.

"Our ambition is to remove the border between Albania and Kosovo. I believe it is important for the interior ministries of both countries to step up their work to enable real-time border crossing control, which would allow us to finally open the border without losing an inch on the front line against illegal activities and against any form of abuse of freedom of movement," Rama said, as "Kosovo Online" reports.

"The agreement that we will sign soon to facilitate customs procedures between the two countries leads us to our ultimate goal, the transformation of the port of Durres into the de facto port of Kosovo," Rama said.



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Al Bundy


03.10.2019. |11:07

Russian FM: Washington, western European countries trying to drag Bosnia in NATO
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Link:CNN/ Sarajevo

Washington and some of the western European countries are conducting a policy of dragging Bosnia and Herzegovina into the NATO, violating in that way a United Nations Security Council's resolution, said chief of Russian diplomacy Sergey Lavrov, Russian media reported.

"The USA and some leading western European countries demand from the Bosniak and some Croat politicians under their influence to take the course towards the creation of a unitary state in Bosnia. The goal is simple – taking Bosnia into the NATO," said Lavrov in a speech at the meeting of the Valdai Club, a Moscow-based think tank.



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Quote from: Al Bundy on Oct 06, 2020, 11:38:04 AM
03.10.2019. |11:07

Russian FM: Washington, western European countries trying to drag Bosnia in NATO
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Link:CNN/ Sarajevo

Washington and some of the western European countries are conducting a policy of dragging Bosnia and Herzegovina into the NATO, violating in that way a United Nations Security Council's resolution, said chief of Russian diplomacy Sergey Lavrov, Russian media reported.

"The USA and some leading western European countries demand from the Bosniak and some Croat politicians under their influence to take the course towards the creation of a unitary state in Bosnia. The goal is simple – taking Bosnia into the NATO," said Lavrov in a speech at the meeting of the Valdai Club, a Moscow-based think tank.



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A stupid idea, unless you wanted to get NATO involved in a war that could escalate into World War 3.
These people are insane.



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Al Bundy

Quote from: EvadingGrid on Oct 06, 2020, 12:23:28 PM
A stupid idea, unless you wanted to get NATO involved in a war that could escalate into World War 3.
These people are insane.



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Between the lines I think that West want with NATO to abolish entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Republic of Srpska.
Bosnia have Army but not air force ? There are EU peacekeepers  - EUFOR. Why ? Because of Serbia ?

http://www.euforbih.org/eufor/index.php



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Al Bundy

Bosnia and Herzegovina will not recognize self-claimed independence of Kosovo but Israel will. In a time.

https://balkaninsight.com/2020/10/15/bosnia-presidency-fails-to-agree-on-recognition-of-kosovo/



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Al Bundy


25.10.2020. |14.15 >14.17

New Serbia's government: Out of 21 cabinet members, 12 new, 10 women ministers. This is choice of President Aleksandar Vucic ? Or some foreigner told him ? Prime minister Ana Brnabic is a member of Bilderberg Group , pro-Russian minister of defense is removed to other place because stories about possible open Russian Office of Ministry of Defense in Serbia.



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Vjosa Osmani suggests ending the dialogue with Serbia

Acting President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani requested that the dialogue with Serbia be terminated due to the latest developments regarding the trials for war crimes
Source: Beta Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 13:17
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In an interview with Deutsche Welle, she assessed that it was not the time to continue the dialogue with Serbia, at a time when the Special Court is accusing the president and party leaders of war crimes.

"I think that due to the current events, now is not the time to continue the dialogue immediately. Kosovo institutions should take some time, consult with each other, create a much more unified position on dialogue, because it is necessary that everyone who negotiates on behalf of Kosovo presents a more unified stance of the political spectrum than just the coalition it represents", Osmani said.

She said she would contribute to this issue by talking to everyone about Kosovo's attitudes towards dialogue.

The President of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, also requested the termination of the dialogue on the day when the indictment against Hashim Thaci, Kadri Veseli, Jakup Krasniqi and Rexhep Selimi was confirmed.

Haradinaj's position was also stated by the Minister of Justice at the session of the Government of Kosovo last week, but he was rejected by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti.



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Al Bundy

11/21 2020.

Al Jazeera: Croatian war minister Mate Granic calls for "greater America (read: military presence) in Bosnia and Herzegovina"
(read: goal of abolishing the entity there - Republika Srpska)



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Al Bundy

NATO Dictator of Montegero M. Djukanovic ordered his chief of diplomacy Darmanovic to declared persona non grata Ambassador of Serbia in to Montenegro Vladimir Bozovic and he was asked to leave Montenegro  >:(

Source: Vijesti Saturday, November 28, 2020 | 17:17


Vijesti reported that it was announced from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro.

As they said, Vijesti reports, in accordance with Articles 9 and 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro today declared the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Montenegro, Vladimir Božović, persona non grata and asked him to leave Montenegro.

"After a long and continuous interference in the internal affairs of Montenegro, behavior and statements incompatible with the usual and acceptable standards of performing diplomatic service, after several oral and written warnings about his unacceptable behavior, yesterday Ambassador Bozovic called the illegal and illegitimate Podgorica Assembly of 1918 "liberated", and in that way, once again, in the most direct way, belittled the state that gave him diplomatic hospitality," the statement reads.

They said that he also humiliated the highest legislative and representative body - the Parliament of Montenegro, which on November 29, 2018, adopted a Resolution on the annulment of the decisions of the Podgorica Assembly which, as they claim, abolished the former sovereignty of Montenegro, its territory annexed to the Kingdom of Serbia and forcibly dethroned King Nikola Petrović Njegoš.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia about this in the usual way, with a note, and the note will also be handed to Ambassador Božović", it is stated in the announcement.



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Al Bundy

First time after 33 years, the first government in Montenegro has been formed, which does not consist of the political party of the tyrant Milo Đukanović, nor is he himself at the head.

PM is Žarko Krivokapić (but he declares himself a Montenegrin).



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Al Bundy

The Silent Persecution of Christians in Kosovo
Arnaud Gouillon, a Christian humanitarian and newly appointed minister by the Serbian government, discusses the plight of the Christian Serb communities in Kosovo and why their disappearance from that region would be a terrible signal for all Christendom.



Arnaud Gouillon, 34, a naturalized Serb since 2015, was recently appointed secretary of state in charge of the diaspora in the Serbian government. (photo: Courtesy of Arnaud Gouillon)


Solène Tadié

World
January 15, 2021

The Christian Serbs of Kosovo have been undergoing severe and almost systematic persecutions since the 1990s within the context of the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001), especially since the Kosovo War in 1999.

Located at the center of the Balkans in southeastern Europe and bordered by Serbia, Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia, Kosovo has long been a disputed territory, for ethnic, religious and cultural reasons.

When Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, 100,000 to 150,000 Serbs — most of whom are Orthodox Christians — chose to remain on this land, which they consider to be the birthplace of their culture and faith, despite the harsh economic context there and the difficult coexistence with the Muslim Albanian majority (representing 90% of the population).

Christians, who were a majority on this territory for centuries, now represent only about 6% of the whole population. Yet this land still concentrates an impressive part of the Orthodox heritage, as well as Serbia's most ancient monasteries.   


While the underreported persecutions against Kosovo's Christian minority have occurred over the past 20 years since Serbia lost control of the territory, the violence against them reached its peak with the March 2004 pogroms, during which 935 homes and some 30 Orthodox churches and monasteries were burned, leaving approximately 4,000 Serbs displaced.

It is in this context that Arnaud Gouillon, a French citizen age 19 at that time, decided to found the NGO "Solidarité Kosovo" (Solidarity Kosovo), in order to assist the families living in Christian enclaves there. With the support of more than 12,000 donors from across France, the association has provided schooling for hundreds of Kosovar children over the years, as well as supplying 400 tons of food and clothes to Christian villages, which have a very restricted access to the job market and to public services because of the sensitive political context.

Gouillon's untiring commitment in favor of the Christian Serbs of Kosovo has earned him remarkable renown among the Serbian population and religious authorities. Indeed, the national press ranked him among Serbia's 20 most popular people  in 2015, alongside famous tennis player Novak Djokovic. He was also the recipient of several prestigious national distinctions, including the Order of St. Sava, the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which he received from Patriarch Irenaeus in 2018. Now 34 years old and a naturalized Serb since 2015, he was recently appointed secretary of state in charge of the diaspora in the Serbian government last November.

While discussing his singular path in this interview with the Register, Gouillon highlighted the stakes of the survival of this Christian presence in Kosovo. Their disappearance from such a historic land would be unprecedented in the history of the evangelization of Europe.


 

Why did you found Solidarité Kosovo in 2004, and what is the significance of the organization in the region today?

I saw the images of the anti-Christian pogroms carried out by Albanian extremists against the Serb populations of Kosovo on the television and was terribly moved by that at that time. Churches and villages were burning. ... It was horrible — all the more so because Kosovo, which is today predominantly Albanian and Muslim, is the historic cradle of Serbia and has one of the largest concentrations of Christian religious buildings in Europe. So, I decided to act, instead of remaining powerless. I was 19 years old at the time. Together with my brother and a few friends, we organized a Christmas convoy to bring toys to the children there. Sixteen years later, Solidarité Kosovo is the first humanitarian actor in the region. We fund long-term projects, to enable the inhabitants of the Serbian enclaves to survive in autarky [economic independence or self-sufficiency] (through farms, schools ...), and we have been maintaining the symbolic tradition of the Christmas convoy!

 

Some newspapers reported that you were banned from entering Kosovo in 2018, with no official reason. Did you find out why, eventually?

I never knew it officially. Unofficially, it is probably because my humanitarian actions in the service of an oppressed minority was disturbing for some people. Even today, I do not have diplomatic immunity, because most Serbian officials are banned from staying in Kosovo!

 

Why did you organize a new campaign to help the Serbs of Kosovo and Metohija last March?

It was an emergency aid meant to deal with the consequences of COVID-19. Beyond the disease itself, the lockdown has had destructive effects. Economically, the poorest have been particularly affected because of job losses, the lack of social assistance. ... With the arrival of spring, March is also the month when agricultural worksites are launched. There, everything was paralyzed. Thus, in addition to the health crisis, we were at risk of a serious food crisis.

For the Serbs of Kosovo, who were already isolated in their enclaves all year-round, the lockdown has had a very difficult moral impact: It was like a double confinement!


And on the medical level, it should be known that Serbian Christians are excluded from the health system of Kosovo. They can only go to a Serbian hospital, in the north of the province, or to another, in the south, where there are only two respirators. For all these reasons, it was vital to trigger an emergency operation.

 

What is the situation of Christians in Kosovo today?

Extremely difficult. The Serbs, who were the original population of Kosovo, have undergone a slow ethnic cleansing that has been accelerating since the war of 1999.

Today there are just over 100,000 of them. They live in enclaves (in a street, a neighborhood, a village ...) which are open-air prisons from which they cannot get out without risking a skirmish. They are regularly attacked, beaten, looted and pushed to leave. They live in great poverty; they are systematically discriminated against; their schools are abandoned. They are condemned to a form of autarky. The objective of many radical Islamists is to eradicate the Serbian and Christian presence in Kosovo; hence, the importance of ensuring their autonomy and security.

I remember a couple who, after the third burglary they underwent, found a box of rat poison on the kitchen table. That was the last warning.


 

You report that there is still silent ethnic cleansing of Serbs in the region. Do you think that this hostility is still fundamentally religious, after the anti-Christian pogroms of 2004?

In Kosovo, ethnic and religious issues are mixed. There is thus a general hatred of the Slavs that affects the Serbs, but also the Gorani people, who are Muslim, in the south of Kosovo. Solidarité Kosovo also provides support to them.

In addition, there have been anti-Christian pogroms and the targeted destruction of 150 churches or monasteries in the last 20 years. In particular, we support the monastery of Visoki Decani, which is regularly targeted by Islamist terrorists but also by Kosovar Albanian media and politicians. It was attacked with a rocket launcher and defiled by a tag saying "The Caliphate is coming." In 2016, the NATO forces stopped four jihadists armed with Kalashnikovs in front of the monastery's gate. They were filmed by the surveillance cameras we have equipped the monastery with. We also built a security airlock, made of traditional stone, with iron gates. We still hope for the arrival, one day or another, of a peaceful cohabitation, because the majority of Albanians are moderate. But extremists are very powerful, and international condemnation of their abuses is very rare.


 

In 2017, you participated in the documentary Kosovo, une chrétienté en péril ("Kosovo, a Christianity in Danger"). What does this Christian presence in the region represent? What would be the consequences of its disappearance?

For the first time since the evangelization of our continent, Christians would disappear from a European land. This is unprecedented — a terrible sign for European civilization, which must not happen.

Culturally, the destruction of the Serbian and Orthodox heritage of Kosovo, classified as a UNESCO heritage site, would be an inestimable loss for humanity, because it is universal, as were the Buddhas of Bamiyan or the remains of Palmyra.


 

What are your relations with the Orthodox religious authorities in the region?

Excellent. Most of our projects are carried out in partnership with the Diocese of Kosovo and Metohija. I received the Order of St. Sava, the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church, from the hands of Patriarch Irenaeus. I was very affected by his death this year because I knew and respected him.

 

Where does your special affection for Serbia come from?

The old Franco-Serbian friendship, which dates back to the 1870s [following the Franco-Prussian war), is very much alive in my family. For both my grandfather and father, it was strengthened with the two world wars. Personally, when NATO bombed Serbia in 1999, I saw it as an injustice. Seeing this country alone against all revolted me. I wanted to be on the side of the weak who are attacked in their own land, against the powerful who martyred and humiliated a people. Of course, back then, I did not imagine that, later, I would live in Serbia, obtain citizenship and be appointed to a high position by the government.

 

What does this appointment to the Serbian government mean to you? What do you hope to accomplish during your term of office?

It is, of course, a great distinction for me, but it is above all a recognition for all those who have helped Solidarité Kosovo for the past 16 years. I am particularly thinking of a retired man who has been saving on his cigarettes to make donations to people poorer than him; of the volunteers who have been accompanying me on dangerous roads and who commit themselves without counting the cost; of all the Serbs of Kosovo who found the strength to survive, to bear witness despite persecution. My nomination by the government truly symbolizes the recognition of this collective effort. I would have done nothing without them. 

Until now, my energy has been focused on humanitarian work. Today, I can put myself at the service of all Serbs in the diaspora, working to build bridges, between their country of origin and their host countries. Serbs are hardworking, intelligent and respectful: I want to help them express their full potential wherever they are, anywhere in the world.



Solène Tadié Solène Tadié is the Europe Correspondent for the National Catholic Register. She is French-Swiss and grew up in Paris. After graduating from Roma III University with a degree in journalism, she began reporting on Rome and the Vatican for Aleteia. She joined L'Osservatore Romano in 2015, where she successively worked for the French section and the Cultural pages of the Italian daily newspaper. She has also collaborated with several French-speaking Catholic media organizations. Solène has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and recently translated in French (for Editions Salvator) Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy by the Acton Institute's Fr. Robert Sirico.


https://www.ncregister.com/interview/the-silent-persecution-of-christians-in-kosovo

Al Bundy

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, openly told the people that great pressures will follow on Serbia by the USA, England and the EU to recognize the self-proclaimed "Republic of Kosovo" and the abolition of Republika Srpska.

https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/vucic-eu-us-have-same-goal-serbias-recognition-of-kosovo/

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Al Bundy

US State Department envoy Mathew Palmer as saying that Washington wants a compromise solution found in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/palmer-us-want-compromise-solution-in-belgrade-pristina-dialogue/


Varhelyi: EU wants to speed up negotiations with Serbia
03/12 2021.

https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/varhelyi-eu-wants-to-speed-up-negotiations-with-serbia/

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Al Bundy

USA: Serbia do not want to recognize self-claimed "Republic of Kosovo" so Yearly Report about Human Rights in Serbia is bad. Similar report for Serbia gave EU. Because same reasons.

https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/serbia/

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/country_20_1792

Al Bundy

Quote from: Al Bundy on Apr 02, 2021, 01:43:25 PMUSA: Serbia do not want to recognize self-claimed "Republic of Kosovo" so Yearly Report about Human Rights in Serbia is bad. Similar report for Serbia gave EU. Because same reasons.

https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/serbia/

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/country_20_1792

Answer of Serbian Government on reports of Human Rights of US Department of State

Source: Kosovo online ; 4/1 2021.

"You can overthrow President of Serbia A. Vučić and bring someone who will impose sanctions on Russia and China, recognize Kosovo, leave Republika Srpska, you can bring us power by force, but you cannot force us to choose it," said ministerof Interior Affairs Aleksandar Vulin.

Vulin said today that "the US government can criticize, but it should know that its criticism is worth as much as its readiness to apply what it asks of others to itself."

    "A country in which the Senate is defending itself and at the cost of the protesters' lives, should not ask the Serbian police not to defend the Assembly. "The government of a country where racial conflicts are massive and random hate crimes are everyday, should not accuse Serbia of hate crimes with such ease," the minister said, commenting on the State Department report, the Socialist Movement, of which Vulin is president.

He emphasized that "Serbia is a free country and is led by a free man".

Al Bundy

Muslims in tears: Dayton Peace Agreement for Bosnia and Herzegovina stays and entity Republica Srpska will not be abolished

navigate to the nearest bank of america

Al Bundy

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic congratulate Easter to Catholic Archibishop of Belgrade Slovenian Stansislav Hocevar.

Al Bundy

China


P.S. China did not recognize self-claimed "Republic of Kosovo", China is not interesting to abolish Republic of Srpska ( entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina ), China not recognize false Serbian genocide near Srebrenica in 1995. ( unfortunately there is killing of Muslim POW`s ) etc.