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Macedonia: Names of 11 former collaborators published online

Names of 11 former collaborators published online

Skopje, 4 August 2012 (MIA) – The Data Verification Commission late Friday at its website published the police files and names of those found to be former secret service collaborators.

The names include Slobodan Ugrinovski (member of the Council of the City of Skopje and leader of party Tito’s Left Forces), Vangel Gagacev (former Supreme Court judge), Nikolce Babovski (candidate for member in the Parliament), Sejfedin Haruni (member of the Parliament), Vladimir Milcin (Dean of Faculty of Dramatic Arts), Shaban Shehu (adviser in the Government), Jordanco Cevreski (member of Macedonian Radio Television Council and Dean of Faculty of Dramatic Arts), Mahi Nesimi (Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia), Faredin Miftari (Deputy Director of Skopje prison), Zoran Jovanovski (member of the Council of Rosoman municipality) and Kosta Balabanov (member of the Council of the Museum of Macedonia). Documents are available at website

The Commission on Monday verified the dossiers of 11 persons, according to the new Law on Lustration, which among other things foresees publishing their names online in three days deadline. sk/11:36

Noch 2 Namen, darunter erneut Einer der Ali Ahmeti Partei DUI!


Komisioni për lustrimin në Maqedoni sot publikoi dy emrat dhe dosjet e bashkëpunëtorëve të shërbimeve sekrete.

Këshilltari komunal i komunës së Bogovinës nga radhët e BDI-së, Isak Ajrulli dhe këshilltari komunal i Gazi Babës në Shkup nga radhët e VMRO-DPMNE, Kiril Plastirov janë dy ish-spiunët e zbardhur nga komisioni për dosjet.

Sipas këtij komisioni, këto dy këshilltarë komunal kanë qenë bashkëpunëtor të fshehtë të shërbimeve sekrete. Ajrulli kishte spiunuar studentët e Tetovës, të cilët në ndeshjet e hendbollit kishin thirrur parulla “Rrofë Shqipëria, rroftë Enver Hoxha”, ndërsa aktori Kiril Plastirov kishte nisur bashkëpunimin që në vitin 1963 duke spiunuar rrjete të nacionalistëve maqedonas, raporton INA.

Sipas dosjes së Ajrullit i ditëlindjes 1954 nga fshati Sedllarcë i Tetovës, ai ka funksionuar me pseudonimin “Zenit” nga viti 1976, kishte marrë detyra për të raportuar për funksionimin e studentëve dhe aktivistëve të çështjes kombëtare të asaj periudhe, por edhe si profesor i punësuar në shkollën e mesme “Mosha Pijade” në Tetovë. Ai aktualisht po kryen detyrën e këshilltarit në komunën e Bogovinës në rajonin e Tetovës. /Indeksonline/ 

Bosnien und Kroatien, veröffentlichen die Namen der Steuer Schuldner

02 Aug 12 / 14:29:01
Bosnia Pressured to ‚Name and Shame‘ Tax Evaders

After Croatia published a list of tax evaders, the Bosnian institutions are under pressure to do the same as the country is missing around 130 million euros in unpaid taxes.

Es gibt wohl keinen anderen Weg.

In Serbien tritt der Hampel Mann, des IWF und der EU lieber selber zurück, wobei wie immer die schlimmsten Idioten Georg Soros Leute sind, welche den Korruptions Index in der Welt anführen.

02 Aug 12 / 17:46:50
Governor of Serbia’s Central Bank Resigns
Dejan Soskic

In a pre-emptive move, the governor of Serbia’s central bank has handed in his resignation, at the same time as the Serbian parliament was considering changes to the law that would have paved the way for his dismissal.

no news from a the idiot US Kosovo staate: Government-civil society relations in Kosovo are lacking

Government-civil society relations in Kosovo are lacking


For a functional democracy, participation of civil society in policy making is essential — but it is lacking in Kosovo.

By Muhamet Brajshori for Southeast European Times in Pristina — 26/07/12


photoKosovo civil society often complains it is excluded from decision making processes. [Safet Kabashaj/SETimes]

The EU has expressed concerns that Kosovo authorities pressure and intimidate civil society when its activities do not correspond to the government’s views and interests, but analysts are skeptical the government’s subsequent efforts to improve co-operation will result in significant changes.

The 2011 EU progress report stated that civil society has not been involved in any debate in parliament.

„Public understanding of the role of civil society remains low. The environment in which NGOs operate needs to be improved. The government, assembly and municipalities need to cooperate more effectively with civil society,“ the report concluded.

Kosovo analysts echo the criticism.

„Relations between the government and civil society are not natural as would be expected in a functional democracy,“ Avni Bytyci, executive director of INPO, an NGO which monitors public policy implementation, told SETimes. „In many cases, the interests of civil society and government are opposites and in continuous conflict.“

In response to the continued criticism, the prime minister’s office and civil society organisations have begun creating a strategy to establish formal co-operation mechanisms. Officials hope the efforts will enhance the state institutions‘ obligations, including on ways for donating or bidding public funds.

„Creating a favourable legal environment … participation in the design and implementation of public policy, co-implementation of policies concerning public service and financial support of civil society organisations, are some of the issues which it will be inevitable to address in the near future,“ Habit Hajredini, director of the good governance at the prime minister’s office, told SETimes.

Bytyci said the solution is to respect the applicable law and adopt one of the many models in the EU which have resulted in good co-operation practices.

Donika Shaqiri, a PhD researcher on civil society in Pristina, told SETimes the situation in Kosovo mirrors the one in the region where governments most often do not want civil society included in decision-making processes.

But Bytyci is not optimistic that the government is serious in including civil society.

„The government is obligated by law to co-operate with civil society in some cases. Unfortunately, it has been shown that in every case when it found any justification for not doing so, it has used such a card,“ Bytyci said.

Dren Puka, chairman of the civil society coalition Civicos that represents 115 NGOs involved in the program, said it is satisfied with the process because its members have been able to participate…. UN knew about Kosovo organ trafficking, report says No “Freedom Fighters”, Just Criminals and Thugs On the preceding pages, the latest Drugs & Crime UN report offers a rarely accurate analysis of the situation among the ethnic Albanians (both next door to Serbia, in neighboring Albania, and in Serbia itself, mainly in the southern Kosovo province), which led to formation of the Albanian terrorist KLA (UCK) and to the terrorist attacks in Serbia — an unusually honest glimpse at the root-causes of Albanian insurrection and occupation of part of Serbia, impossible to find in the tons of worthless junk produced daily by the Western mainstream media. The following excerpt effectively dismantles the pompous claims of heroic “struggle for freedom and independence” and disingenuous references to the “self-determination” of an ethnic group which has already exercised its right to self-determination with the formation of state of Albania. No, it has nothing to do with “freedom”, “independence” or “self-determination”, it is all about illicit trade, crime without punishment, lawlessness, thuggery and insatiable greed. Criminals, Terrorists or Politicians? In Kosovo-Metohija, all Three. Excerpt from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime report for March 2008 [pg 52] According to an Interpol statement made before the U.S. Congress in 2000: aus Balkan-Spezial

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kosovo: When the Elephants Make Love…


There’s an old saying in Africa – where people have learned the hard way – that when the elephants make love, the grass gets trampled.  Meaning, when the big chiefs get ready to be serious with one another, the little people better watch out.  This could be the season for getting serious about settling the still open Kosovo status issue, so everyone on the ground needs to be cautiously patient.

I’ve speculated before on whether the impasse over the last year – Quint efforts to use KFOR and EULEX to force the northern Serbs to accept rule from Pristina vs determined peaceful resistance by those same local Serb communities – may have brought the US and EU to accept the need for compromise.  The Kosovo Albanians seem to fear it while the new government in Belgrade is clarifying – and toughening – its starting position.

A possible sign of impending seriousness about resolving the question of the north through talks is KFOR’s renewed „trampling of the grass.“  In the past few days, KFOR is again seeking to block alternative roads from Serbia into the north to force the northerners to utilize instead the „official“ crossing points manned by EULEX and Pristina police and customs officials.  This has not worked before.  But in Pristina, this is seen as enforcing „rule of law.“  In reality, it is NATO taking sides, seeking to impose Pristina institutions north of the Ibar.  This may be in part a test of the new Serbian government.  KFOR reportedly is even appealing to Belgrade to please help corral those bothersome northerners by unblocking the Serbian side of the official crossings.  Citing its UN mandate to „maintain a safe and secure environment,“ KFOR closed alternative roads to commercial traffic and now „calls on responsible authorities to intervene to stop the illegal blockage of commercial traffic north of Gate 1 (Jarinje) on the Serbian side.“  To again be clear, these KFOR actions are well outside its UN mandate  Enforcing Pristina customs in the north is not a military role for the NATO peacekeepers.

But KFOR’s actions also seemed aimed at tightening the grip on the north before any serious talks get underway.  The recent visit by the mayor of South Mitrovica to the sensitive Brdjani area of north Mitrovica – EULEX and/or KFOR most likely provided security – is part of this effort to remind the Serbs who is in control.  (This in line with the Potemkin Pristina office for north Mitrovica recently planted on the north shore.)  Pristina is also heralding an „agreement“ with Brussels to put EULEX under the Kosovo constitution instead of UNSCR 1244.  This can only be a slightly veiled threat of more EULEX efforts to impose Pristina rule in the north.

The new Serbian government is not taking any of this lightly.  The head of the new Kosovo office – Aleksandar Vulin – suggested that KFOR’s action endangers peace and is aimed at putting the Serbs under pressure before any talks.  He also took on more directly the Western demand that Belgrade remove its „parallel“ structures in Kosovo by making clear that the only real „parallel“ institutions in Kosovo are those of Pristina.  Serbian institutions, he said, would remain.  According to Vulin, Serbia will also emphasize more UNSCR 1244 and the views of those on the ground.  The new government wants the UN directly involved in future talks, a request now echoed by Security Council member Russia.

So, it seems the two sides may be positioning themselves for talks.  KFOR’s actions in the north may be just the Quint’s strange form of foreplay? http://outsidewalls.

EULEX lässt in Durres im Umfeld der Sabit Geci-Hashim Thaci Verbrecher Kartells, die Bar-Hotel Drenica durchsuchen


EULEX durchsucht in Durres, die lengdäre Verbrecher Hochburg Bar-Hotel DRENCIA, wo erst in 2009 der Nachbar zum Spaß erschossen wurde. Grund die Bar-Hotel, soll auch für Entführungen, Folter und Ermordung von Dritten und von Serben gedient haben. DRENCIA, war 1998 als Drehscheibe der Hashim Thaci, Sabit Geci Todes Schwadronen im Raum Durres bereits den Geheimdiensten bekannt! 1998! DRENICA Aktuell sieht das Hotel so aus, wo nur noch das Denkmal steht. Keine Bau Genehmigung für so einen Bau besteht natürlich, für diese Verbrecher Organisation, noch Grundstücks Dokumente. Das Aussehen wurde auch jüngst komplett, wohl wegen der Angst vor der Blutrache (Sprengstoff Anschläge sind normal in diesem Umfeld) geändert. Süd Durres, speziell die “Pista Ilyria“, ist Hochburg der Drenica, Kosovo Verbrecher Banden und das seit weit über 10 Jahren und in dieser Hochburg der primitiven Verbrecher Banden aus der Kosovo Politik, wurden auch im August 2009, die 4 hochrangigen Polizei Chefs von Durres erschossen. Dort lebt die komplette Kosovo- und Mazedonischen Verbrecher Clans, inklusiver der Vertreter der US Super Mafia Clans um den Gambino, Luchese, Genovese Clan, vor denen schon vor zig Jahren das FBI warnte. thaci Eine von 6 Bars, welche ebenso illegal gebaut wurden von der Verbrecher Familie von Hashim Thaci, Sabit Geci, Selimi Clans aus Drencia und US Gangsters, welche die Bar DRENICA direkt zum Umschlags Platz von Drogen und Waffen machten. aus BF Hotel Reklame des Verbrecher Clans Kapiti auf youtube in the history: KLA / UCK was a terrorist group! British military attache: British colonel John Crosland

KLA: This is without any question a terroris group” Robert Gelbard, President Bill Clinton’s special envoy to the Balkans, Robert Gelbard!THE HAGUE | 14.01.2005.


UN knew about Kosovo organ trafficking, report says


Kommentar: alle Probleme sind seit über 10 Jahren bekannt, das auch kein Wissen abgeschöpft und weiter gegeben wird. Von den bisherigen über 10 Milliarden € der Aufbau Hilfe ist im Kosovo Nichts angekommen, sondern die Politischen Strukturen haben sich nur selbst bedient und u.a. das übliche Mafia Import- Export Monopol mit den kriminellen Clans errichtet. Die Justizministerin Kelmendi, hat Alles unter Kontrolle, um ein Milliarden schweres Vermögen an Immobilien und Wirtschafts Monopolen zu errichten! Der Mafia Clan der Kelmendi, ist Langzeit Partner des Osmani Clans in Hamburg und Deutscher Politiker. Deutsche Wirtschafts Förderung bedeutet, wie leicht zu erkenen ist vor allem: Förderung des Drogen Absatzes nach Europa und Bestückung mit Sex Sklaven der EU Bordelle, damit auch weiterhin Politiker wie Michael Friedman gut versorgt werden auch mit Koks durch die Albaner wie Joschka Fischer. KFOR Kommandant sagt: Die Eulex Mission ist totaler Unfug und es kann Nichts dabei raus kommen……..Die Autorität der Unmik im Kosovo sei “praktisch inexistent”……. Left to right – NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson and Lt. General Fabio Mini, Commander of KFOR (COMKFOR) upon arrival in Pristina. ………………. Ein früherer Kommandant der Kosovo-Friedenstruppe Kfor sprach indes der Eulex in einem Interview mit der Belgrader Zeitung Vecernje novosti die Sinnhaftigkeit ab. Die UNO schicke schon seit acht Jahren Richter und Polizisten in den Kosovo und habe dabei überhaupt nichts erreicht, sagte deritalienische General Fabio Mini. Die Autorität der Unmik im Kosovo sei “praktisch inexistent”. Im Kosovo sichere derzeit niemand den Frieden, und auch die EU-Mission könne dies nicht schaffen……. …….

Der Mafia-Staat Kosovo und das Camp Bondsteel: Die USA
streben eine permanente Militärpräsenz in Südost-Europa an
Von F. William Engdahl
Global Research, 12.04.12
( )

Die bizarre Kosovo-Strategie der USA könnte die NATO zerstören
In einer eher bizarren außenpolitischen Erklärung der bizarren Obama-Regierung hat die
US-Außenministerin Hillary Clinton angekündigt, Washington werde dem Kosovo „helfen“,
sich sowohl der NATO als auch der Europäischen Union anzuschließen. Das hat sie Hashim
Thaci, dem Premierminister des Kosovo, bei einem Treffen in Washington versprochen,
bei dem sie auch „die Fortschritte der Thaci-Regierung bei der europäischen Integration
und der Wirtschaftsentwicklung“ lobte“. (1
Ihre Ankündigung hat zweifellos vielen Regierungsvertretern und Militärs in verschiedenen
Hauptstädten europäischer NATO-Mitglieder heftige Bauchschmerzen verursacht. Nur wenige
billigen den verrückten Plan der Frau Clinton, der NATO und der EU das Kosovo aufzuhalsen.
Die geopolitische Bedeutung des Kosovo…

Kommentar: Die NATO und USA wollen keine Demokratie, sondern arbeiten vor aller Augen nur mit dummen Kriminellen zusammen, wo man Profite machen kann, aus Privatisierung

MAFIA State: Greece and USA

Tax evaders cost Greece billions of euros


A report claims that one-third of the country’s deficit can be traced to tax evasion and corruption.

By Andy Dabilis for Southeast European Times in Athens — 26/07/12


photoPrime Minister Antonis Samaras ran for office on the promise of lower taxes and stronger collection efforts for tax dodgers. [Reuters]

Leaving their country to struggle through recession and austerity measures, tax cheats have robbed Greece of some 11.2 billion euros, according to Greek and American researchers.

Rather than looking at tax records to identify the trends, economists Nikolaos Artavanis, Adair Morse and Margarita Tsoutsoura used bank records to analyse tax evasion’s role in the Greek debt crisis.

Using the same method that banks use to determine one’s „true income“ before approving loans and credit cards is more accurate and reliable than looking at tax records, the June 19th report concluded.

Comparing bank data with government data, the authors found that the true income of the average Greek person is about 1.92 times larger than generally reported.

The economists found that in 2009 tax evaders failed to report 28 billion euros which, at a tax rate of 40%, accounted for nearly a third of the country’s deficit.

They found that the top tax-evading occupations — doctors, lawyers and engineers — were heavily represented in parliament, which subsequently rejected a bill that would have targeted them for tax evasion.

The EU-IMF-ECB Troika is pressuring the new coalition government — headed by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the PASOK Socialists and Democratic Left — to impose reforms and cut another 12 billion euros from the budget in order to qualify for two bailout loans totalling 265.3 billion euros. But, thus far, they have failed to crack down on tax evasion.

Despite their findings, Artavanis told SETimes that he is not optimistic that the authorities will begin using bank data to track tax evasion.

„People would immediately change their banking practices,“ he said, adding that it would probably weaken the Greek banking system even more than it already is.

George Tzogopoulos, a research fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens, said that dealing with tax evasion is a matter of political will. „Greece lacks the sufficient number of controls,“ he said.

Earlier this year, authorities charged 200 people with tax evasion, but failed to obtain a single high-level prosecution. This month, a group of seven retired and active tax officers, four of whom were high-ranking administrators, were sentenced to 70 years in prison for embezzling 28m euros; however, they were released for a pending appeal


 USA and the crime, corruption politic, like AlCapone Style.

In a statement published on Gawker, the Wall Street Journal said it was „looking into the matter“ and that Chon was already scheduled to go on leave this summer in light of McGurk’s nomination.


The Daily Mail notes:


Following the leaked emails Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, who is on the Armed Services Committee, has said that he will not meet with McGurk, as he typically would, the Washington Post reported. 

‚Senator Inhofe always prefers to meet with nominees personally before giving his support,‘ said his spokesman, Jared Young. ‚In regards to this nominee, Senator Inhofe has heard some concerning issues, and until those issues are cleared up, he will not meet with Mr. McGurk.‘



Cheri Roberts (OpEdNews) weighs in on Brett McGurk’s nomination for US Ambassador to Iraq, „Is this the right man to be the new Ambassador to Iraq? I think not. If a man cannot hold up the weight of his zipper, there is no way he should be given the weight of Diplomacy.“  Today Peter Van Buren offers:


State claims that McGurk is „uniquely qualified“ for the job, and that he was the subject of „rigorous vetting.“ Yet now-authenticated, salacious emails, which call into question his judgment, maturity, discretion and ethics popped up online, straight out of State’s own archives and blew his once certain Senate approval on to a back burner, at best.

As part of any political vetting process, especially in the age of the web, the candidate is asked at some point „Is there anything else? Anything out there that might come up we need to know about? Any skeletons in the closet, old affairs, angry ex‘, anything?“ Because today, if it is out there, it will surface.

Peter Van Buren is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.  As a result, the State Dept has gone after Peter.  The book should have a sticker proclaiming it, „The book the US State Department doesn’t want you to read!“

UCK killers and the Suspected Mass Grave in Kosovo Draws Blank

25 Jul 12 / 08:53:16
Suspected Mass Grave in Kosovo Draws Blank

An official from the Kosovo Missing Persons Commission says no evidence has been found at Zhilivoda to support Serbian claims of a mass grave.
Fatmir Aliu
kosovo grave
Digs at a suspected mass grave site in Zhilivoda, where Serbia suspects Kosovo Serbs are buried, have shown no results to date and the final results of the findings should be announced in couple of days, a Kosovo official said.

The chair of Kosovo’s Missing Persons Commission, Prenk Gjetaj, on Tuesday said work has finished at five out of six holes at the site, and forensics teams had found no evidence of human remains.

“We are now excavating the last hole. The results should be made public in a week,” Gjetaj said, presenting his report to the Missing Persons Commission.

Work at the largest suspected mass grave to be found in Kosovo for years was suspended last week after a fire broke out at the site.

The EU’s rule of law mission to Kosovo, EULEX, has launched an investigation into the fire that started over the weekend.

EULEX said that the fire had caused “extensive damage” to the site, at the exact location where exhumation work was taking place.

The exhumation at Zhilivoda, a small village in the municipality of Vushtrri/Vucitrn began on August 31, 2010.

Since then, work has twice been interrupted by bad weather. The area is one of the biggest potential exhumation sites to have been discovered in the past few years.

Because of the size of the area, the EULEX Department of Forensic Medicine is logistically supported by the Kosovo Security Forces, KSF, which is using heavy machinery to dig some 30 metres underground where the alleged mass grave is located.

There are no official figures concerning the number of suspected bodies in the mass grave but a Serbian delegation recently said that it suspected that the remains of more than 20 Kosovo Serbs lay there.

EULEX forensic experts plan to assess more than 30 suspected sites of mass graves this year as part of their search for missing people from the Kosovo war and its aftermath.

Thirteen years after the end of the war in Kosovo, according to Gjetaj 1,772 of the 6,019 people reported missing to the International Red Cross by their families are still unaccounted for. The majority of the missing are Kosovo Albanians.

Aleksandar Vulin (C) is seen in parliament on Monday (Tanjug)
„Dealing with Kosovo difficult and honorable task“
Tuesday 24.07.2012 | 11:14 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment

uly 18, 2012 | 16:59
Ex-minister acquitted of corruption charges
Source: B92, Tanjug
Marija Rašeta Vukosavljević
BELGRADE — The Higher Court in Belgrade has acquitted former Telecommunication Minister Marija Rašeta Vukosavljević and her associates of charges for abuse of office. … B92

normal in kosovo
Analysis 25 Jul 12 / 09:11:15
Kosovo: Mayor’s Advisor Wins “Fake” Tenders

A firm owned by the advisor to the mayor of Prizren won 50,000 euro in “consultancy” contracts in 2011 from the municipality, although auditors could find no proof that any work was carried out.
Petrit Collaku

Analysts: Burgas terror attack exposes security holes

Analysts: Burgas terror attack exposes security holes


Bulgarian national security experts and analysts say that the terrorist attack in Burgas on Wednesday showed that the country was not prepared to deal with a challenge of this type.

By Svetla Dimitrova for Southeast European Times in Sofia — 20/07/12


photoBulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov (centre), Finance Minister Simeon Djankov (right) and Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev address reporters at the entrance of the Burgas airport on Thursday (July 19th). [Reuters]

Bulgarian authorities are under fire from local analysts over their failure to thwart Wednesday’s suicide bombing attack in the country’s Black Sea resort city of Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian national.

„This was a tragic incident for Bulgaria,“ Professor Yuliy Abadjiev, a Bulgarian national security and anti-terrorism expert, told SETimes on Thursday (July 19th).

„It was a criminal act against the Bulgarian state with a very serious economic impact. It also came to prove that terrorists will show no mercy to any country in the pursuit of their goals, which were related to Israel in this case,“ added Abadjiev, who heads the Union of Bulgarian Commandos and the International Academy Commandos, a Sofia-based not-for-profit organistion. „The Bulgarian security forces must wake up and realise that they must be vigilant when there is a large group of Israelis in one place, and that preventive security measures must be boosted.“

Given the weaknesses in the country’s intelligence sector, the security service should focus on improving their capacity in the prevention area, Abadjiev said.

The incident occurred less than an hour after a charter flight from Tel Aviv, with 154 people on board, landed at the Sarafovo airport outside Burgas on Wednesday. About 40 of the Israeli tourists were boarding a bus that was supposed to take them to the Sunny Beach resort, when the vehicle was blown up in a suspected suicide bombing attack. Aside from the five tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver, who were killed on the spot, another 31 Israelis and a representative of the Bulgarian tour company were wounded in the explosion.

„The suicide bomber, who blew up himself, or was blown up, did not act alone,“ Abadjiev said. „Keep in mind that those people never act alone. They have to get the bomb, or explosive materials, from someone inside the country.“

Retired General Atanas Atanasov, a lawmaker of the right-wing Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria (DSB) and a former head of the country’s security services, said that Wednesday’s incident showed the security forces „complete failure“ ‚to deal with terrorist attacks….
Israel Suspects Extremists In Bulgaria Attack

Burgas Attack Won’t Mar Israel-Bulgaria Relations

The July 18 terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian driver, will not mar relations between the two countries, Israeli Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov said Monday.
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Albania, Kosovo: Macedonian Politics Blamed for Failed Election of Judges

Balkan Styl: to stupid Professors with false diploms, judge without competenc in law and zero justic in a corruption total system

19 Jul 12 / 13:41:41
Macedonian Politics Blamed for Failed Election of Judges

Macedonia has failed to elect new judges, including the head of the Supreme Court, after disagreements within the ruling coalition over which candidates to support.
Sase Dimovski


The Judicial Council, a body that elects and dismisses judges in Macedonia, failed to elect four judges to the Supreme Court and the president of the court, because none of the candidates received enough votes.

The reason, those involved say, was the lack of political agreement between the main ruling centre-right VMRO DPMNE party and its junior partner the Albanian Democratic Union for Integration, DUI. Their disagreements have already delayed a session of the Judicial Council dedicated to the election of judges for two months.

”Until the two ruling parties agree who should be elected, we cannot elect judges and the president of the Supreme Court”, said a member of the Judicial Council, who asked to remain anonymous.

The problem, according to members of the Council, appeared when the DUI insisted on the appointment of Shpend Devaja, a lawyer from Skopje, as a Supreme Court judge. Devaja is the husband of the Deputy Prime Minister Teuta Arifi, who is responsible for European integration in the Macedonian government.

Devaja argues that there is no conflict of interest, because although his wife is a senior government minister, she does not directly participate in the selection of judges.

“Divisions and disagreement between VMRO DPMNE and DUI have resulted in the cancellation of judicial appointments. It is clear that the judiciary is a hostage to politics. The Judicial Council should openly admit why it has not selected any judges,” says Ana Pavlovska Daneva, the Vice President of the opposition Social Democrats.

There were three candidates for the post of President of the Supreme Court. The outgoing President, Jovo Vangelovski, withdrew his candidacy at the last minute. Judges Lidia Nedelkova and Risto Katevenovski did not receive sufficient votes.

” We need to select a President of the Supreme Court with both moral and professional qualities”, said Bojan Eftimov, a member of the Judicial Council.

The selection of judges is made by the Judicial Council, a body of 15 members, 8 of whom are judges. The remaining 7 members are representatives nominated by the political parties and the President of the State, whose appointment to the Council must be approved by the Parliament.

Until a new President of the Supreme Court is chosen, an acting president, appointed from among the existing judges, will lead the court.

After the failure of the election process, there is speculation that the DUI is now aiming for the post of the President of the Supreme Court. The prevailing opinion is that the DUI will back the current Ombudsman Ixhet Memeti for the post.

Memeti confirmed for Balkan Insight that he had indeed been approached with the offer a move to the Supreme Court.

“My mandate as Ombudsman ends in September. I was asked to become a judge and Vice President of the court. I will think it over,” said Ixhet Memeti.

In its annual reports on Macedonia, the European Commission has frequently identified political interference and the inefficiency of the judiciary as one of the country’s major flaws on its path to EU membership.

Due to summer vacations, new elections to the Supreme Court will be announced in September.

just criminals: Opposition admits blame for Thaçi government’s long life

No “Freedom Fighters”, Just Criminals and Thugs On the preceding pages, the latest Drugs & Crime UN report offers a rarely accurate analysis of the situation among the ethnic Albanians (both next door to Serbia, in neighboring Albania, and in Serbia itself, mainly in the southern Kosovo province), which led to formation of the Albanian terrorist KLA (UCK) and to the terrorist attacks in Serbia — an unusually honest glimpse at the root-causes of Albanian insurrection and occupation of part of Serbia, impossible to find in the tons of worthless junk produced daily by the Western mainstream media. The following excerpt effectively dismantles the pompous claims of heroic “struggle for freedom and independence” and disingenuous references to the “self-determination” of an ethnic group which has already exercised its right to self-determination with the formation of state of Albania. No, it has nothing to do with “freedom”, “independence” or “self-determination”, it is all about illicit trade, crime without punishment, lawlessness, thuggery and insatiable greed. Criminals, Terrorists or Politicians? In Kosovo-Metohija, all Three. Excerpt from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime report for March 2008 [pg 52] According to an Interpol statement made before the U.S. Congress in 2000: aus Balkan-Spezial 

16 Korrik 2012 – 13:42

Opposition admits blame for Thaçi government’s long life

• Opposition admits blame for Thaçi government’s long life (Koha Ditore)
• Ban: Balkans are important for the entire world (Epoka e Re)
• Issue of Albanians in Preshevo to be included in Ban’s agenda (Kosova Sot)
• Rohan: Decentralisation, minority communities now priority (Koha Ditore)
• Kurti: The government, a criminal structure (dailies)
• Salvation lies with internationals (Express)
• Pantic: Nikolic has a plan for Kosovo (dailies)
• Serbian Ministry for Kosovo to be shut down? (dailies)
• Hoxhaj: Intervene in Syria (dailies)
• Gërxhaliu: Prime Minister to lift cement tax measure (Zëri)

Kosovo Media Highlights

Opposition admits blame for Thaçi government’s long life (Koha Ditore)
Koha Ditore reports on the front page that at the end of the spring session of the Kosovo Assembly, the ruling coalition is left with only 59 faithful MPs. The Thaçi government is left to hope that the opposition will not join forces, otherwise it will have a difficult time governing the country until the end of its mandate. Opposition parliamentary groups have only 51 MPs. Together with MPs that don’t have parliamentary groups and some revolted MPs from the ruling coalition, however, they can form a majority in Parliament. There are already 10 MPs that don’t have parliamentary groups.

“If the opposition had been unified, this government would have had a much shorter mandate,” said AAK MP Donika Kada-Bujupi. “The resignation of this government would be good news for Kosovo. I blame our parliamentary group too for the fact that there is still no good news. But we will bring this good news for Kosovo once our leader Ramush Haradinaj returns and we will enter the autumn session [of the assembly] with a new agenda for Kosovo.”

On the same issue, LDK MP Lutfi Haziri told the paper: “It is very seldom in other countries for political minorities to govern with stability”. Haziri too blames the opposition for the fact that a minority government continues to govern Kosovo. “The government of this political minority will depend completely on how much the opposition will be unified and strong,” Haziri added.

Ban: Balkans are important for the entire world (Epoka e Re)
Ahead of his visit to the Balkans, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is quoted as saying that the region has undergone substantial transformation and has an important role not only for Europe but the whole world. The paper writes that Ban will be the first senior official of United Nations to visit Kosovo since it declared independence in 2008. According to UN Spokesperson Martin Nesirky, the Secretary General will visit the UN mission in Kosovo and will meet President Atifete Jahjaga, Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi and Assembly Speaker Jakup Krasniqi. Ban also plans to visit the Deçan monastery and Prizren.

Issue of Albanians in Preshevo to be included in Ban’s agenda (Kosova Sot)
Representatives of Albanian community in Preshevo Valley have called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to also visit them whilst on his Balkans tour. Analyst Refik Hasani said the community believes Ban should be acquainted with the discrimination they face from Serbian authorities.

Rohan: Decentralisation, minority communities now priority (Koha Ditore)
Former UN deputy special envoy for Kosovo status, Albert Rohan, said in an interview for Koha Ditore that there are three preconditions to resolving the situation in the north: border control, persecution of criminals in the north and Kosovo society reaching out to the population in the north. “Solution for the north can be found only based on the comprehensive status proposal,” he is quoted as saying.

He added that the focus should now shift to decentralisation and the full respect of the minority communities’ rights. “In this context, I strongly condemn repeated physical attacks on members of the Serb community, including those against returnees and visitors,” said Rohan.

Kurti: The government, a criminal structure (dailies)
Several dailies report that Vetëvendosje leader Albin Kurti accused the Kosovo Government on Sunday for mismanaging the country, for a childish position in face of international pressure, and for making compromises to the detriment of the country and its people.

“Their dirty deals are now very apparent. Never before did we have such unbelievable lies as we are seeing lately, from the so-called suicide of Dino Asanaj all the way up to the protection of Greek products. It has become very difficult to unmask the regime in Kosovo. Not because it has a big mask but because it has fallen off,” Kurti said during the fifth meeting of Vetëvendosje’s General Council.

Zëri quotes Kurti on the front page as saying that the government lied about the suicide of Dino Asanaj, former head of the Kosovo Privatization Agency.

Express reports that Kurti has called on the European Union to change its approach vis-à-vis Kosovo and no longer condition it into further talks with Serbia.

Salvation lies with internationals (Express)
Express reports in one of the front-page stories that the Kosovo Assembly is not expected to vote on constitutional amendments regarding the competencies and election of the President before the end of President Jahjaga’s mandate. Meanwhile, political parties are expecting assistance from internationals in order to continue with election reforms. Unnamed sources told the paper that the bigger parties, except Vetëvendosje, have requested the assistance of Quint ambassadors to push forward election reforms.

The Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), the biggest opposition party, has already made it clear that it will not vote on constitutional amendments that will further strengthen the role of the current president.

Express recalls that the blockade in constitutional and legal amendments came after a ruling by the Constitutional Court that turned down an article limiting the mandate of the President.

An international official involved in the process of election and constitutional reforms told the paper that eventually all parties will agree that the ruling of the Constitutional Court must be respected. “Depending on the positions of parties, we will be ready to facilitate the continuation of election and constitutional reforms. The debate over the president’s mandate will be over by that time,” he added.

Pantic: Nikolic has a plan for Kosovo (dailies)
Illegal mayor of Mitrovica north and member of the Serbian Progressive Party, Krstimir Pantic, said his party has a plan for Kosovo but will not disclose it until a consensus between all political parties is reached. Pantic told Serbian media that since being elected, Serbia’s new President Tomislav Nikolic has discussed Kosovo in all meetings he had with international officials. “There is a plan for Kosovo but Nikolic has said he will not make it public without reaching a broad consensus from all political actors in Serbia,” Pantic said.

Serbian Ministry for Kosovo to be shut down? (dailies)
Several dailies report that Serbia’s Prime Minister-designate Ivica Dacic has indicated that the Serbian Government’s Ministry for Kosovo could be shut down. Dacic said a decision on the matter would be made soon after the need for such a ministry is reviewed.

“There are different opinions if there is really a need to have a special ministry for Kosovo, because now every ministry is handling the Kosovo problem and there is no need to say that the province is part of Serbia,” Dacic told reporters in Belgrade.

Hoxhaj: Intervene in Syria (dailies)
Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj has condemned the bloody campaign of Assad’s regime against the people of Syria, where violence recently escalated with the latest massacre in the province of Hama, killing over 200 people. Hoxhaj said Syria cannot be a peaceful, stabile, and democratic nation until Assad leaves the country. He called on the international community to intervene in order to stop the bloodshed and help launch the process of the democratization of Syria.

Gërxhaliu: Prime Minister to lift cement tax measure (Zëri)
Head of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce Safet Gërxhaliu said that since the members of the Assembly failed to agree on removing the tax on cement import, this should nevertheless be done very soon by Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi. Gërxhaliu said Thaçi should immediately lift the measure as there is an increased demand for cement during the summer months.

Kosovo Press Headlines

Koha Ditore

Front page
• Opposition admits blame for Thaçi government’s long life
• Rohan: Decentralisation, minority communities now priority
• Kurti: The government, a criminal structure
• Surroi: The Limaj operation
• Kelmendi together with Americans and Austrians aim to privatize PTK

Other headlines
• Situation in the north remains the same (2)
• Nikolic has a plan for Kosovo (2)
• Georgievski: We planned to exchange territories with Djindjic (2)
• Protests to be held in Tirana for removal of cement tax (5)…..

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Balkan: Region in centre of international organ trafficking

Region in centre of international organ trafficking


One consequence of the economic crisis is the sale of body parts, despite a legal ban on it.

By Katica Djurovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade — 14/07/12


photoThe market for organ trafficking is shifting from the Far East and South America to Europe. One recent high profile case involved a young Macedonian who says he was drugged on the Greek island of Mikonos, only to awaken and find his kidney stolen. [Reuters]

The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table. More and more people in the region are opting for this route: online classifieds are full of ads about body parts for sale, despite bans on this kind of trade.

„I am healthy, no hereditary illness, blood group 0+. I offer my kidney for financial substitution,“ read an ad on a Bosnian news portal posted by Danijel S., 33, at the end of June.

„If I sell my kidney it is going to be an investment in my future. I don’t work, my wife doesn’t work and we have a small child. With this money, I can have a normal life,“ he told SETimes.

His story is far from unique. In most ads, people state financial difficulties as the main reason for selling body parts. Harvesting a kidney poses few risks to the donor.

The New York Times brought the issue of illegal organ trafficking into sharp focus when it reported on the shift in market from the Far East and South America to Europe, especially Serbia, Kosovo, Greece and Moldova.

Though authorities in each country categorically deny the possibility of illegal organ transplantation, no one denies that people may be travelling elsewhere for surgery.

„It is possible that people travel abroad in order to meet the buyer and do the surgery over there, but in Serbia it is impossible, because of the law and because of the medical, technological and bureaucratic procedures,“ Danica Mihajlovic, of the Directorate of Biomedicine at the Ministry of Health, told SETimes. In Serbia, the penalty for selling organ is up to ten years imprisonment.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding worldwide, and has risen to an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs, or one per hour. The UN estimates that 5% to 10% of kidney transplants performed each year are the result of organ trafficking.

Kosovo gained notoriety after an organ trafficking ring was discovered few years ago. Seven Kosovars accused of participating in this trade are on trial, accused of luring people from formerly Communist countries to Pristina, with false promises of payments up to 15,000 euros.

Montenegrin citizen Izet Luboder was arrested late last year for organising a trade of organs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The buying and selling of organs is big business in Europe’s poorest country, Moldova. A key supplier to the world organ trade, Moldova’s kidneys are the cheapest in Europe. According to the NGO Renal Foundation, which combats organ trafficking in Moldova, a kidney costs 1,500 to 5,000 euros.

Last year, Romanian journalists discovered a network of organ sellers and buyers among medical professionals and some top hospitals. The price of a Romanian kidney is around 13,000 euros.

Not everybody thinks that the organ trade should be illegal.

Djukan D., 60, of Podgorica battled kidney failure more than ten years ago, but in Yugoslavia at that time, the waiting list was huge and prospects for survival until a donor was found were grim. That’s why Djukan went to India in 2000 where he bought a kidney and underwent transplant….