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A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
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Boycott of Greek products in Albania
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Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

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KOSOVA:

Kosovo marks anniversary with Serbia warning

KOSOVA
    PRISTINA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Kosovo Albanians celebrated the first anniversary of their
    Kosovo's ethnic Albanians celebrate the first anniversary of independence in Pristina
    declaration of independence on Tuesday, despite President Fatmir Sejdiu's warning that Serbia is challenging its former province's secession.

    "Serbia is continuing its interference and has the tendency to destabilise us," Sejdiu said in an address to parliament.

    Kosovo, the smallest Balkan nation, seceded from Serbia in 2008, nine years after the end of a 1998-1999 war between Belgrade's security forces and ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

    Last October, the United Nations approved Serbia's request to ask the Netherlands-based International Court of Justice whether Kosovo's secession is legal. It will take up to two years for the ruling.

    Sejdiu said "the mentality of the conflict and hate is still present in the heads and institutions in Serbia." He added: "These destabilising policies of Belgrade do not help Serbs or the region."

    At a meeting in Zvecan, just outside the ethnically divided northern town of Mitrovica, 80 Serbian lawmakers from Belgrade and 31 delegates from the Kosovo's Association of Serb municipalities adopted a declaration that denounced the territory's independence.

    After the session, Slobodan Samardzic, a Serb politician from the nationalist Democratic Party of Serbia, said, "Kosovo didn't move an inch from where it was a year ago."

    Police had increased their presence in Mitrovica.

    Earlier on Tuesday, hundreds rallied against Kosovo independence in Serbia's second-largest city of Novi Sad. There were no major incidents.

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KOSOVA:

Kosova and Serb Bishop Artemije of Ras and Prizren

KOSOVA
    In Response to the January 20, 2009 article by Serb Bishop Artemije of Ras and Prizren

    Your Grace,
    We have read with consternation and disappointment your response to the
    Kosova Flag
    article by the Hon. Morton Abramowitz and the Hon. Daniel Serwer (The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2009)

    It’s an uncanny irony that your response comes simultaneously with the notice that the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia started procedures against Vlastimir Djordjevic, a former Serb high police official accused of crimes in Kosova, namely, the widespread Serb campaign of indiscriminate terror and violence against ethnic Albanians during the 1998 and 1999 military operations. As already documented systematic deportation, mass killings of over 10.000 civilians, 2.000 still disappeared, rape, theft, wanton destruction, and economic paralysis ensued. Schools were closed and jails were filled with students; the fledgling intellectual class was persecuted mercilessly; and more!

    Your Grace contends that Kosovo “barely functions”. Every beginning is hard. That is not a reason not to be free and independent for a newly born state. Furthermore, the Government of Serbia has put a trade embargo on Kosova, its natural neighbor, and is using illegal means to starve the new republic and provoke its collapse. People of good will do not recommend or applaud this behavior.

    Your Grace calls the K.L.A. a terrorist organization -which it is not- and has never been treated as such, except from the Republic of Serbia. You call Albanians’ right to self-determination, to be free and independent - similar to Serbia’s claim in the 19th century against the Ottomans – “a blatantly illegal separatist claim”. Can anyone in good conscience recommend subordination and slavery in silence?

Posted by classiclady on Saturday, February 14 @ 06:48:26 PST (2050 reads)
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KOSOVA:

Kosovo's Moderate Muslims

KOSOVA
    Read inside:
  • Belgrade is a faraway place for the Kosovo Albanians

    The world's newest country is a model of tolerance.

    On Feb. 17, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, becoming the newest country in the
    Kosova Flag
    world—and one of the most unusual. Most of its citizens are Muslim, an oddity in Europe; further, unlike most Muslim-majority nations, Kosovo is overwhelmingly pro-American, and its relations with Israel are excellent as well.

    By MICHAEL J. TOTTEN

    No Arab countries have recognized the new nation's existence yet, and only Saudi Arabia has said that it will. Perhaps this isn't surprising, since Kosovars differ more radically from their brothers in the Arab world than any other Islamic people on earth.

    Most of this difference is probably news to distant observers. Kosovo lies in the former Yugoslavia on Europe's Balkan peninsula, a distant corner of southeastern Europe where relatively few travelers venture. The fog of war never really lifted after the combatants' guns fell silent in 1999. The grievances that animated the warring parties seemed inscrutable to many Westerners, who often didn't understand why Western powers got involved in the first place. Yet despite their obscurity, Kosovars today stand as a rebuttal to the notion that Muslims will be forever shackled to authoritarian rule and wedded to war with the modern, pluralistic "Other."

    About 90% of Kosovo's two million inhabitants are ethnic Albanians; 7% are Serbs. Of the Albanians, about 3% are Catholic, and all the rest are at least nominal Muslims; the Serbs, meanwhile, are all Orthodox Christians. Against this backdrop, many observers interpreted the Balkan wars that tore Yugoslavia to pieces during the 1990s as an inevitable resurgence of ancient hatreds in a post-Communist ideological vacuum.

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KOSOVA:

Driving Down Congressman Engel Boulevard, in Kosovo

KOSOVA
    New York Times

    PEC, Kosovo — New York City, it has been said, is an American locality where local politicians often
    A street sign in Kosovo showing a boulevard named for Representative Eliot L. Engel of the Bronx. (Photos: Sewell Chan/The New York Times)
    feel compelled to adopt their own foreign policy. In 1994, top city officials regaled Gerry Adams, the

    By Sewell Chan

    Irish Republican Army official, who had not long before been barred from entering the country.

    Three years later, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani evicted Yasir Arafat from the city’s 50th birthday concert for the United Nations.

    In 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy for the Senate was nearly derailed by the hubbub over her embrace of Mr. Arafat’s wife, Suha, in Ramallah, in the West Bank, the previous year.
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KOSOVA:

Prosecutor - light on organ harvesting investigation

Albania News
    Albanian prosecutor sheds light on "organ harvesting" investigation

    A television team from the Albanian broadcaster, News24, has visited the mountainous District of Mat
    Location of alleged crimes
    in northern Albania. Mat has recently been in international news due to allegations of organ harvesting published in Carla Del Ponte’s book “The Hunt - Me and the War Criminals.”

    Del Ponte, a former Chief Prosecutor at ICTY, writes in her book that she received information about a number of Serbs being taken into captivity during the Kosovo war. According to those sources they were then transported to northern Albania where their organs were removed to be sold abroad.

    Arben Dyla, Mat District prosecutor, who accompanied the ICTY investigators in 2004 when they visited Albania, explains in detail how the investigators could not find any evidence for their suspicions.

    “I remember it was spring, date 5th of February 2004. I was informed by the Chief Public Prosecutor to accompany 15 people from the war crimes tribunal in The Hague in connection with the alleged presence of a KLA jail in the District of Mat. I received them and they were accommodated at a hotel. The next day we headed towards the place they were looking for. I did not know the exact address. They told me they were looking for a characteristic house, and guided us directly to the kulla [Albanian stone house] of Abdulla Katuci.

Posted by classiclady on Sunday, April 27 @ 11:52:51 PDT (840 reads)
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KOSOVA:

No substantial evidence of organ harvesting in Albania

ALBANIA
    Read inside:
  • Centre Renovation of Albania’s Capital May Cause Traffic Chaos
  • Albania 'set for property boom'

    Spokeswoman: UN investigators found no substantial evidence of organ harvesting in Albania - International Herald Tribune


    THE HAGUE, Netherlands: U.N. investigators found no substantial evidence to support claims that
    Kosova Flag
    ethnic Albanian guerrillas killed dozens of Serbs in Kosovo and sold their organs, a court spokeswoman said Wednesday.

    Investigators visited northern Albania after U.N. officials in Kosovo passed on allegations of organ trafficking to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 2002 and 2003, said Olga Karvan, a spokeswoman for the court's prosecutors.

    "We followed the allegations and ... no substantial evidence (was found) to substantiate the allegations," said Karvan, without elaborating.

    The allegations were publicized by the tribunal's former chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte in her memoirs, recently published in Italy, and prompted calls for further investigations.

Posted by classiclady on Thursday, April 17 @ 14:10:54 PDT (870 reads)
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KOSOVA:

Haradinaj acquitted of war crimes charges

I Am Albanian
    Read inside:
  • UNMIK says Serbian police in Kosovo illegally
  • In Croatia, Bush celebrates NATO expansion - by CNN

    PRISTINA, Kosovo: Kosovo's former prime minister returned home to a hero's welcome Friday after a
    Kosovo Liberation Army
    U.N. court acquitted him in the murder and torture of Serbs.

    Landing at Prishtina's airport, Ramush Haradinaj was greeted by thousands of ethnic Albanians, many of them dressed in national costume, others dancing and playing traditional instruments.

    "The court ruling proves that I am innocent and that our war was untainted," Haradinaj told The Associated Press moments after landing.

    He returned home as the leader of an opposition party in the newly declared independent Kosovo. His party slid from power in his absence.

    Haradinaj, 39, said later in a televised speech that he was glad to be back among his family and countrymen.

Posted by classiclady on Saturday, April 05 @ 08:45:15 PDT (905 reads)
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KOSOVA:

Obama's letter to Serbian Unity Congress

KOSOVA
    Read inside:
  • Serbian Unity Congress.
  • EU president Slovenia recognizes Kosovo - by Reuters.
  • Kosovo: The Balkans' Moment of Truth?
    Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs
    Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    Washington, DC


    Below you will find the link to Barack Obama's March 1 letter to the President of the Serbian Unity
    Photos of Obama and his biggest financial backer, indicted Chicago slum lord Tony Rezko
    Congress (SUC), and I have also enclosed a copy of a related letter from SUC.

    By Gary Q Kokalari sent Exclusively to ACLIS

    It doesn't take a lot of effort to interpret Obama's letter for what it is: an attempt to appease the Serb-American community.

    What is interesting is that the letter is dated March 1, which means that in the heat of his bid to become President, Obama has taken time out from a very close race to address Serb concerns on Kosova.

    Why did he do this?

Posted by classiclady on Wednesday, March 05 @ 13:11:48 PST (739 reads)
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