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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
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.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

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

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
Has started a project to raise funds to build a bridge in the village of "Ure e Shtrenjte", near Shkoder. In need for donation to complete this project. More ..

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Kosovo marks anniversary with Serbia warning

    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.

Posted by classiclady on Tuesday, February 17 @ 09:14:53 PST (2064 reads)
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Kosova and Serb Bishop Artemije of Ras and Prizren

    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
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    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 (2141 reads)
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Kosovo's Moderate Muslims

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  • 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
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    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.


    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.

Posted by classiclady on Saturday, January 03 @ 15:06:04 PST (975 reads)
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Driving Down Congressman Engel Boulevard, in Kosovo

    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.
Posted by classiclady on Friday, May 02 @ 15:05:29 PDT (774 reads)
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Obama's letter to Serbian Unity Congress

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  • 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 (782 reads)
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Kosova Economy:

Serbia reclaims stretch of rail line in Kosovo

    Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova

    Read inside:
  • Ethnic Albanians chart Kosovo path
  • Kosovo needs $2 billion in near-term aid, US says
  • The Netherlands recognises Kosovo
  • Sweden to recognize independent Kosovo

    MITROVICA, Kosovo: Serbia reclaimed control of a 50-kilometer stretch of rail line in northern Kosovo
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    on Monday, a senior official said, in defiance of the government in Pristina.

    The official, Branislav Ristivojevic, chairman of Serbia's state-owned railroad company and a senior adviser to Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, said that Serbia was restoring control over the 30-mile line "after a period of nine years."

    Earlier, a few dozen Serbian railroad workers blocked passage of a freight train on the line, saying they would not work for Kosovo's rail company and demanding to be transferred to Serbia's state-owned railroad.

    The surprise move is likely to increase tensions between the Serbs and Kosovo's authorities and NATO peacekeepers. It is in line with the Belgrade government's instructions to the Serbian minority to shun any contact with Kosovo's government after it declared independence two weeks ago, and to work directly with Serbia instead.

Posted by classiclady on Tuesday, March 04 @ 14:07:35 PST (941 reads)
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US Rules Out Kosovo Partition

    Spain asks : Do you think Spain should recognise Independence of Kosova? Vote SI

    Read inside:
  • Serbs bid for Bosnia-style division in Kosovo - by Reuters
  • Serb president wants Kosovo and EU keys - by CNN
  • US Intelligence Chief Says Belgrade Allowed Attack on US Embassy - by Voice of America
  • On Kosova's Fields - By FOUAD AJAMI - The Wall Street Journal
  • No, Kosovo is not on the St. Lawrence - Globe and Mail, Canada

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration notified Serbia on Thursday it was "absolutely
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    opposed" to any attempt to partition Kosovo so that the Serbian minority could have its own homeland.

    "We will not support any form of partition," Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said at a news conference. And, he said, "the great majority of countries would not stand for that."

    Kosovo, which has declared independence with strong U.S. support and over the anger of Belgrade, has a majority ethnic Albanian population. Many Serbs view Kosovo as the cradle of their culture and Orthodox Christian faith.

    There are some 100,000 Serbs living in Kosovo, most of them in the north, with several enclaves in southeastern Kosovo. They have ignored Kosovo's declaration and threatened to set up their own institutions.

Posted by classiclady on Wednesday, February 06 @ 01:05:00 PST (1089 reads)
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Serbia: Protect Civil Society and Minorities

    Read inside:
  • Is Kosovo Serbia? We ask a historian - by Noel Malcolm published to Guardian
  • Russia's Medvedev Warns Kosovo Independence Could Trigger Unrest - by VOA
  • NATO steps up alert for Kosovo troops - by Reuters
  • Serb, Kosovo officials in Sofia in diplomatically delicate meeting - by International Herald Tribune

    Government Should Unequivocally Condemn and Quell Violence - Human Rights Watch

    (Brussels, February 27, 2008) – Serbia’s government should act quickly to reduce the dangerously hostile climate for human rights
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    groups, independent journalists and ethnic minority communities in the country, Human Rights Watch said today.

    "The Serbian government should speak with one voice against violence as a means of protest and refrain from inflammatory rhetoric,” said Holly Cartner, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “It is also imperative that the government protect anyone threatened with violence and bring to justice those who perpetrate it."

    In the week following Kosovo’s declaration of independence on February 17, there have been a series of threats and violence against Serbia’s minority communities, independent journalists and a prominent human rights defender.

Posted by classiclady on Wednesday, February 27 @ 14:46:21 PST (799 reads)
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Serbs break into US Embassy, set fire

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Birth of a Nation

Monday, February 18

Bush recognizes Kosovo's independence

Friday, February 15

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Kosovo ready to pick a flag

Wednesday, February 06

Independence for Kosovo: the domino effect


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Friday, January 25

Kosovo's Leader to seek independence from Belgrade

Friday, January 04

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U.S. and Europe Would Support Kosovo Independence

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Another Kosovo Crisis ?

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