The agreement between Kosovo and Serbia remains a hot topic in Albanian media in Kosovo, in Albania, the new judicial map enters into force from today – five Courts of Appeal merge into one, in the capital – these are some of the topics from CIVIL Media’s selection from Albanian media in the region.
KOHA: British government confirms that it does not support a Serbian enclave in Kosovo
“Member of British Parliament Alicia Kearns said that she felt very relieved as the government of the United Kingdom confirms that they do not support the creation of a Serbian enclave in Kosovo through the Association (Community).
She announced this in a reaction on Twitter, while sharing moments during a debate of the British parliament and the government on the issue regarding the Western Balkans, with a special emphasis on the Kosovo issue, with the French-German proposal”, reports Kosovo daily Koha.
ZERI: Hovenier’s strong guarantee for Kosovo, analysts with different opinions about the US position in the dialogue
US Ambassador to Kosovo, Jeff Hovenier, said on Tuesday that the US supports the implementation of all commitments resulting from talks between Kosovo and Serbia, but does not support a single agreement that threatens Kosovo’s sovereignty, independence, multi-ethnic character or democratic institutions.
“The message of the US Ambassador was very clear, very concise and very hopeful. It’s a message that offers guarantees for Kosovo, for the political elite and for the citizens of Kosovo. For this initiative that they have already taken and it seems that they are serious about it, but also investing time, power and energy to communicate with the citizens about its nature”, says analyst and lawyer Bardul Hasanpapaj”, reports Kosovo media Zeri.
TOP CHANNEL: New judicial map enters into force from today, only one Court of Appeal in Albania, 32 thousand files in procedure
“In Albania, the new judicial map enters into force today, where five Courts of Appeal are merging into one, in the capital city.
Of the 21.000 pending cases in the Tirana Court of Appeal, 11.000 more from other municipalities have been added to the “stock”, bringing the number of pending cases to 32.000“, reports Albanian media outlet Top Channel.
ALBEU –A study published: Albanians don’t trust the institutions
“The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance in Albania today published the Barometer of Safety and Public Perception towards Justice and Corruption.
Over 40 percent of respondents have claimed that the situation with corruption has remained the same in the last 12 months, while over 25 percent of them have said that the situation has worsened and that now there is more corruption than before”, reports Albanian media outlet Albeu.
PANORAMA: “US the idle”, and why is democracy our problem?!
“The US is helping Albania in several of the main reforms, where Justice is in first place and the name America is equal to mentioning religion with us. But America helps more abstractly. Regarding everything, every individual, society, structure, talks about the American democratic model, where every ambassador has the power of a moral governor.
And yet their official messages like – fighting without compromise for the elimination of corruption, promotion of rights, but also obligations that are expected from NATO and EU members, strengthening the rule of law, systematically come across deaf ears”, an excerpt of the column “US the idle’ and why democracy is our problem?!, by Ben Andoni, published in Panorama.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska