Efforts for finding a suitable solution for the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo continue, today diplomats from the United States and the EU paying a visit to the two countries, Vetevendosje did not vote for the “popular” Draft Law for the withdrawal of 30 percent from the pension trust, a state of emergency declared in the northern part of Kosovo due to floods, are some of the topics selected by the editorial office of CIVIL Media from the Albanian media in the region.
KLAN: Five US and European diplomats today in Kosovo and Serbia
“Special representatives of the United States and of the European Union, Gabriel Escobar and Miroslav Lajcak, along with advisors to French President Emanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni are expected to visit Kosovo and Serbia today to try to encourage talks between the parties for normalizing relations between them in the light of the European proposal that was known as the French-German initiative”, reported Klan.
GAZETA EXPRESS: 55 votes of Vetevendosje MP, who rejected 21 thousand signatures for the pension trust
“The parliament, for the second time in a row, did not pass the Draft Law on withdrawal of 30 percent offunds from the pension trust. Vetevendosje MPs again returned this initiative, which was also supported by some citizens, through the petition for the Trust. The failure in the voting was not accepted well by the opposition, which assessed such a procedure of the ruling party as ignoring the demands of the citizens”, reports Gazeta Express.
EKONOMIA ONLINE Kosovo under water, a state of emergency in Skenderaj and Mitrovica
“Skenderaj and Mitrovica are the two most affected municipalities from the floods caused by the intense rain, where a state of emergency has been declared. Nevertheless, from the latest updates, both municipalities say that the situation is under control”, reports Kosovo media outlet Ekonomia Online.
TOP CHANNEL: Floods in Skadar, 1100 hectares of land under water
“Heavy rains have caused floods in Skadar, where 1100 hectares of land are under water.
Civilian groups for emergency situations within the Municipality of Skadar are continuously following the situation”, reports the Albanian media outlet Top Channel.
KOHA: Russia has harmed Muslims more than the West!
“According to a study of the non-governmental organization IPIS, held December 23-26 last year, the plurality represented with 47% of Albanians from North Macedonia support Ukraine in the war against Russia, and in the meanwhile, a large percent of 41.4 % are neutral.
The large percentage of neutrals can be explained with the fact that Ukraine does not recognize Kosovo’s independence, and the Ukrainian authorities have constantly insisted on this positions, or with the bitter memories from the conflict in 2001 when Ukraine armed the Macedonian side, and Ukrainian pilots even bombarded the Albanian villages. But the biggest surprise of this survey is that 4.5% of ethnic Albanian respondents in this survey are on Russia’s side!”, an excerpt of the column “Russia has harmed Muslims more than the West!”
Translation: N. Cvetkovska