The formation of the Association of Serb municipalities in Kosovo and the reactions to this issue, the marking of the 24th anniversary of the massacre in Recak, the Albanian migrants in Britain and the political statements, as well as the latest statements by DUI leader Ali Ahmeti are the topics that dominated over the weekend and this morning in the Albanian media in the region. These topics are part of today’s selection of CIVIL Media’s editorial office.
BOTA SOT: “Three Albanian municipalities in Serbia and three Serbian municipalities in Kosovo”, analysts with a proposal following Chollet’s visit
“Last week, Senior Counselorof the US State Department Derek Chollet said that the Association of municipalities with a majority of Serb population is an urgent matter. He said that the United States expects concrete proposals on the table for dialogue with Serbia. Following Chollet’s visit, one of the proposals from Kosovo analysts is that we can talk about the association of three Albanian municipalities in the valley and the three Serbian municipalities of Kosovo, this is the only way we must go, otherwise it’s better to have extraordinary elections than to start with the division of Kosovo into Albanian and Serbian”, reports Kosovo daily Bota Sot.
KOHA: 24 years after the massacre in Recak, family members seek justice
“24 years have passed since the massacre in Recak, but so far no one has been punished for the atrocities carried out, which have been characterized as crimes against humanity. So far, according to the institutions, there are international warrants for 18 people. Families of the victims continue to seekjustice”, writes Kosovo daily KOHA.
TOP CHANNEL- “Unbearable brutality”, Xhacka’s reaction to the statements of the British Prime Minister
“Verbal lynching of an entire nation with a speech that sounds as if the minister was announcing an open season for the Albanians just a few weeks after the joint communique between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania and Great Britain, where they assessed the role of the Albanian diaspora in Britain and its significant contribution to the culture, economy and society of the two countries”, reacts Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Olta Xhacka following the statement of British Minister Janik, reports Albanian media outlet Top Channel.
INA – Ahmeti: They demand that I remove Artan Grubi, I will not remove him!
“For 10 years they demanded for me to remove Musa Xhaferi from the deputy prime minister position, because I respect the will of the majority, they insisted that Abdulaqim be removed from the position of deputy prime minister, but I did not do so because I respected the will of the majority, now they are insisting that I remove ArtanGrubi, but I will not remove him, as this is a decision of the majority”, stated DUI leader Ali Ahmeti yesterday during the visit to Gostivar, reports the Macedonian media in Albanian language INA.
BOTA SOT: The signatory of the Association will “win” only with “ticket” of public renunciation!
“Otherwise, as things are going at the moment, the opposition, in addition to hesitation, is also expressing a kind of hyper poltroonery and hyper conformism, which is definitely unnecessary and harmful in the long-term phases of Kosovo’s statehood”, an excerpt from the column ‘The signatory of the Association will ‘win’ only with a ‘ticket’ of public renunciation!’, by Fadil Maloku, published in the daily Bota Sot.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska