According to the spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will experience failure due to its similarity with the “Normandy Format“, Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti expressed readiness to sign the Agreement on March 18 in Ohrid, a new mega scandal in Albania, citizens are paying 94 thousand dollars rent per day as of September 2022 for the floating thermal power plants that have not been put in function.
These are some of the topics from the selection of CIVIL Media’s Editorial Office from today’s content in Albanian media in the region.
Klan Kosova: Russia warns of failure of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue
“Russia warns of failure of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, a process with the mediation of the European Union”.
The spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, stated at a press conference that the dialogue between the two countries has all possibilities of repeating the fate of the Normandy Front (negotiations for a peaceful resolution of the situation in the southeast of Ukraine, in which Russian and Ukraine, Germany and France took part), reports Kosovo media outlet Klan Kosova.
DW: Kurti is ready to sign the agreement with Serbia at the meeting on March 18
Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti, expressed readiness to sign the Agreement for normalization of relations with Serbia at the meeting that is to be held on March 18 in Ohrid, North Macedonia.
“Kurti expressed expectation that the European Union will work on successfully completing the process of the Agreement on normalization of relation through his official signature at the next meeting”, is said in the announcement published by the Office of the Prime Minister.Kurti says that he has “confirmed the open and constructive approach to the negotiations on the annex to the EU proposal for the Basic Agreement. I believe that the EU can contribute for March 18 to be a successful day for democracy in Europe and security in the region”, wrote Kurti then on the social networks, reports DW.
Reporteri: Lajcak’s meeting with opposition leaders are beginning
Special Envoy of the European Union for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, within the framework of his visit to Pristina, on Friday will also meet with the leaders of the political parties of Kosovo,
Lajcak began the first meeting with the leader of PDK, Memli Krasniqi, writes Reporteri.
SHEKULLI: New scandal, Albanians paying 94 thousand dollars rent per day as of September 2022 for the floating thermal power plants that have not been put into function
“A scandal of unseen proportions with the floating thermal power plants rented for production of electricity involves the Albanian Power Corporation and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, headed by Belinda Baluku. From the day of their docking in Valona last year, until today, these power plants have never been put into use despite the fact that the Albanian taxpayer is paying over 94 thousand dollars rent per day, and the contract anticipates that in two years the company Excelerate Energy and Renco, who received the tender, will pocket up to a whole 68 million dollars”, reports Shekulli.
BalkanWeb: “We are removing Rama with votes, protests and civil disobedience”, Berisha presents his candidate for Lezha: There is no force that can prevent us from participating in the elections
“Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha said that there is no force in the world that will prevent them from participating in the elections, and added that he is determined to sign the saving change for the country on May 14”, reports BalkanWeb.
Koha: How to make the “Association”?
(Fifteen principle that should be followed)
“The principles on which Kosovo is built as a state are civil and human, and not ethical or racial, in the spirit of inclusiveness, and not asymmetry. This was challenged in April 2013, when in the Brussels Agreement the Kosovo side decided to form an Association of municipalities with a Serb majority in Kosovo. This decision was not only ratified by the Assembly of Kosovo, but the Constitutional Court also assessed its constitutionality. I am fully convinced that things would be different today if the course of these developments was not as such. But the course and truth are as such, that is why our escape from this is not only difficult, but also impossible”, an excerpt of the column ”How to make the ‘Association’?”by the author Bekim Salihu, published in the Kosovo daily Koha.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska