Headlines: Kosovo wants to file genocide complaint against Serbia

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, promises it: Pristina will file a complaint for “genocide” against Serbia during the war of 1998-1999, and this before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, promises it: Pristina will file a complaint for “genocide” against Serbia during the war of 1998-1999, and this before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). A long and complex initiative, which is unlikely to succeed, according to some jurists. For their part,

the Serbian authorities denounce "a provocation"

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Not enough in any case to calm regional tensions, while the Union's foreign ministers once again recalled, on Monday, May 10, the "European perspective" of the countries of the Western Balkans, but without any timetable. be mentioned.

In the meantime, negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia for a "final agreement" have stalled,

although they are expected to resume in the coming weeks

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Albania: the mistakes of the opposition

After boycotting Parliament, then the municipal elections of 2019, the Albanian opposition lost the legislative elections of April 25.

Accusing the Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama of all the evils is not enough, the Albanian right must also question its strategy.

The analysis of Genc Pollo, a historical figure of the Democratic Party (PD)

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On the ground, during the last electoral campaign,

Edi Rama was able to count on the support of all the municipalities of the country, controlled by the Socialist Party

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In Thumanë, the epicenter of the earthquake that hit the country in November 2019, the Prime Minister won the majority of votes, even though the reconstruction of the city is not completed.

Reportage.

How many political prisoners in Turkey?

How many are languishing behind bars in Turkey, imprisoned for political reasons or awaiting trial for years?

Despite repeated condemnations from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR),

Turkish prisons are still full and dissenting voices are scarce

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Interview with Tarik Beyhan,

Amnesty International Turkey

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In Serbia too, prisons are overcrowded and the construction of new penitentiaries will not solve everything, when Serbia has one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the world: 160 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants.

To change the paradigm,

we should finally develop alternative penalties to detention

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More and more refugees are passing through Romania

Since autumn 2020, more and more refugees have passed through Romania

in an attempt to reach Western Europe

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And for those who pass through the accommodation centers set up by the Bucharest government, living conditions are difficult to say the least: quasi-prison regime, racist attacks on the guards, etc.

Report in the city of Timișoara

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The wolf returns to the Croatian countryside

Wolf attacks are increasing in the heights of the Dalmatian hinterland, in the process of accelerated desertification.

Exasperated, the breeders say they have been abandoned by the public authorities, which

they accuse of "protecting wolves better than men"

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