Russia’s Neo-Feudal Capitalism

WASHINGTON, DC – Vladimir Putin’s Russia is looking more and more like the sclerotic and stagnant Soviet Union of the Leonid Brezhnev era. But in one area, Putin’s regime remains an innovator: corruption. Indeed, in this, the 18th year of Putin’s rule, a new form of crony capitalism has been taking hold.

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CEAS strongly condemns the statement about borders’ changes in Balkans

The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies from Belgrade, Serbia (CEAS) strongly condemns the statement of Jonuz Musliu, the President of the Municipal Assembly of Bujanovac and President of the National Council of Albanians in Serbia, in which he supported earlier statements by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaqi, about the union of Albania and Kosovo:  “The Union of Albania and Kosovo without Presevo Valley, without Medvedja, Bujanovac and Presevo, is meaningless. The key moment/issue today is that Albania and Kosovo must show Serbia that this is an essential part of Albania, which Serbia should not touch… Rama and Thaqi have the moral obligation to include ‘eastern Kosovo’ in this merging… If this does not happen, it will be a national betrayal. Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac are an essential part of ‘the State of Kosovo’ from which they were violently separated. That is why we had our war of liberation. This goal is written in the hearts and minds of the Albanian people. This was also confirmed on the 1st and 2nd of March, 1992, and we do not have the right to give up on something for which many members of the Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac sacrificed their lives. I am aware that Serbia will not approve of this, as it did not approve of the separation of Kosovo. Without Nis, this is not ‘Great Albania’, and Serbia should be thankful that the Albanians are only asking for the unification of Albania, Kosovo and the Presevo Valley.”  

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CEAS osuda izjave Jonuza Musliu

CEAS najoštrije osuđuje izjavu  Jonuza Musliu, predsednika Skupštine opštine Bujanovac i predsednika Nacionalnog saveta Albanaca u Srbiji u kojoj on podržava ranije izjave albanskog premijera Edija Rame i kosovskog predsednika Hašima Tačija o uniji Albanije i Kosova te ocenjuje sledeće:  "Unija Albanije sa Kosovom je bez preševske doline, bez Medveđe, Bujanovca i Preševa besmislena. Sada je ključni trenutak da Albanija i Kosovo pokažu Srbiji da je to deo Albanije u koji ne treba dirati….. Rama i Tači imaju moralnu obavezu da u "ovo spajanje" uključe i istočno Kosovo…. A ako se to ne dogodi, to će biti "nacionalna izdaja". Preševo, Medveđa i Bujanovac su  sastavni deo "države Kosovo", od koje su "nasilno odvojeni…. Zato smo vodili naš oslobodilački rat. Ovaj cilj postoji zapisan u srcima i duhu albanskog naroda. To je potvrđeno 1. i 2. marta 1992. godine i mi nemamo pravo da odustanemo od nečeg za šta su se žrtvovali pripadnici OVPBM….Svestan da se to neće dopasti Srbiji, kao što joj se nije dopalo ni otcepljenje Kosova. Bez Niša, ovo nije 'Velika Albanija' i Srbija čak treba da nam bude zahvalna što Albanci traže ujedinjenje samo Albanije, Kosova i preševske doline".

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