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Mittwoch, 25. März 2015

Chaos überall in den US Faschisten Regionen und im Kosovo streiken die Richter

25 Mar 15

Judges' Strike Brings Halt to Trials in Kosovo

Judges have entered the fourth week of a strike over pay in Kosovo, which is bringing the judicial system grinding to a halt.
Una Hajdari

The judges of Basic Courts in Kosovo have been on strike for three weeks now, with no sign that the government intends to meet their request for a pay hike.
“The funds to meet the demands of the judges have been set aside, so the deadlock is incomprehensible,” Hamdi Ibrahimi, president of the Basic Court of Pristina, said.
When former Prime Minister Hashim Thaci’s government last year adopted a budget, it promised judges a 25-per-cent increase in their salaries.
They were also promised a “risk compensation flat sum,” a 200-euro addition to their salaries designed as a motivation for judges, who face a lot of risks in their line of work in Kosovo.
Ibrahimi noted that the the request of the judges for a rise of around 25 per cent was agreed last year when the budget was passed.
This 25-per-cent figure was promised to all civil servants. However, the new government under Prime Minister Isa Mustafa has decided not to implement this part of the budget, on the grounds that it was unaffordable.
A separate agreement since drawn up between the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Council does foresaw an increase of 200 euro in the salaries of judges and prosecutors, however. But only prosecutors have recieved the extra money.
“We know the economic situation in Kosovo. So we don’t expect the salary increase, just the risk compensation. We know funds have been set aside for this goal but we aren’t getting the money,” Ibrahimi said.
Judges have been on strike since March 3rd, and plan to continue until their requests are met.
Arianit Koci, a lawyer, says the strike is creating deadlock in the courts. “The judicial system in Kosovo is overburdened. Every judge has had a large number of cases. This strike is bringing the judiciary close to collapse,” Koci added.
Around 1,000 cases have been postponed, he noted. “All my clients have seen damages. Cases are being prolonged. The requests of the judges are legitimate but I’m not sure that this is the right way to do it," he observed.
All the cases dealt with by Basic Courts have been put on hold, except for those in which the defendants are in pretrial detention and cases of family violence.
Even cases that include mixed panels of local and international judges have been postponed, which means that many cases involving judges and prosecutors from the EU rule of law mission, EULEX, have been postponed indefinitely.

"Seit dem Triumph der Alliierten über Deutschland und Japan wurde kein Krieg mehr nachhaltig gewonnen"

Ex-CIA-Agent Robert Baer über gezielte Tötungen und die gescheiterte Nahostpolitik der letzten Jahrzehnte

tting Yemen up for civil war
Wim Roffel um Conflict and Compromise - vor 1 Tag
The crime of the year of the "international community" was the recent departure of all the Western diplomats from Sanaa in Yemen. The official argument was safety. But Sanaa was at that moment still quite safe, so everybody could understand that in reality it was a public rejection of the Houthi's and the announcement that the West would take steps to undermine their government. Once again the West had subscribed to the agenda of the hatred of the Saudi regime. And indeed we saw soon an increase of Al Qaeda attacks. Former president Hadi escaped mysteriously from Sanaa and - after ... mehr »

Freitag, 20. März 2015

'Nedjo the Butcher', wurde in Serbien wegen den Srebrenica Massaker verhaftet

28.000 ermordete Serben in Bosnien und keine Ermittlungen: Der Verbrecher Naser Oric

 NATO Sprecher und UN Militär Beobachter C.N.N. Branco: War Srebrenica a Hoax? oder eine false flag operation
Eight people arrested today in Serbia for war crimes in Srebrenica

Eight people arrested today in Serbia for war crimes in Srebrenica

The Serbian police arrested 8 people on Wednesday, suspected of committing a war crime against civilians in the area of Srebrenica,...»
According to the agency, "the biggest arrest in the sweep was Nedeljko Milidragovic, the commander dubbed 'Nedjo the Butcher', who went on to become a successful businessman in Serbia." 

Montag, 16. März 2015

Die Gangster Wesley Clark, Frank Wisner scheitern mit ihren Chevron: "Fracking" Methoden in Rumänien

Schöne Pleite der Ober Lobbyisten und Hirnloser Firmen Vorstände, wenn man hohe Millionen Summen seit Jahren an Bestechungs Geld ausgabUnd Mark Rich, der Gangster des Georg Soros, des Bill Clinton durfte auch in Rumänien mitmachen und muss für Betrug nun hohe Entschädigungen zahlen an die OMV: *

Nach Chevron-Rückzug aus Rumänien – Steht Fracking in Europa vor dem endgültigen Aus?

Nach Exxon Mobil und Total hat nun auch der US-amerikanische Energieriese hinsichtlich seiner Schiefergas-Explorationsprojekte in Osteuropa das Handtuch geworfen. Umweltverbände werten dies als großen Erfolg ihrer anhaltenden Proteste gegen die umstrittene Fracking-Technologie.

Fracking-Explorationsfelder - Quelle: Simon Fraser University
Fracking-Explorationsfelder - Quelle: Simon Fraser University
Europa bleibt ein hartes Pflaster für Fracking-Unternehmer. Nun hat der US-Energieriese Chevron das Ende seiner Explorationsbemühungen in Rumänien bekannt gegeben. Gründe hierfür waren unter anderem eine unter den Erwartungen bleibende Ausbeute und anhaltende Proteste von Umweltgruppen. Der Rückzug aus Rumänien bedeutet gleichzeitig auch das Ende aller Bemühungen Chevrons, in Europa nach Fracking-Standorten zu suchen........

Patton Boggs to Pay $15 million to settle fraud allegations

By Jennifer Smith May 7, 2014 6:20 p.m. ET   12 may 2014 - Patton Boggs LLP has agreed to pay Chevron Corp. $15 million to settle a bitter feud over the law firm's role in a disputed $9.5 billion environmental verdict against the oil giant. The proposed settlement is a significant reversal for the Washington, D.C., firm, a well-known lobbying powerhouse whose revenue has slid in recent years....
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British court orders Glencore to pay USD 40 mln to Romania’s OMV Petrom

A UK Court decided on Friday that commodities trader Glencore should pay over USD 40 million to Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom. The court made this ruling in a case in which the Romanian group accused Glencore of fraudulently shipping lower quality oil to Romania in the 1990s, according to Bloomberg.
Glencore, which was at that time called Marc Rich & Co., made 32 shipments of oil to Romanian state companies from 1993 to 1996. The oil it delivered was of a lower grade than agreed in the contract, and the trader gained some USD 40.1 million from this.
The London court that ruled in this case also found that Glencore employees falsified documents to cover up the fraud. Glencore said it would appeal the tribunal’s ruling.
The Romanian state firms that bought the oil from Glencore in the 90s don’t exist anymore. They were absorbed by oil and gas group Petrom, which the state sold to Austrian group OMV in 2004. This made OMV Petrom the beneficiary of the compensation.
OMV Petrom filed the UK suit against Glencore in 2008 after two failed arbitrations.
Glencore is one of the largest commodities traders in the world. The company based in Baar, Switzerland, has a market capitalization of over EUR 50 billion.
OMV Petrom is the largest group in Romania. Its shares are trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange with the ticker SNP. Petrom’s market capitalization is EUR 6.25 billion.

Samstag, 14. März 2015

Neue Zoll Abkommen zwischen dem Kosovo und Albanien und Nichts wird erneut funktionieren

bis jetzt funktionieren keine wichtigen Zoll und Wirtschafts Abkommen zwischen den beiden Ländern. Das sich das ändern wird, ist ebenso nicht in Sicht, aber viele Abkommen werden abgeschlossen, als eine Art Aktionismus.

Customs cooperation deal approved by Albania and Kosovo

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ONE STEP TO THE GREATER ALBANIA Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama announced plans to form a customs union with Kosovo. A deal was reached during a recent visit to Albania by Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustafa. “We consider that we have great possibilities for cooperation in energy and infrastructure, fields in which we will join also with others states in the region,” Mustafa told reporters. In turn, Rama said: “We intend that documents recognised on one side of the border will be recognised automatically also on the other side, and that entrepreneurs will not lose mor... mehr » 

Dacic: Kosovo should be prevented from joining CE, UNESCO

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Published: Mar 13, 2015BELGRADE – Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Friday Serbia faced a difficult fight in trying to prevent Kosovo from becoming a member of the Council of Europe and UNESCO. [image: Ivica Dacic - Photo:] Ivica Dacic – Photo: He also stated that Albanian, and sometimes US, officials asked at each OSCE meeting when Kosovo would take part in those. As for Kosovo’s membership in the OSCE, it is impossible because such an issue is decided through consensus, he said at a meeting of the Serbian parliament foreign affairs committee as he s... mehr »

Dienstag, 10. März 2015

Die grossen Mafia Bosse in Bosnien: Fahrudin Radonci, Naser Kelmendi und Naser Oric

Noch ein von der Mafia kontrollierter Staat, ohne Justiz soll NATO Mitglied werden: Montenegro

Die grossen Gangster im Balkan: Fahrudin Radonic in Bosnien

Naser Kelmendi ist eine Langzeit Legende des Verbrechens, was nur noch getopt wird durch Fahrudin Radonci wurde, als Partner der Westlichen Werte Gemeinschaft und als Innenminister. Das Gangster hohe Minister Posten im Balkan erhalten, ist ein Standard, EU und US gewollt, denn man will ja Geschäfte machen.

Der Capo der Mafia in Bosnien Fahrudin Radoncic, ist nun Innenminister

Die Avaz Twist Tower des Radonic Mafia, in Sarajewo.

Heute gilt Radončić als reichster Mann seines Landes und wird auch „Bosniens Donald Trump“ genannt. 

Irgendwo kann die NATO nicht mehr tiefer sinken, mit ihren vielen Verbrechen, Massenmorden und dann auch noch als Terroristen Financier. Geldwäsche, Betrug, Drogen und Waffen schmuggel für die Rüstungs Industrie als Geschäfts Modell. French question mark on the Montenegro’s NATO membership[image: djukanovic oland] By Adnan Prekic 2 hours ago Podgorica, March 6, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic After an encouraging message from the summit in Cardiff, the Montenegrin public is expecting an invitation for membership in NATO by the end of the year. The obligations t... mehr » Gangster die auch in Montenegro ihre Geldwäsche Hotels und Baufirmen haben:

Sonntag, 8. März 2015

Die Ermordung Griechenlands durch korrupte Westliche Eliten und der Banken Mafia

Die Ermordung Griechenlands

James Petras war Direktor des Zentrums für Mediterrane Studien in Athen (1981-1984) und Berater für Ministerpräsident Andreas Papandreou (1981-1984). Er analysiert hier die Krise Griechenlands und ihre Auswirkungen innerhalb der Europäischen Union.

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Yánis Varoufákis und Aléxis Tsípras
Die griechische Regierung steckt gegenwärtig in einem Kampf auf Leben und Tod mit den Eliten, die die Banken und politischen Entscheidungszentren der Europäischen Union beherrschen. Auf dem Spiel steht der Lebensunterhalt von elf Millionen griechischen Arbeitern, Angestellten und Kleinunternehmern und die Lebensfähigkeit der Europäischen Union. Wenn die SYRIZA-Regierung vor den Forderungen der EU-Banker kapituliert und sich einverstanden erklärt, das Sparprogramm fortzusetzen, dann wird Griechenland für Jahrzehnte zu Regression, Armut und Kolonialherrschaft verdammt sein. Wenn Griechenland den Widerstand beschließt und aus der EU austreten muss, wird es gezwungen sein, seine 270 Milliarden Euro Auslandsschulden zurückzuweisen. Das wird die internationalen Finanzmärkte zum Absturz bringen und den Zusammenbruch der EU verursachen.
Die Leitung der EU rechnet darauf, dass die SYRIZA-Führer ihre Verpflichtung gegenüber den griechischen Wählern aufgeben, die sich Anfang Februar 2015 mit überwältigender Mehrheit (über 70 Prozent) für die Beendigung der Sparpolitik und der Schuldenzahlungen und für den Weg zu staatlichen Investitionen in die Volkswirtschaft und die soziale Entwicklung ausgesprochen haben [1]. Die Möglichkeiten sind krass, die Folgen haben welthistorische Bedeutung. Die strittigen Fragen führen weit über lokale und regionale, zeitlich beschränkte Auswirkungen hinaus. Das gesamte globale Finanzsystem wird betroffen sein [2].
Die Zahlungseinstellung wird zu allen Schuldnern und Gläubigern weit über Europa hinaus durchsickern; das Vertrauen der Investoren in das gesamte westliche Finanzsystem wird erschüttert werden. Erstens und vor allem haben alle westlichen Banken Verknüpfungen mit den griechischen Banken [3]. Wenn die letzteren zusammenbrechen, wird das tiefe Auswirkungen auf sie haben, die über das, was ihre Regierungen abfangen können, weit hinausgehen. Massive staatliche Interventionen werden an der Tagesordnung sein. Die griechische Regierung wird keine andere Wahl haben, als das ganze Finanzsystem zu übernehmen … . Der Dominoeffekt wird zuerst und vor allem Südeuropa betreffen und sich von dort in die „vorherrschenden Regionen“ im Norden und dann nach England und Nordamerika ausbreiten [4].
Um den Ursprung dieser Krise und die Alternativen, die sich Griechenland und der EU bieten, zu verstehen, ist es notwendig, einen kurzen Überblick über die politische und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung der drei letzten Jahrzehnte zu geben. Wir werden zuerst die Beziehungen zwischen Griechenland und der EU von 1980 bis 2000 untersuchen und dann den gegenwärtigen Zusammenbruch und den Eingriff der EU in die griechische Wirtschaft beleuchten. Im letzten Abschnitt werden wir den Aufstieg und die Wahl von SYRIZA diskutieren und ihre wachsende Unterwürfigkeit im Zusammenhang mit der Dominanz und Unnachgiebigkeit der EU; den Schwerpunkt setzen wir auf das Erfordernis eines radikalen Bruchs mit dem Beziehungsmuster der Vergangenheit von „Herren und Knechten“.

Die Vorgeschichte: Der Aufbau des europäischen Imperiums

1980 wurde Griechenland als Vasallenstaat des emporkommenden franco-germanischen Imperiums zur Europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft (EWG) zugelassen. Mit der Wahl von Andreas Papandreou, dem Führer der Allgriechischen Sozialistischen Bewegung (PASOK), mit einer absoluten Mehrheit im Parlament wuchs die Hoffnung auf radikale Änderungen in der Innen- und der Außenpolitik. [5] Papandreou hatte in der Wahlkampagne insbesondere den Bruch mit der NATO und der EWG, den Widerruf des Vertrags über eine US-Militärbasis und eine Gesellschaft versprochen, die auf „gesellschaftlichem Eigentum“ an den Produktionsmitteln begründet ist. Nachdem er gewählt war, versicherte Papandreou der EWG und Washington sofort, dass seine Regierung in der NATO und der EWG bleiben werde, und erneuerte den Vertrag über den US-Militärstützpunkt. Von der Regierung in den frühen 1980er Jahren in Auftag gegebene Studien, die mittel- und langfristig negative Ergebnisse für den Verbleib Griechenlands in der EWG dokumentierten, insbesondere den Verlust der Kontrolle über Handel, Haushalt und Märkte, wurden von Papandreou ignoriert. Er entschied sich dafür, die politische Unabhängigkeit und die wirtschaftliche Autonomie zugunsten großer Geldtransfers, Darlehen und Kredit seitens der EWG zu opfern. Papandreou sprach vom Balkon zu den Massen über Unabhängigkeit und soziale Gerechtigkeit, während er die Verbindungen zu den europäischen Bankern und den griechischen Schifffahrts- und Bankoligarchen beibehielt. Die europäische Elite und die griechischen Oligarchen in Athen behielten den Würgegriff auf die Kommandohöhen der griechischen Politik- und Wirtschaftssystems.
Papandreou erhielt die klientelistischen politischen Verfahrensweisen aufrecht, die von dem vorherigen rechtsextremen Regime eingesetzt worden waren – er ersetzte bloß die rechtsradikalen Funktionäre durch PASOK-Parteigetreue.
Die EWG schob Papandreous falsche radikale Rhetorik beiseite und konzentrierte sich auf die Tatsache, dass sie sich die Kontrolle und Unterwürfigkeit des griechischen Staates erkaufte durch Finanzierung eines korrupten, klientelistischen Regimes, das Gelder für Entwicklungsprojekte, die die ökonomische Wettbewerbsfähigkeit Griechenlands steigern sollten, umleitete in den Aufbau eines Patronage-Apparat, der auf Konsumwachstum basierte.
Letztlich wusste die EWG, dass ihr finanzieller Würgegriff auf die Wirtschaft es ihr ermöglichen würde, Griechenlands Politik zu diktieren und das Land in den Grenzen des emporkommenden europäischen Imperiums zu halten.
Trotz Papandreous demagogischer „Dritte-Welt“-Rhetorik war Griechenland tief in die EWG und die NATO eingebettet. Zwischen 1981 und 1985 legte Panpandreou seine sozialistische Rhetorik ab zugunsten zunehmender Sozialausgaben für Wohlfahrtsreformen, Lohn- und Pensionserhöhungen und Krankenversicherung, wobei er bankrotte Wirtschaftsbetriebe refinanzierte, die durch kleptokratische Kapitalisten zugrunde gerichtet worden waren. Im Ergebnis stieg der Lebensstandard, während Griechenlands Wirtschaftsstruktur weiterhin der eines Vasallenstaat glich und stark abhängig war von EWG-Geldern, europäischen Touristen und einer Rentenökonomie, die auf Immobilien, Finanzwesen und Tourismus basierte.
Papandreou verfestigte Griechenlands Rolle als Vasallen-Außenposten der NATO, als Militärstutzpunkt für militärische US-Interventionen im Nahen Osten und östlichen Mittelmeer und als Markt für in Deutschland und Nordeuropa hergestellte Waren.
Von Oktober 1981 bis Juli 1989 nahm der Konsum in Griechenland zu, während die Produktion stagnierte; Papandreou gewann die Wahlen in 1985, indem er EWG-Gelder einsetzte. Während die griechische Verschuldung an Europa begann … züchtigten die EWG-Führer die Fehlleitung von Geldern durch Papandreous große Armee von Kleptokraten nicht allzu laut. Brüssel erkannte, dass Papandreou und PASOK die effektivsten Kräfte waren, um der radikalen griechischen Wählerschaft den Mund zu stopfen und Griechenland unter EWG-Vormundschaft und als loyalen Vasallen der NATO zu erhalten.

Lektion für SYRIZA: PASOKs kurzfristige Reformen und strategische Abhängigkeit

Ob an der Macht oder nicht – PASOK folgte den Fußstapfen ihres rechtsextremen Gegners („Neue Demokratie“) und nahm die Zwangsjacke von NATO-EWG an. Griechenland unterhielt fortwährend die höchsten Militärausgaben pro Kopf von allen europäischen NATO-Mitgliedern. Dafür erhielt es Darlehen und Kredite, um kurzfristige soziale Reformen und langfristige Korruption in großem Stil zu finanzieren, indem es den politischen Parteistaatsapparat erweiterte.
Beim Aufstieg des offen neoliberalen Ministerpräsidenten Costas Simitis im Jahr 2002 manipulierte das PASOK-Regime die Bücher, fabrizierte mit Hilfe von Wall Street Investment-Banken Regierungsdaten für ihr Haushaltsdefizit und wurde Mitglied der Europäischen Währungsunion. Durch Annahme des Euro vertiefte Simitis weiterhin die finanzielle Unterordnung unter die nicht gewählten, vom deutschen Finanzministerium und den Banken beherrschten europäischen Beamten in Brüssel.
Die Oligarchen in Griechenland machten an der Spitze Platz für eine neue Brut von kleptokratischer PASOK-Elite, die Millionen von den Militäreinkäufen absahnte, Bankbetrügereien beging und in massive Steuerflucht verwickelt war.
Die Brüsseler Elite gestattete der griechischen Mittelklasse das Leben in der Illusion, „wohlhabende Europäer“ zu sein, da sie durch die Darlehen und angehäuften Schulden entscheidende Hebelwirkung behielt.
Bankbetrug in großem Stil, in dem es um dreihundert Millionen Euro ging, reichte sogar bis in Ex-Ministerpräsident Papandreous Büro.
Die Kundenbeziehungen innerhalb Griechenlands entsprachen den Kundenbeziehungen zwischen Brüssel und Athen......

Papandreou takes legal action against HSBC list tipster First entry: 7 March 2015 [image: Papandreou takes legal action against HSBC list tipster] Former Prime Minister George Papandreou filed a suit at the Athens Court of First Instance on Friday against *Herve Falciani*, the former HSBC employee who leaked the details of thousands of depositors to authorities, including the Greeks included on the so-called *Lagarde lis*t. In his recent book Falciani claims that Papandreou was blackmailed into signing Greece’s bailout so details of a 500-billion-euro account allegedly held by his moth... mehr » 

Greek FM Kotzias: If Greece collapses, Europe will be flooded with migrants, jihadists First entry: 7 March 2015 [image: Greek FM Kotzias: If Greece collapses, Europe will be flooded with migrants, jihadists] Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias warned that a financial collapse in Greece will bring millions of new migrants and thousands of jihadists in Europe. Kotzias was speaking with reporters during a bereak in an informal EU foreign ministers' council in Riga, Latvia. "Western Balkans are not stabilized, and then we have Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and northern Africa. This is a sickle,... mehr » 
Für Militär hat man Geld

Economic crisis: not affected military budget of Greece

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Greece has launched a second Type 214 submarine, S122 Matrozos! The boat began Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) some days ago. In mid-February 2015 raised the Greek flag on fast attack craft FAC RITSOS P71 in Elefsis Shipyards, while expected to follow the sea trials after solving some typical issues. In meanwhile the other 2 remaining FAC boats of same class continue construction and they are in a signification progress(info taken from magazine "EA&T" March issue).  

Samstag, 7. März 2015

Noch ein von der Mafia kontrollierter Staat, ohne Justiz soll NATO Mitglied werden: Montenegro

Irgendwo kann die NATO nicht mehr tiefer sinken, mit ihren vielen Verbrechen, Massenmorden und dann auch noch als Terroristen Financier. Geldwäsche, Betrug, Drogen und Waffen schmuggel für die Rüstungs Industrie als Geschäfts Modell.

French question mark on the Montenegro’s NATO membership

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Podgorica, March 6, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic After an encouraging message from the summit in Cardiff, the Montenegrin public is expecting an invitation for membership in NATO by the end of the year. The obligations that Montenegro got in Wales shall be fulfilled, so there are indications that the invitation for […]

Schock Therapie: vom Westen vollkommen zerstört und korrumpiert. Auch im neuen EU Land Kroatien, kann man nur gegen Geld einen Job im Öffentlichen Dienst erhalten.

Montenegro: Marodes Gesundheitssystem und die Korruption

16. März 2015 - 16:01 | | Balkan21 | 0 Kommentare
Vergangenes Jahr infizierten sich im Krankenhaus von Bijelo Polje (Montenegro) mehrere Babys mit potentiell tödlichen Keimen, eines der Neugeborenen starb an der Infektion. Der damals verhaftete und entlassene Direktor des Krankenhauses sowie der Oberarzt der Gynäkologie wurden nun erneut im selben Krankenhaus eingestellt, allem Anschein nach aus politischem Druck. Die Eltern des damals verstorbenen Babys sind in den Hungerstreik getreten.
Mit gerade einmal 250 Euro pro Kopf hat Montenegro die niedrigsten Ausgaben im Gesundheitswesen des gesamten Balkans. In 16 Krankenhäusern wurden eklatante Hygienemängel und in hohem Maße antibiotikaresistente Bakterien gefunden. Doch die 170 Millionen Euro die Montenegro zur Verfügung stehen sind, nach aktuellem Stand, zu wenig. Neben einem eklatanten Finanzierungsproblem kommt in dem Balkanstaat die sehr lebendige Korruption hinzu: „Nach etlichen Untersuchungen zu urteilen erleben die BürgerInnen das Gesundheitssystem als Hort der Korruption“, erklärt der Journalist Esad Krcić.
Eltern setzen Politik unter Druck
Nach den Vorfällen im vergangenen Jahr in Bijelo Polje, starteten die Eltern des verstorbenen Babys eine Petition, woraufhin die zuständigen Ärzte entlassen wurden. Seit der Wiedereinstellung vergangene Woche, sind die Eltern in den Hungerstreik getreten und kampieren vor dem Krankenhaus.
NGOs sehen kein Entkommen aus dem Teufelskries
Dejan Cvijanović ist Vorsitzender des NGO „Krug života“ (Circle of Life) und kritisiert die Verantwortlichen des Gesundheitsministeriums stark: „Wenn sich ein Patient in einer montenegrinischen Klinik beschwert oder Probleme hat, sollte er sich in offiziell an den Ombudsmann des Ministeriums wenden. Doch dieser leitet die Anfragen zumeist an die Leitungen der Kliniken weiter. Diese müssen nun selbst über die Beschwerden der Patienten befinden und Untersuchungen zeigen, dass in der Praxis kein Arzt gegen einen anderen vorgeht. Auch Gerichtsverhandlungen gehen in den seltensten Fällen zugunsten der Patienten aus.“

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Freitag, 6. März 2015

Die US Balkan Terroristen infiltrieren nun auch Italien: Italy on Alert Over Jihadist Threat From Balkans

Made by Madeleine Allbright, Bill und Hillary Clinton: financing only Terrorist and Bin Laden and the Bin Laden Financier: Yassin Kadi and Hashim Thaci

Der Kosovo, Al-Kaidas neues Zuhause mit den Saudi Terroristen und Yassin Kadi und Prinz Bandar wie immer

Das US-EU “Failed-States-Building-Programm” – und die CIA Operation mit den US - "ICITAP Programmen

Investigation 06 Mar 15

Italy on Alert Over Jihadist Threat From Balkans
Italian authorities are increasingly concerned by the number of radicalized Muslims emigrants from the Balkans joining the ranks of the Islamist militants.
Aleksandra Bogdani
Propaganda graphic posted on Twitter of ISIS conquering the Colosseum
In a video released on February 15, after the murder of 21 Egyptian Christians in Lybia, a masked militant from the Islamic State of Syria and al-Sham, ISIS, points toward the Italian shore and warns: “We will conquer Rome by the will of Allah.” 
Bloodcurdling ISIS threats to the West are nothing new. But, documents from the Italian security agencies, seen by BIRN, show Rome is increasingly worried by the threat of terrorists coming from the Balkans as well as from North Africa and the Middle East.
According to one document seen by BIRN, the Italian Interior Ministry has identified five radical cells from the Balkans operating in Italy and recruiting jihadist fighters for the Islamic State.
The cells are located in Milan, Rome, Liguria, Lucca and Siena, infiltrated into communities of Muslim emigrants from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Bosnia
So far, eight of the 59 people that Italian security agencies have identified as joining radical Islamic groups fighting in Syria and Iraq come from the Balkans. Four have already died in the Syrian war.
Because of its geographical proximity, Italian authorities are worried that ties between radical preachers coming from the Balkans and local Muslim communities could turn the country into a centre of radical Islamist activity.
Since the civil war started in Syria, several hundred Muslims from the Balkans have joined militant organizations like the al-Nusra front and ISIS.
The International Center for the Study of Radicalization, ICSR, a think tank based in King's College, London, believes the number of fighters from the Balkans that have joined jihadist groups in Syria totals 632.
Last week, two imams and seven of their supporters went on trial in Albania a year after their arrest, accused of recruiting dozens of fighters for ISIS and the al-Nusra front.
The indictment says imams Bujar Hysa and Abdurrahim Balla facilitated the recruitment of 70 fighters from Albania between 2012 and 2014 through their mosques on the outskirts of Tirana. 
Since the start of the conflict, 10 Albanians have lost their lives fighting in Syria, while 30 others have already returned home and are under the constant observation of law-enforcement agencies.
In September 2014, meanwhile, the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina arrested a radical imam named Bilal Bosnic under an operation codenamed “Damask.”
BIRN has learned that agents from Italian anti-terror units in the cities of Bergamo and Cremona, which have large immigrant populations from the Balkans, took part in the operation.
Bosnic held inflammatory preaching tours in Italy in 2011. In an interview with the Italian daily newspaper, Corriere Della Sera, in August 2014 Bosnic declared that jihadist recruits had their eye on Italy.
“Italy is a very important country for us because we believe the whole world will become one Islamic State,” he said. “Even the Vatican will be Muslim,” Bosnic added.
Bosnic is not the only radical imam from the Balkans to have preached to Muslim immigrants in Italy. Shefqet Krasniqi, imam of the Grand Mosque in Pristina, is another.
Kosovo authorities arrested Krasniqi last September on suspicion of “incitement to hatred and religious, racial, ethnic intolerance”.
Before his detention, Krasniqi in December 2013 held a meeting with the faithful at the El Hilal mosque in the Italian town of Grosseto, in Tuscany, and a video of his sermon in the mosque can be found in YouTube.... 

OSAMAGATE - my take on Bill Clinton's War

Original OSAMAGATE article by Chossudovsky

Growing up, I gained some political knowledge of CIA atrocities from actually reading the articles my dad's Playboy mags, but I did not really begin to become politically knowledgeable or sufficiently suspicious until the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, when I read that Afghan women had been fighting for secular democracy, pleading for Western help, and warning the US about the psychotic Mujahideen for 20 years.

I took Clinton at face value on Kosovo.  I was uncurious about the history.  I never really questioned what Clinton said, but I casually wondered how American foreign policy had suddenly switched gears from forming Latin American death squads under Reagan-Bush ... to humanitarian bombing in Europe.

(Various stories abound that the Islamic Chechen rebels -- many Chenhens want an end to Russian domination, but don't like the fanatic and fascistic Al-Qaida types -- are still getting covert support by Al-CIA-da.)

I was gullible.  I was so relieved, thinking that we finally got the CIA (Bush) out of the White House, believing we were done funding death squads, we had removed the Iran-Contra conspirators (where the President and VP lied, nobody was convicted of serious crimes like treason for treachery of defying the Boland Amendment, everyone was aquitted on minor legal technicalities, or pardoned, and the criminals who sold weapons to Iran astonishingly claimed to be bold patriots),
... and so that I thought Clinton was a welcome relief, a breath of fresh air.

these are probably THE most important geopolitical articles on the whole topic:
Osamagate  Local mht file
Bush's Military Adventures
Clinton-Approved Iranian Arms Transfers Help Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base January 16, 1997 Local mht
Senate Republican Policy Committee on Bosnia Kosovo March 31, 1999 Local mht 
The Kosovo Liberation Army: Does Clinton Policy Support Group with Terror, Drug Ties?
From 'Terrorists' to 'Partners'
"Al Qa'ida organization supports Moslem fighters in both Bosnia and Kosovo

Now this next one is LaRouche, but it seems to fit in with the United States Senate version above
Bin Laden Puppetmasters Smoked Out In Balkans Published: November 9, 2001   local mht
The mid-October revelations that an Osama bin Laden terrorist training camp is operating in the U.S.-controlled zone of Kosovo, are only the tip of the iceberg. Now, in a sort of ``Operation Truth,'' Macedonian and other sources have begun to reveal publicly what until now had been known to only a relatively small group of people, about the narco-terrorist connections between the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and the Taliban, and between these two groups and high-level U.S. and British intelligence agencies. Operation Truth is now affecting the strategic domain, provoking a reevaluation of the conventional way of viewing ``international terrorism.'' The path leads to those strategists who have used terrorism as a weapon of irregular warfare.

····The story of bin Laden's right-hand man, Ayman ``The Doctor'' Zawahiri, and the Balkan activities of the latter's brother, have shocked a large number of people.
How is it possible that such a high-level official of the bin Laden gang is able to run a training camp for the KLA near the Kosovo village of Ropotovo, in the middle of an area controlled by the United States? How is it possible that Zawahiri's brother, as reliable sources report, was (and still reportedly is) in charge of KLA operations in the KLA-occupied area of neighboring Macedonia? How is it possible that the Zawahiri-led gang of international mercenaries could move, without any hindrance, from NATO-controlled Kosovo into Macedonia?

NOTE: NO REPUBLICAN has mentioned this in public.
Republicans doing "Path to 9-11" hit piece on Clinton did not mention this.
Only Clinton's alleged incompetence and timidity.

One week into the bombing campaign, there is widespread discussion of options for further actions. One option includes forging a closer relationship between the United States and a controversial group, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), a group which has been cited in unofficial reports for alleged ties to drug cartels and Islamic terrorist organizations.

 The Kosovo Liberation Army "began on the radical fringe of Kosovar Albanian politics, originally made up of diehard Marxist-Leninists (who were bankrolled in the old days by the Stalinist dictatorship next door in Albania) as well as by descendants of the fascist militias raised by the Italians in World War II"

 Among the most troubling aspects of the Clinton Administration's effective alliance with the KLA are numerous reports from reputable unofficial sources -- including the highly respected Jane's publications -- that the KLA is closely involved with:

    * The extensive Albanian crime network that extends throughout Europe and into North America, including allegations that a major portion of the KLA finances are derived from that network, mainly proceeds from drug trafficking; and

    * Terrorist organizations motivated by the ideology of radical Islam, including assets of Iran and of the notorious Osama bin-Ladin -- who has vowed a global terrorist war against Americans and American interests.
(i can't remember where i copied this from, sorry)

According to "The Washington Times," "The Canberra Times," (Australia) "The Charleston Gazette," and numerous other publications, Osama Bin Laden and co. were directly involved in pro-American "terrorist" organizations in Bosnia, Kosovo, (KLA) and Macedonia -right up until the summer of 2001.
"But, one may protest, "this doesn't make sense. Why would the U.S. military support anti-American movements?"
The critical geo-political component to recognize here is this: de-stabilization.

Clinton-Approved Iranian Arms Transfers Help Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base
TWRA is believed to be connected with such fixtures of the Islamic terror network as Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman (the convicted mastermind behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing) and Osama Binladen, a wealthy Saudi emigre believed to bankroll numerous militant groups.
Of course I disagree with the conclusion, which says that Carter should have gone to war to kill off the evil Sandinistas.
But the central point of Clinton's "gross error" was collabortation with Al-Qaeda forces, and massive aid to Islamic Fundamentalists.....

Die einzige US und EU Politik: immer mit Kriminellen, korrupten Verbrechern und Terroristen unterwegs.

USA senden Soldaten in die Ukraine

Lux um ЛЮЦИФЕР - vor 11 Minuten
Rechtzeitig zu den bevorstehenden Verhandlungen, die in Berlin wegen dem Ukraine-Konflikt stattfinden sollen, hat der Weltverbrecher ein deutliches Zeichen gesetzt, in dem er Soldaten in das Kriegsgebiet geschickt hat. Russland wird es nicht dulden, dass die Gringo-Söldner auf die Menschen in der Ostukraine schießen werden. Die nächste Stufe zur weiteren Eskalation der Lage dürfte damit von den USA eingeläutet worden sein. Es ist höchste Zeit, jeden sich in Europa aufhaltenden Yankee zur "*persona non grata*" zu erklären. Es ist Zeit zu handeln.

Bremen: Bunte Vielfalt = permanenter Ausnahmezustand?!

Lux um ЛЮЦИФЕР - vor 14 Stunden
Ein Foto, das für sich spricht. Es benötigt gewiss keiner parlamentarischen Gesäßgeographie, sondern ein klein wenig gesunden Menschenverstand, um die hochgepriesene "*bunte Vielfalt*" Bremens abzulehnen. Denn zu dieser gehören nun einmal Bildungsschwäche, Arbeitslosigkeit, Verrohung, Verwahrlosung, erhöhte Kriminalität, Lohndrückerei, Libanesen-Clan-Terror und so weiter und so fort. Wer sich zur realexistierenden "*bunten Vielfalt*" bekennt, kann nicht alle Latten am Zaun und schon gar nicht alle Tassen im Schrank haben. Es ist höchste Zeit, die Besatzungspolitik in Deutschland zu ... mehr »

Donnerstag, 5. März 2015

Die kriminellen Methoden der GTZ-GEZ-KFW mit der "Pro Credit Bank" im Kosovo und Albanien wo der CoE Ilir Aliu, sogar verhaftet wurde.

Mit der Vorgänger Bank, ist die Pro Credit Bank vor allem eine GTZ Gründung, mit KfW Geldern und früher war auch die Weltbank beteiligt, die sich schon lange zurückzog.
Banken haben Milliarden im Balkan und im Osten verloren, wobei die Österreichische Raiffeisenbank, Griechische Banken am meisten verloren haben.
Kriminelle und Unsoziale Personal Politik, zeigt eine erstaunliche Inkomptenz der Eigentümer, denn Motivation ist der beste Geschäfts Motor auch im Banken Sektor. Aber genau die korrupte Behandlung der Mitarbeiter, ist totale Fehl Anzeige bei der Pro Credit Bank, welche ihre besten Leute, sogar hinaus mobbt mit allen Methoden.

Banken und die Balkan Mafia, wo es 100 % gefälschte Dokumente gibt, bei Kredit Anträgen und Investoren Betrug mit vielen Phantom Projekten.

Aufgeblasene Betrugs Banken: neue Abschreibungen im Osten für die Österreichischen Banken

nach der Mafia Bank Hypo Alpe Adria, gehts weiter, was sowieso jeder weiss seit Jahren.


Osteuropa belastet österreichische Banken in Milliardenhöhe
10. Oktober 2011 18:13

05 Mar 15
Kosovo Case Mounts up Against Bank Sackings
Former employees of ProCredit Bank accuse the bank of using illegal methods to cull its workforce ands boost profits.
Jeta Xharra
Former employees accuse Kosovo’s largest bank of resorting to illegal means to trim workforce. | Photo by Atdhe Mulla
After earning 16.1 million euro in 2013, Kosovo’s largest bank, ProCredit is only a speck in the global financial system. But it is a bright, money-making star for its German parent company, ProCredit Holding, which owns banks in 21 countries and earned only 38.9 million that year, its annual financial report says.

The modest size of the profit reflects the challenging nature of the emerging markets where most of its financial institutions operate. When ProCredit had to pull out of an entire Mexican state, Michoacan, because it was plagued by drug-related violence, it helped push the bank into a 10-million-euro loss in 2013.

ProCredit Kosovo was the second-highest earner in the group, after ProCredit Serbia. In the three preceding years, Kosovo was the top performer.

“Our banks in Balkan markets like Serbia, Bulgaria or Kosovo were again amongst the most profitable in their banking sectors, thanks to the quality of our loan portfolio, the loyalty of our clients and the efficiency of our operations,” ProCredit Holding’s 2013 report noted.

ProCredit Holding has achieved this “efficiency” in part by slashing its workforce, however. The bank is open about this in its financial reports. It cut the workforce in Kosovo by 21 per cent, or 231 employees, while total compensation and benefits dropped by around 8 per cent, just over 1 million euro, ProCredit Kosovo’s 2013 report said.
The bank has not released its 2014 report but figures from the Central Bank of Kosovo indicate the bank shed another 18 per cent of its employees last year.

Claims of former employees, backed up by the labour inspectorate, paint a troubling picture of how ProCredit Kosovo cut staff numbers. They say the bank got round legal requirements concerning redundancy procedures by firing staff without due cause and by pressuring others to leave through intimidation or other forms of coercion. The bank is accused of replacing the older employees with lowered-paid young graduates from a training program.

Former employees have also lodged criminal complaints, bringing the bank under the scrutiny of prosecutors. On January 6, Imer Beka, the chief prosecutor for Pristina, ordered police to detain ProCredit’s CEO, Ilir Aliu. He was held for questioning on suspicion of illegally firing staff and abusing his position.

Florin Vertopi, Aliu's lawyer, told the prosecutor that his client had been too busy to come in.

“I told him [Vertopi] that the prosecution does not adjust to the schedule of those it investigates – it is the other way around. In the end I couldn’t get his consent to come voluntarily and had to send the police in to bring him in,” Beka said.

Prosecutors have also questioned Nora Rraci, the bank’s Senior Manager.

Neither Aliu or Rraci has yet been charged and they did not respond to BIRN’s request to answer questions.

However, Procredit spokeswoman, Albena Carkaxhiu, said the bank did not engage in any illegal activity to make staff redundant and eliminated positions on a case-by-case basis as part of a restructuring drive.

She said employees were treated fairly and legally. “The bank acts on the basis of its regulation and implements professional standards when it concerns work, employment and business ethics,” Carkaxhiu said in a written statement in January.

“It is the responsibility of our managers to represent the institutions before the legal authorities. Because our institution always cooperates with all authorities, that is what happened with rule-of-law institutions in this case, too,” Carkaxhiu added.

BIRN has interviewed more than 50 former employees, many of whom have described being faced with a choice: resign and take a small severance package, or face dire damage to their reputations. Former managers say they were put under pressure to come up with reasons to fire employees, often to do with their age or appearance.

One former staffer, Albana Morina, says the message she got from human resources in late 2012 was clear. “Sign the resignation contract today or we will ruin your reputation and never offer you a recommendation,” Morina, 32, recalled the message as containing. “It was blackmail,” she added.

She also said the experience reminded her of the 1990s, when her parents lost their jobs in Kosovo under the Serbian regime in a campaign that targeted thousands of Albanians.

Morina said she was fired after she refused to resign. ProCredit says Morina was laid off as part of the closure of a branch or department.

She is encouraging other former ProCredit workers to join a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging that they were victims of a campaign of intimidation and illegal firings going back years.

In Kosovo, where labour abuses are common and workers seldom speak up, Morina’s campaign has almost no precedent. Pristina attorney Vahide Braha reported this week that she had filed 27 criminal reports on behalf of former ProCredit employees against the bank’s managers.

“The cases that I am representing have a lot in common: former employees of the bank were threatened that their future would be made difficult if they did not surrender to voluntary resignation,” Braha said.

Employees were typically summoned near the end of the working day and handed a resignation agreement, Braha said. Threats were made in person.

An unlikely whistleblower

The case against the CEO of ProCredit, Ilir Aliu, and other senior managers began with a complaint filed in October 2012 by Diturie Hoxha, the former head of training at the bank.

Hoxha was an unlikely whistleblower. Before joining ProCredit in January 2012 she ran the Kosovo Bankers Association for seven years. “I felt banks were contributing to the development of the local economy by helping overcome the obstacles that our businesses face,” Hoxha said.

But Hoxha felt troubled about what she was being asked to do at ProCredit, where she worked as Head of Training for seven months before being fired.

Hoxha says she was enlisted in a drive to push out experienced, higher-paid employees in order to make room for younger ones. “Staff in senior positions were demoted to such levels that they would have no choice but to resign,” Hoxha said.

Employees also were subjected to maths tests, and the results of the tests used as a pretext to fire them, Hoxha said.

As experienced employees left the bank, or were fired, ProCredit brought in young employees through its Young Bankers Program, according to Hoxha.

ProCredit presents the programme as “a comprehensive development training opportunity for qualified professionals and recent graduates from universities or other higher education institutions” and as “the point of entry into ProCredit Bank.

“According to our rules, all new positions are filled from candidates that come through the Young Bankers Program that acts as a training preparation, financed by the bank, where the best candidates are chosen in the end for employment,” ProCredit’s press office says...............

Mittwoch, 4. März 2015

Die finnische Bestechungs Maschine nicht nur in Slowenien: Croatia's Mesic Named in Finnish Bribery Trial

finish-arms-company-officials-sentences-cause-suspicions-in-croatia Croatia's Mesic Named in Finnish Bribery Trial A Finnish court on Monday found two managers of the Finnish arms company Patria guilty of of offering a 1.6 million euro bribe to Croatian officials to expedite a sale, naming a former Croatian president as one of the recipients.

Der nächste Super Justiz Skandal im Kosovo: Das Verfassung Gericht fälscht Urteile

Der gesamte Justiz Aufbau, ist heute ein kriminelles Enterprise, korrupter und krimineller Kreise der EU, USA und Politischer Stiftungen,welche als Sammelbecken der Dumm Pronminez der Privatisierungs Mafia nur agieren. Die EULEX und ihre korrupten Staatsanwälte, durchaus auch ein Deutsches Programm, für korrupte Justiz Kreise, wie die Deutschen Ermittler im "Hariri" Mordfall zeigen, welche alle Beweise fälschten, Zeugen kauften, Fakten erfanden und das im Stile des Gangsters Frank Walter Steinmeier, der wie die gesamten Sozis, Samariter Bund und Gewerkschafts Spinner zu blöde sind, für jede Art von Aussenpolititik. Christoph Zöbel, Ludgar Vollmer, Joschka Fischer der Taxischein Besitzer, waren schon solche Extrem Beispiele.

Montag, 16. Februar 2015

Das US-EU “Failed-States-Building-Programm” – und die CIA Operation mit den US - "ICITAP Programmen

Das die EU und die Amerikaner zu korrupt, kriminell und dumm sind, überhaupt im Ausland eine Justiz und Polizei aufzubauen, liegt vor allem daran, das man Partei Leute, ohne Komptenz als Leiter dieser Missionen einsetzt, welche sich oft auch sehr leicht korrumpierten lassen mit Frauen, oder ähnlichen gut bekannten Erpressungs Möglichkeiten, der Internationalen Mafia. IN Bosnien hat man auch wie Dyncorps eigene Kinder Prostitution Ringe aufgebaut und betrieben, wo nur die Anzeige Erstatter aus den Internationalen Diensten entlassen wurde, wie vor kurzem ebenso bei der EULEX Mission. Netz Beschmutzer, über diese kriminellen Geschäfte, werden wie bei der OSCE entfernt, erhalten keine neuen Verträge.

Die Desaster im Kosovo von der UNMIK, bis zur EULEX Mission, wo ein 'Deutscher Pyschologe und Diplomat, zuletzt die EULEX Mission ins Desaster führte, zeigte nur die Spitze der Hirnlosen aus Berlin, denn Afghanistan, Afrika oder die Ukraine zeigt ein desaströsesn Deaster, schlimmer als die übelsten Kopie der Nghradeta Methoden in Süd Italien.

Absolut und vollkommen im Solde krimineller Banden und Firmen, Motor der Bestechung sind vor allem die US Botschafter im Balkan, wie überall die "Bechtel" Betrügereien zeigten, von Kroatien angefangen und dann über Rumänien bis man bei den Hirnlos Vasallen der Albaner Mafia in Albanien und dem Kosovo landete. Und Recep Erdogan wollte das natürlich auch noch mitmachen, wie die Geschichte zeigt auch am Flugplatz Phristan, wo er einem seiner Gangster dieses Geschäft gab.

(ICITAP) US Mafia – Albania-Kosovo Highway Costs Soar To 2 Billion Euros – Frank Wisner, Tom Rich, Christopher Dell,

Verantwortliche Amerikaner, für den  Deppen Aufbau der erneuten Drogen Polizei Banden aus den USA der ICITAP.

Die Betrugs und US Mafiöse Organisation “ICITAP”, Schutzschirm für kriminelle Geschäfte aller Art in der Welt
analysis 04 Mar 15

Kosovo’s Top Court Faces Prosecutor’s Probe
Kosovo’s Special Prosecution Office said Tuesday that it is investigating allegations that the Constitutional Court falsified part of a closely watched ruling.
Valerie Hopkins
Kosovo ombudsman Sami Kurteshi. Photo by OSCE.
Kosovo’s prosecution office has requested documentation from Ombudsman Sami Kurteshi in support of his allegations against the highest judicial body in the country, raised in a complaint filed on February 26.

Kurteshi’s complaint had raised “reasonable suspicion” that a criminal offence might have taken place, Liridona Kozmaqi, spokesperson for the Special Prosecution, said.

The preliminary inquiry will determine whether the prosecutor will conduct a fully-fledged criminal investigation.

At issue is the court’s rejection in November of an earlier complaint by Kurteshi about how the three international judges were continuing to serve on the court, beyond their mandates, under a presidential decree.

A letter obtained by BIRN shows that one of the judges, Robert Carolan, from the US, told Kurteshi’s office that although he was present when the ruling was issued in November, he took no part in it, having recused himself. This casts doubt on whether the court had a quorum to issue the ruling.

Kurteshi says the President of the Court, Enver Hasani and Arta Rama-Hajrizi, the judge rapporteur on the ruling, must explain why Carolan’s decision not to participate was not noted.

“If Hasani, Judge Rama-Hajrizi, or any other judge intentionally lied in the Court’s decision, they violated public trust and must step down immediately,” Kurteshi said in a statement.

The ruling in the Ombudsman’s earlier complaint, filed in October, notes that one judge, Kadri Kryeziu, was recused from the case but did not mention any other recusals.

Requests from both the Ombudsman and BIRN to the Constitutional Court, asking whether Carolan and two other international judges were also recused, went unanswered.

The Ombudsperson is demanding an investigation. “If it turns out they [the judges] deliberately lied to the public, they must take full responsibility for their actions,” he said.

“If they deliberately lied to the public, there is no place for them on the Constitutional Court, or for that matter, in any state institution of the Republic of Kosova,” he added.

Decisions before the Constitutional Court go to a panel of three, which rules on whether a case is admissible.

Any decision rendered must then be approved by a quorum of seven out of nine judges.

As the court does not have a ninth member, and as Kryeziu must recuse himself from any decision with political overtones, after being seen last summer with a member of the ruling coalition, the participation of Judge Carolan and the other international judges is vital for a quorum.

In response to a letter from the Ombudsman, Carolan wrote on February 2 that he “was present in the Constitutional Court” when the decision was considered and decided but “did not participate in the deliberations or decision of the Court because I had previously recused myself from participating in the deliberations and decision of the court with respect to that referral.”

The law on the Constitutional Court says judges who are present must also vote, however. It also stipulates that recusals must be made public in the court’s final decision. In this case, it was not noted.

“Judge Carolan acted in accordance with the law by submitting a letter to the court president but it is not good that we don’t know whether or not the court made a decision,” Gjyljeta Mushkolaj, acting dean of the University of Pristina’s law faculty and former Constitutional Court judge, opined. “The public should be informed in these cases.”

Riza Smaka, who helped draft the constitution, said Carolan’s insistence that he was “present” was irrelevant because he did not vote.

“That Carolan attended the session or sessions of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo does not have any legal effect, especially since he refrained from voting,” he said. “They needed seven members, they had six, that means that by law this decision is invalid.”

Granit Vokshi, a lawyer and former employee of the EU law mission EULEX, and who advised it on constitutional legal matters, including on the issue of international judges, says the court could have come up with a creative legal solution to overcome such circumstances.

“Since the quorum for deciding cases before the Constitutional Court is set by the law, not by the constitution, the court should have made a principled decision, which says that only a quorum of four judges is needed in cases where the court cannot reach its quorum of seven judges, as envisaged in the law,” Vokshi said. “This would not apply only to the case in question but in all similar cases.”

The inclusion of international judges in the court is a legacy of the time when Kosovo was under international oversight under an International Civilian Representative, who oversaw the management of Kosovo from its declaration of independence in 2008 until “supervised independence” ended in September 2012.

The terms of the judges were set to expire in August 2014. However, an exchange of letters between the EU’s then foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, and Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga envisaged new mandates for international judges, granting authority over their selection to EULEX.

The Ombudsperson challenged the President’s decree re-appointing them because according to his interpretation of the law, the exchange of letters did not override the constitutional stipulation that all appointments to the court must go through parliament.

EULEX and the European Union insisted on the reappointment of the international judges in part because they worried about the lack of a quorum during the turbulent summer months when Kosovo did not have a government.

Another key factor was the role that the judges are due to play in the special court being set up to try the revelations contained in the so-called Dick Marty report. This contained detailed allegations of crimes committed during 1999 and 2000.

Intensive negotiations over the special court between the EU and Kosovo are still underway. At present, the judges will adjudicate any constitutional issues related to the tribunal.

Die Albaner Mafia, NATO Waffen und Drogen Geschäfte
Kurz gesagt, sind dubiose Geschäfte der Bundeswehr, der USA normal, wohl auch notwendig, ja sogar sinnvoll, weil es keine Alternative gibt....