What’s Happening with Vetëvendosja? – Exit Explains

What’s Happening with Vetëvendosja? – Exit Explains

Recent days have been eventful for the political party Vetëvendosja (VV) in Kosovo. Chairman Visar Ymeri and deputy chairs Dardan Sejdiu and Aida Dërguti resigned, while four deputies were given conditional prison sentences When VV became the largest party in Parliament during the elections of June 11, 2017, no one could think that half a year later the […]

Hoyt Brian Yee Confirmed as US Ambassador to Macedonia

Hoyt Brian Yee Confirmed as US Ambassador to Macedonia

After Exit first brought the news last month, it has now been confirmed that Hoyt Brian Yee, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs, will become the US Ambassador to Macedonia. AlJazeera Balkans cites sources from within the US Department of State confirming this news. Yee will replace the current […]

Double Standards, While Kurti Is Arrested, Tahiri Moves Freely

Double Standards, While Kurti Is Arrested, Tahiri Moves Freely

On Friday, Vetëvendosja deputy Albin Kurti and two of his colleagues were arrested at the entrance of the Parliament of Kosovo. The Court of Kosovo had decided to imprison Kurti after he threw teargas into Parliament to obstruct the parliamentary session to discuss the border agreement with Montenegro. Kurti and his party had argued that the agreement […]

Vote Recount in Prishtina and Prizren

Vote Recount in Prishtina and Prizren

The Electoral Panel for Complaints and Additions has decided on a recount of the votes cast in capital Prishtina and Prizren during Kosovo’s local elections of November 19 after a complaint of the losing parties. In both Prishtina and Prizren, the largest municipalities of the country, the candidates of opposition party Lëvizja Vetëvendosja (VV) won […]

Stabilitocracy and the EU

Stabilitocracy and the EU

During the last decade, the European Union has undergone a series of crises, including the global financial crisis, the Eurozone crisis, the refugee crisis, and Brexit. These are accompanied by geopolitical instability mainly in the southern and eastern periphery Europe as well as with the policy failure of EU’s Ostpolitik after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (Crimea). Above all, […]

Minniti Met Everyone, Except…

Minniti Met Everyone, Except…

The mission was difficult, if not to say embarrassing: to go to Albania, invited by a government that a few months ago removed its Minister of Interior, who for long had been supported by the Italian technical and diplomatic mission in the country, under the accusation of collaboration with narco-traffickers – accusations that arose precisely […]

Macedonian PM Zaev Declares Victory in Local Elections

Macedonian PM Zaev Declares Victory in Local Elections

The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has today declared it victory in the first round of the local elections held on October 15. Even though not all official results have been announced, the SDSM claims to have won in more than 40 of the 81 municipalities. Prime Minister Zaev called […]

Aydoğmuş Released by Durrës Court

Aydoğmuş Released by Durrës Court

Turkish academician Muhammed Yasir Aydoğmuş, his wife, and two children have been released by the Court of Durrës. Aydoğmuş, an Albanian resident, had been arrested in the port of Durrës for traveling with invalid documents. Turkey had issued an international arrest warrant because of suspected links with the Gülen movement, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization (FETÖ). […]

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