1 1/ 38 Sidste Nyt fra Albanien, Kosóva og Makedonien The Latest News from Albania, Kosóva and Macedonia # 326-8' årgang Version 1.2 PDF for printing Info om»sidste Nyt«Tidligere numre Udgiver: Bjørn Andersen Publisher: Bjoern Andersen Den Serbiske UM Vuk Draskovic besøger NATO's Generalsekretær Jaap de Hoop Scheffer forud for NATO-mødet i Riga, November Foto: NATO Photo. Billedet kan forstørres. Andre billeder, se:
2 2/ 38 Indholdsfortegnelse Contents Ugeoversigt Summary Internationale organisationer International organizations FN UN Verdensbanken, IMF m.fl. World Bank, IMF etc. OSCE, Europarådet OSCE, Council of Europe (CoE) EU European Union (EU) NATO NATO ICTY - Tribunalet i Haag ICTY Balkan, generelt The Balkans Kosóva Kosóva [Kosovo] Øst Kosóva / Presevo-dalen / Syd-Serbien Eastern Kosóva Albanien Albania Serbien Serbia-Montenegro. Serbia Montenegro Montenegro Makedonien Macedonia [FYRoM] Grækenland Greece Tyrkiet Turkey Italien Italia USA United States (US) England England Tyskland Germany Frankrig France Danmark (Norge, Sverige) Denmark (Norway, Sweden) Rusland Russia Kina China
3 3/ 38 UGEOVERSIGT (resumé) NATO-Regeringscheferne har holdt møde i Riga i Letland. Man enedes om at indbyde Bosnien og Herzegovina, Montenegro og Serbien til at komme tættere på, og stiller i udsigt at man på det næste tilsvarende møde vil indbyde Kroatien, Albanien og Makedonien til at komme endnu tættere på. Kosóva: Agim Çeku har offentliggjort artikel: Just as it seemed that the Balkans were finally turning the corner, we are instead entering another period of stagnation, delay and uncertainty. A United Nations decision on Kosovo's status, originally expected before the end of this year, has been postponed. The expectations in Kosovo are high. Kosovo is hungry for independence, Kosovo is ready for independence, and now is not the time to stop the clock.... Albanien: Præsident Moisiu har ytret sig positivt om NATO's Riga-resolution, specielt pkt. 30 og frem. The President of the Republic, Alfred Moisiu hails and appreciates the final declaration of the Riga Summit, on November 29, 2006 in which the Alliance after positively praising the efforts of Albania in the framework of its preparation to take on the responsibilities and obligations in the Atlantic integration process, aims to extend to Albania, Croatia and Macedonia the invitation for NATO membership during the Summit of We hail this as a very positive and expected signal which consists also at the same time an encouragement and obligation of our country in fulfilling the required standards by enabling this way the future membership of Albanian into NATO. President Moisiu appeals to establish stricter legal rules aiming to increase road safety. Ny Præsident. Rygter og informationer svirrer, og det vil de blive ved med et godt stykke tid. Tidligere PM Fatos Nano er bragt i forslag og på det senere igen forfatteren Ismail Kadaré. Kadaré har været nævnt som en mulighed siden engang i 1990'erne; hidtil har han hver gang afvist at være interesseret. Fra international side sagde man ved det sidste valg for godt 5 år siden at man ville lægge vægt på at der blev valgt en konsensus-kandidat. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Besnik Mustafaj on an official visit in China. Today, on November , the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania, Mr. Besnik Mustafaj, was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People s Republic of China, Mr. Li Zhaoxing. During the meeting both ministers agreed that bilateral economic relations will recognise new developments in future. The Chinese side showed its readiness to regulate the import-export balance, through evident increase of Albanian exports towards China. Det Albanske Banksystem. Banken har offentliggjort en tale af Dr Fatos Ibrahimi OSCE i Albanien har i November 2006 udsendt: Needs assessment mission report ahead of local elections in Albania Interview with Head of Presence, Klan magazine Analysis of the Criminal Justice System in Albania: The Albanian justice system has undergone radical changes and a significant improvement during the past decade or so. The present analysis, however, indicates that there is a need for further improvement in order to create a stable and transparent justice system based on the rule of law. As will be seen in both the case studies chapter and in the other chapters in this report, the legal rules are frequently not respected or are abused in order to achieve desired but not necessary lawful results. As a consequence, the rights and freedoms of individuals are frequently violated, and an impression of a justice system that is neither fair, nor independent, is created. Serbien: Elektricitet til Serbere i Kosovo: UNMIK accepts Belgrade s offer to provide electricity to Serb enclaves. Makedonien: MIA skriver at omkring 20 er anholdt for forskellige forbrydelser (hvidvaskning af penge, embedsmisbrug mv). Italien / Tyrkiet: Pave Benedikt XVI er for tiden på rejse til Tyrkiet. Hensigten er at fremme forståelsen på tværs af religiøse forskelle. Danmark: Xhemil Zeqiri har sendt UM Per Stig Møller åbent brev om Kosóva: FN har gennem UNMIK haft overherredømme i Kosova siden Da FN kom til Kosova blev de modtaget med blomster. Men i dag ser befolkningen tilbage på 7 spildte år. UNMIK's styrker mødes i dag med sten i Kosova's gader. Tilliden til UNMIK er væk. I stedet for demokrati og medbestemmelse gennemtvang UNMIK to valg, som var designet til at lægge magt i hænderne på politikere, som var i lommen på UNMIK. Derfor kom opstanden i Kosova i marts Det
4 4/ 38 skriger til himlen at Kosova's fremtid stadig skal afgøres af udenlandske magters spil om magt og indflydelse. Hvorfor er Kosova det eneste område i det tidligere Jugoslavien, hvor befolkningen ikke må afgøre sin egen fremtid? Hvorfor pustes der fortsat til de nationale modsætninger?
5 5/ 38 INTERNATIONALE ORGANISATIONER m.v. Opmærksomheden henledes på Economic Reconstruction and Development in South East Europe. Adressen er Her kan man finde materiale om aktuelle møder og konferencer. FN VERDENSBANKEN, IMF M.FL. Se under de enkelte lande / områder. OSCE, Europarådet Se under de enkelte lande / områder. EU NATO NATO-Regeringscheferne har holdt møde i Riga i Letland. Man enedes om at indbyde Bosnien og Herzegovina, Montenegro og Serbien til at komme tættere på, og stiller i udsigt at man på det næste tilsvarende møde vil indbyde Kroatien, Albanien og Makedonien til at komme endnu tættere på. Efter mødet udsendtes flg. resolution: PR/CP (2006)150, 29 Nov RIGA SUMMIT DECLARATION Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Riga on 29 November We, the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the NorthAtlantic Alliance, reaffirm today in Riga our resolve to meet the security challenges of the 21stcentury and defend our populations and common values, while maintaining a strong collective defence as the core purpose of our Alliance. Our 26 nations are united in democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law, and faithful to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter. 2. The principle of the indivisibility of Allied security is fundamental, and our solidarity gives us the strength to meet new challenges together. In today s evolving security environment, we confront complex, sometimes inter-related threats such as terrorism, increasingly global in scale and lethal in results, and the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and their means of delivery, as well as challenges from instability due to failed or failing states. This puts a premium on the vital role NATO plays as the essential forum for security consultation between North American and European Allies. It highlights the importance of common action against those threats, including in UN-mandated crisis response operations. It also underscores the importance of continuing transformation of NATO s capabilities and relationships, which includes our operations and missions, strong investment in enhanced capabilities, and closer engagement with our partners, other nations and organisations. We have today endorsed our Comprehensive Political Guidance which provides a framework and political direction for NATO s continuing transformation, setting out, for the next years, the priorities for all Alliance capability issues, planning disciplines and intelligence. 3. From Afghanistan to the Balkans and from the Mediterranean Sea to Darfur, in sixchallenging missions and operations in three geographic regions, we are advancing peace and security and
6 6/ 38 standing shoulder-to-shoulder with those who defend our common values of democracy and freedom as embodied in the Washington Treaty. We are working closely with our partners and other nations in these endeavours. We pay tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the more than fifty thousand men and women from Allied and other nations dedicated to these tasks, and extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the injured and the fallen. 4. We stand with the Government of President Karzai and the people of Afghanistan who seek to build a stable, democratic and prosperous society, free from terrorism, narcotics and fear, providing for its own security and at peace with its neighbours. Afghans have accomplished much in the last five years. Democratically elected institutions are in place, and the implementation of national reconstruction and development strategies is improving the lives of millions. We are committed to an enduring role to support the Afghan authorities, in cooperation with other international actors. 5. Contributing to peace and stability in Afghanistan is NATO s key priority. In cooperation with Afghan National Security Forces and in coordination with other international actors, we will continue to support the Afghan authorities in meeting their responsibilities to provide security, stability and reconstruction across Afghanistan through the UN-mandated NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), respecting international law and making every effort to avoid harm to the civilian population. We reaffirm the strong solidarity of our Alliance, and pledge to ensure that ISAF has the forces, resources, and flexibility needed to ensure the mission s continued success. Moreover, the Afghan Government and NATO are working together to develop democratically-controlled defence institutions. We have agreed today to increase our support to the training and further development of the Afghan National Army, and decided to make stronger national contributions to Afghan National Police training. We welcome the continued contribution of partners and other nations to the ISAF mission and encourage all members of the international community to contribute to this essential effort. 6. There can be no security in Afghanistan without development, and nodevelopment without security. The Afghan people have set out their security, governance, and development goals in the Afghanistan Compact, concluded with the international community at the beginning of the year. Provincial Reconstruction Teams are increasingly at the leading edge of NATO s effort, supported by military forces capable of providing the security and stability needed to foster civilian activity. Guided by the principle of local ownership, our nations will support the Afghan Government s National Development Strategy and its efforts to build civilian capacity and develop its institutions. We encourage other nations and international organisations, notably the UN and the World Bank, to do the same. NATO will play its full role, but cannot assume the entire burden. We welcome efforts by donor nations, the European Union (EU), and other international organisations to increase their support. We also welcome the steps already taken by the international community to improve the coordination of civilian and military activities, including dialogue between capitals and international organisations, and are convinced of the need to take this further. We encourage the UN to take a leading role in this regard in support of the Afghan Government. 7. We support the Government of Afghanistan s work to demonstrate decisive leadership, including reaching out to the provinces, strengthening the rule of law, tackling corruption and taking resolute measures against illegal narcotics. We further recognise the need to disrupt the networks that finance, supply and equip terrorists who threaten the government and people of Afghanistan. We recognise the linkage between narcotics and insurgents in Afghanistan and will continue to support the Afghan Government s counter-narcotics efforts, within ISAF s mandate. 8. We call on all Afghanistan s neighbours to act resolutely in support of the Afghan government s efforts to build a stable and democratic country within secure borders. We particularly encourage close cooperation between Afghanistan, Pakistan and NATO, including through the Tri-Partite Commission. 9. In Kosovo, a robust UN-mandated KFOR presence has been crucial in helping to maintain security and promoting the political process. NATO will remain ready to respond quickly to any threats to the safe and secure environment. We will play our part in the implementation of the security provisions of a settlement, and cooperate closely with the population of Kosovo, the EU and other international actors to promote stability and to assist in building a Kosovo security system that is democratically controlled and ethnically representative, and that enjoys legitimacy throughout Kosovo. We attach great importance to standards implementation especially regarding the safeguarding of minority and community rights and the protection of historical and religious sites, and to combating crime and corruption. We fully support UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari in his efforts to conclude the process and we call on all parties to work together with the UN Special Envoy in a constructive manner, show flexibility in the process, meet the internationally endorsed standards and participate in local civic institutions. This should result in a settlement that
7 7/ 38 improves stability in Southeast Europe, enhances the entire region s prospects for integration with Euro-Atlantic institutions and is acceptable to the people of Kosovo. As in Afghanistan, success in Kosovo will depend on a concerted effort. Accordingly, NATO activity to provide a secure environment will continue to be coordinated with the activities of the UN, the EU and the OSCE to build governance and support reform. 10. Experience in Afghanistan and Kosovo demonstrates that today s challenges require a comprehensive approach by the international community involving a wide spectrum of civil and military instruments, while fully respecting mandates and autonomy of decisions of all actors, and provides precedents for this approach. To that end, while recognising that NATO has no requirement to develop capabilities strictly for civilian purposes, we have tasked today the Council in Permanent Session to develop pragmatic proposals in time for the meeting of Foreign Ministers in April 2007 and Defence Ministers in June 2007 to improve coherent application of NATO s own crisis management instruments as well as practical cooperation at all levels with partners, the UN and other relevant international organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and local actors in the planning and conduct of ongoing and future operations wherever appropriate. These proposals should take into account emerging lessons learned and consider flexible options for the adjustment of NATO military and political planning procedures with a view to enhancing civilmilitary interface. 11. NATO s policy of partnerships, dialogue, and cooperation is essential to the Alliance s purpose and its tasks. It has fostered strong relationships with countries of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), as well as with Contact Countries. NATO's partnerships have an enduring value, contributing to stability and security across the Euro-Atlantic area and beyond. NATO's missions and operations have also demonstrated the political and operational value of these relationships: eighteen nations outside the Alliance contribute forces and provide support to our operations and missions, and others have expressed interest in working more closely with NATO. 12. With this in mind, we task the Council in Permanent Session to further develop this policy, in particular to: fully develop the political and practical potential of NATO s existing cooperation programmes: EAPC/Partnership for Peace (PfP), MD and ICI, and its relations with Contact Countries, in accordance with the decisions of our Istanbul Summit; increase the operational relevance of relations with non-nato countries, including interested Contact Countries; and in particular to strengthen NATO s ability to work with those current and potential contributors to NATO operations and mission, who share our interests and values; increase NATO s ability to provide practical advice on, and assistance in, the defence and security-related aspects of reform in countries and regions where NATO is engaged. 13. Together, we will pursue these objectives, subject to North Atlantic Council (NAC) decisions, by: making consultations with PfP Partners more focused and reflective of priorities, including by adapting the EAPC process and by making full use of the different formats of NATO s interaction with Partners, as provided for in the EAPC Basic Document and agreed at our Prague and Istanbul Summits; enabling the Alliance to call ad-hoc meetings as events arise with those countries who contribute to or support our operations and missions politically, militarily and in other ways and those who are potential contributors, considering their interest in specific regions where NATO is engaged. This will be done using flexible formats for consultation meetings of Allies with one or more interested partners (members the EAPC, MD or the ICI) and/or interested Contact Countries, based on the principles of inclusiveness, transparency and self-differentiation; strengthening NATO s ability to work effectively with individual countries by opening up for consideration those partnership tools currently available to EAPC countries to our partners in the MD and the ICI, as well as interested Contact Countries, on a case-by-case basis. 14. We will continue to follow closely how all Partners fulfil their commitments to the values and principles they have adhered to under the EAPC and the PfP. We reiterate the right of any Partner to seek consultations with the Alliance. We welcome the progress made by Individual Partnership Action Plan countries and encourage further reform efforts. We commend the initiatives to strengthen cooperation, security and stability in the Black Sea region and will continue to support
8 8/ 38 the regional efforts to this end. 15. We welcome the progress achieved in implementing the more ambitious and expanded framework for the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) agreed at our Istanbul Summit, and we remain committed to it, including through the decisions we have taken today. 16. We also look forward to using the new pragmatic approach we have adopted today to enhance our relationship with MD and ICI countries as well as interested ContactCountries. 17. Since our Istanbul Summit, NATO s expertise in training has developed further while our partnership with the nations in the broader Middle East region has matured and grown in importance to NATO operations and missions. In this light, we have today launched the NATO Training Cooperation Initiative in the modernisation of defence structures and the training of security forces. The Alliance stands ready, in the spirit of joint ownership, and taking into account available resources, to share its training expertise with our MD and ICI partners from the broader region of the Middle East. Through an evolutionary and phased approach building on existing structures and programmes, we will set up to the benefit of our partners and NATO nations an expanding network of NATOtraining activities. An initial phase will include expanding the participation of these partners in relevant existing NATO training and education programmes, partnershipactivities, and Allied training facilities to meet Allies and partners needs, as well as the establishment of a Middle East faculty at the NATO Defense College. As a second phase, NATO could consider supporting the establishment of a Security Cooperation Centre in the region, to be owned by the MD and ICI countries, with regional funding and NATO assistance. A decision on contributing to the establishment of such a NATO supported centre would be based on overall political considerations, appropriate preparatory work by the Alliance and with partners, and experience gained in all aspects of the initial phase. Various sources of funding, including voluntary funding, for example trustfunds, will be considered. We look forward to the timely implementation of this initiative, in close consultation with our partners. 18. All Allies continue to contribute to the NATO mission in Iraq, consistent with UnitedNations Security Council Resolution 1546, to support the Iraqi security forces through training, in or out of the country, equipping, or contributing to trust funds. Our training mission is a demonstration of our support for the Iraqi people and their government, and for the stability, democratic development, unity and territorial integrity of the Republic of Iraq, in accordance with relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions. In response to a request from the Prime Minister of Iraq, we have asked the NATO Military Authorities to develop additional niche training options to support Iraqi security forces where military expertise is required, within the mandate of the NATOTraining Mission-Iraq. This demonstrates our continued commitment to help Iraq build effective and sustainable multi-ethnic security forces. 19. We are deeply concerned by the continued fighting in Darfur as well as the worsening humanitarian situation and call on all parties to abide by the ceasefire. We are concerned about the regional implications of the conflict. We welcome the conclusions of the 16 November 2006 meeting in Addis Ababa for an African Union (AU) / UN hybrid peacekeeping mission and urge the Government of Sudan to implement them. NATO continues to support the ongoing AU mission and is ready, following consultation with and the agreement of the AU, to broaden that support. The Alliance is committed to continued coordination with all actors involved, in particular the AU, the UN and the EU, including with respect to possible support for a follow-on mission with airlift and training. 20. We strongly condemn terrorism, whatever its motivations or manifestations, and will fight it together as long as necessary, in accordance with international law and UNprinciples. The Alliance continues to provide an essential transatlantic dimension to the response against terrorism. Operation Active Endeavour, our maritime operation in the Mediterranean, continues to make an important contribution to the fight against terrorism and we welcome the support of partner countries which has further enhanced its effectiveness. We remain committed to our dialogue and cooperation with our partners and other international organisations to fight terrorism, and reiterate our determination to protect our populations, territories, infrastructure and forces against the consequences of terrorist attacks. We commend NATO s Defence Against Terrorism initiatives, including development of cutting-edge technologies to counter terrorist threats, such as defending Allied forces in Afghanistan from Improvised Explosive Devices. We call upon Allies to continue to develop and fully implement their national capabilities in this important area, and to strengthen the Alliance s ability to share information and intelligence on terrorism, especially in support of NATO operations. 21. We support the promotion of common values, reform, and dialogue, among different peoples and cultures. In this regard, we acknowledge the initiative on an Alliance of Civilisations launched
9 9/ 38 by the UN Secretary General, and the G8 Forum for the Future initiative. 22. Continuing defence transformation is essential to ensure that the Alliance remains able to perform its full range of missions, including collective defence and crisis response operations. Our operations in Afghanistan and the Balkans confirm that NATO needs modern, highly capable forces forces that can move quickly to wherever they are needed upon decision by the NAC. Building on our decisions at the Summits in Prague and Istanbul, much has already been done to make Alliance forces more capable and usable. We will strengthen capabilities further in accordance with the direction and priorities of the Comprehensive Political Guidance. 23. The establishment of the NATO Response Force (NRF) which today is at full operational capability has been a key development. It plays a vital part in the Alliance s response to a rapidly emerging crisis. It also serves as a catalyst for transformation and interoperability and will enhance the overall quality of our armed forces, not only for NATO, but also for EU, UN or national purposes. We support the improved implementation of the agreed NRF concept through mechanisms to enhance long term force generation, and steps to allow for a more sustainable and transparent approach to maintain the capability of the force in the future. 24. The adaptation of our forces must continue. We have endorsed a set of initiatives to increase the capacity of our forces to address contemporary threats and challenges. These include: improving our ability to conduct and support multinational joint expeditionary operations far from home territory with little or no host nation support and to sustain them for extended periods. This requires forces that are fully deployable, sustainable and interoperable and the means to deploy them; commitments to increase strategic airlift, crucial to the rapid deployment of forces, to address identified persistent shortages. Multinational initiatives by NATO members and Partners include the already operational Strategic Airlift Interim Solution; the intent of a consortium to pool C-17 airlift assets, and offers to coordinate support structures for A-400M strategic airlift. Nationally, Allies have or plan to acquire a large number of C-17 and A-400M aircraft. There have also been significant developments in the collective provision of sealift since the PragueSummit; the launch of a special operations forces transformation initiative aimed at increasing their ability to train and operate together, including through improving equipment capabilities; ensuring the ability to bring military support to stabilisation operations and reconstruction efforts in all phases of a crisis, as required and as set out in the Comprehensive Political Guidance, drawing on lessons learned and emerging from current operations on the added value of such military support; work to develop a NATO Network Enabled Capability to share information, data and intelligence reliably, securely and without delay in Alliance operations, while improving protection of our key information systems against cyber attack; the activation of an Intelligence Fusion Centre to improve information and intelligence sharing for Alliance operations; continuing progress in the Alliance Ground Surveillance programme, with a view to achieving real capabilities to support Alliance forces; continuing efforts to develop capabilities to counter chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats; transforming the Alliance s approach to logistics, in part through greater reliance on multinational solutions; efforts to ensure that the command structure is lean, efficient and more effective; and the signature of the first major contract for a NATO Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence system which is a major step towards improving the protection of deployed NATO forces. 25. At Prague we initiated a Missile Defence Feasibility Study in response to the increasing missile threat. We welcome its recent completion. It concludes that missile defence is technically feasible within the limitations and assumptions of the study. We tasked continued work on the political and military implications of missile defence for the Alliance including an update on missile threat developments. 26. We are committed to continuing to provide, individually and collectively, the resources that are
10 10 / 38 necessary to allow our Alliance to perform the tasks that we demand from it. Therefore, we encourage nations whose defence spending is declining to halt that decline and to aim to increase defence spending in real terms. As set out in the Comprehensive Political Guidance, the development of capabilities will not be possible without the commitment of sufficient resources. Those resources should be used efficiently and focused on the priorities identified in the Comprehensive Political Guidance. 27. We endorse the drive for greater efficiency and effectiveness in NATO Headquarters and its funding practices. 28. In the Western Balkans, Euro-Atlantic integration, based on solidarity and democratic values, remains necessary for long-term stability. This requires cooperation in the region, goodneighbourly relations, and working towards mutually acceptable solutions to outstanding issues. 29. NATO s ongoing enlargement process has been an historic success in advancing stability, peace and cooperation in Europe and the vision of a Europe whole, free, and at peace. In keeping with our pledge to maintain an open door to the admission of additional Alliance members in the future, we reaffirm that NATO remains open to new Europeanmembers under Article 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty. The Membership Action Plan (MAP) is a crucial stage in preparing countries for possible NATO membership. All European democratic countries may be considered for MAP or admission, subject to decisions by the NAC at each stage, based on the performance of these countries towards meeting the objectives of the North Atlantic Treaty. We direct that NATO Foreign Ministers keep that process under continual review and report to us. 30. We welcome the efforts of Albania, Croatia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to prepare themselves for the responsibilities and obligations of membership. We commend their increasing contributions to international peacekeeping and security operations as well as their common efforts to advance regional cooperation. At our next summit in 2008, the Alliance intends to extend further invitations to those countries who meet NATO s performance based standards and are able to contribute to Euro-Atlantic security and stability. 31. We welcome the improved conduct of Parliamentary elections in Albania in July Sustained efforts to combat corruption and organised crime are of critical importance. We encourage continued progress, particularly on the rule of law and defence reforms. 32. We welcome Croatia s full cooperation with International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and its significant progress in furthering political, economic, rule of law and defence reform, which must be sustained, and encourage further efforts to ensure that its membership aspirations are backed by stronger popular support. 33. We welcome the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia s successful conduct of Parliamentary elections in 2006, and the strong efforts to deepen political, economic, defence, rule of law and judicial reform, which must be sustained. 34. We firmly believe that Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia can offer valuable contributions to regional stability and security. We strongly support the ongoing reform processes and want to encourage further positive developments in the region on its path towards Euro- Atlantic integration. 35. NATO will further enhance cooperation on defence reform with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, and will offer advice and assistance as Montenegro builds its defence capabilities. 36. Taking into account the importance of long term stability in the Western Balkans and acknowledging the progress made so far by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, we have today invited these three countries to join Partnership for Peace and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council. In taking this step, we reaffirm the importance we attach to the values and principles set out in the EAPC and PfP basic documents, and notably expect Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to cooperate fully with the ICTY. We will closely monitor their respective efforts in this regard. 37. We reaffirm that the Alliance will continue with Georgia and Ukraine its Intensified Dialogues which cover the full range of political, military, financial, and security issues relating to those countries aspirations to membership, without prejudice to any eventual Alliance decision. 38. We reaffirm the importance of the NATO-Ukraine Distinctive Partnership, which has its 10th anniversary next year and welcome the progress that has been made in the framework of our Intensified Dialogue. We appreciate Ukraine s substantial contributions to our common security,
11 11 / 38 including through participation in NATO-led operations and efforts to promote regional cooperation. We encourage Ukraine to continue to contribute to regional security. We are determined to continue to assist, through practical cooperation, in the implementation of far-reaching reform efforts, notably in the fields of national security, defence, reform of the defence-industrial sector and fighting corruption. 39. We welcome the commencement of an Intensified Dialogue with Georgia as well as Georgia s contribution to international peacekeeping and security operations. We will continue to engage actively with Georgia in support of its reform process. We encourage Georgia to continue progress on political, economic and military reforms, including strengthening judicial reform, as well as the peaceful resolution of outstanding conflicts on its territory. We reaffirm that it is of great importance that all parties in the region should engage constructively to promote regional peace and stability. 40. The NATO-Russia partnership remains a strategic element in fostering security in the Euro- Atlantic area. As we look towards the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Founding Act and the 5th anniversary of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) in May 2007, we welcome progress made in intensifying political dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO and Russia, and believe that the cooperative agenda set forth in the May2002 Rome Declaration has not yet achieved its full potential. Much work remains to be done to this end, and we call on Russia to join us in enhancing our cooperation on key security issues, including the fight against terrorism. We look forward to Russia s early ratification of the PfP Status of Forces Agreement, which would facilitate the further intensification of our practical cooperation, in particular military-to-military projects. We value Russia s contribution to Operation Active Endeavour, and our practical cooperation in countering narcotics trafficking in Afghanistan and Central Asia. We are prepared to strengthen and deepen cooperation within the NRC by making its existing structures more effective, and to continue working together as equal partners in areas of common concern and interest where our cooperation can provide added value, as envisaged by the Rome Declaration. 41. NATO and the EU share common values and strategic interests. NATO-EU relations cover a wide range of issues of common interest relating to security, defence and crisis management, including the fight against terrorism, the development of coherent and mutually reinforcing military capabilities, and civil emergency planning. Our successful cooperation in the Western Balkans, including through the Berlin Plus arrangements regarding EU operation Althea, is contributing to peace and security. We will strive for improvements in the NATO-EU strategic partnership as agreed by our two organisations, to achieve closer cooperation and greater efficiency, and avoid unnecessary duplication, in a spirit of transparency and respecting the autonomy of the two organisations. A stronger EU will further contribute to our common security. 42. We reaffirm our commitment to the CFE Treaty as a cornerstone of European security and to the early entry into force of the Adapted Treaty, which would permit accession by new States Parties. The 3rd Review Conference underscored the vital importance we attach to the CFE Treaty and we are determined to maintain our constructive approach to conventional arms control. Fulfilment of the remaining Istanbul commitments on the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova will create the conditions for Allies and other States Parties to move forward on ratification of the Adapted CFE Treaty. We welcome the important agreement signed by Russia and Georgia on 31March 2006 on the withdrawal of Russian forces, and the progress made since then. We note with regret the continued lack of progress on withdrawal of Russian military forces from the Republic of Moldova and we call upon Russia to resume and complete its withdrawal as soon as possible. 43. We regret the persistence of regional conflicts in the South Caucasus and the Republic of Moldova. Our nations support the territorial integrity, independence, and sovereignty of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the Republic of Moldova. We support continued efforts to achieve peaceful settlements to the conflicts involving these countries. 44. We fully support the United Nations Security Council s determination that the Democratic People s Republic of Korea s nuclear test constitutes a clear threat to international peace and security and the Council s demand that the Iranian government suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities including research and development to be verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. We expect that both governments comply fully with the demands of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions. We express our support to ongoing diplomatic efforts in this respect. We reiterate that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty remains the cornerstone of non-proliferation and disarmament, and call for the full compliance with it by all States Parties to the Treaty. We reaffirm that arms control and non-proliferation will continue to play a major role in preventing the spread and use of Weapons of Mass Destruction and their means of delivery. Current proliferation challenges underline the importance of strengthening national measures, implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, and
12 12 / 38 existing multilateral non-proliferation and export control regimes and international arms control and disarmament accords, including the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Hague Code of Conduct against the Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles. 45. As underscored in NATO s Strategic Concept, Alliance security interests can also be affected by the disruption of the flow of vital resources. We support a coordinated, international effort to assess risks to energy infrastructures and to promote energy infrastructure security. With this in mind, we direct the Council in Permanent Session to consult on the most immediate risks in the field of energy security, in order to define those areas where NATO may add value to safeguard the security interests of the Allies and, upon request, assist national and international efforts. 46. We express our deep appreciation for the gracious hospitality extended to us by our Latvian hosts. Here in Latvia, a nation whose accession to NATO has strengthened security for all in the Euro-Atlantic area and brought us closer to our common goal of a Europe whole and free, united in peace and by common values, we have reaffirmed the indispensable link between North America and Europe, and underlined our commitment to the continuing transformation of our Alliance. The decisions we have taken together, along with the work we have directed, demonstrate that the Alliance is adapting to the 21st century security environment, through its operations, transformed defence capabilities and deeper engagements with countries in and beyond the Euro-Atlantic Area, as well as continued internal reform. These efforts will strengthen our mission in Afghanistan and the Alliance s ability to meet further challenges. We will meet next in Spring 2008 in order to assess progress, and give further direction to NATO s ongoing transformation, including our enlargement process. 1.Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name. ICTY - TRIBUNALET I HAAG Verserende sager vedr. Kosovo: Anklageskrifter og udskrifter af retsmøderne kan findes på: ICTY vs Slobodan Milosevic, (IT-02-54). Sagen er afsluttet uden dom pga Milosevic' død ICTY vs Fatmir Limaj et al. (IT-03-66). Der er fældet dom, se nærmere i # 284 ICTY vs Ramush Haradinaj (IT-04-84). Haradinaj er løsladt (på visse betingelser) indtil sagen skal for Retten. BALKAN LANDE, LANDE VED ØSTLIGE MIDDELHAV BALKAN GENERELT
13 13 / 38 Udsnit af EU's Europakort [Udsnittet kan forstørres ved at klikke på det]. Kortet indgår i en præsentationsbrochure, der kan downloades som pdf fra: KOSÓVA Bynavne: Angives der to navne på samme lokalitet, er den Albanske nævnt først. Se oversigten på: Rapporter fra FNs Generalsekretær SG Kofi Annan udtaler at han agter at udpege Søren Jessen-Petersen som 5' SRSG. Søren Jessen-Petersen blev senere udpeget og tiltrådte i Kosóva Søren Jessen-Petersen fratræder igen i slutningen af juni Harri Holkeri tiltrådte som 4' SRSG. Fratrådt 0406 af helbredsmæssige grunde Michael Steiner tiltrådte i Kosova som 3' SRSG og fratrådte i begyndelsen af En biografi over 2' SRSG Hans Hækkerup kan læses på Danske Politikere. En anmeldelse af hans bog»kosovos mange ansigter«indgår i»albansk Almanak 2004«Constitutional Framework for Provisional Self-Government. Kosova's Regering. Webside vedr valgene Parlamentsvalget 2004, se: Præsidenten - Ibrahim Rugóva - blev genvalgt efter valget af Parlamentet the Assembly; han døde Ny præsident er Fatmir Sejdiu PM Agim Çeku har offentliggjort flg. artikel: Venstre side: PM Agim Çeku, SRSG Joachim Rücker, Police Commissioner Stephen Curtis og (højre side:) KFOR Commander Lt- Gen. Roland Kather. Photo:_ UNMIK/DPI. Just as it seemed that the Balkans were finally turning the corner, we are instead entering another period of stagnation, delay and uncertainty. A United Nations decision on Kosovo's status, originally expected before the end of this year, has been postponed. The expectations in Kosovo are high. Kosovo is hungry for independence, Kosovo is ready for independence, and now is not the time to stop the clock. We need to keep the process of statehood on track. Kosovo needs clarity to complete reforms and to attract vital international investments, but also so that our people -- and especially our Serb minority -- can escape the debilitating worries and uncertainty and start to build a future. Their home and future are in Kosovo. There are two things we must do in Kosovo to succeed as a progressive and a modern independent state. First, we should further improve our institutions to achieve more transparency and a functioning legal system. Second, we need a broad political commitment to development and modernization. Independence is only the first step and, in itself, is insufficient to provide for Kosovo's future.
14 14 / 38 Kosovo needs a clear perspective for European Union membership. We can only succeed within this framework. This above all means prioritizing economic revitalization in the post-independence period. Nothing short of an economic boom will get us up to speed; the EU train will not wait for Kosovo, or the rest of the region for that matter. The biggest problem in the Western Balkans is economic malaise. It is the Kosovars, not Belgrade, who have a real interest and stake in seeing Kosovo succeed. Moderate Serbs have long lost interest in Kosovo. Only those desperate for cheap, nationalist rhetorical points claim to care about it. Belgrade offers no vision, no economic or European agenda to the people of Kosovo. Increasing numbers of Serbs, especially those living in Kosovo, are beginning to see beyond this bankrupt world view. I have no doubt that seeing Kosovo become independent will be a difficult new reality for Serbia. But it is the only way. Belgrade is not interested in investing in the development of Kosovo, and Kosovo is not interested in a political union with Serbia. But we are interested in developing a productive bilateral partnership with Serbia, just as we're doing with our other neighbors. Social and economic progress in the region will be the big losers if we don't make the bold step forward to independence. The entire Western Balkan region needs a kick start in order to catch the EU train and catch up with the awesome economic growth of our EU-bound neighbors Romania and Bulgaria. This is the only way forward and the only way into the EU. Globalization is a reality which won't pause so we can get ready. The pace is being set in Asia, but transition will have to happen here in the Western Balkans if we wish to compete. Most of us in the Balkans share a common vision about our future -- we want to get into the EU as fast as possible. The way to do it is through reforms. This wasn't an easy process for the Baltic countries. It wasn't easy for Eastern and Central Europe. And it won't be easy for the Balkan states either. The region needs to find its comparative advantage in Europe and in the global market. It will do so as soon as we settle the final status of Kosovo. Can Kosovo survive? Sure. If we reform, we'll do very well. My government has adopted a proactive "3E" plan for Kosovo based on energy, economy and education. With large deposits of coal, Kosovo can in a few years become a net electricity exporter. With the right technology we can even do this with an environmental face. The economy is picking up. There is no currency risk in Kosovo now that we've adopted the euro. We have privatized around 90% of the asset value of all state-owned enterprises. The financial sector has already been privatized, and we are now attracting new investments into the telecom and energy sectors. Much remains to be done, including cleaning up corruption in the courts, but we're on the right track. We have a young population and a positive birth rate. Given the shortages in the EU labor market due to negative demographic trends, Kosovo can help fill the void. To do so, we need to retrain our work force. Hence we're now investing in education. The EU is facing a crisis, and it needs time to consolidate and reset its internal political balances. However, this is no reason to lose sight of its strategic goal: a Europe whole and free. Right now this is still not the reality, at least not in the Western Balkans. Pressemeddelelser fra UNMIK: SRSG discusses with Prime Minister and COMKFOR Kosovo s agenda in the context of the status process PRISTINA Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Kosovo (SRSG) Joachim Rücker this evening had a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Agim Çeku and COMKFOR Lt.- Gen. Roland Kather. Discussions focused on the latest developments in the status process and the priorities that confront the Kosovo leadership, UNMIK and KFOR in the run up to a determination of Kosovo s status.
15 15 / 38 The SRSG stressed that there are many compelling reasons to come to clarity on Kosovo s status as soon as possible. It is, therefore, important not to loose the momentum and to keep the status process on track. To this end, UNMIK welcomes the continued commitment of UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari and members of the Contact Group to seeing an early conclusion of the status process, he said. The SRSG briefed his interlocutors on his meetings with several Kosovo political leaders over the weekend where he underlined that it is imperative that all stakeholders in Kosovo remain committed to the process and continue to support the work of the Special Envoy through to its conclusion. The Special Envoy has brought the status process a long way forward this year, and the constructive engagement and the unity of the Kosovo Negotiating Team have substantially contributed to this end. Kosovo s engagement in the process must continue in the same spirit, said the SRSG. He added: It is paramount that all Kosovo leaders continue to fully subscribe to the Guiding Principles set out by the Contact Group in November Any statements that allude to Kosovo taking unilateral actions are in contradiction to the Contact Group s Guiding Principles. Such statements can undermine support for Kosovo at this crucial time. It is important that Kosovo leaders continue to reach out to the minority communities and work to promote reconciliation and dialogue. All communities should exercise restraint and show understanding at this sensitive stage of the status process, the SRSG said. UNMIK Countdown Note to Editors: With UNMIK in its final phase before status resolution, the Division of Public Information senses an increasing historical focus by local and international media on Kosovo. Therefore, in this special series of weekly press releases starting today, we offer news and information about the UN Mission in Kosovo during the past seven years. The press releases will seek to provide useful information about UNMIK, including quotes from officials as well as photos and web links. In June 1999, following a 78 day-long NATO campaign, the United Nations was tasked to govern Kosovo through its Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), with an unprecedented sweeping mandate to provide Kosovo with a transitional administration while establishing and overseeing the development of provisional democratic self-governing institutions to ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants in Kosovo. In accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244, UNMIK established an international presence in Kosovo. Over the seven years since, as Kosovo s Provisional Institutions of Self Government (PISG) were established and gained capacity to assume more responsibilities, UNMIK has moved back from an executive role to one of monitoring and support to local institutions. UNMIK, in its present form, is now into its final chapter before status resolution. The transformation in UNMIK s role is reflected in winding up of the UN s two substantive Pillars dealing with the Rule of Law and Civil Administration, with these functions now assimilated within the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG). Under the leadership of SRSG Joachim Rücker, UNMIK s structure currently comprises the Democratization and Institution Building Pillar (OSCE) and the Reconstruction and Economic Development Pillar (European Union). Amb. Werner Wnendt heads the OSCE Pillar and Head of the EU Pillar is Acting Deputy SRSG Paul Acda. Mandated to facilitate economic development in Kosovo, the EU Pillar includes the Central Banking Authority of Kosovo (CBAK), the Fiscal Affairs Office (FAO), the Kosovo Trust Agency (KTA) and the UNMIK Customs Service. The OSCE mission in Kosovo, currently the largest OSCE field operation, is mandated to promote institution- and democracy-building, human rights and the rule of law through its specialised Departments and a field presence across Kosovo. As of 31 October 2006, UNMIK has 2,001 national and 506 international staff (not including the EU and OSCE staff), down from a peak of 3,626 national and 1,174 international staff in the early years of the Mission (for more UNMIK staff figures see attachment). In addition there are 1,895 UNMIK Civilian Police personnel including 500 from the Special Police Units. The UNMIK budget for fiscal year (until 30 June 2006) was US$ 239,889,800. For the budget stands at US$ 217,962,000.
16 16 / 38 Ugerapport fra Dansk KFOR. Hærens Operative Kommando skriver (på Vinteren står for døren KOSOVO: Omslag i vejret betyder rysten i bukserne over aflyste flyafgange kl. 11:43 Af forskellige Temperaturen er faldet drastisk og de klare, men kølige solskinsdage er blevet afløst af gråt og diset vejr, hvilket har fået soldater med nært forestående leave til at ryste i bukserne, idet tåge kan forårsage, at flyafgange fra Pristina bliver aflyst med kort varsel, og det er ikke spor sjovt at stå forventningsfuld i lufthavnen og så få at vide, at flyet er aflyst. To klare tegn på vinterens komme har manifesteret sig i og omkring den danske bataljons ansvarsområde: Oversergent Kjær fra administrationssektionen går ikke længere i de af forsvaret udleverede camouflageshorts, og der er observeret bjørne i nabolaget. Soldaterne har på udmærket vis kunnet håndtere oversergenten i shorts, hvorimod lokalbefolkningen har et lidt mere anstrengt forhold til bjørne af ganske naturlige årsager. En bjørn, der ikke havde kunnet tage sig sammen til at gå i hi, havde forvildet sig ned i nærheden af en lille landsby umiddelbart vest for det danske ansvarsområde, og ihærdige forsøg på at lokke dyret til de dybe skove var mislykkedes. Af hensyn til lokalbefolkningens sikkerhed blev det derfor besluttet at hidkalde nogle jægere, der med velrettede skud sendte den vrangvillige bamse til de evige jagtmarker. To unavngivne majorer fra bataljonen mente sig ganske velkvalificerede til at kunne have løst denne opgave, idet den ene major kunne dokumentere, at han havde ombragt en mus med brødkniv, og den anden kunne føre flere vidner på, at han med sin tjenestepistol havde udfriet en trafikkvæstet hund fra yderligere lidelser. Bortset fra disse drabelige begivenheder er situationen i danske ansvarsområde ganske rolig. Politikere på såvel albansk som serbisk side har kørt "det tunge skyts" i stilling for at overbevise især det internationale samfund om, at lige netop deres visioner for Kosovos fremtid er de rigtige. Imidlertid afstedkommer deres farverige manifestationer ikke den store respons blandt den lokale befolkning, hvor problemer med at skaffe til dagen og vejen fylder mest. Fokus for den kommende uge vil være den kosovoalbanske flagdag, som finder sted 28. november. Dagen festligholdes med sportskonkurrencer, fester samt kransenedlæggelser ved forskellige monumenter. Begivenheder, hvor store folkemængder samles, får naturligvis den danske bataljon til at skærpe opmærksomheden, og vi er klar til at være på pletten, hvis det måtte vise sig nødvendigt. Militærpolitiet beretter fra en begivenhedsrig uge Så er der igen gået et par uger her i Kosovo. Moralen er stadig høj, og om end det har været en forholdsvis rolig periode, er der altid opgaver for en MP'er. Militærpolitistationens facade har siden hold 15 kom her til Camp Olaf Rye trængt til en kærlig hånd. Sergenterne ved MP har således gennem den seneste tid både skiftet facadeplader samt ændret lidt på udsmykningen. Det har været hårdt fysisk arbejde, som har haft større indflydelse på nogen end på andre. Arbejdet har dog fra flere sider fået rosende ord med på vejen, og arbejdet vil fortsætte videre. Foruden vedligeholdelse af egne gemakker, har der fra sanitetsdelingens side været tilbud om vedligeholdende uddannelse. Det er noget, der er særdeles velkommen hos MP, og alle har da også gennem den seneste tid gennemført øvelser i at anlægge drop. Det forholder sig sådan, at MP som "første mand" på et uheldsted skal være i stand til blandt andet at lægge venflon, altså et drop. Ikke alle fandt omgangen med de spidse nåle lige morsom, men som så meget andet er det et nødvendigt onde, for som sergent ved militærpolitiet at kunne varetage jobbet som MP'er. Nok engang har der været der været fællesskydning. I denne periode har det dog i lige så høj grad været fremvisning af, hvilke våben dansk militærpoliti ligger inde med og vil gøre brug af i tilfælde af, at optøjer skulle opstå. Denne gang var det i selskab af det tyske civile politi, samt en mindre gruppe tyske soldater. Navnlig brug af tåregas blev forevist den solrige eftermiddag. De tyske kollegaer var imponerede over effekten og hvilke muligheder, det danske forsvar ligger inde med, når det kommer til bevæbningen af deres soldater. Endnu en succesfuld eftermiddag.
17 17 / 38 Støtte til Virksomheder, Italien og EBRD vil yde lån på 3 mio Euro til Kosovos Nye Bank: EBRD and Italy support entrepreneurial growth in Kosovo 3 million loan enables NBK to onlend finance to MSMEs Entrepreneurs across Kosovo will have more access to finance to build new or expand existing businesses with the support of a total 3 million loan from the EBRD and the Italian government to the New Bank of Kosovo. The loan will enable NBK to onlend finance to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The loan is being provided under the EBRD-Italy Western Balkans Local Enterprise Facility, consisting of a 20 million EBRD commitment and 10 million Italian commitment to provide equity and debt financing to local enterprises in the Western Balkans. Technical assistance will also be provided to support NBK in its lending activities and to develop tailored credit skills, increase outreach to MSME clients, and to develop new loan products. It will also help improve risk management and strategic business planning. NBK is also expected shortly to join the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme, which supports trade to, from and within the Bank s 29 countries of operations. By joining the TFP, NBK will optimise its trade services to its clients by offering trade finance products without cash collateral and support cross-border trade with longer tenors. NBK will become the second bank in the TFP programme in Kosovo, therefore increasing competition in the local market and providing more opportunities for local SME clients. Claudio Viezzoli, EBRD Director for the Western Balkans, said this loan is helping to build a sector which is the main driver of economic growth in Kosovo. As well as helping the New Bank of Kosovo to finance more entrepreneurs, the loan is helping to fuel competition among the many institutions supporting micro and small businesses. This will ultimately benefit the entrepreneurs, said Mr Viezzoli. NBK General Manager, Albert Lumezi, said the relationship with the EBRD confirms the progressive changes of the bank and it gives strong support for future development. Through the EBRD loan NBK will expand further its product range with competitive tenors for MSMEs. The Technical Assistance and Trade Facilitation Programmes will also help increase the bank s efficiency and quality of products and services for NBK customers, he said. The EBRD was one of the first International Financial Institutions to begin operating in Kosovo following the conflict in 1999 and set up a local office in Prishtina in 2001 to promote investments and economic growth. To date the Bank has supported five projects in the financial sector. The New Bank of Kosovo is the fourth largest bank in Kosovo, operating as a commercial and savings bank offering products and services to all categories of customers. With its headquarters in Prishtina, the bank employees 255 staff members in 7 branches and fifteen offices across Kosovo. ØST KOSÓVA / PRESEVO-DALEN / SYD-SERBIEN For nemheds skyld bruges betegnelsen Øst Kosóva / Presevo-dalen om det omstridte område med byerne: Presheva, Medvegja og Bujanoci (Albansk stavemåde). Ca. 75 % af befolkningen skønnes at være etniske Albanere - måske omkring En modstandsgruppe har tidligere været i funktion, men synes nu at være»lukket ned«. Gruppen kaldtes i forkortet form UCPMB (som står for noget i retning af: Ushtria Clirimtare e Presheva, Medvegja dhe Bujanoci; på Engelsk: Liberation Army of Presheva, Medvegja and Bujanoci). Gruppen sagde at den intet havde at gøre med Kosova's UCK, og at den var en lokal gruppe. ALBANIEN
18 18 / 38 Klik på kortet, hvis du vil have det forstørret / click to enlarge it Info fra Albaniens Statistik: Befolkningstal: 3,1 Mio ( ). GDP (Gross Domestic Product): 630 Mia Lek (2002, current prices); GDP-structure: Agriculture: 26 %, Industry %, Construction: 7-8 %, Services: %. Export: 54 mia lek (2003) [heraf til Danmark: 23 mio lek; størrelsesorden 1,2 mio kr], Import: 226 mia lek (2003) [Heraf fra Danmark: 855 mio lek; størrelsesorden: mio kr], Tradedeficit: 171 mia lek (2003). Største import fra Italien (75 mia lek) og Grækenland (45 mia lek), største eksport til Italien (40 mia lek). Unemployment: % (2004-III) Seneste handelstal: Maj 2006: [Bemærk ændring i farvekoder] Meddelelser til udlændinge fra det Albanske Indenrigsministerium. Det Engelske Udenrigsministeriums 'Country Advice' til rejsende kan findes på adressen: 2FShowPage&c=Page&cid= &a=KCountryAdvice&aid= Det Danske UM har pt ingen rejsevejledning, men henviser til det Engelske UM. Den Norske Ambassade kan findes på: Det Amerikanske UM har Juni 2004 offentliggjort en 'Background Note' om Albanien: Mother Teresa: Parlamentsvalget i 2005 [Præsidenten vælges af Parlamentet for 5 år, næste gang i 2007]: Se nærmere i: Præsident Moisiu's aktiviteter [Billederne i denne sektion kan som regel forstørres ved at klikke på dem (mens man er på nettet)] Præsident Moisiu har ytret sig positivt om NATO's Riga-resolution, specielt pkt. 30 og frem. Præsidentkontoret har udsendt flg.: President Moisiu hails the Riga Summit final declaration. November 30, 2006 The President of the Republic, Alfred Moisiu hails and appreciates the final declaration of the Riga Summit, on November 29, 2006 in which the Alliance after positively praising the efforts of Albania in the framework of its preparation to take on the responsibilities and obligations in the Atlantic integration process, aims to extend to Albania, Croatia and Macedonia the invitation for NATO membership during the Summit of We hail this as a very positive and expected signal which consists also at the same time an encouragement and obligation of our country in fulfilling the required standards by enabling this way the future membership of Albanian into NATO.
19 19 / 38 Uafhængighedsdagen : Præsident Moisiu var i Vlora. Det var i Vlora at den Albanske Republik blev udråbt i Uafhængighedsdagen : Ved en anden ceremoni samme dag, sagde Præsident Moisiu: THE ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, ALFRED MOISIU ON THE NATIONAL DAY. November 28, 2006 Distinguished Mr. Prime Minister, Ministers and parliamentarians, Distinguished politicians, diplomats and guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Five hundred and sixty-two years ago, our national hero Gjergj Kastriot Skënderbeu bestowed upon us the Flag the symbol of our national unity and identity. At the very same date, but this time ninety-four years ago, the Albanian patriots raised the very same flag and proclaimed the independence of Albania in Vlora. Tonight we commemorate the Flag and Independence Day: two major historical events that bind us together and express the highest feelings of respect for the Albanian state and nation. Tomorrow we will also commemorate the liberation day of Albania which through its people s fight against fascism honorably enrolled in the victorious coalition of the Second World War. Today I was in Vlora: the city where the Flag was raised and where Independence was proclaimed. Vlora has become a pilgrimage site for millions of Albanians all over the world. There, amidst common people of various ages, professions and social groups, I witnessed how powerful and inspirational remain for the citizens the messages of patriotism, unity and vitality inherited from our history which was written with their blood by the men and women that made possible the Independence of Albania and the founding of the Albanian state. We are a nation that has deep European roots, a resourceful history of fighting and resistance for freedom and survival in front of various threats and dangers. The Albanians never abandoned the
20 20 / 38 national Flag and identity throughout their history. Our Renaissance men proclaimed that in our country that boasts three religions and four religious faiths, the faith of all would be Albanianism. By these lapidary words, our Renaissance men conveyed to all the times the grandiose message that the Albanians, by deeply respecting the faith of one another, believe first of all that in their veins flows Albanian blood. Conquered, partitioned, scattered in different countries and continents the Albanians viewed their Flag and Independence Day as rays of hope for moral resuscitation, as an incitement to move forward, an aspiration to build a prosperous and European Albania. Our case of transformation from the most isolated and oppressed country of our continent into the country that enjoys the most popular support for the Euro-Atlantic values within a very short time, can find the roots in our distant past history when our National Hero, Skanderbeg, defended the European civilization in political alliance with the western powers of the time. At the present the Albanians present a new reality: a vital and thirsty people that is trying and insisting to make up for the lost time, to make use of the chances offered by the era of democracy and to return with dignity into the European family. The change of the political system, the many hardships and obstacles of the transition, the sensitivity to negative phenomena and the dissatisfaction with the pace of marked achievements in rapport to the needs and requests of the citizens, quite often creates a pessimistic tableau. I would like to point out to my compatriots and to the friends of Albania that regardless of these problems and difficulties, the Albanian nation and state have numerous reasons to feel proud today for their achievements. The oldest Albanian citizen cannot remember any other better period for Albanians as a nation. The Albanian state has taken positive steps to consolidate according to the model the Rule of Law and independent constitutional institutions; the democratic values are becoming part of daily life; the society, media, public and the citizens themselves are becoming more and more factors of progress and decision taking. Thanks to the major efforts being made to put behind the past, the constructive role in the region, active partnership and values leading it, Albania today can count much more friendly countries and states than in any other period of its past. Historical news is coming also from the Albanians of Kosova and other neighboring countries. Kosova is close to the formal act of independence which will legitimate the will of the people of Kosova to build a new, independent, democratic, multi-ethnic and European state. The last chapter of the disintegration of former Yugoslavia concludes with the state of Kosova and a new intensive and progressive phase begins directed towards the common integration of the countries of the region into the Euro-Atlantic structures. Through their active presence in some Balkans states, the Albanians are demonstrating their culture and ability to coexist with their neighbors and other nationalities, by helping this way the peace, stability and Euro-Atlantic values of this part of Europe. The image of the Albanians in the West a decade ago was that of the people who used to chase the vessels and trains of emigration while today the Albanian communities in Italy, Germany, Greece and United States are integrated in the respective societies, have founded businesses and deserve to be considered the youngest citizens of the great Euro-Atlantic family. Today the Albanians have every reason to be proud also of the inexhaustible energies and vitality of a young generation which thirsty for knowledge and equipped with a deserved talent is demonstrating the capability to take upon itself the civil responsibilities needed to overcome the main challenges faced by the future of the country. Distinguished participants, The founders of the Albanian state faced no dilemma when they choose the future: Albania would be a democratic, independent and European state. They joined their forces, energies, minds and were led in their historic act by the supreme national interests. Today, after ninety-four years we bow with respect in front of their deed and memory, we honor all those who gave their lives or who placed a stone in the foundations of the Albanian state. We are