Thursday, June 23, 2005

Surroi: Three gears

Koha Ditore carries an opinion piece by ORA leader Veton Surroi who says that Kosovo has now entered the stage of Standards after the status; it is just that most Kosovans are unaware of this fact.

We first had the principle ‘standards before status’, afterwards ‘standards and status’ and for several weeks now we have entered the stage of ‘standards after status’. The third stage implies, according to Surroi, that any delay in Standards implementation should not hinder the opening of the status definition process.

There are three stages in approach to Kosovo’s status.

First, the international community has reached the stage of Standards after the status, and views the coming autumn for launching the negotiation process on the status.

Authorities in Kosovo are moving with a slower ‘speed’ than the international community. They are stuck with ‘Standards with the status’ and have dedicated all their attention to implementing the priority Standards.

Kosovo Serbs, such as in Belgrade, are using an even lower speed than the Kosovar authorities. They are still at the stage of ‘Standards before status’.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for us the balkan crimewave is a problem i think neighboring countries are concerned with.what kind of standards can we have already when there is human smuggling,drug smuggling,and arms rings operating in and around Kosova.When will the Kosovan authority come clean with Kosovars and admit these things instead of trying to lie to the world just so that we can gain independance.Sometimes politics has to be examined with a closer eye than just accpeting things just to get ahead.I want independance more than anyone but for the decency of morals and values our authorities should not tell us fairytales but realities.We should be better than the serbs not stoop to there level.

Chris Blaku said...

Oh no, there is human smuggling in Kosova so we can't have independence now (extreme sarcasm). The reason for this alleged human smuggling is because of lack of employment opportunities. Give the country independence, then let it become responsible for cleaning up crime. You cannot blame the Kosovar authorities for something which is in UNMIK's jurisdiction.

By the way, Russia has a rampant problem with human smuggling also. So does China, Ukraine, Turkey, etc. Are these all independent countries? Or should we withdraw their integrity based on the idea that there is criminal activity there.

By the way, the human smuggling and drug dealing ideas are created by the Serbs, and the above poster is most likely a Serb in disguise.

Anonymous said...

Yep, he sounds like a Serb. It's amazing how you can recognize a Serb way of thinking from a mile away. Boy do we stend far apart from each other!
First poster, Kosova doesn't produce or manufacture guns, prostitutes, or drugs. Most of the neighbhoring countries do the first two and I recommend you start with them if you want to solve this very legitimate concern of yours. For drugs, again you have to start with countries that precede and suceed Kosova in the route from Afghanistan to Western Europe. A hint: Serbia is one of them. We are landlocked by a sea of "responsible" Slavic states, and Western intelligence and law enforement agencies have a de facto and de jure free reign to fight organized crime, if they wanted to or better if there was any.
I admit that Albanians are major players in drug dealing but blaming it on the state of Kosova is just sickening political manouvering by Serbia.

P.S. My Slovak friend is very thankful for the drugs Albanians deal in his country. He says, "Slovak rock would have never achieved this stage if it wasn't for Albanians providing them with inspiration stuff."

Anonymous said...

Ok, ok, here is the truth, we admitt it, we, Albanians, deal with weed...that's it...and weed = peace/love/hippie generation, sooooooooooooooooo

No more talk from you about hate/war/guns/and all that negative evil stuff, if you my friend, and your kind soul wish to enjoy life and love it, i sugest you turn on your iPod, put on "Shine on your crazy diamond" and just live...

This, from an Albanian, Kosovar, who never in his life has known anyone in Kosova that deals with "hard" drugs, guns, prostitutes, and let me tell youuu i know manyyy people :P

Anonymous said...

Human smuggling? where in Kosovo are humans being smuggled?, smuggling people in is absurd because unemployement is so high that human work force is dirt cheap here. Smuggling people out?, sure everone wants to get the fuck outa here so they can make some money in western countries to send back home so they can build 5 story homes. Human smuggling as in prostitution? look at holland for gods sake, its legal there, vegas too.

Drug smuggling, if you want to find drugs you will be able to find it in every corner of the world with ease. As for pot, most of us know it aint a drug but an herb, but if you know Albanians and Albanians from Kosovo pot is considered a hard drug, a major taboo (our faith in islam plays a major role in that.) We are land locked good damn it, we aint growin poppy seeds here so it has to get to Kosovo some how through neighboring nations (Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and as always Albania is right there too) but if on is guilty then all are suspects too.

Arms rings? How were we able to put a stop to the butchering sufferend under the Serb occupations? Fire arms are legal in the U.S. for that reason, to fight the government in case it gets out of control and as always self protection.

With independece, economic prosperity in Kosovo is guaranteed. Serbs can detest to this but look at Albania. In 6 years Albania has prospered more than serbia has in the past 100. We are enterepenours in nature, be it criminally or legally we get shit done!

But with economic prosperity these insignifcant issues will become irrelavent in due time.

One thing i would like to mention is that petty crime in kosovo is almost non existant, any crime that takes place is that of high level crime. One can comfortably walk through the darkest alley with no fear of being mugged. I feel safer here in Pristina than in New York or any other city in America or England (cant speek of any other country because i havent experienced them yet, Amsterdam your next in line! ;P .)