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Hooligans become powerful thanks to help by sports clubs and support by authorities. Authorities will ask people — Kosovo or EU. Cvetkovic denies cover-up of debt
Hooligans and extremists have become strong in recent time again. Fights at football stadiums have become frequent again. Threats are being made to organizers of the Pride Parade. It is also in favour of hooligans that members of the Government are sitting in chairs of sport clubs and celebrating with fan leaders. Clubs are fighting against violence in public only. Extremists, too are living fine and easy and there is no sanctioning of their violent behaviour.
The state is deciding on the further steps in its Kosovo policy, to be taken after the United Nations General Assembly. Should Brussels - i.e., the EU - insist on Serbia's recognition of Kosovo as independent - "the citizens will decide" - the daily newspaper writes, hinting at a possibility of a referendum.
Former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mirko Cvetkovic denied that his ministry had falsified public debt at end of 2011. "It is not true that the Ministry of Finance was hiding anything, nor that I instructed anyone in this regard," he said.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
In two high-profile war crimes trials currently ongoing in Pristina, a series of witnesses have retracted previous statements alleging abuse at Kosovo Liberation Army detention centres.