1. (Steve, 14 January 2019 04:47)

    The reason why Australia has a problem is because our politicians are in cahoots with the doctors such as the Australian Medical Association. Every time you go to a doctor its tests after test and the way they sell it is called “preventative medicine”. These same doctors/medical centre owners also own/have shares in pathology labs and the more tests they do the more money they make. Any doctor who works in a medical centre is under pressure to perform many tests otherwise no bonus.
    Money is being diverted for these tests while hospital staff numbers reduced to meet budgetary requirements. No one wants to pay tax but all want it for free. That is the problem. In fact, it was even better in the 1970s.
    In the US every time anyone suggests a decent healthcare system its “communists/socialists” drivel used by the US pharmaceuticals and the utterly brainless use it since they have no idea what they are talking about.
    (sj, 14 January 2019 11:38)

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  2. I live in Australia, believe me our health care is not that great. 2 yr waiting list for non emergency surgery, people sleeping in corridors and store rooms due to bed shortages, over worked staff, under staffing. Mistakes made that resulted in patients death. Its no where as good as it was in the 80s. I think the whole Western world is going that way (Steve, 14 January 2019 04:47)

    That is the path that all universal health care systems follow. It's exactly the same path all communist and socialist states take. After all, universal health care is just healthcare administered according to communist/socialist reasoning. I understand that some people need special assistance. But too many are unmotivated persons who think they somehow have a right to steal from the hard working and successful. It is a system doomed to failure because humanity is what it is.
    (JS, 14 January 2019 10:02)

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  3. I live in Australia, believe me our health care is not that great. 2 yr waiting list for non emergency surgery, people sleeping in corridors and store rooms due to bed shortages, over worked staff, under staffing. Mistakes made that resulted in patients death. Its no where as good as it was in the 80s.
    I think the whole Western world is going that way
    (Steve, 14 January 2019 04:47)

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  4. It would be useful if the bigoted, anti-Albanian commenter Zhukov would check out those links.
    (JS, 11 January 2019 17:25)

    Since you live in Serbia own 3 farms and are currently trying to teach Serbs about brotherhood and unity again why not take on another project. Try and implement a US-type of healthcare system in Serbia and see if its cheaper and better than what they have today.
    If you lived in the Uk Canada or Australia I could then understand criticizing the Serbian health system but you come from the US LOL. If you dont have money you go and die under a bridge.
    (sj, 13 January 2019 08:18)

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  5. Conduct this.

    Koso
    Kosovo sprema dodatne sankcije Beogradu [link]
    (Avni, 12 January 2019 19:31)

    Belgrade is shaking in its boots LOL. You Albos think you matter and your sanctions will hurt LOL. Thick as two planks of wood and proud of it too.
    (sj, 13 January 2019 08:13)

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  6. (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 11 January 2019 16:10




    Russia has the biggest mineral reserves in the world not just oil mate. Don’t forget the EU is dependent on Russian energy. The reason the price of oil has fallen is not due to Saudi Arabia but demand has slowed down and that is why there are concerns about a global recession. Ps shale oil producers need $80 per barrel to break even; so, who do you think is subsidising these US producers to the tune of $30 per barrel????? The US taxpayer.
    Yes, we know due to Russia’s doctorial inclinations their economy is small but if run by the US it would overnight match the EU LOL. Please they were saying things like that less than 5 years ago about China.
    You have no idea what you are talking about. The Chinese will give the US scraps that it does not want at the trade talks – the US is in no position to bargain because China has been on a path of a self-sustaining internal economy which is not reliant on outside for a while now. Its Trump who will get a bone and yell victory. Ask yourself why is Australia staying neutral in this arena? Its been a US ally for decades – why because the US is so powerful? LOL. You watch too much western TV. China is fitting rail guns on its attack class ship while the US still can’t work out how to make one. Serbia is extremely important to China.
    Why do you think Trump is pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan?
    Serbia is the most powerful in the Balkans both militarily and economically.
    (sj, 13 January 2019 08:10)

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  7. Any government that tells it's people 'listen to me' ... don't believe them. The Serb Pollies are brain-washing the people. If Serbia wants to be in the EU, then negotiate sense into them. How can Albanians settle in Serbian territory & claim it as their own state under Albanian rule. This baffles me. What happened to international law? Anyway, there are many ways to 'skin a cat' as the saying goes. Cheers.
    (WestSwan, 13 January 2019 05:23)

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  8. Let's say an agreement is reached and Kosovo is granted statehood by Serbia, does the poor hard working tax payers of the west (gotta work till death to support minorities) still have to financially support Kosovo???
    If yes, maybe I should move there to get the free easy handout without having to work
    (Cj, 12 January 2019 02:06)

    1) Kosovo is a country
    2) Serbia gets way more "handouts" to the tune of BILLIONS


    If you want to move anywhere go move to Serbia.


    Sincerely,
    (L*O*G*I*C, 12 January 2019 23:09)

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  9. Conduct this.

    Kosovo sprema dodatne sankcije Beogradu [link]
    (Avni, 12 January 2019 19:31)

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  10. Don't know my beloved USA is worried about these so called primates in Kosovo. They make no contribution to USA at all, they are free loaders living on our handouts and our military gain nothing.
    My beloved USA has 50 million living on food stamps just to eat and 16 million illegals roam freely paying no tax or involved in crime.
    Looking after my America comes 1st.
    Kosovo is European issue.
    (Texas Boy, 12 January 2019 11:26)

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  11. Let's say an agreement is reached and Kosovo is granted statehood by Serbia, does the poor hard working tax payers of the west (gotta work till death to support minorities) still have to financially support Kosovo???
    If yes, maybe I should move there to get the free easy handout without having to work
    (Cj, 12 January 2019 02:06)

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  12. Okay. I will not hold you all in suspense...

    Who is conducting Kosovo dialogue: US and Russia, or EU?

    I admit, it's me, all right! There you have it.
    (Sreten, 11 January 2019 20:06)

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  13. The US egged on their Muppet/puppets Thaci/Haradinaj with the illegal taxes and illegal declaration of an army (illegal even within the EU dictated constitution ). This was done to undermine EU credibility and Mogeherini is aware of the US meddling, as is Merkel who are very unnerved by the US messing.

    Of course the Muppet/puppets fail to realise the garden path they are being led to. EU is totally peeved to say the least as for the US its looking for a way to brush its hands off this mess created by democrats. The so called Kosssova*** is about to be dropped and its muppets are so dumb they took the bait.

    Bear in mind what Bolton said of Palestine - a UN observer nation that is recognised by 135 UN countries
    - "so-called state of Palestine"
    [link]

    There in lies the knot that the west led by US has got itself into - if Palestine is a so called state there is even less to consider for the Muppet/puppet led mafiocracy in Pristina.
    (Principa, Gracanica, kosovo & Metohija Srbija, 11 January 2019 19:56)

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  14. russia is not invited. they have nothing to offer to the table. they have war at home and are sanctioned just like iran and north Korea
    (bert, 11 January 2019 17:53)

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  15. @ ariaj - interesting! Explain how all the Albanians counting on Medical care and on employment will be crossing into Srbija with this "closed" border?
    (Watcher, 11 January 2019 15:17)

    What medical care?

    Serbia hasn't got any functioning medical care system. Educate yourself: [link]/ [link] (Tom L'Orizi, 11 January 2019 16:20)

    It would be useful if the bigoted, anti-Albanian commenter Zhukov would check out those links.
    (JS, 11 January 2019 17:25)

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  16. (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 11 January 2019 16:10

    Teodor, I agree with you 100%. USA holds China in the palm of their hands. China's economy is very dependent on USA's market. One small change in the trading deals by USA and China's power will go down the drain.
    (Glow, 11 January 2019 16:47)

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  17. @ ariaj - interesting! Explain how all the Albanians counting on Medical care and on employment will be crossing into Srbija with this "closed" border?
    (Watcher, 11 January 2019 15:17)

    What medical care?

    Serbia hasn't got any functioning medical care system. Educate yourself: [link]/ [link]
    (Tom L'Orizi, 11 January 2019 16:20)

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  18. @ Tedovic - We actually agree on this! ...
    Best case scenario: BG & pristina both unhappy with manufactured deal between Russia & US!
    (Watcher, 11 January 2019 15:38)

    First,don't call me Tedovic because I am not Serb,I am Albanian.

    Second,regardless what the deal may be,it will be better for Albanians because it will ensure that Serbia and Kosovo are two different countries,Kosovo will be in UN or join Albania,while Serbian minority in Kosovo will lose its veto power in Kosovo.

    @sj,

    Talking about Russia whose economy is totally depended on oil price...one telephone of Trump to Saudis and the oil went from 80$ to 48$ per barrel.

    I am not going to comment about Russia power, whose economy is the size of Spain...

    As for China she doesn't care about Serbia and Kosovo,they have their problems with Taiwan and North Korea and have US ships next door.
    US and China will make a trade deal and will be win-win again.

    China can not survive in US stop buying the goods from China,so a stable US is good for China and vice-versa.

    So stop considering Serbia as the center of Universe,because is not.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 11 January 2019 16:10)

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  19. @T;" the population in Kosovo 97% of Albanians"? As I worked during 32 years with the German and French police, I could confirm that the raise of the population started for a different reason First, Albanian mafia e3ither from Albania or from Kosovo, ruled tha prostitution, drug trafficking,going from one country to another. Germany and France then decided to expel Albanians back home.As Albania did not sign the agreement, but Milosevic did, all those Albanians were sent to Kosovo. Albanians who pretended to be "Kosovo refugees", to escape punishment and prison, declared they were from Kosovo.None of them understood a word of Serbian language, although in 90 ties, Kosovo was under Serbian rule . So, before telling lies, you should learn the truth.
    (Darmon de Riac, 11 January 2019 15:44)

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  20. EU doesn’t have teeth to solve this problem.
    EU can not convince weak states such as Cypros and Slovakia to recognize Kosovo,let alone to push Serbia to recognize.

    I told you before that USA and Russia are going to make a deal on Kosovo and they call Vucic and Thaci to sign their deal.
    Case closed.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 11 January 2019 13:29

    @ Tedovic - We actually agree on this!
    Hard to think the Albos will get all they thought they would get with Russia in the mix, though!
    Best case scenario: BG & pristina both unhappy with manufactured deal between Russia & US!
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  21. I told you before that USA and Russia are going to make a deal on Kosovo and they call Vucic and Thaci to sign their deal.
    Case closed.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 11 January 2019 13:29)

    Part of what you say is true, but any deal will not be in favour of the US since they are already starting to nibble on the 23rd trillion in debt. Why do you think they US is leaving Syria? Its lost on all fronts.
    Your Albos are going to pay the price for siding with the west and this is not an idle statement since the only reason Washington proper you up was because of Bondsteel and once its negotiated out of sight the US does not care what happens to Albos. Ask the Kurds in Syria.
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    sj, I can't agree with you more, and I've been saying it all along. Bondsteel is a temporary facility made up of tents and prefab buildings - this tells me that it's a short term concept. My thought is that it was created as a potential future bargaining chip for the US when negotiating treaties and nuclear agreements with Russia. I could be wrong, but I think there's some truth in this statement.
    (Chi, 11 January 2019 15:27)

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  22. I WAS FOR THE DIAOLOG IN BEGINING THINKING SERBIAN POPLITICS HAVE CHANGED ,BUT NOW THAT I SEE THE HATE DEEP DOWN IN SERBIAN PEOPLES HART FOR ALBOS.. I SAY I PREY THERE IS NO DEAL AND KOSOVA SHOULD UNITE WITH ALBANIA , AND CLOSE THE BORDERS FOREVER WITH SERBIA.
    (ari, 11 January 2019 10:42)

    @ ariaj - interesting! Explain how all the Albanians counting on Medical care and on employment will be crossing into Srbija with this "closed" border?
    (Watcher, 11 January 2019 15:17)

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  23. I told you before that USA and Russia are going to make a deal on Kosovo and they call Vucic and Thaci to sign their deal.
    Case closed.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 11 January 2019 13:29)

    Part of what you say is true, but any deal will not be in favour of the US since they are already starting to nibble on the 23rd trillion in debt. Why do you think they US is leaving Syria? Its lost on all fronts.
    Your Albos are going to pay the price for siding with the west and this is not an idle statement since the only reason Washington proper you up was because of Bondsteel and once its negotiated out of sight the US does not care what happens to Albos. Ask the Kurds in Syria.
    (sj, 11 January 2019 14:07)

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  24. EU doesn’t have teeth to solve this problem.
    EU can not convince weak states such as Cypros and Slovakia to recognize Kosovo,let alone to push Serbia to recognize.

    I told you before that USA and Russia are going to make a deal on Kosovo and they call Vucic and Thaci to sign their deal.
    Case closed.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 11 January 2019 13:29)

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  25. I just don't understand there is no need for United States and Russia to get involved there and decide this is clear situation Kosova is Albanian just look at the population 97% Albanian what does that tell you, end of discussion peace.
    (T, 11 January 2019 12:17)

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  26. I WAS FOR THE DIAOLOG IN BEGINING THINKING SERBIAN POPLITICS HAVE CHANGED ,BUT NOW THAT I SEE THE HATE DEEP DOWN IN SERBIAN PEOPLES HART FOR ALBOS.. I SAY I PREY THERE IS NO DEAL AND KOSOVA SHOULD UNITE WITH ALBANIA , AND CLOSE THE BORDERS FOREVER WITH SERBIA.
    (ari, 11 January 2019 10:42)

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