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A huge amount of European taxpayers' money has gone into Kosovo. Of course we question if all of it has been spent wisely.
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A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician.
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Albania has to demonstrate that it is willing to be a reliable partner in the international community.
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Drafting a constitution is only the first step. The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair, representative referendum.
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For me, the individual is the core.
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Fortunately we were not moderate.
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I am now concerned with women's issues in a different way: women from Afghanistan, from Cambodia.
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I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.
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I felt that what is personal is political.
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I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect.
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I met the Radicals and we liked each other reciprocally.
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I should have worried about taking responsibilities for which I was not ready.
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I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
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I think nowadays economic liberties are an explosive issue.
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I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that, in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face, came also all the rest.
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I was always called to offices of some importance for which I thought I was inadequate, an attitude opposite to discrimination.
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I was elected to the Parliament. I have kept my position as a politician in the Regional Parliament, where I am President of the Committee of Health.
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I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister.
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I was thrown into the Parliament right away. From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue, later on with that of divorce.
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I was very restless, but finally I found my way.
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I went into politics because I had an illegal abortion. I thought it was an unbearable hypocrisy. I was 27 years old.
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In part, the parallel Serbian institutions exist because Kosovo Serbs have not been offered the necessary services to sustain their communities.
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In the '70s women's individual rights were the most explosive issue, with its characteristics of exaggeration and vitality.
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In the labour market, women are favoured. There are prospects closer to our nature, and values that can be our own, not borrowed.
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Kosovo's destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point.
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Macedonia's handling of ethnic relations and other issues is encouraging.
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Men don't have as many difficulties and are more supported to combine the different aspects of their life.
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My family had liberal positions.
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My mother was a regular church-goer and was very tolerant.
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My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
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The EU should have consolidated its different presences and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
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The fact remains; chauvinism is prevailing.
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The individual couldn't find any attention in Italy.
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The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.
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The obstacles are so huge that if you don't have a strong political passion, you quit-it just takes up too many energies.
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The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that.
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The two great cultural and political currents of Italy have always only been concerned with the masses.
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There were problems politicians wouldn't care to face. Personal issues were not worth their attention. Politics wouldn't enter kitchens or bedrooms.
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We are aware of the strategic location of Kuwait, besides the stable region.
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We did not find the way out of all problems, but we do have more tools. Some principles are the same even though uncertainties remain.
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When the Conservative-Liberal Government stopped, I stopped being Minister of Health. I returned to my political career in the municipality and at the regional level.
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Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.
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Women movements would form among the factory workers, a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models.
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