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Delawie with families of missing persons in Kosovo (KoSSev)

By   /  19/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

United States Ambassador to Pristina Greg Delawie yesterday visited the multi-ethnic Resource Center for Families of Missing Persons in Kosovo. In addition to a photo published with representatives of the Associations of Families of the Missing and Abducted, the US ambassador on his Twitter account stated that everyone must do more to support the efforts […]

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Anniversary of the kidnapping of Serbs in Orahovac/Rahovec marked (KIM radio, KoSSev, Politika)

By   /  19/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

In Velika Hoča, municipality of Rahovec/Orahovac yesterday was marked the suffering of Serbs of July 1998, when hundreds of Serbs and Roma were kidnapped in the municipality, Serbian media reported. At the memorial service for the victims and abductees in the municipality of Rahovec/Orahovac, was said that no one still was responsible for the suffering […]

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Belgrade Media Report 17 July

By   /  17/07/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Further improvement of overall cooperation with China (RTS/Tanjug)
• Zhang, Gojkovic on deepening Serbia-China cooperation (Beta)
• Vucic: Talks about Belgrade-Pristina, Serbian-Russian relations in US (Beta)
• Mihajlovic: Serbia is too small for any imbalance with great powers (Tanjug/RTS/B92)
• Stefanovic: Almost 50 Serbian citizens left country to join Daesh (TV Pink)
• Svilanovic: Brussels looking for a solution for Kosovo, also acceptable for us (Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic takes over chairmanship in B&H Presidency (BNTV/Fena/TV1)
• Dodik’s statements regarding the return of Bosniaks to Podrinje spark reactions (FTV)
• Dodik: Inzko is passionate mercenary who does not deserve to be commented (Srna)
• Izetbegovic: I have addressed OHR, PIC and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H demanding from them to sanction behavior of RS President Dodik (Klix.ba)
• Reduce Russian influence in Balkans with millions of Dollars (Dnevni avaz)
• Anniversary of attempted coup in Turkey marked in B&H (Hayat)
Croatia
• Tensions between Croatia and Serbia to rise again? (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Boskovic: Army of Montenegro will not fight either Serbians or Albanians in Kosovo (Mina)
fYROM
• Zaev will present MPs the agreement with Bulgaria for an insight behind a closed session (MIA)
• Dimovski: We will vote for the declaration, but not for the conclusions from the “3-6-9” plan (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: We are waiting for Zaev to bring Macedonia into the EU and NATO (Meta)
• Kotzias: The new government has toned down the rhetoric but basically nothing has changed (Meta)
Albania
• Rama: Creating a common regional market, an essentially European project (ADN)
• Rama: “New Yugoslavia” idea, biggest lie (ADN)
• Albania-Serbia, No more Taboos (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Beijing’s Balkan backdoor (Politico)

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Kosovo police seized 918 Serbian health cards (KoSSev, RTV Puls)

By   /  12/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo police officers seized 918 new health cards on Monday from the director of the branch of the Republic Health Insurance Fund for the municipality of Gnjilane, Jovica Antić. The cards were seized about 15 hours at the administrative border Bela Zemlja, reported RTV Puls. According to Antić, he was returning from central Serbia with an […]

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Coleman: It’s important that people return to their homes (RTK2)

By   /  12/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Kosovo Christopher Coleman said in Novobërdë/Novo Brdo that UNMIK supports the return but also building trust among communities in Kosovo, and announced further support in this regard. Novobërdë/Novo Brdo is the twentieth municipality in Kosovo visited by Christopher Coleman with his delegation. This time, he received […]

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Uniforms as bait (Večernje Novosti)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Daily Newspaper Večernje Novosti today writes that Pristina, by receiving Serbs in the ranks of the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF), intends to provide an argument at the time of asking the support from the international community for the formation of the Kosovo army. They also want to alleviate the resistance of representatives of the Serbian community, […]

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Serbian List: We will talk to everybody, including Haradinaj (media)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President of the Serbian List Slavko Simić said that the Serbian List will participate in all political consultations, regardless of who the new PM designate is going to be. Simić stated this in an interview for Radio Free Europe. He said that the List is ready to participate in the political consultations with the representatives […]

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Balkan states sit in endless EU waiting room as Trieste summit approaches (DW)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

All talk, no action? Cooperative economic projects have been the hot topic ahead of a conference between leaders from the EU and Western Balkan countries. But EU expansion in the region remains as elusive as ever. “The future of the Balkans is within the European Union.” European Union (EU) leaders made this declaration during the […]

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Belgrade Media Report 10 July

By   /  10/07/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: I gave transcript to Chepurin (Beta/Blic)
• Merkel to Brnabic: Rule of law, Kosovo, Serbia’s EU accession landmarks (Beta)
• Odalovic hopes new court will provide at least some answers (Novosti/Tanjug)
• Serbian Foreign Ministry: Membership of “Kosovo” in WCO suspended (RTS/Beta)
• What is Serbia’s future in Kosovo and Kosovo’s in Serbia (Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Reactions to B&H CC’s decision on HNS’ proposal of changes to Election Law (TV1)
• Covic: Decision of B&H CC on provisions of Election Law is logical (Dnevni avaz)
• Plenkovic: Croatia expects implementation of changes to Election Law of B&H (Hayat)
• Covic: I am not pleased with work of any level of authority (Dnevni avaz)
• Covic and Ivantsov discuss current political situation in B&H (Nezavisne)
• Dodik: B&H will collapse and disappear on its own (Vecernji list)
• Srebrenica prepares for 11 July commemoration in Potocari (N1)
Croatia
• Croatian and Bosnian governments hold joint session in Sarajevo (Vecernji list)
• Slovenia hopes Merkel and Macron will pressure Croatia (Index.hr)
fYROM
• Dimitrov and Zaharieva are putting finishing touches on the Agreement for good neighborly relations (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev’s silence raises doubts as to whether he is selling out the country (Meta)
• Ahmeti: Joining NATO under the temporary reference and then the solution of the name dispute (Meta)
Albania
• What does the Albanian co-governance platform contain? (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Central European States Urge EU to Speed up Enlargement in West Balkans (Reuters)

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B92: EU “losing Balkans – possibly with fatal consequences” (Presse)

By   /  10/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

This is according to the Vienna-based daily Presse, that cites “warnings” about the EU “losing the Western Balkans” that have been “piling up in various publications.” Media interests in the region is increasing, reporters are being sent there and reports published, says Presse. The magazine Europaische Rundschau – “which never let the Balkans out if […]

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B92: Croatia to have some role concerning Kosovo army (Večernje Novosti)

By   /  10/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Croatia will not directly engage in the formation of the Kosovo army – as has been announced by candidate for Kosovo PM Alibin Kurti, writes Vecernje Novosti. However, the daily – that refers to Kurti as “the leader of the Self-Determination” – adds that it learned from “well-informed military and political circles in Zagreb” that […]

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Štrpce/Shtërpcë: Employees conditionally convicted, ordered to pay Kosovo 150 thousand euros (Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio, TV Most)

By   /  10/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Basic Court in Ferizaj / Uroševac sentenced six workers of the Public Company “National Park Šar Planina”, which functioned in the system of the Republic of Serbia,  with the conditional sentence of imprisonment and ordered them to pay EUR 150,000   for the offense of devastation of forest. “The decision made by the court in Uroševac […]

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