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Serbian List: One condition – that there is no Kosovo army (media)

By   /  25/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President of the Serbian List Slavko Simic rejects that Serb representatives had “four conditions for the transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces into an army.” Thus Simic has denied the statement of the outgoing Minister of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Haki Demolli, reports Serbian media. Demolli told Klan Kosova TV that the Serbian List […]

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Office for Kosovo and Metohija: The release of the accused in the “Klecka” case a victory for the few but defeat of all citizens (KIM radio)

By   /  25/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Kosovo Supreme Court rejected the prosecutor’s request for protection of legality in the case “Klecka”, confirming an earlier decision to free a group of Albanians suspected of war crimes. The prosecution charged the group of suspects, led by the former regional commander of the KLA in Lapusnik Fatmir Limaj. The process began in 2012, […]

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Central Electoral Commission confirms Serbian candidates for the forthcoming elections (KoSSev)

By   /  25/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Central Election Commission certified candidates of five Kosovo Serbs lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kosovo, says member of CEC Nenad Rikalo for KoSSev. Initially six lists of Kosovo Serbs were registered for the elections in Kosovo – Serbian list, Advanced force of Kosovo, Progressive Democratic Party, and Independent Liberal Party, a coalition […]

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“Everyone understands we need peace in W. Balkans” (B92)

By   /  25/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s informal dinner with prime ministers of the Western Balkan Six was held in Brussels late on Wednesday. All present confirmed their full commitment to continue working for the European Union integration process, as confirmed by the EU at the March 2017 European Council, a statement published on the EEAS […]

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Belgrade Media Reports 22 May

By   /  22/05/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Pristina drops probe into suspected killers of 14 Serbs (Tanjug/B92)
• Djuric: Message that it is permitted to murder Serbs in our southern province (Tanjug)
• Kuburovic: Decision disgraceful (Tanjug)
• Serbian government offers strong support to Serb List (RTS)
• Dacic: Migrant crisis handled with respect to human rights; No progress in respect for human rights in Kosovo (Beta/Tanjug)
• Vucic receives Slutsky (Tanjug/Beta)
• Blue berets off to mission in Lebanon (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• US Embassy to B&H: Yee’s statements on Balkans mention issues of importance for peace and security (N1)
• Dodik: In case of increased interventionism, B&H will fall apart (RTRS)
• Yee’s statement causes a number of reactions (ATV/RTRS)
• Can opposition ensure majority for removal of government? (Oslobodjenje)
• Croatia will help us reactivate Herzeg-Bosnia (Nezavisne)
Croatia
• The first round of local elections in Croatia took place on Sunday (HRT)
• Plenkovic says HDZ satisfied with overall results of local polls (Hina)
• Expelled Serbs asked to pay for removal of their destroyed homes (Srna)
Montenegro
• Vujanovic: Russia will accept our membership in NATO (MINA/Pobjeda)
• Hagleitner: EU expects Montenegrin leadership and opposition to find a solution (MINA)
fYROM
• Zaev and Ahmeti have agreed to intensify the number of meetings (Meta)
• Spasovski: The new government should be based on principles and not on imposing conditions (Meta)
Albania
• U.S. Congressman Michael Turner congratulates President-elect Ilir Meta (ATA)
• President sets 25 June as new general elections date (ATA)
• Albanian parliament to convene for extraordinary session on Monday (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• How Kosovo Poisoned America’s Relationship with Russia (The National Interest)

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Rašić: Authorities not to divide Kosovo Serbs (KIM radio)

By   /  22/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President of the Progressive Democratic Party Nenad Rašić says that Belgrade umpteenth time divides Serbs in Kosovo, by supporting a single list. “Serbs should take responsibility for their lives, and representatives of the state should not support one list and further separate the Serbs,” said Rašić. According to him, he never talked to anyone in the […]

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Serbs in six columns: Political pluralism or disunity? (RTK2)

By   /  22/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Unlike the last parliamentary elections three years ago, when the political representatives of the Serbs appeared jointly in elections, in the scheduled elections on June 11, will participate six Serbian lists, or five political parties and one coalition. Does this means that the Serbs are no longer united, or their separate functioning is going to […]

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Đurić: Elections of fateful importance for the future of the Serbian people (Danas, N1)

By   /  22/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

In Kosovo on June 11 are scheduled elections of fateful importance for the Serbian people in Kosovo and only the Serbian list can guarantee that an army of Kosovo will not be formed, this was said at a press conference after a meeting of representatives of the Serbian List and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, writes […]

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Pristina drops probe into suspected killers of 14 Serbs (B92)

By   /  22/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Special Prosecution in Pristina has stopped the investigation into all persons suspected of killing 14 Serb farmers in Staro Gracko in July 1999. The Serbs were gunned down from close proximity in this village near the town of Lipljan in Kosovo, while out harvesting their fields. Tanjug reported on Friday that an international prosecutor […]

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How Kosovo Poisoned America’s Relationship with Russia (The National Interest)

By   /  22/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Washington, DC perpetuated and deepened its Balkan blunder a few years after the Bosnia intervention when it intervened in Kosovo. Civil strife in Serbia’s restless, predominantly Albanian province, simmered and then flared in the mid-and late-1990s. This time, Washington didn’t even make a gesture of deferring to the leading European states, but took the policy […]

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Drecun: The campaign started in the UN to withdraw UNMIK from Kosovo (RTS, N1)

By   /  17/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President of the Committee of the Assembly of Serbia for Kosovo and Metohija Milovan Drecun says that presentations of the Western ambassadors at the session of the UN Security Council regarding the quarterly report on Kosovo, represent the start of the campaign for the withdrawal of UNMIK from Kosovo and an attempt to relocate the […]

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Sputnik: Five Serbian lists in the Kosovo elections (Danas)

By   /  17/05/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Danas reports on Sputnik article saying that most likely five Serbian parties or groupings would participate in the Kosovo’s elections. Sputnik says for the campaign nearly a half million euros. Sputnik adds that it never has been that much money for those taking part in the elections because all participants will get for the campaign […]

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