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Belgrade Media Report 22 November

By   /  22/11/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Hague Tribunal sentences Ratko Mladic to life in prison (B92)
• Vucic: We all knew what the verdict would be, let us build the future (RTS)
• Other reactions to Mladic’s verdict (Tanjug/RTS/TV Pink/Beta)
• No outstanding issues with Argentina (RTS)
• Dacic: Serbia will not recognize Kosovo and Metohija because of EU membership (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Reactions to Mladic’s verdict (Nezavisne/Srna/Fena)
• Brammertz: This is not a verdict for the entire Serbian people (Nezavisne)
• International reactions to Mladic’s verdict (Klix.ba/Fena)
• Anniversary of DPA initialing marked as holiday in RS (N1)
• US Embassy to B&H organizes meeting with reps of political parties in Federation of B&H to discuss proposals of amendments to Election Law of B&H (FTV)
• Covic pays visit to Afghanistan, meets with high ranking NATO officials (Oslobodjenje)
fYROM
• Ivanov will sign the Law on languages only if it is in accordance with the Constitution (Meta)
• Grubi postponed the commission’s session for the law on languages (Meta)
Albania
• Albanian political factor, key role in inter-ethnic harmony (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia PM says must leave the past behind after Mladic verdict (Reuters)
• ‘It is NATO court!’ Former Bosnian Serb commander Mladic slams UN court that gave him life sentence (RT)
• ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladic convicted of war crimes (The Week)
• Mladic’s defense team to appeal life sentence (TASS)
PM says success in tackling drug related crime puts Albania on road to meeting EU accession criteria (Eureporter)

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“Reconciliation stalled, ethnic divisions grow in region” (B92, Tanjug)

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Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks says that the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans has stalled. In his latest Human Rights Comment, Muiznieks also noted that ethnic divisions and polarization have been growing in the region. “These relate in particular to denial of genocide, glorification of war criminals and attempts to […]

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Kosovo wants America in dialogue, but decision depends and on one more country (Blic)

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Belgrade based daily Blic writes today that the announcement over the possible engagement of the US in in the negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina is merely intended for the Kosovo public. Blic conveyed the opinion of the source from the Kosovo Assembly, who says that this is only a continuation of last week’s Brussels episode, […]

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FM Dacic explains why he won’t receive Ukraine’s ambassador (B92, Tanjug)

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The Serbian Foreign Ministry (MFA) said on Tuesday it remained committed to overcoming disagreements and enhancing bilateral relations with Ukraine. This comes despite the insistence by Ukraine’s ambassador to Belgrade on the stance that Russia is using Serbia to create chaos and provoke a war in the Balkans, Tanjug reported, citing a press release issued […]

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Gorazdevac: A new series of livestock theft (Kossev)

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During the last night, two vehicles and livestock were stolen in Serbian households in Gorazdevac. According to Radio Gorazdevac a van was stolen from Misko Jovanovic, and Branko Stevanovic’s vehicle has disappeared from the backyard. On the same night, from the stables of the Portic family, a cow with calf was stolen. These events disturbed […]

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EU on US involvement in Kosovo dialogue: “We work closely” (B92)

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We are working very closely with the United States in the Western Balkans, Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for the European Union, told b92.net on Tuesday. According to her, this also applies to “the question of (Belgrade-Pristina) dialogue on the normalization of relations.” Kocijancic said this when asked to comment on Pristina officials’ calls for the […]

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“Serbia does not want unification with RS” – Vucic’s cabinet (B92, Danas, N1)

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Serbia does not want to unify with the Republika Srpska (RS), the Belgrade-based daily Danas says was told by President Aleksandar Vucic’s cabinet. Vucic’s cabinet said this when asked about RS President Milorad Dodik’s map, drawn during his interview for DW, which showed his vision of the map of the Western Balkans. In it, the Serb […]

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Peterle: The support of the Serbian List to the opposition candidate is an unusual event (KIM radio)

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Head of EU Monitoring Mission Alojz Peterle says for the KIM radio that the support of the Serbian List to its opponent in Klokot in local elections was an unusual event that could cause technical problems. “In my, not that little experience in monitoring elections in different countries, I do not remember that such a […]

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Komentarpress portal: From the Office for KiM has arrived untruth about the elections (NMagazin)

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According to the preliminary results of the Central Election Commission (CEC), the candidate of the Serbian List Strahinja Spasic has won, a candidate for whom the Office for Kosovo and Metohija claimed that he had given up his candidacy, NMagazin writes by quoting portal Komentarpress. According to CIK data, 1,030 voters voted for Strahinja Spasic, […]

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Jankovic: “Vucic fulfills the promise given to the international community”, Djuric: “Jankovic’s statements about Kosovo are scandalous and shameful” (Serbian media)

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The leader of the Free Citizens’ Movement (PSG) Sasa Jankovic told Radio Television of Vojvodina in the TV Show “Pravi ugao” (Right angle) that the Movement wants to participate in the dialogue on Kosovo, but that “what Aleksandar Vucic represents as a dialogue is not a dialogue”. “What Aleksandar Vucic promised for Kosovo, he promised […]

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Dodik: If Serbia accepted the separation of Kosovo and we would be separated (DW, RTS, Blic, N1, Dnevnik, TV Most)

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Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said that the policy of preserving territorial integrity, represented by Serbia, is an obstacle to the separation of Republika Srpska. “If Serbia, in that moment, has said that it was OK, when Kosovo seceded, we would have been already separated,” Dodik said in an interview with Deutsche Welle. If Belgrade […]

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Without the ZSO there is no dialogue (Vecernje Novosti)

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The European Union insists on the implementation of the agreed from the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and above all on the establishment of the ZSO, says Aleksandra Joksimovic Director of the Center for Foreign Policy, reports daily Vecernje Novosti. She points out that Pristina is avoiding this, and that the EU is aware that […]

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