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Belgrade Media Report 23 January

By   /  23/01/2018  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: They will not let Serbia enter EU without resolved border issue (TV Happy/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Dialogue once Belgrade gets information on Ivanovic’s murder (RTS/Beta)
• Dacic: For us to suggest to Russia to let Kosovo enter UN – this is a mirage (RTV)
• Vucic, Covic discuss improvement of Serbia-B&H relations (Tanjug)
• Joksimovic: EU integration supported by 52 percent of Serbian citizens (Beta)
• Prosecution: We received request for cooperation with Kosovo Prosecution (Tanjug)
• Coalition around Djilas officially formed (Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Credible enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans: Negotiations on B&H’s membership in EU only in 2023 (Dnevni avaz/TV1)
• SDP to withdraw from talks on changes to Election Law organized by EU Delegation, US Embassy and OHR (Dnevni avaz)
• PACE to discuss Resolution on B&H this week (TV1)
• Federation of B&H parliament session postponed (Klix.ba)
Croatia
• Croatia calls for swift probe into Kosovo Serb leader’s murder (Hina)
• Bosniak parties prompting Croats to demand third entity in B&H (Hina)
• Plenkovic to address European Parliament on future of Europe (Hina)
• Croatia and US set to intensify bilateral cooperation (Hina)
Montenegro
• Civic opposition created by some embassies and NGOs (CDM)
• There are 54 political parties in Montenegro (Dnevne novine)
• Pejovic: EU access negotiations more complex today (CDM)
fYROM
• Law on languages in parliament next Monday (MIA)
• Government says it is analyzing UN mediator’s proposals (MIA)
• Kotsias: The talks at Davos will show in which direction we are heading (MIA)
Albania
• Meta meets with Haradinaj (ADN)
• Basha’s invitation: Let’s end the two-standard governance (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Japan, China and the western Balkans (The Japan Times)

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KFOR with Rakic, Hodzic: To strengthen cooperation in the investigation (RTS)

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The Mayor of northern Mitrovica Goran Rakic met KFOR Commander Salvatore Cuoci with regard to the current security situation after the tragic murder of Oliver Ivanovic, reports RTS. Rakic says that it is crucial to strengthen the cooperation of all the security structures involved in the investigation. According to the statement, after the meeting it […]

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Blic: A group of Bishops seeks the urgent Assembly and the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo (TV Most, KIM radio)

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Six bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church have asked the Synod to schedule the Assembly in order the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) to determine and take a unique position on the solution for Kosovo, the Belgrade daily Blic writes today. According to the daily, the bishops have been sending requests in the last two months, […]

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Stefanovic to Insajder on the role of Milan Radojicic in Kosovo: I heard about him from the media (Insajder)

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Asked by the Insajder journalist about the role played by Milan Radojicic in the Serbian Progressive Party, since Ramush Haradinaj, the Prime Minister of Kosovo, mentioned him as a person with whom he talked from the Serb side, a member of the SNS Presidency, Nebojsa Stefanovic, said that he (Radojicic) has no role in the party, […]

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“Recognition fairytale, UN membership mirage” – FM Dacic on Kosovo (B92, RTV, Beta)

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In an interview with the public broadcaster in the province of Vojvodina (RTV), cited by the Beta agency, Dacic said the possibility of Serbia accepting Kosovo’s UN membership was a mirage. “It would be good if a lasting solution were to be found. But when they talk about a solution for Kosovo in the West, […]

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Dacic explains when Belgrade plans to resume Kosovo dialogue (B92)

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First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic attended on Monday in Belgrade a lunch with ambassadors of EU member-states. The lunch, where Dacic was “the main speaker,” was hosted by Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi, the government announced. Dacic “pointed to the tragic event that marked the previous week […]

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An Assassination Could Be Just What Kosovo Needed (Foreign Policy)

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A tragic death could spark a lasting peace in the Balkans’ most restive region. In March 2003, a sniper enlisted by a powerful criminal gang shot dead Serbia’s young reformist prime minister, Zoran Djindjic. In an instant, the promise of a clean break — for Serbia and for the region — from the Slobodan Milosevic […]

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Belgrade Media Report 22 January

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Serbs want to survive in Kosovo and Metohija without revenge (Novosti)
• Djuric: Serbia uniting to help people in Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug)
• Odalovic: Vucic’s visit calmed down Kosovo Serbs (Tanjug)
• Drecun: Vucic sending message to Serbs that Serbia is with them (Radio Belgrade)
• Stefanovic: No exchange of data with Pristina (TV Pink)
• Chepurin: Russia requests participation of Serbian organs in investigation into Ivanovic’s murder (RTS)
• French Ambassador: Friends tell the truth (FoNet/RTS)
• Vulin to Mondoloni: Lectures for Pristina, Belgrade keeping promises (RTS)
• DJB, Dveri to run together in Belgrade elections (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Federation of B&H Statistics Institute warns B&H will submit two different results of population census as part of answers to EC Questionnaire (Hayat)
• Zvizdic’s high treason; He recognizes results of RS’ census! (Dnevni avaz)
• Izetbegovic says work on SDA’s proposal of changes to Law on Elections of B&H continues with help of EU and US (TV1)
• Another political bloc will be established in the RS several months before the general elections (TV1)
• Parties considering scenario of indirect election of members of Presidency of B&H in B&H parliament (Dnevni list)
• SzP will offer joint candidates for RS President and Serb member of B&H Presidency (TV1)
• Dodik: SNSD will have candidates for posts of RS President and Serb member of B&H Presidency (ATV)
• Unitarianists in B&H force Serbs to secession, and Croats to third entity (Vecernji list)
• Inzko again on RS Day (EuroBlic)
Montenegro
• Presidential elections scheduled, candidates still unknown (CDM)
• Montenegro will continue contributing to the alliance (CDM)
• Montenegro and Kosovo examples of successful cross-border cooperation (CDM)
fYROM
• There is room for improvement of language bill – French Ambassador Thimonier (MIA)
• UN mediator Nimetz says his name proposal guards state’s identity (Sitel)
• Hoyt Yee: Macedonia and Greece have real opportunity to solve the name issue (MIA)
• Sela: The Alliance of the Albanians is still open to negotiations for its return in the government (Meta)
• MFA condemns the burning of the Macedonian flag in Thessaloniki (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Presentation of the Enlargement strategy, February 6 in Strasbourg (European Western Balkans)
• Portentous Assassination Rocks the Balkans (Strategic Culture Foundation)
• Massive Thessaloniki protest on FYROM name concerns government (To Vima)

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Prosecution from Mitrovica announced cooperation with Belgrade (RTS)

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The Department of Serious Crimes of the Basic Prosecutor’s Office in Mitrovica expressed readiness to provide information to the Belgrade Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime regarding the murder of Oliver Ivanovic, reports Radio Television of Serbia (RTS). The Kosovo Ministry of Justice’s reply to the Ministry of Justice of Serbia states that the prosecution will […]

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Dalibor Jevtic invited to the Prayer Breakfast (KIM radio)

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Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Kosovo and Minister of Communities and Return Dalibor Jevtic received an invitation to attend, together with his wife, this year’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, reports KIM radio. As reported, Jevtic will have a number of meetings during the stay in the United States with State Department officials, […]

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Rada Trajkovic: I respect Vucic’s statement (Danas, FoNet)

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Serbian leader from Kosovo and professor of the Medical Faculty in northern Mitrovica, Dr. Rada Trajkovic, told FoNet news agency that she “highly respects” the statement of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic about the extent of support she has in Kosovo among Serbs, noting that such statements were given and about the support Oliver Ivanovic had, […]

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The movement ”Fatherland”: Vucic’s visit to Kosovo did not bring anything new (NMagazin, Beta)

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The People’s Movement of Serbs from Kosovo ”Fatherland” issued a press statement on Sunday evening, stating that the visit of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to Kosovo didn’t bring anything new, and that he said ”lots of futile promises and messages” that ”cannot encourage Serbs at all”, reports NMagazin. They added that the president’s visit showed […]

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