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Vucic’s UN General Assembly speech: Stability, economy, Kosovo, EU integration (B92)

By   /  22/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The full text of the address of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, 2017. See at: http://www.b92.net/eng/insight/pressroom.php?yyyy=2017&mm=09&nav_id=102376

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“Kosovo has enough votes to join UNESCO? Big lie” (B92)

By   /  22/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said late on Thursday that the claim Pristina has enough votes to join UNESCO was “a big lie.” “In all the meetings the president and I have had here, this subject was also discussed,” said Dacic, who is in New York as part of the Serbian delegation, led by Aleksandar […]

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Belgrade Media Report 21 September

By   /  21/09/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS
• Vucic at the UN: Peace and stability in the Western Balkans is a condition for development (Tanjug,UN News)
• Vucic says Trump accepted his invitation to visit Serbia (B92, O2)
• Vucic: Macron plans to visit Serbia in 2018 (Beta)
• Turkey’s Erdogan to visit Serbia on October 10 (Tanjug)
• Dacic in New York with Plenkovic, Morales, ministers of Belarus, Trinidad, Lebanon (Beta)
• Dacic: Serbia against interference in sovereign states’ internal affairs (Beta)
• “Return Kosovo to Serbia – then talk about sovereignty” (Tajug)
• Vucic wants Parliament to elect President in future (Danas)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Decision on calling referendum on Court and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H published in RS Official Gazette (TV1)
• SDA reps welcome Dodik’s decision to suspend referendum on work of B&H judiciary (BHT1)
• Crnadak: Dodik’s decision on annulling of referendum is slap in face of RS people (Klix)
• HR Inzko: RSNA’s decision on referendum on B&H judiciary represents violation of DPA (TV1)
• B&H Presidency Chairman Covic: B&H will continue meeting obligations towards reaching EU candidate status (N1)
• B&H HoR rejects proposed amendments to B&H Election Law and B&H Criminal Code (FTV)

Croatia
• Slovenian Prime Minister to visit Zagreb next Wednesday (Jutarnji list)
• Is B&H OSA wiretapping Croatian officials? (HRT1)
• Oleg Butkovic: Construction of Peljesac bridge to begin by end of 2017 (Jutarnji list)

Montenegro
• The EU to opposition: Resolve political situation in Parliament (CDM)
• Abazovic: Either the EU is on the side of the totalitarian regime or on the side of democracy (CDM)
• SNP clear: Boycott won’t be ended, now it’s PM’s move (CDM)

fYROM
• PM Zaev at UN: Governments wishing to serve citizens are open (MIA)
• FM Dimitrov’s activities on sidelines of UNGA in New York (MIA)
• PM Zaev: Let’s put behind old Balkan policy, divisions (MIA)

Albania
• Prime Minister Edi Rama meets with U.S. President Donald Trump (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbian media under political pressure (Euractiv)
• Skopje might change name of “Alexander the Great” Airport (Greek reporter)

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Thomas Greminger: OSCE will not change its approach towards Kosovo (N1)

By   /  21/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić talked with the new Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Thomas Greminger about Serbia’s co-operation with the organization, the ministry said, reports regional TV N1. At a meeting on the side-lines of the session of the United Nations General Assembly, Dačić said that it […]

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Vulin: Serbian List will not allow creation of Kosovo Army (N1, Politika)

By   /  21/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin says that the Serbian List will not allow formation of Kosovo armed forces and that no one can persuade the Serbian government to agree with the formation of Kosovo Army. Vulin told Politika daily that “there is nobody who can convince us and make us accept that the Kosovo Army […]

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Situation in Balkans in focus of Vucic’s meeting with Lavrov (InSerbia)

By   /  20/09/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The situation in the Balkans was in focus of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. “We hail any opportunity to hear your opinion about the developments in the regions, to coordinate our further steps on […]

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Serbia better be out of radar – says President Vučić (Serbian media)

By   /  20/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said in New York late on Tuesday that the world is in a dangerous and complicated situation today. Vučić, who is attending this year’s UN General Assembly, added that at the UN headquarters, “many harsh words” could be heard in that context – and that, as a small country, “we better […]

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Uncertain implementation of the Agreement on the integration of judiciary (Kontakt plus radio)

By   /  20/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Judge of the Basic Court in North Mitrovica Jelena Krivokapić participated in a conference that is part of the project “Consequences of postponing the integration of the judiciary – the situation and perspectives” that was held in the Civic Energy Centre in North Mitrovica on Tuesday. On that occasion, Krivokapić said that the integrated judiciary […]

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Ivanović: Citizens and local self-government will suffer the damage caused by the pressures (KIM radio)

By   /  20/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

“It is unimaginable what kinds of pressure are suffering all the members of the SDP who were running for the forthcoming local elections,” Oliver Ivanović said after the resignation of Dr Zoran Spasojević’s candidature. Commenting on Spasojević’s decision to withdraw his candidacy for the councillor in front of the CI SDP list for the upcoming […]

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Investigation launched against Bogdan Mitrović (KIM radio)

By   /  19/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The investigation against Bogdan Mitrović began yesterday and will end on September 22, after which Pristina prosecution will decide whether his custody will be extended, lawyer Dejan A. Vasić said yesterday, reports KiM radio. Lawyer Dejan Vasić told Beta news agency that the investigation in the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Pristina began with the hearing […]

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Brnabić: Working Group on Internal Dialogue on Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti, RTV)

By   /  19/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said today that a Working Group will be formed to logistically support Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and all citizens who want to participate in the internal dialogue on Kosovo. Brnabić told Radio Television Vojvodina (RTV) that she had spoken with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić about the dialogue and underlined that […]

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Belgrade Media Report 18 September

By   /  18/09/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• More EU chapters could be opened this year (Beta)
• Vulin: KFOR to be sole armed force in Kosovo (Beta)
• SPC Patriarch: I believe that Vucic thinks about Kosovo the same as the people and SPC (Vecernje Novosti)
• Deputy Prime Minister asks SPC not to pressure Vucic (Blic)
• McAllister: Serbia’s EU accession depends on relations with Kosovo (Kurir)
• Vucic, Scott Discuss situation in the region (VIP)
• Aleksandar Vucic is traveling to New York on Monday, where he will stay until September 23 (Tanjug)
• Dacic to attend meeting on UN reform chaired by Trump (Beta)
• Jeremic: Jankovic Deserves to Lead the Opposition (Danas)
• SNS will not announce candidate for Belgrade Mayor (Danas)
• Pride march led by organizers, Prime Minister, officials (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Minister Mektic: I support “Macedonian scenario” in RS (BNTV)
• B&H Minister Crnadak: No government can be maintained with violence (TV1)
• Republika Srpska is changing Law on Referendum (EuroBlic)

fYROM
• PM Zaev at 72nd UN General Assembly (MIA)
• Bujar Osmani announces municipal election cooperation between DUI and SDSM (MIA)
• Macedonia joins NATO’s Defense Education Enhancement Programme (MIA)
• Karakachanov: Bulgaria supports unity and territorial integrity, offers help in resolving name issue (MIA)
• Kotzias discussed Macedonia name issue with Guterres (MIA)

Albania
• NATO Military Committee Chairman: Alliance is grateful for Albania’s strong commitment (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES
• Ana Brnabic: ‘Germany is a model for us’ (DW)

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