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Erdogan’s spokesperson: Vucic was well prepared (B92, Blic)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesperson for the Turkish president, has told a Belgrade daily that Recep Erdogan’s visit to Serbia went in “an extraordinary atmosphere.” Kalin, whom Blic says is the only politician authorized to speak on behalf of Erdogan, assessed that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was well prepared for the visit of the Turkish delegation, […]

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Belgrade Media Report 11 October

By   /  11/10/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Community of Serb Municipalities backbone of Brussels agreement (Tanjug/RTS/Beta)
• Unabated interest of European MPs for European path of Serbia (Tanjug)
• Brnabic, Hahn: Serbia’s EU integration process based on three basic principles (RTS/Beta)
• Erdogan in Novi Pazar: This is my native land (B92/RTS)
• Wallstrom: Kosovo and Catalonia not to be compared (Beta)
• Spain grateful to Serbia for delaying EU letter (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Ivanic says Dodik’s call to Serbs to leave B&H Court and Prosecutor’s Office is not adequate solution (TV1)
• SDA slams Dodik for announcing suspension of work of Court of B&H and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H in RS (TV1)
• IC’ reactions to Dodik’s call for suspension of work of Court of B&H and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H (BHT1)
• Mandic: Biggest problem for registration of military property in RS is fact that there is no law that binds RS institutions to respect and implement decisions of Constitutional Court of B&H (FTV)
Croatia
• “Istria is not Catalonia, we just want our money” (Expres)
Montenegro
• Knezevic: I am not guilty, process is fake (RTCG)
Albania
• President Meta’s official visit to Kosovo; Demarcation, unfair condition for visas liberalization (ADN)
• Basha: Appointment of Ruci as speaker, shameful act (ATA)
• Albanian government gives up, recognizes Bulgarians as a minority (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Erdogan touts Turkey helping push ‘prosperous’ Balkans (Anadolu Agency)
• Erdogan in the Balkans: A neo-Ottoman quest? (Al Jazeera)

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Bustle: What Is International Day Of The Girl? This Holiday Recognizes How Hard It Is To Be A Girl In 2017

By   /  11/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Every year since 2012, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, to recognize how hard being a girl is even to this day. The United Nations created the holiday, sometimes called International Day of the Girl Child, to celebrate the potential of the girls in different cultures around the world, and […]

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Vesti: Serbian knockout in the Kosovo ring – local elections

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

In a series of articles titled ”Serbian knockout in the Kosovo ring”, the news portal Vesti in the third article talks with Editor of the KoSSev portal Tatjana Lazarević. Vesti reports that, for example, the site of portal KoSSev was hacked after broadcasting the first interview in the campaign with Dr Dragiša Milović, candidate for […]

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Today starts the seventh Belgrade Security Forum (NMagazin)

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

A three-day Belgrade Security Forum to discuss challenges in the region, Europe and the world after the wave of populist movements, and will gather domestic and foreign politicians and experts in the next three days. In addition to senior Serbian officials – President Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić – […]

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Suvi Do/Suhodoll: The search of remains of missing persons in Suvi Do launched (Kim Radio, Kossev)

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

KIM radio and portal KoSSev reported that in the village of Suvi Do/Suhodoll in North Mitrovica started yesterday the search of the remains of missing persons during the Kosovo conflict. The media reported that so far excavations have been carried out three times in that location and that the remains of 105 bodies have been […]

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Belgrade Media Report 10 October

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

LOCAL PRESS

• Serbia and Turkey sign 12 agreements, ready 4 more (B92)
• Brnabic: Spain is our great friend, we listened to its request (Tanjug/B92)
• Djuric: Acquittal of Oric is bad news for B&H institutions (RTS)
• Djuric discusses local elections in Kosovo with OMIK Head (Tanjug)
• Marinelli: Partnership with Serbia on firm footing (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Oric: I will continue fighting for this country (Dnevni avaz)
• Izetbegovic comment on Oric’s acquittal (TV1)
• SNSD and DNS Presidencies hold joint session; say they are preparing certain plans to suspend work of Court and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H in RS (ATV)
• US Embassy to B&H calls on everyone in B&H to respect court decisions and judicial institutions (N1)
• SDA reveals details of its proposal for Law on Elections of B&H (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia
• Plenkovic : I invited the Holy Father to Croatia, it is my impression that this will happen (HRT)
Montenegro
• Markovic to opposition: You will not get general election date; Demarcation with Kosovo is a closed case (CDM)
• DF’s presidential candidate will be a Serb (Pobjeda)
Albania
• Danielsson evaluates Albania’s proactive role in relations with neighbors (ATA)
• Socialists: No debates for electoral reform in parliament (ADN)
• DP to intensify parliamentary activity (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• What if the Balkans never become part of the European Union? (European Western Balkans)

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”Catalonia and Kosovo – different contexts and power relations” (RTS, Tanjug)

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

Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans Hedvig Morvai believes that in the case of Kosovo and Catalonia there may be parallels and similarities, but that the context and power relations are different, reports today Radio Television of Serbia (RTS). “The case of Catalonia is taking place in one EU member state, and […]

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The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo: Lessons for the EU (EuropeanWesternBalkans)

By   /  10/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

*Op-ed by Filip Ejdus, speaker at the panel “The EU as a crisis management actor: CSDP in the neighbourhood” on the Belgrade Security Forum 2017. In June 2016, the EU extended the mandate of the Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) until June 2018. While the fate of the mission after that date is […]

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Tensions ahead of local elections in Kosovo (Vesti)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Low blows, insults, repression, blackmail, division on “traitors” and “patriots” are the moves that the Serb parties withdraw in the fight for supremacy. Many citizens say they are in fear, they feel pressures and blackmail, and they point finger to the Serbian List, which is the absolute winner of the past Kosovo local elections, which […]

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Unclear when the first phase of the dialogue in Kosovo has ended (Danas)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The statement of the Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić on establishment of working group for the second phase of the internal dialogue produces a certain ambiguities in the interpretation of this process, as it is not clear when the dialogue has started and how at all it can reach the second phase, writes daily […]

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Pristina’s bid not on agenda of UNESCO Executive Board (B92, RTS)

By   /  04/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Pristina is yet to officially apply for UNESCO membership, and that is why the topic has not been included in the session of organization’s Executive Board. The session, which started on Wednesday, will determine the agenda for the General Conference that will be held in November, RTS is reporting. Since UNESCO’s plenary meetings will start […]

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