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Lawyer Vasic: Tasic defended himself with silence (KIM radio)

By   /  14/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Special Prosecutor of EULEX for war crimes, Paul Flynn, heard Darko Tasic, suspected of committing a war crime against the civilian population, as part of an investigation into the events in Mala Krusa near Prizren. Darko Tasic is suspected that he and his father and brother participated in burning and looting more than a hundred […]

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Mitrovica: Arrested six persons suspected of dealing with prostitution (Kontakt plus radio)

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Six people, three Serbs and three Albanians have been arrested in the Mitrovica region, and are suspected of committing a criminal offense of “prostitution,” the Kosovo police states. The police operation was conducted in three different locations in the Mitrovica region, where the arrested persons were suspected of involvement in illegal activities, commencing a crime […]

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“After many years, Council on Foreign Relations lists Balkans as problem” (B92, Tanjug, N1)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

US expert on the Balkans Daniel Serwer has commented on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) once again listing the Balkans as a stability problem. Serwer spoke for the N1 broadcaster in Bosnia-Herzegovina, after the US NGO published its “Preventive Priorities Survey 2017.” Serwer said that he did not think the document should make people […]

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The role of doctors in identifying and recording violence against women is very important (RTV Mir)

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Doctors have not only a moral but also a legal obligation to report and record gender-based violence, reports RTV Mir. This is regulated by the special protocol of the Ministry of Health, which came into force last year in order to strengthen health centers in providing support to survivors of violence. The United Nations Population […]

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Kosovo the most polluted place in Europe (RTV Pulse, RTV Mir)

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Kosovo is the most polluted place in Europe, citizens are not sufficiently aware of the importance of preserving the environment, and this issue is not a priority for the institutions, it was concluded at the debate on the topic “Environment in Kosovo”, organized by Media Center Caglavica with the support of UNMIK, within the framework […]

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US wants $250 mn cut to UN budget (ABS-CBN News, AFP)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

UNITED NATIONS – The United States is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, diplomats said Tuesday. The budget is under negotiations in a General Assembly committee which is expected to adopt it […]

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Belgrade Media Report 12 December

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LOCAL PRESS

• Mikser: Pace of negotiations will continue to depend on progress in normalizing relations with Pristina; Hahn: Future focus primarily on rule of law and normalization of relations with Kosovo (RTS/Beta)
• Vucic: Russia sanctions, Kosovo recognition would make us champions (RTS/B92)
• Decision to open two chapters political – EU (Tanjug)
• EP: EU needs to refocus on Western Balkans (Tanjug)
• Kazakhstan firmly supports Serbia’s territorial integrity (B92)
• LDP: Оpening of chapters positive, Kosovo becoming an increasing burden (Tanjug)
• Internal dialogue, open trade issues between Belgrade and Pristina (RTS/Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Military Attaché of B&H Embassy to Netherlands Enes Jahic arrested for war crimes against Serb civilians (TV1)
• Dodik: Huge mistrust in Court and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H (Srna)
• Commission to overcome problems between two political blocs in the RS falls apart (BNTV)
• Working group for preserving national identity of Serb people discusses Agreement on Special Parallel Relations of RS and Serbia (RTRS)
• FUP arrests Abdic and four more people suspected of murder of HVO General Vlado Santic (FTV)
• B&H Prosecutor’s Office to request court to abolish acquitting verdict in Oric case? (RTRS)
• Dodik and Covic meet in Banja Luka to discuss current political situation in B&H and region (TV1)
Croatia
• Croatia expects Slovenia and Hungary to stop blocking its OECD bid (T portal)
• Commemoration held for Praljak (Novi list)
Montenegro
• Serbian file on attempted terrorism was created long before 16 October (Pobjeda)
• This is why DF returns to parliament (CDM)
• Civic opposition ready for protests (CDM)
• Rogozin sent party colleagues to support Knezevic and Mandic (Pobjeda)
• Russia tries to destabilize the Western Balkans using misinformation (CDM)
• Boskovic: Montenegro supports B&H on its NATO path (CDM)
• Thaci sees Montenegro’s accession to NATO as the best news this year (N1)
fYROM
• Zaev: Talks have not reached stage of new names (Republika)
• Zaev-Haradinaj: Diva Naselba will not affect Skopje-Pristina relations (MIA)
• Ahmeti meets Palmer (MIA)
• Macedonia – NATO DPRC meeting in Brussels (MIA)
Albania
• Meta hosts Vujanovic (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively (Politico)

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“Russia sanctions, Kosovo recognition would make us champs” (B92, RTS)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is in Paris this Tuesday for the climate change summit. Speaking for RTS, he commented on Monday’s opening of two new two chapters in Serbia’s EU membership negotiations. Vucic sees participation in the summit as an opportunity to meet with the French president who is at the moment one of the […]

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Today the fourth round of internal dialogue on Kosovo, by the end of the year another three (NMagazin)

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The fourth roundtable of the internal dialogue on Kosovo, initiated by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, will take place in Belgrade today. This round table is organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, and during the course of December, three other events will be organized to gather sports associations, experts in the field of economy […]

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Trials in courts in the North by urgent procedure and an admission of new cases (KIM radio)

By   /  11/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s northern courts provide basic services, including urgent trials, as well as admission of new cases, and provision of other services is expected soon – the Kosovo Judicial Council announced, reports KIM radio. On its official website, the Council published an “announcement for media on the judiciary in the Mitrovica region”, while informing citizens that, […]

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KFOR Commander: The situation in Kosovo is stable, but fragile (RTS, Kronen Zeitung)

By   /  11/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

KFOR Commander General Salvatore Couci told the Vienna daily Kronen Zeitung that situation currently is “very safe”. “It depends much on whether people want change here. Primarily youth does it,” Couci says. To the conclusion that there are many fighters from the Balkans in the Islamic state and a questions of the daily what KFOR […]

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Gerxhaliu: Trade is like water, it finds its way (KIM radio)

By   /  08/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Good cooperation between the chambers of commerce of Serbia and Kosovo is an exception in the relations between Belgrade and Pristina, says the president of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce Safet Gerxhaliu, KiM radio reports. “Trade is like water, it finds its own paths,” he says in the “Dogovor!?” TV show of KIM Radio Television. […]

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