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IDPs support the Serbian list (TV Most)

By   /  16/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The president of the Coalition of IDPs from Kosovo and Metohija Milos Stojković called on all displaced persons to support the Serbian list in the local elections and to vote in the places where they have the right to vote. Stojković said that the Coalition supports the Serbian List in the upcoming local elections in […]

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B92: “Big powers need crisis to keep Balkans on leash” (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug)

By   /  16/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Whatever model is offered as a platform by Belgrade to solve the decades-old Kosovo and Metohija puzzle, it will not be liked by “world powers.” The daily Vecernje Novosti writes this, adding that this is the case because bringing this painful topic to an end would mean the loss of a lot of leverage that […]

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OHCHR: The missing in Kosovo receive renewed attention

By   /  15/08/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

It has been nearly 18 years since Natasa Scepanovic has seen her parents. The couple were living in Istok, a town in Kosovo*. After the war that ripped the area apart, Scepanovic’s parents, ethnic Serbians, remained in the town they had lived in, believing that the conflict was over and they were safe. They knew […]

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International media exaggerated and simplified Kosovo’s radicalization problem, report claims (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  15/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Report published by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs criticizes media coverage of radicalization in Kosovo, claiming it both exaggerated the issue and simplified motives. While international coverage of Kosovar foreign fighters in Syria managed to bring the issue of radicalization to international attention, quite often media reports were simplistic and lacked nuance, a new […]

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Continuation of the battle for the UN presence in Kosovo (Politika)

By   /  15/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

At the meeting of the United Nations Security Council tomorrow is expected a diplomatic struggle to keep the Kosovo issue on the agenda of the world organization that corresponds to Belgrade, writes daily Politika today. Belgrade, with the help of its allies, primarily Russia and China, continues to fight that the debate on the situation […]

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Stanković: There is no parallel between the problem of the Serbs in Kosovo and the three municipalities in the south of Serbia (Politika, RFE)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President of the Coordination Body of the Serbian Government for Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa Zoran Stanković states that that there is no parallel between solving the problem of the Serbs in Kosovo and local self-governments in the south of Serbia where Albanians live. – There is no parallel between the resolution of the problem of […]

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Rakić: We are not afraid of the new parliamentary elections in Kosovo (Blic)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President of the Serbian List Goran Rakić says that they are not afraid of possible new parliamentary elections in Kosovo, but that he will not speculate whether there will be the new ones. – I would not speculate. We said that we are ready to participate, Rakić said in response to the question of whether […]

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Kosovo Partition May Solve Historic Dispute, Serb Deputy PM Says (Bloomberg)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbia should end its claim to all of Kosovo and seek to regain control of the northern part of the breakaway province where Serbs are in the majority, Deputy Premier Ivica Dacic said in an opinion piece published by Vecernje Novosti on Monday. In his second such appeal in two weeks and echoing calls for […]

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“Kosovo won’t join UNESCO; they haven’t even reapplied” (B92, Beta)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic assessed on Sunday that Kosovo would not succeed in joining UNESCO. Speaking during the marking of the anniversary of the Gorazdevac crime, Dacic said that Pristina has not filed a new request for membership. According to him, Pristina is “aware that Kosovo would not be able to […]

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Delawie with families of missing persons in Kosovo (KoSSev)

By   /  19/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

United States Ambassador to Pristina Greg Delawie yesterday visited the multi-ethnic Resource Center for Families of Missing Persons in Kosovo. In addition to a photo published with representatives of the Associations of Families of the Missing and Abducted, the US ambassador on his Twitter account stated that everyone must do more to support the efforts […]

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Anniversary of the kidnapping of Serbs in Orahovac/Rahovec marked (KIM radio, KoSSev, Politika)

By   /  19/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

In Velika Hoča, municipality of Rahovec/Orahovac yesterday was marked the suffering of Serbs of July 1998, when hundreds of Serbs and Roma were kidnapped in the municipality, Serbian media reported. At the memorial service for the victims and abductees in the municipality of Rahovec/Orahovac, was said that no one still was responsible for the suffering […]

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Belgrade Media Report 17 July

By   /  17/07/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Further improvement of overall cooperation with China (RTS/Tanjug)
• Zhang, Gojkovic on deepening Serbia-China cooperation (Beta)
• Vucic: Talks about Belgrade-Pristina, Serbian-Russian relations in US (Beta)
• Mihajlovic: Serbia is too small for any imbalance with great powers (Tanjug/RTS/B92)
• Stefanovic: Almost 50 Serbian citizens left country to join Daesh (TV Pink)
• Svilanovic: Brussels looking for a solution for Kosovo, also acceptable for us (Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic takes over chairmanship in B&H Presidency (BNTV/Fena/TV1)
• Dodik’s statements regarding the return of Bosniaks to Podrinje spark reactions (FTV)
• Dodik: Inzko is passionate mercenary who does not deserve to be commented (Srna)
• Izetbegovic: I have addressed OHR, PIC and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H demanding from them to sanction behavior of RS President Dodik (Klix.ba)
• Reduce Russian influence in Balkans with millions of Dollars (Dnevni avaz)
• Anniversary of attempted coup in Turkey marked in B&H (Hayat)
Croatia
• Tensions between Croatia and Serbia to rise again? (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Boskovic: Army of Montenegro will not fight either Serbians or Albanians in Kosovo (Mina)
fYROM
• Zaev will present MPs the agreement with Bulgaria for an insight behind a closed session (MIA)
• Dimovski: We will vote for the declaration, but not for the conclusions from the “3-6-9” plan (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: We are waiting for Zaev to bring Macedonia into the EU and NATO (Meta)
• Kotzias: The new government has toned down the rhetoric but basically nothing has changed (Meta)
Albania
• Rama: Creating a common regional market, an essentially European project (ADN)
• Rama: “New Yugoslavia” idea, biggest lie (ADN)
• Albania-Serbia, No more Taboos (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Beijing’s Balkan backdoor (Politico)

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