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Thaci again threatens to sue Serbia for genocide (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

For the second time in a month, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has taken to Facebook to announce that Serbia would be sued for genocide. Thaci’s latest threat comes after his failed attempt to form an army in Kosovo, and ahead of the raising of the first indictments by the Specialist Court for KLA crimes, expected […]

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Office for KiM: Attacks on Serbs planned (KIM radio)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

“The attack from last night, in which was injured one Serb, was not isolated incident but a planned action with the clear intention to disrupt the delicate security balance in Kosovo and Metohija,” said the Office for Kosovo and Metohija. From the Office say that it is essential that the police and other security factors […]

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One Serb injured in North Mitrovica (Kontakt plus radio)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

A Serb was injured last night in the northern part of Mitrovica. He was attacked by five masked men in Bošnjačka mahala. Regional Head of Operations of the Kosovo Police Željko Bojić says that the incident occurred around 23:20 and that Kosovo police was looking for an Albanian who was identified and suspected of the […]

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Miscevic: Europe is preoccupied with its own issues, but must be present in the Balkans (InSerbia, N1)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

There is no word from Brussels how the suspension of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue following Ramus Haradinaj’s “arrest” might have on Serbia’s EU integration. Serbia’s chief negotiator with the EU, Tanja Miscevic, said this on Monday. Speaking for N1, when asked whether Serbia can hope to open new EU membership negotiations chapters “if the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue […]

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Belgrade Media Report 13 April

By   /  13/04/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Gabriel to Vucic: Normalization of relations with Pristina unavoidable condition for Serbia’s EU accession (RTS/Beta/Politika)
• Dacic, Gabriel: Improvement of overall cooperation with Germany (Beta/RTS)
• Nikolic receives Zhang (Tanjug/Novosti/Politika)
• Monument to philosopher Confucius unveiled in Belgrade (Tanjug)
• Mihajlovic: Government has no jurisdiction over any of protesters’ demands (Politika/Beta)
• Threats should be taken seriously (Politika)
• Protests continue in Belgrade and other towns (Beta)
• Preparations for possible SNS counter gathering (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H CoM removes from agenda records from extraordinary telephone session; Initiative for the removal of the CoM of B&H to be launched (BN TV/RTRS)
• Izetbegovic denies plans to file the motion disputing the name of RS, talks about Dodik, Vucic and McCain (TV1)
• Covic: Abolition of cantons would mean blockade of all processes in B&H (Vecernji list)
• Ljubic: Who should elect Croat representatives if not Croats? (Vecernji list)
• Croats ready to establish parallel institutions if Bosniaks reject their proposals (EuroBlic)

Montenegro
• Senator John McCain: Russian behavior unacceptable (RTCG)
• Trump and Stoltenberg welcomed Montenegro as the 29th NATO member (CDM)
• No extradition until the end of proceedings (Pobjeda)

fYROM
• Parliament filibuster over the Tirana platform continues (MIA)
• British Ambassador Garrett criticizes filibuster in parliament (MIA)
• MFA’s reaction to Kotzias: Greece should not be worried – Irredentism is not characteristic for Macedonia (Meta)

Albania
• Mogherini and Hahn call on Albanian parties to complete formation of vetting bodies (ATA)
• General Elections-CEC: 45 parties registered (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Macedonia’s Crisis Damages Relations With Albania (BIRN)

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Kosovo Serbs on the alert (Politika)

By   /  13/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Daily Politika quotes today Deputy Prime Minister in the Kosovo Government Branimir Stojanović saying that currently there are no operational data which show that safety is jeopardized, but he also says that there was no indication of the pogrom that took place on 17 March 2004. Thus Stojanović assessed the current security situation among the Serbs in […]

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Russian and EU parliamentarians “could meet in Serbia” (B92)

By   /  13/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Brussels is considering the possibility of holding a meeting between European Parliament members and Russian legislators “on neutral territory.” And this territory may be Serbia, according to a report in Russia’s Izvestia newspaper, cited by TASS. The initiative came from Jiri Mastalka, deputy chairman of the EP Committee on Relations with Russia, the daily said. […]

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NGO Centre for Peace and Tolerance to file lawsuit against Daut Haradinaj (RTK2)

By   /  13/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Tolerance (CPT) Nenad Maksimović has announced filing a lawsuit against Daut Haradinaj for inciting national hatred. Maksimović has recalled the recent threats made by Daut Haradinaj and the calls for ethnic cleansing as well as the condemnations that have arrived from the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo […]

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“Normalization of relations with Kosovo necessary condition” (B92)

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Serbia has the clearest stability of all countries in the region and it wants to have a stabilizing effect on other Western Balkan states. This is what Serbian Prime Minister and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic said after meeting with German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on in Belgrade on Wednesday. Germany has always been […]

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Belgrade Media Report 12 April

By   /  12/04/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• High level of political relations between Serbia, China (Tanjug/RTS)
• Djuric: China, Serbia friends forever (RTS)
• Support of OSCE in drafting statute of Community of Serbian municipalities (RTS/Tanjug)
• Daut Haradinaj continues with threats (RTS/RTK2)
• Greek Defense Minister visits Greek soldiers within KFOR (RTS)
• Vucic wins in repeat elections (Beta/RTS/Tanjug)
• DS demands dismissal of REM members (Beta)
• Protests continue across Serbia (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• HR Inzko informs AFET about situation in B&H (Hayat)
• US Senator McCain visits B&H (TV1)
• Dodik calls on SDS to vote for dismissal of B&H CoM (RTRS)
• B&H Presidency holds session, no support to Ivanic’s proposal (N1)
• SDA plans to file motion to B&H Constitutional Court to declare the name of the RS unconstitutional (Nezavisne)
fYROM
• Parliament filibuster continues for 11th day in a row (MIA)
• Tirana has nothing to do with the platform of the Albanians in Macedonia, says Rama (Meta)
• Althauser: Parliament should organize itself and elect a government (Meta)
• Kotzias: Those who refused to negotiate about the name, will now not allow a government to be formed (Meta)
Albania
• Parliament approves ad-hoc parliamentary vetting committee (ATA)
• Rama – There is no crisis, elections will be held (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia – An Autocracy Blessed by EU and Russia (Intelligencer Post)

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SRSG Tanin meets with Foreign Affairs Committee of Assembly of Kosovo

By   /  12/04/2017  /  UNMIK Press Release  /  No Comments

Pristina, 12 April, 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, today met with the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Assembly of Kosovo, discussing and exchanging views on a wide range of issues important to Kosovo.   The meeting provided a unique opportunity to clarify UNMIK’s current activities, in […]

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Greek defense minister visits Kosovo, no official meetings (Kontakt plus radio, RTS)

By   /  12/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos visited Greek soldiers within KFOR in Kosovo, expressing praise for his country’s role in preserving stability in the region. Media in Pristina, however, point out that the Greek Minister during the visit did not meet with any official of the central institutions in Pristina, adding that Greece is one of […]

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