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Belgrade Media Report 13 July 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 13 July 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Full support of Mozambique to territorial integrity of Serbia (RTV/Tanjug)
• Drecun: Elections if people say no in Kosovo issue referendum (N1)
• Odalovic: No clear signal from Pristina (N1)
• Zakharova: Russia has not changed stance on Kosovo (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Ivanic’s office did not give consent to signing of joint declarations of countries participants in Berlin Process until RS’ suggestions were taken into account (BN TV)
• Dodik: Izetbegovic understands RS is committed to military neutrality (ATV)
• Commemoration for Serb victims killed in Srebrenica and Bratunac villages in 1992 held in Zalazje (BHT1)
• B&H CEC determines order of political parties, independent candidates and coalitions on ballots for general elections (BHT1)
• UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee warns Russia will do everything to jeopardize stability of relations in Western Balkans (N1)
fYROM
• Stoltenberg officially hands over NATO membership invitation to Zaev (MIA)
• Zaev gives credit to all political parties, ex-governments for Macedonia’s NATO membership invitation (MIA)
• Dimitrov: If everything goes well Macedonia may become NATO member in mid-2019 (MIA)
• Ahmeti: Our dream Macedonia to join NATO comes true (MIA)
• Opposition VMRO-DPMNE MPs set to vote in favor of Declaration on Macedonia’s NATO membership (MIA)
• Pavlopoulos: Name solution based on history, international law, followed by EU-NATO integration (MIA)
• Russia: Macedonia being sucked into NATO by force (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Macedonia, Greece: Russia Wades Into the Fray Over a Balkan Name Dispute (Stratfor)
• Will Those Killed by NATO 19 Years Ago in Serbia Ever Get Justice? (CounterPunch)

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Belgrade Media Report 27 June 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 27 June 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Compromise on Kosovo, and referendum, still far away (Tanjug)
• Vucic: We are prepared for compromise, will not allow crimes against Serbs (Tanjug)
• Djuric: Attack on Serbian young man mining of peaceful resolution of problem (Tanjug)
• EU’s Serbia draft: Kosovo, warning over Russia and visas (Beta)
• Vucic, Moore discuss regional situation, Moore supports Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Beta)
• Morocco continues to support Serbia’s territorial integrity (Tanjug)
• Vucic regarding Macedonia name issue: We want peaceful resolution of dispute (RTS)
• Croatia’s PM responds to SRS MP accusations at PACE, Serbia’s delegation lodges protest (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Federation of B&H HoR holds theme session on EU path of B&H; Representatives of HDZ B&H-HNS B&H Caucus boycott session (N1)
• Dodik: We have two states of Serb people – RS and Serbia (ATV)
• Russian Ambassador Ivantsov: It is natural that harsh rhetoric appears in pre-election period, I see no security threat for B&H (TV1)

Croatia
• Serbian representative at Council of Europe insults Croatia (Hina)

fYROM
• EU to open accession negotiations with Macedonia in June 2019 (MIA)
• EC starts preparing accession negotiations as of tomorrow, says Hahn (MIA)
• Government: Macedonia received a date for negotiations, positive changes were recognized (MIA)
• PM Zaev: Yet another major recognition for our country (MIA)
• Dimitrov: The path will be narrow and steep, with rain and strong wind, but we’ll make it (Meta)

Albania
• EU Foreign Ministers block the opening of Accession Negotiations (ADN)
• Rama: We received the date for entering the EU ‘port (Top Channel)
• Negotiations postponed due to Government’s links with crime, SMI Says (ADN)
• Accession Talks, Rama accuses opposition for slinging dirt (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Russian Ambassador cancels Srebrenica visit amid genocide row (BIRN)
• EU ministers postpone Albania and Macedonia accession decision (Politico)

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Normalising Ties Essential, EU Tells Serbia, Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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Normalising Ties Essential, EU Tells Serbia, Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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Ahead of a new meeting between Serbia’s and Kosovo’s presidents due in two weeks, the EU has reminded both sides that progress on normalisation of their relations is vital. Another of a new expected meeting between the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia, the Council of the European Union has said that progress by Serbia and […]

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Few Kosovo Corruption Verdicts Lead to Jail Terms – BIRN

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Few Kosovo Corruption Verdicts Lead to Jail Terms – BIRN

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Only a small proportion of those found guilty of corruption in Kosovo end up in prison, the 12th court monitoring report produced by BIRN and Internews Kosova finds. Few corruption-related court cases in Kosovo end with a prison sentence, BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova’s annual court monitoring report for 2017, presented on Tuesday, said. Since […]

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“Kosovo compromise, and referendum, still far away” (Tanjug, B92)

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“Kosovo compromise, and referendum, still far away” (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian President Aleksadar Vucic said he “does not intend to hide behind the people when it comes to Kosovo – as some claim he would.” Speaking on Wednesday in Kraljevo, central Serbia, where he attended the police-military exercise Joint Strike, the President Vucic also said that “the citizens will be the ones who will decide […]

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Djuric, Srpska Lista react on attack against Serb youngster in Suvi Do village (Tanjug, RTS)

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Djuric, Srpska Lista react on attack against Serb youngster in Suvi Do village (Tanjug, RTS)

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Wounding of a Serb youngster in the village of Suvi Do, near Mitrovica once more confirmed there are unofficial centre of powers and organized extremist groups among Albanians in Kosovo, whose aim is to diminish efforts to resolve the issues in Kosovo by political means, Head of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, […]

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Belgrade Media Report 26 July 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 26 June 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic and Thaci again in Brussels in two weeks (Blic)
• Mogherini: Vucic-Thaci dialogue difficult yet encouraging (Beta)
• PM: Serbia’s readiness for compromise isn’t weakness (Tanjug)
• Vucic, Liberian President discuss coop, situation in Kosovo (Beta)
• “EU’s shuttle diplomat is not inclined toward Belgrade” (Vecernje novosti)
• Dacic: Person for shuttle diplomacy already exists and that’s not a secret (Prva TV)
• Montgomery: Without the ZSO I would not make any further concessions (Tanjug)
• Rule of law hampers Serbia more than Kosovo in the accession talks, experts say (RTV)
• Dacic and Moore: Good and stable relations between Serbia and Great Britain (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• UK’s Moore holds separate meetings with CoM Chairman Zvizdic and Federation of B&H PM Novalic (FTV)
• Dodik: ‘British spies’ are wiretapping me and Vucic; Reactions (N1)
• B&H CoM discusses issue of increased influx of migrants (Hayat)
• RS President Dodik: No reception center for migrants will be set up in RS (ATV)
• IOM regional coordinator Auweraert: Danger that migrants will remain stuck in B&H (Glas Srpske)

Croatia
• Plenkovic: There will be no reception centers for migrants in area of Croatian southeast neighborhood (Dnevni list)

fYROM
• President Ivanov fails to sign law ratifying name agreement (MIA)
• Government: Ivanov’s decision expected, but does not affect implementation of name agreement (MIA)
• Macedonia has no Plan B, says PM Zaev (MIA)
• FM: Political decision this week on start of EU negotiations is crucial for Macedonia (MIA)
• Macedonia expects heightened US support: deputy minister (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Islamic migratory onslaught in the Balkans (Chronicles magazine)
• EU SUPERSTATE: Germany to back EU accession talks for Albania and Macedonia (express.co.uk)

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Can Kosovo’s Wartime Truth Commission Achieve Reconciliation? (Balkan Insight)

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