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US and Russia “vying for influence over Serbia”

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

US and Russia “vying for influence over Serbia” Moscow’s confirmation that it was considering delivering S-300 missile systems to Serbia – only 48 hours after Aleksandar Vucic left the US – is no coincidence. The Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti writes this on Friday, noting that the S-300 acquisition has been discussed with the Russians in […]

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Belgrade Media Report 21 July

By   /  21/07/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

LOCAL PRESS

• Contribution to peace in the world (RTS/Tanjug/RTV/Danas/Beta)
• Thaci: Historical agreement on reconciliation by accepting the reality (Tanjug)
• Musliu: Serbia cannot advance to Europe while Albanian rights are threatened (Beta)
• Representatives of Serbia invited to attend inauguration of President of Iran (Beta/Tanjug/RTS)
• Petrovic: All Serbia’s policies for Kosovo are party (Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic: SDA will continue to resist all divisions of B&H, its institutions, territory and society (Dnevni list)
• Izetbegovic: Covic acts in line with “all or nothing” principle and in the end he will get “nothing” (Dnevni list)
• RS remains on EU path (Srna)
• Dodik: RS government will be deciding about Sarajevo-Belgrade speedway’s part of route in RS (RTRS)
• Delegation of Montenegrin parliament pays visit to B&H (FTV)
Croatia
• Mogherini: Southeastern enlargement is EU’s priority (Hina)
• Slovenia: In order to avoid incidents, Croatia should signal it will implement arbitration decision (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro
• Supreme Commander of NATO: VCG achieved all high military standards (CDM)
• Thanks NATO, 400 Euros for firefighters (RTCG)
fYROM
• US State Department: Macedonia’s capacity fighting terrorism must be strengthened (Meta)
• NATO sees Macedonia’s commitment to reforms, resolve name dispute (MIA)
Albania
• Government objectives for the first 100 Days (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia’s credit risk is lower than the rating agencies suggest (euromoney)
• Macedonia NATO accession issue may be resolved in 3-4 months (Sputnik)

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Pristina admits: Quarter of citizens in Kosovo are Serbs (Sputnik)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Irregularities the international community noted during the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Kosovo, made Pristina enable Serbs to get the Kosovo documents, that would significantly increase the number of Serb voters in Kosovo, Sputnik reported. Number of around100.000 Serbs who had the right to vote in the concluded extraordinary elections in Kosovo, could double following the […]

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This is what Srpska Lista will not negotiate about (Sputnik)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Srpska Lista will not join the Pristina government at all costs, nor will it stay there. In expectation to form the Kosovo Assembly, verify MPs’ mandates and elect the Assembly Speaker, Srpska Lista that enters the Kosovo Assembly as a political party, has clear goals, it knows what it will not accept, Sputnik reported. Sputnik […]

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Kosovo movie festival – without single Serbian movie (KIM Radio)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The movie “Sporazum” (Agreement) was not shown at the Kosovo movie festival “PriFest, while Serbs in Kosovo are treated as second class citizens, stated movie director Predrag Radonjic, KIM Radio reported. Sporazum is the only movie filmed completely in Kosovo, after 1999 and so far was presented in the official selection of domestic movies at […]

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Slobodan Petrovic: All Serbia’s Kosovo politics are party-driven (Blic)

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Depending on circumstances and momentum of the Serbian Government attitude towards Kosovo, Slobodan Petrovic, founder of the Autonomous Liberal Party (SLS) sometimes is depicted as a patriot and sometimes as a traitor, Blic daily reports today. In any case, Petrovic was a politician who realized on time that concrete things for the Serb community could […]

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Oliver Ivanovic: Thaci in parallel reality, Kosovo independent to extent Serbia agrees with (Tanjug, Novosti, Kontakt Plus Radio)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Oliver Ivanovic, leader of the Civic Initiative Freedom, Democracy, Justice (GISDP) commented on statements Hashim Thaci made yesterday saying that “historic agreement” would be reached between Serbia and Kosovo “by recognizing reality.” Ivanovic called these remarks nice phrases, typical for the Albanian side, Serbian media reported. The reality of Hashim Thaci, in what 99 percent […]

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Belgrade Media Report 20 July

By   /  20/07/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 20 July 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Serbian government neither pro-American nor pro-Russian, but pro-Serbian (Beta/CNN)
• Vucic: Good Serbia-NATO cooperation while respecting our military neutrality (Beta)
• High level of cooperation between Serbia, NATO (RTS/Tanjug)
• Vulin: No military other than KFOR in Kosovo and Metohija (Beta/Politika)
• Scaparrotti: KFOR to remain in Kosovo as long as needed (Tanjug)
• Vulin: No military other than KFOR in Kosovo and Metohija (Beta/Politika)
• Precedent over Italian soldiers within KFOR that have cancer (Danas)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Court of B&H rejects indictment against members of RS Referendum Commission (RTRS)
• B&H HoP adopts changes to Law on Elections of B&H (BHT1)
• Dodik and Ruiz Calavera meet and agree Transport Community Treaty and adoption of Law on Excise Duties ASAP (RTRS)
• Radoncic slams SDA, claims Izetbegovic and Dodik have excellent secret cooperation (EuroBlic)
• Cvijanovic meets Wigemark (Klix.ba)
Croatia
• Croatia to enter Schengen Area next year? (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro
• Tajani: EU ready for Montenegro’s accession (RTCG)
fYROM
• Party officials discuss Declaration of Albanian parties in Macedonia at parliament meeting (MIA)
• Zaharieva: Bulgaria will not negotiate any changes in the content of the Agreement with Macedonia (Meta)
• NATO commends Macedonia’s stabilization, swift progress towards Euro-Atlantic integration (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• NATO: Balkan Paper Tiger (Eurasia Review)

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Thaci: Historic agreement on reconciliation by “recognizing reality” (Tanjug, B92, Kontakt Plus Radio)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in an interview to Tanjug stated he believes a historic agreement on normalization of relations and reconciliation between Kosovo and Serbia would soon happen, and its aim it to “recognize reality.” “This may be popular neither for me, nor for the President Vucic, but it would be good for Kosovo and […]

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Vulin: No other army in Kosovo than KFOR (BETA, B92)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Defense Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, stated KFOR is the only institution that Serbia holds responsible for securing and preserving peace and security in Kosovo, Serbian media reported. Vulin made these remarks during the meeting with Commander of NATO Operations Command, General Curtis Scaparrotti. “There is no other army in Kosovo and Metohija than KFOR. This […]

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“War of humanitarian statuses”: Government must decide on RSHC (Novosti, B92)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Serbian government will soon discuss the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center (RSHC) and the status of its staff. “It’s really no longer either normal, nor do I understand why they (the US) are opposed to giving immunity to Russian humanitarian workers in the Nis Center,” First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has told […]

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Srpska Lista to attend consultations on Assembly session (Kontakt plus radio)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Chief of Srpska Lista, Media Co-operation Office, Igor Simic, stated yesterday afternoon to Kontakt Plus Radio that the Srpska Lista received invitation, to attend on Monday, consultations on the constitutive session of the Kosovo Assembly. The invitation came from the Kosovo President Hashim Thaci. Simic also said the first interest of the Srpska Lista is […]

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