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Belgrade Media Report 21 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 21 August 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• President dismisses “Cyprus model” for Kosovo (B92)
• Brnabic: It is important that internal dialogue on Kosovo has been started (Beta)
• Ljajic: We should ask for EU’s concessions to stop blocking Kosovo (Blic)
• Employees of the Serbian embassy in Skopje withdrawn (RTS)
• Vucic: We have evidence of very offensive action against Serbia (B92, Tanjug, RTS)
• EP Rapporteur meets opposition representatives on Thursday in Belgrade, no Jankovic and Jeremic (Vecernje Novosti)
• BNV Marks 100 Years of Declaration of Secession of Sandzak from Serbia (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS President Dodik: People in B&H should decide if B&H will join NATO (RTRS)
• Cvijanovic: NATO’s behavior represents attack on RS (RTRS)
• SDS will not support referendum on membership in NATO (Nezavisne Novine)
• SDA: B&H will become NATO member state regardless of what Dodik thinks about it (TV1)
• Dodik says Croatia has right to construct Peljesac bridge (EuroBlic)

fYROM
• There is still no official information from Belgrade why Serbian Embassy staff was withdrawn (MIA)
• Gov’t: Macedonia promoting friendly relations with all its neighbors (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Stop Poking the Russian Bear (National Interest)
• The heavy bag for the European Union: Turkey (hurriyetdailynews.com)

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Kosovo’s Interpol membership is far from assured (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  21/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Leonora Aliu As UN General Assembly vote approaches, does Kosovo have the support? Toward the end of 2014, Slobodan Gavric, a Serbian citizen, was caught in Kosovo’s capital with 12 kilos of explosives, which turned out had been transported from Belgrade to the Arberia neighborhood in Prishtina with no problem whatsoever. As a result, […]

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Kosovo Parties Gear Up for October Local Elections (Balkan Insight)

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Although the local election campaign has yet to start, the opposition Vetevendosje party has already named most of its candidates for mayoral seats. In a bid to repeat the success it had in the June general elections, when it came in second place, Kosovo’s opposition Vetevendosje movement has announced the names of its mayoral candidates […]

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Balkan Leaders Express Sympathy Over Barcelona Attack (Balkan Insight)

By   /  18/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Balkan leaders joined those of other countries in condemning the terrorist attacks in Spain on Thursday that left at least 14 people dead and expressing their condolences to the victims. Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said more international co-operation is needed to prevent terrorist attacks after suspected Islamists killed at least 13 people and injured over […]

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Belgrade Media Report 18 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 18 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Broad consensus needed for constitutional amendments (Tanjug)
• Miscevic: Chapter 35 is not about status (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Ministry of Defense and B&H Public Attorney Office expected to make next move in case of registration of military property in Han Pijesak (BHT1)
• Dodik: People in RS should decide whether B&H should enter NATO (RTRS)
• Ambassador Ivantsov on registration of military property: HR Inzko is twisting facts (Srna)
• Zvizdic meets US Ambassador Cormack, discusses regional cooperation and EU, NATO integration (Nezavisne)
• Pence’s presence at Adriatic Charter Summit shows US will increase activities aimed at strengthening NATO’s position in the Balkans (Dnevni list)
• US Embassy in B&H deeply disappointed that authorities in Sarajevo named school after anti-Semite who glorified Hitler (Srna)
Croatia
• Hasanbegovic rejects US State Department’s allegations (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Sabovic: SDP to go independently (Dan)
fYROM
• Parliament dismisses Marko Zvrlevski (Meta)
• Sweden will help the Macedonian government realize the reform agenda (Meta)
• Dimitrov-Soini: Finland backs Macedonia’s EU integration bid (MIA)
Albania
• Morina case-Croatian court ruling is not final, Morina’s lawyer says (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Trump Budget Plan Is Bad News for Eastern Europe (Bloomberg)

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“Nobody has the right to deny the Kurds independence: Leader of Kosovo party” (Kurdistan 24)

By   /  18/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The international community should not try to deny the Kurdish people’s right to live in freedom and peace, an Albanian activist and politician asserted. Visar Ymeri, the leader of the Self-Determination movement in Kosovo, while speaking with Kurdistan 24 during a visit to the US, said that nobody has […]

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Serbian opposition leaders invited to Brussels (Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  18/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Leaders of the opposition DS party and the PSG movement, Dragan Sutanovac and Sasa Jankovic should travel to Brussels on August 24, Vecernje Novosti reported today. The two opposition leaders will go there for a meeting with the European Parliament official and rapporteur for Serbia David McAllister. According to the daily, apart from Jankovic and […]

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Attack on journalist widely condemned (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  18/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Insajderi director beaten outside his apartment. Condemnations have poured in today (Thursday, Aug. 17) after an attack on a prominent Kosovar journalist. Parim Olluri, the executive director of the online newspaper Insajderi, was beaten last night by three people in front of his apartment. Olluri and his fiancé Genta, who was with him at the […]

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SRSG Tanin Condemns Attack against the Director and Journalist of Insajderi, Parim Olluri

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SRSG Zahir Tanin, Head of UNMIK: “I strongly condemn the attack against Parim Olluri, the director and journalist of the online news outlet Insajderi. I wish Mr Olluri a speedy recovery. It is essential that journalists have the freedom and safety to perform their work without fear of reprisal. Perpetrators must be brought to justice.”

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Belgrade Media Report 17 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 17 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Fierce debate in United Nations Security Council (RTS/Tanjug)
• US for gradually ending UNMIK’s mandate; Russia and China against (Beta/RTS/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Guterres and Vucic to discuss Kosovo (RTV/Tanjug)
• Djuric: UNMIK is an unpleasant witness, they are trying to remove it (RTS)
• Jankovic, Jeremic cease cooperation with DS (Beta/B92)
• DS: Jankovic confusing citizens (Beta)
• DSS also criticizes Sutanovac (RTS)
• Obradovic: DS and SNS policies are the same (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• CC B&H: Military property can be registered to state of B&H (TV1)
• Reactions of RS officials to the decision of the CC of B&H (RTRS/Srna)
• Officials in Federation B&H see B&H CC decision as step towards NATO (Hayat)
• Amendments to B&H Election Law will not receive support from B&H HoR (TV1)
• Conflict between Izetbegovic and Radoncic escalated because Izetbegovic’s wife intention to run for Bosniak member of Presidency of B&H (EuroBlic)
Croatia
• US State Department warns about pro-Ustasha and anti-Serb sentiments in Croatia (Vecernji list)
fYROM
• Parliament wraps up debate on dismissal of Public Prosecutor Zvrlevski (MIA)
• Osmani asked Roth for Berlin’s involvement regarding the solution of the name dispute (Meta)
Albania
• Technical ministers resign, deputy foreign minister follows their resignation (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Post-election Kosovo entering period of uncertainty that will demand strong leadership – UN envoy (UN News Centre)
• “We all recognise the important work that UNMIK has done over many years for the benefit of Kosovo. But it’s time for the Mission to shrink, not grow” (Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
• Serbian president gives citizenship, scholarship to Afghan boy (1TV Afghanistan)

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Guterres and Vucic to have phone talk next week about region (RTS)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) António Guterres announced he would speak, next week, over the phone with the Serbian President Aleskandar Vucic about the regional stability, said Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, after meeting the UNSG Guterres in New York, RTS reported. “This is yet another confirmation how great significance the United Nations and Serbia […]

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THE NEW ENTREPRENEURS OF KOSOVO* (UNDP-Eurasia website)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Meet a new generation of talent, shaping the future one idea at a time. The self-employment programme Kosovo, as elsewhere in the Western Balkans, suffers from high rates of unemployment, particularly among young people. In 2014, about 2 out of 3 young Kosovans in the labour force did not have a job, contributing heavily to […]

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