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Simplified procedures to get Kosovo documents (RTS)

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

Simplified procedures to get Kosovo documents (RTS) Kosovo Deputy Minister of Interior, Milan Radojevic, stated to RTS that an administrative instruction, adopted by the Kosovo authorities, in fact simplifies procedures to get Kosovo documents. Kosovo authorities recently adopted an administrative instruction simplifying procedures to get Kosovo documents, as it was impossible, without documents, to exercise […]

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Haradinaj brings Serbia back to Kosovo (Sputnik)

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

Participation of Serbs, in the new government, requesting to have all the rights as stipulated in the Kosovo Constitution, Albanian elite considers as return of Belgrade to this area, Sputnik writes. Although Ramush Haradinaj, leader of the coalition PAN and winner of the elections in Kosovo, informed Hashim Thaci a week ago, that he has […]

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Prizren Docufest Transforming Kosovo Film, Director Says (Balkan Insight)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Ahead of Kosovo biggest cultural event, Dokufest director Veton Nurkollari told BIRN that the Prizren film festival was raising the game for Kosovo cinematography The 16th International Documentary and Short Films Festival in Prizren, Dokufest, will screen a total of 253 films in the southern city of Kosovo from August 4 to 12 under the […]

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Kosovo War Court President Promises Impartial Justice (Balkan Insight)

By   /  20/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The president of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Ekatarina Trendafilova, told BIRN the new court has no ethnic bias, will protect its witnesses from intimidation and deliver justice impartially and independently In her first interview as president of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, judge Ekatarina Trendafilova told BIRN that the newly-established Hague-based institution that will try former […]

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Belgrade Media Report 19 July

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 19 July 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• India opposes Pristina’s membership in international organizations (RTS/Tanjug)
• Serbia committed to regional peace, stability (Tanjug)
• Dacic, Crnadak open new B&H Embassy building in Belgrade (Beta/RTS)
• Serbian government soon to debate Russian Humanitarian Center in Nis (Novosti)
• Bujanovac Municipality protests over closing down of alternative crossings to Kosovo (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Vulin and Vukicevic might be summoned as first witnesses in case related to Dodik’s statement on return of Bosniaks in Podrinje region (TV1/Glas Srpske)
• SDA’s Genjac announces SDA will not support HDZ B&H’s proposal of Law on Elections of B&H (Hayat)
• Mektic’s statements spark reactions of SNSD and Croat officials (RTRS)
• Mogherini emphasizes importance of adoption of Law on Excise Duties and signing of Transport Community Treaty (EuroBlic)
• Lajcak: B&H created hostage of itself, one does not join EU with help from so-called Bonn powers or sanctions (Dnevni list)
Croatia
• President: Army should have responded earlier to contain wildfires (Hina)
• Slovenia says expects at least small signal from Zagreb regarding arbitration ruling (Hina)
Montenegro
• NATO sends help to Montenegro (RTCG/Dnevne novine)
fYROM
• Nimetz: New impetus in efforts to solve name issue (MIA)
• Mogherini: The dedication is allowing us to direct all of our energy into the reforms (Meta)
• Zaev: Agreement with Bulgaria clearly states it’s about two states, nations and languages (Meta)
• Zaev: Law on languages to be adopted before local elections so no one losses the votes (MIA)
Albania
• Yee: Politicians to keep word on reforms (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• The Berlin Process – the Good Cop of the Balkans’ European Integration (euinside)

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India opposes membership of Pristina in international organizations (KoSSev, Kontakt plus radio)

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

Serbian media reported about the meeting between the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic and the Ambassador of the Republic of India, Narinder Chauhan, focused on further development of the economic co-operation and support of India regarding the Kosovo issue. During the meeting, Indian Ambassador highlighted that India opposes membership of Pristina in international organizations. In […]

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1.226 cases of domestic violence reported in 2016 (RTK 2)

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

According to the Kosovo Police report, 1.226 cases of domestic violence were reported in 2016, RTK 2 said. Meanwhile, representatives of a non-governmental sector stated that the Law against Domestic Violence is not implemented the way it should be. Kosovo Police spokesperson, Daut Hoxha stated that the police along with medical and centers for social […]

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Rakic: Whatever happens, strong relations with Belgrade remain (Novosti, KoSSev)

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

In the next few days I expect consultations with the Albanian political leaders, and after that we will make a decision whether or not to participate in the government of interim institutions in Kosovo, new Char of Srpska Lista and mayor of Mitrovica/Mitrovice North, Goran Rakic stated to Novosti daily. Asked about specific conditions Srpska […]

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Belgrade Media Report 18 July

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 18 July 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic, Pence agree to maintain personal communication (RTS/Tanjug/TV Pink/B92/Beta)
• No solutions without Belgrade’s leadership – US senators (Tanjug/RTS)
• Frontex Director talks with Serbian ministers (Beta)
• Good European deal at Trieste Summit (Politika)
• The Dublin solution for the Kosovo knot (Nedeljnik)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Crnadak calls on improvement of relations between B&H and Serbia, announces official opening of new B&H Embassy building in Belgrade on Tuesday (Nezavisne)
• B&H Prosecutor’s Office confirms it formed case upon report filed by Izetbegovic against Dodik (FTV)
• Dodik: Izetbegovic is trying to find way to bring everyone from RS before B&H Court (RTRS)
• Izetbegovic and Mektic comment ISIL threats against Islamic Community in B&H (TV1)
Croatia
• Serbian President reacts to US support for Croatia’s Operation Storm (Express)
• The Stepinac Commission finishes work (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Tajani: Visit to Montenegro a strong message to the region (CDM)
• Markovic with Sheikh Al Nahyan: Montenegro is safe for UAE investments (CDM)
fYROM
• Dimitrov presents reform priorities of Macedonia’s new government at Brussels Centre for European Policy Studies (MIA)
• Kotzias qualifies his meeting with UN Envoy Nimetz as “interesting and serious” (Meta)
• Vucic says Serbia continues to recognize Macedonia’s name (MIA)
• Stabilization and Association Council between Macedonia and the European Union in Brussels (MIA)
Albania
• Bushati- Kishi: Albania and Japan to promote relations (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Bosnia Urged To Protect Clerics From ISIS Threats (BIRN)

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Journalists’ associations of Serbia react on Srpska Lista boycott of KoSSev portal (Insajder, KoSSev portal)

By   /  18/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Association of Independent Journalists of Serbia (NUNS) and Associations of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) called yesterday upon the leadership of Srpska Lista to refrain from discrimination of the media and to respect the standards of the international conventions on the freedom of the media while communicating with journalists. Srpska Lista without explanation has decided to […]

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Controversy Lingers in Kosovo Over Long Awaited Mosque

By   /  18/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

After years of delay, the assembly of the capital of Kosovo looks set to give the go-ahead to the construction of a new ‘Central Mosque’ – despite the objections of civil society groups. A key item on the agenda of the city council in Pristina, Kosovo, on July 25 is the future of the city’s […]

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Svilanovic: No need to be afraid of dialogue (Blic, KIM Radio)

By   /  17/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic thinks that the Belgrade-Pristina relation is one of the biggest political issues in a negotiation process with the EU, but neither Serbs nor Albanians should be afraid of dialogue, Blic daily reported. “It is true that the Belgrade-Pristina relation is one of the biggest political issues […]

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