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Bishop Irinej response to Zorana Mihajlovic: What did Patriarch say wrongly? (Sputnik)

By   /  19/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Reaction of the Serbian Deputy Prime Minister, Zorana Mihajlovic on the statement of the Patriarch Irinej given to Novosti daily and related to the internal dialogue on Kosovo, apart from being confused due to its illogic, causes doubts on the essence and possibility of a dialogue, the way it was described on several occasions by […]

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Trump “reacts positively” to Serbian front pages about him (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  19/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic has revealed the content of his brief conversation on Monday with the US president, during a gathering at the UN HQ in New York City. Just before the meeting started, Ivica Dacic approached Donald Trump and spoke to him, and also showed him some papers. Many then wondered what these […]

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Formerly radicalized teens denied access to education (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  18/09/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

An investigation reveals that a discrepancy between the Kosovo Correctional Service and the Ministry of Education is leaving teenagers who attempted to join terrorist organizations out of school. With little money, two 16-year-old boys, one from Viti and the other from Gjilan, checked into Prishtina International Airport to board a flight to Turkey, hoping to […]

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“Russia’s preparing for big war; as for W. Balkans…” (Tanjug, B92

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Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee Petr Pavel says there are reasons for concern over Russia-Belarus military maneuvers Zapad (West) 2017. According to him, the exercise “could be seen” a “serious preparations for big war,” Serbian media reported In addition, Pavel also said that NATO was “not competing with Russia for the Western Balkans”. He told […]

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Petrovic family property devastated (Radio Kontakt Plus)

By   /  18/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The property and a house of the Petrovic family located at the entry of the village Musnikovo, near Prizren, is jeopardized with unauthorized reconstruction works, Radio Kontakt Plus reported. A road has been built just above the house and an annex object, which resulted in a huge amount of soil and rocks falling down to […]

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Rikalo: Allegations that I mistreated Albanians ill-intended (Beta, KIM Radio)

By   /  18/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo Minister for Agriculture, Forest and Rural Development, Nenad Rikalo rejected accusations that he mistreated Albanians during the war in Kosovo, calling them untrue and ill-intended. Rikalo said the aim of such accusations is to discredit him, Srpska Lista and the newly established Kosovo Government, Serbian media reported. Rikalo also added that from 2001 to […]

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For Kosovo government movie racist, for Djuric great acknowledgment (KIM Radio, Tanjug)

By   /  18/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Commenting on the documentary movie of the Serbian Government against membership of Kosovo to UNESCO, Kosovo Government called the movie low, racist and without precedent. Meanwhile, Director of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo, Marko Djuric, in a reaction to the Pristina statement, said this is the first great acknowledgment for the movie, Serbian media […]

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‘I was misled’ (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  18/09/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Nevena Radosavljevic The upcoming local elections in Kosovo are important for Serbs. But even if we want to vote for someone other than Srpska Lista, we will be deprived of that right in front of our very eyes. Local elections in Kosovo are to be held on October 22. Even though many Serbs believe […]

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Belgrade Media Report 15 September

By   /  15/09/2017  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 15 September 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Hahn: EU doesn’t want the Kosovo problem in the EU, Serbia needs to resolve it (Beta)
• Vucic to Hahn: EU membership is a foreign policy priority (Tanjug)
• Kozarev with UNMIK Deputy Head Christopher Coleman (Office for Kosovo and Metohija)
• Haradinaj: Smart proposal by Vucic about internal dialogue (TV Palma Plus)
• Juncker sends “Letter of Intent” to EP, CoE: Serbia’s possible EU membership in 2025 (RTV/RTS/Tanjug/European Western Balkans)
• Joksimovic: Juncker timeframe for accession realistic (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Thaci needs to wake up; Serbia will never recognize Kosovo (Tanjug/B92)
• United Russia backs declaration on Serb national identity (Beta/B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SNSD and opposition parties in RS exchange accusations after blockade of work of RS Assembly (RTRS)
• Covic reiterates there are no obstacles for construction of Peljesac Bridge (FTV)
Croatia
• Political leaders discuss relations with Slovenia (Index.hr)
• Croatian Security-Intelligence Agency: There are about 10,000 Salafis in the region (Vecernji list)
fYROM
• The debate on the Law on Languages has begun, VMRO-DPMNE accused DUI for blackmailing SDSM (Meta)
• Brussels: Government to analyze the recommendations of the Venice Commission regarding the Law for the languages (Meta)
• Aleksandar Mihajlovski presents his reforms proposal for VMRO-DPMNE in Washington (MIA)
• Zaev meets with representatives of the Party of Macedonians in Serbia (MIA)
• Zaev supports the RECOM initiative for regional reconciliation (MIA)
Albania
• Meta meets with Pacolli, vows to push for wider Kosovo recognition (ATA)
• Pacolli’s Tirana visit, a signal of close political and fraternal cooperation, FM Bushati says (ATA)
• Rama: Albania, Kosovo to hold joint government meeting on Nov 27-28 in Korca and Vlora (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Kosovo’s deep love and gratitude for America on prominent display throughout country (The Washington Times)

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Bjørnstad: Internal dialogue is much more than Kosovo (Tanjug)

By   /  15/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Internal dialogue on Kosovo represents “much more than Kosovo” Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia, Arne Sannes Bjørnstad said, adding that this dialogue could help many to understand past and future of Serbia and prepare the ground for the future, Tanjug news agency reported. “This dialogue is what Serbia wants to be and everybody should take part […]

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Hahn: To find permanent solution for Kosovo (Danas)

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Normalization of relations with Pristina is an issue directly affecting further progress of Serbia in the accession process, said Johannes Hahn, who welcomed Vucic’s initiative for internal dialogue on Kosovo, Danas daily reported. The EU Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner, Johannes Hahn is in two-day visit to Serbia. The thing is that the enlargement […]

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Montenegro: Issue of demarcation with Kosovo is closed (B92, Kontakt Plus Radio)

By   /  15/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

For Montenegro, the issue of demarcation with Kosovo is a closed chapter, said Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Affairs, Srdjan Darmanovic, Serbian media reported. “We have a very good relations with Kosovo and we have no doubt it would continue that way. For Montenegro, this issue (of demarcation) is closed and we will not go back […]

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