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Belgrade Media Report 15 December

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LOCAL PRESS

Vucic visiting Cuba (Beta/B92/Tanjug)
Dacic: Serbia not to react to US decision regarding Jerusalem issue (RTV)
Djuric congratulates Serb List (Politika)
Serbian parliament adopts 2018 budget law (RTS/Beta/Tanjug)
Participation in EU peacekeeping missions important for Serbia (FoNet)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
NATO HQ in Sarajevo reacts to Dodik’s statements (Glas Srpske)
Dodik’s statement on suspension of activities on MAP activation causes fierce reactions (BHT1)
Dodik: Covic follows Croatian stance, while SNSD follows Serbian stance on NATO (FTV)
B&H HoR adopts proposal of Changes and Amendments to Law on Excise Duties of B&H (Klix)
Increase of excise duties will cause chain reaction, cause grave consequences for citizens (Fena)
Hahn, Wigemark, Cormack welcome adoption of set of laws on excise duties (Dnevni avaz)
Wigemark: If I am persona non grata because of excise duties, Commissioner Hahn must be too (Nezavisne)
B&H HoR adopts Bosic’s Declaration on Sarajevo- Belgrade motorway route (RTRS)
Mogherini to meet Western Balkans officials on Monday (Fena)
Croatia
Croatia’s MEP Jakovcic wants EU to ban fascist symbols (Vecernji list)
fYROM
Besa will no longer participate in the debate for the Law on Languages as it was a “political theatre” (Meta)
Government reshuffle imminent (MIA)
Zaev-Iotova: 2017 – significant for Macedonia-Bulgaria relations (MIA)
Dimitrov: EU membership remains top priority of Macedonia’s foreign policy (MIA)
Nimetz’s Brussels meeting – first attempt in three years to break the deadlock (MIA)
Albania
Rama blames opposition for floods situation, tensions in parliament (ADN)

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Youth Olympics Kindle Hopes of Unity for Sarajevo (BIRN)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 December

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• Dacic: Serbia appreciates Israel’s stand on Kosovo (RTS)
• Dacic: Croatia’s lawsuit against five former JNA generals is propaganda (TV Pink/Tanjug/RTV)
• Sports associations join internal dialogue (RTS/Tanjug)
• Prosecution requests 28 years in jail for Seselj (Beta)
• Djilas to run for Belgrade mayor (Beta/NIN)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H HoR to discuss set of laws on excise duties (ATV)
• Dodik: RS will suspend all activities with regard to MAP application (FTV)
• Dodik backed activities of the Russian Humanitarian Mission in RS (Srna)
• Bosic: I have learned in Brussels that EU is considering new policy towards Western Balkans that would imply accelerated EU integration of these countries (TV1)
• Pacolli: No country in region including B&H can prevent or postpone Kosovo’s admission to NATO (Klix)
Croatia
• Former interior minister Orepic leaves MOST (Novi list)
• European Parliament supports Croatia’s entry into Schengen zone (HRT)
• Croatian soldier dies in Lithuania (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Serbian PM: We do not hide anything about the terrorist attempt in Montenegro (RTCG)
• Montenegro took over a one-year presidency of A5 (CDM)
fYROM
• Zaev believes that through dialogue, he will persuade the opposition back to parliament (Meta)
• Besa asks that the Law on Languages be changed to the “Law on the Albanian Language” (Meta)

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Belgrade Media Report 13 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 13 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic, Macron discuss cooperation; Macron confirms visit to Serbia (RTS)
• Dacic in Brussels: Unacceptable enlargement strategy “entire region in single package”; continuation of dialogue with Pristina under EU auspices (RTS/Tanjug/Beta/government website)
• Vulin: Zaev has not kept his word (Tanjug)
• Djuric: We are ready to give additional political impulse for better economic cooperation (RTS/Tanjug)
• MICT to consider prosecution’s appeal in Seselj case (B92/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic: B&H will never accept that its foreign policy is based on positions of Serbia or Croatia (Klix)
• Serbian Ministry of Defense delegation visits B&H (NAP/ Srna)
• B&H CoM defines draft of basis for negotiations and agreement with Serbia on joint locations on border crossings (BHT1/ATV)
• „Hamdija Abdic et al“ group released pending trial (TV1/FTV)
• Prosecutor’s Office of B&H protects Atif Dudakovic from liability for war crimes (EuroBlic)
• OSCE project on war crimes cases closed down (FTV)
• HNS’ and SDA’s proposals of changes and amendments to Law on Elections will fall in Parliament of B&H this week (Vecernji list)
Croatia
• President under pressure to take away medals from convicted officers (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• West, not Russia, is organizing coups (RTCG/CDM)
fYROM
• Zaev: Macedonia supports Pristina-Belgrade dialogue (MIA)
• Zaev promotes Macedonia’s stable business climate to Kosovo businessmen (MIA)
• Zaev-Veseli: Macedonia, Kosovo strive toward EU and NATO membership (MIA)
• Zaev: Over 75 percent of our citizens favor Macedonia’s EU and NATO membership (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE MPs refuse to take part in parliament’s activities after arrests (Meta)
• Government mulling prospects for international probe into Diva Naselba case (MIA)
• Nimetz: The name issue can and should be resolved next year (MIA)
• Baily: Rule of law and the fight against corruption are conditions for a NATO accession (Meta)
• Palmer: Washington expects Macedonia to be NATO’s 30th member (MIA)
Albania
• The deadline expired, seven candidates for Provisional Chief Prosecutor (ADN)
• Chief Prosecutor deadline, Rama’s last appeal to Basha (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Macedonia’s Biggest Problem: It’s Called Macedonia (The National Interest)

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Belgrade Media Report 12 December

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LOCAL PRESS

• Mikser: Pace of negotiations will continue to depend on progress in normalizing relations with Pristina; Hahn: Future focus primarily on rule of law and normalization of relations with Kosovo (RTS/Beta)
• Vucic: Russia sanctions, Kosovo recognition would make us champions (RTS/B92)
• Decision to open two chapters political – EU (Tanjug)
• EP: EU needs to refocus on Western Balkans (Tanjug)
• Kazakhstan firmly supports Serbia’s territorial integrity (B92)
• LDP: Оpening of chapters positive, Kosovo becoming an increasing burden (Tanjug)
• Internal dialogue, open trade issues between Belgrade and Pristina (RTS/Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Military Attaché of B&H Embassy to Netherlands Enes Jahic arrested for war crimes against Serb civilians (TV1)
• Dodik: Huge mistrust in Court and Prosecutor’s Office of B&H (Srna)
• Commission to overcome problems between two political blocs in the RS falls apart (BNTV)
• Working group for preserving national identity of Serb people discusses Agreement on Special Parallel Relations of RS and Serbia (RTRS)
• FUP arrests Abdic and four more people suspected of murder of HVO General Vlado Santic (FTV)
• B&H Prosecutor’s Office to request court to abolish acquitting verdict in Oric case? (RTRS)
• Dodik and Covic meet in Banja Luka to discuss current political situation in B&H and region (TV1)
Croatia
• Croatia expects Slovenia and Hungary to stop blocking its OECD bid (T portal)
• Commemoration held for Praljak (Novi list)
Montenegro
• Serbian file on attempted terrorism was created long before 16 October (Pobjeda)
• This is why DF returns to parliament (CDM)
• Civic opposition ready for protests (CDM)
• Rogozin sent party colleagues to support Knezevic and Mandic (Pobjeda)
• Russia tries to destabilize the Western Balkans using misinformation (CDM)
• Boskovic: Montenegro supports B&H on its NATO path (CDM)
• Thaci sees Montenegro’s accession to NATO as the best news this year (N1)
fYROM
• Zaev: Talks have not reached stage of new names (Republika)
• Zaev-Haradinaj: Diva Naselba will not affect Skopje-Pristina relations (MIA)
• Ahmeti meets Palmer (MIA)
• Macedonia – NATO DPRC meeting in Brussels (MIA)
Albania
• Meta hosts Vujanovic (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively (Politico)

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Belgrade Media Report 11 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 11 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Serbia made some brave but unpopular political decisions regarding Kosovo (Blic/Tanjug)
• Brnabic: 2018 budget developmental, standard-oriented budget (RTS)
• Yee: US interested in all Balkan countries becoming strong and prosperous (N1)
• Defense Ministry: Serbian peacekeepers in DR Congo safe (Tanjug)
• Five countries blocked chapter 33 of Serbia’s EU talks (Tanjug/Beta)
• The Stamp of Brussels and US (NIN)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• PIC SB political directors express grave concern over divisive rhetoric of B&H politicians (N1)
• Ivantsov: Communique was full of traditional theses that do not reflect true situation in adequate way (Glas Srpske)
• RS officials reject criticism from PIC SB Communique (Glas Srpske)
• Izetbegovic, Yee discuss changes to election legislation in B&H (Nezavisne novine)
• Covic, Yee discuss complex political situation in B&H (TV1)
Croatia
• Croatian parliament to adopt declaration on joint criminal enterprise (Vecernji list/N1)
• Poll: Most voters disappointed with government (Dnevnik)
• Croatian officials respond to Slovenian foreign minister’s lawsuit threat (HRT)
• Four drunken Croatian soldiers, including chaplain, kicked out of NATO mission (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro
• Djukanovic: Neither Moscow nor Washington blackmailed me (Pobjeda)
• Vujanovic: Djukanovic to run for the country’s presidency in 2018 (CDM)
• Local election beating triggered opposition to end their boycott (Pobjeda)
• Krajisnik’s presence at the anniversary of Podgorica Assembly described as scandalous (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• VMRO-DPMNE’s Central Committee to summon Congress to elect a new president (Meta)
• SEC head Cicakovski steps down from post after public outcry (MIA)
• Yee dismisses rumors that he will be the next US Ambassador to Macedonia (Meta)
• Tsipras: If Skopje makes a concession then 2018 can be a positive year (Meta)
• UN envoy Nimetz to meet name issue representatives in Brussels (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia eyes buying more Russian military helicopters — president (TASS)

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Belgrade Media Report 08 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 8 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Trepca Complex is a part of family, national heritage (Tanjug)
• Brnabic: A big step forward in relations with Bulgaria (RTS)
• Dacic: Serbia advocates open talks with new US administration (Tanjug)
• Ljajic: No reconciliation in Balkans (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic’s act in Belgrade continues sparking reactions (Hayat, ATV, N1)
• Members of ‘Green Berets’ send war mongering messages (RTRS)
• PIC SB discusses current situation in B&H (BNTV)
• B&H Presidency members meet PIC SB Political Directors (Klix)
• Dodik thanks Russia for its honest friendship and for understanding relations in region (ATV, RTRS)
• Crnadak attends meeting of OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna (FTV)
• Russian Ambassador to UN Ilichev criticizes work of ICTY (Glas Srpske)
• B&H HoP adopts modified set of excise laws (BNTV/N1)
Croatia
• Prime Minister explains Croatia’s position on Hague verdict (N1)
• EC Vice President to mediate in border dispute with Slovenia (HRT)
Montenegro
• The “Tirana Scenario” failed: No reconciliation among the Albanian parties (CDM)
• Parliament in full capacity again (Dnevne novine)
• Lukovac: ICJ to solve Prevlaka issue (CDM)
fYROM
• The prosecution opens an investigation after Jeremić’s statements that Mijalkov had been laundering money (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE threatens Jeremic and the media who published the statement about Mijalkov (Meta)
Albania
• DP, Four conditions for the election of the new attorney general (ADN)
• SMI against the election of a new temporary attorney general (ADN)
• DP objects the election of a temporary attorney general (ADN)
• Attorney general election, US calls on parliament to respect the law (ADN)
• Attorney general election, EU appeal to the parliament (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• BiH and the EU: The politics of „almost“ does not deliver anymore, Hahn loses patience (European Western Balkans)

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Belgrade Media Report 07 December

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LOCAL PRESS

• Serbia and Palestine affirm mutual support (B92/Beta)
• Belgrade becomes seat of Western Balkans Transport Community (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Serbia sincerely committed to regional stability (Tanjug)
• Tillerson: Some parts of Balkans still unstable (Tanjug)
• Patriarch Kirill for a just resolution of Kosovo issue (Politika)
• “Key Determinants of Serbian Foreign Policy” Conference (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic comments on difference of opinions of members of B&H Presidency (BHT1)
• Dodik: Izetbegovic shows what B&H is (Srna)
• Reactions to Izetbegovic’s act in Belgrade (Srna)
• Crnadak: Outcome of visit to Belgrade is exceptionally good (Srna)
• Lagumdzija on B&H Presidency’s visit to Belgrade (Dnevni avaz)
• Rape victim offered money not to be witness (Glas Srpske)
• Croatia prepares indictments against high ranking Bosniak military officials as revenge for verdict to ‘Prlic et al’ (EuroBlic)
Croatia
• Grabar-Kitarovic tells UN Security Council Croats admit crimes but reject collective guilt (Hina)
• Plenkovic: We have not changed position regarding war crimes verdict (Vecernji list)
• Justice Minister says legal experts are reviewing ICTY verdict (HRT)
Montenegro
• Do not let Montenegro to become Somalia (RTCG)
fYROM
• Juncker hails Macedonia’s exceptional progress (MIA)
• Zaev-Mogherini: EU commends Macedonia’s tangible progress (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• ‘Mission accomplished,’: UN tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (United Nations Press Release)
• Whom to rely on: Serbia between East and West (European Western Balkans)

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Belgrade Media Report 06 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 6 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Agreed that B&H stand on Kosovo be the same as Belgrade’s stand (RTS/B92/Tanjug)
• Selakovic: We are not ignoring RS’ interests (RTS)
• Serbia grateful for South Africa’s firm stance on Kosovo (B92)
• Serbia to open 2 new EU chapters – third blocked by Germans (Tanjug/B92)
• EC forecasts Serbia accession to EU in 2025 (RTS)
• NATO not considering withdrawing KFOR from Kosovo (Beta)
• Brammertz welcomes Serbia’s reactions, criticizes Croatia (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Ivanic: Bosniak politicians bear responsibility for relations with Serbia (BHT1)
• Crnadak: There will be no change in American politics on B&H, US military base in Brcko will not be established (EuroBlic)
• Covic sends letter to NATO, Trump, May and Merkel (BNTV)
• Radoncic: SBB B&H ministers will submit their resignations by Christmas (Dnevni avaz)
• B&H politicians from Sarajevo welcomed Tuesday’s statement of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic (TV1)
• OSCE’s Berton to meet representatives of political parties to discuss changes to Election Law (Fena)
Croatia
• Croatian President meets with UN Secretary General (HRT)
• Republika Srpska searching for Ex HVO members via Interpol (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Montenegro
• DF gives in: A return to ‘Sindja’s Parliament’ (CDM)
• Rudovic to DF: We do not give in to the ultimatum of a clique that celebrates with Krajisnik (CDM)
• Stoltenberg: NATO strengthens security in the Western Balkans (MINA)
fYROM
• Court rules on custody for Mukoski, Arnaudov and Vasilevski (Meta)
• Nikolovski: After the detentions of MPs, dialogue in the parliament is impossible (Meta)
• Zaev: We are in Brussels to convince the EC that we deserve a recommendation for negotiations in 2018 (Meta)
• Xhaferi meets Palmer, focus on EU and NATO integration (MIA)
Albania
• Juncker, positive for the opening of accession negotiations with Albania (ADN)
• Rama to Mogherini: Albania waits the opening of accession talks (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU must ‘marry’ Western Balkans quickly to avoid new risks – Albania PM (EurActiv)

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Belgrade Media Report 04 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 04 December 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Serbian Interior Ministry: Serbia appeals against Interpol’s decision to rescind arrest warrants for Haradinaj and 17 more people (RTS, Beta)
• Stefanovic: Ramush Haradinaj still wanted under arrest warrant issued by Serbia court (RTS)
• Kuburovic: Scandalous step by UNMIK, says Serbian (Tanjug)
• Vulin: UNMIK violated rule on status neutrality (RTV)
• Dacic: Warrant for Haradinaj’s arrest isn’t rescinded but “blacked out” (Tanjug, RTS, B92)
• President Vucic: How come that Serbs are to be blamed for conflict between Bosniaks and Croats? (RTS)
• Dacic: Croatia’s reaction to ‘Prlic et al.’ verdict hypocritical (Tanjug, RTS)
• Vucic offers assistance to Albania (RTS)
• Ex FM recalls dramatic moments around UN Kosovo resolution (Beta)
• Jeremic: Gruevski laundering money through Belgrade authorities (Nasa TV)
• Serbian Patriarch Irinej: Unbreakable ties between Serbia and Russia (Vecernje novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: It is good that members of B&H Presidency will visit Serbia, because that proves Serbia’s central role in regional relations (ATV)
• Ivanic: Visit to Belgrade important for calming down tensions (N1)
• Dodik: Croatia blaming Serbia and Serbian people is obnoxious (Srna)
• Covic-Plenkovic meeting: It is necessary to look for solutions and calm situation down (Vecernji list)
• UK, German and Austrian media comment on shameful messages by Croatian officials (TV1)

Croatia
• President to attend Security Council session dedicated to ICTY (HRT)
• ICTY to form commission tasked to investigate death of Praljak; Book of condolences opened at the seat of the Croatian Assembly of Generals (HRT)

Montenegro
• Knezevic: Opposition faced elections defeat; DF won’t boycott elections (Pobjeda)
• Sekulic: SDP has no right to be angry (Pobjeda)
• Jovanovic: Montenegro’s done a lot for reconciliation in region (Pobjeda)

fYROM
• Gruevski: I will resign and I hope it will help resolve this crisis (Meta, Kurir)
• Zaev won’t comment Gruevski’s resignation but is demanding a strong opposition and a more responsible government (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: Gruevski and Mijalkov are not connected to the privatization of factories in Serbia (Meta)
• Name compromise must be reached, says Greek FM (MIA)

Albania
• Floods Unite Albanian Politicians (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Petritsch: Serbs can be united only in EU (Deutsche Welle)

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Belgrade Media Report 05 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 5 December 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: If the issue of Kosovo were to be set as the main condition and resolved, Serbia’s EU Membership would be possible in 2023 (TV Happy)
• Ambassador of Germany: Comprehensive Normalization of Relations with Pristina Important on the EU Path (Beta)
• UNMIK Announces it acted on the grounds of UNSC Resolution 1244 (B92)
• Dacic: Bombardment of Serbia is a crime, those who ordered it should be tried (Tanjug)
• Stoltenberg: Serbia sovereign state, we respect its position (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• EU Commissioner Hahn discusses progress on EU path with B&H CoM Chairman Zvizdic, B&H Presidency members (TV1)
• EU Commissioner Hahn meets with leaders of 13 political parties in B&H to discuss progress on EU path (FTV)
• Covic’s statements spark criticism of EU, US Embassy to B&H, OSCE Mission to B&H and HR (N1)
• Croatian PM Plenkovic arrives in Mostar to meet with political leadership of Croat people (N1, TV1)
• Covic meets PM Plenkovic, calls on all inmates to sue state of B&H (Slobodna bosna)
• RS Constitutional Court denies Bosniaks’ request for VNI protection re resolution on military neutrality (TV1, RTRS)
• SIPA members arrest 13 former members of Army of RB&H (Glas Srpske)
Croatia
• Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic to address UN SC on Wednesday regarding verdict in ‘Prlic et al.’ case (HRT)
Montenegro
• Demarcation agreement not good for Kosovo, Montenegro sees it as a done deal (CDM)
• Vlasi: We are buying trouble because of the border with Montenegro (CDM)
fYROM
• PM Zaev to meet EU top officials in Brussels (MIA)
• Baily: I heard that members of the SEC secretly voted for four additional salaries (Nova TV)
• SEC: The law allows us to pay additional salaries, but tomorrow we will return them (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Bosnian, Serbian Leaders Meet to Ease Friction (BIRN)

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Belgrade Media Report 01 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 1 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic at conference “World in 2018” in Hong Kong (RTS/Beta)
• Dacic: Minimum joint interests of US and Serbia over stability (RTS)
• US administration denied Thaci’s and Haradinaj’s claims (Tanjug/B92)
• Opening of new chapters on 11 December (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS President: ICTY’s verdict in ‘Prlic et al’ case is result of various combinations of Croatian reps in political calculations (TV1)
• SDS: First war crime in B&H was committed by regular Croatian army and paramilitary units of SDA and HDZ B&H (BNTV)
• Serb and Bosniak victims’ associations to file lawsuits against Croatia following verdict to ‘Prlic et al’ (EuroBlic)
• EUD, EUSR comment verdict in case ‘Prlic et al.’: We fully support ICTY and its verdicts (BHT1)
• UK Embassy: ICTY verdict sends message that all perpetrators will be held responsible for their crimes (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia
• Questions remain after Slobodan Praljak’s courtroom suicide (HRT)
• Parliamentary speaker reads out joint statement on ICTY verdict in the Sabor (HRT/TV1)
• Croatia initiated establishment of the Hague Tribunal (HRT)
Montenegro
• Fajon: A lot of work before joining the EU, opposition to return to Parliament (CDM)
fYROM
• Baily: There must be responsibility for 27 April, but also the presumption of innocence (Meta)
• British Embassy: The violent attacks that occurred on 27 April must be investigated and there has to be a legal outcome (Meta)
• EU Ambassador: All parties to set state interests and its future as priority (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE will be blocking intersections the whole month ahead (Meta)
• Dimitrov – Tillerson: Our commitment to becoming part of NATO is great (Meta)
• Macedonia, Serbia to introduce joint duty clearance in 2018 (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Kosovo Businesses Doubtful About Planned Free Trade Zone (BIRN)
• Western Balkan region ‘high priority for the US,’ Trump aide McMaster says (ekathimerini)

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Belgrade Media Report 30 November 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 30 November 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: I wouldn’t mock Praljak’s act, the problem are EU double standards (Tanjug)
• Other reactions in Serbia over ICTY verdict (RTS)
• Joksimovic on new Belgrade-Pristina mediators (Tanjug)
• Government adopts 2018 budget bill (Tanjug)
• Carpenter: US to ‘peak’ into the center in Nis, and the Russians into Bondsteel (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H officials comment on verdict in case ‘Prlic et al.’ (FTV/TV1)
• ICTY Prosecution content with final-instance verdict in case ‘Prlic et al’ (FTV)
• Attorneys of defendants in case of ‘Prlic et al.’ dissatisfied with second-instance verdict (BHT)
• Attorney Fila: It has been determined that Croatia was aggressor in B&H, not Serbia (Srna)
• Inzko calls on all parties in B&H to accept ICTY’s final verdict in case ‘Prlic et al.’ (Oslobodjenje)
• US Embassy in B&H issues statement regarding verdict rendered in case ‘Prlic et al.’ (Oslobodjenje)
• OSCE’s Berton calls for reconciliation (Oslobodjenje)
• Holy mass organized in Mostar in Praljak’s honor (N1)
Croatia
• Plenkovic: Praljak’s actions speak of deep moral injustice (Nacional)
• Grabar Kitarovic: Croatia is not an aggressor, it did the most for the survival of B&H (HRT/Index)
• MPs react to the horrific event at the ICTY courtroom and the final verdict in the Bosnian Six case (HRT)
Montenegro
• DF wrote to Lavrov: Kadyrov involved in “coup attempt” (CDM)
• Russia suggests presidential candidate through DF? (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Zaev and Gruevski called to an urgent meeting with Ivanov (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE’s Gruevski falls short of revealing any detail about Ivanov meeting (MIA)
• Zaev calls Gruevski-Ivanov meeting “constructive” (MIA)
• Kocijancic: It is important to establish accountability for the events on 27 April and everyone to act accordingly (Meta)
Albania
• More US engagement needed (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Spotlight: Flagship rail project demonstrates cooperation with China good news for CEEC, EU (Xinhua)
• Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in UN court (Deutsche Welle)
• Bechev: Russia is playing the “spoiler” in Western Balkans (European Western Balkans)

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