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Belgrade Media Report 22 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Responsible policy of Serbia as factor of stability in Western Balkans (Beta/Tanjug)
• Visit of Vucic to Moscow proof of improving relations (RTS/Beta)
• Serbia grateful to N. Korea for stance on Kosovo (Beta/B92)
• Nikolic: Retirement does not mean I will stop working (Novosti/Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• State-level coalition in B&H in serious crisis (FTV)
• SNSD and DNS parliamentarians to continue to boycott sessions of B&H Parliament (Oslobodjenje)
• Moore criticizes Izetbegovic for not sharing fact about Softic’s status with citizens and coalition partners (Nezavisne)
• Federation of B&H HoR adopts resolution that condemns federalization; Croats left the session (TV1)
Montenegro
• Dikic should have handed the phone over to a DF politician? (Pobjeda)
• Husovic: DPS-BS coalition doesn’t need to last forever (Dan)
• Radunovic: There is no crisis in DPS-BS coalition (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• SDSM leader expects government mandate, resumption of parliament’s work (MIA)
• Ahmeti: We are part of the majority and we will not breach the agreement (Meta)
• BESA leader: Hahn asks for state interests to prevail towards settling the crisis (MIA)
• Solution to political crisis lies in the institutions, says party leader Sela (MIA)
• Protesters told Hahn that he is not welcomed and voiced anti-EU slogans (MIA)
• Parties agree number of seats in the Committee on Elections and Appointments (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU to Macedonia: ‘Stop playing with fire’ (EUobserver)
• Russia, Bosnia sign deal settling Soviet-era debt (Associated Press)

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Belgrade Media Report 21 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic, Fleckenstein: Serbia factor of peace in Western Balkans (RTS/Tanjug)
• Djuric: Serbian state to preserve its institutions in Kosovo and Metohija (Novosti/Beta)
• Will Serbs in Kosovo vote in presidential elections? (Tanjug/B92)
• New trial against Ivanovic to open on 24 March (Politika)
• EC resumes proceedings against Serbia over Russian gas (Beta)
• Russian electoral commission to monitor presidential elections in Serbia (Beta/Politika)
• Two suspects from Kosovo caught smuggling 13 kilos of drugs (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Session of B&H HoP postponed due to lack of quorum (BN TV)
• Covic: Political situation in B&H is concerning (FTV)
• Ivanic: Bosniak-Croat relations in Federation of B&H are creating crisis in B&H (Srna)
• Prosecutor’s Office of B&H receives criminal reports filed by NDP against Softic and Izetbegovic (TV1)
• Crnadak: Commission for investigating case of opening of ICJ’s letter to Ivanic continues its work (EuroBlic)
• Former ICTY Prosecutor requested one million EUR to work on revision of ICJ’s ruling in case of B&H’s lawsuit against Serbia (Glas Srpske)
Croatia
• Citizen of Montenegro arrested for war crimes in Croatia (Hina)
Montenegro
• Coalition can be terminated (Dan)
• Russian influence without long term consequence (RTCG)
• Montenegro to join EU through urgent procedure? (Dnevne novine)
• Vote for demarcation (RTCG)
fYROM
• SDSM refuses proposal for early elections, wants to form a government (MIA)
• Brussels will not comment on “Gruevski’s platform”: We haven’t seen it and we won’t speculate (Meta)
• President Ivanov extends gratitude for Hungary’s initiative on rejecting so-called ‘Tirana platform’ (MIA)
• Hahn will not meet with “For a United Macedonia”, nor is there confirmation for Ivanov (Meta)
• Macedonia should remain on its EU and NATO path: French Ambassador (MIA)
Albania
• Xharra: The crisis in Macedonia is a result of the clash between Russia and the West (Zeri.info)
• Basha threatens PM: Resign or you will end like Mussolini! (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• In Serbian election, the comedy candidate is no joke (Reuters)

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Belgrade Media Report 20 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Mihajlovic: SNS not to initial Kosovo’s independence (Blic/Beta)
• Dacic: Serbia home to 29,000 refugees from Croatia, B&H (Beta)
• KFOR Commander: Rosu can move throughout Kosovo without approval (Politika)
• RIK verifies presidential candidate list (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Balkans can get mini-EU with establishing of customs union (RTRS)
• DF, SDP MPs in B&H HoR demand removal of Pendes and her deputies, HDZ B&H and RS’ parties against removal (FTV)
• Dodik, Stevandic criticize Grabar-Kitarovic’s on constitutional changes in B&H (RTRS)
• US Department of State declares B&H high-level threat country (N1)
Croatia
• Bosnian Muslim leader accuses Croatian president of stigmatizing Bosnian Muslims (Hina)
• Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities won’t attend Jasenovac commemoration (Hina)
Montenegro
• Agramunt: Parliament boycott – a big mistake (CDM)
• Opposition not pleased with Brussels (Pobjeda)
• Montenegrin NATO accession protocol blocked (Pobjeda)
• McCain: We will not stop until Protocol is ratified (RTCG)
fYROM
• Gruevski announces political document “Platform for the preservation of Macedonia” (Meta)
• Coordination meeting on resuming parliament’s constitutive session scheduled for Tuesday (MIA)
• Officials of ‘For United Macedonia’ initiative request meeting with Commissioner Hahn (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE wants Hahn on Tuesday to condemn the platform and to consider the protests (Meta)
• Nimetz says he’s concerned for Macedonia’s security and stability (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Member of European Parl’t Accuses Russia of Destabilizing Situation in Serbia (Sputnik)
• Six Bosnian Croats to appeal UN war crimes convictions (AFP)
• EU’s Own Credibility is at Stake in Macedonia (BIRN)

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Belgrade Media Report 17 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Serbian government annuls Pristina’s decree on property (RTS/Tanjug)
• Vucic: Five disputable things with Pristina and no one reacting (RTS/Politika)
• Djuric: Kosovo and Metohija – post-conflict zone with minimum rate of returns in the world (RTS)
• Radomirovic: Cadaster proof of what is Serbian property (Tanjug)
• Zakharova: Forming of Kosovo army against UNSCR 1244 (Beta)
• Rebic presents arguments in Lyon against Kosovo’s membership in Interpol (RTS/Novosti)
• Around 7000 migrants in Serbia (Beta)
• Jeremic: Opposition should control election in Kosovo (RTS)
• Seselj: Whole government to end up in prison if they recognize Kosovo independence (Novosti)
• Stamatovic leaves SNP (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Summit of Western Balkans Prime Ministers takes place in Sarajevo (N1)
• Serbian PM Vucic’s interview with BHT1 (BHT1)
• Vucic briefly meets with Dodik after summit in Sarajevo (RTRS)
• SDA: Summit of Western Balkan PMs shows B&H’s dedication to stability in region and cooperation (Oslobodjenje)
• Komsic: Summit did not bring anything concrete, only messages what needs to be done (FTV)
Croatia
Montenegro
• EP: EU must not remain passive to the events in Montenegro (CDM)
fYROM
• Rallies for united Macedonia resume in Skopje, across whole country (MIA)
• Ivanov: Macedonia is example of double standards and hypocrisy of international order (MIA)
• Zbogar: In Brussels there is great interest about the situation in Macedonia (Meta)
• Russia: Foreign interference into Macedonia must stop (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU Tells Balkans to Quit ‘Playing With Fire’ and Work Together (Reuters)
• Karadzic Contests Prosecution Appeal for Tougher Sentence (BIRN)
• Albania warns Macedonia not to bring ethnic twist to crisis (EurActiv/AFP)

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Belgrade Media Report 16 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Nothing can be seized with a stroke of a pen (RTS)
• Hahn: I support Vucic’s idea on customs union (Politika)
• Jeremic: Pristina officially appropriated Serbian property in Kosovo (Beta)
• Cadez: Rising numbers of Serbian, Albanian entrepreneurs interested in cooperation (Beta)
• “Expo: Russia – Serbia” opens in Belgrade (B92)
• Cooperation of Defense Ministry and OSCE Mission in Serbia (Beta)
• Zukorlic close to deal on support to Vucic’s candidacy (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Zvizdic, Hahn address Summit of Western Balkans PMs: Berlin process is of great importance (Klix)
• SDA: Dodik and Covic are ones responsible for crisis in B&H (Oslobodjenje)
• Izetbegovic: Radoncic’s statement is nonsense (Nezavisne)
• Radoncic responds to Izetbegovic (Dnevni avaz)
• Izetbegovic: B&H’s lawsuit against Serbia is not finished story (Hayat)
Croatia
• Agreement on European partnership between Croatia and B&H drafted (Hina)
• Stier says Croatia strongly for Montenegro’s NATO, EU membership (Hina)
fYROM
• Zaev and Ahmeti talked about a strategy how to summon the Parliament (Meta)
• FM Poposki meets German MPs (MIA)
• SDSM leader Zaev meets Slovenian ambassador Jazbec (MIA)
• DUI’s Ahmeti meets Norwegian Ambassador to Macedonia Bjornstad (MIA)
• MEP Vajgl calls Tirana meeting ‘inappropriate’, urges democratic rules to be respected (MIA)
• Przino Agreement remains good basis for crisis settlement, says U.S. ambassador (MIA)
• Doda provokes again: FYROM is a laboratory for Albano-phobia and I will go to Illyria (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• West Balkans need clear EU message: Serbia’s Vucic (Reuters)
• McCain: Rand Paul ‘working for Vladimir Putin’ (The Hill)
• Senators ask Tillerson to probe US ‘fomenting unrest’ in other countries (RT)

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Belgrade Media Report 15 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Merkel is very concerned about Western Balkans (RTS)
• Dacic: Pristina’s decision is illegal and unacceptable (Tanjug)
• Djuric: We will propose that the Serbian government annuls the Kosovo government decision (Beta/RTS)
• Jankovic: Vucic paid the meeting with Merkel with property in Kosovo (Beta)
• Dveri: Regime accepted seizure of Serbian property (Beta)
• Djordjevic receives Scott ahead of Global Coalition meeting (Tanjug/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic: Covic is provoking the Bosniak side by constantly meeting with Dodik (Hayat)
• Radoncic: Coalition with SDA will be technical; SDA: Radoncic needs to explain (FTV)
• Moore: There were neither conditions nor evidence for revision of ruling (Glas Srpske)
• RS CoP rejects veto filed by Bosniak Caucus on referendum on RS Day, Bosniak Caucus launches procedure for protection of VNI on all items of agenda (RTRS)
Montenegro
• Protests until the solution of the crisis (RTCG)
• Mandic and Radunovic gave up evidentiary hearing: We want a decision as soon as possible (CDM)
• Russians interfered to stop road to NATO (RTCG)
fYROM
• SDSM: Ivanov should stop stalling and immediately hand over the mandate (Meta)
• MFA: Statements with incendiary rhetoric are not in the spirit of European values (Meta)
• SDSM condemns provocative rhetoric by Albanian MP Mesila Doda (Meta)
Albania
• Basha with Russian Ambassador: Further collaboration needed (ADN)
• Bushati – Alfano: Judicial reform key on EU integration (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Merkel Praises Serbia’s Handling Of Migrants Taking Balkan Route To EU (RFE/RL)
• Italian minister wants EU to affirm support for Balkans (Associated Press)
• Russia: Commission should play a more positive role in the Western Balkans (EurActiv)
• Politicians and analysts comment the changes in Rama’s cabinet (IBNA)
• World Bank approves $100mn loan for Albania (World Bulletin)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Serbia predictable and stable partner in the region (RTS)
• Drecun: We don’t need a parliamentary debate on Tachi’s requests for Kosovo army formation (B92)
• Dacic: Belgrade will never stop dialogue with Pristina (Beta/B92)
• Vucic, Alfano on stability of the region (RTS)
• KFOR recognizes Kosovo Security Forces only in present form (RTS/Politika/Tanjug)
• Ljubomir Maric joins Office for Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug)
• Dveri: Controversial decision of RIK; Kosovo is not abroad (Beta)
• 49,344 representatives who will be distributed to 8,224 polling places (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• NDP files criminal reports against Softic and Izetbegovic (TV1)
• Covic with Dodik; Covic: Situation in B&H must stabilize, Dodik: Bosniaks cannot sideline us (Fena)
• Radoncic: Izetbegovic brutally lied to citizens; coalition with SDA is only technical (Dnevni avaz)
• SDP, DF file motion for removal of leadership of B&H Defense Ministry (Oslobodjenje)
• Interdepartmental Workgroup for amendments to Law on Elections to convene today (Oslobodjenje)
• General elections 2018 could be brought in question (N1)
Croatia
• Croatia notified of class action lawsuit filed by victims of WWII Ustasha regime (Hina/Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Stoltenberg: Attempted coup in Montenegro an argument for NATO membership (MINA)
fYROM
• SDSM urges President Ivanov to grant gov’t mandate without delay (MIA)
• Ivanov: Obstacles for mandate assignment not removed (MIA)
• Organizers say protests For United Macedonia will continue until the Tirana platform is rejected (MIA)
• EP postpones plenary vote on Macedonia’s 2016 progress report (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Democratic Party of Serbia Accuses US, NATO of Subtly Backing Kosovo Army Plans (Sputnik)
• Balkan Politicians Seek to Profit from Macedonia’s Troubles (BIRN)
• The Brief: Brussels’ Balkans balancing act (EurActiv)

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Belgrade Media Report 13 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• National Security Council: Serbia stable, no possibility of significant threats to peace (RTS)
• Vucic: Belgrade fulfilled 90 percent of agreed in Brussels dialogue (RTS/Beta)
• Vucic does not see rejection of application as victory (RTS/Tanjug)
• Drecun: Cessation of dialogue could cause war fire in Balkans (RTS)
• Dacic welcomes decision of ICJ to deny motion for revision (RTS)
• RIK: 90 polling stations in Kosovo, 53 abroad (Tanjug)
• Candidacies of Stamatovic, Parovic and Canak declared (Tanjug/RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Radoncic, Niksic, Komsic, Bajrovic, other politicians request Izetbegovic’s resignation (Hayat)
• Izetbegovic says he will not resign (N1)
• Covic says hiding of ICJ’s letter re Softic’s status exposed existence of parallel structures (Vecernji list)
• Softic: Letter I received in 2016 represents opinion of ICJ Registrar and not ICJ as an institution (TV1)
Croatia
• Croatian PM tells Juncker, Cerar arbitration with Slovenia over (Hina)
Montenegro
• DF: Voter turnout shows that citizens do not support DPS (CDM)
• Abazovic: Protests possible only after joining NATO (Pobjeda)
• Theresa May: Let us do more to curb destabilizing Russian campaigns (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• SDSM leader Zaev unveils government program (MIA)
• SDSM’s program is a basis for upgrading, said Besa (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev must renounce from turning Macedonia into a bi-national state (Meta)
Albania
• Rama meets with German FM, judicial reform and EU integration discussed (TV Klan)
• Rama unveils reasons of government change (ADN)
• Opposition no step back, Basha: we want Rama’s head (ADN)
• Elections, CEC replaces opposition urges citizens to contribute (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Balkan migration route is ‘not closed’ (EurActiv)
• Macedonia President Defends Refusal to Offer Mandate (BIRN)
• ‘Creation of a Multi-Speed Europe is Inevitable’ (Sputnik)

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Belgrade Media Report 10 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic and Bogdanov on further strategic partnership (RTS/Tanjug)
• Eritrean Foreign Minister meets with Nikolic, Vucic (Beta)
• Nikolic: Arguments of the Serbian side legally grounded (Politika)
• National Security Council of Serbia to meet on 13 March because of Pristina’s decision (RTS)
• Djuric: Pristina looking for excuses for ending dialogue (Tanjug)
• EU: Transforming KSF into army only with consent of all communities (Beta)
• Brende urges Kosovo to refrain from forming armed force (Tanjug/B92)
• Lisovoy: ZSO meeds to be formed as soon as possible (Tanjug/Telegrafi)
• Jeremic’s candidacy for Serbian President proclaimed (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• ICJ rejects motion for revision of lawsuit against Serbia (FTV)
• OHR, OSCE say everyone in B&H must respect ICJ decision (Oslobodjenje)
• Izetbegovic: ICJ made political decision by rejecting revision (Hayat)
• Crnadak and Ivanic: This is victory of Dayton B&H (BNTV)
• Covic: I am sorry we played with B&H and showed it is not functioning (TV1)
• Dodik: ICJ’s decision was as expected (TV1)
• Radoncic calls on Izetbegovic to resign (Klix)
• Dodik: Formation of Kosovo Army is threat for entire region (RTRS)
• Two-day meeting of EU leader commences in Brussels: EU has to get more involved in region of Western Balkans (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia
• Croatian FM says there’s no reason for anyone in Bosnia to revel in ICJ decision (Hina)
Montenegro
• The protocol in our parliament until 25 May (Pobjeda)
• EP: Europe will be more stable with Montenegro in NATO (Dnevne novine)
• Opposition to hold a joint protest in Niksic today (CDM)
fYROM
• German diplomat calls on President Ivanov to give Zaev the mandate (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE Gruevski, German diplomat Hellbach discuss political developments (MIA)
• DUI leader Ahmeti meets German diplomat Hellbach (MIA)
• Time to end political stalemate, says OSCE Secretary General Zannier after visiting Skopje (MIA)
• SDSM Zaev meets Zannier (MIA)
• President Ivanov discussed need to reject Tirana platform with Zannier (MIA)
• Swift elections will solve crisis, VMRO-DPMNE officials tell Zannier (Republika)
• US Mission to OSCE: We are disappointed in Ivanov, we ask that he reconsiders his decision (Meta)
• Bojko Noev: Macedonia must urgently ask for a preventive and stabilizing mission from the EU (Meta)
Albania
• Albanian parliament welcomes the resolution for the release of Haradinaj (ADN)
• Electoral reform, ad hoc commission deadline postponed (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Kosovo is Being Assisted in Creating a National Army: By Whom and Why? (Sputnik)

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Belgrade Media Report 09 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: When I finished my conversation with Stoltenberg I was almost crying (RTS/Beta)
• Vucic: Relations in region very important factor for Serbia’s further progress (RTS)
• Djuric: Message from Belgrade – there is no Kosovo army (RTS)
• RIK determines 8.253 polling stations; polling stations in Kosovo to be determined by 12 March (Beta)
• OSCE not to have observers at polls, only limited mission (Beta)
• Vukosavljevic: Proud guardians of the Serbian language in Albania (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SDA and HDZ B&H fail to reach agreement on Election Law of B&H (TV1)
• Radoncic: Situation is getting stabilized, SBB B&H and HDZ B&H to hold meeting (TV1)
• Western Balkans PMs to define joint projects at preparatory meeting in Sarajevo for Trieste summit (Dnevni avaz)
Montenegro
• Markovic invited everyone except DF to join his government (CDM)
• Senate will ratify the Protocol soon (Dnevne novine)
fYROM
• Protesters keep marching in Skopje, across whole country for united Macedonia (MIA)
• Dimitriev: Parliamentary alongside local elections to end crisis (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE Central Committee decides to resist redefining of Macedonia, as SDSM again asks for the mandate (MIA)
• Arifi: Legal solutions will be found to reschedule local elections (Meta)
Albania
• Albanian opposition signals the boycott of upcoming elections (TV Klan)
• Basha: Drugs money, parliamentary elections at risk (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• ‘Overture to a Coup’: Macedonia’s Crisis May Lead to Country’s Disintegration (Sputnik)

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Belgrade Media Report 08 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: I expect assistance from the EU, US and Russia regarding the Kosovo army (RTS/Tanjug)
• Djuric: International community to stop formation of Kosovo army (Tanjug)
• Drecun: Kosovo army would threaten, not strengthen, security (Tanjug)
• Nishani as factor of (non)peace in southern Serbia (Politika)
• Army testing readiness of Rapid Reaction Units (RTS)
• Djordjevic meets Russian Defense envoy (Serbian Defense Ministry website)
• Djordjevic meets US Army Commander (FoNet/RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H HoR’s session held; SNSD boycott HoR’s session, SzP refuses to vote for any item on agenda (TV1)
• SDS’ Bosic: Prevention of collapse of whole system in B&H depends on SzP (BNTV)
• SDP’s Mesic: Parliamentary majority at B&H level does not exist (FTV)
• Bosniak Caucus in RS CoP vetoes RSNA’s conclusions from special session on revision in case B&H vs. Serbia (Hayat)
• Novakovic confirms SzP prepared criminal report against Izetbegovic (Nezavisne)
Croatia
• Croatia protests against monument to be raised in Belgrade (Hina)
Montenegro
• Opposition will not recognize Niksic election results (Pobjeda)
• Relations between Montenegro and B&H are positive example for the region (RTCG)
fYROM
• President Ivanov calls for broad international condemnation of the Tirana platform (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: SDSM is a party under blackmail, new elections must be held (MIA)
• SDSM leader Zaev meets with ambassadors (MIA)
• Hoyt Yee: Government formation without further delay in line with constitution (MIA)
• FM Poposki meets MEPs in Brussels (Republika)
• Masked men threw Molotov cocktails at the Museum of the Albanian Alphabet in Bitola (Meta)
• President Ivanov condemns Bitola museum incident (MIA)
Albania
• Albanian MFA: Everyone should remain calm and the anti-Albanian rhetoric must stop (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Roundup: EU summit to focus on economy, security, migration, Western Balkans: Tusk (Xinhua)
• Top MEP says EU must do more to stop Russia destabilising Balkans (The Guardian)

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Belgrade Media Report 07 March

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LOCAL PRESS

• Albanian President visits southern Serbian municipalities (Tanjug)
• Vucic: That’s not nice (B92)
• Vucic: Serbia will never agree with formation of Kosovo army (Beta/RTS)
• Mihajlovic: Tachi’s story about the army is a spin for internal purposes (RTS)
• Working group meets to normalize air traffic above Kosovo (Beta)
• Working group for uncovering crimes in Kosovo and Metohija meets (Beta)
• Mogherini: Balkans could easily become chessboard for playing great game of powers (Beta)
• Popovic: DSS will not have controllers in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS/Politika/Beta)
• Canak: Cheering a foreign country offends feelings of citizens (RTS)
• RIK confirms Seselj’s candidacy for president (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Lajcak: Two Balkan countries face dissolution (Hayat)
• Transcript of Crnadak’s speech during Mogherini’s visit confirms that he slandered RS (RTRS)
• CLAC fails to reach consensus on motion of RS Assembly members to examine legality of B&H Statehood Day (Nezavisne)
• B&H HoR session to be held on Tuesday (RTRS)
• Cvijanovic: SDS’ decision to attend session of B&H HoR is another evidence of this party’s vassal policy in Sarajevo (RTRS)
• Large exercise to take place in cooperation with NATO in September, RS refuses to partake (FTV)
• President of Montenegro Vujanovic pays visit to B&H (TV1)
Montenegro
• Vujanovic: I haven’t asked Djukanovic if he is to run for president (CDM)
• Extradition of Bogicevic rejected (RTCG)
• Attempted coup in Montenegro put a spin in US-Russia relations (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Mogherini: Don’t play with fire and don’t turn this into an inter-ethnic conflict (Meta)
• EU’s next steps regarding Macedonia to be revealed later this week, says Zbogar (MIA)
• Szijjarto: EU Council to condemn so-called Albanian platform (MIA)
• Koenders calls for Macedonia to calm tensions, verbal aggression and respect for the majority (Meta)
• Fresh marches in Skopje, across whole country for united Macedonia (MIA)
Albania
• Vetting, parliament fails to elect official bodies (ADN)
• Free and fair elections, Albanians protest in Brussels (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• The US plan for Macedonia: Keep Serbia down and Russia out (RT)
• ‘An extremely explosive combination in the Balkans’ (DW)
• Johnson: Montenegro Shows Russia is ‘Undermining’ (BIRN)

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