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Belgrade Media Report 21 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 21 May 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Recognition of Kosovo will never be condition for our EU membership (Tanjug/Beta)
• Dacic: Serbia to oppose attempts of Kosovo CoE admission (Tanjug/Beta/RTS)
• Serbia and Azerbaijan always support each other (Tanjug/B92)
• Serbian parliament adopts draft proposal on formation of Commission for investigating consequences of NATO bombing (RTS)
• Albanians have been after Serbian passports since 1999 (Novosti)
• Fabrizi: Kosovo key issue in Serbia’s EU path (Blic/Beta)
• Kukan: Macron not only one deciding on EU enlargement (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Delegation of Turkey led by Turkey’s President Erdogan visits Sarajevo (TV1)
• Erdogan speaks at UETD pre-election rally in Sarajevo attended by 15,000 people; Izetbegovic: Erdogan was sent by God (TV1)
• Erdogan’s pre-election rally sparks reactions in B&H (TV1)
• International media report on Erdogan’s visit to Sarajevo (Dnevni avaz)
• Minister Pendes discusses activation of MAP (Glas Srpske)
• B&H Ambassador to Israel Rajakovic denies having attended opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem but only reception organized by Israeli PM (N1)
Croatia
• Opposition puts forward motion to dissolve parliament (Hina)
• Conflict of interest proceedings launched against former Minister Dalic (Hina)
• Croatia ratifies European Partnership Treaty with B&H (Hina)
• Croatia to prevent migrants entering from B&H (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Brajovic to the opposition: Come and do something (MINA)
• Karakacanov: Montenegro is the most serious candidate for the EU membership (CDM)
fYROM
• Greece calls for ‘geographical or chronological qualifier’ (MIA)
• Greek opposition leaders reject latest name proposal (MIA)
• Gov’t: Name proposal contains chronological qualifier acceptable for both sides (MIA)
• Zaev: Republic of Ilinden Macedonia could lead to possible compromise with Greece (MIA)
• Republic of Ilinden Macedonia – an excellent basis for solution (MIA)
• Mickoski: No change of Constitution to change the name (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• The EU enters the Balkans as a fast player (Hurriyet Daily News)

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Belgrade Media Report 18 May 2018

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Friday 18 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Serbia will have numerous problems unless Kosovo issue is resolved (Beta/RTS)
• Brnabic: Serbia best presented in Sofia (N1)
• Borisov: Different views on speed of EU expansion (Beta)
• Tusk: Western Balkans has problems and EU prospects (Beta)
• Fabrizi: Accession is merit-based (N1)
• Djuric to Keefe: Serbs in Kosovo need institutional protection (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• EU-Western Balkan Summit in Sofia (BHT1)
• Cvijanovic: Europe is not ready for B&H and vice versa (Dnevni list)
• DF accuses SDP of wanting to form coalition with HDZ B&H and SNSD (TV1)
• Candidates for the post of a Bosniak member of the Presidency of B&H may be known in the mid of June and the race has never been this uncertain (N1)
• B&H CEC: Deadline for submitting application for verification of participation in general elections expires on May 25 (Hayat)
• Unconfirmed information indicate that B&H delegation attended recent opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem (N1/Al Jazeera Balkans)
Croatia
• New emails prove Plenkovic met with Agrokor’s “Borg Group” (Hina)
• Opposition leader demands Prime Minister’s resignation (Hina)
• Prime Minister on Agrokor Affair: “I sleep peacefully” (Hina)
• Croatia and Serbia present joint flood prevention project (Hina)
Montenegro
• Hahn: Western Balkans immature for the EU (CDM)
• Djukanovic: Montenegro is a step away from EU membership (MINA)
• Tajani: Montenegro could join EU by 2025 (CDM)
• General Dakovic at the NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels (CDM)
fYROM
• Greece says negotiations with Macedonia over name row at crucial stage (MIA)
• Hahn optimistic that Macedonia and Greece will solve name dispute (MIA)
• Zaev: Identified option is complete solution to name issue (MIA)
• Macedonia’s success story needs to continue, Zaev and Merkel agree (MIA)
• A stronger parliament means stronger Macedonia, PM May tells Speaker Xhaferi (MIA)
• Jean Monnet process kicks off in Ohrid (MIA)
Albania
• Prosecution requires imprisonment for Tahiri (ADN)
• Witness speaks against Interior Minister’s brother (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• No time soon: EU dashes membership hopes of Balkan states (The Guardian)
• Europe Needs Sway Over Western Balkans to Stem Russian Influence – Macron (Sputnik)
• British premier visits Macedonia (Anadolu Agency)

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Belgrade Media Report 17 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 17 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Serbia, China political relations at highest point (RTS/Tanjug)
• Vucic: I haven’t received a plan for Kosovo (Tanjug/RTS)
• Scott: No Western plan for Kosovo (Blic)
• Dacic and Keefe discuss preparations for Summit on Western Balkans in London (RTS/Tanjug)
• Joksimovic: Important that Serbian arrived at the Sofia Summit (RTS)
• EU expects definitive progress in normalization between Belgrade, Pristina (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic’s announcement of HDZ B&H’s plan ‘B’ for post-election coalition sparks harsh reactions (TV1)
• Tusk says EU-Western Balkans Summit will be opportunity to affirm Euro-Atlantic perspective as geostrategic option of Western Balkan (ATV)
• Court of B&H renders first-instance acquittal in case Radoncic et al. (TV1)
Croatia
• Prime Minister defends his position on Agrokor affair (Hina)
• Croatian and Slovenian presidents meet (Hina)
• Croatia supports EU enlargement to Western Balkans (Hina)
• Six arrested for displaying fascist and Nazi symbols at Bleiburg commemoration (Hina)
fYROM
• Macron commends Macedonia, Greece commitment to settling name issue (MIA)
• Zaev: WB countries should take part in building a stronger EU (MIA)
• Baily: We expect Macedonia’s progress towards NATO (MIA)
• Mickoski meets Hahn, Kurz and Tusk in Sofia (MIA)
Albania
• Protest escalates, demonstrators throw eggs against Interior Ministry (ADN)
• Accession talks, Ruci gets support from Greece, Bulgaria and Romania (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU urges Balkans reform but cool on accepting new members (AP, by Lorne Cook)
• Sofia Declaration, 17 May 2018 (European Western Balkans)

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Belgrade Media Report 16 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 16 May 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Criticism at UN SC session on Kosovo (Beta/RTS)
• Dacic: Serbia advocates unchanged mandate of the UN Mission in Kosovo (RTS/Tanjug)
• Vucic: Kosovo Albanians care about territory, not people (Beta/RTS)
• Djuric to Thaci: I don’t need false documents, I have the passport of the Republic of Serbia (RTS/Tanjug)
• Scott: Higher number of cancer cases is not due to NATO (FoNet/RTS)
• Lazanski: Serbia facing serious situation in negotiations on Kosovo (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic: B&H will not fall into crisis; election winners will establish authority maybe even quicker than ever before (Nezavisne)
• US Embassy to B&H surprised by Covic’s statement that it is too late to amend B&H Election Law (TV1)
• Izetbegovic on Covic’s statement that it is too late to amend Election Law of B&H (TV1)
• Dodik says Serbia will not interfere in elections in B&H (Top Portal)
• Wigemark and Kljako discuss elections in Mostar (Dnevni avaz)
• Croatian President’s statement sparks reactions (N1)
• B&H CoM adopts draft action plan for solving migrant crisis in B&H (Hayat/N1)
Croatia
• Zivi Zid files criminal charges against Plenkovic and ministers (Hina)
• SDP demands Prime Minister’s resignation and early elections (Hina)
• Coalition partners continue their support for Plenkovic (Hina)
fYROM
• Growing optimism in Brussels about possible Macedonia-Greece name deal in June (MIA)
• Government reshuffle: Gashi’s BESA, DPA, Roma Alliance join Zaev’s cabinet (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE MP Gjorcev testifies in attempted murder trial (MIA)
Albania
• Maritime talks Albania-Greece, second round ends successfully (ADN)
• Rama in France for the opening of Accession Talks (ADN)
• Basha requests Xhafaj’s resignation: Prosecution to investigate (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Turkey’s Balkan comeback (politico.eu)
• What can the UK do for the western Balkans post-Brexit? (The Economist)

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Belgrade Media Report 15 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 15 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Necessity of further UNMIK engagement in Kosovo (RTS)
• RF on secret training at US base, US on Kosovo recognitions (B92/Beta)
• Keefe: UK will stay in Western Balkans region after Brexit (Beta)
• US sent plan for Kosovo, unacceptable for Vucic? (Blic)
• Spanish PM decides to snub EU-Balkans summit over Kosovo (Tanjug/B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Eight HNS parties will have joint performance in elections (FTV)
• SNSD and HDZ B&H agree to form coalition after general elections (RTRS)
• US Embassy: Covic was clearly never interested in compromise (Dnevni avaz)
• Izetbegovic: B&H is at historic crossroad and it will have to defend itself from those who try to push it from right path (Klix.ba)
• Dodik: Russian Federation has been most principled guardian of international law in B&H since signing of DPA (Srna)
• Meeting of members of Migration Coordination Body held in Sarajevo to discuss increasing number of migrants in B&H (FTV)
• Kovacevic: Meeting of Coordination Body for Issue of Migration in B&H represents another attack on RS (RTRS)
• Ambassadors urge B&H HoR Collegium to urgently adopt Proposal of Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interests in B&H (Dnevni avaz)
• Changes to B&H Election Law in regular parliamentary procedure (Fena)
Croatia
• Croatian President calls for changes to Election Law in B&H (Hina)
• Economy Minister Dalic resigns (Hina)
• Junior coalition partners still support government (Hina)
fYROM
• Zaev available for leaders’ meeting when everyone is back in Macedonia (MIA)
• President Ivanov asks for MoFA reports on outcome of last name talks round (MIA)
• Greek gov’t sources: One of our two clear conditions is neighbor to change constitutional name (MIA)
• Macedonia and Bulgaria kick off expert debate on historical, educational issues (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• New EU focus on Kosovo provides Pristina and Belgrade with historic opportunity – UN official (UN News Centre)
• Interview: Serbia’s Vucic insists ‘I’m obsessed with Kosovo’ (Financial Times)
• Kosovo main ‘hurdle’ on Serbia’s path to EU: President Vucic (AFP)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 14 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Serbians will have chance to declare themselves on Kosovo (Beta)
• Djuric: We are for compromise on Kosovo and Metohija, we don’t want unilateral solutions (RTS)
• Drecun: We do not accept Kosovo’s membership in the UN in exchange of ZSO (Radio Belgrade)
• Laketic: Results from Italy are basis for the work of our commission (RTS)
• Mihajlovic: Government reshuffle is not on agenda (RTS)
• KFOR could leave Kosovo (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic: There is no room for changes to Election Law, now it is necessary to find technical models for holding of elections (Srna)
• Covic: Changes to B&H Election Law in this year are out of the question; B&H does not need foreign diplomats to say what will happen if the Election Law is not changed (RHB)
• They are asking for fair elections, and hoping for Inzko’s reaction (Nezavisne)
• There are two methods at disposal of B&H CEC when it comes to resolving issue of election of delegates in Federation of B&H HoP (TV1)
• Cormack: There are concrete and practical solutions for issue of electoral legislation (FTV)
• RS government holds urgent session on issue of influx of migrants (RTRS)
fYROM
• Solution to name issue in the hands of PMs Zaev, Tsipras (MIA)
• Opposition VMRO-DPMNE calls for urgent leaders’ meeting on name negotiations (MIA)
• Xhaferi: Language law to be published in Official Gazette at appropriate moment (MIA)
Albania
• Saimir Tahiri to face court on Tuesday (ADN)
• US Embassy welcomes security measure against Tahiri (ADN)
• EU supports Albania on fight against crime and corruption (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia, a commission of inquiry on impoverished uranium (ANSAmed)
• Interview: Belt and Road Initiative features win-win for China, CEE – expert (Xinhua)

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Belgrade Media Report 11 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 11 May 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Gratitude to Cyprus for principled position (RTS/Tanjug/Beta)
• Mutual support of Serbia, Cyprus in defense of national interests (Beta)
• Dacic: People must be prepared for what will come (Tanjug/TV Pink)
• Brammertz calls for better regional cooperation (FoNet)
• Djuric: What were they thinking (TV Prva/B92)
• Message of the Holy Assembly of Bishops on Kosovo and Metohija (spc.rs)
• Still uncertain whether Spanish PM will attend Sofia summit (Tanjug/B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Presidency members comment on their meeting with Chancellor Merkel (TV1)
• Reactions of other B&H politicians to B&H Presidency members’ meeting with German Chancellor Merkel (Hayat)
• No result achieved at meeting related to resolving of issue of Mostar (FTV)
• Dodik: Abolition of RS Army is historic mistake (Fena)
• Representatives of 11 political parties sign Protocol on Cooperation for Fair and Regular Elections in B&H (Patrija)
• Military barracks ‘Neretva’ in Kalinovik one of possible locations for accommodation of migrants proposed by B&H CoM (N1)
Croatia
• HDZ coalition partners to demand Minister Dalic’s resignation? (Jutarnji list)
• Prime Minister: There was no time for different option in Agrokor (Hina)
• Croatia regrets US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal (Hina)
fYROM
• Dimitrov meets ex-Greek PM Papandreou (MIA)
• Roth: Both sides ready to resolve name dispute (MIA)
• Dimitrov meets Roth (MIA)
• Pendarovski: Macedonia under no threat even if NATO fails to extend invitation (MIA)
Albania
• Parliamentary session interrupted due to opposition protests (ADN)
• Accession talks, President Meta urges for collaboration (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Ahead of name talks, German envoy upbeat on solution (ekathimerini.com)
• Organised crime in Montenegro on rise amid claims of gang links to government (The Guardian)

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Belgrade Media Report 10 May 2018

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Thursday 10 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Resolution 1244 makes Kosovo’s independence unlawful (Tanjug/B92)
• Vucic: Putin there for Serbia, whenever we need it (RTS)
• Brnabic: Pristina uses sports event for political provocation (RTS/Beta)
• Message sent to Serbia and the world that Russia is always with us (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Merkel: Germany supports European perspective of all Balkan countries, including B&H (BHT1)
• Covic: I am glad we had chance to discuss political and economic situation with Chancellor Merkel (Dnevni avaz)
• Merkel asked B&H Presidency members if they invited Erdogan and will he hold a pre-election rally there (Klix.ba)
• UK’s Hickey: Inzko has full support of UNSC in using his Bonn Powers (Dnevni avaz)
• Dodik and Cvijanovic react to the report that Inzko presented before the UN SC (RTRS)
• B&H Parliament delegation pays two-day visit to Serbia (Hayat)
Croatia
• Agrokor emails published, opposition demands ministerial resignation and investigation (Index.hr)
• Prime Minister says Dalic has his support (Hina)
• Court approves extradition of Bosnian wanted by Tunisia for terrorism (Hina)
Montenegro
• Attack on a journalist Olivera Lakic raised protest (CDM)
• Orav: People who attacked Olivera Lakic must be brought to justice (RTCG)
fYROM
• Zaev says now’s the best moment to find name solution (MIA)
• Osmani: Failure to obtain start date for EU accession talks may bring many risks (MIA)
• Sekerinska briefs ambassadors of NATO member states on Macedonia’s Strategic Defense Review (MIA)
Albania
• Minister’s brother convicted for drugs trafficking, DP document (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• US Accused of Meddling in Upcoming Bosnia Election (Strategic Culture Foundation)

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Belgrade Media Report 09 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 9 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Russian, Serb, Israeli leaders take part in Moscow ceremony (Tanjug/B92)
• Vucic: There is no solution for Kosovo without Russia (RTS/Tanjug/Novosti/Politika)
• Dacic: Serbia’s position stronger with Russia and China (TV Prva/B92)
• Dacic: Three firm votes in favor of our territorial integrity (Beta)
• Kuburovic: Serbian MPs not protected from prosecution by UN tribunal (Beta)
• Serbian police turn back Kosovo athletes (Beta)
• Nikodijevic re-elected Chairperson of the Belgrade Assembly (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• HR Inzko presents 53rd report to UN SC (TV1)
• Ivanic: Election law main topic of talks with Merkel (Srna)
• Covic comments upcoming meeting of B&H Presidency members with Merkel (Dnevni avaz)
• Wigemark: Amendments to Election Law are internal matter of B&H (TV1)
• Radmanovic: Talks about amendments to Election Law should have been held with Serbs (TV1)
• RS government: Bosniaks want to keep possibility of electing Croat representatives (RTRS)
• Mostar again without local elections (BHT1)
• Mektic: More than 50,000 migrants moving towards B&H; Dodik: Migrants, who are found on the RS’ territory to be transported to the Federation of B&H (Hayat)
• Survey among B&H politicians shows many think blockade of election results is possible (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia
• Rumors about early parliamentary elections getting louder (Jutarnji list)
• Euroscepticism in Croatia growing stronger (Jutarnji list)
• Ex-Serb paramilitary arrested for war crimes in Croatia (Hina)
Montenegro
• EU gives 35 million to prepare Montenegro for membership (MINA)
fYROM
• Cardin: Greece should be decisive factor for resolving open issue with Macedonia (MIA)
• Shcherbak: Russia wants good relations with Macedonia (MIA)
• Government launches preparations for second stage of SAA (MIA)
• Xhaferi meets Georgian parliament delegation (MIA)
Albania
• DP, criminal charges against Rama, Nikolla and Manastirliu (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Meeting with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic (The Kremlin)
• Investigative journalist shot and injured in Montenegro (The Guardian)

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Belgrade Media Report 08 May 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 8 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic in Moscow: Most attention to regional issues, primarily Kosovo and Metohija (RTS/Tanjug)
• Brnabic’s cabinet: Vujovic informed the Prime Minister on his resignation (RTS/Tanjug)
• Sri Lanka thanked for supporting Serbia on Kosovo (B92)
• Gojkovic: Kosovo MPs cannot come to Belgrade (Beta)
• Cuoci: Any aggression in Kosovo is aggression against NATO (Beta)
• Mortal remains of Sarajevo Serbs buried according to Muslim customs (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS report to UN SC: US tries to influence on elections in B&H via financing of media (RTRS)
• Dodik congratulates Putin on inauguration (Srna)
• RS committed to European integration (Srna)
• HNS announces intention to carry out new talks on amending of Election Law of B&H (FTV)
• Kristo on failure to change Law on Elections (Vecernji list)
• Komsic: Such firm stance of HDZ B&H leader Covic is obstacle to any solution (TV1)
• Head of OSCE Mission to B&H Berton warns political leaders in B&H (EuroBlic)
• Arapovic: OHR must intervene when there are no other solutions (FTV)
• CEC: General elections for all authority levels will be held on October 7 (Klix.ba)
• B&H Presidency members to meet with German Chancellor Merkel on Wednesday (FTV)
Croatia
• Parliament speaker questions motives behind referendum initiative (HRT)
• Citizens’ group defends referendum initiative (Hina)
• Croatian court to consider extradition of Bosnian “assassin” wanted by Tunisia (Hina)
Montenegro
• Improvement in the relations between Montenegro and Russia depends on Moscow (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Zaev-Tsipras meeting in Sofia on May 17 (MIA)
• Macedonia should be given EU talks date as soon as possible, Austria to EU partners (MIA)
Albania
• Meta receives the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Putin, Serbian president to meet on May 8 (TASS, 8 May 2018)
West cannot bear Turkey’s position in Balkans, Turkish president says (Hurriyet Daily News)

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Belgrade Media Report 07 May 2018

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Monday 7 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: I am not ready to hand over Kosovo for nothing (Kurir/Tanjug/B92)
• Support of Nepal to Serbia’s fight for preserving territorial integrity (Beta/RTS)
• EU removes Kosovo symbols after receiving Serbia’s protest (Beta/Tanjug)
• Gojkovic: Proposal sent for commission to probe NATO 1999 bombing effects (Beta)
• NATO: Depleted uranium not a health risk (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Venice Commission to send expert group in B&H regarding changes to Election Law (TV1)
• Dodik: Someone deliberately avoids participation of political parties from RS in talks on amending of Election Law of B&H (RTRS)
• RS report on B&H sent to UN Security Council (RTRS)
• Dodik expects Inzko to present “untrue information” in his report to UN SC (Oslobodjenje)
• Text of Declaration on Survival of Serb People ready (EuroBlic)
• Sarajevo Canton Assembly adopts Declaration condemning arrest of Dudakovic and others (Klix.ba)
Croatia
• Poll: HDZ and SDP fall, Zivi zid third (N1)
Montenegro
• Presidential elections-to vote on membership in NATO (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Zaev expects name solution very soon (MIA)
• Zaev: Police and security services to reach standards of western European counterpart institutions (MIA)
• Ivanov, Radev meet (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Erdogan: Serbia ‘key country’ for stability in Balkans (Anadolu Agency)
• Edi Rama: Albania on the road to European Union membership (The Parliament Magazine)

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Belgrade Media Report 04 May 2018

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Friday 4 May 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Decisive period ahead of us when it comes to Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
• Drecun: Serbia will continue to keep the Kosovo issue open in the UN (RTS)
• India will not change its position regarding non-recognition of Kosovo (Tanjug)
• Dacic: We are grateful for the firm, principled and unchanging attitude regarding Kosovo (Tanjug)
• CoE: Serbia not doing well in fighting corruption (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Leading political parties from Federation of B&H once again fail to reach agreement on amending Election Law of B&H (FTV)
• CEC to call elections on 8 May (Vecernji list)
• Dodik confirms RS will adopt laws on prohibition of work of several imposed institutions of B&H in RS (TV1)
• Jahorina Economic Forum 2018 begins, local and regional officials discuss importance of regional cooperation (RTRS)
Croatia
• Plenkovic: Croatia ready for cooperation with all neighbors (Hina)
• Slovenia satisfied with hearing on border dispute with Croatia (Hina)
fYROM
• Thessaloniki’s quadrilateral meeting kicks off, Dimitrov-Kotzias likely to meet again (MIA)
• Members of US Congress ask Stoltenberg to endorse Macedonia’s NATO accession (MIA)
Albania
• Ex-Minister under probe resigns as lawmaker (ADN)
• Opposition boycotts parliamentary session (ADN)
• Kryemadhi skeptical on Tahiri’s resignation (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Albania Must Choose Between the EU and Turkey (Global Research)

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