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Belgrade Media Report 01 February 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 1 February 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic and Cerar no Kosovo (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Spain’s position logical, agreement on Kosovo does not imply recognition (Tanjug)
• Djuric: It is very difficult to say what is the legally-binding document (Tanjug)
• Kosovo in EU only as region of Serbia (Novosti)
• Vulin: We expect KFOR role not to reduce (Politika)
• Admiral Foggo: I am not worried for stability in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H HoR rejects both HDZ B&H’s and SDA’s proposals of amendments to Election Law of B&H (FTV)
• Covic not surprised with the outcome of the voting on changes to Law on Elections, Bosniak parties’ tactics is to change nothing (Fena)
• Ivanic, Cormack discuss political situation, Election Law (Oslobodjenje)
• Zvizdic: All answers to EC’s Questionnaire harmonized (BHT1)
• Izetbegovic: Vucic demanded from me to respect the Inter-Entity Boundary Line and borders of RS (RTRS)
• Ivantsov announced a visit of the delegation of the Russian Duma to Banja Luka and Sarajevo (Nezavisne)
• Canton 10 Assembly adopts Declaration denying ICTY’s verdict in case ‘Prlic et al.’ (TV1/N1)
• Possible consequences because of failure to cooperate with EUROPOL (Oslobodjenje)
• Court of B&H confirms indictment against four members of Vlasenica Brigade for Srebrenica genocide (BHT1)
• Eleven Bosnian Croats indicted for war crimes in Mostar area (Hina)
Croatia
• Croatian Prime Minister criticizes Serbia’s behavior (Hina)
• Croatian government wants to deal with open issues with Serbia (Hina)
Montenegro
• Orav: We want to see Montenegro in the EU (CDM)
• Djukanovic invited to Trump’s National Prayer Breakfast (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Nimetz: After Athens, I expect good discussions in Skopje (MIA)
• Self-proclaimed ‘patriotic’ associations stage protest, call on UN name mediator to resign (MIA)
Albania
• Donald Lu message to politicians, police and prosecutors (ADN)
• Denmark supports Albania’s European integration (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU to map out membership path for western Balkan six (Financial Times)

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Belgrade Media Report 31 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 31 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic and Tanin ahead of the United Nations session (RTS/Tanjug)
• Processing war crimes important for reconciliation (RTS/Tanjug)
• Kuburovic: Court for KLA crimes followed by obstructions from very establishment (RTS)
• Serbia appreciates Vatican’s position on non-recognition of Kosovo (Beta/Tanjug)
• Tajani: EU’s message is: We recognize Serbia’s progress (Tanjug)
• EC: Kosovo part of Western Balkans Strategy, EU members send annexes (Beta)
• Spanish Embassy: Kosovo is not part of EU enlargement process (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Vucic’s statement that RS is Dayton-created entity triggers reactions (FTV)
• Results of meeting in Istanbul spark reactions (TV1)
• RS President says he fully supports Serbia and its stances re Jasenovac exhibition (RTRS)
• Opposition parties in RS start presenting names of their potential candidates for posts of RS President and Serb member of B&H Presidency (RTRS)
• B&H Presidency members to visit Brussels today (BHT1/N1)
Croatia
• Croatian President explains invitation to Serbian counterpart (Hina)
• Prime Minister: We will not be drawn into stories and relations from World War II (HRT)
• Plenkovic on Slovenian fines for fishermen: Croatia will respond with the same measure (Hina)
Montenegro
• DF asks for reconciliation (Pobjeda)
• Refugees rescued in Montenegro (CDM)
fYROM
• Nimetz’s statement after meeting with Kotzias: The waiting is pointless, it’s time for making decisions (Meta)
• Kotzias: Greece to present four-point agreement to Macedonia (MIA)
• Xhaferi: So far 17.000 amendments have been translated, submitted to block progress (Meta)
Albania
• DP gathers parliamentary group (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Turkey’s Balkans role holds surprise appeal (Ahval)

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Belgrade Media Report 30 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 30 January 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: We respect B&H but we want Serbs there to feel safe (Tanjug/Beta/RTS)
• New Free Trade Agreement to be signed with Turkey on Tuesday (Beta)
• Vucic, Trajkovic: Kosovo Serbs to be also part of internal dialogue (RTV)
• Brnabic: Serbian Stream to replace South Stream (Tanjug/Blic)
• Development of relations with Vatican in all areas (RTS)
• Dacic: Serbia attaches great importance to remembrance of Holocaust (RTS/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic and Vucic meet with Erdogan in Istanbul; Izetbegovic: Results of this meeting could be historic (TV1/N1/Hayat)
• Right to vote must be given to every citizen of B&H (Oslobodjenje)
• Cardinal Puljic with US Ambassador to B&H about Law on Elections (Dnevni list)
• Presidency of B&H in Brussels – with Juncker and Daul about changes to Law on Elections and situation in B&H (Vecernji list)
• Ambassador Del Vechio says ‘Sejdic-Finci’ cannot be implemented without constitutional changes (Nezavisne novine)
Croatia
• Foreign Minister: Serbia has no credibility when it comes to Jasenovac (HRT)
• Serbian President Vucic invited to visit Croatia in mid-February (Hina)
• Croatian police send fines to Slovenian fishermen (HRT)
Montenegro
• Vukovic: No basis to challenge legitimacy of the elections (Pobjeda)
• Bugajski: Montenegro needs Djukanovic’s leadership (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Zaev: The referendum about the name is not anything tragic, frightening or impossible (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE’s Mickovski meets EC officials Mogherini, Hahn (MIA)
• Xhaferi postponed the debate on the Law on Languages, because “there are no technical conditions” (Meta)
• Zaev meets NALED Serbia director Jovanovic (MIA)
Albania
• Rama: Name talks – continuation of Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic integration (ADN)
• DP, resolution in parliament for Albania’s vote in UN (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Bulgarian, Serbian Ministers Discuss Transport, Infrastructure Projects (BTA)
• Tajani: Montenegro and Serbia can be ready by 2025 (European Western Balkans)

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Belgrade Media Report 29 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 29 January 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic on Zagreb’s protest note: As if Germany were writing to Jews (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Brnabic: No reason for Croatia’s protest note (Tanjug/B92)
• Serbia, Macedonia dedicated to achieving common goals (Tanjug/RTS)
• Serbian parties part of the local assembly in Presevo (FoNet)
• Varadi: Separation of Kosovo and Metohija contrary to international law (Radio Belgrade)
• What Jerusalem is for the Jews is what Kosovo is for the Serbs (Vreme)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic meets Erdogan, Dodik finds unacceptable that only Izetbegovic is attending meeting in Turkey (Faktor.ba/Fena)
• HR Inzko says international community will not impose proposals for Election Law of B&H (ATV)
• French Ambassador Rousson: IC is willing to give expert opinion on Election Law, but it will not give solution (TV1)
• Europe against entity voting in B&H (EuroBlic)
• Turkey accepts Dayton structure of B&H and existence of RS (Nezavisne)
• Zvizdic attends World Economic Forum in Davos (FTV)
• Ivanic will be candidate of SzP for post of RS President or member of B&H Presidency (BNTV/ATV)
• SDS Board of Sarajevo-Romanija Region proposes Sarovic as joint candidate of SzP for Serb member of B&H Presidency (BNTV)
Croatia
• Croatia sends note to Serbia over Dacic’s statement on Jasenovac (HRT)
• Croatia sending Ljubljana a diplomatic note over issued fines to Croatian fishermen (HRT)
Montenegro
• Djukanovic-Orban: United Europe guarantor of stability (CDM)
• Friendly relations between Montenegro and US (CDM)
fYROM
• Zaev: I’m an optimist that a potential national consensus about the name can be reached (Meta)
• Ahmeti suggests that the name dispute should be solved as the Agreement with Bulgaria – without a referendum (Meta)
• Nimetz calls Zaev-Tsipras meeting of historic importance (MIA)
• Patriotic organizations stage protest against language law (MIA)
• With 35.000 amendments VMRO-DPMNE is going to filibuster the Law on languages (Meta)
Albania
• Interior Ministry evaluates opposition’s protest (ADN)
• Basha unveils opposition’s future plans (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Fate of Flashy US Diplomat Yee Illustrates Rift in Washington Foreign Policy (Sputnik)

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Belgrade Media Report 26 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 26 January 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Dialogue cannot be just about us recognizing Kosovo (RTS/Beta)
• Vucic, Rama meet in Davos (RTS/Beta)
• Vucic, Hahn meet in Davos (Beta/B92/TV Prva)
• Brnabic: Foreign companies interested in expanding business in Serbia (RTS)
• Dacic invites Plenkovic to go to Jasenovac (Beta/Tanjug/B92)
• Agreement in 2019 if the “big” powers push (Novosti)
• Scott: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue must continue (Beta)
• Scott: Haley had open discussion with Serbian Ambassador to UN (Tanjug)
• Serbia, B&H sign agreement on cooperation in field of EU integration (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Reactions in B&H after PACE adopts Resolution on B&H (TV1)
• Cvijanovic strongly criticizes OHR, claims it produces crises because it needs unrests and disorder (RTRS)
• Sejdic and Finci in disfavor of foreigners and politicians (EuroBlic)
• Zakharova: Moscow disagrees with new ideas to review DPA coming from US (FTV)
• Head of OSCE Mission to B&H Berton: Imposing solutions is not way to move forward (FTV)
• B&H HoP passes budget for 2018 (TV1)
• MPs to send letter to Juncker and Hahn concerning Zvizdic’s attempt to legalize RS census data (Klix.ba)
Croatia
• Croatia accuses Serbia of disseminating false data through Jasenovac exhibition at UN (Hina)
• PM aware of problems but proud of achievements (HRT)
• Plenkovic meets with colleagues in Davos (HRT)
Montenegro
• Markovic: Judiciary politicized by opposition (CDM)
• NATO Parliamentary Assembly will not monitor local elections (Pobjeda)
• Lavrov convinced that there will be a wake-up call in Montenegro (CDM)
fYROM
• PM Zaev meets Bulgarian counterpart and Serbia’s president in Davos (MIA)
• Volker: Name settlement would bring greater stability to Western Balkans (MIA)
• Petkov: Macedonia has a historic chance to open EU accession talks this year (MIA)
Albania
• Davos, Rama met with Serbian President and Croatian Prime Minister (Top Al)
• Vetting, members of HJC and HPC blocked in parliament (ADN)
• Albania-Greece relationship, Tsipras to visit Tirana (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• What’s in a Name? For Macedonia, Membership in the West (The Wall Street Journal)

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Belgrade Media Report 25 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 25 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic and Thaci discuss resumption of dialogue (RTS)
• Balkans and EU need each other (Tanjug/RTS/B92)
• Serbia keeps up with EU in its priorities (RTS)
• Kuburovic: Pristina requesting Prosecution’s data on Ivanovic’s murder (RTS)
• Djuric: Serbia was not sent one single new information on the murder (Radio Belgrade)
• PACE on situation in Kosovo and rights and obligations of Serbia (Tanjug/RTV/Novosti)
• Croats requested ban of exhibition in UN (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Federation of B&H HoR adopts Proposal of Law on Pension and Disability Insurance (TV1)
• PACE adopts Resolution on B&H (BHT/RTRS/N1)
• OHR, OSCE appeal to B&H political parties to work on amendments to Law on Elections of B&H (Nezavisne novine)
• US Embassy to B&H: B&H needs free and fair elections (TV1)
• B&H Presidency members Ivanic and Izetbegovic discuss amendments to Law on Elections with OSCE’s Berton (Nezavisne novine)
• Ivanic certain as candidate (Srna)
• OHR and SDP, DF and SDA insist on application of 1991 census for election of delegates into Federation of B&H HoP (Vecernji list)
Croatia
• MOST wants President to propose specific measures instead of criticism (Hina)
Montenegro
• Vujanovic under the pressure (RTCG)
fYROM
• PMs Zaev and Tsipras unblock EU integration process (MIA)
• Nimetz confirms his visit to Athens and Skopje next week (MIA)
• Hahn: Zaev and Tsipras have shown courage, vision, and statesmanship (Meta)
• Law on languages to undergo Venice Commission scrutiny after adoption (MIA)
• Ali Ahmeti will also attend the leadership meeting regarding the name (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE to return to parliament to prevent the adoption of the Law on Languages (Meta)
Albania
• Rama, Albania and Serbia together in EU, with one condition (ADN)
• Diaspora, ministers of three countries meeting for a joint action (ADN)
• Basha: 27 January protest, people’s march against oligarchy (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Assassination of Serb leader in Kosovo signals gathering political storm (TransConflict)
• Turkish trade center to be established in Balkans (Anadolu Agency)

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Belgrade Media Report 24 January

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Serbia’s priorities include EU, economic growth and regional stability (Beta)
• Jevtic: Vucic’s visit calmed down tensions (RTS)
• EU working on resumption of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Tanjug)
• Kuburovic: Parliament no longer has role in election of judges, deputy public prosecutors (RTS)
• Serbian Patriarch decorates Gouillon and Ritsoudis (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Lavrov: Russia is against Dayton II (RTRS)
• Dodik: I know about request of Sarajevo sent to Serbia to detain me (RTRS)
• Mektic denied claims of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (ATV)
• Representatives of political parties met on Tuesday to discuss new model for election of B&H Presidency members (Glas Srpske)
• Colak: HDZ B&H is ready to accept election of two members of Presidency from Federation of B&H in B&H Parliament and direct election of member of Presidency from RS (N1)
• Ambassador Berton: Our position is clear from very beginning – Bosnian language is language of Bosniak people (Fena)
Croatia
• Croats from Serbia meet with Plenkovic (Hina)
Montenegro
• Markovic: After joining NATO, the European agenda is the most important topic (CDM)
• PACE sends a delegation to the presidential elections (CDM)
• Presidential and local elections cannot be scheduled for the same day (CDM)
fYROM
• Government adopts its 2018 working program, sets economy, EU and NATO membership as priorities (MIA)
• Macedonia’s European perspective – main topic of FM Dimitrov’s meetings in Brussels (MIA)
• Kosovo’s President Thaci criticizes Macedonia’s counterpart Ivanov’s language bill veto (MIA)
Albania
• Rama and Tsipras meeting in Switzerland (ADN)
• Judicial reform, SMI appeal to the US and EU Ambassadors (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Challenges Facing Serbia in 2018 (BIRN)
• Zakharieva: EU is not sufficiently present in the Western Balkans (RFE/RL)
• US Pulling the Strings of Power in Kosovo – Expert (Sputnik)

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Belgrade Media Report 23 January

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: They will not let Serbia enter EU without resolved border issue (TV Happy/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Dialogue once Belgrade gets information on Ivanovic’s murder (RTS/Beta)
• Dacic: For us to suggest to Russia to let Kosovo enter UN – this is a mirage (RTV)
• Vucic, Covic discuss improvement of Serbia-B&H relations (Tanjug)
• Joksimovic: EU integration supported by 52 percent of Serbian citizens (Beta)
• Prosecution: We received request for cooperation with Kosovo Prosecution (Tanjug)
• Coalition around Djilas officially formed (Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Credible enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans: Negotiations on B&H’s membership in EU only in 2023 (Dnevni avaz/TV1)
• SDP to withdraw from talks on changes to Election Law organized by EU Delegation, US Embassy and OHR (Dnevni avaz)
• PACE to discuss Resolution on B&H this week (TV1)
• Federation of B&H parliament session postponed (Klix.ba)
Croatia
• Croatia calls for swift probe into Kosovo Serb leader’s murder (Hina)
• Bosniak parties prompting Croats to demand third entity in B&H (Hina)
• Plenkovic to address European Parliament on future of Europe (Hina)
• Croatia and US set to intensify bilateral cooperation (Hina)
Montenegro
• Civic opposition created by some embassies and NGOs (CDM)
• There are 54 political parties in Montenegro (Dnevne novine)
• Pejovic: EU access negotiations more complex today (CDM)
fYROM
• Law on languages in parliament next Monday (MIA)
• Government says it is analyzing UN mediator’s proposals (MIA)
• Kotsias: The talks at Davos will show in which direction we are heading (MIA)
Albania
• Meta meets with Haradinaj (ADN)
• Basha’s invitation: Let’s end the two-standard governance (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Japan, China and the western Balkans (The Japan Times)

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Belgrade Media Report 22 January

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Serbs want to survive in Kosovo and Metohija without revenge (Novosti)
• Djuric: Serbia uniting to help people in Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug)
• Odalovic: Vucic’s visit calmed down Kosovo Serbs (Tanjug)
• Drecun: Vucic sending message to Serbs that Serbia is with them (Radio Belgrade)
• Stefanovic: No exchange of data with Pristina (TV Pink)
• Chepurin: Russia requests participation of Serbian organs in investigation into Ivanovic’s murder (RTS)
• French Ambassador: Friends tell the truth (FoNet/RTS)
• Vulin to Mondoloni: Lectures for Pristina, Belgrade keeping promises (RTS)
• DJB, Dveri to run together in Belgrade elections (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Federation of B&H Statistics Institute warns B&H will submit two different results of population census as part of answers to EC Questionnaire (Hayat)
• Zvizdic’s high treason; He recognizes results of RS’ census! (Dnevni avaz)
• Izetbegovic says work on SDA’s proposal of changes to Law on Elections of B&H continues with help of EU and US (TV1)
• Another political bloc will be established in the RS several months before the general elections (TV1)
• Parties considering scenario of indirect election of members of Presidency of B&H in B&H parliament (Dnevni list)
• SzP will offer joint candidates for RS President and Serb member of B&H Presidency (TV1)
• Dodik: SNSD will have candidates for posts of RS President and Serb member of B&H Presidency (ATV)
• Unitarianists in B&H force Serbs to secession, and Croats to third entity (Vecernji list)
• Inzko again on RS Day (EuroBlic)
Montenegro
• Presidential elections scheduled, candidates still unknown (CDM)
• Montenegro will continue contributing to the alliance (CDM)
• Montenegro and Kosovo examples of successful cross-border cooperation (CDM)
fYROM
• There is room for improvement of language bill – French Ambassador Thimonier (MIA)
• UN mediator Nimetz says his name proposal guards state’s identity (Sitel)
• Hoyt Yee: Macedonia and Greece have real opportunity to solve the name issue (MIA)
• Sela: The Alliance of the Albanians is still open to negotiations for its return in the government (Meta)
• MFA condemns the burning of the Macedonian flag in Thessaloniki (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Presentation of the Enlargement strategy, February 6 in Strasbourg (European Western Balkans)
• Portentous Assassination Rocks the Balkans (Strategic Culture Foundation)
• Massive Thessaloniki protest on FYROM name concerns government (To Vima)

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Belgrade Media Report 19 January

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic receives Cretu (Tanjug)
• Vucic: In Serbia, everyone has right to speak- and to respond (Tanjug/RTS)
• Stefanovic: Pristina does not want to find the assassin (RTS/Tanjug)
• Djuric: Pristina has no intention to seriously conduct investigation (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Drecun: Car meant to distract from key evidence (Beta/Tanjug)
• EU: Vucic, Thaci agree to resume dialogue (Beta)
• Rada Trajkovic: It is a public secret that Milan Radojicic has authority (Danas)
• Six lists approved so far for Belgrade elections (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Constitutional Court took down OHR’s decisions, new solutions are necessary (Vecernji list)
• Austrian Ambassador Pammer: Implementation of court decision in ‘Ljubic’ case is crucial (Dnevni avaz)
• Croat People’s Assembly (HNS) and SDA proposals of B&H Election Law should be presented by end of January (BHT1)
• Federation of B&H opposition MPs schedule extraordinary session of Federation of B&H HoR to discuss amendments to Law on Constituencies (Nezavisne)
• Cubrilovic to HR Inzko: Name of RS is constitutional category verified by Dayton Peace Agreement (RTRS)
Montenegro
• 81% of citizens in favor of the EU (RTCG)
fYROM
• Stoltenberg/Zaev: Name dispute settlement crucial for Macedonia’s NATO membership, no plan ‘B’ (MIA/Meta)
• Anti-NATO protest held outside Parliament during Stoltenberg’s visit (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia on course for EU by 2025, top EU official says (Reuters)
• Putin: We expect the opening of the EEU free zone for Serbia soon (TASS)
• Montenegro Calls Presidential Elections For April (BIRN)

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Belgrade Media Report 18 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 18 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Teodosije: A symbol of the struggle for truth and justice (RTS/B92/Tanjug/Beta)
• Vucic requests that Serbian authorities join Ivanovic murder investigation (Beta/Tanjug)
• Brnabic talks about atmosphere of threats preceding murder (B92/Tanjug/Radio Free Europe)
• Kuburovic: Kosovo organs decide whether Serbia will be part of the investigation (RTV)
• Rebic: Trace of Serbian police leads to the car used for assassinating Ivanovic (RTS)
• US Department of State refers query to 10 January travel warning (Tanjug)
• Bujanovac Mayor Jonuz Musliu dies (RTS/FoNet)
• Pajtic supports Djilas (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Valentin Inzko bothered by name of RS (EuroBlic)
• B&H HoR discusses proposals on changes to Law on Elections (TV1)
• B&H will be blocked if decision of Constitutional Court is not implemented (Vecernji list)
• Dodik: I am against this kind of B&H (Srna)
• Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic visits B&H, reactions (Hayat/BHT1/FTV)
Croatia
• Interior Minister begins three-day visit to the US (HRT)
Montenegro
• Presidential elections to be called on Friday: Brajovic expects tensions in campaign (CDM)
• Montenegro and Serbia fostering good neighborly relations (CDM)
fYROM
• Ivanov did not sign the decree on the Law on Languages (Meta)
• Russian MFA: Edi Rama continues to push the great Albanian ambitions (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Bulgarian presidency – Priorities and expectations (European Western Balkans)

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Belgrade Media Report 17 January 2018

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LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Assassination of Ivanovic a massive loss, a blow to stability in the region (Tanjug/RTS/Beta)
• Brnabic, Borisov condemn murder of Oliver Ivanovic (Tanjug)
• Djuric: Answers on murder, then resumption of dialogue (RTS)
• Drecun: Veseli could provide a lot of information on Ivanovic’s assassination (RTS)
• Ljajic: Most important to shed light on Ivanovic’s murder (Tanjug)
• Other Serbian officials react to murder of Ivanovic (RTS/FoNet/Tanjug)
• Patriarch praises Oliver Ivanovic (TV Hram/B92)
• Russian Embassy in Belgrade: A display of lawlessness that governs Kosovo (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Reactions of B&H officials to Ivanovic’s murder (Srna/Nezavisne/N1)
• B&H and entity officials reach agreement on remaining answers to EC Questionnaire (Klix)
• Huston on regional cooperation, influence of Russia on NATO integration of B&H (BHT1)
• Covic meets US Ambassador Cormack and Head of EUD Wigemark (FTV)
• Grabar- Kitarovic: Croatia is friend of B&H and we wish you only the best (Faktor.ba)
• Croatian President arriving to B&H amid political tensions (Hayat/BHT/FTV)
Croatia
• EC: No unresolved legal issues blocking Peljesac (HRT)
Montenegro
• Reactions of Montenegrin officials to Ivanovic’s murder (RTCG/CDM)
• Belgrade interested in the rights of Serbs in Montenegro (CDM)
• About the presidential election without the opposition (RTCG)
• Scott to testify on DF’s involvement in terrorism attempt (Dnevne novine)
fYROM
• Macedonian government expressed its condolences for the murder of Ivanovic (Meta)
• Zaev-Borisov: The Agreement guarantees longstanding friendly relations (Meta)
• ARM Chief of General Staff attends NATO Military Committee session in Brussels (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE will temporarily return to parliament for Stoltenberg’s speech (Meta)
Albania
• Reactions of Albanian officials to Ivanovic’s murder (ADN)
• Basha promises to protesters: No more agreement with Rama (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• NATO continues to guarantee security in Kosovo following Serb politician’s murder (TASS)
• Nimetz: The term ‘Macedonia’ will be kept in the name (Antenna TV)

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