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UNMIK Headlines 29 April

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• Thaci expresses dissatisfaction for EU delays in relation to Kosovo (Koha)
• Stefanovic: The World is supporting Kosovo, Serbia is forgotten (B92, Lajmi.net)
• Daut Haradinaj: Serbian List, Serbia’s extended hand (Lajmi.net)
• Gecaj: I hope my partners will not become pray of opposition games (Lajmi.net)
• NATO report: Western Balkans in danger, it needs strong support (Lajmi, European Western Balkans)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 April

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LOCAL PRESS

• Serbia withdrawing ambassador to France for consultations because of decision on Haradinaj (Beta)
• Serbia sends protest note to France (Beta)
• “French disgrace” causes Serbian walkout at CoE session (B92)
• Nikolic writes to Hollande: politics has once more won over justice (RTS)
• Vucic talks with Russian foreign minister Lavrov (Beta)
• Former UNMIK chief Soren Petersen: Serbia must respect international law (Politika)
• Lavrov: Russia concerned about the court’s decision on Haradinaj (Politika)
• Dacic: Albanians are going for all or nothing (RTS)
• Serbian security services to meet over events in Skopje (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• DF, SDP, Alliance for Changes, SBB and HDZ 1990 started talks on formation of new parliamentary majority (Nezavisne)
• HDZ B&H leader Covic: Changes to Election Law to be adopted within next three months, Federation of B&H has minority Government (Glas Srpske)
• GS: Covic’s threats must be taken seriously (Oslobodjenje)
• EUSR Wigemark: It is important that B&H continues with reforms (TV1)
• Ivanic, Cormack meet, discuss excise duties, EU path (RTRS)
• RS President Dodik: I appreciate Cormack’s presence in Gradina, but I have no intention to flatter anyone (N1)
• Serwer warns about Bakir’s connections with Muslim Brotherhood (Dnevni avaz)

Croatia
• PM: New parliamentary majority includes new Parliament Speaker (Hina)

Montenegro
• Green light for the North Atlantic Treaty (RTCG)
• DEMOS: “The situation is getting worse” (RTCG)

fYROM
• Police surrounded fYROM Parliament building, protesters breached the police cordon, Zaev injured (Meta)
• President Gjorge Ivanov addressed the public (MIA, Meta)
• Statements by the international community (Meta)
• Foreign Minister Poposki travels for meetings with EU foreign ministers in Malta (MIA)

Albania
• Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama made the statement regarding the situation in Macedonia (ATA)
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs appeals for calm after violence in Macedonia (ATA)
• Lu: Elections can be considered legal without opposition (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• More Balkan trouble brewing in region famous for mischief (The Washington Times)
• More than 100 People Injured in Storming of Parliament (Independent.mk)

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UN call for restraint and calm in FYROM (RTS)

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Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the UN Stéphane Dujarric said that UN is following developments unfolding in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with great concern and call for restraint and calm. The statement notes that violence directed at democratic institutions and elected representatives of the people is unacceptable. The statement, posted on the UN […]

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Experts on Ramush Haradinaj’s release: War crimes cannot be outdated (Insajder.net)

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Kosovo ex-prime minister and one of the leaders of the former Kosovo Liberation Army, Ramush Haradinaj, whose extradition to Serbia was denied by the French Court in Colmar, could still be tried for war crimes, experts say. Despite the fact that, on Thursday, the Colmar Court decided not to extradite Haradinaj to Serbia, he could […]

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Ministry of Justice claims criminal code changes are taken from German law (RTK)

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In a statement to the media, Kosovo’s Ministry of Justice has clarified that the proposed provisions to the Criminal Code of Kosovo regarding offenses against state symbols have been taken from the German legislation which is known as a country with highest standards of human rights safeguards. Furthermore, said the Ministry of Justice, offenses against […]

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Albanians are going for all or nothing – Serbian FM (B92)

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What is happening in Macedonia is not just a local problem, but one for the whole region, says Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. “Now it’s the most obvious how right we have been when we pointed out that Serbia has an important lever in its hands, and that is political stability,” Dacic told RTS. He […]

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Protest in front of the Monument of Gratitude to France (KIM radio)

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The Association of Families of Kidnapped and Murdered in Kosovo will protest today in front of the Monument of Gratitude to France, located in Kalemegdan in Belgrade, due to the decision of the court in Colmar not to deliver Haradinaj to Serbia. The protest will start at 12:44. The statement adds that the refusal of […]

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North Mitrovica: Serbs protested over Haradinaj acquittal (KIM radio)

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KiM radio reports that the citizens of North Mitrovica held protest last night, expressing disatisfaction over the decision of the French court to acquit former KLA leader Ramush Haradinaj. Gathering of citizens began about 19 hours in the city center. The crowd carried Serbian flags and placards reading “Haradinaj criminal”, “Serbia Russia”, “KLA terrorists” and […]

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Braathu: Dialogue, part of the regional stabilization process (Klan Kosova)

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Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Jan Braathu, said that the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade which is being held in Brussels is part of the regional stabilization process. Therefore, he said, it is communication which resolves the daily problems of the citizens is necessary. Braathu assessed the statements for unification of Albanians as […]

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EU against changes to Criminal Code of Kosovo (Telegrafi)  

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The EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative has expressed concern over the intention of Kosovo authoritirs to amend the Criminal Code of Kosovo by introducing new measures against libel and defamation. “A number of EU members or potential members, including Kosovo, have done away with criminal defamation and insult, and several others have taken important […]

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More Balkan trouble brewing in region famous for mischief (The Washington Times)

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We are seeing this scenario play itself out in the Balkans. The region is a flash point, a world conflict waiting to happen. Consider the charges traded by Albania and Serbia over accession to the European Union. As one reporter from the regional news service Tsarizm stated, it is obvious there is an imposed peace […]

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“French disgrace”: Serbian delegation walkout at CoE session (InSerbia)

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A delegation of Serbia’s National Assembly on Thursday left a session of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, held in Strasbourg, France, in protest. The move was prompted by the decision of a French court earlier in the day to reject Serbia’s request to extradite Ramush Haradinaj. According to a statement, the Serbian delegation “condemned […]

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