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Belgrade Media Report 13 April

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LOCAL PRESS

• Gabriel to Vucic: Normalization of relations with Pristina unavoidable condition for Serbia’s EU accession (RTS/Beta/Politika)
• Dacic, Gabriel: Improvement of overall cooperation with Germany (Beta/RTS)
• Nikolic receives Zhang (Tanjug/Novosti/Politika)
• Monument to philosopher Confucius unveiled in Belgrade (Tanjug)
• Mihajlovic: Government has no jurisdiction over any of protesters’ demands (Politika/Beta)
• Threats should be taken seriously (Politika)
• Protests continue in Belgrade and other towns (Beta)
• Preparations for possible SNS counter gathering (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H CoM removes from agenda records from extraordinary telephone session; Initiative for the removal of the CoM of B&H to be launched (BN TV/RTRS)
• Izetbegovic denies plans to file the motion disputing the name of RS, talks about Dodik, Vucic and McCain (TV1)
• Covic: Abolition of cantons would mean blockade of all processes in B&H (Vecernji list)
• Ljubic: Who should elect Croat representatives if not Croats? (Vecernji list)
• Croats ready to establish parallel institutions if Bosniaks reject their proposals (EuroBlic)

Montenegro
• Senator John McCain: Russian behavior unacceptable (RTCG)
• Trump and Stoltenberg welcomed Montenegro as the 29th NATO member (CDM)
• No extradition until the end of proceedings (Pobjeda)

fYROM
• Parliament filibuster over the Tirana platform continues (MIA)
• British Ambassador Garrett criticizes filibuster in parliament (MIA)
• MFA’s reaction to Kotzias: Greece should not be worried – Irredentism is not characteristic for Macedonia (Meta)

Albania
• Mogherini and Hahn call on Albanian parties to complete formation of vetting bodies (ATA)
• General Elections-CEC: 45 parties registered (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Macedonia’s Crisis Damages Relations With Albania (BIRN)

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Kosovo Serbs on the alert (Politika)

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Daily Politika quotes today Deputy Prime Minister in the Kosovo Government Branimir Stojanović saying that currently there are no operational data which show that safety is jeopardized, but he also says that there was no indication of the pogrom that took place on 17 March 2004. Thus Stojanović assessed the current security situation among the Serbs in […]

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Deda: I will discuss motion of no confidence with NISMA (Gazeta Express)

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Ilir Deda, member of the Kosovo Assembly and founder of the political party The Alternative, told the news website that he does not have a concrete position on whether or not he will support the motion of no confidence against the government initiated by NISMA. Deda said he was expecting an official invitation from NISMA […]

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Gabriel: Ratify demarcation, enable the free movement of your people (media)

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German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said during his visit to Pristina today that members of the Kosovo Assembly should ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro and pave the way for visa-free travel for the citizens of Kosovo. Gabriel said Kosovo has made huge steps forward in implementing reforms and combating crime and corruption. “The […]

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Mustafa: Army will be formed in coordination with NATO, US and EU (media)

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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said today that all arguments have been consumed with regards to the border delineation between Kosovo and Montenegro. “We think there is no other border between the two countries and that the borders determined by the respective committees of our countries will be considered the actual borders. This is a […]

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Russian and EU parliamentarians “could meet in Serbia” (B92)

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Brussels is considering the possibility of holding a meeting between European Parliament members and Russian legislators “on neutral territory.” And this territory may be Serbia, according to a report in Russia’s Izvestia newspaper, cited by TASS. The initiative came from Jiri Mastalka, deputy chairman of the EP Committee on Relations with Russia, the daily said. […]

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NGO Centre for Peace and Tolerance to file lawsuit against Daut Haradinaj (RTK2)

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Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Tolerance (CPT) Nenad Maksimović has announced filing a lawsuit against Daut Haradinaj for inciting national hatred. Maksimović has recalled the recent threats made by Daut Haradinaj and the calls for ethnic cleansing as well as the condemnations that have arrived from the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo […]

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“Normalization of relations with Kosovo necessary condition” (B92)

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Serbia has the clearest stability of all countries in the region and it wants to have a stabilizing effect on other Western Balkan states. This is what Serbian Prime Minister and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic said after meeting with German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on in Belgrade on Wednesday. Germany has always been […]

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OSCE Broadcast 12 April

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• Transparency and coordination in dialogue with Serbia demanded (All monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• EU: Resumption of dialogue at interest of both parties (RTK2)
• First signatures for bringing Mustafa Government down given (KTV)
• LDK General Council supports Demarcation with Montenegro (RTK1)
• Simic gives ultimatum to Government (Gazetaexpress)
• Serwer: Thaçi’s initiative on Army pushes processes forward (RTK)
• MPs do not make quorum when they do not like laws (KTV)
• PAK is not achieving to manage many properties in Kosovo north (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Kosovo Serb NGO to file lawsuit against Daut Haradinaj (RTK2)

– Political analysts in favour of elections (Summary of KTV Rubicon show)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 April

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• Germany expects full normalization with a binding agreement (Koha)
• Tanin: UN Security Council decides on UNMIK’s mandate (media)
• Association, hostage to problems within Serbian List (Radio Free Europe)
• Ahmetaj: No visa liberalization without demarcation (Zeri)
• Opposition parties to harmonize text of motion of no confidence soon (Epoka)
• Haradinaj: Some Serbian List MPs are not against Kosovo Army (Bota Sot)

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