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Belgrade Media Report 19 April

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LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Greater Albania biggest threat to peace in Balkans (Tanjug/RTS/Beta)
• Stefanovic: Dangerous and irresponsible statement by Rama (RTS/Tanjug)
• Djuric to Rama: Impolite to eye parts of foreign territories (RTS)
• Achievements of Brussels dialogue are at stake (RTS)
• EU reacts to Rama’s statement (Beta)
• NATO concerned about Rama’s statement (Beta)
• Djuric with EULEX representatives on attacks on Serbs (FoNet)
• Gojkovic: MPs elect and dismiss parliament speaker (Politika)
• Serbs targeted in new incident in Kosovska Mitrovica (RTS/Tanjug)
• Protests continue across Serbia (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• HNS Presidency holds session in Mostar; Covic: HDZ B&H will send amendments to B&H Election Law in parliamentary procedure in next five to six days (TV1)
• B&H MoD finds Dodik’s speech on Day of RS Army disputable (Nezavisne/Glas Srpske/BN TV)
• Dodik sends open letter to Bishop Komarica saying his untruthful statements do not contribute to peace and coexistence (RTRS)
• Cormack: OHR will stay until B&H becomes functional country (BHT1)
Montenegro
• Koenders: Vast majority of Dutch MPs support Montenegro in NATO (CDM)
fYROM
• Parliament filibuster continues, debate focused on the Tirana platform (MIA)
• The way out of the crisis is up to the Macedonian parties, says Ahmeti after meeting with Bildt (Meta)
• Gruevski has informed Bildt about “the priorities that are well known to the public” (Meta)
• Zaev meets with four ambassadors: Macedonia must continue with the democratic processes (Meta)
Albania
• Basha: Formation of a technical government, opposition’s main non-negotiable condition (ATA)
• Rama: Germany’s message was clear (ATA)
• Rama: Vetting, irreversible process, it may be delayed, but not stopped (ATA)
• Parliament approves establishment of two ad-hoc vetting committees (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Kukan: Without respecting the rule of law there is no EU accession (European Western Balkans)

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EU to Rama: Political interruptions breach neighborly relations (Lajmi)

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The European Union has reacted to the statements of the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, saying that political interference breaches good neighborly relations. The Spokesperson of the European Commission, Maja Kociajancic, said that the region of Western Balkans has a clear European perspective, as confirmed recently by the European Council. “We work with all partners […]

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Mustafa: Dialogue has produced positive results (RTK/Telegrafi)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, said in a debate today on the fourth anniversary of the first Pristina-Belgrade agreements that the dialogue has produced positive results and has enabled Kosovo institutions to exercise control over the north and integrate Serbs into Kosovo institutions. Furthermore, Mustafa said, agreements reached in Brussels through the EU facilitation […]

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Đurić held an emergency meeting with representatives of EULEX (TV Most)

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Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić held an emergency meeting in Belgrade today with senior representatives of EULEX regarding the more frequent attacks on Serbs and open threats of violence that arrive from extreme political and religious circles in the province, stated the Office for KiM. Đurić has asked the international […]

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EU reacts to Rama’s statement (B92, BETA)

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The European Union has said that “political interference undermines the consolidation of good neighborly relations.” This was the organization’s reaction to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama saying that “a union” between Albania and Kosovo “cannot be ruled out” if EU membership prospects for the region fade. The statement was made for the Beta agency on […]

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Government of Kosovo allocates €31,000 for “Civil Protection” integration (Koha)

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The government of Kosovo has allocated €31,000 aimed at integration of the members of the “Civil Protection” into Kosovo institutions. Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri, said the move finalizes the integration of the structure operating in the north of Kosovo considered illegal by the government in Pristina.

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UK personnel depart for NATO Kosovo role (media)

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Most news websites report that a team of nearly 30 UK troops has joined NATO’s Kosovo Force, helping to maintain safety, security and freedom of movement. The year-long deployment will bolster the mission’s capability, following a request from NATO for further support to KFOR by allies. Its particular role will be to support KFOR’s ability […]

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“If we said we’d form union with RS – what would you say?” (B92)

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Edi Rama’s statement about a union between Albania and Kosovo again confirms that creation of a Greater Albania is a common platform of all ethnic Albanians. Serbian First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this late on Tuesday in reaction to the Albanian prime minister’s interview given to the website Politico, during which […]

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Albanian PM told it’s “rude” to eye other people’s territory (B92)

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The head of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija says that “nobody should play with attempting to revive the fascist idea of a Greater Albania.” Marko Djuric in this way responded to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who said that he could not rule out the possibility of “a union between Albania and Kosovo” […]

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Rakić ordered the suspension of works on and around the bridge in Mitrovica (KIM radio)

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Mayor of North Mitrovica Goran Rakić ordered today the suspension of construction works on and around the bridge in this city, and asked the international and local security authorities to ensure the security of citizens. Rakić said that the reason behind was a series of serious incidents in the city and that he asks the […]

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A Serb seriously injured in North Mitrovica (Kontakt plus radio)

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Kontakt Plus radio reports that in North Mitrovica last night seriously was injured a Serb (B.K.). He was attacked by two men with knives in his home. Kontakt Plus radio reported this as the second incident that occurred in Mitrovica in last two days. Regional Head of Operations of the Kosovo Police Željko Bojić told […]

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OSCE Broadcast 18 April

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• Meeting of Kosovo and Albania Governments postponed (Klan Kosova)
• Kosovo cannot file genocide lawsuit against Serbia (RTK1)
• CHDRF considers recent security alarms unreasonable (Klan Kosova)
• Minister Hoxhaj starts his official visit to Kingdom of Norway (Klan Kosova)
• Delawie and O’Connell commend adoption of Law on Execution of Penal Sanctions (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK)

- Mustafa: End of June decisive for early elections (Summary of KTV Rubicon show)

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