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Belgrade Media Report 02 May

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LOCAL PRESS

• Officials told not to travel to France for three months (Beta, Vecernje Novosti)
• Dacic: Our reaction to Haradinaj decision was appropriate (B92)
• Djuric has “no answer” to question about dialogue resumption (Tanjug)
• Defense minister tours southern border with Macedonia (Beta)
• Vucic: We are not interfering in internal relations in Macedonia (Tanjug)
• Turkish president invited to visit Serbia (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Croatia and Gradiska mark 22nd anniversary of operation “Bljesak” (BHT1)
• RS Government sends report to UN SC (RTRS)
• HDZ B&H: 2018 general elections can be called into question if amendments to Law on Elections of B&H are not adopted (RTRS)
Croatia
• Petrov: No other way out other but for Maric to no longer be Finance Minister (Hina)
Montenegro
• Montenegrin Assembly unanimously in favor of joining NATO (CDM)
• Markovic: We are clean in our relations with Moscow (Pobjeda)

fYROM
• EU, US, OSCE and NATO: We are seriously concerned that authorities failed to prevent the attack (Meta)
• Nuhiu: MOI and Chavkov are responsible for the chaos at Parliament and I’m stepping down (Meta)
• Gruevski at a meeting with Hoyt Yee: The election of Xhaferi is illegal (Meta)
• Zaev at the meeting with Yee: Everyone to support the democratic processes for a new government! (Meta)
• Ivanov and Hoyt Yee: The obstacles for forming a government can be overcome, but only by not endangering the unitarity (Meta)
• Ahmeti and Hoyt Yee: Xhaferi was elected legitimately and has the support of the US and the EU (Meta)
• Hoyt Yee: A Parliament Speaker has been elected, political leaders should debate in Parliament (Meta)

Albania
• PM Rama expresses readiness to negotiate DP’s return to June 18 parliamentary elections (ATA)
• Basha : DP will emerge stronger from battle for free, fair elections (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Dacic unlikely to become PM (IBNA)
• Vladimir Putin’s sphere of influence edges closer to EU as Serbia accepts Russian weaponry (Express)
• Moscow: Montenegro defies democracy by ratifying NATO membership without referendum (RT)

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Media urged to join protest on World Press Freedom Day (media)

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NUNS, UNS and the Nezavisnost media branch trade union are urging media to stop broadcasting Wednesday within the “Five minutes of thunderous silence” campaign. In separate statements, the journalist associations said the traditional campaign is a warning to the public about the never-worst position of the journalistic profession in Serbia. NUNS and Nezavisnost said, on […]

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Request for debate on Special Court returned to Assembly Presidency (Lajmi.net)

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The Assembly of Kosovo might hold during the following days a debate for amendment of the Law on the Special Chambers and the Office of the Specialized Prosecutor. The Commission for Legislation has decided to return the request of six MPs for an Assembly debate on the Special Court, to the Assembly Presidency. “ There […]

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Serbs difficult to their homes and farms (KIM radio)

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In Ljubožda village, Istog/Istok municipality, the first Serbian house is being renewed. Thirteen families returned to this village after eighteen years. They are waiting for the reconstruction of destroyed houses. KIM Radio reports that they are still the owners of the land in the village, and state that this is the reason why their return […]

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NISMA waiting for right moment to present no-confidence motion (Telegrafi)

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MP from the Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA), Haxhi Shala, said the no-confidence motion against the government would be submitted to the Assembly of Kosovo when the opposition leaders deem the moment to be right. “If demarcation is not presented to MPs this week, the motion could then be submitted,” Shala said adding that if however […]

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Our reaction to Haradinaj decision was appropriate – FM (B92)

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Ivica Dacic says Serbia’s authorities took “appropriate” measures in the wake of a French court’s decision not to extradite Ramush Haradinaj. The first deputy prime minister and foreign minister said the withdrawal of the Serbian ambassador to France for consultations and three months of non-participation in conferences in France represent “a measure by which Serbia […]

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Gecaj: There are indications that demarcation will be voted this week (Telegrafi)

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Bajram Gecaj, advisor to Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, told the news website today that there are positive indications that the Assembly will vote on the border demarcation with Montenegro this week. “There are signs from majority MPs that it will be voted, but we will have to wait and see what happens in the […]

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OSCE Broadcast 1 May

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• Sixteen LDK MPs address a request to PM Mustafa regarding Demarcation (RTK& KTV)
• Elections near, no time for electoral reform (TV21)
• Special Court not expected to become operational for some more months Most monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• Basic Court rejects request of VV activists’ defence (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Kosovo authorities shut down two illegal mobile operators of Serbia (All monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• DPM Gecaj responds to Dacic’s statements on Greater Albania (TV21)
• Hasan Preteni joins “Alternativa” (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Headlines 2 May

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• A crucial week for demarcation (Koha)
• Opposition parties against LDK MP’s proposal for demarcation (RTK)
• Thaci: We will not wait indefinitely for an army (RTK/Zeri)
• Kocijancic: EU expects Belgrade-Pristina dialogue to continue (EWB)
• Smith: Special Court not to start work for several more months (Kosovapress)
• LDK to request Thaci’s dismissal from position of President (Bota Sot)
• Ministry of Justice succumbs to pressure (Koha)
• “Albanians not interested in massacres and genocide like Serbia” (Bota Sot)
• Illegal Serbian operators cease activity in Kosovo (Zeri)

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