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Belgrade Media Report 15 May

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic, Putin talk about threats coming from Albanians (Novosti)
• Nikolic: The mad dog must be punished (Novosti)
• Djuric: We are not afraid of terrorists dressed as politicians (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Stefanovic: Albanians will take away one single millimeter of our territory (Blic)
• Ljajic: Haradinaj is the EU problem (Tanjug)
• New US troops to Kosovo (RTS/FoNet)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: Referendum on secession of RS from B&H to be held as soon as conditions are secured (RTRS)
• Representatives of opposition in RS file a motion of no confidence in RS government (TV1)
• SDA, SDS, DF: Elections will be held under existing Election Law (TV1)
• “Ujedinjena Srpska” holds convention, adopts declaration on RS as unique and inviolable constitutional-legal entity (RTRS)
fYROM
• SDSM issues final warning to President Ivanov to award them the mandate (MIA)
• Political crisis deepens as mandates of municipal authorities expire (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE will not participate in the scheduled coordination meeting in parliament (Meta)
Albania
• U.S. State Department official to visit Tirana in attempt to help overcome political crisis (ATA)
• Rama: June 18 election to mark new era of country’s justice system (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU’s Post-Brexit Pivot to the Balkans Piles Pressure on Serbia to Give Up Kosovo (Sputnik)
• Albania opposition holds anti-government rally ahead of election (AP)
• Turkish ambassador points out FETO network in Albania (World Bulletin)

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Jablanović has registered the Party of Kosovo Serbs (media)

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The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kosovo passed a decision on the registration of a new party called the Party of Kosovo Serbs (PKS), headed by Aleksandar Jablanović.

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Government allocates €4.9 million for early elections (RTK)

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The government of Kosovo allocated today €4.9 million for early elections. Outgoing Deputy Prime Minister, Hajredin Kuçi said that these means are required to organize 11 June elections. “The Office of the Prime Minster has received a request from the Central Election Commission to allocate €4 million and 944 thousand and 900, required to organize […]

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Kosovo Assembly discontinues benefits for MPs (RTK)

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The outgoing presidency of the Kosovo Assembly decided today to end the mandate of all MPs including all the benefits they are entitled to. Outgoing Assembly President, Kadri Veseli, said that although they had some difficult times during this mandate, the Assembly managed to preserve democracy. He said however that he would want to see […]

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Vetevendosje refuses possibility of entering a coalition with LDK or PDK (Telegrafi)

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Vetevendosje’s Aida Derguti said today after the meeting of the outgoing Assembly presidency that her party will not join any pre-election coalition with the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) or the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). However, Derguti said Vetevendosje has no red lines towards a possible coalition with the Alliance for the Future of […]

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Analyst: EU sees Vucic as politician who will deliver Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo (InSerbia)

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Struggling against Euroscepticism in Western Europe, the EU is seeking to reinvent itself with expansion to the East that threatens the stability of the Balkans, analyst Igor Pshenichnikov warns. Amid rising Euroscepticism in Western Europe, the EU is focused on eastern enlargement, but its desire to “relaunch” the European project depends on pressuring eastern European […]

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“Albanians won’t set foot on millimeter of central Serbia” (B92)

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Albanians will not be able to set foot on a millimeter of central Seria – but constant threats against the Serb people in Kosovo are cause for concern. Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic told this to the daily Blic, adding that threats coming from Ramush Haradinaj about taking Serbian territory do not represent the position of […]

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Vecernje Novosti: Vucic, Putin talk about threats coming from Albanians (B92)

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Attempts to create a “Greater Albania” have been a topic of conversation as Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The daily Vecernje Novosti is reporting this, adding that they met in Beijing and spoke about the political situation in the region. The daily cites unnamed sources who said that Putin […]

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OSCE Broadcast 14 May

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• Walker: Vucic like Milosevic (Klan Kosova)
• Veseli accuses Mustafa for stagnation of economy (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Mustafa commends his cabinet for solving Trepça issue (TV21)
• Serbs are accepting new reality in Kosovo (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Fifth Kosovo legislation considered weakest in parliamentary history (KTV)
• Stojkovic wants a representative for IDPs in Kosovo Assembly (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Headlines 15 May

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LDK against the idea of a broad pre-election coalition (Koha Ditore)
Veseli: Elections came as consequence of Mustafa’s failure (Epoka e Re)
Haradinaj: Internationals to settle Kosovo-Serbia outstanding issues (Koha)
Xharra in a stable condition following assault (Koha/Insajderi)
Hoyt hopes new Kosovo prime minister will ratify demarcation (Lajmi)
Rakic blames EU for murders in the north (Zëri)

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