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Ana Brnabić: ‘I do not want to be branded Serbia’s gay PM’ (The Guardian)

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The 41-year-old who has never been part of a political party has risen from obscurity and is working to change Belgrade’s image The appointment of Ana Brnabić as Serbia’s prime minister aged 41 was accompanied by the sound of glass ceilings being shattered all around her. Not only is she the first woman to take […]

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Fatherland Movement: Vucic would propose two Germany model as solution for Kosovo status (Kontakt plus radio)

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Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, would propose to citizens two Germany model as a solution for the Kosovo status, Fatherland Movement said today referring to “reliable sources,” Kontakt plus radio reported. Its press statement further reads, that within this model, Serbia should sign with Kosovo a peace treaty, exchange diplomatic representatives and do not obstacle Kosovo […]

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Belgrade Media Report 31 July

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 31 July 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Future of citizens of Serbia in EU (RTS/Beta)
• Thanks for Kosovo – and we back Ukraine’s integrity (Tanjug/B92)
• Vucic: Internal dialogue on Kosovo already started (RTS)
• Dacic on Vucic’s initiative for Kosovo (Blic/Beta/RTS)
• Dacic, Stefanovic on opposing Kosovo’s efforts to join Interpol (Beta)
• Ljajic: Frozen conflict option absolutely doesn’t suit Serbia (RTS)
• Ljajic: Serbia looking for new model of voting in CEFTA (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H CoM tasks relevant working groups to speed up activities related to finalization of answers to questions from EC’s Questionnaire (TV1)
• Dodik: There is no Bosnian language, Izetbegovic is making confusion on political scene in B&H worse (ATV)
• Dodik: RS was willing to give its approval for Transport Community Treaty, but only with internal agreement on rotation of state and entity ministers as chairs (Glas Srpske)
• Spiric resigns (Srna)
• International Relations Committee of UK Parliament’s House of Lords to launch special investigation on its position in Western Balkans (Dnevni avaz)
Montenegro
• Djukanovic: No divisions in DPS, the party is stronger than ever (CDM)
• Ungrounded request for constitutional review (Mina)
fYROM
• CC of VMRO-DPMNE: We will not support the agreement with Bulgaria in parliament (Meta)
Albania
• Berisha blames Rama for Ballist Morina extradition (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Ana Brnabić: ‘I do not want to be branded Serbia’s gay PM’ (The Guardian)

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Vucic: Serbs are not ready, but it’s time for new path (B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has emphasized that, in regard to Kosovo, he wants to start on a new path. Although the Serbs are not ready for that, he will not ease up, he said. “It’s easy to say, go and fight for Kosovo. However that always led us to war. I want to start a […]

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Tadic: Vucic should take over responsibility, Djuric, Vulin react (Fonet, RTS)

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An idea of President Vucic to open “an internal dialogue” on Kosovo is “a bizarre act” stated to Fonet, former President of Serbia, Boris Tadic, pointing out that one cannot call for a dialogue on important topics such as identity and integrity of a state, without establishing a dialogue on all other topics. Tadic also […]

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Thaci: U.S. presence in the Balkans, crucial for peace (media)

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Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, met today in Pristina with U.S. Congressman Devin Nunes, who chairs the U.S. Congress Intelligence Committee, and George Pappas, senior advisor to the Intelligence Committee, and the U.S. Ambassador in Kosovo, Greg Delawie. President Thaci thanked Nunes for the U.S. continuous support for Kosovo. “We are partners and friends, we have […]

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Ramush Haradinaj meets key Kosovo Serb representative (Gazeta Express)

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Citing sources, the news website that Ramush Haradinaj, PAN coalition’s candidate for Prime Minister of Kosovo, met today in Pristina with Milan Radojicic, one of the leading figures of the Kosovo Serb community. Sources said Haradinaj and Radojicic discussed the inclusion of the Serbian List in a new government that would be led by Haradinaj […]

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Slobodan Petovic again elected President of Autonomous Liberal Party (SLS) – (Kontakt plus radio)

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Slobodan Petrovic, was elected again as a President of the Autonomous Liberal Party (SLS) at yesterday’s session in Gracanica, Kontakt plus radio reported today. Also, other members of the party’s leadership were elected, four vice-presidents, Bojan Stojanovic, Boban Stankovic, Sandra Djokic and Bojana Todorovic. Chief of the party’s Executive Board is Nebojsa Rasic, while the […]

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Stojanovic: Serbs from Kosovo support initiative for internal dialogue (Kontakt plus radio)

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Outgoing Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Branimir Stojanovic stated today that Serbs from Kosovo support an initiative of the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic on internal dialogue on Kosovo, Kontakt plus radio reported. “We have full trust in the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic and initiative for a dialogue, as we know he had made decisions, so […]

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How dialogue could influence Vucic’s rating? (Danas)

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Aleksandar Vucic’s call for internal dialogue on Kosovo should not hamper his rating or rating of his political party, Danas daily reports today. However, if citizens have even the slightest feelings that the dialogue goes in direction to recognize Kosovo it would negatively affect his popularity, Danas interlocutor pointed out. Factor plus Agency Director, Vladimir […]

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First-time deputies (Kosovo 2.0)

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Meet some of the novices entering Kosovo’s Assembly. Singers, lawyers, teachers, actors, journalists, economists, doctors, municipal mayors and even professional politicians, those who have never held another professional role, are amongst Kosovo’s 120 newly elected Assembly members. Having a broad-base of professional experiences, as well as backgrounds and ages, is often seen as the democratic ideal; […]

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Dacic for “delimitation” of Kosovo’s Serb and Albanian areas (Blic, Tanjug, B92)

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Ivica Dacic says “delimitation to what is Serbian and what is Albanian” is one possible permanent compromise solution in the dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija. In an article he wrote for the daily Blic on Monday, quoted by Beta, the Foreign Minister and first Deputy PM wrote that he will “check the possibility of delimitation […]

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