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Belgrade Media Report 10 July

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LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: I gave transcript to Chepurin (Beta/Blic)
• Merkel to Brnabic: Rule of law, Kosovo, Serbia’s EU accession landmarks (Beta)
• Odalovic hopes new court will provide at least some answers (Novosti/Tanjug)
• Serbian Foreign Ministry: Membership of “Kosovo” in WCO suspended (RTS/Beta)
• What is Serbia’s future in Kosovo and Kosovo’s in Serbia (Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Reactions to B&H CC’s decision on HNS’ proposal of changes to Election Law (TV1)
• Covic: Decision of B&H CC on provisions of Election Law is logical (Dnevni avaz)
• Plenkovic: Croatia expects implementation of changes to Election Law of B&H (Hayat)
• Covic: I am not pleased with work of any level of authority (Dnevni avaz)
• Covic and Ivantsov discuss current political situation in B&H (Nezavisne)
• Dodik: B&H will collapse and disappear on its own (Vecernji list)
• Srebrenica prepares for 11 July commemoration in Potocari (N1)
Croatia
• Croatian and Bosnian governments hold joint session in Sarajevo (Vecernji list)
• Slovenia hopes Merkel and Macron will pressure Croatia (Index.hr)
fYROM
• Dimitrov and Zaharieva are putting finishing touches on the Agreement for good neighborly relations (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev’s silence raises doubts as to whether he is selling out the country (Meta)
• Ahmeti: Joining NATO under the temporary reference and then the solution of the name dispute (Meta)
Albania
• What does the Albanian co-governance platform contain? (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Central European States Urge EU to Speed up Enlargement in West Balkans (Reuters)

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Braathu: First fighting of corruption then visa liberalization (RTK)

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The OSCE Mission in Kosovo in cooperation with the German government, launched today the second project on strengthening capacities of Kosovo institutions in fighting serious corruption “Development of capacities of Kosovo agencies and Special Prosecution in fighting corruption of the high level.” German Ambassador to Kosovo, Angelika Viets, said that corruption of the high level […]

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LDK rejects Haradinaj’s invitation to meeting (Kosovapress)

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Leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa, said he does not plan to attend a meeting with the leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj. Mustafa said the LDK would not enter any type of coalition with the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). Instead, Mustafa said they […]

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Haradinaj invites Vetevendosje and LDK to meeting (Kosovapress)

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Candidate for prime minister from PAN coalition and leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj, said in a press conference today that the new government of Kosovo will be formed in record time and that he has sent a letter to Vetevendosje and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) asking […]

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B92: EU “losing Balkans – possibly with fatal consequences” (Presse)

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This is according to the Vienna-based daily Presse, that cites “warnings” about the EU “losing the Western Balkans” that have been “piling up in various publications.” Media interests in the region is increasing, reporters are being sent there and reports published, says Presse. The magazine Europaische Rundschau – “which never let the Balkans out if […]

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AAK’s Selmanaj: PAN has sufficient votes to form government (media)

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Member of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) leadership, Rasim Selmanaj, said after the meeting of the party’s highest body that the PAN coalition has sufficient votes to form the new government of Kosovo. Selmanaj said everything will be clarified next week and that Serbian List and other communities will be part of […]

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B92: Croatia to have some role concerning Kosovo army (Večernje Novosti)

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Croatia will not directly engage in the formation of the Kosovo army – as has been announced by candidate for Kosovo PM Alibin Kurti, writes Vecernje Novosti. However, the daily – that refers to Kurti as “the leader of the Self-Determination” – adds that it learned from “well-informed military and political circles in Zagreb” that […]

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Štrpce/Shtërpcë: Employees conditionally convicted, ordered to pay Kosovo 150 thousand euros (Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio, TV Most)

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Basic Court in Ferizaj / Uroševac sentenced six workers of the Public Company “National Park Šar Planina”, which functioned in the system of the Republic of Serbia,  with the conditional sentence of imprisonment and ordered them to pay EUR 150,000   for the offense of devastation of forest. “The decision made by the court in Uroševac […]

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Foreign Ministry rebuts reports Kosovo was suspended from WCO (Klan Kosova)

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Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement rebutting reports from the Serbian Foreign Ministry saying Kosovo was suspended by the World Customs Organization (WCO).  Kosovo authorities said Serbia, backed by Russia, failed to dispute Kosovo’s full membership to WCO and that Kosovo remains a full-fledged member of the organization since January 2017.

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CEC submits to President Thaci decision on certification of election results (Kosovapress)

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Central Election Commission (CEC) has submitted decision to certify election results to President Hashim Thaci whose duty is now to call the first session of the Assembly within 30 days. A copy of the CEC decision was also sent to the Assembly of Kosovo.

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OSCE Broadcast 10 July

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• OSCE empowers institutions to combat high-level corruption (KOHA.net)
• PAN to propose Veseli as candidate for Assembly Speaker (Klan Kosova & RTK1)
• Lekaj: PAN will form government (Klan Kosova)
• Pacolli: AKR will not join PAN (Klan Kosova)
• Procedures for constituting institutions start on Monday (RTK1)

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UNMIK Headlines 10 July

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• Haradinaj to try to form government through individual MPs (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo at a crossroad (Zeri)
• Apostolova: Leaders to form a strong government to tackle reforms (Zeri)
• Brnabic: Serbia to talk to anyone who represents Kosovo (RTK)
• Veseli, PAN’s candidate for Assembly Speaker (Zeri)
• Negotiations for creation of new government start (Epoka e Re)

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