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Bishop Teodosije: Mitrovic’s arrest to be clarified as soon as possible (Tanjug)

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Bishop of Raska-Prizren Eparchy, Teodosije appealed today that the arrest case of Bogdan Mitrovic should be clarified as soon as possible in cooperation with the international representatives in Kosovo, as Serbs, in particular those wishing to rebuild their properties see this act as yet another kind of pressure by the Kosovo institutions against citizens of […]

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Belgrade Media Report 31 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 31 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Discussion on long term relations between Serbs and Albanians (Tanjug)
• National dialogue on Kosovo: Still no concrete moves (Beta)
• New crisis in Serbian-Macedonian relations: A spy & diplomatic thriller (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Osmanovic to Croatian Minister Butkovic: There are legal obstacles to construction of the Peljesac Bridge (klix.ba)
• Pendes, Jelec meet EUFOR Operation Commander Everard (Oslobodjenje)
• SIPA arrests Wahhabi movement member, directly linked to recently deported Jasmin Hadzic; Wahhabi movement member arrested in Gacko too (TV1/ATV)
Croatia
• Tudjman: Islamic terrorism started in B&H (N1/Globus)
Montenegro
• A call no one responds to (CDM)
fYROM
• Kotzias in an official visit in Skopje with meetings with the state leadership and the political parties (Meta)
Albania
• CIA report for Albania: Active point of drug trafficking (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Croatia Fascist Slogan Threatens to Topple Govt (BIRN)

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EU Press Release on Vucic-Thaci meeting

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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted this morning in Brussels another meeting with the Presidents Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo and Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia. Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted this morning in Brussels another meeting with […]

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Vucic: We see small chance for solution, but it is worth continuing (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, following the meeting with Hashim Thaci in Brussels, stated that the talks about the long-term relations between Serbs and Albanians are open, Tanjug news agency reported. Vucic, also said that he mentioned the issue of Bogdan Mitrovic arrest in Suva Reka, during the meeting. Serbian President added that the agreement on […]

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Krivokapic:  No one knows when integrated judiciary would revive (Kontkat plus radio)

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A judge, Jelena Krivokapic, stated that decent citizens are the biggest losers due to postponement of the implementation of the agreement on the integrated judiciary in Kosovo, Kontakt plus radio reported. Krivokapic also said, at this moment, no one knows when the integrated judiciary shall revive. “We should start solving the problem. That is crucial […]

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President Thaci talks to reporters after meeting Vucic (Insajderi)

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Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, addressed the media after his meeting with Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, in Brussels today. Thaci said he discussed the possibility of resuming dialogue and its conclusion with the recognition of the Republic of Kosovo. “We need to initiate dialogue and conclude it as soon as possible with an agreement in line […]

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About Kosovo membership to Interpol on 26 September (Insajder)

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Kosovo Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa and Minister of Internal Affairs, Skender Hyseni are optimistic that Kosovo would join Interpol at the event scheduled for 26 September in Beijing, Serbian informative portal Insajder reported yesterday late in the afternoon. PM Mustafa said he has received invitation to attend the Interpol Assembly as a Prime Minister, where […]

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Pressure grows: EU also to raise Russian Center issue (Vecernje Novosti, B92)

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The EU, too, intends to press Serbia over the Serbian-Russian Humanitarian Center (RSHC), Vecernje Novosti daily reported today. The Belgrade newspaper adds that the shutting down of the center, located in southern Serbia, could be made a condition for chapter 31 in Serbia’s EU accession negotiations. According to the report, “Brussels could ask Serbia, as […]

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UNMIK Headlines 31 August

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• Thaci’s initiative for unity team, not supported (Koha Ditore)
• U.S. Senator Johnson visited Kosovo, met Thaci and Mustafa (Koha)
• “President Thaci demands a more dynamic dialogue” (Epoka)
• Mustafa accuses political opponents and former U.S. Ambassadors (Epoka)
• Tim Judah: Thaci has never been in a weaker position (Lajmi)
• Shala: Kosovo Assembly to be constituted during first week of September (Zeri)

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‘Day of the Disappeared’ Commemorated Across Balkans (Balkan Insight)

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Events to mark the International Day of the Disappeared in Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Serbia sought to raise awareness that 12,000 people are still missing from the 1990s wars. Flowers were laid and candles lit across the former Yugoslavia at events to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared on Wednesday in a bid to […]

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Report: Public trust in Kosovo’s justice system is declining (Prishtina Insight)

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There has been a decline in the positive public perception of judicial institutions in Kosovo, claims a new report from the Group for Legal and Political Studies, GLPS. Police — which until lately had enjoyed the most respect in the eyes of the public — suffered the most significant decline in public opinion. Courts and […]

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Belgrade Media Report 30 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 30 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Johnson: Without immunity for RSHC in Nis; Vucic: It’s our decision to make (RTS/Beta)
• Djuric: Inexpressible pain and disappointment of families of missing (Tanjug)
• Kuburovic to request ICTY to release Mladic to Serbia for medical treatment (Tanjug)
• Vucic, Thaci, Mogherini to have informal meeting in Brussels (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Leaders of SNSD, DNS, SP will demand from RS Assembly to adopt document on neutral military status (RTRS/TV1)
• Snjegota: Information in audit report are true (Nezavisne/RTRS)
• Inzko attends roundtable discussing status of Serbs in HNC (TV1/FTV)
• SIPA is arresting members of Wahhabi movement (Dnevni avaz)
fYROM
• Dimitrov: The process for resolving the name dispute has just begun (Meta)
• Anevski hands in his resignation due to family reasons (Meta)
• Ljiljana Spasoska is appointed as Acting Public Prosecutor (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• As Crisis Brews in the Balkans, the West Looks On (Stratfor)

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