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Belgrade Media Report 01 August

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 1 August 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Dialogue doesn’t mean Kosovo recognition (Tanjug/Beta/B92)
• Оdalovic: Broadening internal dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
• Tadic denies advocating UN chair for Pristina (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Zvizdic: B&H CoM is fully functional (TV1)
• Cvijanovic: Zvizdic accuses others of his own failures (Srna)
• SDA: We will not give up on our motion before B&H CC in order to protect Bosniaks in RS (Glas Srpkse)
• Moore pays farewell visit to Cvijanovic (Srna)
• Moore: Bosnian language exists for centuries and there must be no discrimination in RS (Fena)
fYROM
• Zaev and Borisov sign friendship agreement (MIA)
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Might Vucic Become Serbia’s de Gaulle on Kosovo? (BIRN)
• Macedonia, Bulgaria sign treaty to improve ties (Reuters)

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Might Vucic Become Serbia’s de Gaulle on Kosovo? (BIRN)

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The Serbian President’s recent words on Kosovo invite intriguing comparisons with those of another nationalist in another time. Marcus Tanner BIRN, London Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s comment article on Kosovo in the newspaper Blic some days ago has set Balkan watchers talking. In a signed article, the most powerful man in Belgrade said it was […]

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Tadic: It is a lie, I want Kosovo to become UN member (BETA, Blic)

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Former President of Serbia, and leader of SDS party, Boris Tadic refuted today claims that he is pledging for Kosovo to get a seat in the UN. “It is a lie that I am pledging for Kosovo to get a seat in the UN. The truth is that I said, commenting on proposition journalist made […]

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United Serbia (JS) will take part in dialogue on Kosovo (Tanjug, Politika)

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Leader of United Serbia (JS) party, Dragan Markovic aka Palma, stated JS will take part in the dialogue on Kosovo, because its aim is to find a solution that would take into consideration reality on the ground but also interests of Serbia and Serbian population, more respectively ethnic right of Albanians and historic right of […]

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Police investigates threatening graffiti in Pristina (media)

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Kosovo Police are investigating graffiti daubed on the walls of one of University of Pristina faculties against President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, Mayor of Pristina Shpend Ahmeti, and the head of Kosovo’s Islamic Community Naim Ternava. The graffiti was discovered today and it threatens the three officials with death for allowing the construction of a […]

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Krasniqi: Government of Kosovo will not be voted on Thursday (RTK)

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Deputy leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Memli Krasniqi, said today that the PAN coalition has sufficient votes to constitute the new Assembly and the government but added that the second will not be formed this Thursday, 3 August. “I don’t believe the government will be voted on Thursday”, Krasniqi said.  

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“Albanians plotting conflict between Serbia and Macedonia” (Novosti, B92)

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Serbian intelligence services have received information of a risk of tension between Serbia and Macedonia, “in which Albanians would be involved.” Apart from them, “a part of the authorities in Macedonia” is included in this scenario, Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti writes. The newspaper said it learned that “the plan is for well-armed groups of Albanians […]

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Ivanovic: Persistently to push dialogue forward (Fonet, Danas)

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Leader of the Civic Initiative Freedom, Democracy, Justice (GI SDP) Oliver Ivanovic expressed hope that President Vucic would remain persistent to push the dialogue forward, Fonet and Danas daily reported. Ivanovic also recalled that prime ministers Zoran Djindjic and Vojislav Kostunica had idea of wide talks about Kosovo, as well as the Serbian President Boris […]

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Kurti: New Assembly President should not be a controversial figure (Koha)

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Vetevendosje’s candidate for Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, said today that the PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition is trying to create a majority in parliament by forming a government that will depend on Belgrade’s policy vis-à-vis Kosovo and buying off certain MPs by damaging state-building and democracy in Kosovo. Kurti said Vetevendosje MPs would attend the constitutive session of […]

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Serbian Prime Minister to meet with US Vice President Michael Pence (B92)

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Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic will take part in the US-Adriatic Charter meeting on Wednesday in Podgorica, Montenegro, the Serbian Government has announced, B92 reported. While in Podgorica, Brnabic will hold a bilateral meeting with US Vice President Michael Pence, while her participation in the working session “will be an opportunity to discuss issues of […]

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OSCE Broadcast 31 July

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• Mustafa: PAN has neither votes nor people (RTK)
• PAN convinced it has numbers (All monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• PAN does not know date for Government’s formation (RTK)
• Germany supports any parliamentary majority that forms future government, VV says (KTV)
• Constitutional Court 2014 judgement contains obscurities for constitution of Assembly (KTV)
• Kosovo Serbs support Vucic’s idea (RTK1)

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UNMIK Headlines 1 August

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• Stavileci: We have secured enough votes for new institutions (Epoka e Re)
• Mustafa: PAN doesn’t have enough votes (media)
• Contradiction over votes within PAN (Koha)
• Kurti: Vetevendosje to heal peoples’ wounds (Epoka e Re)
• Collaku: Dacic’s ideas, dangerous to regional stability (Epoka e Re/RFE)
• Non-profit foundation gives USD 1.5 million for prevention of extremism (Zeri)

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