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Belgrade Media Report 02 August

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 2 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Government to take part in Kosovo dialogue (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Critics of my proposal would hand over entire Kosovo (Tanjug)
• Simic: Serb List to make moves in agreement with Belgrade (RTS)
• Djuric and Rakic discuss situation in Kosovo (Tanjug)
• Sutanovac: Let Vucic first present his platform on Kosovo (Politika)
• Government dismisses dean of displaced Pristina University (Tanjug/RTS/Politika/Novosti)
• Chepurin: Someone is trying to cause damage to Serbia over RSHC (Novosti/B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Zvizdic meets Brnabic, Markovic in Podgorica (Srna/Fena)
• Serbia, B&H, Montenegro and Macedonia to file joint complaint with Brussels due to Croatia’s new import taxes (Al Jazeera)
• OHR: Official documents of RS must recognize term ‘Bosnian language’ (TV1/N1)
• Minister Borovac: Denial of right to use language undermines DPA (Hayat)
Montenegro
• Pence: Montenegro’s courage amid Russia’s pressure inspires the world (CDM)
fYROM
• Gruevski tells Borisov that VMRO-DPMNE will not support the Agreement (MIA)
• EU: Agreement with Bulgaria is strengthening Macedonia’s EU perspectives (Meta)
• Government agreed to call upon additional coordination for the Law for languages (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbian Leader’s Dialogue Offer ‘Likely to Fail’ (BIRN)

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Pence: Kosovo to join NATO (Zeri/RTK)

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The U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that his country want to see Kosovo part of NATO. Kosovo will very soon join NATO. He said the U.S. will be engaged in eliminating all obstacles for Kosovo becoming full-fledged member of the Adriatic Charter and NATO. “The U.S. continues to support dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia […]

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Djuric and Rakic met in Belgrade today (KoSSev portal, RTK 2)

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Chair of Srpska Lista, Goran Rakic and Director of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo, Marko Djuric met today in Belgrade, Serbian media reported. Statement of the Office for Kosovo said the two officials spoke about the political situation in Kosovo and the position of the Srpska Lista in regard to the establishment of new […]

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Brnabic: Government will take part in dialogue (European Western Balkans portal)

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Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic stated today in Podgorica that the Serbian Government will take part in internal dialogue on Kosovo. She made this remark while talking to the media representatives in Podgorica, adding her strongest impression is the dialogue on Kosovo has already started and this initiative of the President Vucic is very successful. […]

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Someone’s trying to cause damage to Serbia over Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Centre (B92, Vecernje Novosti)

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The Russian ambassador believes the reason for not solving the issue of the RSHC is “the desire of some forces to cause additional damage to Serbia”. “By undermining this center, these forces are trying to show that there are other bosses of this country, rather than the Serbs. However, only Belgrade should make a sovereign […]

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Minister: Kosovo not sliding towards energy crisis (Koha/Kosovapress)

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Minister of Economic Development, Blerand Stavileci, said there is no room for panic with regards to concerns over Kosovo’s energy supply. Stavileci said relevant institutions have undertaken all necessary actions to ensure electricity supply. Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Ferat Shala, said his ministry is implementing the law on expropriation but until its full […]

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Division, autonomy, Cyprus model: These are latest proposals for Kosovo (Blic)

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While President Vucic is calling for an internal dialogue on Kosovo and considers how to resolve the Kosovo issue, certain scenarios, how to overcome this problem are already surfacing, Blic daily reported today. Division of Kosovo, personal and territorial autonomy, Cyprus model, economic co-operation and membership of Kosovo in international organizations, these are some of […]

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Decision on Kosovo status only after justice is served for KLA crimes (KIM radio)

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Association of Families of Kidnapped and Murdered Persons in Kosovo, in a letter sent to the Serbian President, requested that the final decision on Kosovo status is made only after “Special Court convicts KLA commanders.” According to the letter, only after that, an agreement with “honest Albanians” is possible to the benefit of both, the […]

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Sutanovac: Vucic to present his platform on Kosovo (Dnevnik)

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Leader of Democratic Party (DS), Dragan Sutanovac, commenting on a public call of Aleksandar Vucic for internal dialogue on Kosovo, said Serbian President should present his platform, Serbian daily reported. Sutanovic also stated DS party did not receive an official invitation for talks, but it will consider it, once it arrives. We insist that the […]

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Kosovo government approves Interpol membership bid (Klan Kosova)

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Kosovo government in today’s meeting approved in principle Interpol membership bid. Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj said all necessary measures were undertaken to secure support for Kosovo’s membership during Interpol’s General Assembly session in September. “Of 190 countries, we need the support of 110 for Kosovo to become member of Interpol. There are many countries that […]

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Kosovo’s Interpol bid: Interior Minister Hyseni travels to New York (RTK)

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Kosovo’s Interior Minister, Skender Hyseni, is in New York to lobby for Kosovo’s membership to Interpol. Hyseni is expected meet a number of permanent representatives from UN member states. Yesterday, Hyseni met representatives from Uruguay, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Senegal and he is reported to have received support for Kosovo’s Interpol membership.

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Srpska Lista: Steps in agreement with Belgrade (Tanjug, RTS, RTV)

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The Serb MPs will be present at tomorrow’s constitutive Assembly session in Pristina, while Srpska Lista will make its political moves “in accordance with Belgrade”, said Igor Simic, MP member from the list, Serbian media reported today. Simic also said representatives of the Serb people cannot chose who would represent Albanians within the institutions, as […]

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