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Kosovo Roma seek justice for lead-poisoned children (AFP)

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Mitrovica, Kosovo, Aug 8, 2017 (AFP) – Kosovo’s Roma minority “are not treated as humans,” laments Florim Masurica, who is seeking justice for his disabled son, one of the children suffering from suspected lead-poisoning contracted at post-war United Nations camps. Kosovo’s pro-independence ethnic Albanian rebels saw Roma people as guilty of cooperation with Serbs during the 1998-1999 conflict — a gratuitous accusation as Roma largely kept out of […]

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Belgrade Media Report 08 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 8 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Selakovic on announced Declaration with RS and Kosovo dialogue (RTS)
• Ljajic: We do not want a trade war with Croatia (RTS)
• EC on dispute with Croatia: Everyone must honor obligations (Beta)
• Stanojkovic pays visit to ICTY (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Ministers of region send letter to EC and ask it to get engaged in solving of this problem because SAA was violated (TV1/BHT1/Hayat)
Croatia
• Tolusic invites neighboring countries’ ministers to meet in Croatia (HRT)
• HGK and numerous Croatia’s companies are against Tolusic’s rules (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro
• They know each other so they exchange insults (Dnevne novine)
fYROM
• Greek FM Kotzias to visit Skopje on 31 August (MIA)
• SDSM: The refugee strategy is a continuation of the one that was adopted in 2008 (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Iranian regime’s Balkans-centered efforts under scrutiny (Iran News Update)
• Republic of Macedonia Eyes NATO to Ward Off Russian Interference (Bloomberg)

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Hoxhaj: Veseli, PAN’s only candidate for Assembly Speaker (media)

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Deputy leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Enver Hoxhaj, said after e meeting of the party leadership that Kadri Veseli remains the only candidate for Kosovo Assembly speaker and that the decision on whether to take part in the Assembly’s constitutive session scheduled for Thursday will be announced tomorrow.

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Bahtiri hails joint efforts of Albanian and Serb firefighters in putting out fires in Mitrovica region (Klan Kosova)

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Mitrovica Mayor, Agim Bahtiri, has commended the efforts of Albanian and Serb firefighters in putting out wildfires that broke out in the region of Mitrovica over the weekend. He said cooperation between Serb and Albanian firefighters should serve as an example of how municipalities can work together and serve their residents, regardless of ethnic background.

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Tahiri: Resumption of dialogue with Serbia, Kosovo’s priority (Indeksonline)

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Kosovo’s Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri, said it was paramount for Kosovo to form new institutions to address pressing internal and external issues. “Brussels dialogue is among these priorities and is important because it serves peace, neighbourhood and Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic integrations”, Tahiri said.

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First joint drill with NATO to be held on Serbian soil (Radio Free Europe, Tanjug, B92)

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Radio Free Europe (RSE) reported that the first joint military drill with NATO member-states is planned to be held in Serbia in October 2018. According to the media this exercise would represent a political move forward in Serbia’s cooperation with NATO. RSE also said that after 20 military drills where Serbia took part mainly as […]

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Selakovic: Dialogue on Kosovo ongoing in satisfactory manner (RTS, TV Most)

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Secretary General of the President of Serbia, Nikola Selakovic, stated that the invitation of the President Vucic for internal dialogue on Kosovo is the most important political topic, adding the President is pleased with the way his initiative echoed in the public, RTS reported. According to him, two different opinions are mostly heard, the one […]

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Marsicanin – Dialogue to make truth visible (Radio-Television of Vojvodina)

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Adviser to the Leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), Dragan Marsicanin thinks the party should accept the invitation of Aleksandar Vucic for internal dialogue on Kosovo in order “to  make the truth visible, and unveil illusions about the patriotic character of the authorities.” “In my opinion, dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija, if […]

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Rakic: Srpska Lista did not make any decision on coalitions (Tanjug, Blic)

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Srpska Lista, in order to prevent ill-intended creation of a confusion in the public, emphasizes once more, that the Serb political representatives did not make a decision to enter into any coalition in Kosovo, Serbian media reported late yesterday. “Srpska Lista supports establishment of the institutions in Kosovo and Metohija in line with the electoral […]

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German Embassy: Institutions to be formed ASAP, Kosovo has no time to lose (Telegrafi)

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The German Embassy in Pristina told the news website that Kosovo needs to form the new institutions as soon as possible and that it has no time to lose in this regard. What is the position of the German Embassy in Pristina about delays in forming the institutions, the Assembly and Government, after the 11 […]

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UNMIK Headlines 8 August

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• PAN: Decision to call Thursday’s session, arbitrary; LDK hails it (Zeri)
• Serbian List to attend Assembly’s Thursday session (Kosova Sot)
• Analysts: Thaci should step in to resolve deadlock (Zeri/RFE)
• Pacolli reiterates calls for a broad-based government (Epoka e Re)
• Viets: Germany will continue support for Kosovo (Zeri)
• Mustafa does not replace PDK ministers (Koha)
• Citaku reacts to Twitter post by Russian Foreign Ministry (media)

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