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Belgrade Media Report 10 August

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 10 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Government welcomes decision of Croatia (RTS/Tanjug)
• Vucic: Not enough courage for amending the Constitution (B92/Beta/TV Pink/FoNet)
• Vucic: I will present my opinion on Kosovo and Metohija by end of year (RTS)
• Markovic: Montenegro can be a leader in the Western Balkans (Novi Magazin)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Sarovic: I expect agreement with Croatia will be reached soon (Nezavisne)
• SDA and HDZ B&H get in conflict over construction of Peljesac bridge, Serbs do not want to get involved (EuroBlic)
Croatia
• Croatia has given in and is returning the old prices for the control over the fruits and the vegetables (T-Portal)
fYROM
• VMRO-DPMNE requests no-confidence vote against Dimitrov (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Bosnia’s Muslims, Jews, Christians chide politicians (Reuters)

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PAN calls for another consultative meeting (Telegrafi)

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Deputy leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Enver Hoxhaj, said PAN coalition insists on the Kosovo Assembly constitutive session chairman calling a consultative meeting of parliamentary parties in order to reach agreement on when to hold the next session of the Assembly.  

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Source: Next Assembly session to take place on Monday (Koha)

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Sources told KTV that the next session of the Assembly is to take place on Monday and that the invitations to MPs are expected to be delivered today. In addition, the chairman of the Kosovo Assembly’s constitutive session, Adem Mikullovci from Vetevendosje, will not be calling any more consultative meetings.

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“Vucic under investigation of Anti-Corruption Agency” (Danas)

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The Anti-Corruption Agency could warn publicly Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic as he at least, seven times, misused the Prime Minister function speaking about the activities of the Serbian Government during his presidential campaign, Danas daily reported today. According to Danas, Anti-Corruption Agency confirmed there is “a verification process ongoing” as to see whether Vucic breached […]

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Konjufca: We do not support Veseli for Assembly Speaker (Kosovapress)

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Vetevendosje’s Glauk Konjufca said during today’s constitutive session of the Assembly that PAN is intentionally boycotting the sessions because it does not have enough votes to elect speaker. “They don’t have the numbers. They don’t want to be in the opposition. We are tired of hearing them say they’re election winners and have the votes. […]

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Kosovo Assembly meets, PAN boycotts session (Koha)

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Today’s constitutive session of the Kosovo Assembly was declared closed by its chairman Adem Mikullovci after members of the PAN coalition decided to boycott it. Mikullovci said he would soon announce the date for the next session. Representatives of Vetevendosje and LAA coalition accused PAN that for blocking the process of forming new institutions.

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Prosecution for KLA crimes to raise indictment against Daut Haradinaj (Sputnik)

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Sputnik daily reported, quoting reliable sources, that in addition to the crimes Daut Haradinaj has committed while in KLA uniform, he could be hold responsible for connections with Al-Qaida and DAESH. The name of Daut Haradinaj, brother of the current nominee to form the Kosovo Government, Ramush Haradinaj, would be on the first indictment of […]

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Mustafa doesn’t view Pacolli’s statement as ultimatum (RTK)

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Leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa, said the statement of the New Kosovo Alliance (AKR) leader, Behgjet Pacolli, that he gave LDK and Vetevendosje ten days to come up with concrete proposals to overcome the current institutional deadlock or he would leave the LAA coalition is not an ultimatum but simply […]

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Rakic: Serbs in local elections under one flag (Danas)

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Srpska Lista is not an ordinary political party, but an institution gathering all Serbs, who have Serbia in their hearts and the better life of Serbs in Kosovo as their priority, said Chair of the Srpska Lista, Goran Rakic, Danas daily reported. He also underlined that Srpska Lista will take part in the forthcoming local […]

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Vucic: There is no courage enough to change Constitution (BETA, B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, stated he sees there is no courage in Serbia enough to change the Constitution and warned it could block Serbia’s road to the EU. He added, that those who do not wish to change the Constitution want that everything remains as it is, while those who want to change the Constitution […]

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Vucic: Two biggest nations in Balkans should build peace (RTS, Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said early today that as far as dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina is concerned, “nothing is finished.” “I cannot talk about something that’s over, but I can talk about something important for the future of Serbia. If we can do it, and I know that there are small prospects, I know […]

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Can there be institutions in Kosovo without PDK? (Prishtina Insight)

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By: Shpend Kursani Decisions made by institutions under the influence of PDK in 2014 led to the current political stalemate. But the vote tally points to a way out. Anybody following elections in most Western Balkan countries has most likely encountered a the keyword: ‘institutional crisis.’ It is no different with the recent elections in […]

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