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Serbia’s foreign minister calls for compromise over Kosovo (Reuters)

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BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’s foreign minister and a top ally of President Aleksandar Vucic has suggested a compromise to end a conflict over Kosovo, the newest independent European state that is blocking Serbia’s hopes of European Union membership. Serbia, where many regard Kosovo as the cradle of their nation and Orthodox Christian faith, refuses to […]

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Belgrade Media Report 14 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 14 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Kosovo, Russia crucial in EU accession negotiations (Beta)
• Dacic: Massacre of innocent children message there is no room for Serbs in Kosovo (RTS/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Delineation with the Albanians, churches like on Mt. Athos (Novosti)
• Dacic: Putin will also agree to delineation of Kosovo (Alo)
• Djuric: Serb List – project of national interest (RTS/Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic welcomes Vucic’s upcoming visit to Sarajevo (Glas Srpske)
• Durakovic’s proposal of declaration on recognition, tolerance and protection of cultural identity and mother languages of Bosniaks and Serbs arrives to Vucic’s address (TV1)
• Dodik: RS authorities will do everything to prevent violence (Srna)
• Dodik: RS interested in how issue of Kosovo will be resolved (RTRS)
• Izetbegovic: B&H Presidency reacted on time when it comes to Peljesac Bridge (Hayat)
Croatia
• Kovac says only Bosniaks voiced their opinion about Peljesac Bridge, claims this is not official policy of B&H (Hina)
• Farmers protest against government’s capitulation in trade dispute (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Vladimir Jokovic new president of SNP (CDM)
• Montenegro remains a regional stability promoter (CDM)
fYROM
• Osmani: The road to Brussels leads through the Ohrid Framework Agreement and the Law for languages (Telma)
• VMRO-DPMNE files no-confidence motion against Culture Minister Alagjozovski (MIA)
Albania
• President Meta receives US Senate fact-finding delegation (ATA)
• Albania-Macedonia police cooperation model for other countries (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Kosovo Partition May Solve Historic Dispute, Serb Deputy PM Says (Bloomberg)
• Serbia Has No Desire to Join NATO, Urges Partners to Respect State’s Neutrality (Sputnik)

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What Kosovo Can(‘t) Expect from Vucic’s Call for Dialogue (Balkan Insight)

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By: Gezim Krasniqi Far from signaling a new era in Serbia-Kosovo relations, Vucic’s recent call to ‘get real’ on the issue could lead to attempts to redraw borders. While optimists may have welcomed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s recent call for an internal debate within Serbia about Kosovo, seasoned observers fear the move will serve to […]

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“Water supply to Pec Patriarchate intentionally cut off” (Vecernje Novosti, Kontkat Plus Radio)

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The sisterhood of the Pec Patriarchate, Serbian Orthodox Church Monastery, during the summer months and in particular over the last few days, in addition to living in isolation and without Serb population in a near vicinity, are also affected by a water supply issue, more respectively with almost permanent water restrictions, Novosti daily reported. Mother […]

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Vetevendosje will not participate at consultative meeting (RTK)

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Vetevendosje movement MP, Driton Caushi, said after the interruption of the constitutive session of the Assembly of Kosovo that his party will not attend the consultative meeting with PAN coalition, called by the chairman of the session, Adem Mikullovci. He however stressed that they would consider Avdullah Hoti’s request for a roundtable where the possibilities […]

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Đurić: Srpska Lista is project of national importance (TV Most)

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Director of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo, Marko Đurić had a meeting today in Belgrade with the representatives of the ten Serbian majority municipalities from Kosovo regarding the upcoming local elections in Kosovo and on “how significant it would be for the Srpska Lista to confirm and strengthen the political unity of Serbian people […]

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Western powers concerned at Kosovo political deadlock (Euractiv)

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Leading western powers voiced concern yesterday(13 August)at political deadlock in Kosovo,which has still not formed a government two months after snap elections in the tiny country,a former Serbian province. Britain,France,Germany,Italy and United States said it was“the responsibility of Kosovo’s leaders”to form a parliament and government https://www.euractiv.com/section/enlargement/news/western-powers-concerned-at-kosovo-political-deadlock/llowing the June ballots.

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Stanković: There is no parallel between the problem of the Serbs in Kosovo and the three municipalities in the south of Serbia (Politika, RFE)

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President of the Coordination Body of the Serbian Government for Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa Zoran Stanković states that that there is no parallel between solving the problem of the Serbs in Kosovo and local self-governments in the south of Serbia where Albanians live. – There is no parallel between the resolution of the problem of […]

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LDK proposes a round-table to address the Constitutional Court (RTK)

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Head of the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Avdullah Hoti, proposed today a round-table of the political parties to discuss the manner of addressing the Constitutional Court, with regards to the unblocking of the works of the Assembly. “It is well known that PAN is the blocker. I hail the statement […]

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Except for PAN, AKR MPs and Rugova do not attend Assembly session (RTK)

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MPs of the PDK-AAK-NISMA (PAN) coalition are not the only ones that are not attending the Kosovo Assembly constitutive session today. MP’s from Behxhet Pacolli’s Alliance for New Kosovo (AKR), are also not attending the session called by the chairman of the session, Adem Mikullovci. RTK also reports that Kosovo Assembly MP from the Democratic […]

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Rakić: We are not afraid of the new parliamentary elections in Kosovo (Blic)

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President of the Serbian List Goran Rakić says that they are not afraid of possible new parliamentary elections in Kosovo, but that he will not speculate whether there will be the new ones. – I would not speculate. We said that we are ready to participate, Rakić said in response to the question of whether […]

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Dacic: Russia would support delimitation with Kosovo, if it is our official stance (Tanjug, Dnevnik)

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Russia would support the idea on delimitation with Kosovo if it becomes an official stance of Serbia, said the leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) and Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, adding he is exposed to constant attacks ever since he mentioned division of Kosovo, Serbian media reported. “They call me a traitor, […]

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