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Belgrade Media Report 16 August

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 16 August 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic represents Serbia at UN Security Council session in New York (Beta/Tanjug/RTS)
• Vulin asks Russian Ambassador that Russia blocks Kosovo’s admission to Interpol (Beta/RTS)
• Raskovic Ivic: Dialogue on Kosovo will make sense if Vucic voices concrete proposal (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• New conflict erupts between SDA and SBB B&H (Hayat)
• Osmani: Balkan countries need to have joint platform for performing before EU (FTV)
Croatia
• US Senators visit Croatia (Vecernji list)
fYROM
• SDSM asks VMRO-DPMNE to end its blockade of parliament session on Public Prosecutor Zvrlevski (MIA)
• Zaev- Baily: US support for Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations (MIA)
• Russia’s Foreign Ministry denies Bloomberg article accusing Moscow of interfering in Macedonia’s internal affairs (MIA)
• Shekjerinska doesn’t want to comment Moscow’s requests for interview transcripts (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Athens slams Skopje ‘irredentism’ after Toronto event (Ekathemerini)

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The traitors’ clique (Kosovo 2.0)

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By Qerim Ondozi Statement by the War Veterans’ Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army: Who is to blame? In the most recent attempt at an inaugural session of the Kosovo Assembly, which was interrupted for the fifth consecutive time having failed to reach a quorum, deputies were given the opportunity to speak before people present in the parliament, […]

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Round-table organized by LAA, concludes (RTK)

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The round-table called for today by the LAA coalition, on constitution of Kosovo institutions has concluded. Driton Selmanaj, Kosovo Assembly MP from the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), said that the conclusions of the round-table are that the PAN coalition has blocked creation of the institutions, using its right to create the institutions, and that […]

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Kosovo and FYROM sign agreement on border point in Stancic (RTK)

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Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia signed today protocol for creation of a new border point in Stancic. Kosovo’s Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Emanuel Demaj, said that this agreement is very important as it enables free movement of the people from both sides. “Kosovo has fulfilled all its obligations with regards to […]

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UN to hold session on Kosovo (RTK)

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The UN Security Council will hold today a session to discuss the security situation in Kosovo, from 16 April to 15 July. The Egyptian permanent representative will be chairing the session. In his most recent report, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, assessed that the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade is facing difficulties, noting that […]

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Assembly session to resume on 24 August (RTK)

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The Chairman of the consultative meeting of Kosovo political parties, Adem Mikullovci, announced that he will call resumption of the Kosovo Assembly session for 24 August, as proposed by the PAN coalition. Vetevendosje movement did not participate at the meeting, while all the other political parties agreed with the PAN’s proposal to hold the session […]

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Nenad Rasic: We decide about our destiny (RTK 2)

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Progressive Democratic Party (PDS) would make decision on how to participate in the forthcoming local elections, but “what is certain, PDS would have mayor candidates in some municipalities, while in others they would have lists of candidates for MA’s,” stated the leader of the PDS, Nenad Rasic to RTK 2. Rasic also expressed hope that […]

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Kosovo: Political crisis mines the dialogue process with Serbia (Independent Balkan News Agency)

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The failure to create new institutions in Kosovo two months after the holding of parliamentary elections, has mined the process of dialogue for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. While the Serb leadership has launched several proposals for the solution of pending issues between the two countries, Kosovo’s politicians have not issued any […]

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UN Security Council on Kosovo today (RTS)

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UN Secretary General, (UNSG) António Guterres latest report on the work of UNMIK and the situation in Kosovo would be debated today at the UN Security Council session, RTS reported. First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic would represent Serbia. Dacic in his speech, would also make a review of the […]

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IDPs support the Serbian list (TV Most)

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The president of the Coalition of IDPs from Kosovo and Metohija Milos Stojković called on all displaced persons to support the Serbian list in the local elections and to vote in the places where they have the right to vote. Stojković said that the Coalition supports the Serbian List in the upcoming local elections in […]

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Vulin: Russia to prevent entry of Kosovo to Interpol (Danas)

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Serbian Minster of Defence, Aleksandar Vulin thanked Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin, on the principled position of Russia toward Kosovo and asked the Ambassador, that Moscow, as it was the case so far, does its utmost to prevent entry of Kosovo to Interpol, Danas daily reported. The two officials also spoke about current military […]

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B92: “Big powers need crisis to keep Balkans on leash” (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug)

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Whatever model is offered as a platform by Belgrade to solve the decades-old Kosovo and Metohija puzzle, it will not be liked by “world powers.” The daily Vecernje Novosti writes this, adding that this is the case because bringing this painful topic to an end would mean the loss of a lot of leverage that […]

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