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Righting justice: Can the Kosovo Specialist Chambers make a positive societal impact? (PrishtinaInsight)

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Risking to repeat mistakes made by previous international justice mechanisms, the Specialist Chambers need to change their strategy and address Kosovo society as a whole. Since the end of the conflict in 1999, international and domestic hybrid courts have been the main fora for investigating the most serious war crimes and crimes against humanity in […]

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Vetevendosje confirms Kurti-Haziri meeting, reiterates need to cooperate (media)

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The Vetevendosje Movement issued a press release today confirming the meeting between its candidate for Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, and Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) deputy leader, Lutfi Haziri. The press release said Kurti and Haziri discussed “the overall political situation in Kosovo and the institutional stalemate caused by PAN [PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition]”. “They discussed the […]

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Belgrade Media Report 25 August

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 25 August 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic, McAllister discuss rule of law, media freedom (Beta)
• PM Brabic meets with EP official (B92)
• Dacic, McAllister discuss Serbia’s further steps on EU path and situation in region (Beta)
• McAllister offers support for Serbia’s European integration (Tanjug)
• McAllister meets several opposition leaders (Beta)
• Borko Stefanovic: Brussels eyes are closed, we have to win the freedom ourselves (Danas)
• Vucic and Macedonian Ambassador discuss improvement of relations (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik meets Ivantsov; Dodik: I reject B&H CC’s decision on military property (RTRS)
• Cubrilovic says RS must follow stance of Serbia with regard to NATO (EuroBlic)
• Ambassador Cormack welcomes B&H CC’s decision on military property (TV1)

fYROM
• PM Zaev meets ALDE President Hans van Baalen (MIA)
Albania
• Regional integration – Western Balkans PMs to meet in Durres on Saturday (ATA)
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Calls for calm as Serbia and Macedonia act out Balkan thriller (DW)

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SLS reaction to the Sputnik’s article: Inaccurate and malicious information (KIM radio, KoSSev, RTK2)

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The Independent Liberal Party (SLS) reacted today to the Sputnik’s text “Secret Recipe for the Kosovo Army”, that media in Belgrade and in Kosovo quoted. According to the SLS announcement, “some media, after the elections, continue to publish false and malicious information about some Serb politicians who are not part of the Serbian List.” SLS […]

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The EU statement on the process of selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals presidents (RTK)

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RTK has published today’s statement of the European Office in Kosovo with regards to the recent appointments at Kosovo’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. “Following the recent repetition of the voting process for the presidents of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals by the Kosovo Judicial Council, the European Union Office in […]

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Statement of the U.K and U.S. Embassies on the Kosovo Judicial Council (media)

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The Embassies of the United Kingdom and the United States, came up today with a joint statement on the recent appointments by the Judicial Council of Kosovo. “The Embassies of the United Kingdom and United States take note of the recent appointments by the Kosovo Judicial Council of the Head of Appeals Court and the […]

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B92 to become 02 TV (Blic, N1)

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B92 TV, in the following days would change its name into 02 TV, Serbian daily Blic reported. Blic’s source claims it became obvious that the current TV station has nothing to do with the old concept of the B92, so such decision was expected. The new programme concept was agreed upon, in line with new […]

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B92: Sputnik writes about “secret recipe for Kosovo army” (Sputnik, KIM radio)

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Alongside the negotiations on forming a parliamentary majority in Pristina, preparations are being made to transform the Kosovo Security Force into an army. Sputnik is reporting it learned unofficially that the formation of the Kosovo army will be an item of the agenda of a future government, and of the Assembly in Pristina. Namely, according […]

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UNMIK Headlines 25 August

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• Kosovo Assembly remains blocked (media)
• Hoti: LDK will not attend sessions until situation clarifies (Epoka)
• Haliti: New government in beginning of September (Epoka)
• EU appeals for creation of institutions as soon as possible (Telegrafi)
• “If no government by September, mass numbers expected to flee Kosovo” (Koha)
• Albania to host meeting of Prime Ministers of the region (RTK)
• Families of missing persons don’t trust President Thaci (Koha)
• FYROM with a new decision on Kosovo’s membership at UNESCO (RTK)

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Political crisis costs (Kosovo 2.0)

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By Eraldin Fazliu – 24.08.2017 Kosovo missing out during post-election delays. On Thursday (August 24), a sixth attempt to conclude the constitutive session of the Kosovo Assembly failed. More than two months after the June 11 parliamentary elections, it is still unclear when the PDK-AAK-Nisma (PAN) coalition, as the winner of the highest number of […]

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