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Belgrade Media Report 29 August

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: You will not watch the movie of a small and weak Serbia (RTS)
• Djuric condemns violence against Serbs in Suva Reka (Beta/RTS)
• Drecun: Message to Serbs not to return to Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
• Mogherini: Balkans not EU’s backyard, it’s our 4th priority (B92/Beta)
• Putin doesn’t care about Balkans – he’s just after EU (B92/Tanjug/APA)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Moore confirms Berton to take over his role (Fena/Dnevni avaz)
• Ivanic: RS will not accept NATO without Serbia (Nezavisne)
• Crnadak: B&H officials should finish their obligations regarding B&H’s EU path by end of 2017 (FTV)
• OHR imposing changes to Election Law? (Dnevni avaz)
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Albin Kurti: Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue is ‘Dead’ (BIRN)
• Albanian Business Welcomes Joint Balkan Market (BIRN)

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Kurti: Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia is dead (BIRN)

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Vetevendosje’s candidate for Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, told BIRN today that talks between Pristina and Belgrade, brokered by the European Union, have failed and that the process is dead. Kurti said: “Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia has been stopped for over six months now. Why should we resume a dialogue that is already dead?” Kurti said in […]

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Janjić: Possible involvement of the United States in dialogue (Danas, Kontakt plus radio)

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Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo, Aleksandar Vučić and Hashim Thaqi will meet in Brussels on Thursday at the EU headquarters in Brussels under the auspices of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security. President of the Forum for Ethnic Relations, Dušan Janjić estimates for Danas that this will be “one of the preparatory […]

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Haradinaj: No agreement with AKR yet, VV and LDK have surprised me (media)

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Ramush Haradinaj, leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), said today that all political parties have changed their positions. Haradinaj, who is the Prime Minister candidate from the PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition, said he is meeting all sides and that a conclusion will be made soon. “We will put this country on the right […]

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Vucic: Our questions will give them headache (B92)

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President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that Serbia “will not weaken, as some would want it to, but will grow stronger.” He spoke in the context of the arrest of a displaced Serb in Kosovo, and new provocations coming out of Croatia. Vucic said Thursday’s meeting in Brussels with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci would be […]

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Drecun: The arrest in Mušutište an example of intimidation (RTS, Blic)

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President of the Committee on Kosovo and Metohija of the Serbian Parliament Milovan Drecun says that the arrest of Bogdan Mitrović in Mushtishtë/Mušutište is an example of intimidation, and a message to the expelled Serbs not to return to Kosovo. – This is an example of classical intimidation in the area that was ethnically cruelly […]

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Balkans “not EU’s backyard, it’s our 4th priority” (B92, Beta)

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The Balkans is “one of four priorities” of EU’s foreign policy, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said, Beta reported. According to the EEAS website, Mogherini, speaking at the opening of the EU Ambassadors conference in Brussels, said that the Balkans was the organization’s fourth priority. “Still looking at our immediate neighborhood, but this […]

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OSCE Broadcast Report 28 August

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• Haradinaj: Discussions with coalition partners at final stage (All monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Pacolli denies to have reached coalition agreement (KTV)
• Serb suspect of war crimes arrested (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• Deliu-Kodra confirms, then cancels participation in Interactive (KTV)
• None of four Brussels agreements implemented (KTV)
• Serbian Government boycotting dialogue with Presevo Valley Albanians (RTK1)

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UNMIK Headlines 29 August

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• Thaci and Vucic to meet on Thursday (media)
• PAN: Assembly and government in the beginning of September (Zeri)
• Minority MPs might change their votes (Zeri)
• Sources: PAN, AKR reach agreement on new government (Express/RTK)
• Only constitutional amendments can eliminate institutional blockades (Koha)
• Unknown persons assault Minister Blerand Stavileci’s wife (media)
• Kosovo Police arrest Serb war crimes suspect (media)
• Conference on Serb-Albanian relations will be held in Gracanica today (media)

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Past Feuds Overshadow Kosovo Coalition Talks (Balkan Insight)

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While the LDK and Vetevendosje work on forming a coalition agreement that could propel them into government, their bitter disagreements in the past will make this a difficult task. Vetevendosje and the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, resumed their talks on Monday in a bid to reach a coalition agreement in Kosovo – which still […]

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