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UNMIK Headlines 30 September

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• Pacolli informs Brussels that demarcation cannot pass right now (Koha)
• Pence supports KSF transformation via constitutional means (RTK)
• Daka: OSCE will be monitoring elections only in the north (Zeri)
• Forum 2015 seeks different dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade (Koha)
• Haradinaj to report on “Rikalo case” (RTK)

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Belgrade Media Report 29 September

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 29 September 2017

LOCAL PRESS
• Defense and culture ministers could be sacked (Politika)
• Stefanovic: Huge diplomatic effort to prevent Kosovo’s entry into Interpol (RTS)
• Jankovic: Cooperation with Jeremic Certain, DS is not an enemy (N1)
• Jeremic founds People’s Party (Blic)
• Group of media start campaign for Media Freedom (VIP)
• Dacic in Moscow on September 29 (Beta)
• EP MP Andor Deli: Strategy for Serbia’s accession should be a clear – cut political act (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H HoP adopts declaration on Peljesac Bridge different than one adopted by B&H HoR (BHT1)
• European Commission: We expect B&H CoM’s report on what has been done with excise duties (Dnevni avaz)
• Izetbegovic: Lot depends on adoption of law on excise duties (FTV)
• Ramush Haradinaj calls on B&H to recognize independence of Kosovo (Klix)

Croatia
• Draft of new Family Law withdrawn under fierce criticism (HRT)

Montenegro
• Opposition meeting starts: DF exclusion heightens tensions (CDM)

fYROM
• Hungarian PM Orban, former Slovenian president Jansa expect fair, democratic elections in Macedonia (MIA)
• MATTO: Full trade liberalization with Turkey and free-trade zone in Gevgelija (MIA)

Albania
• PM Rama reacts to OSCE/ODIHR Report on Albania’s general elections (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Selakovic “indifferent” over mayoral bid (IBNA)
• War Crimes Documentation Centre Opens in Kosovo (BIRN)
• Verdicts in Macedonia Shootout Trial Due in October (BIRN)
• Greek FM Kotzias: Athens, Skopje to set up joint committee to erase irredentism from textbooks (EPT TV)

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“Bosnia won’t even consider recognizing Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)

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Not only will Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) not recognize Kosovo – it will not even consider doing it, says the country’s foreign minister, Igor Crnadak. Crnadak told the agency Fena on Friday that Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj urging Sarajevo to recognize Kosovo “will have no effect,” and described Haradnija’s statements as “futile”. The issue of recognizing […]

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Kosovo Business Chamber: Kosovo must leave CEFTA (Koha)

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The Kosovo Business Chamber (OAK) has requested from Minister of Trade and Industry, Bajram Hasani, that Kosovo leaves the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) as it is presented there as UNMIK-Kosovo and not as the Republic of Kosovo, the news website reports. OAK representatives also asked Minister Hasani to finalize investments in industrial zones, […]

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Russians and Chinese help Serbs in lawsuit against NATO

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Lawyer Srdjan Aleksic, one of the initiators of a lawsuit against NATO, would travel to Moscow on 19 October to attend the Assembly of the Russian International Lawyers Association, Sputnik reports today. Aleksic said he has already received support from the Russian and Chinese colleagues to prepare a lawsuit against NATO, but also from the […]

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Thaci: Meeting with Pence, a new phase of Kosovo-USA relations (RTK)

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The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said that today’s meeting with the Vice-President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, will mark a new phase of the bilateral relations. He said that he will request at the meeting with Pence direct involvement of the U.S. in the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. “I will […]

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Pacolli meets Mogherini, asks for speeding up of visa liberalisation process (media)

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Kosovo’s Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, said in a meeting with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, that the decision to grant Kosovo visa liberalisation is decisive and needs to happen soon as it has a strong impact on the perspective of the Kosovo youth. Pacolli also reconfirmed the commitment […]

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Office for Kosovo and Metohija: Mitrovic victim of legal violence (KIM Radio)

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Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija is “appalled with the prolongation of Bogdan Mitrovic’s agony, who was arrested at the end of August, in the Suva Reka municipality under false charges that he had participated in war crimes,” Serbian media reported citing the press statement from the Office for Kosovo. The statement further reads […]

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Dacic heads Serbian delegation visiting Moscow (Tanjug)

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First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic is leading a Serbian delegation that is visiting Moscow today, Tanjug news agency reported This is according to the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement. Dacic, who is co-chair of the Serbian part of the Inter-Governmental Serbian-Russian Committee for Trade, Economic, Science and Technological […]

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Pacolli: European Commission to continue support for Kosovo (Telegrafi)

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Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, met during his visit to Brussels the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, whom he informed that European integration remains the main goal of Kosovo’s foreign policy. In a Facebook post, Pacolli also said he expressed the commitment of Kosovo institutions to […]

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OSCE Broadcast 28 September

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• Haradinaj meets Head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo (KTV)
• CEC accredits about 22,000 local election observers (KTV)
• Assembly sessions on 2 and 3 October (RTK1 & KTV)
• Haradinaj: Either we find truth, or no agreement with Montenegro (KTV)
• Srpska List wants Association in line with 2013 agreement (KTV)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 September

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 28 September 2017

LOCAL PRESS
• Stefanovic: Only sovereign U.N. members can join Interpol (Beta)
• Appeals Court frees Delta Holding owner Miskovic of some charges (Vecernje Novosti, RTS)
• Campaign against former Belgrade Mayor Djilas heating up following speculation about his candidacy (VIP, Vecernje Novosti)
• Brnabic: Frequent dialog requisite for advancing regional cooperation (Beta)
• Serbia joins EU battle group (Beta)
• NATO “concerned” over Thaci’s rehashed “Kosovo army” plan (Vecernje Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Zvizdic holds meetings with DF and SDP Caucuses to hear their suggestions re set of laws on excise duties (TV1)
• RS insists on rotating representation of relevant entity and state ministers in Transport Community (FTV)
• Izetbegovic meets Ambassador Ferguson (Dnevni list)
• Dodik, Ivantsov discuss resolution on military neutrality (RTRS)
• Ambassador Ivantsov meets with Cubrilovic, Stevandic and Govedarica (RTRS)
• SDS leader Govedarica: SNSD’s claim of ‘Macedonian scenario’ in RS is pure nonsense (RTRS)
• SDA, HDZ B&H and SNSD are parties with highest ranking (Fena)
• B&H CEC says 2018 general elections will be held even without changes to Law on Elections (BHT1)
• SDA calls on SBB B&H to leave coalition or stop with obstructions (Oslobodjenje)
• SBB B&H: OSA is under control of Izetbegovic and his wife (Nezavisne)

Croatia
• Medved: Vucic has no basis to comment on Croatian laws (Hina)

Montenegro
• Demarcation done deal for Darmanovic, impossible for Pacolli (CDM)

fYROM
• Davutoglu commends Macedonia’s progress, says its future is in NATO (MIA)
• Gottemoeller: Montenegro’s entry into NATO means that the doors are open for Macedonia too (Meta)
• Court dismisses former PM Gruevski’s request to have his passport returned (MIA)
• Albania set to pass law recognizing eight minorities, including Macedonian (MIA)

Albania
• Meta meeting with Haradinaj: Continuation of dialogue with Serbia in the interests of peace and stability in the region (ATA)
• Basha – Haradinaj: Full support for Kosovo on its path to Euro-Atlantic integration (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Weakened Merkel is bad news for the Balkans (BIRN)
• Macedonia says planned register won’t replace census (BIRN)

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