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Bus departures canceled as 100s of Albanians leave Kosovo (B92, RTS, Tanjug)

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For several nights in a row, hundreds of people have been arriving at the bus station in Pristina, looking for ways to reach the countries of Western Europe. RTS reported this late on Thursday. Many people are at the station when there are no departures, except for Belgrade – and Belgrade, they say, is the […]

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Belgrade Media Report 08 September

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LOCAL PRESS

• Frank, open dialogue towards resolving all outstanding questions (Beta)
• Drecun: Participation of Serb List in government is not support to Haradinaj (N1)
• PSG: An unreasonable decision on a coalition with war criminals; Serb List: For Jankovic, Pristina is not part of Serbia (Radio Belgrade/Tanjug)
• Jovanovic: Very soon we will enter the finals of defining Belgrade-Pristina relations (Beta)
• Dveri: Vucic enabled formation of Haradinaj’s government (Beta)
REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Vucic pays official visit to B&H: Serbia is true and honest friend of B&H (BHT1/FTV)
• Vucic vists Istocno Sarajevo and promises assistance (TV1/ATV)
• Vucic meets Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosnia Hrizostom in Church in Sarajevo (BNTV)
• Plenkovic: Croatia is open for dialogue (TV1)
• Kristo and Colak inform EP that Dzaferovic and Softic’s letter does not present stances of B&H parliament (Al Jazeera)
fYROM
• Zaev: There is a real chance Macedonia to receive a recommendation, and then a starting date for negotiations with the EU (Meta)
• Law for use of languages passed Commission for European Affairs; Parliament votes in favor to announce an advertisement for appointing a new Attorney General (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• UN ‘Must Compensate All Kosovo Lead Poison Victims’ (BIRN)
• U.S. Offers Support For Macedonian Efforts To Resolve Disputes, Join EU (RFE/RL)

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UN ‘Must Compensate All Kosovo Lead Poison Victims’ (Balkan Insight)

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The UN’s failure to compensate victims of lead poisoning at UN-run camps for people displaced by the Kosovo war left families struggling to care for sick relatives, says a Human Rights Watch report. In a new report published on Thursday, Human Rights Watch calls on the United Nations to pay individual compensation to Kosovo Roma […]

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Who are the new Serbian ministers in the new Kosovo government? (RTK2)

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RTK2 reports that, in the new Kosovo government led by Ramush Haradinaj, the Serbian list should receive three ministries. According to RTK2, the Serbian List will have the Minister of Local Government and Administration, and headed by Ivan Teodosijević, who performed the same function before the elections. Serbian List will have a Minister of Returns, […]

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Slavko Simić: Great Responsibility in Parliament (KiM Radio)

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Newly elected Kosovo Parliament Vice President Slavko Simić says that he is honoured and pleased that he was nominated and elected deputy chairman of the parliament. “For me, a great responsibility and obligation, to make efforts, in the coming period through the Presidency and the Parliament, to protect Serbian national interests and improve the position of […]

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Drecun: Participation of the Serbian list in the government is not support for Haradinaj (N1)

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The participation of the Serbian List in the Kosovo Government does not mean support for Ramush Haradinaj, said chairman of the Assembly’s Committee for Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun for N1. Drecun believes that the legitimacy of Haradinaj’s support in the Kosovo elections cannot be denied, and that the Serbian List made a good move. […]

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Kosovar President Nominates Ex-Guerrilla Commander Haradinaj As PM (RFE)

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Kosovo’s president has named former guerrilla commander Ramush Haradinaj as prime minister-designate and given him the mandate to form a new government, apparently ending a monthslong political crisis in the Balkan country. http://bit.ly/2vSbm22

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Names of AKR ministers in new government (Lajmi)

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The news website reports that the Pacolli-led New Kosovo Alliance (AKR) has decided who will be its ministers in the new government of Kosovo. Pacolli will be Principal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Valdrin Lluka will be Minister of Economic Development, Abdylselami Shkodra will be Minister of Interior Affairs and Rejhane Vuniqi […]

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Kurti: Kosovo is captured by Veseli and Serbia (media)

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Vetevendosje MP, Albin Kurti, said Kosovo is not only kept ‘hostage’ by the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo and new Assembly speaker, Kadri Veseli, but also by Serbia and ‘its party in Kosovo’, the Serbian List. “Kosovo is not only a captured state. The state of Kosovo is being held hostage,” Kurti wrote […]

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OSCE Broadcast 7 September

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• New ministry to be established deliberately for PDK (KTV)
• AAK approves proposal for ministers (KTV)
• Srpska List to consult Vucic and Djuric (Klan Kosova)
• Farmers against Srpska List to lead Ministry of Agriculture (KTV)
• Current demarcation version unacceptable for AAK (KTV)
• Gashi: Opposition will block Government’s work (KTV)
• Authorities knew that citizens would leave (KTV)
• Indictment against Grabovci Group to be raised (RTK1)

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UNMIK Headlines 8 September

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• Veseli elected Assembly speaker, government to be voted Saturday (dailies)
• President Thaci congratulates Veseli, calls MPs for cooperation (Epoka)
• Thaci gives Haradinaj mandate to form new government (Kosova Sot)
• “We do not join those who ruined a government with Albanian majority” (RTK)
• EU hails constitution of the Assembly of Kosovo (Epoka)
• AAK ministers: Lekaj and Berisha (Kosova Sot)
• Hungary denies cases of Kosovo people illegally entering the country (Zeri)

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