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Belgrade Media Report 06 October 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 6 October 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: I believe Kosovo will not apply for UNESCO membership in forthcoming years (Beta)
• Dacic: Vucic’s invitation for dialogue is no preparation for recognition of Kosovo (RTV)
• Dacic: Serbia will not accept unilateral acts of Catalonia (RTS/Tanjug)
• Djuic: Law cannot be valid for some, but not for others (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik says peaceful talks on ‘splitting apart’ should be held (RTRS)
• EPP leader Daul meets B&H Presidency members (FTV)
• Izetbegovic meets Cormack, Wigemark: US, EU fully support B&H on EU path (BHT1)
• Hahn: No large financial assistance without additional excise duties; I would welcome it if B&H abolished visas for Kosovo (Dnevni avaz)
Croatia
• Croatia and Serbia do not need to be friends, but they must cooperate (HRT)
• Krk Airport becomes Pentagon’s airlift hub (Vecernji list)
• Saudi Arabia to build world’s largest Islamic Museum in Croatia (Vecernji list)
fYROM
• Number one candidate from the independent lists of councilors in Kichevo dies (Meta)
• Sekerinska meets NATO Brig. Gen. Jeleniewski (MIA)
Albania
• Tensions in parliament, Democrats block the podium (ADN)
• Basha: Free speech and democracy are at risk (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• A Cry for Help from Serbia’s Independent Media (FreedomHouse)
• U.S. Envoy For Ukraine To Meet Kremlin Aide In Belgrade (RFE/RL)
• Could Spain Go the Way of Yugoslavia? (The National Interest)

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Dacic rules out possibility of giving Kosovo “UN chair” (RTV, RTS, Tanjug)

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Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic on Thursday ruled out the possibility of Kosovo joining the UN by saying this was “out of the question.” Asked whether he considers the issue of Kosovo’s possible “chair” in the UN to be a topic, Dacic replied: “What chair – maybe a wooden footstool. That’s […]

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Ivanovic on elections, Milović’s wife demoted from position of head of department (Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev portal)

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Leader of the Civic Initiative Freedom, Democracy, Justice (GI SDP) and a candidate for mayor of North Mitrovica, Oliver Ivanović, said at the press conference that the atmosphere during the pre-election campaign in Kosovo resembles the one before the 5 October 2000 in Serbia, Serbian media reported. Ivanovic said that the pressure continues on the […]

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Conference on Kosovo Assembly’s role in Pristina-Belgrade dialogue (media)

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Several news websites cover today’s conference organized by the Kosovo Democratic Institute on Kosovo Assembly’s role in the Pristina-Belgrade talks. Ahmet Isufi, head of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo’s parliamentary group, said the Assembly must monitor the process of dialogue. “We have seen the dialogue deviate and Serbia has accepted only the agreement […]

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Despite pressure, letter goes to EU (Novosti)

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Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, would not give up sending the letter to the European Union and member states that have recognized unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo, regardless of huge pressure exercised on him, Novosti daily reports today. The head of the Serbian state, is decisive to point out to Brussels, injustice done by using double […]

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Tanaskovic: You do not enter UNESCO as if you were entering cinema (Tanjug, Novosti, RTS)

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Serbian Ambassador to UNESCO, Darko Tanaskovic assessed that withdrawal of Pristina’s candidacy for the membership in this organization is not unexpected and represents a diplomatic success of Serbia, media reported. “It is true that their decision was made based on pragmatic assessment, but this pragmatism relates to the fact they would not win a sufficient […]

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Kosovo Voters Have High Hopes of Capital’s New Mayor (Balkan Insight)

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With less than a month to go before local elections take place in Kosovo, citizens in the capital, Pristina, say they want to see city services run better. Less than three weeks before polling day in the local elections in Kosovo on October 22, the race is hotting up in the capital, Pristina, where eight […]

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IMF confirms: Salaries will be increased (Telegrafi)

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An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, which has concluded its visit to Kosovo, said the country has financial stability. Jacques Miniane, head of the mission, said Kosovo had a good economic growth in the last three months, and that the IMF predicts economic growth this year and next year. “We expect a budget surplus of […]

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Zeman: Double standards in cases of Crimea and Kosovo (Tanjug, RTS)

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While the referendum in Crimea was an annexation, it is alright when Kosovo becomes independent, contrary to the UN SC Resolution, Czech President, Milos Zeman said, Serbian media reported. “I have criticized Kosovo’s secession from Serbia, considering it as an obvious violation of the UN SC Resolution that guarantees the territorial integrity of Serbia with […]

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“Serbia will not accept any unilateral acts by Catalonia” (RTV, Tanjug, B92)

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Serbia supports the territorial integrity of Spain and will not accept any unilateral acts by Catalonia, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday. “We do not want what has been applied to Kosovo to be applied in the case of Catalonia,” Dacic told the RTV after a meeting with the Spanish ambassador to Serbia, […]

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Haradinaj: We’ll decide on demarcation after we find out the truth (RFE)

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“We are in the process of finding out the truth about demarcation and only after we reach a point that will help us address the topic we will address political partners in Kosovo and international partners too,” Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said in an interview to Radio Free Europe. Haradinaj also said that the […]

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UNMIK Headlines 6 October

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• EU enlargement: Tear down mental walls in the Balkans (media)
• Haradinaj: We will not remain without liberalization, we are not at war (RTK)
• Bugajski: Border agreement should be ratified (RTK)
• Hoxhaj: Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo, only way forward (RTK)
• Pacolli: Serbia knows reconciliation with Kosovo will happen (DW/Telegrafi)
• Vucic: Kosovo won’t have enough votes for UNESCO even after two years (media)
• Government presents diplomatic failures as technical withdrawals (Koha)
• Two Kosovo failures in international arena (Zeri)

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