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Kosovo MP Warns New War Court Against Arrests (Balkan Insight)

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MP Daut Haradinaj, a former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter and brother of the prime minister, said that arrests by the new Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers would cause a major backlash. Daut Haradinaj, an Alliance for the Future of Kosovo MP who also is the brother of PM Ramush Haradinaj and fought with the Kosovo Liberation […]

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Call for Campus Mosque Causes Storm in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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The deputy mayor of Pristina’s call to build a mosque on the campus of Pristina University has sparked adverse reactions in Kosovo, while the municipality says it does not back the idea. The newly elected deputy mayor of Pristina, Selim Pacolli, from the Alliance New Kosovo party, has sparked a row after telling a TV […]

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UNMIK Headlines 29 December

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Haradinaj: AAK to vote in favour of repealing specialist court (Telegrafi)
Delawie warns against abolishment of specialist court (Bota Sot)
Apostolova: Kosovo leaders should put people first (Kosova Sot)
MPs do not give up abolishment of the Special Court (Epoka)
Trendafilova: No official position amnesties from criminal liability (Kosova Sot)
Soltes: Reforms should take place for the sake of Kosovo and its people (Kosova)
Impunity of judges and prosecutors to be challenged by new law (Koha)
Judges and prosecutors welcome news of pay raise (Koha)
Expropriation cost of coal-rich areas nears €27 million (Koha Ditore)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 December 2017

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 28 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: I expect more serious debate on Kosovo in spring (Tanjug)
• Brnabic: Government always open to dialogue with media (Beta/RTS)
• Brnabic: Republika Srpska will always have family member in Serbia (Tanjug)
• Kuburovic: Special court new chance for justice (RTS/Tanjug)
• Serbian Ambassador to Croatia refuses to receive protest note (Tanjug/B92)
• Stefanovic: Serbia has nothing to with piling up of migrants on border with Croatia (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Ivanic: Changing of DPA is impossible (BNTV)
• Dodik: Neither me nor anyone from RS will beg anyone in Sarajevo to allow them to come and to take part in marking of RS Day (RTRS/TV1)
• Izetbegovic: EC Questionnaire will be handed over in January 2018 (NAP)
• Inzko: Agreement on reform of election legislation is absolute priority (Fena)
• What has Covic prepared for Izetbegovic? (Dnevni list)
• Changes to B&H Law on Excise Duties published in Official Gazette (N1)
Croatia
• Migrants protest on Serbian-Croatian border (N1)
Montenegro
• URA and Demos still without caucuses (Pobjeda)
• Montenegro ready to improve relations with Russia (CDM)
fYROM
• Sela leaves government, AA deputy ministers resign (Telma)
• Zaev: Resignations from officials of the Alliance of Albanians were expected (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE to define steps for further actions of MPs (Republika)
• VMRO-DPMNE MPs won’t attend parliament Q&A session (MIA)
Albania
• SMI, Vasili: Vote against US in UN, undoable shameful act (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Arbitration: Erjavec threatens legal proceedings against Croatia (RTL)
• The ‘Macedonian issue’(ekathimerini)

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Ministry of Finance to support financially Global Coalition against ISIS (RTK)

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Kosovo’s Finance Minister, Bedri Hamza, signed today on behalf of the government of Kosovo a Memorandum of Understanding together with the U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, with which Kosovo will support financially the global coalition against ISIS. “Except for the fact that this memorandum implements the decision of the government of the Republic of […]

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Thaci: MPs decide on Special Court, their initiative is legal (Indeksonline)

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The portal has published a part from the interview with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, where he says that initiative to abolish the Law on Special Court was an alternative and in no case escape from justice. In this interview which will be published in complete on 1 January, Thaci said he has read the draft […]

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Speacial prosecution starts investigations on electricity bills in the north (media)

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Kosovo’s Special Prosecution has started preliminary investigations on the suspicions related to the electricity bills for the northern part of Kosovo. “Yes, I have initiated preliminary investigations on the electricity bills of the north. I have authorized Kosovo Police with my own initiative to gather information with regards to the suspicions raised in public,” said […]

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Vucic: I believe, a more serious debate on Kosovo on spring (RTK2, Tanjug, RTS)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic believes that in early spring, and in the context of internal dialogue on Kosovo, would be able to start a more serious debate, reports RTK 2 quoting Belgrade based agency Tanjug. Vucic in Lebane, responding to journalists’ questions, points out that the issue of Kosovo is very important and that it […]

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Kosovo’s PM in a knot over pay rise (Euronews)

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Activists are protesting against the prime minister’s pay rise after he said he needed the extra money to buy ties and shirts. Activists in Kosovo have hung hundreds of ties on a fence outside a government building in the capital, Pristina, to protest against a pay rise for the country’s prime minister. http://bit.ly/2lgJmge

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Jevtic: All who committed crimes must be held responsible (KIM radio)

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On the occasion of the statement of the deputy of Alliance for the future of Kosovo, Daut Haradinaj, who said that raising the first indictments before the Special Court could re-activate the Kosovo Liberation Army, Jevtic says that such statements are dangerous. – I think that such statements are really unnecessary at the moment and […]

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Pristina’s blackmails block new round (of dialogue) (Vecernje Novosti)

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Continuation of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue at the highest level is not on the sight, even in January, Vecerenje Novosti reported, although the daily unofficially learnt that Federica Mogherini’s cabinet is trying to schedule a new round of dialogue by the end of January next year. According to the Serbian daily, the main obstacle for continuation of […]

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Haradinaj asks deputy ministers to provide performance reports (Koha)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, met today government’s deputy ministers and asked each of them to take on duties and responsibilities within their own departments. Haradinaj also asked them to provide a written report on their performance during the first 100 days in office.    

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