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Interpol accepted Kosovo’s request; UNMIK “mediated” based on 1244 (Serbian media)

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Serbian media have covered the statement of UNMIK, about recent reactions and media reports regarding UNMIK’s role in relation to INTERPOL’s recent decision and functions. The media are quoting the statement that was sent by UNMIK spokeswoman Sanam Dolatshahi to Tanjug as a response to the agency’s question asking who gave the permission to UNMIK […]

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Belgrade Media Report 04 December 2017

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 04 December 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Serbian Interior Ministry: Serbia appeals against Interpol’s decision to rescind arrest warrants for Haradinaj and 17 more people (RTS, Beta)
• Stefanovic: Ramush Haradinaj still wanted under arrest warrant issued by Serbia court (RTS)
• Kuburovic: Scandalous step by UNMIK, says Serbian (Tanjug)
• Vulin: UNMIK violated rule on status neutrality (RTV)
• Dacic: Warrant for Haradinaj’s arrest isn’t rescinded but “blacked out” (Tanjug, RTS, B92)
• President Vucic: How come that Serbs are to be blamed for conflict between Bosniaks and Croats? (RTS)
• Dacic: Croatia’s reaction to ‘Prlic et al.’ verdict hypocritical (Tanjug, RTS)
• Vucic offers assistance to Albania (RTS)
• Ex FM recalls dramatic moments around UN Kosovo resolution (Beta)
• Jeremic: Gruevski laundering money through Belgrade authorities (Nasa TV)
• Serbian Patriarch Irinej: Unbreakable ties between Serbia and Russia (Vecernje novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: It is good that members of B&H Presidency will visit Serbia, because that proves Serbia’s central role in regional relations (ATV)
• Ivanic: Visit to Belgrade important for calming down tensions (N1)
• Dodik: Croatia blaming Serbia and Serbian people is obnoxious (Srna)
• Covic-Plenkovic meeting: It is necessary to look for solutions and calm situation down (Vecernji list)
• UK, German and Austrian media comment on shameful messages by Croatian officials (TV1)

Croatia
• President to attend Security Council session dedicated to ICTY (HRT)
• ICTY to form commission tasked to investigate death of Praljak; Book of condolences opened at the seat of the Croatian Assembly of Generals (HRT)

Montenegro
• Knezevic: Opposition faced elections defeat; DF won’t boycott elections (Pobjeda)
• Sekulic: SDP has no right to be angry (Pobjeda)
• Jovanovic: Montenegro’s done a lot for reconciliation in region (Pobjeda)

fYROM
• Gruevski: I will resign and I hope it will help resolve this crisis (Meta, Kurir)
• Zaev won’t comment Gruevski’s resignation but is demanding a strong opposition and a more responsible government (Meta)
• VMRO-DPMNE: Gruevski and Mijalkov are not connected to the privatization of factories in Serbia (Meta)
• Name compromise must be reached, says Greek FM (MIA)

Albania
• Floods Unite Albanian Politicians (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Petritsch: Serbs can be united only in EU (Deutsche Welle)

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Belgrade Media Report 05 December 2017

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 5 December 2017

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: If the issue of Kosovo were to be set as the main condition and resolved, Serbia’s EU Membership would be possible in 2023 (TV Happy)
• Ambassador of Germany: Comprehensive Normalization of Relations with Pristina Important on the EU Path (Beta)
• UNMIK Announces it acted on the grounds of UNSC Resolution 1244 (B92)
• Dacic: Bombardment of Serbia is a crime, those who ordered it should be tried (Tanjug)
• Stoltenberg: Serbia sovereign state, we respect its position (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• EU Commissioner Hahn discusses progress on EU path with B&H CoM Chairman Zvizdic, B&H Presidency members (TV1)
• EU Commissioner Hahn meets with leaders of 13 political parties in B&H to discuss progress on EU path (FTV)
• Covic’s statements spark criticism of EU, US Embassy to B&H, OSCE Mission to B&H and HR (N1)
• Croatian PM Plenkovic arrives in Mostar to meet with political leadership of Croat people (N1, TV1)
• Covic meets PM Plenkovic, calls on all inmates to sue state of B&H (Slobodna bosna)
• RS Constitutional Court denies Bosniaks’ request for VNI protection re resolution on military neutrality (TV1, RTRS)
• SIPA members arrest 13 former members of Army of RB&H (Glas Srpske)
Croatia
• Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic to address UN SC on Wednesday regarding verdict in ‘Prlic et al.’ case (HRT)
Montenegro
• Demarcation agreement not good for Kosovo, Montenegro sees it as a done deal (CDM)
• Vlasi: We are buying trouble because of the border with Montenegro (CDM)
fYROM
• PM Zaev to meet EU top officials in Brussels (MIA)
• Baily: I heard that members of the SEC secretly voted for four additional salaries (Nova TV)
• SEC: The law allows us to pay additional salaries, but tomorrow we will return them (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Bosnian, Serbian Leaders Meet to Ease Friction (BIRN)

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“NATO won’t leave Kosovo, army only in accordance with Constitution“ (Blic)

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NATO, neither have plans to leave Kosovo nor to reduce the presence there, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today, Blic daily reported. “We have no plans to leave Kosovo. KFOR plays an important role in Kosovo and help secure stability and peace. Any reduction of the mission would depend on the situation on the […]

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The fight against corruption is a priority, but only in Albanian language (Kossev); US Embassy: Our omission, we will provide translation (RTK2)

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Yesterday began the celebration of the Anti-Corruption Week in Kosovo by the press conference of the ambassadors of the Quintus countries. Journalists of the Serbian media who followed this event were left without the translation, reports Kossev. In Kosovo, for the second year in a row, a week dedicated to the fight against corruption is […]

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Vetevendosje and LDK to vote against 2018 budget (media)

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Officials from the opposition parties, Vetevendosje and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), have announced they will not vote in favour of the 2018 Kosovo budget. Vetevendosje leader, Visar Ymeri, said the draft budget does not provide for economic development and that the revenues anticipated are “inflated” and “unrealistic”, Koha and Kosovapress report. The head […]

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Haxhiu: Vetevendosje will not vote in favor of current border deal (media)

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Vetevendosje MP Albulena Haxhiu said yesterday’s report by the  border delineation commission proved that Kosovo loses territory as a result of the current border demarcation agreement with Montenegro. Haxhiu said after today’s meeting of the Assembly Presidency that following the latest developments, even Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has changed his position on the matter. She […]

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“NISMA has not change position on border demarcation” (Klan Kosova)

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Bilall Sherifi from the Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) said the party continues to oppose the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro and has not changed the position despite entering a coalition government with the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). Sherifi said it would be “a miracle” if the PDK voted against the agreement having in mind […]

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Dacic: Serbia grateful for South Africa’s firm stance on Kosovo (B92)

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Serbia is grateful to South Africa for its firm position to respect international law and territorial integrity of Serbia when it comes to Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister, Ivica Dacic said during his meeting with South African Minister of Defense and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, B92 reports. The two officials agreed that there is a […]

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Veseli: If demarcation is not adopted, Kosovo’s citizens will be damaged (Koha)

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Kosovo Assembly President, Kadri Veseli, said today that if MPs do not ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the people of Kosovo will suffer the most. Every delay, he added, would damage the citizens and Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic perspective. “The border delineation is not a party matter, either for the government or the opposition. It […]

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“Kosovo can only get UN chair through agreement with Serbia” (Tanjug, B92, TV Happy)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says there is “no chance Kosovo will get a chair in the United Nations, except an agreement with Serbia.” He said that Kosovo cannot get a place in the UN “under such conditions of political polarization and the existence of a multi-polar world.” Vucic also pointed out that “Serbia must have […]

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UNMIK Headlines 5 December

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• President Thaci on border demarcation with Montenegro (RTK)
• Internationals urge endorsement of border demarcation agreement (Zeri)
• Mustafa: Nothing new on Kosovo-Montenegro border (Zeri)
• Dinosha: Montengro does not have new position on demarcation (RTK)
• Haxhiu: Only commission’s report should have been sent to Assembly (Zeri)
• Isufi: Demarcation does not harm our cooperation with PDK (Lajmi)
• LDK MP Osmani criticizes PM Haradinaj for backing border deal (Lajmi)
• UNMIK reveals how Interpol removed Haradinaj from wanted list (media)
• Serbian court: Arrest warrant for Haradinaj remains in power (Lajmi)
• ECAP rejects complaints over Pristina and Prizren runoffs (Kosova Sot)
• Haradinaj: Representation of non-majority communities is guaranteed (Telegrafi)
• ISIS threatens in Albanian for New Year holidays (Gazeta Express)

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