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Belgrade Media Report 06 December 2017

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 6 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Agreed that B&H stand on Kosovo be the same as Belgrade’s stand (RTS/B92/Tanjug)
• Selakovic: We are not ignoring RS’ interests (RTS)
• Serbia grateful for South Africa’s firm stance on Kosovo (B92)
• Serbia to open 2 new EU chapters – third blocked by Germans (Tanjug/B92)
• EC forecasts Serbia accession to EU in 2025 (RTS)
• NATO not considering withdrawing KFOR from Kosovo (Beta)
• Brammertz welcomes Serbia’s reactions, criticizes Croatia (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Ivanic: Bosniak politicians bear responsibility for relations with Serbia (BHT1)
• Crnadak: There will be no change in American politics on B&H, US military base in Brcko will not be established (EuroBlic)
• Covic sends letter to NATO, Trump, May and Merkel (BNTV)
• Radoncic: SBB B&H ministers will submit their resignations by Christmas (Dnevni avaz)
• B&H politicians from Sarajevo welcomed Tuesday’s statement of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic (TV1)
• OSCE’s Berton to meet representatives of political parties to discuss changes to Election Law (Fena)
Croatia
• Croatian President meets with UN Secretary General (HRT)
• Republika Srpska searching for Ex HVO members via Interpol (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Montenegro
• DF gives in: A return to ‘Sindja’s Parliament’ (CDM)
• Rudovic to DF: We do not give in to the ultimatum of a clique that celebrates with Krajisnik (CDM)
• Stoltenberg: NATO strengthens security in the Western Balkans (MINA)
fYROM
• Court rules on custody for Mukoski, Arnaudov and Vasilevski (Meta)
• Nikolovski: After the detentions of MPs, dialogue in the parliament is impossible (Meta)
• Zaev: We are in Brussels to convince the EC that we deserve a recommendation for negotiations in 2018 (Meta)
• Xhaferi meets Palmer, focus on EU and NATO integration (MIA)
Albania
• Juncker, positive for the opening of accession negotiations with Albania (ADN)
• Rama to Mogherini: Albania waits the opening of accession talks (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU must ‘marry’ Western Balkans quickly to avoid new risks – Albania PM (EurActiv)

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Veseli: Demarcation should pass and visas should liberalise (Lajmi.net)

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The President of the Assembly of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli, met today with Head of the EU Office to Kosovo, Natliya Apostolova and EU Ambassadors accredited to Kosovo. Veseli informed them with the intensified work of the Assembly, especially on the issues related to the European agenda. Speaking about border demarcation with Montenegro, Veseli expressed once […]

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Joksimovic: USA present, no changes in format of dialogue (RTK2)

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Centre of Foreign Policy Director, Aleksandra Joksimovic said to RTK 2 that the format of the Brussels dialogue would not change, but the USA will be more active in the process of normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Joksimovic also said she does not believe legally binding document would request from Serbia to recognize […]

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New president of integrated Mitrovica court ready to get to work (Prishtina Insight)

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An interview with Nikola Kabasic, the president of the newly integrated Basic Court in Mitrovica, about the challenges of consolidating Kosovo’s justice system. The Basic Court in Mitrovica — which integrates the north and the south of the town — started work on November 1, 2017. Nikola Kabasic, the president of this court, was among […]

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MPs claim border demarcation is being discussed at wrong parliamentary committee (Kallxo)

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Members of the Kosovo Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee said it should be the forum where the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro is discussed and not the European Integration Committee. Foreign Affairs Committee Chairperson, Vjosa Osmani, said the issue needs to be clarified as it could lead to procedural problems. Visar Ymeri, also part of the […]

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President Thaci to also address Kosovo MPs (Koha Ditore)

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Following his address to the members of the Kosovo Security Force yesterday, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci’s office was asked to comment on why he did not address Kosovo MPs as required by the Constitution of Kosovo. The answer stressed that Thaci is waiting for the Kosovo Assembly presidency to set the date for such […]

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“Small private media in difficult situation, Srpska Lista does not cooperate” (KIM Radio)

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An annual assembly of the Association of Journalists of Serbia in Kosovo was held yesterday in Gracanica, Serbian media reported. Participants discussed about the issues journalists in Kosovo are facing, and one of them, according to the participants is non-cooperation of the Srpska Lista with some media outlets in Kosovo, KIM Radio further reported. Annual […]

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KSF troops to help relief efforts in Albania (Telegrafi)

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The government of Kosovo has approved the request to send Kosovo Security Force troops to assist in relief efforts in the flood-affected areas in Albania. KSF Deputy Minister, Brahim Mehmetaj, said the request for assistance came from the Embassy of Albania. He said the government would have to approve the request while the President of […]

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Dikovic: Unresolved Kosovo knot biggest threat to Serbia (Novosti)

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General Ljubisa Dikovic, Serbian Army Chief of Staff said that the highest security threat to Serbia is the unresolved status of Kosovo and its unilateral declared independence, Novosti daily reported. Dikovic further said that the Army of Serbia is fully ready to protect the citizens from all threats and danger. Terrorism is the world enemy […]

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Kosovo’s President Wants International Missions to Leave Country (VOA)

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Kosovo’s president on Tuesday openly called for international missions to leave the country and complained that the international community is discriminating against Kosovo when it comes to war crimes investigation and the process to join the European Union. http://bit.ly/2B3D8KS  

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Thaci: Special Court imposed, won’t bring justice (N1, FoNet, Danas)

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Kosovo President Hashim Thaci again opposed the Special Court for War Crimes committed in Kosovo, saying that this court was established under the pressure of the international community and will not contribute to strengthening the feeling of justice to the war victims, TV N1 reported last night. In his annual speech to the members of […]

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UNMIK Headlines 6 December

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• President Thaci delivers end of year address before KSF members (media)
• Delawie: Kosovo is not losing territory, Assembly must ratify demarcation (Koha)
• Demarcation doesn’t threaten ruling coalition (Koha)
• Bulliqi: Report is in favor of Kosovo’s territorial integrity (Epoka)
• LDK with conditions on demarcation (RTK)
• Nitaj explains why Haradinaj voted to send agreement to Assembly (RTK)
• EU diplomats argue Washington was main force behind dialogue (Koha)
• Apostolova to MPs: Don’t keep the youth hostage (Zeri)
• Minister confirms removal of persons from Interpol’s wanted list (Bota Sot)
• PDK and LDK appeal to Supreme Court on Pristina and Prizren elections (Epoka)
• 1244 appears in invitations for Mitrovica Noth constitutive session (Zeri)
• Huhtamaki: Kosovo to fulfill remaining visa liberalisation criteria (Zeri)
• UN urges Kosovo to stop citizens from joining terror groups (AP/media)

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