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Kozarev: Attack on Serb properties aim to spread fear (Tanjug, Blic)

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Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Deputy Director, Dusan Kozarev, said that even incidents that might appear minor as cattle thefts or burning of haystakes belonging to the Serbs in Kosovo, demand a decisive action, foremost that of the international community, as such attacks always aim to create an environment of uneasiness and fear, Tanjug news […]

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Egypt recognized Kosovo only verbally (Politika, KIM Radio)

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Egypt recognized Kosovo only verbally, without any paper or note, in June 2013, three days before the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, Politika daily writes today. According to the daily, it represents a rather weak form of recognition, and even the then Ministry of Foreign Affairs was against such decision, adding there was no exchange […]

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Belgrade Media Report 29 December 2017

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 29 December 2017
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Vucic not interfering with my job (Nedeljnik)
• Vulin: Threat from Pristina will endanger peace in region (Tanjug)
• Brussels gives no precise answer about date for Community (Tanjug)
• Lajcak: Dayton 2 unrealistic (Beta/N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SDA holds New Year’s press conference (TV1)
• Radoncic: 2017 was year full of conflicts and lies, SBB B&H has strategic problem with SDA (TV1)
• Dodik organizes reception on occasion of RS Day (RTRS)
• Cormack: It is high time for politics to stop with pressures over economy and judiciary (Dani)
fYROM
• Xhaferi: Opposition to return to parliament, no need for elections (MIA)
• Sela: Zaev gets new ministerial post, but loses serious partner (Telma)
• AA office-holders tender resignations (MIA)
• VMRO-DPMNE starts procedure for changing the statute (Republika)
• Ombudsman: Arrest of MPs constitutes violation of parliamentary immunity (Republika)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia expects Russian top diplomat’s visit in February (TASS)
• Government and Opposition Trade Blows Over FYROM Name Dispute (Greek Reporter)

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Belgrade Media Report 03 January 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 3 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: EU Serbia’s strategic direction, but not at any cost (Beta/Politika)
• Vucic on Kosovo (Novosti)
• Stefanovic: US and EU should take stance on threats out of Pristina (Tanjug/B92)
• Telephone numbers in Kosovo and Metohija unchanged (Tanjug/Novosti)
• Kuburovic: ICTY documents to be available to Serbian judiciary (Tanjug)
• Avramovic: Draft declaration nearly complete (Novosti)
• Issue of missing Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija primary (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: Not even 100,000 Muslim votes will help SzP if I decide to run (EuroBlic)
• Vulin: There is no ‘Dayton 2’, only Dayton which is signed and Serbia is guarantor (Srna)
• Inzko: It is incredible and unacceptable that issues such as third entity and alleged statehood of RS are still appearing 22 years after Dayton (Dnevni list)
• B&H Prosecutor’s Office appeals against first-instance verdict in Oric case (RTRS)
• Srebrenica to host conference on rights of returnees on January 9 (TV1)
Croatia
• Austria and Netherlands worried about Croatian-Slovenian border dispute (T portal)
• Hague Tribunal on Praljak courtroom suicide: “No omissions in procedure were found” (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro
• Djukanovic: Russia has returned to the region again (RTCG)
• Kacin warns: Russia’s not the only one aspiring to interfere in regional affairs (Pobjeda)
• Stoltenberg: Montenegro represents the Balkans’ greatest exporter of stability (Dnevne novine)
fYROM
• Zaev: Time for work, not elections (MIA)
• Ivanov: Greece should stop holding Macedonia hostage for admission to NATO (Meta)
Albania
• Opposition reacted over the detainment of two opposition supporters (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Commission Sees 2018 As Balkans’ Year of Opportunity (BIRN)

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Belgrade Media Report 04 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 4 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Patriarch Irinej: Serbia cannot give Kosovo (Politika/TV Hram)
• Stefanovic: Electoral list to be submitted once Belgrade elections have been called (Tanjug)
• Gojkovic: Last date for elections in Belgrade is 18 March (Beta/Dnevnik)
• Belgrade elections to be called by 1 February (Tanjug)
• Stanojkovic: We are investigating 750 cases from Kosovo and Metohija (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• International community might urge HR Inzko to use Bonn Powers (Nezavisne)
• Next big crisis in B&H will be related to marking of RS Day (Vecernji list)
Croatia
• “Slovenian fines for Croatian fishermen in Bay of Piran are meaningless” (Vecernji list)
• EC calls on Croatia and Slovenia to continue dialogue (HRT)
Montenegro
• Montenegro in the EU before 2025 (MINA)
fYROM
• Zaev: The dinner with Boutaris is a message that there is a will for solving the name dispute (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Slovenia-Croatia border dispute underlines fragility of EU’s Balkan project (The Irish Times)

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Belgrade Media Report 05 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 05 January 2018

LOCAL PRESS
• Popovic: Grant equal status to Russians clearing NATO bombs (Vecernje Novosti)
• Mihajlovic: The opinion by the PM is being awaited regarding the humanitarian center (Vecernje Novosti)
• Vulin: In case of war, Serbia would be respected for its strength (Tanjug)
• Hoyt Yee: Serbia must enter reforms faster (Blic)
• Action plan for EU chapter 23 to be reviewed by fall (RTS, Tanjug)
• Ugljanin invites Chief of EU delegation for talks on Bosniaks’ position (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS President Dodik says RS welcomes January 9 in state of institutional stability (RTRS)
• RS President meets member of German Bundestag Neu (RTRS)
• Zvizdic: B&H CoM will remain in its current convocation until end of mandate (TV1, FTV)
• US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Yee says BiH does not need ‘Dayton 2’ (N1)
• B&H CoM unanimously adopts Rural Development Strategy (BHT1)

Croatia
• MEP Ruza Tomasic wants Croatian Police and Armed Forces to intervene in Savudrija (Novi list)
• PM says border solution is closer than it appears (HRT)

Montenegro
• New coalition: Lekic and Krivokapic making a pre-election deal in Podgorica (CDM)

fYROM
• Hoyt Yee: Both Skopje and Athens express political will for name dispute settlement (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• USA holds dinner for Jerusalem UN vote, invites Kosovo, not Albania (top-channel.tv)

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Belgrade Media Report 08 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 8 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: We will resolve problem of Serbs and Albanians (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Difficult talks on Kosovo await us (Blic)
• Selakovic: Goal of declaration is preserving of insignia and identity (RTS)
• Vucic to respond to accusations on 14 January (Tanjug)
• Djuric: Amfilohije’s statements – ordered attack (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Mihajlovic: Kosovo is not a topic where Amfilohije will divide people on patriots and traitors (Tanjug)
• Appeal for Defense of Kosovo and Metohija presented (FoNet)
• SNS: Political show of DSS (Tanjug)
• Egypt could withdraw decision to recognize Kosovo (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik calls on Ivanic to secure participation of B&H AF in marking of RS Day (ATV)
• Ivanic: Request should have been submitted at least 30 days before event (TV1/N1)
• Ivanic: RS created as will of Serb people (Nezavisne)
• NATO HQ: Participation of B&H AF members in solemn activities must be in line with law regulations (Dnevni avaz)
• Covic: To complete changes to Election Law’ (EuroBlic)
Croatia
• Slovenia wants European Commission to pressure Croatia on border arbitration (Index)
• Solving border disputes precondition for EU membership of Croatia’s neighbours (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro
• Montenegro influenced neighboring countries on their EU path (Dnevne novine)
• Metropolitan Amfilohije: Vucic’s policy may lead to betrayal of Serbia and Kosovo (Dan)
fYROM
• Zaev: Readiness exists both in Skopje and Athens to find solution by mid-2018 (MIA)
• Boshnjakovski: We will not be bidding with the name until we will have something concrete (Meta)
• Greece’s ruling SYRIZA advocates mutually acceptable, composite name for settling Skopje-Athens dispute (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Commission expects ‘concrete’ results on Macedonian name dispute (EurActiv)
• Secret talks over FYROM naming issue (To Vima)

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UNMIK Headlines 9 January

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• KFOR: Situation in Kosovo, peaceful (dailies)
• Selmanaj: Demarcation issue to be resolved within a month (Zeri)
• Renegotiation and arbitrage in demarcation draft-law (Koha)
• Serbian List does not accept conditioning of Association with army (Koha)
• Government concerned about death of two Kosovo Serbs (Lajmi)
• Haradinaj’s visit to the US, cancelled (media)
• Kosovo and Albania requested to undertake energy measures against Serbia (RTK)
• Faton Topalli resigns from all positions at Vetevendosje Movement (Koha)
• Around 15 thousand signatures for petition on demarcation and special court (media)

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