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Belgrade Media Report 11 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 11 January 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: There will be no early parliamentary elections (Tanjug/RTS/Beta)
• Dacic: Vucic and I agreed to run separately at Belgrade elections (Tanjug)
• Important role of Serbia in region (RTS/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic comments visit of Croatian President to Ankara, RS Day marking (N1)
• Radoncic: Internal affairs of B&H should not be addressed in Turkey (Avaz)
• OHR: Entities have no right to secede (Glas Srpske)
• Zvizdic meets with Ambassador Cormack informing her about activities on finalizing answers to EC’s Questionnaire (TV1)
• Georgia sends diplomatic note to B&H (RTRS)
• Klokic and Medoyev sign Memorandum on cooperation (Srna)
Montenegro
• Aleksic signed, Mandic and Knezevic not willing to be against Vucic (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Parliament adopts law on use of languages (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• EU mulls growth into Western Balkans in 2025 but regional disputes threaten ‘ambitious’ timeline (RT)
• Croatia commends Turkey’s support in hard times (Anadolu Agency)

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LDK calls for investigations into killings of its activists (media)

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Representatives of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) called on judicial institutions today to resolve the killings of LDK activists. The remarks were made during a homage at the grave of Enver Maloku, a Kosovo Albanian journalist and head of the Kosovo Information Center, who was gunned down on January 1999. Several media quote Ismet […]

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Is there conflict within SOC when it comes to “Kosovo knot”? (N1)

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Reactions on the statement of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) Metropolitan Amfilohije who earlier expressed concern over the way the Serbian Government is trying to untie “the Kosovo knot” do not go silent for a third day in a row, TV N1 reports today. Later statement of the Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej that Vucic […]

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LDK assures French-German delegation it will prevent revoking of special court (media)

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Senior members of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) said in their meeting with a joint French-German delegation today that they will prevent the revoking of the special court. LDK officials said their party will never be part of immature actions. A press release issued by the LDK noted: “LDK parliamentary group chief, Abdullah Hoti, […]

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“Serbia has interviewed over 460 witnesses for special court” (media)

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The Serbian Parliament’s Council for Kosovo has established a working group and the latter has immediately established contact with the special court and has initiated cooperation with Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman. Milovan Drecun, chair of the Council for Kosovo, told Serbian media: “A unique database has been set up including all information about crimes in […]

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LDK’s Shala responds to Veseli: LDK did not initiate special court (Gazeta Express)

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Kosovo Assembly Vice President from the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Kujtim Shala, said in an interview to the news website, that his party did not initiate the establishment of the special court. In response to PDK leader and Assembly President Kadri Veseli’s recent remarks that the LDK is rejoicing the special court, Shala said: […]

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Franco-German Envoys Press Kosovo on Special Court (Balkan Insight)

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German and French envoys are adding to diplomatic pressure on Kosovo not to try to stop the new Specialist Chambers – which will try former Kosovo guerrillas – from coming into operation. A joint German-French delegation met Kosovo officials on Wednesday to voice concern about recent failed attempts by Kosovo MPs to revoke the law […]

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Jevtic: Pressure on returnees continues (RTV Puls)

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Kosovo Ministry for Communities and Returns, reacting to the latest wave of arson affecting haystacks belonging to the Serb returnees in Kosovo said that “such incidents indicate continuation of pressure against returnees to abandon their properties and show they are not welcome in Kosovo, which is very bad, RTV Puls reported. The Ministry further assessed […]

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Ruling party decides against early parliamentary elections in Serbia (B92)

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SNS leader and Aleksandar Vucic announced late on Wednesday that ruling party’s presidency decided against holding early parliamentary elections. After the session, Vucic, who is also Serbia’s President, said the presidency of the ruling party voted “almost unanimously, with only two votes against – although “in the debate there was an equal number, or a […]

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UNMIK Headlines 11 January

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• Thaci: Local and international exaggerations on special court (VOA)
• Berlin, Paris warn Kosovo leaders of grave consequences over special court (Koha)
• Three leaders, many positions! (Zeri)
• KLA War Veterans threaten to act if special court is not revoked (Indeksonline)
• Vetevendosje to continue meetings to overcome problems (media)
• Hoti: Kosovo is testing its relations with U.S. and EU (Epoka)

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