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Belgrade Media Report 18 January 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 18 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Teodosije: A symbol of the struggle for truth and justice (RTS/B92/Tanjug/Beta)
• Vucic requests that Serbian authorities join Ivanovic murder investigation (Beta/Tanjug)
• Brnabic talks about atmosphere of threats preceding murder (B92/Tanjug/Radio Free Europe)
• Kuburovic: Kosovo organs decide whether Serbia will be part of the investigation (RTV)
• Rebic: Trace of Serbian police leads to the car used for assassinating Ivanovic (RTS)
• US Department of State refers query to 10 January travel warning (Tanjug)
• Bujanovac Mayor Jonuz Musliu dies (RTS/FoNet)
• Pajtic supports Djilas (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Valentin Inzko bothered by name of RS (EuroBlic)
• B&H HoR discusses proposals on changes to Law on Elections (TV1)
• B&H will be blocked if decision of Constitutional Court is not implemented (Vecernji list)
• Dodik: I am against this kind of B&H (Srna)
• Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic visits B&H, reactions (Hayat/BHT1/FTV)
Croatia
• Interior Minister begins three-day visit to the US (HRT)
Montenegro
• Presidential elections to be called on Friday: Brajovic expects tensions in campaign (CDM)
• Montenegro and Serbia fostering good neighborly relations (CDM)
fYROM
• Ivanov did not sign the decree on the Law on Languages (Meta)
• Russian MFA: Edi Rama continues to push the great Albanian ambitions (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Bulgarian presidency – Priorities and expectations (European Western Balkans)

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McAllister and Fajon: Bring perpetrators to justice (Danas)

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David McAllister and Tanja Fajon, European Parliament members called upon responsible bodies to find culprits who killed Oliver Ivanovic, adding it is necessary to continue Brussels dialogue, Danas daily reports today. “I condemn in the strongest term the murder of Oliver Ivanovic and extend sincere condolence to his family. The relevant judicial institutions must investigate […]

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Haradinaj: Only Kosovo has the right to authorise Serbian side to get involved in Ivanovic’s murder investigation (KP)

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Kosovapress quotes Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, as saying that only Kosovo institutions have the right to give authorisations for involvement in investigations into the killing of Serb political leader, Oliver Ivanovic and that this competency does not rest with either EULEX or UNMIK. However, Haradinaj said Serbian authorities only requested exchange of information […]

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Human Rights Watch: Serbia/Kosovo, Events of 2016

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Serbia Progress in human rights protection was limited in 2016. Asylum seekers and migrant arrivals decreased, but the asylum system remains flawed with inadequate protections for unaccompanied children. Attacks and threats against journalists remain a problem. War crimes prosecutions progress remains slow. The Roma minority continue to face housing discrimination and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

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Government does not accept Serbia’s involvement on Ivanovic’s case (RFE, Koha)

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The government of Kosovo does not accept involvement of Serbia’s state bodies on the investigations that are taking place relevant to the murder of former leader of the Civic Initiative “Freedom, Democracy, Justice” Oliver Ivanovic. Halil Matoshi from the cabinet of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, said Serbia has not sent any official request to […]

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Army of Serbia to KFOR: If the security of Serbs in Kosovo is threatened, we will not be silent observers (Vecernje Novosti)

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Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti today writes that it is no novelty that there is a strong will in Belgrade to protect its people in the event of escalation of violence in Kosovo, adding that the military top of Serbia regularly informed all previous KFOR commanders of their determination to ensure the security of their citizens. […]

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EU hails readiness of Belgrade and Pristina to continue dialogue (RFE/RTK)

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European Union welcomes the readiness of President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic to continue dialogue for normalisation of relations, said EU foreign policy spokesperson, Maja Kocijancic, in reference to the recent telephone conversation between Thaci and Vucic. Kocijancic added that efforts are underway to set the date for the next […]

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Oliver Ivanovic buried, citizens from all over Serbia paid tribute to him (RTS, Tanjug, B92)

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Family, friends, thousands of citizens, representatives of state authorities, army, political and public life, paid the tribute to Oliver Ivanovic, leader of the Civic Initiative Freedom, Democracy, Justice, and one of the most significant Serb leader from Kosovo, Serbian media reported. Oliver Ivanovic is buried in the Alley of Distinguished Citizens cemetery in Belgrade today. […]

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EULEX: Kosovo decides on whether Serbia should be involved on investigations (Telegrafi, RTK)

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Serbia’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Nebojsa Stefanovic, announced that Serbia has requested from EULEX to be involved in the investigations on Oliver Ivanovic’s murder. According to this ministry, the Police Director, Vladimir Rebic has talked about this matter with representatives of the European Mission in Kosovo. EULEX representatives told Telegrafi that Kosovo authorities decide on […]

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Kosovo: Speculation rife after Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic’s murder (Deutsche Welle)

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Leaders in Pristina and Belgrade are trading blame over who killed prominent Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic. His murder has raised concern about the outcome of ongoing efforts to normalize Kosovo-Serbia relations. North Kosovo, split from the rest of the country by the Ibar River, has become infamous for the authority that bigwigs from Belgrade and […]

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A divided Kosovo (The guardian)

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The barbaric and terrorist killing of the Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanović (Report, 17 January) must be condemned at the highest levels and demonstrates that Kosovo is not ready for statehood. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/17/a-divided-kosovo

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Jaksic: The use of the death of Oliver Ivanovic for political confrontations untasteful; Ostojic: The goal is to destabilize the state of Serbia (Politika)

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The longtime editor of Politika Bosko Jaksic considers as untasteful the use of the death of Oliver Ivanovic for political confrontations, writes today Belgrade daily Politika. ”We could have been at least one day free of that kind of rhetoric, because of elementary respect towards Oliver Ivanovic, so let it continue today at that political […]

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