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Belgrade Media Report 19 January

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic receives Cretu (Tanjug)
• Vucic: In Serbia, everyone has right to speak- and to respond (Tanjug/RTS)
• Stefanovic: Pristina does not want to find the assassin (RTS/Tanjug)
• Djuric: Pristina has no intention to seriously conduct investigation (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Drecun: Car meant to distract from key evidence (Beta/Tanjug)
• EU: Vucic, Thaci agree to resume dialogue (Beta)
• Rada Trajkovic: It is a public secret that Milan Radojicic has authority (Danas)
• Six lists approved so far for Belgrade elections (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Constitutional Court took down OHR’s decisions, new solutions are necessary (Vecernji list)
• Austrian Ambassador Pammer: Implementation of court decision in ‘Ljubic’ case is crucial (Dnevni avaz)
• Croat People’s Assembly (HNS) and SDA proposals of B&H Election Law should be presented by end of January (BHT1)
• Federation of B&H opposition MPs schedule extraordinary session of Federation of B&H HoR to discuss amendments to Law on Constituencies (Nezavisne)
• Cubrilovic to HR Inzko: Name of RS is constitutional category verified by Dayton Peace Agreement (RTRS)
Montenegro
• 81% of citizens in favor of the EU (RTCG)
fYROM
• Stoltenberg/Zaev: Name dispute settlement crucial for Macedonia’s NATO membership, no plan ‘B’ (MIA/Meta)
• Anti-NATO protest held outside Parliament during Stoltenberg’s visit (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia on course for EU by 2025, top EU official says (Reuters)
• Putin: We expect the opening of the EEU free zone for Serbia soon (TASS)
• Montenegro Calls Presidential Elections For April (BIRN)

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So far, six witnesses were questioned in connection to the Ivanovic’s murder (Kontakt plus radio)

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Six witnesses have been examined in connection with the murder of Oliver Ivanovic so far, says Deputy Kosovo Minister of Internal Affairs Milan Radojevic to Kontakt plus radio. Radojevic told the radio that Kosovo Police is ready to cooperate with everyone in the region, including the Serbian Ministry of Interior, and reminds that there are […]

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Western Balkans backsliding on democracy, says Lords committee (The Guardian)

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Progress towards full democracy and commitment to the rule of law in the western Balkans is either stagnating or going backwards as the UK’s influence in the region declines, a Lords committee has said. Russian and extreme Islamic influence is expanding, state capture of civil institutions is growing and support for EU membership is in […]

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Vucic on Saturday in Mitrovica and Laplje Selo (KIM radio)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic tomorrow in Kosovo, announced the Serbian Presidency on its web site, KIM radio reports. President Vucic first will visit monastery of Banjska, after which he will meet with representatives of Serbs in Kosovo in the building of the Technical Faculty in North Mitrovica. At about 5 pm, President Vucic will talk […]

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Thaci: Promising information on Oliver Ivanovic’s case (Gazeta Metro)

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The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, did not want to speak about details on the murder of the Kosovo Serb, Oliver Ivanovic, however he said that there are hopeful information on the case. “I cannot affect the investigation, but initial information are promising that the truth about the inducers and executors of this assassination of […]

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Haziri: Attempt to abrogate specialist court has strained relations with int’l community (Telegrafi)

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Deputy leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo, Lutfi Haziri, told RTV Dukagjini that the law on specialist chambers cannot be abrogated through initiatives brought before the Assembly as this could cause “legal chaos”.  He said Kosovo could have preceded the establishment of specialist chambers by setting up a court of its own to deal […]

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B92: EU “won’t accept countries with open issues with neighbors” (Serbian media)

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EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn says 2025 is “a realistic goal for a new wave of (EU) enlargement.) Serbia and Montenegro have currently “progressed the farthest” toward that goal – but that does not mean that the two countries will definitely be the first to “cross the finish line,” Hahn told Austria’s APA agency. “There is […]

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“Pristina’s reaction unacceptable, no desire to find killer” (B92, TV Prva)

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Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic says the reaction of Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj was “completely unacceptable.” As previously reported by Prva TV, Pristina definitely refused Belgrade’s cooperation in the investigation into the murder of Oliver Ivanovic. Stefanovic said on Thursday afternoon that the reaction of Haradinaj and of the minister of justice of the […]

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Svarm: The political murder of Oliver Ivanovic was ordered (N1, NMagazin, KIM radio, Danas, Kossev)

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The murder of Oliver Ivanovic was ordered, planned, political killing, and there is no doubt about it, according to the editor of the Belgrade weekly Vreme Filip Svarm. Deputy Oliver Ivanovic Ksenija Bozovic says she does not expect killers and orderers to be found, she thinks that there will not be a conflict between Serbs […]

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Vucic Visiting Kosovo to Profit Politically, Experts Say (Balkan Insight)

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Saturday’s planned visit to Kosovo by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic – following the assassination of Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic – is being seen as a point-scoring exercise. http://bit.ly/2mPd6ld

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Stoltenberg Condemns Killing In Kosovo, Calls for Calm (RFE)

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned the killing of ethnic-Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic in Kosovo, and said the Western military alliance would continue to be on hand to help keep the country stable. The Kosovar Serb politician was buried in Belgrade two days after he was gunned down in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, on January 16, […]

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Thousands Attend Slain Kosovo Serb Politician’s Funeral (Balkan Insight)

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Thousands of citizens attended the funeral of Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead on Tuesday, as he was laid to rest in the Alley of the Greats at the New Cemetary in Belgrade, Serbia. http://bit.ly/2EVjWgo  

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