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Belgrade Media Report 31 January 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 31 January 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic and Tanin ahead of the United Nations session (RTS/Tanjug)
• Processing war crimes important for reconciliation (RTS/Tanjug)
• Kuburovic: Court for KLA crimes followed by obstructions from very establishment (RTS)
• Serbia appreciates Vatican’s position on non-recognition of Kosovo (Beta/Tanjug)
• Tajani: EU’s message is: We recognize Serbia’s progress (Tanjug)
• EC: Kosovo part of Western Balkans Strategy, EU members send annexes (Beta)
• Spanish Embassy: Kosovo is not part of EU enlargement process (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Vucic’s statement that RS is Dayton-created entity triggers reactions (FTV)
• Results of meeting in Istanbul spark reactions (TV1)
• RS President says he fully supports Serbia and its stances re Jasenovac exhibition (RTRS)
• Opposition parties in RS start presenting names of their potential candidates for posts of RS President and Serb member of B&H Presidency (RTRS)
• B&H Presidency members to visit Brussels today (BHT1/N1)
Croatia
• Croatian President explains invitation to Serbian counterpart (Hina)
• Prime Minister: We will not be drawn into stories and relations from World War II (HRT)
• Plenkovic on Slovenian fines for fishermen: Croatia will respond with the same measure (Hina)
Montenegro
• DF asks for reconciliation (Pobjeda)
• Refugees rescued in Montenegro (CDM)
fYROM
• Nimetz’s statement after meeting with Kotzias: The waiting is pointless, it’s time for making decisions (Meta)
• Kotzias: Greece to present four-point agreement to Macedonia (MIA)
• Xhaferi: So far 17.000 amendments have been translated, submitted to block progress (Meta)
Albania
• DP gathers parliamentary group (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Turkey’s Balkans role holds surprise appeal (Ahval)

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“Specialist court distorts KLA war but initiative to abrogate it not right” (KP/Telegrafi)

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“Specialist court distorts KLA war but initiative to abrogate it not right” (KP/Telegrafi)

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Vetevendosje officials said in a debate on the specialist chambers and its relations with Kosovo institutions that although they consider the court to be political and aimed at “distorting” the fight for freedom led by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), the initiative for its abrogation is not right. “On 22 December 2017, a group of […]

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Haradinaj suspends decision on pay raise (RTK)

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Haradinaj suspends decision on pay raise (RTK)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, has decided to temporarily suspend decision to increase salaries for himself and his cabinet pending a decision by the Constitutional Court. In a Facebook post, Haradinaj said the opinion of the Anti-Corruption Agency against the move was politically motivated but that he has nevertheless decided to freeze its implementation. […]

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Pacolli: Serbia is challenging our foreign policy (RTK)

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Pacolli: Serbia is challenging our foreign policy (RTK)

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Kosovo’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, said during his reporting at the Kosovo Assembly’s Committee for Foreign Affairs that Serbia is challenging Kosovo’s foreign policy, especially on Kosovo’s path for integration, membership at different organisations and on the matter of recognition of the state of Kosovo. He said Serbia has gone so far that […]

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Delawie: Kosovo’s population does not support initiative for abrogation of Special Court (Kallxo.com)

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Delawie: Kosovo’s population does not support initiative for abrogation of Special Court (Kallxo.com)

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The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, took to Twitter to praise Kosovo politicians who are openly speaking against the initiative to abrogate the Law on specialist chambers. “Kosovo’s people don’t support the initiative to undo the Special Court. I applaud politicians and others who are speaking out publicly on behalf of Kosovo citizens and, […]

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Kuburovic: I expect beginning of work of Special Court and continuation of dialogue (BETA, RTS, B92)

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Kuburovic: I expect beginning of work of Special Court and continuation of dialogue (BETA, RTS, B92)

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Serbian Justice Minister, Nela Kuburovic told BETA news agency she expect the Special Court for KLA crime would soon begin to operate. Kuburovic also said, she believes the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in Brussels would continue. “I believe the Specialist Chambers would soon start working and that the justice to the victims will be served,” Kuburovic said. […]

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Drecun: Spanish stance on Kosovo favorable to Serbia (Tanjug, TV Pink)

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