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Belgrade Media Report 13 February

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LOCAL PRESS

• Serbs love those who love them – FM meets with Austrian VC (Beta/Tanjug/B92)
• Djuric: Brussels informed that we are ready to continue dialogue with Pristina (RTS/Tanjug)
• Ruzic: We need to strengthen inter-municipality cooperation (RTV)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik comments Vucic’s visit to Zagreb (ATV)
• Vucic – Grabar-Kitarovic: Croat member of B&H Presidency has to be elected by Croats (TV1)
• Wigemark: EU and IC will continue helping but will not impose solutions for changes to Law on Elections of B&H (EuroBlic)
• SDP B&H will send proposal of changes to Election Law into urgent procedure (Hayat)
• Dodik: I will not run away from candidacy for office of B&H Presidency member, if elected I will raise issue of state judiciary institutions; third entity would stabilize B&H (FTV)
• Dodik stated that arming of the RS Ministry of Interior will continue (BNTV)
• Konakovic says he left SDA because certain individuals in party protect crime, “SDA has strong influence on judiciary” (TV1)
• Security commission waits for Mektic’s report on paramilitary units (N1)
• US Embassy urges institutions to investigate potential threats (N1)
• Izetbegovic meets UN’s Dieng, underlines importance of legal framework to prevent denial of genocide (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia
• Plenkovic and Vucic discuss war reparations, MP heckles Vucic (Hina)
• Croatia and Serbia give themselves two years to solve border issues (Hina)
• Presidents meet with religious leaders (HRT)
fYROM
• Zaev-Erdogan: Support for settling the name dispute with Greece, more intensive economic cooperation (MIA)
• Turkey’s parliament voices support for Macedonia’s bid to join NATO (MIA)
• Sela is against the name of “Gorna Makedonija” without translation (Meta)
Albania
• Borders management, Albania – EU agreement signed (ADN)
• Albania, progress in freedom of expression (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Western Balkans must break down trade barriers (Politico)
• Arms shipment to Bosnian Serbs stokes EU fears (The Guardian)
• ‘Macedonia’ in FYROM Name Unavoidable, Tsipras says (Greek Reporter)

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