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Belgrade Media Report 21 May 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 21 May 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Recognition of Kosovo will never be condition for our EU membership (Tanjug/Beta)
• Dacic: Serbia to oppose attempts of Kosovo CoE admission (Tanjug/Beta/RTS)
• Serbia and Azerbaijan always support each other (Tanjug/B92)
• Serbian parliament adopts draft proposal on formation of Commission for investigating consequences of NATO bombing (RTS)
• Albanians have been after Serbian passports since 1999 (Novosti)
• Fabrizi: Kosovo key issue in Serbia’s EU path (Blic/Beta)
• Kukan: Macron not only one deciding on EU enlargement (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Delegation of Turkey led by Turkey’s President Erdogan visits Sarajevo (TV1)
• Erdogan speaks at UETD pre-election rally in Sarajevo attended by 15,000 people; Izetbegovic: Erdogan was sent by God (TV1)
• Erdogan’s pre-election rally sparks reactions in B&H (TV1)
• International media report on Erdogan’s visit to Sarajevo (Dnevni avaz)
• Minister Pendes discusses activation of MAP (Glas Srpske)
• B&H Ambassador to Israel Rajakovic denies having attended opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem but only reception organized by Israeli PM (N1)
Croatia
• Opposition puts forward motion to dissolve parliament (Hina)
• Conflict of interest proceedings launched against former Minister Dalic (Hina)
• Croatia ratifies European Partnership Treaty with B&H (Hina)
• Croatia to prevent migrants entering from B&H (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Brajovic to the opposition: Come and do something (MINA)
• Karakacanov: Montenegro is the most serious candidate for the EU membership (CDM)
fYROM
• Greece calls for ‘geographical or chronological qualifier’ (MIA)
• Greek opposition leaders reject latest name proposal (MIA)
• Gov’t: Name proposal contains chronological qualifier acceptable for both sides (MIA)
• Zaev: Republic of Ilinden Macedonia could lead to possible compromise with Greece (MIA)
• Republic of Ilinden Macedonia – an excellent basis for solution (MIA)
• Mickoski: No change of Constitution to change the name (MIA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• The EU enters the Balkans as a fast player (Hurriyet Daily News)

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Church shouldn’t be making key political decisions – Vucic (B92, BETA)

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Church shouldn’t be making key political decisions – Vucic (B92, BETA)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that he “does not think that key political decisions should be made by the Church.” Vucic also rejected the assessment that the state behaves as if the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) was “guilty for the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.” “The Church should not make key political decisions, […]

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Rama in U.S. discusses transformation of KSF into an army (RTK)

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Rama in U.S. discusses transformation of KSF into an army (RTK)

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Lieutenant General Rrahman Rama, Commander of Kosovo Security Force, is participating at the 25 anniversary of the State Partnership Program of the U.S. National Guard. According to a press release issued by Kosovo’s Ministry for Security Force, Rama met with senior officials of the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Mattew Palmer and Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

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Kurti on points that should be discussed with Serbia (RTK)

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Kurti on points that should be discussed with Serbia (RTK)

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The leader of the Vetevendosje Movement, Albin Kurti, spoke today at a press conference about the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. “Before a new dialogue with Serbia, it is important to: Make a state balance of the 2011-2017 dialogue, report at the Assembly and hold a parliamentary debate. There was a lot of investment, minor […]

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Assembly committee approves criminal code draft (Koha)

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Assembly committee approves criminal code draft (Koha)

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Kosovo Assembly’s legislation committee has approved in principle today the new draft of Kosovo’s criminal code presented by Justice Minister, Abelard Tahiri. Tahiri said the draft law is in harmony to EU standards and legislation and that it will provide Kosovo with a new boost to fight crime and corruption. He urged MPs to vote […]

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Serbs from the villages near Obilic appeal the police to protect them from robbers of cattle and machines (NMagazin, RTK2)

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Serbs from the villages near Obilic appeal the police to protect them from robbers of cattle and machines (NMagazin, RTK2)

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Villagers from the Obilic municipality appealed the police to further engage in order to punish thieves, whose targets they are continuously, reports NMagazin. “We tried to get a response from the police, but unsuccessfully, they did not respond to our messages and calls,” say the Serbs from the villages Babin Most and Milosevo. RTK2 reported […]

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Srpska Lista criticizes frequent mistakes in translation (Tanjug, RTS)

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