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Odalovic: No clear signal from Pristina (N1)

By   /  13/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Belgrade does not know what Pristina is going to do in the next stage of the dialogue on normalizing relations, a senior Serbian Foreign Ministry official said on Friday. Foreign Ministry General Secretary Veljko Odalovic said that ”it’s obvious that there is no clear signal from Pristina about the dialogue”. ”We don’t know what will […]

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Drecun: Elections if people say no in Kosovo issue popular vote (N1)

By   /  13/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The head of Serbia’s Parliament Kosovo Committee said that a final stage of Belgrade – Pristina dialogue was approaching and that the diplomatic activities should increase, adding that Serbia would not allow Kosovo to become a UN member. Milovan Drecun, of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), added that the final status discussion demanded a […]

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“I’m off to somewhere – let Pacolli try to figure out where” (RTS, B92)

By   /  11/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Pristina should stop provoking the Serb people and Serbia, as Albanians in Kosovo are no longer in a position to threaten anyone, says Ivica Dacic. The Serbian foreign minister and first deputy PM told RTS on Wednesday that yesterday’s arrest of five Serbs in Kosovo was a hostile act that does not contribute creating a […]

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Albanians from the south of Serbia seek reciprocity with northern Kosovo (Kossev, FoNet, N1)

By   /  10/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Representatives of all parties acting among Albanians in Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja and representatives of the non-governmental sector agreed that the Assembly of all Albanian councillors from these three municipalities will meet on July 14th and adopt a statement on political events in the region, the President of the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA), Ragmi […]

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Vucic wants Merkel to speed up Nis-Pristina highway (Tanjug)

By   /  10/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Aleksandar Vucic has told Angela Merkel he believes the Regional Economic Zone and the Nis-Pristina highway is of great importance to the Western Balkans. The Serbian president Vucic asked the German chancellor Merkel to use her reputation and authority to speed up the realization of these two projects, Tanjug reported. According to this agency Vucic […]

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“Even if we recognized Kosovo in 2008 we wouldn’t be in EU” (TV Prva, B92)

By   /  09/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Journalist Ljiljana Smajlovic on Monday spoke for Belgrade based Television Prva (TV Prva) about the Belgrade-Pristina talks, the country’s EU future, and “Trump’s people”… “There is a theory that there had been talks about an exchange of territory, but that the Americans told the Serbs this cannot happen, all related to the Crimea issue,” Smajlovic said […]

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Politika: Serbia, Kosovo presidents to meet later this month (N1)

By   /  09/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo could meet in Brussels late this month before the summer break starts, Belgrade-based daily Politika writes in Monday’ edition citing unofficial information. Presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci could meet with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini on or around July 25, the daily reports. Mogherini’s spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic […]

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KDI: 91% Serbs do not accept Kosovo’s recognition by Serbia (RTK2)

By   /  04/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

According to the results of the Kosovo Democratic Institute research, 91 per cent of Serbian community members would not accept Kosovo’s recognition by Serbia. The same research shows that, if the parliamentary elections were held next week, 45% of citizens would surely come out. A public opinion survey on the final phase of the dialogue […]

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Ruzic: Serbia do not have well-intentioned interlocutors on Kosovo (Serbian media)

By   /  03/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government Branko Ruzic says that Serbia is striving to reach a sustainable solution for Kosovo through dialogue, but that it does not have well-intentioned interlocutors on the other side, reports Serbian media. He stresses that interlocutors on the other hand, representatives of Kosovo institutions, do not have enough […]

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EU: The change of format would take away the dialogue’s power (N1, Beta)

By   /  02/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Officials in the European Union believe that changing the format of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue would not speed up the settlement of the normalization of the relations of the two sides and would only take the power away; and instead of dealing with the essence, the engagement of the negotiators, at least for some time, would […]

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Scott: I hope the compromise between Belgrade and Pristina will be reached ”perhaps this year” (RTS)

By   /  02/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott told Radio Television Serbia (RTS) that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina should enter a more intensive phase and expresses the hope that the compromise will be reached “perhaps even this year”. Scott told RTS that neither Belgrade nor Pristina will get everything they want, but that it is […]

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“Deadlines and pressure will not speed up Kosovo talks” (B92, Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  02/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Ivica Dacic says the demands to include “new players” in the Kosovo dialogue now – only to strengthen Pristina’s position – are completely unreasonable. The foreign minister of Serbia at the same time stressed that pressure will not accelerate reaching a compromise. “The United States is already very much well informed and indirectly involved in […]

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