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Deal on Unifying Kosovo Justice System Takes Effect (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The EU confirmed that on Tuesday the Kosovo-Serbia agreement on unifying the justice system in Kosovo is due to come into force. Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, told BIRN on Monday that a landmark agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, unifying the justice system in Kosovo, will come into force […]

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Munter on USA participation in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  16/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Former USA Ambassador to Serbia, Cameron Munter, who is now heading the The East-West Institute, said he is an optimist, seeing the people in the region having the spirit and willingness to resolve the issues, shared by all, Tanjug news agency reported. In that sense, he particularly mentioned Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic. Munter believes that […]

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“Haradinaj’s story for internal use” (Tanjug, KIM Radio)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic said to Tanjug that the statements of Kosovo leaders “are intended for internal use” and this is how he sees the latest statement of Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj. Haradinaj earlier stated there is no continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue without involvement of the USA. “I would not […]

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“Progress in dialogue important for pace of accession process” (Tanjug, RTS)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Chief of the Austrian Diplomacy, Sebastian Kurz said he sees no added value in comparing situation in Catalonia and Kosovo, but dialogue with Pristina should continue as the progress in the dialogue is of high significance for Serbia’s path to the EU, Tanjug news agency reported. Catalonian referendum on independence is an internal matter of […]

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Spanish Ambassador: Grateful to Serbia because it did not send letter (Politika, Novosti)

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

“Spain is grateful to the Government of Serbia because it did not bring up that issue, as the President Aleksandar Vucic already explained,” stated Spanish Ambassador to Serbia, Miguel Fuertes Suarez. The Spanish Ambassador made these remarks while commenting the information that Belgrade, following the plea of his country, postponed sending the letter to Brussels, […]

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The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo: Lessons for the EU (EuropeanWesternBalkans)

By   /  10/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

*Op-ed by Filip Ejdus, speaker at the panel “The EU as a crisis management actor: CSDP in the neighbourhood” on the Belgrade Security Forum 2017. In June 2016, the EU extended the mandate of the Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) until June 2018. While the fate of the mission after that date is […]

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“Spain is our great friend, we listened to its request” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic confirmed on Monday that she would not take Belgrade’s letter to the EU to Brussels with her, when she travels there on Tuesday. The letter regards the European Commission’ stance on the recent independence referendum in Catalonia, and on Kosovo. “We had a request from Spain not to send the […]

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Unclear when the first phase of the dialogue in Kosovo has ended (Danas)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The statement of the Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić on establishment of working group for the second phase of the internal dialogue produces a certain ambiguities in the interpretation of this process, as it is not clear when the dialogue has started and how at all it can reach the second phase, writes daily […]

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Letter to EU on Catalonia-Kosovo cases postponed (RTS, TV Most)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, said to RTS today that the letter on Catalonian referendum is prepared, he has signed it, however the PM Brnabic would not take it to Brussels tomorrow, but it would, as per request of Spain, be delivered at a later stage, in order not to deteriorate the situation in this country. […]

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Constitutions of Spain and Serbia do not recognize possibility of independence referendum (Politika)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Brussels did not provide convincing explanation, and I do not see how membership to the EU could influence international assessment of the declaration of independence, stated Serbian Academic and International Law Professor, Tibor Vardi to Politika daily. The parallel between Catalonia and Kosovo is not simple, but it is also not without grounds, said Vardi, […]

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Despite pressure, letter goes to EU (Novosti)

By   /  06/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, would not give up sending the letter to the European Union and member states that have recognized unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo, regardless of huge pressure exercised on him, Novosti daily reports today. The head of the Serbian state, is decisive to point out to Brussels, injustice done by using double […]

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There is no right to separatism (Deutche Welle)

By   /  05/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Catalan regional government is planning to declare independence soon. However, it will not be able to refer to either international or the European law. The same thing as Kosovo did not become independent legally, but politically, Deutche Welle (DW) reported today. The right of the people to self-determination is an important principle of international […]

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