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Mogherini on Monday with officials from the Western Balkans (Blic)

By   /  15/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini to meet officials from the six Western Balkan countries at an informal working dinner in Brussels on Monday, December 18th, reports Blic. In addition to the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, the Prime Ministers of Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, FYROM, as well as the Chairman […]

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Unacceptable for region to join EU as one package – Dacic (BETA, TV O2, B92)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM, Ivica Dacic says the idea of the whole region joining the EU “as one package” is unacceptable to Serbia. Speaking late on Tuesday in Brussels, Dacic pointed out that “everyone should advance at the speed that they deserve.” Dacic told reporters, after a meeting of foreign ministers of […]

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Peoples Party: Negotiation process with EU slow (FoNet, Danas)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Peoples Party, headed by Vuk Jeremic, said the negotiation process with the EU is rather slow, despite concessions made in negotiations with Kosovo, Serbian media reported. The European integrations are slow because of corruption and catastrophic situation in the judiciary, which has been confirmed by the statements of the highest EU officials on Monday, the […]

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“Russia sanctions, Kosovo recognition would make us champs” (B92, RTS)

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

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is in Paris this Tuesday for the climate change summit. Speaking for RTS, he commented on Monday’s opening of two new two chapters in Serbia’s EU membership negotiations. Vucic sees participation in the summit as an opportunity to meet with the French president who is at the moment one of the […]

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Albin Kurti trump card of great powers? (Vecernje Novosti)

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

The rhetoric used by Self-determination MP, Albin Kurti on the unification of Kosovo and Albania, although not new has specific significance at this moment not only because of the movement’s ascent, but also of the splice of great powers’ interests, whose trump card he could be, Serbian daily Vecenje Novosti writes today.    According to […]

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Hahn: Serbia progressing, to focus on rule of law and dialogue (Tanjug, Dnevnik)

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

EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn welcomed last night opening of the new chapters in Serbia’s EU accession negotiations, and highlighted that Serbia in the future must focus on the rule of law and normalization of relations with Pristina, Serbian media reported. He assessed the opening of chapters as an indicator […]

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 Kosovo without UNMIK acronym during CEFTA presiding (RFE)

By   /  07/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Next year Kosovo is expected to chair the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA). Kosovo’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Bajram Hasani, told Radio Free Europe that Kosovo will be presiding only under the name Kosovo, without UNMIK acronym. He added that representatives of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo will not be participating at […]

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Joksimovic: USA present, no changes in format of dialogue (RTK2)

By   /  06/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Centre of Foreign Policy Director, Aleksandra Joksimovic said to RTK 2 that the format of the Brussels dialogue would not change, but the USA will be more active in the process of normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Joksimovic also said she does not believe legally binding document would request from Serbia to recognize […]

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Ex FM recalls dramatic moments around UN Kosovo resolution (BETA, B92)

By   /  04/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Vuk Jeremic says that he still believes that a decision made in 2010 to change Serbia’s draft UN General Assembly resolution on Kosovo was “completely wrong.” “I was informed from Belgrade that it was decided to change the resolution the evening before the vote, where I had secured a majority for our original text. I […]

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US administration “denied Thaci’s and Haradinaj’s claims” (Tanjug)

By   /  01/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Pristina’s claim that possible future US involvement in dialogue with Belgrade is a proposal coming from the official US administration is “incorrect,” Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, who in Washington, told Voice of America, Tanjug reports today. “The things that Thaci and Haradinaj are saying have been denied by the US administration. They even told […]

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Recommendations to EP: Full normalization does not mean recognition of Kosovo (Politika, BETA, KIM Radio)

By   /  01/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The European Union has to clarify to the Serbian public that a request for “full normalization of relations” with Pristina, on Serbia’s path to the EU “is not necessarily recognition of Kosovo,” although it might happen at a certain moment in the future, analysis of the European Parliament General Directorate for Foreign Affairs said, Serbian […]

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Minister on “reconciling with US” and new Kosovo mediators (B92)

By   /  30/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Jadranka Joksimovic says that “inviting global powers” to join the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue represents “a reflection of provincialism.” “I’m sorry to hear that the Atlantic Council thinks the US and Serbia have had such bad relations until now, that a historic reconciliation needs to occur,” the Serbian minister for EU Integration also said on Wednesday, adding: […]

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