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Serbia Thanks Russia For Support Over Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbian leaders heaped praise on Russia during Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Belgrade – while Lavrov in turn said Russia would not relent in its opposition to Kosovo’s independence. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Thursday accused the EU and NATO of creating an “unhealthy situation” in Europe, while his Serbian hosts thanked Russia for […]

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Kocijancic: Region to resolve open issues prior to joining EU (Danas)

By   /  23/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The issue of reconciliation relates to the entire region. Recently approved EU Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans, clearly says “that regional cooperation and good neighborhood relations are of crucial importance for the progress in the EU integration,” EU High Representative Spokesperson, Maja Kocijancic told Danas daily. Along with the improved regional cooperation, further efforts […]

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Internal dialogue on Kosovo: Former foreign ministers on “four don’ts” (Insajder, BETA)

By   /  20/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Former Serbian Foreign Minister, Vladislav Jovanovic said yesterday during the roundtable held within the framework of internal dialogue on Kosovo, that forgotten document related to the renewed accession of Serbia to the UN could be crucial in solving the Kosovo issue, Insajder portal reported. Meanwhile, his colleague Zivorad Jovanovic said Serbia should pay attention to […]

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Jan Kavan: EU cannot use Kosovo as ultimatum (Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  20/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Petition against the independence of Kosovo is a reminder of violence against the law, and one must not pressure Serbian side only, former head of Czech diplomacy and UN General Assembly Chairman, Jan Kavan told Vecernje Novosti daily. We have decided to sign a petition on Czech withdrawal of Kosovo recognition to once more point […]

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EU on Rama’s statement: Political interference in neighbouring countries is not of a help (RTS)

By   /  19/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

On the occasion of the “idea” of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on the “joint president of Albania and Kosovo”, the European Union states that “the statements that can be interpreted as a political interference in neighbouring countries” are counterproductive both in building good neighbourly relations and progress on the path of EU integration of […]

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Zivadin Jovanovic: NATO and EU confirmed sovereignty of Serbia over Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  19/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

UN SC Resolution 1244 is a final decision on Kosovo status and represents a synthesis of interests of all counties in the world, former head of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia diplomacy, Zivadin Jovanovic told Vecernje Novosti daily. This solution was reached in a difficult negotiation, under NATO bombs of Serbia (respectively Federal Republic of […]

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Dacic: Don’t send us arrogant messages; don’t insult us (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  16/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says it is “absolutely counterproductive that some foreign ministers are sending arrogant messages to Belgrade.” Dacic, who is taking part in an informal meeting of EU and candidate countries’ foreign ministers in Sofia, Bulgaria, noted on Friday that when it comes to bilateral disputes, EU’s stance is “not to import instability, […]

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Milincic: EU strategy is not friendly (TV N1)

By   /  09/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Sputnik in Serbian, Editor-in-Chief, Ljubinka Milincic told TV N1 that the EU Enlargement Strategy for Western Balkans is not friendly towards Serbia, and it would be the best if they let Belgrade and Pristina reach an agreement on their own. She also commented on a statement of the EU Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations and Neighborhood […]

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EU’s New Balkans Enlargement Strategy Demands Reforms (Balkan Insight)

By   /  08/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The European Commission’s new enlargement strategy offers support for Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – but insists they must step up reforms and fully embrace EU values if they hope to join. The European Commission launched its new enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans on Tuesday, offering help for all six EU aspirant […]

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“Huge obstacles on EU path – citizens to decide what to do” (B92)

By   /  08/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received on Wednesday in Belgrade EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. During a joint news conference after the meeting, Vucic pointed out that chapter 35 in EU membership negotiations – that concerns Kosovo – “exists only for Serbia – it did not exist for any other country.” […]

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Brussels’ new Balkan strategy: Tough love (Politico)

By   /  07/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

You were expecting a welcome mat? Here’s a bucket of cold water instead. The European Commission’s new strategy for the Western Balkans holds out the prospect that two countries from the region, Serbia and Montenegro, could “potentially” be ready to join the EU by 2025. It also offers increased support for the four other would-be […]

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Hahn: Too early to speak on format of binding agreement between Serbia and Kosovo (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

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

European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner, Johannes Hahn told Tanjug news agency it is still too early to speak how the legally binding agreement between Serbia and Kosovo would look like. What matters is the agreement between Kosovo and Serbia on how their future co-existence could be, Hahn said. Responding to Tanjug’s question how he […]

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