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It wasn’t like this in Europe even before WW1, says Vucic (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  22/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The climate has changed in Europe, the situation in the world has never been this complicated, not even before the First World War, says Aleksandar Vucic. The Serbian president in this way commented on rigid Dutch and French stance regarding EU candidate countries opening new accession negotiation chapters in June, and Serbia’s position and chances […]

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MEP Kukan: Not everyone in EU agrees with Macron (Vecernje Novosti, BETA, TV N1)

By   /  21/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Eduard Kukan, a Member of the European Parliament and in charge of its relations with Serbia, said today the French President’s statement that it was not a good time for the European Union’s enlargement was only one of the suggestions in talks about the bloc’s future. Kukan told Belgrade-based daily Vecernje novosti President Emmanuel Macron’s […]

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Macron pours cold water on Balkan EU membership hopes (Politico)

By   /  18/05/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

At summit with regional leaders, French president says thoughts of enlargement have ‘weakened Europe.’ SOFIA — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday sounded a skeptical note on enlarging the European Union to include countries from the western Balkans — at a summit meant to strengthen ties between the region and the EU. Macron’s comments come […]

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Dacic: Countries can’t be Serbia’s partners and work against us (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  26/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbia sticks to its policy, and everyone thinking to the contrary must decide whether they’re our friends and partners, or will work against Serbia. Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this on Thursday, on the occasion of media reports that reported on France planning to send protest notes to countries that withdrew their recognition of Kosovo’s […]

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“It’s not true that Macron is closing EU’s door to Serbia” (B92)

By   /  18/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The headlines in Serbian media about French President Emmanuel Macron closing EU’s door to Serbia are not correct, says French Ambassador Frederic Mondoloni. Macron told the European parliament on Tuesday that he will “only support an enlargement when there is first a deepening and a reform of our Europe.” Speaking on Wednesday, Mondoloni added that […]

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French FM: We intervened because of Djuric’s arrest (B29)

By   /  13/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Belgrade on Thursday afternoon, where he later met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. After the meeting, Vucic and Le Drian addressed the media. They said they agreed that a “frozen conflict” was not a good solution for Kosovo, and that the issue should be solved. Le Drian […]

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Jevtic with European delegation on problems in Kosovo, Special Court initiative (Tanjug, Dnevnik)

By   /  12/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Srpska Lista is against an initiative to revoke the Special Court and the stance of Serb political representatives about it is clear and unequivocal Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtic told representatives of French-German delegation visiting Kosovo, Serbian media reported. Jevtic met yesterday the Germany’s Envoy for South-Eastern Europe, […]

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Franco-German Envoys Press Kosovo on Special Court (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

German and French envoys are adding to diplomatic pressure on Kosovo not to try to stop the new Specialist Chambers – which will try former Kosovo guerrillas – from coming into operation. A joint German-French delegation met Kosovo officials on Wednesday to voice concern about recent failed attempts by Kosovo MPs to revoke the law […]

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“Republic of Kosovo’ project is obviously failing” (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  15/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Russian and Chinese ambassadors spoke in favor of continuing the UNMIK mission in Kosovo, during Tuesday’s UN Security Council session dedicated to its work. At the same time, representatives of France, Great Britain and the United States called for it be abolished. Russia’s Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya said Moscow disagrees with the “very optimistic assessment” presented […]

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Albanians use Serbian citizenship for arms trade (Sputnik)

By   /  25/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Path of illegal arms goes from Kosovo to the European countries, as the KLA has the highest concentration of armament that arrived in the Balkans during nineties from the sovereign states, including France as well, Sputnik daily reported today. A serial of terrorist attacks that stroke France and fact that the arms from the Balkans […]

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“French disgrace”: Serbian delegation walkout at CoE session (InSerbia)

By   /  28/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A delegation of Serbia’s National Assembly on Thursday left a session of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, held in Strasbourg, France, in protest. The move was prompted by the decision of a French court earlier in the day to reject Serbia’s request to extradite Ramush Haradinaj. According to a statement, the Serbian delegation “condemned […]

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Vučić: Shameful decision and a political one; protest note to France (N1)

By   /  27/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Ambassador in France will be called to urgent consultations. The Prime Minister said that there will be no interruption of diplomatic relations with France, but that will be sent a clear message with thinking about the decision of the court in Colmar. “The important thing is to have relations with France, I do not […]

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