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Blic: A group of Bishops seeks the urgent Assembly and the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo (TV Most, KIM radio)

By   /  23/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Six bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church have asked the Synod to schedule the Assembly in order the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) to determine and take a unique position on the solution for Kosovo, the Belgrade daily Blic writes today. According to the daily, the bishops have been sending requests in the last two months, […]

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“Recognition fairytale, UN membership mirage” – FM Dacic on Kosovo (B92, RTV, Beta)

By   /  23/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

In an interview with the public broadcaster in the province of Vojvodina (RTV), cited by the Beta agency, Dacic said the possibility of Serbia accepting Kosovo’s UN membership was a mirage. “It would be good if a lasting solution were to be found. But when they talk about a solution for Kosovo in the West, […]

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An Assassination Could Be Just What Kosovo Needed (Foreign Policy)

By   /  23/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A tragic death could spark a lasting peace in the Balkans’ most restive region. In March 2003, a sniper enlisted by a powerful criminal gang shot dead Serbia’s young reformist prime minister, Zoran Djindjic. In an instant, the promise of a clean break — for Serbia and for the region — from the Slobodan Milosevic […]

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The movement ”Fatherland”: Vucic’s visit to Kosovo did not bring anything new (NMagazin, Beta)

By   /  22/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The People’s Movement of Serbs from Kosovo ”Fatherland” issued a press statement on Sunday evening, stating that the visit of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to Kosovo didn’t bring anything new, and that he said ”lots of futile promises and messages” that ”cannot encourage Serbs at all”, reports NMagazin. They added that the president’s visit showed […]

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Ristic and Jaksic were not invited to the meeting (KIM radio, FoNet)

By   /  22/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Independent MP in the Serbian Assembly Slavisa Ristic said  that he was not invited to a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the northern part of Mitrovica, reported on Saturday KIM radio. Ristic, who is also the former Mayor of Zubin Potok, said he believed that, unlike Kosovo deputies from the Serbian Progressive Party […]

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Tadic: They are fulfilling requests related to Kosovo because of applause and authority (KIM Radio)

By   /  22/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President of the Social-Democratic Party (SDS), Boris Tadic told Serbian media that since Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) came into power, Serbia’s European path is not conditioned with the progress and level of achieved reforms, but with “the trade of the authorities, in which they are fulfilling requests related to Kosovo for the sake of an […]

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“It is not for Russia to object if Serbia decides to give Kosovo away” (EurAsia Daily)

By   /  22/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The process of settling the status of Kosovo, which recently received an unexpected turn after the murder of one of the leaders of Kosovo Serbs Oliver Ivanović, is entering the final phase. This, according to experts, became even more obvious after the interview of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić given to the Serbian state television channel […]

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Djuric, analysts on Vucic’s visit to Kosovo (Tanjug, RTS)

By   /  22/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Director, Marko Djuric said the result of Serbian President Vucic’s visit to Kosovo is that Serbia is getting united aiming to help our people in a southern province, as the Serbs in Kosovo are also getting united in a wish to strive for their survival jointly, supported by the state, […]

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Vucic satisfied with Kosovo trip, and “doing important job” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  22/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President Aleksandar Vucic says that it was “not easy and pleasant” but that he is satisfied with his visit to Kosovo and Metohija. Vucic, who was there during the weekend, said he was satisfied because he has done “an extremely important job” on uniting the people in the province. He also stressed that he had […]

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Vucic on Saturday in Mitrovica and Laplje Selo (KIM radio)

By   /  19/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic tomorrow in Kosovo, announced the Serbian Presidency on its web site, KIM radio reports. President Vucic first will visit monastery of Banjska, after which he will meet with representatives of Serbs in Kosovo in the building of the Technical Faculty in North Mitrovica. At about 5 pm, President Vucic will talk […]

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B92: EU “won’t accept countries with open issues with neighbors” (Serbian media)

By   /  19/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn says 2025 is “a realistic goal for a new wave of (EU) enlargement.) Serbia and Montenegro have currently “progressed the farthest” toward that goal – but that does not mean that the two countries will definitely be the first to “cross the finish line,” Hahn told Austria’s APA agency. “There is […]

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Human Rights Watch: Serbia/Kosovo, Events of 2016

By   /  18/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbia Progress in human rights protection was limited in 2016. Asylum seekers and migrant arrivals decreased, but the asylum system remains flawed with inadequate protections for unaccompanied children. Attacks and threats against journalists remain a problem. War crimes prosecutions progress remains slow. The Roma minority continue to face housing discrimination and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

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