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Milos Jovanovic: If this continues, Nis would become Albanian (BETA, B92)

By   /  17/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Leader of Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) Milos Jovanovic told BETA news agency, Serbian Government has rejected a proposal in 2007 similar to that of a legally binding agreement that is being offered to Aleksandar Vucic now. Jovanovic assessed if Vucic does what he says he would do then it would be an “act of […]

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“Wave of Serb nationalism possible without fair solution” (Tanjug, Rheinische Post, B92)

By   /  17/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Aleksandar Vucic has warned that, unless a solution acceptable to the majority, there could be a new wave of Serb nationalism. In an interview for the German daily Rheinische Post, the Serbian president stressed that Serbia is in favor of a fair compromise in resolving the Kosovo issue. When the interviewer assessed that Serbia is […]

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Some US plan for Kosovo exists after all? (B92)

By   /  17/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

There has been an increasing number of allegations in the media recently that Serbia had been presented with a plan for Kosovo, either verbally or in writing. Each of them, although in different ways, suggests that Serbia on the road to membership in the European Union should agree to recognize Kosovo, or at least accept […]

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OSCE urges action on journalists’ murders in Kosovo (B92, BIRN)

By   /  17/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The OSCE wants renewed efforts to uncover the truth behind the kidnappings and murders of Serb and ethnic Albanian journalists connected to the 1999 war. OSCE ambassador to Kosovo Jan Braathu said on Tuesday at the unveiling of a memorial plaque to two Serbian reporters who were kidnapped in 1999 and never found that the […]

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Vucic receives “no US plan – just indications, principles” (B92, Beta)

By   /  17/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President Aleksandar Vucic said in Sofia, Bulgaria late on Wednesday that he received “no US plan for solving the situation with Kosovo,” Beta is reporting. Vucic at the same time reportedly said he did receive “indications and principles.” He is quoted as saying there were “decent things” in those – but also “solutions he does […]

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Financial Times: Vucic says he is obsessed with Kosovo (N1)

By   /  15/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

“I’m obsessed with Kosovo,” Serbian President Aleksnadar Vucic told the Financial Times adding that everything he has done to date depends on a solution to the Kosovo problem.  “Without resolving that problem everything I have achieved so far won’t be sustainable. The first crisis will kill us,” he said. The FT said that European Union […]

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Spanish PM decides to snub EU-Balkans summit over Kosovo (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  15/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy will definitely not participate in the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, due to his country’s position on Kosovo. Spain does not recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. “It was clear from the beginning that Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy does not want to attend due to Spain’s position on Kosovo’s status,” […]

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West gives Vucic plan for Kosovo – “and if he refuses…” (Blic, Tanjug, B92)

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The United States and Western countries have submitted a plan to solve the Kosovo problem to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, writes daily Blic. The paper says that the plan is “better for Serbia than all of the previous ones, but still unacceptable to Vucic.” “The United States and Western countries have submitted their principles, but […]

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RF on secret training at US base, US on Kosovo recognitions (BETA, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  15/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Russia and China have once again opposed initiatives coming from some UN Security Council members to change the format of the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK. They hold the same position when it comes to attempts to change the format of the Council’s sessions dedicated to Kosovo. In this way, they supported Serbia’s stance on […]

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EU Summit on WB: Enlargement possible, but many obstacles (N1)

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The forthcoming European Union Summit on Western Balkans in Sofia will be an incentive to linkage and enlargement, but the potential candidate countries still face a number of obstacles, a conference in Belgrade has been told on Monday. The issue of enlargement was back on the EU’s agenda thanks to the Bulgarian presidency over the […]

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Kosovo main ‘hurdle’ on Serbia’s path to EU: President Vucic (AFP)

By   /  15/05/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo remains the major “hurdle” blocking Serbia’s path to European Union membership, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Monday, urging concessions from Pristina. “The only big problem that I see as a real obstacle in our European path is the Kosovo issue,” Vucic, an ultra-nationalist turned pro-European, told AFP in an interview. See more at: https://www.afp.com/en/news/826/kosovo-main-hurdle-serbias-path-eu-president-vucic-doc-14w94q1

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Serbian FM asks UN not to change format of Kosovo sessions (BETA, B92)

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Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Monday asked the UN not to change the format of sessions dedicated to Kosovo – something requested by Western powers. Dacic was addressing a regular UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the new report of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the work of the UN mission in Kosovo and […]

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