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Stop Poking the Russian Bear (The National Interest)

By   /  21/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Western intrusion into traditional Russian spheres of influence, areas under the sway of Moscow for three centuries or more, represents a highly provocative and destabilizing policy. Note: this article is part of a symposium on U.S.-Russia relations included in the September/October 2017 issue of the National Interest. War between Russia and the West seems nearly […]

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Entire staff of Serbian embassy withdrawn from Skopje (Serbian media)

By   /  21/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

RTS is reporting it received confirmation that the entire staff of the Serbian embassy in Skopje has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade. Serbian Ambassador Dusanka Divjak-Tomic and the staff, as stated, arrived last night (Sunday) in Belgrade. A detailed explanation of what is happening will be given during the day today by Minister […]

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Kosovo’s Interpol membership is far from assured (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  21/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Leonora Aliu As UN General Assembly vote approaches, does Kosovo have the support? Toward the end of 2014, Slobodan Gavric, a Serbian citizen, was caught in Kosovo’s capital with 12 kilos of explosives, which turned out had been transported from Belgrade to the Arberia neighborhood in Prishtina with no problem whatsoever. As a result, […]

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“Athletes from Serbia and Kosovo must stand on same podiums” (B92)

By   /  18/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

If our athletes and those from the self-proclaimed state of Kosovo meet on a podium, “they will have to stay there,” says Bozidar Maljkovic. The president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia has taken a firm stance on this, and “will not back down from it even at the price of being sacked. “If the […]

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Kosovo: Political crisis mines the dialogue process with Serbia (Independent Balkan News Agency)

By   /  16/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The failure to create new institutions in Kosovo two months after the holding of parliamentary elections, has mined the process of dialogue for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. While the Serb leadership has launched several proposals for the solution of pending issues between the two countries, Kosovo’s politicians have not issued any […]

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Continuation of the battle for the UN presence in Kosovo (Politika)

By   /  15/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

At the meeting of the United Nations Security Council tomorrow is expected a diplomatic struggle to keep the Kosovo issue on the agenda of the world organization that corresponds to Belgrade, writes daily Politika today. Belgrade, with the help of its allies, primarily Russia and China, continues to fight that the debate on the situation […]

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UNMIK Headlines 15 August

By   /  15/08/2017  /  Uncategorized, UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• LAA’s initiative does not “heal” political stalemate (Koha)
• Hoxhaj: Ideas to change the borders, dangerous (Zeri)
• PAN to participate in consultations but not at the session (Zeri)
• EU requests constitution of the Assembly (RTK, Epoka)
• Konjufca: LDK rejected Kurti’s invitation for coalition (Radio Dukagjini)
• Revitalisation of Mitrovica bridge, uncompleted (Klan Kosova)
• Pacolli: PAN is violating the Constitution (Klan Kosova)

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What Kosovo Can(‘t) Expect from Vucic’s Call for Dialogue (Balkan Insight)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Gezim Krasniqi Far from signaling a new era in Serbia-Kosovo relations, Vucic’s recent call to ‘get real’ on the issue could lead to attempts to redraw borders. While optimists may have welcomed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s recent call for an internal debate within Serbia about Kosovo, seasoned observers fear the move will serve to […]

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Dacic: Russia would support delimitation with Kosovo, if it is our official stance (Tanjug, Dnevnik)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Russia would support the idea on delimitation with Kosovo if it becomes an official stance of Serbia, said the leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) and Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, adding he is exposed to constant attacks ever since he mentioned division of Kosovo, Serbian media reported. “They call me a traitor, […]

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DSS: Serbia should get out from vicious cycle of European integration (Tanjug, Blic)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) called upon all political stakeholders to state their opinion on the EU conditions, adding the time has come to Serbia to get out from the vicious cycle of the European integration and focus on regulating its own society, freed from the Brussels tutoring, Serbian media reported. Leader of DSS, Milos […]

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Serb President Vows to Push for Kosovo Deal Despite Risks (Bloomberg)

By   /  11/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbia’s president vowed to start a nationwide debate next month on unresolved relations with Kosovo and Albania, saying a “compromise” would fix most of his country’s political problems for a century and open the way to European Union membership. Debate within Serbia would help outline the negotiating position before talks begin. Changes that need to […]

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DSS: Serbian Government to urgently explain news on NATO military drill in Serbia (Beta, Blic, RTV)

By   /  09/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), has requested today from the government to urgently explain the news that NATO military drill will be held in Serbia next year. Radio Free Europe reported earlier that NATO military drill will take place in Serbia and the news was confirmed by the Ministry of Defence. “The Government is obliged […]

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