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Bishop Irinej: Maximum compromise is already offered (Tanjug, Blic)

By   /  16/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Bishop of Backa Eparchy and the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) Spokesperson, Irinej Bulovic said that the invitation for internal dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija is „fully appropriate and useful“ expressing belief that the stance of the SOC would be not to offer additional concessions to Pristina, since „the maxim compromise from the Serbian side […]

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Tanaskovic: USA will support Pristina from shadow (Tanjug, Blic)

By   /  16/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

If request for Kosovo’s accession to UNESCO becomes the topic again, USA would support it from the shadow, through other states it has close ties with, said the Serbian Ambassador to UNESCO, Darko Tanaskovic, Serbian media reported. Tanaskovic, also said that the withdrawal of USA from UNESCO in any case does not go in favour […]

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“Serbian delegation disputed Jensen’s candidacy” (RTS)

By   /  13/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

A new rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a Catalan, a member of the Spanish delegation, Jordi Roca was elected as the new rapporteur for Kosovo, after the Serbian delegation managed to challenge the candidacy of Mogens Jensen (Denmark), says the head of the Serbian delegation, Marija Obradović. “The Serbian delegation […]

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Spanish Ambassador: Madrid and Belgrade – friends and allies (Tanjug, RTS)

By   /  13/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Spanish Ambassador to Serbia, Miguel Fuertes Suarez, on the occasion of the Day of the Kingdom of Spain marked yesterday, said that Spain goes through “complex moments” but is certain that Spain would overcome them with the support of friends, in particular Serbia, Tanjug news agency reported. The Ambassador also expressed gratitude to Serbia due […]

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Ahmeti: Change of Kosovo borders, with domino effect (KosovaPress)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (BDI) in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Ali Ahmeti, told Kosovapress that statements of senior politicians in Serbia to redesign borders of Kosovo, are dangerous and with a domino effect for Western Balkans. He added that these matters should be considered seriously and with a cold […]

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Erdogan’s spokesperson: Vucic was well prepared (B92, Blic)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesperson for the Turkish president, has told a Belgrade daily that Recep Erdogan’s visit to Serbia went in “an extraordinary atmosphere.” Kalin, whom Blic says is the only politician authorized to speak on behalf of Erdogan, assessed that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was well prepared for the visit of the Turkish delegation, […]

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“We won’t be persuading anyone RSHC is not military base” (Sputnik, B92)

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The new Russian director of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center says he has no intention of persuading anyone that the facility is not a military base. The arrival of Viktor Gulyevich, “a Baikal commander,” to Nis, a town in southern Serbia, has stirred spirits when it comes to the Center (RSHC), Sputnik said. Gulyevich is described […]

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Spanish Ambassador: Grateful to Serbia because it did not send letter (Politika, Novosti)

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

“Spain is grateful to the Government of Serbia because it did not bring up that issue, as the President Aleksandar Vucic already explained,” stated Spanish Ambassador to Serbia, Miguel Fuertes Suarez. The Spanish Ambassador made these remarks while commenting the information that Belgrade, following the plea of his country, postponed sending the letter to Brussels, […]

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”Catalonia and Kosovo – different contexts and power relations” (RTS, Tanjug)

By   /  10/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans Hedvig Morvai believes that in the case of Kosovo and Catalonia there may be parallels and similarities, but that the context and power relations are different, reports today Radio Television of Serbia (RTS). “The case of Catalonia is taking place in one EU member state, and […]

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“Spain is our great friend, we listened to its request” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic confirmed on Monday that she would not take Belgrade’s letter to the EU to Brussels with her, when she travels there on Tuesday. The letter regards the European Commission’ stance on the recent independence referendum in Catalonia, and on Kosovo. “We had a request from Spain not to send the […]

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Constitutions of Spain and Serbia do not recognize possibility of independence referendum (Politika)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Brussels did not provide convincing explanation, and I do not see how membership to the EU could influence international assessment of the declaration of independence, stated Serbian Academic and International Law Professor, Tibor Vardi to Politika daily. The parallel between Catalonia and Kosovo is not simple, but it is also not without grounds, said Vardi, […]

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Dacic rules out possibility of giving Kosovo “UN chair” (RTV, RTS, Tanjug)

By   /  06/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic on Thursday ruled out the possibility of Kosovo joining the UN by saying this was “out of the question.” Asked whether he considers the issue of Kosovo’s possible “chair” in the UN to be a topic, Dacic replied: “What chair – maybe a wooden footstool. That’s […]

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