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Thaci: Serbia has committed genocide in Kosovo; Djuric’s case a provocation of the Serbian authorities (Blic)

By   /  14/06/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says in an interview with the Vienna daily Presse that the ”case” of Marko Djuric was unnecessary and that something like this should not be repeated, and that he agreed with the President of Serbia about necessity of the agreement between Belgrade and Pristina, reports Belgrade based daily Blic. – Djuric’s case […]

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Spain asks to join Belgrade – Pristina dialogue (N1, Blic)

By   /  06/06/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Spain, one of the five European Union member states that have not recognised Kosovo independence, asked to take part in the EU mediated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina aiming at normalization of relations between the two capitals, reports today Belgrade based daily Blic. Madrid was not alone in requesting the participation, and some other states, […]

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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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Still uncertain whether Spanish PM will attend Sofia summit (Tanjug, B92, 24 Chasa)

By   /  11/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Bulgarian newspaper 24 Chasa is reporting that Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy will attend an informal meeting of the European Council on May 16 in Sofia. However, it is not yet certain whether Rajoy will also participate in the EU-Western Balkans summit on May 17, BTA agency quoted the daily. The report also stated that “Romania, […]

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Spain “made it clear Kosovo has no EU perspective” (BETA, B92)

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

Deputy Chairman at the European Stability Initiative (ESI) Kristof Bender thinks that in existing circumstances, Kosovo has no EU membership perspective. Beta agency is reporting this on Wednesday, citing Bender’s interview for the European Western Balkans website. “For Kosovo the formal accession process has hit a wall. Formally there is no way to move forward […]

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Bulgaria denies Madrid: “No veto to Kosovo, or signatures from the Balkans” (Blic)

By   /  24/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Ambassadors of all 28 EU member states, including Spain, approved a draft declaration that should be accepted at the summit EU – Western Balkans in Sofia, Tanjug learns in Brussels. “The draft of the Declaration was approved by the ambassador of Spain to the EU, and it is up to the member states to accept it,” […]

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Spanish veto for Kosovo at the summit in Sofia (Serbian media)

By   /  23/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Spain has vetoed the draft text of a joint declaration planned for publication during the summit in Sofia, writes Spanish El Pais, Serbian media reports. As stated, the reason is “not an EU foreign policy”, rather the aim is that “the name and signature of Mariano Rajoy not to be found in the same document, […]

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Spanish Ambassador: EU should clearly support establishment of ZSO (Tanjug, RTS)

By   /  16/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbia should insist on the establishment of the Association/Community of Serb-Majority Municipalities, and European institutions under whose auspices Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is held, should clearly support this legitimate request, Ambassador of Spain to Serbia, Miguel Fuertes Suarez told Tanjug news agency. “Spain supports dialogue in Brussels. It is logical that crucial element in this dialogue is […]

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“Bulgaria will fully respect Kosovo’s status neutrality” (RTS, Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  03/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Spokesman for the Bulgarian EU presidency Genoveva Chervenakova says to Belgrade based daily Vecernje Novosti that Bulgaria will fully respect the status neutrality of Kosovo at the EU-Western Balkans summit to be organized in May. Daily writes that Bulgarians currently are trying to persuade all EU members that it will not be interfered with status […]

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Spain’s stance on Kosovo remains (Politika, N1)

By   /  06/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Spain’s stance that Kosovo cannot be part of the Western Balkans enlargement process remains, the Embassy of Spain to Serbia told Politika daily. Asked, if it means that the EU enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans would be adopted without consent from Madrid, the daily was told that Spain does not take part in adopting […]

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EU set to unveil enlargement strategy for Western Balkans (B92, Tanjug, BETA)

By   /  06/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The EU will on Tuesday officially unveil its enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans, which has been speculated about for days. It will be heard today whether any dates will be mentioned. As the day approached, the number of reported versions of the EU document was increasing, with some media describing it as “Day D” […]

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EU to discuss Spain’s blockade of Kosovo on 23 February? (Vecernje Novosti, B92)

By   /  05/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Madrid’s concerns regarding the EU integration of the Western Balkans will soon be in front of EU leaders, Vecernje Novosti daily reports. The European Council will also consider a new enlargement strategy. The remarks of Spain, which strongly opposes to any kind of indication of statehood in reference to Kosovo on its European path, are […]

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