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Dacic: Trump should come to Serbia, and say all he has to say (RTS, Tanjug)

By   /  26/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says Serbia wants new friendships and good relations with the United States – but will not neglect its “old friends.” Commenting on the US State Department’s announcement that it will, together with the US Department of Defense, next year draft a report on cooperation of the Western Balkan countries with the […]

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Jeremic: Solution for Kosovo would not speed up Serbia’s road toward EU (N1)

By   /  22/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The crucial states of the European Union do not have political readiness to accept Western Balkans states in the EU, said participants at the discussion “Global Winds of Change and Consequences on the Western Balkans,” organized by the Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), N1 reported today. Neither Western Balkans states nor Brussels […]

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Mogherini with prime ministers: Vucic and Thaci dialogue important (Danas)

By   /  19/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini hosted last evening dinner for the prime ministers from the Western Balkan in Brussels to discuss the situation in the region and continuation of European integration in 2018, Danas daily reported. Referring to the statement from Brussels, Danas reported that all prime ministers expressed full commitment and […]

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Kosovo PM Faces Uphill Battle on Brussels Trip (Balkan Insight)

By   /  18/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj has promised big steps forward for Pristina before meetings in Brussels this week, such as visa liberalisation and a new Kosovo army, but observers say this is unrealistic. Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has promised to deliver visa liberalisation and the establishment of a Kosovo army by March ahead of a […]

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Belgrade-Pristina dialogue one of topics (Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  18/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Relations in the region and continuation of the European integrations would be the main topics at the working dinner of the Western Balkans heads of governments, organized by EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini in Brussels this evening, Vecernje Novosti writes today. Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic would take part at this informal […]

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Mogherini on Monday with officials from the Western Balkans (Blic)

By   /  15/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini to meet officials from the six Western Balkan countries at an informal working dinner in Brussels on Monday, December 18th, reports Blic. In addition to the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, the Prime Ministers of Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, FYROM, as well as the Chairman […]

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Unacceptable for region to join EU as one package – Dacic (BETA, TV O2, B92)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM, Ivica Dacic says the idea of the whole region joining the EU “as one package” is unacceptable to Serbia. Speaking late on Tuesday in Brussels, Dacic pointed out that “everyone should advance at the speed that they deserve.” Dacic told reporters, after a meeting of foreign ministers of […]

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Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively (Politico)

By   /  11/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The European Union wants to show it still cares about the Balkans, but not everyone is feeling the love. Brussels has been accused for years of not paying enough attention to the six Western Balkan countries that want to join the bloc. After taking office in 2014, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared the EU would […]

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Joksimovic: USA present, no changes in format of dialogue (RTK2)

By   /  06/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Centre of Foreign Policy Director, Aleksandra Joksimovic said to RTK 2 that the format of the Brussels dialogue would not change, but the USA will be more active in the process of normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Joksimovic also said she does not believe legally binding document would request from Serbia to recognize […]

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Dacic: Stability in Balkans requires common Serbia-US interest (B92)

By   /  01/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Ivica Dacic says his message in Washington this week was that there is no stability in the Balkans unless the US finds a common interest with Serbia. The Serbian foreign minister and first deputy PM noted that the US “has some policy of its own, and is interested in the Russian influence in the region”. […]

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Serbian Government: “Stabilization of Western Balkans crucial for economy” (B92)

By   /  30/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic said in Washington that stabilization of the Western Balkans is crucial for the development of the region’s economy. Dacic spoke on Wednesday at a panel dedicated to business and investment in the Western Balkans during the conference of the Atlantic Council. He recalled that since the launch of […]

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US embassy reacts to “strategy for Balkans” (BETA, B92)

By   /  29/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Academic and research institutions have no formal role in formulating the US policy towards Serbia or any other country. This was announced by the US embassy in Belgrade, after the Atlantic Council published a report proposing a more active role of the United States in the Western Balkans. “Many academic and research institutions in the […]

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