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Dacic: East Kosovo – goals from the time of the Prizren League (Kontakt plus radio, Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

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

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic emphasizes today that it is not the first time that some Kosovo officials called Presevo and Bujanovac, eastern Kosovo, reminding that these are the goals since the Prizren League to the present day, report Serbian media. Dacic was asked to comment Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj’s […]

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“Balkans in strategic region for Europe,” says EU official (B92)

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

EU foreign ministers are meeting on Monday in Luxembourg, with the Western Balkans among the items on their agenda. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addressed reporters ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to announce that this will be “a chance with to exchange views on how to better work with our partners in […]

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“Berlin does not seek recognition of Kosovo, but recalls the model of “Two Germanys” (Blic)

By   /  13/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Germany will not ask Belgrade to officially recognize Kosovo’s independence, but it recalls the model of “Two Germanys”, assess Franz-Lothar Altmann, professor of the University of Bucharest ahead of the meeting of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgrade based daily Blic reports. Altmann believes that Serbia should not expect too much […]

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Vucic speaks with Bulgarian PM, summit controversy on agenda (B92)

By   /  10/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has met in Mostar with the prime minister of Bulgaria, the country that currently holds EU’s rotating presidency. Vucic – who is in this Bosnian town for an economic fair – and Boyko Borisov spoke, among other topics, about the upcoming EU-Western Balkans Summit in Bulgaria, whose format is opposed by […]

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Vucic “doesn’t expect good news” from EU-W. Balkans summit (B92)

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

Aleksandar Vucic says he is “looking forward to each encounter at the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia.” But, the president continued on Tuesday, he “doesn’t expect particularly good news for our country.” “We’re have a big problem. We’ve made many mistakes, many circumstances are not in our favor, but it remains for us to protect, […]

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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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PM asked what Serbia intends to do on issue of Kosovo (B92, Tanjug)

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

PM Ana Brnabic said on Monday she would support Serbs in Kosovo in forming the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO) if Pristina fails to do it. “If Pristina doesn’t want to respect its own obligations, of course – I will offer my full support to Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija to form the ZSO, and […]

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Expert: Western Balkans economic union unfavourable for Kosovo (RFE)

By   /  14/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Economy and European integration experts in Kosovo view the recent Western Balkans in Trieste, Italy as one of the most important events of the year for the region that aspires to join the EU. However, some believe that the idea to set up a Western Balkans economic union would be unfavourable for Kosovo. Safet Gerxhaliu, […]

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“EU wants to create mini-Yugoslavia in Balkans” (Welt, Index, B92)

By   /  13/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Reporting about the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, German newspaper Die Welt writes that “the EU wants to create a new mini-Yugoslavia in the Balkans.” This is according to Croatia’s Index website, which said the summit brought together “the countries of the Western Balkans, as well as the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, and […]

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