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Belgrade Media Report 14 October

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: The attempt to abolish the Serb List will cause catastrophic consequences (Tanjug/B92)
• Opening ceremony of 141st IPU Assembly (Tanjug)
• Chilean parliament speaker: Chile stands by its position and will not change it: Chile respects Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty (Tanjug)
• Gojkovic meets parliament speakers of Seychelles, South Africa, Namibia, Egypt (Tanjug/RTS)
• Brnabic: Belgrade never severed economic ties with Kosovo (Beta)
• Vucic: No one offers us anything; no one will give us anything (Beta/Tanjug)
• Dodik: I do not know why are they still trying to preserve Bosnia (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Komsic: ANP is internal matter of B&H; Issue about ANP refers to respecting of laws and decisions of B&H institutions (Avaz)
• Komsic comments Dodik-Erdogan relationship (Face TV)
• Covic: HNS will initiate discussions on amending of B&H Election Law on Monday (BHT1)
• Dodik: SNSD completely understands and supports HNS’s stance on need for amendments to B&H Election Law (Srna)
• Kavazovic reelected Head of Islamic Community in B&H (TV1)
Montenegro
• Elections Code of Conduct requests acceptance of election results (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev believes he will get the EU accession date, won’t allow early elections even if he doesn’t (Republika)
• Nikoloski expects no date to open EU accession talks, says only early elections can help us now (Alfa TV/Republika)
• Nikoloski asked that Macedonia is given a date to open accession talks during his meetings in Rome and the Vatican (Republika)
• French veto looms over Macedonia (Republika)
Albania
• How Venice’s Commission final report changed (ADN)
• Kurti wants Albania to see Serbia through eyes of Kosovo (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Macron Seeks to Slow EU Expansion in Blow to Balkan Aspirations (Bloomberg)
• Let’s move forward in the western Balkans (politico.eu)

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KoSSev: Media poisoning with envelopes

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Police, prosecutors, Kosovo’s Central Election Commission, none of them said yesterday what exactly happened in the building of the Ministry of Infrastructure in Pristina, in a room where votes from Serbia were counted, writes today portal KoSSev. About 3,700 envelopes with votes in the recent Kosovo snap parliamentary elections arrived at Pristina from central Serbia […]

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Palmer canceled participation in Belgrade Security Forum (Serbian media)

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Serbian media reports that Western Balkans State Department Special Representative Matthew Palmer cancelled participation in Belgrade Security Forum, taking place October 16-18. Matthew Palmer was scheduled to address the official opening of the Belgrade Security Forum on Thursday 17 October on “Sustainable Solutions for the Western Balkans”. German diplomat in charge of the Western Balkans […]

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Guterres: The challenges of today require a multilateral world (Dnevnik, Blic, Tanjug)

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In meeting the challenges of today, we need a multilateral world with strong multilateral institutions, as well as universal respect for international law, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who addressed the opening of the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) via video link, Belgrade based news agency Tanjug reported. “In this way, we will […]

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IPU gathered 2.000 participants from 150 countries (Tanjug, Beta, B92)

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President Vucic opened the 141st session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union last night, sending the message that a world of dialogue and compromise is possible. The opening ceremony of the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) began with the intonation of the Serbian anthem at the Belgrade Sava Center. The IPU will run until October […]

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Vucic concerned about Pristina attempts to abolish the Serbian list, he says it will lead to to catastrophic consequences (B92, Kosovo online, TV Pink, N1, FoNet, Vecernje Novosti )

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Kosovo online portal reports, quoting TV Pink, that President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic said, at the beginning of the meeting with the President of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matviyenko, that he was very concerned about the situation in Kosovo, especially regarding recent events and […]

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Grenell kick-starts stalled Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (neweurope.eu)

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In a move aimed at kick-starting the stalled Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, the US’ Special Presidential Envoy, Ambassador Richard Grenell, wound up his impromptu visit to Pristina and Belgrade with a simple message from President Donald J. Trump: “The people of Serbia and Kosovo want peace, economic development, jobs, and a better life for their children.” See […]

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Kosovo: Police seized two cell phones to a member of the Central Election Commission (Danas, FoNet)

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Belgrade based daily Danas reports that police in Pristina yesterday seized two mobile phones without a reason from a member of the Central Election Commission, a representative of the Serb List, Stevan Veselinovic. Daily Danas reports, quoting Kosovo based portal Kosovo online, that that his lawyer, Negovan Saranovic, explained that the allegations made by some […]

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Belgrade Media Report 11 October

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Either compromise or we will be destroying both ourselves and each other (TV Klan/RTS)
• Vucic to Grenell: Compromise possible if Serbia’s legitimate interests are respected (Beta/Politika/RTS)
• Serbia remains active, reliable partner to OSCE (RTS/Beta/Tanjug)
• Gojkovic meets IPU President Barron (Tanjug)
• Dialogue on election conditions in Serbia finished, will resume in mid-November (Beta)
• Authorities issue conclusions after MEP-mediated talks (N1)
• Brnabic joins SNS (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: Principles advocated by Kurti would apply to other peoples in Balkans, primarily Serbs (RTRS)
• Komsic meets Austrian President: Reason why state-level authorities have not been formed are of political nature (N1)
• Bundalo: Launch initiative to widen “Small Schengen” (Srna)
Montenegro
• DF permanently leaves Election Reforms Committee (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Bulgaria’s parliament approves declaration on conditional support for EU accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Netherlands MPs file motion against Albania’s EU talks (ADN)
• Hahn: Postponement of opening of accession negotiations for Tirana, a huge political mistake (ATA)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Turkey is a vital partner of Serbia: President (Anadolu Agency)
• Czech President’s proposal to revoke Kosovo recognition rejected (Radio Prague International)
• France Opposes EU Membership Talks with Albania, North Macedonia (Euronews/Reuters)
• Government of Bulgaria adopted a list of more than 20 conditions and a timetable for North Macedonia to fulfill them during its EU accession talks (The Sofia Globe)

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Hasani: Only the Serbian List can represent the Serbian community in government (Kosovo online)

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According to former Kosovo Constitutional Court President Enver Hasani only representatives of the Serbian List can represent the Serb community in Kosovo, in parliament and government. “The Constitution is clear in terms of our constitutional democracy, meaning that the division of powers is done according to the principles of the Constitution where the majority and […]

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Vjosa Osmani: “Little Schengen”, big mistake (Blic, KTV)

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LDK candidate for Prime Minister Vjosa Osmani called the idea of the Balkan “mini-Schengen”, agreed Thursday by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, and Northern Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, “a big mistake.” – I think it’s an accident that something like that happened. I do not know if Prime Minister Rama […]

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Serbian FM Dacic: “Pristina will lose. Everyone knows that, even they do” (Politika, Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told Politika daily that he is sure Pristina will lose if a vote is taken at the Interpol General Assembly in Chile. “Everyone knows that, even they know it”, Dacic underlined for Belgrade based daily Politika. Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and Foreign Affairs Minister Dacic hosted yesterday’s briefing for diplomats […]

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