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Food supplies in Kosovo only until the end of the week, what are the next moves of Belgrade (RTS)

By   /  26/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Food supplies in Kosovo only until the end of the week, what are the next moves of Belgrade (RTS)

Seven months after the introduction of a 100 per cent tax on goods from central Serbia, due to the intensified control of the Kosovo police, food supplies are at the end. Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic told Serbian state broadcaster that Serbia will internationally insist on […]

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A French journalist who wrote about the Kosovo Serbs has a message for those whom did not like it (Kontakt plus radio, B92)

By   /  25/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on A French journalist who wrote about the Kosovo Serbs has a message for those whom did not like it (Kontakt plus radio, B92)

Kontakt plus radio reported that Jean-Christophe Buisson, the Le figaro Deputy Editor-in-Chief, author of the report on the Kosovo Serbs, made on ten pages under the title “Serbian spirit of resistance”, was a target of criticism. The founder of Solidarity for Kosovo, Arnaud Gouillon, recently said, the both encountered threats and condemnations of “pro-Albanian French […]

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Council of Europe restores Russia’s voting rights (DW)

By   /  25/06/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Council of Europe restores Russia’s voting rights (DW)

Russia has received backing from the Council of Europe’s assembly to return to the body. Moscow had its voting rights suspended five years ago over the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has voted in favor of restoring Russia’s voting rights, five years after they were revoked […]

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Delegation of the German Christian Democratic Union visited Visoki Decani (Kossev)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Delegation of the German Christian Democratic Union visited Visoki Decani (Kossev)

A group of senior officials of the German Christian Democratic Union, led by European Parliament Vice-President Reiner Wieland, visited the Visoki Decani Monastery today where they talked about the current situation in Kosovo, as well as about the monastery itself with Abbot Sava Janjic. Visoki Decani monastery announced in a Facebook post that Father Sava […]

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US Ambassador: The US will not lead the Belgrade-Pristina process (FoNet, N1)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on US Ambassador: The US will not lead the Belgrade-Pristina process (FoNet, N1)

The US Government will not lead the normalisation process between the official Belgrade and Pristina, that is the European Union’s (EU) job, but we will be there to help as much as possible,” US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott said in an interview with FoNet. “But what the normalisation will be like and what an […]

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Russian Ambassador: Russia has not and will not trade with Kosovo issue (Beta, N1, Politika)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Russian Ambassador: Russia has not and will not trade with Kosovo issue (Beta, N1, Politika)

There never was nor will there ever be any trade with the Kosovo issue when Russia is concerned, Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin said adding that the UN’s Resolution 1244 remains the only basis for a political solution to the Kosovo issue. “The Resolution considers the national interests of Serbia and provides the opportunity […]

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State Department offers help in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue; Do not equalize Pristina and Belgrade, says Djuric (Srna, Beta, N1)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on State Department offers help in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue; Do not equalize Pristina and Belgrade, says Djuric (Srna, Beta, N1)

Belgrade and Pristina must remove obstacles, avoid provocations and return to negotiations, the State Department announced on the occasion of the cancellation of the summit in Paris, which was due to be held on July 1, under the auspices of Germany and France. The United States said in its communique that they continue to support […]

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Paris summit called off due to Pristina’s behaviour in Berlin, says Djuric (RTS, N1)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Paris summit called off due to Pristina’s behaviour in Berlin, says Djuric (RTS, N1)

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Pristina said that Pristina representatives acted irresponsibly and arrogantly towards the host at a preparatory meeting for the Paris summit, in Berlin, which was one of the reasons why the summit was cancelled, reports Serbian media. Djuric added that someone in Pristina was very nervous and feared of […]

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“Serbian translation in the Assembly of Kosovo is a political problem” (KIM radio)

By   /  21/06/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on “Serbian translation in the Assembly of Kosovo is a political problem” (KIM radio)

Denial of the translation into the Serbian language during the assembly session represents a serious violation of the Constitution and the Law on the Use of Languages in Kosovo, while at the same time is affecting the work of the media and the public information, it was concluded at a panel discussion held today in […]

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German government for Deutsche Welle: Paris meeting postponed (Insajder)

By   /  21/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on German government for Deutsche Welle: Paris meeting postponed (Insajder)

The summit in Paris, where the top representatives of Serbia and Kosovo were supposed to meet, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is postponed. This was confirmed by the German government’s press service for Deutsche Welle. “It is true that the meeting announced for July 1 will be […]

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The Clinton Administration Did Not Fix the Balkans (The New Republic)

By   /  21/06/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on The Clinton Administration Did Not Fix the Balkans (The New Republic)

At the anniversary celebration of NATO’s bombing campaign, Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright were guests of honor. But tensions between Kosovo and Serbia are on the rise again. See at: https://bit.ly/2RrNCcj

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Belgrade Media Report 21 June

By   /  21/06/2019  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  Comments Off on Belgrade Media Report 21 June

LOCAL PRESS

• Serbian, Kosovo representatives hold meeting in Berlin (Beta)
• Djuric says hazardous chemicals stored in Kosovo Serb village (Beta)
• Kosovo justice minister visits Bujanovac in southern Serbia (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Slovakian FM and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Lajcak pays official visit to B&H (FTV)
• Lajcak: Other regional countries are in focus of EU more than B&H, Brussels feels B&H can wait (Dnevni avaz)
• Covic claims new convocation of B&H CoM could be appointed within next seven days (TV1)
• Dodik and Roumas discuss improvement of cooperation between B&H and Belarus (ATV)
Croatia
• Prime minister and president tipped as candidates for top EU positions (HRT)
Montenegro
• Serious accusations against president are groundless and unacceptable (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev and Rama warn of bad things to come in the Balkans if they are not given a date to open EU accession talks (Republika)
• Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov says Macedonia will have to mature before it gets the EU accession date (Republika)
• Koumoutsakos says Macedonia and Albania will be evaluated separately (Republika)

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