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B92: ”Albanians returned eight buses transporting Serbs from the south of Kosovo to a rally in Belgrade” (Tanjug)

By   /  19/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on B92: ”Albanians returned eight buses transporting Serbs from the south of Kosovo to a rally in Belgrade” (Tanjug)

Eight buses with Serbs from three Kosovo South municipalities, who were going to Belgrade for the “Future of Serbia” rally, were returned from the administrative crossing Konculj. The president of the temporary authority of the municipality of Vitina, Srdjan Nikolic, said that refusing to allow these buses to pass was justified by the fact that […]

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Media Coalition: Journalists in Serbia exposed to threats, their safety at risk (N1, Beta)

By   /  19/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Media Coalition: Journalists in Serbia exposed to threats, their safety at risk (N1, Beta)

The Coalition of journalists’ and media associations called on public on Thursday to defend professional media and journalists who had been exposed to insults, serious threats and whose safety was jeopardised, the Beta news agency reported. In its statement, the Coalition said that in the last several days only, some journalists were publicly lynched on […]

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Gracanica: A dozen buses departed to Belgrade (KIM radio)

By   /  19/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Gracanica: A dozen buses departed to Belgrade (KIM radio)

In Gracanica, in the early morning hours, many people gathered in front of the ETC market, which in an organized manner in buses departed to Belgrade, reports KIM radio. A dozen of buses are transporting people to the rally ”Future for Serbia”, organised today in Belgrade by the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), reports KIM […]

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Moscow: Tirana’s aspirations towards Greater Albania cannot be ignored (RTS)

By   /  19/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Moscow: Tirana’s aspirations towards Greater Albania cannot be ignored (RTS)

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it cannot ignore “a series of steps taken by the current Albanian leadership in connection with the consolidation of the Albanian factor within the regional policy of Tirana,” reported Radio Television of Serbia. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama said in an […]

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“Region has not made good use of CEFTA” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  19/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “Region has not made good use of CEFTA” (Tanjug, B92)

The region has not made good use of CEFTA, aimed at making the Western Balkans a single economy and preparing the market for the EU, says Mirsad Jasarspahic. Political decisions such as (Pristina’s) introduction of taxes are among the reasons for this, the vice president of the Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina […]

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What is the double sovereignty? Dacic explains (RTS, B92, Beta)

By   /  19/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on What is the double sovereignty? Dacic explains (RTS, B92, Beta)

Ivica Dacic said that it is expected that at the upcoming meeting in Berlin, probably would be additional pressure on Belgrade and Pristina to continue the dialogue. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia told Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) that Pristina must abolish the tariffs for this to happen. “There are additional pressures on […]

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Albanian media made up “dual sovereignty” story – president Vucic (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  19/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Albanian media made up “dual sovereignty” story – president Vucic (B92, Tanjug)

President Aleksandar Vucic says Serbia has been offered nothing resembling “dual sovereignty” over the north of Kosovo. Therefore, nothing of the kind will happen in Berlin, Vucic told a news conference on Thursday. The meeting will take place at the end of April, dedicated to Kosovo and organized by Germany and France. “Shared sovereignty is […]

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Belgrade Media Report 18 April

By   /  18/04/2019  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  Comments Off on Belgrade Media Report 18 April

LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Abolishing taxes is minimum for resuming talks with Pristina (Beta/RTS)
• Dacic: Vucic to be pressured, EU didn’t know about Berlin meeting (TV Pink/Tanjug/B92)
• New victims of bombardment even two decades on (RTS)
• Press Statement of the Secretary General of the Serbian parliament (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic, Dodik and Izetbegovic agree in principle distribution of ministerial posts (Hayat)
• If there is no agreement regarding NATO accession, DF will not be part of authorities (TV1)
• OHR delegation meets with RS leadership in Banja Luka (TV1)
• Dodik: There won’t be another war in B&H (Srna/RTRS)
• B&H MFA to send protest note to Croatia due to activities of SOA re B&H citizens; Dodik says B&H Armed Forces will not take part in preventing entry of migrants to B&H (N1)
Montenegro
• New protests in Saturday, we were gaining strength (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• The presidential threshold must be re-examined (Nezavisen vesnik/TV21)
• Companies asking for joint customs services between Macedonia, Albania and Serbia (Meta)
Albania
• The issue of visa return to Albania (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic, (Russian Foreign Ministry)
• Media on Berlin: Red card for border change, proposition of “dual sovereignty” (European Western Balkans)

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Serbs from Kosovo reach Belgrade on foot ahead of rally (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  18/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbs from Kosovo reach Belgrade on foot ahead of rally (B92, Tanjug)

President Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday received a group of Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija, who last Friday departed from northern Kosovo. They will tomorrow attend a rally in the capital, organized as part of Vucic’s “Future of Serbia” campaign. Vucic received the group in the Presidency, where they came carrying a banner they took with […]

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Prizren debates interethnic and religious tolerance (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  18/04/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Prizren debates interethnic and religious tolerance (Prishtina Insight)

A public forum in one of Kosovo’s most religiously diverse cities, Prizren, was held as part of the #debatpernime series, bringing together religious officials, experts, politicians and the public to discuss interethnic and religious tolerance. See at: https://bit.ly/2VQO99i

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Vecernje Novosti: Elections in Serbia to be called on 9th May, voting in June?

By   /  18/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vecernje Novosti: Elections in Serbia to be called on 9th May, voting in June?

Another option “in the game” is to go to the polls on 30th June, and in this case the elections would be called on 16th May, writes today Belgrade based daily Vecernje Novosti. If Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) goes with a decision to call the extraordinary parliamentary elections, most likely they will be called on […]

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The abolition of tariff is ”a minimum of the minimum” for continuation of talks with Pristina, Serbian PM Brnabic says (Serbian media)

By   /  18/04/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on The abolition of tariff is ”a minimum of the minimum” for continuation of talks with Pristina, Serbian PM Brnabic says (Serbian media)

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said in Belgrade yesterday that the abolition of Kosovo’s tariffs on goods from Serbia was “a minimum of the minimum” for continuing talks with Pristina. She added that she did not expect much from the upcoming meeting in Berlin. “I do not expect much (from the meeting in Berlin), we […]

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