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Czech President on two arguments to revoke recognition of Kosovo (Blic, RTS, Tanjug)

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Czech President Milos Zeman who said earlier in Belgrade he intends to ask for a possibility that Prague revokes recognition of Kosovo, told the media there he has two arguments to support his request – investigations conducted against Kosovo officials before the Special Court in the Hague and the fact that the Lower Chamber of […]

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Simic: CEC still without replay to Srpska Lista request (RTS, Kosovo-online)

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Srpska Lista Deputy Chair Igor Simic said the Election Appeals and Complaints Panel still did not respond to the request of Srpska Lista to annul decision to ban voting with the Serbian documents in the upcoming Kosovo elections, scheduled on October 6, RTS reports. He added that Srpska Lista will always support the Serbian people, […]

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“Attack on Srpska Lista and Serbian institutions is direct attack on survival of Serbian people” (TV Most)

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Srpska Lista (SL) has reacted to the recent allegations of their political opponents that Srpska Lista exercises undue pressure ahead of the upcoming Kosovo elections scheduled on October 6. TV Most carries Srpska Lista press statement in which they said “that private, rented Serbs, gathered around political servants of Pristina, Rada Trajkovic, Slavisa Petkovic, Slobodan […]

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Blic: Thaci already “written off”? (Tanjug, B92)

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As things stand now, Kosovo elections will bring new players to power. The latest deadline the Western states want to impose on reaching an agreement with Belgrade is December, respectively the end of this year, Belgrade-based Blic daily reports on its front page today. According to the daily, this however does not mean that the […]

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Vucic: Vatican will maintain its position on Kosovo issue (RTS)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said today after meeting the Pope Francis that Vatican conducts serious policy and it would maintain its position on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, RTS reports. “This is what I can say and what is important to the citizens,” Vucic said when asked how much is he sure that Vatican […]

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Trajkovic on CEC decision: Agreement between Pristina and international community (N1, Kosovo-online)

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Member of Serbian National Forum Presidency Momcilo Trajkovic assessed today that the current Pristina authorities “would not dare to make decision on thier own” based on which voting in the upcoming Kosovo elections on October 6 would be possible using Kosovo issued documents only, Kosovo-online portal reports. Trajkovic added “that instruction most probably came from […]

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Ljajic: EU and US admit Kosovo status is not solved yet (BETA, N1, RTS)

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Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Rasim Ljajic said the Czech Republic President statement that Prague might reconsider the decision on recognition of Kosovo independence, as well as voices from Brussels and Washington about the need for compromise, showed that Pristina’s status had not been solved yet,  BETA news agency reports on Thursday. Ljajic also told RTS […]

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Babis to Zeman: I am ready for Kosovo debate (B92)

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Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said he is ready to debate with the Czech President Milos Zeman about Kosovo, B92 reports. President Zeman said yesterday in Belgrade that he would in a month time during the meeting of constitutional authorities in Prague ask whether it is possible to revoke recognition of Kosovo, Serbian media reported. […]

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RTS crew held up at Jarinje crossing allowed to enter Kosovo, UNS condemns delayed entry (KoSSev, RTS)

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A large group of RTS crew members travelling to Mitrovica North was held up at Jarinje crossing point yesterday RTS reported. According to RTS its convoy with equipment has been waiting at Jarinje for 20 hours despite paperwork dully submitted. After the delay the convoy entered Kosovo. Meanwhile, KoSSev portal reports that both Kosovo police […]

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Brnabic to attend meeting of prime ministers of Visegrad Group, Western Balkans (Serbian Government, media)

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Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic will attend the meeting of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group and of the Western Balkans in Prague on 12 September. The host of the meeting will be Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Serbian media report. This is the first meeting of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group […]

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Czech humanitarian organization: We are not hooligans, media spread false information, jeopardized our work (KoSSev)

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Kosovo police arrested last week 8 Czech citizens seizing a drone and several flags. Kosovo media soon reported that the group allegedly planned to fly a drone with the inscription “Kosovo is Serbia“ at the World Cup qualifying match between the Czech Republic and Kosovo, KoSSev portal reports. The police have not yet confirmed this […]

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Belgrade Media Report 11 September 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 11 September 2019

LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: USA can make influence to have taxes abolished (Blic)
• US Ambassador Kyle Scott: US is going to support any kind of agreement that is good for Belgrade and Pristina and would contribute to the stability of the region (RTS)
• Czech President Zeman”I love Serbia and the Serbian people, but not Kosovo” (Beta, B92)
• PM: If ustasha salute is acceptable to some, protest note can’t change that (Beta)
• Brnabic: Cooperation with OSCE not a concession to either the opposition nor international community (Beta)
• Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko dismisses US Envoy’s claim (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H HoR Collegium fails to convene session of B&H HoR (BHT1)
• Komsic, Kavazovic, Inzko attend commemoration for late HR Ashdown: He was great friend of B&H (N1)
• Komsic meets number of UK officials in London: UK is great friend of B&H, B&H wants to be part of NATO (N1)
• Dodik: Komsic is not visiting London on behalf of B&H Presidency (ATV)
• US’ Palmer: Komsic and Dzaferovic were clear in statements that they want B&H to move forward by submitting ANP (Dnevni list)
Croatia
• Pupovac: I am neither a Chetnik, nor secret collaborator of Serbian authorities (Hina)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Meeting of party leaders fails as Zaev refuses to allow placing his Government under investigative scrutiny (Republika)
• Palmer: North Macedonia soon to become NATO’s 30th member (Nezavisen vesnik)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbs ignore EU warning over plan to join Russian-led trade bloc (The Moscow Times)

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