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Belgrade Media Report 22 July 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 22 July 2019

LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: No reason to rejoice, Haradinaj’s resignation politically motivated move (B92)
• No comments from EU regarding Haradinaj (Tanjug)
• Djuric: Chase after Serbs started after Vucic’s address (RTS)
• Spain will not change position regarding Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
• Botsan-Harchenko delivered credentials to Vucic addressing him in Serbian (Tanjug/B92)
• How close our we to an agreement between Serbia and B&H on borders (Tanjug)
• Raskovic Ivic: Decision on boycott of elections should be made carefully (Blic/FoNet)
• Bosniaks expect Inzko to impose law on ban of genocide denial (Politika)
• Gojkovic slates elections for Medvedja Municipal Assembly for 8 September (RTV)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Supreme Court of Netherlands: The Netherlands partly responsible for death of 350 citizens of Srebrenica (BHT1)
• Dodik: If B&H is normal country, Croat, who is against Peljesac Bridge, would not be member of Presidency (Vecernji list)
• Komsic and Dzaferovic reacted to the decision of the RS parliament on the RS’ vital interest in regard to the construction of the Peljesac Bridge (BHT1)
• SDA Presidency holds session (TV1)
• Zeljko Komsic takes over post of B&H Presidency Chairman (BH TV)
• Dodik comments on Haradinaj’s resignation (TV1)
Croatia
• Plenkovic welcomes decision of RS parliament regarding Peljesac Bridge (HRT)
Montenegro
• These countries still haven’t recognized Montenegro (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski: I don’t intend to pardon Zaev if he committed crimes (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Haradinaj meets Meta after resignation (AND)
• Von der Leyen: EU should give Albania its hand, as Europe itself can be damaged if doors are closed (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Why Are the US and EU Allowing a Bully Dictator Like Rama in the Balkans? (Citizen Truth)

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Popov: Several options for resolving Haradinaj’s case, ‘political engineering’ possible (TV N1)

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Director of the Center for Regionalism, Aleksandar Popov told TV N1 resignation of Ramush Haradinaj could unblock the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, if there are no new elections. But in case he returns from The Hague without indictment, it could reinforce his and the position of his political party. Still, Popov did not exclude […]

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Dacic: I do not know if there are 20 alive witnesses (RTS)

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Asked if he considers the Special Court for KLA crimes would manage to safeguard 20 witnesses in the case against Ramush Haradinaj, given it isn’t known what happened with 30 others, Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic said he does not know if there is this number of alive witnesses, RTS reported. “I do not […]

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“There is no compromise and normalization without truth and justice” (Radio KIM)

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Coordination of Serb Associations of Missing, Murdered and Killed Persons Families in a statement delivered to the media said tomorrow would be 20 years since the killing of 14 Serb harvesters in the village of Staro Gracko, near Lipljan, Radio KIM reports. They added “the compromise and normalization of relations cannot be established with the […]

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Trajkovic: There is no one to revoke tariffs (Danas)

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Resignation of the Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj would have major consequences on Serbia as it would postpone continuation of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue for at least 90 days, or perhaps even longer given that extraordinary parliamentary elections might take place in Kosovo, Belgrade-based daily Danas writes today. The daily added regular elections are to take place […]

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Djuric: Hunt against Serbs has started, Stanisic sent to one-month detention (Danas, RTS)

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Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric said a predictable and expected pressure and hunt against Serbs in Kosovo has started following the address of the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday, Danas daily reports. This way, Djuric reacted to the arrest of Serb Goran Stanisic at crossing point of Jarinje, under […]

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Simic: Stronger pressure on Serbs as elections in Kosovo approach (RTS)

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Srpska Lista Deputy Chair Igor Simic told RTS the pressure on Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija would continue as parliamentary elections would approach. Speaking for the RTS news edition, Simic noted arrests of the Serbs represent an attempt to create an artificial balance because the Special Court started summoning former KLA members. He added, Srpska […]

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SNF: Arrest – impermissible pressure on Serbs (Tanjug)

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Serbian National Forum (SNF) from Gracanica reacted to the latest arrest of Serb displaced person at Jarinje crossing point warning it is impermissible pressure on the Serbs, reflected in a permanent threat of arrests at the administrative crossing points, under the excuse that they have committed war crimes in 1999, Tanjug reported. SNF added this […]

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Blic: Haradinaj got out of control (Tanjug, B92)

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It is expected that Ramush Haradinaj’s resignation would unblock Belgrade-Pristina negotiations, and the tariffs would be suspended temporarily, Belgrade-based daily Blic reports. According to the daily, all powerful centers had suggested to Haradinaj to suspend imposed tariffs, and the problem was in the fact that he was an explicit opponent of any border corrections or […]

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Vucic: No reason to rejoice, Haradinaj’s resignation politically motivated move (B92, Serbian media)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke in a press conference on Saturday regarding Ramush Haradinaj’s resignation and its potential implications, B92 reports. “I understand rejoice, in a way a kind of satisfaction due to the fact that Ramush Haradinaj was summoned by the court. However, there is no reason to get excited about it. We will […]

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DSS: Haradinaj’s summon is political decision of Kosovo independence promoters (Danas)

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Summoning of Ramush Haradinaj to The Hague Special Court for war crimes is a political decision of Kosovo independence promoters, the opposition Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) has said, Danas daily reports. “Weren’t Ramush Haradinaj on two occasions already in 2008 and 2012 legally acquitted of the previous charges for committed war crimes by the […]

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New Russian Ambassador arrived in Belgrade (B92, Tanjug)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received on Friday credentials from the newly appointed Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, B92 reports. Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko who is a Balkan expert, spoke to Vucic in the Serbian language and said that he was honored to be able to deliver letters of credit to the Serbian President. He pointed out […]

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