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Homecoming Kosovo Serbs Face an Uncertain Future (Balkan Insight)

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The secrecy surrounding a newly-built settlement in northern Kosovo highlights the problems facing Serbs who have returned to Kosovo after the war – and how they need security and jobs as well as houses. On windswept Little Zvecan Hill, overlooking the town of Mitrovica in the north of Kosovo, protected by a barbed-wire fence and […]

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Belgrade Media Report 14 December

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• Dacic: Serbia appreciates Israel’s stand on Kosovo (RTS)
• Dacic: Croatia’s lawsuit against five former JNA generals is propaganda (TV Pink/Tanjug/RTV)
• Sports associations join internal dialogue (RTS/Tanjug)
• Prosecution requests 28 years in jail for Seselj (Beta)
• Djilas to run for Belgrade mayor (Beta/NIN)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H HoR to discuss set of laws on excise duties (ATV)
• Dodik: RS will suspend all activities with regard to MAP application (FTV)
• Dodik backed activities of the Russian Humanitarian Mission in RS (Srna)
• Bosic: I have learned in Brussels that EU is considering new policy towards Western Balkans that would imply accelerated EU integration of these countries (TV1)
• Pacolli: No country in region including B&H can prevent or postpone Kosovo’s admission to NATO (Klix)
Croatia
• Former interior minister Orepic leaves MOST (Novi list)
• European Parliament supports Croatia’s entry into Schengen zone (HRT)
• Croatian soldier dies in Lithuania (Vecernji list)
Montenegro
• Serbian PM: We do not hide anything about the terrorist attempt in Montenegro (RTCG)
• Montenegro took over a one-year presidency of A5 (CDM)
fYROM
• Zaev believes that through dialogue, he will persuade the opposition back to parliament (Meta)
• Besa asks that the Law on Languages be changed to the “Law on the Albanian Language” (Meta)

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Trendafilova: We will not allow pressures and intimidation (Tanjug, RTS, TV Most)

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The President of the Specialized Chambers of Kosovo Ekaterina Trendafilova says that the court will provide an impartial and fair trial to the accused, but also that it will prosecute those who try to in any way threaten the safety of victims and witnesses or exert any kind of pressure on judges, report Serbian media. -Everyone […]

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Haradinaj: Dialogue makes no sense unless it ends in mutual recognition (Koha)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said the continuation of the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue would make no sense it is does not result in mutual recognition. Answering to a question put forth by Vetevendosje MP Albulena Haxhiu on what is his position on the justice agreement reached by the parties in the dialogue, Haradinaj said at […]

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Haradinaj: New power plant construction ends in 2023 (RTK)

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Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said today that the construction of the Kosova e Re [New Kosova] power plant will begin next year and end in 2023. Haradinaj said Contour Group, the company that will built the power plant, is a serious investor and a global leader in energy. “We have very good news. We […]

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Kosovo not to extradite Turkish national (Koha)

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A Kosovo prosecutor has withdrawn request for extradition of the Turkish national, Ugur Toksoy, wanted by authorities there in connection to the failed coup attempt. The prosecutor in the case said the request has been withdrawn as a result of insufficient evidence against Toksoy.

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Vecernje Novosti: Serbia to “wipe the name Macedonia”?

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Serbia is preparing measures in case Skopje supports Pristina in international institutions, writes today Belgrade based daily Vecernje Novosti, as well as that there is the possibility of changing the decision on recognizing the name of the neighbouring state if its Prime Minister Zoran Zaev fulfils “threats” on voting for Kosovo’s membership in UNESCO. According […]

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UNS: Head of the US Kosovo Diplomatic Observer Mission, Shaun Byrnes – I searched for Perenic and Slavuj in vain

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The Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) announced on its website in Serbian, Albanian and English a conversation with Shaun Byrnes, former head of the US diplomatic mission in Kosovo. – When we visited the field, we came into contact with the KLA soldiers, and through them, with their commanders. We always asked them about the […]

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Today the formation of power in Serbian municipalities in Kosovo (Politika)

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All ten mayors from the Serbian List at the local level will implement a policy that is being implemented at the parliamentary level, says Igor Simic, Belgrade based daily Politika reports. The constitutive sessions of local assemblies will be held today in seven out of ten municipalities with a Serb majority. Mandates of mayors and […]

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US Urges Serbia to Tackle Kosovo Massacre Cover-Up (BalkanInsight)

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The US State Department said that those responsible for moving the bodies of Kosovo Albanian civilians killed in the 1999 war to mass graves in Serbia should be brought to justice. The US State Department said on Tuesday that it has brought a report by the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre NGO about the cover-up of […]

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Lawyer Vasic: Tasic defended himself with silence (KIM radio)

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Special Prosecutor of EULEX for war crimes, Paul Flynn, heard Darko Tasic, suspected of committing a war crime against the civilian population, as part of an investigation into the events in Mala Krusa near Prizren. Darko Tasic is suspected that he and his father and brother participated in burning and looting more than a hundred […]

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Mitrovica: Arrested six persons suspected of dealing with prostitution (Kontakt plus radio)

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Six people, three Serbs and three Albanians have been arrested in the Mitrovica region, and are suspected of committing a criminal offense of “prostitution,” the Kosovo police states. The police operation was conducted in three different locations in the Mitrovica region, where the arrested persons were suspected of involvement in illegal activities, commencing a crime […]

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