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Belgrade Media Report 02 August 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 2 August 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Britain’s move against Serbia’s interests (Tanjug/RTS)
• British Embassy: Kosovo important, but focus on burring issues (FoNet)
• Smajlovic on Britain’s decision: London’s attempt to remain important following Brexit (RTS)
• Jaksic: America is UK’s extended arm (B92/Prva TV)
• Djuric: Hoxha is dead, and Albania has no border with Kosovo (Tanjug/B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Presidency member Covic at meeting with Plenkovic in Zagreb (N1)
• Komsic sends Chinese Ambassador Chen open letter re Peljesac Bridge, announces international legal action (Dnevni list)
• Bharke: B&H and Croatia must discuss issue of Peljesac Bridge (Dnevni avaz)
• Cvijanovic says her visit to US was aimed at making contacts at White House rather than State Department that advocates Bosniak policy at expense of Serbs and Croats in B&H (ATV)
• Vucic: Peace in B&H is of crucial importance for region (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia
• Serbian President Vucic comments on Operation Storm anniversary (Hina)
Montenegro
• Protection of Montenegrin sky a confirmation that the Alliance is guarding the members (RTCG)
fYROM
• Zaev meets Palmer (MIA)
• Opposition VMRO-DPMNE leader meets Palmer (MIA)
• Palmer: Prespa Agreement opens European future for Macedonia (MIA)
Albania
• Rama does not exclude possibility for another agreement with Basha (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Bipartisan resolution in Senate would back Macedonia name change, condemn Russian interference (The Washington Times)

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1269 cases of violence against women, five women murdered (Radio KIM)

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1269 cases of violence against women, five women murdered (Radio KIM)

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Every third woman in Kosovo is subjected to domestic violence, UN Women in Kosovo Director, Flora Macula said today during debate in Media Centre in Caglavica. Police said there are 1269 domestic violence cases reported last year, and five cases ended tragically. 628 cases in which women were the victims were reported in the first […]

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Citizens of Mitrovica: Division good for us, bad for Serbs living south (Radio kontakt plus)

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Citizens of Mitrovica: Division good for us, bad for Serbs living south (Radio kontakt plus)

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Radio kontakt plus interviewed citizens of Mitrovica North on the division of Kosovo as possible solution. Most respondents assessed the division of Kosovo as good for the Serbs in the north, but bad for those living south of the Ibar River. Respondents also warned division could cause exodus of Serbs from the south. “If division […]

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Djuric: Hoxha is dead, and Albania has no border with Kosovo (Tanjug, B92)

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Albanian Minister Pandeli Majko saying that “the border between Albania and Kosovo” will be opened starting on January 1 “lacks seriousness and responsibility.” Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric reacted in this way on Thursday, adding that the statement of the Albanian minister in charge of the diaspora only served to […]

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Ranilug: Vitomir Ilic released (RTV Puls, KIM Radio)

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Ranilug: Vitomir Ilic released (RTV Puls, KIM Radio)

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Vitomir Ilic (58) from the village of Korminjane, near Ranilug arrested yesterday by Kosovo police was released today, RTV Puls reports. There are no proceedings launched against him, his lawyer Vasilije Arsic confirmed to RTV Puls. Vitomir Ilic, retired member of Serbian MUP was suspected of taking part in the Serbian police action in the […]

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Thaci rejects partition of Kosovo but not ‘border correction’ (media)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, spoke to reporters today after visiting Kosovo’s Chamber of Commerce and denied the possibility of Kosovo’s partition as part of the agreement with Serbia but did not rule out possible ‘border correction’ between the two. He said he considered the demand of Presevo Valley representatives to join Kosovo to be […]

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Hoti: Word games with territory carry a big toll for Kosovo (media)

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Head of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) parliamentary group, Avdullah Hoti, warned in a Facebook post that word games with exchange of territories between Kosovo and Serbia or ‘border correction’ will carry a huge toll in the context of Kosovo’s new recognitions and its position in the international arena. “No one has a right […]

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