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Belgrade Media Report 06 November

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LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Serbia will not lodge protest to France over Kosovo flag (Politika)
• Notre Dame: Kosovo flag based on government list (Beta/AFP/Politika)
• Fleckenstein: Kosovo key issue (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik and Dacic react to Komsic’s statement (N1)
• Vucic makes comparison between Kosovo and RS (N1)
• OSCE’s Berton meets HDZ B&H leader Covic (TV1)
• Novalic, Wigemark define three focus points (Fena)
• Inzko: Serbs are not yet constituent in all parts of Federation of B&H (Nezavisne novine)
• Dodik calls on Serbs in US to vote for Republican Party (RTRS)
Croatia
• President and Foreign Affairs Ministry at odds over Marrakesh Agreement (HRT)
Montenegro
• Markovic to Amfilohije: I am worried about Your constant efforts to divide (CDM)
• DF leaders sent letters to Putin, Vucic, Macron… (CDM)
fYROM
• Gruevski will keep his mandate, but not his freedom (Nezavisen vesnik)
• VMRO-DPMNE will appeal the decision on freezing the party’s property in Strasbourg (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Rama’s threats, Presidency reacts (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia’s EU future requires solution for Kosovo: Austrian Chancellor (Xinhua)

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Kosovo government raises import tax on products from Serbia and Bosnia (media)

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Several news websites report that the Kosovo Government has decided today to increase the import tax on products coming from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. KTV reports that there will be a 10 percent increase on all products coming from these two countries with the exception of products that are international brands. Minister of Trade […]

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Austrian Chancellor Kurz visits Pristina (media)

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One of the leading stories in the media today is the visit by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Pristina and his meetings with President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. After meeting President Thaci, Kurz told reporters that Austria will support any agreement reached between Kosovo and Serbia even if this involves border correction. […]

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Austria ‘Will Not Oppose’ Kosovo-Serbia Border Changes (Balkan Insight)

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that Vienna will not oppose any eventual agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, even if it includes the changing of the borders between the two countries. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday during an official visit to Kosovo that Vienna will support any agreement that is reached between Pristina and […]

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Hahn: Serbia and Kosovo need to resolve their dispute (media)

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EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, said in an interview to Welt that in addition to disputes between countries in the Western Balkans “there is also a race on who moves faster toward the European Union”. Hahn also said that Serbia and Kosovo must resolve their dispute. “In general, there is still considerable progress to be […]

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MEP: Kosovo key issue, Europe doesn’t want conflicts (N1, Blic, B92, RTK2)

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The question of Kosovo is a crucial issue because it is necessary to know how to live with a neighbour to be able to exist within the European Union, Knut Fleckenstein, a member of the European Parliament (EP) told N1 morning show on Tuesday. He has insisted that the EU does not want to import […]

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The unemployment of non-majority communities in Kosovo (RTK2)

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The employment of members of minority communities in public institutions at the central level is not satisfactory, some representatives of the Turkish and Bosniak communities say. Others assess that the situation has improved in recent years. Unemployment in Kosovo is a long-standing problem. According to the official data of the Kosovo Statistics Agency, in the […]

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Survivors of sexual violence open arts exhibition in Pristina (Kosovapress/Zeri)

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An arts exhibition titled ‘Colors of our Souls’ was opened in Pristina yesterday as part of a UN Women project aimed at raising awareness for survivors of sexual violence during conflict in Kosovo by reflecting on the challenges they have faced over the years. UN Resident Coordinator, Ulrika Richardson, said the exhibition has many colours […]

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Fires and burglaries on the property of returnees in Kosovo (Serbian media)

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Serbian media reported on fires and burglaries on the property of returnees in Kosovo. Belgrade-based daily Blic reported that in the village of Zac near Istok, parts of the forest were burned due to the fire that spread from surrounding fields. The daily added that attacks on the property of Serbian returnees in Kosovo were […]

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Austria to support Pristina’s Interpol membership bid (APA,Tanjug, B92)

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After visiting Belgrade, (Sebastian) Kurz headed for Pristina and, prior to meetings with Kosovo officials, said that Austria would support Kosovo in Interpol. The Austrian chancellor spoke in Belgrade on Monday with Serbia’s president and prime minister, and today he told the Austrian APA agency that his country supports Kosovo’s efforts to be admitted to […]

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Djukanovic: Thaci and Vucic testing public opinion (Pobjeda, Danas)

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By presenting various proposals such as delineation and border corrections, both Vucic and Thaci are testing public opinion to see how far they can go in reaching a possible compromise, that should be made by the end of this or beginning of the next year, Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy, Dragan Djukanovic told […]

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“Problems of Serbs and Albanians to resolve in dialogue” (KIM Radio)

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Peace and co-existence have no alternative and all the issues standing on the way towards a better future between Serbs and Albanians should be resolved in dialogue, outgoing Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtic said during the meeting with a head of the French Foreign Ministry Department for continental Europe, Florence Mangin, KIM Radio […]

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