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Belgrade Media Report 08 November 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 8 November 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• UN welcomes Thaci’s and Vucic’s determination (Beta)
• Vucic: Belgrade expects EU to stop Pristina’s CEFTA violation (Beta)
• Brnabic thanks Comoros for support to territorial integrity of Serbia (Tanjug)
• Dacic: KFOR mandate to be in line with UNSCR 1244 (Tanjug)
• Stefanovic: Pristina in Interpol as an arsonist in a powder mill (RTS)
• SPC: Against division of Kosovo and Metohija (RTV/Tanjug)
• Vucic: I disagree with SPC stands, but this will not change my opinion (Tanjug/RTV)
• Committee for Kosovo and Metohija: Possible new unilateral actions by Pristina (FoNet)
• Milivojevic: Dialogue continues because of Kurz (B92/TV Prva)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik refuses to meet with Austrian Ambassador Pammer (TV1)
• Dzaferovic sends protest letter to RS government over report to UN SC (TV1)
• NDP leaves Alliance for Victory, Cavic confirms he will participate in talks with SNSD (ATV)
• SDS leader Govedarica decides to expel Doboj Mayor Petrovic from SDS (ATV)
• EU wants to keep its troops in B&H (N1)
• Officials condemn Kosovo’s tax increase on B&H goods (N1)
Croatia
• Croatia supports Kosovo on its journey to NATO (Hina)
fYROM
• Second stage of constitutional revision begins in parliament (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Committee proposes that Gruevski’s mandate be abolished (Meta)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Balkans deal on war missing an ‘investment in peace’ (AFP)

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Gratitude to Comoros for supporting Serbia’s integrity (B92, Serbian Government)

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Prime Minister Ana Brnabic spoke on Wednesday in Belgrade with Foreign Minister of the Union of the Comoros Mohamed El-Amine Souef. According to the government, they spoke about bilateral relations of the two countries and the improvement of cooperation. Brnabic expressed deep gratitude to the Union of the Comoros for support to the territorial integrity […]

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Hahn to visit Kosovo in the beginning of December (RTK)

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj and Kosovo’s Minister for European Integration Dhurata Hoxha said at a press conference that the EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be visiting Kosovo in the beginning of December. According to Haradinaj, this visit conveys the message that Kosovo is a serious candidate […]

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O’Connell speaks about the idea of correction of the borders (RTK)

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The British Ambassador to Kosovo Ruairi O’Connell has continued with his practice of responding to the questions of the citizens on the social network, Facebook. Asked about the recent idea of correction of the borders, he said the position of Britain with regards to borders has not changed. “Why are you asking when you know […]

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Hoxhaj calls on citizens to boycott Serbian products (Telegrafi)

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Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj said that protective measure of ten percent tax set by Kosovo government on products imported from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, defends interests of Kosovo state, it strengthens it and protects local production. He told Telegrafi that the decision was made in order to impede Serbia from financing campaigns […]

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Guterres: Incidents despite peace in Kosovo (RTS)

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that despite of peace in Kosovo over the last three months, several incidents which were results of intercommunity tensions were recorded, Serbian public broadcaster RTS reports. SG Guterres also welcomed the readiness of Belgrade and Pristina to normalize relations through dialogue. He also noted that during the last […]

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NATO “not against Kosovo army”; Serbia: There cannot be two (Tanjug, B92)

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Speaking at a gathering in Belgrade on Thursday, a NATO representative said the alliance was “not against” an army being formed in Kosovo army. But that this must be done in accordance with the (Kosovo) Constitution, said Robert Pszczel, a senior officer for Russia and the Western Balkans from NATO’s Public Diplomacy Department (PDD). According […]

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“There is no mechanism to stop hate speech in media” (KIM Radio)

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Hate speech, spinning and fake news are increasingly present in the media in Kosovo and the region, guests of the talk show “Sporazum” agreed, including Jelena Petkovic from the Association of Journalists of Serbia Management Board, Besa Luci, editor of Kosovo 2.0 portal and Tanja Vujisic, Radio Belgrade correspondent from Kosovo, RTV KIM reports. There […]

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EU calls Kosovo to revoke import tax on Serbia, Bosnia goods (Reuters)

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The European Union called on Kosovo on Wednesday to revoke its decision to impose an import tax on goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia, a move that is likely to further sour relations between Pristina and Belgrade. https://reut.rs/2OvAmjV

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Haradinaj: Thaci to reexamine participating in dialogue if there is no visa liberalisation (media)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj suggested President Hashim Thaci reconsider whether to attend Brussels dialogue for normalisation of relations with Serbia if there is no visa liberalisation for Kosovo. “It would be very bad if one side in the dialogue, in this case Kosovo and Mr. Thaci, is told to go to dialogue but […]

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Serbia and NATO “share same goals” – US ambassador (B92, Tanjug)

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NATO and Serbia share the same strategic goals and we can work together as partners, US Ambassador in Serbia Kyle Scott said. He made this statement at the 6th Belgrade NATO Week – a two-day event organized by the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies NGO, with the support of NATO’s public diplomacy department (PDD) and the […]

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Paris, place where Kosovo knot might get untied (Blic, Tanjug)

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Meeting of the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic with the world leader on the margins of Armistice Day celebration in Paris could be a step ahead in untying “the Kosovo know,” Belgrade-based daily Blic writes today. Vucic’s meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel would take place, as per her requests, on Sunday morning, before the official […]

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