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Belgrade Media Report 12 November 2018

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 12 November 2018

LOCAL PRESS
• Vucic on his meetings in Paris (RTS)
• France puts Thaci next to Putin WW1 ceremony scandal in Paris (B92/TV Prva)
• French ambassador offers apology to Vucic and to Serb nation (TV Prva/RTS/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Preparations for Putin’s visit underway (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS President Dodik expects from new parliamentary majority in RSNA to pave way to constitutional reforms (TV1)
• Presidency of B&H needs to be epicenter of political activities (Nezavisne)
• SDS boards in Bijeljina, Doboj, Zvornik, Teslic and Sarajevo-Romanija expect leadership to resign and support cooperation with SNSD (ATV)
• SDS leader Govedarica: Someone is attempting coup within SDS (BN TV)
• HR Inzko sends letter to B&H CoM asking them to ignore laws and parliamentary procedure and implement grant funds for Ganic’s private university (RTRS)

Montenegro
• Did Becic and Abazovic deceive Hahn? (CDM)

fYROM
• Dimitrov: Being part of NATO does not mean bad relations with Russia (Nezavisen vesnik)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Vucic, Thaci Exchange Angry Statements After Brussels Meeting (BIRN)

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Serbian List does not repel Haradinaj: Tax can even increase (RTK)

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj considers that claim of the Serbian List to leave governing coalition after the imposed ten percent tax for Serbian goods, is an expression of their will. “As far as the Serbian List is concerned, it is an expression of their free political will. Kosovo’s agenda continues. It was […]

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Haradinaj requests urgent proceeding of four draft-laws related to visas (media)

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj has requested from the Assembly Committee for Legislation to urgently proceed with four draft laws requested by the European Union and which are related to visa liberlaisation. His request was objected by head of this committee Albulena Haxhiu, who said opposition is not to be blamed for lack […]

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Maxhuni is being interviewed behind the closed doors (RTK)

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Former Director of Kosovo Police Shpend Maxhuni is being interviewed by the Kosovo Assembly MPs respectively members of the parliamentary investigating committee to shed light on the case of expelling six Turkish citizens. With the request of the MP from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) Muharrem Nitaj, the interview is being held […]

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Thaci meets Putin, says Russia supports Kosovo-Serbia agreement (media)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci met President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Paris at the sidelines of activities organised to commemorate end of World War I, online media are reporting referring to a post put up by Thaci on his social media accounts. Thaci said he met the Russian president for the first time and […]

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Dacic. Pope’s visit would be useful for Serbia (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister, Ivica Dacic said he thinks the Pope Francis visit to Serbia, would be useful, Tanjug news agency reported. “You know my stance. I made it public several times. I think it would be useful for Serbia and Serbian people in general,” Dacic said, after ceremonial liturgy at the Church of  Holly […]

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US supports Vucic and Thaci’s agreement (Danas)

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US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent told Belgrade-based daily Danas that the United States will continue to support Serbian and Kosovo President Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci to reach an agreement. – I think we will continue to support the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo to reach an […]

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Veseli: No one can blackmail us (Kallxo)

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Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli has responded to the statements of the Serbian List saying they would assume the role of the opposition and would support any motion of no-confidence against the government of Kosovo. Veseli said the government will not surrender to blackmails. “No one can condition or blackmail us. No time of day […]

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Kosovo Assembly to hold extraordinary session called by PM Haradinaj (media)

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The Assembly of Kosovo will hold an extraordinary session tomorrow on the request from Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, confirmed Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli after the meeting of the presidency. Haradinaj has requested the Assembly to vote on a legal package from the European Reform Agenda.

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Varadi: Forgotten right to truth (FoNet, Danas)

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Today, one important human right is forgotten, and it is the right to truth, International Law Professor, Tibor Varadi told FoNet news agency, adding that delineation with Kosovo “would mean that Kosovo is a state, because borders are regulated among the states.” He further said that delineation is a rather complex issue, in particular “in […]

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Dacic: It should be made clear to Pristina, it must not play double games (Tanjug)

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Head of Serbian diplomacy, Ivica Dacic positively assessed the willingness of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to talk to the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Paris, Tanjug news agency reports. He also termed as positive her readiness to be familiar with the course of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue. Dacic added that Kosovo and Metohija would be a topic […]

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Hoti: Elections are the solution (media)

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Head of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) parliamentary group, Avdullah Hoti, said that the absence of new recognitions and the stalling of the visa liberalisation process are being damaged by the proposal for border changes. In a Facebook post, Hoti said the party will continue to oppose the idea for border changes which he […]

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