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Commissioner Hahn visited Belgrade, met President Vucic (FoNet, TV N1, B92)

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The European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn paid a short visit to Belgrade and meet with the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. The meeting took place prior to Hahn’s trip to Pristina where he is set to discuss recent Pristina’s decision to increase taxes on goods from central Serbia and Bosnia by 100 percent, FoNet news […]

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Belgrade Media Report 03 December 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 03 December 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Solomon Islands withdrew the recognition of Kosovo (RTS, Tanjug)
• Kosovo’s Hoxhaj claims calling for pact against Serbia in region (RTS, Beta)
• Vucic claims announcements of Kosovo’s new steps lead to “certain and complete disaster” (VIP)
• President of Cyprus will write to European leaders over Pristina’s move (Beta)
• Hahn visits Belgrade, Pristina to discuss Kosovo customs tariffs (Beta)
• Obradovic: Demarcation with Kosovo agreed (RTS)
• NATO chief comments on “border correction” idea (Beta)
• Vucic and Dacic find it hard to believe that Oric is not convicted (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Presidency Chairman Dodik condemns Hoxhaj’s statement on creation of pact against Serbia (RTRS)
• B&H FM Crnadak: Pristina should commit to fulfilling its obligations from Brussels agreement and not care about RS and B&H (N1)
• Oric: I expect from Aleksandar Vucic to publicly apologize for falsely accusing me of horrendous war crimes (Face TV)
• Delegations of SDA and HDZ B&H meet to discuss formation of new authorities in B&H (TV1)
• SNSD’s Dodik, Cvijanovic, Viskovic meet and discuss formation of new RS Government (ATV)

Montenegro
• Officials of Montenegro did not discuss the “pact” against Serbia (MINA)
• Appellate Court rejected appeals of Medojevic and Knezevic (CDM)
• Montenegro soon opens Chapter 27 (CDM)

fYROM
• Parliament adopts draft amendment to change the name with 67 votes ‘in favor’ (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Stoltenberg: Gruevski is not an issue for NATO (Nezavisen vesnik)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Kosovo’s Rival Leaders Compete for US Support (BIRN)

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Swedish judge: In Kosovo, there’s no justice for Serbs (B92, Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug)

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The first international judge in Kosovo says that soon after arriving there he realized there would be no justice for Serbs in the Kosovo judiciary. Cristar Karphamar was appointed as the first UN judge by the UNMIK administration led by Bernard Kouchner, and he assumed his duties in 2000. “I was dealing with grave criminal […]

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Serbian Minister of Health condemns prevention of humanitarian aid delivery (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian Minister of Health, Zlatibor Loncar in the strongest terms condemned Pristina’s decision to stop humanitarian aid dedicated to the Health Centre in Mitrovica North, Tanjug news agency reported. Minister Loncar also urged the international community to react to this gross violation of fundamental human rights. “Does it take a child to die in XXI […]

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Women protest in Mitrovica North: Lift 100 percent taxes (Radio kontakt plus)

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Women from northern Kosovo protested today in Mitrovica North and requested lifting of 100 percent taxes imposed on the goods from central Serbia, Radio kontakt plus reports. They gathered in front of the EU and EULEX offices in Mitrovica North with a clear message to prevent Pristina to starve out Serbs in Kosovo. Head of […]

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Apostolova: Hahn comes with a clear message for the tax (Klan Kosova)

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Nataliya Apostolova, head of the European Union Office in Kosovo, said today that the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn will deliver a clear message to authorities in Pristina today that the 100-percent tax on Serbian and Bosnian goods must be revoked. Apostolova said that the 100-percent tax is damaging Kosovo and that Kosovo is violating […]

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Protestors ‘impose visa’ on European Commissioner Hahn (Prishtina Insight)

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Through a symbolic activity, citizens in the center of Prishtina ‘requested a visa’ from European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, referencing visa requirements for Kosovo citizens in the Schengen area. “Welcome to Kosovo, Mr. Hahn. We apply reciprocity in Kosovo, so you need a visa to enter Kosovo. For visa you need about 45 different documents and […]

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Reactions to Srpska Lista waiting for Hahn: “They are shifting the public focus from the arrest of those suspected of killing Oliver Ivanovic” (Kossev)

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Srpska Lista MPs have been in the Kosovo Assembly since yesterday waiting for the arrival of European Commissioner Johannes Hahn in order to inform him about Pristina’s „anti-Serb moves“ that are leading toward „a humanitarian catastrophe“ of the Serbian people in Kosovo. They are protesting against the 100% custom taxes imposed on Serbian products arriving […]

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Serbian NGOs sent open letter to international community (TV Most)

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Seventeen Serbian Non-Governmental Organizations in an open letter to the international community expressed serious concern about the violation of the human rights of Serbian minority in Kosovo, TV Most reports. The recent decision of Kosovo Government to impose 100% taxes on imported goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has a huge negative impact on […]

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NATO Chief comments on “border correction” idea (BETA, B92)

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NATO strongly supports Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and when it comes to “possible harmonization of borders” it hopes the two sides would find mutually acceptable solution, BETA news agency reports. According to BETA, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this in Brussels, before the session of NATO diplomacy chiefs, who would, together with EU High Representative Federica […]

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Apostolova visited Serbian List MPs this morning (RTK2, News Press, Radio KIM)

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Serbian List (SL) Vice President Igor Simic told RTK2 that SL MPs are still in the Assembly of Kosovo. According to him, they are exhausted, but they do not give up request to meet with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, because it is necessary to convey to him “how dangerous is the decision to block the […]

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CHDRF calls Hahn “a liar that applies unprincipled pressure” (Indeksonline)

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The Pristina-based Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms issued a press release today commenting on the ongoing visit to Pristina by the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn. The CDHRF refers to Hahn as “a liar who is concerned over the 100-percent tax on Serbian and Bosnian goods, but not concerned about the […]

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