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“Pristina’s decisions consequence of nervousness and stalemate” (Tanjug, B92)

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Russian Ambassador in Serbia Alexander Chepurin termed Pristina’s taxes on goods from central Serbia as “a farce” while their consequences might be numerous, Tanjug news agency reported. According to Ambassador Chepurin such decisions of Pristina are result of nervousness and stalemate, since an increased number of countries are revoking recognitions of Kosovo. “There are 11 […]

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Protest in north: Authorities in Kosovo attempt to provoke conflicts (Radio kontakt plus)

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Citizens taking part in today’s protest in Mitrovica North repeated request to lift taxes Pristina imposed on the goods from central Serbia, Radio kontakt plus reports. Goran Rakic, Chair of Srpska Lista and chief of the Crisis Headquarters urged again EU and international community to use all available mechanisms and instruments to make Pristina abolish […]

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Belgrade Media Report 04 December 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 04 December 2018

LOCAL PRESS

• Hahn: I offered ideas to Belgrade and Pristina (B92, Beta)
• Joint Letter of Serbia and B&H to EU Members (RTS)
• Vucic: We are driven into corner (Tanjug)
• Djuric: The announced formation of the army is the biggest threat to peace (Tanjug)
• Serbian president asks China and Russia for help (RTS)
• Vucic wants United States to warn Pristina (Tanjug)
• Jeremic: Introduction of taxes agreed by Vucic and Thaci (VIP)
• Kozarev and “Partizan” prevented from entering Kosovo (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Macron’s visit to Belgrade postponed (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS officials announce constitutional changes (Oslobodjenje, Vecernje Novosti)
• Referendum on judiciary once again in Assembly (Glas Srpske)
• BH Bloc and SDA fail to reach agreement on formation of coalition (BHT1)
• PIC SB to hold two-day session in Sarajevo and discuss situation in B&H (Oslobodjenje)
• Stoltenberg: I expect Ministers will support readiness of NATO to accept first annual national program of B&H on Wednesday (Hayat)
• RS President Cvijanovic to meets Vucic in Belgrade on Tuesday (RTRS)

Croatia
• Summit of South-East European Initiative begins in Zagreb (HRT)

fYROM
• Parliament adopts third draft amendment of the Constitution (Nezavisen vesnik)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• European parliament adopts a number of Western Balkans resolutions (Emerging Europe)

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Air pollution level reaches record high in December (Prishtina Insight)

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On Monday, Prishtina peaked the global air quality index rankings as the most polluted city in the world for its citizens’ exposure to hazardous levels of particulate matter. Drawing from the data provided by the US embassy Air Quality Index in Prishtina, AirNow, two major peaks in exposure to hazardous levels of particulate matter occured […]

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Kosovo Opposition Urges PM to Quit Over Visa Liberalization (Balkan Insight)

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The Kosovo opposition demanded the resignation of the prime minister and his deputy after a European commissioner said that visa liberalization with the EU is unlikely to happen until 2020. The parliamentary group of the biggest Kosovo opposition party, the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj […]

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Joint letter of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to EU member states (RTS)

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Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic met in Belgrade with Bosnian Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Mirko Sarovic, RTS reports. The two officials discussed situation created in the aftermath of Pristina’s discriminatory decision to impose taxes on the goods from Serbia and B&H. They agreed that this measure practically stopped […]

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KP confirms banning entry to Belgrade basketball club (Kallxo)

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Kosovo Police confirmed it has refused a Belgrade basketball club entry to Kosovo citing lack of permission. In a statement, Kosovo Police said it refused a bus and a vehicle to enter Kosovo through the border crossing point of Jarinje as they were not invited to Kosovo by the Kosovo Basketball Federation through the Ministry […]

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Protest in Gracanica: The loss of even one human life is not worth of political victory (KIM radio)

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A protest was held in Gracanica today over the decision of the Kosovo government to increase taxes on goods coming from Serbia and BiH to 100 percent, reports KIM radio. The head of the Clinical Hospital Center in Gracanica told the gathered people that the loss of even one human life is not worth any […]

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Vucic to Scott: USA to warn Pristina (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met Ambassador of United States in Belgrade, Kyle Scott, Tanjug news agency reports. The two officials discussed the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, and President Vucic urged US to use its political influence and warn Pristina that it is jeopardizing peace and stability in the region with its acts. “Persistence of […]

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Opposition parties demand urgent session of Assembly to discuss visa liberalisation (media)

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Opposition parties – the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and Vetevendosje – have requested an urgent session of the Kosovo Assembly to discuss visa liberalisation. LDK and Vetevendosje claim that no visa liberalisation has resulted in Kosovo citizens losing trust in Kosovo institutions and that this situation can no longer continue. “Citizens of Kosovo need […]

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“Moscow with attention follows development of situation in Kosmet” (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic expressed to the Russian Ambassador Alexander Chepurin grave concern over announcements on forming the so-called Kosovo army, Tanjug news agency reports. The statement issued by Vucic’s cabinet further noted such announcements are contradictory to the UN SC Resolution 1244, the only legal framework that is in line with the international law […]

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Surroi says he will not join negotiating team (Koha)

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Publicist Veton Surroi met today with Assembly President Kadri Veseli and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. In a statement to Koha, Surroi said the meetings are part of a project by the Pristina-based Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) in support of the negotiating process and that contrary to some media reports he will not join […]

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