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Vucic on KFOR exercise this morning: Demonstration of force without any sense (N1)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says, in Trstenik after opening the factory, he hopes that the international community understands that Serbia is in a difficult situation on the occasion of the announced formation of the Kosovo Army, adding it is the duty of the authorities (of Serbia) to protect “their face and national pride” without entering […]

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Belgrade Media Report 13 December 2018

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 13 December 2018
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic to Tanin: Kosovo army a new provocative measure (RTS)
• Vucic: KFOR’s obligation will be to disband Kosovo army (Tanjug/B92)
• Drecun: Kosovo army can seriously threaten Serbs (RTS)
• Eurochambers against Pristina’s taxes on Serbian goods (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Presidency adopts joint statement on EU integration; Dodik and Komsic request removal of some ambassadors (TV1/BHT1)
• Ljubic says constituent rights of Croat people in B&H have been violated by imposed changes of Constitution and Election Law of B&H (FTV)
• Inaugural session of RS CoP held in Banja Luka (BHT1)
• Covic gave Izetbegovic clear ultimatum, 1991 census cannot be used for formation of FB&H HoP (Dnevni list)
fYROM
• Defense Minister Kammenos issues a threatening message from the Greek – Macedonian border (Republika)
• Mickoski calls Zaev out to a debate, to discuss the forced name change and the political persecution (Republika)
• Constitutional Court refuses to decide whether the scandalous October 19th vote was legal (Republika)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• NATO-led troops on the move in northern Kosovo (AFP)
• FYROM constitutional revisions in line with Prespes accord, says gov’t source (ekathimerini)

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Ivanovic: Humanitarian aid arrived from Serbia, I have no contact with Kosovo government (Radio kontakt plus)

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Clinic and Health Centre in Mitrovica North received yesterday humanitarian aid related to medical material, Director of the Centre, Milan Ivanovic told Radio kontakt plus. “After the problems to get medicaments, due to hampering acts by Pristina, thus disabling an adequate medical treatment of our patients, yesterday on 12 December, necessary medical material from our […]

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Serbian List “out of the game”, Albanian political parties say “Yes” to the army (Express)

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Kosovo Security Force is expected to gain tomorrow the votes of the Assembly for expansion of its mandate. With the voting of the three draft-laws, it is expected for this force to start its journey towards the army, often described by officials as a force with NATO standards. As randomly in the past, the army […]

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Berisha: Brnabic should forget blackmails (RTK)

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Kosovo’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anton Berisha, replied to Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. He said Serbian PM should forget blackmails. According to him, Brnabic’s conditioning continuance of the dialogue with removal of the tax, in the mildest spoken language is continuance of Serbia’s arrogance. “In fact, it is also an inertia of the […]

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Mogherini: Let us work for normalization of Kosovo-Serbia relations (RTK)

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According to the EU High Representative Frederica Mogherini, agreement for normalization of the relations between Kosovo and Serbia, opening of the discussions with Tirana and Skopje, are urgent tasks. At a debate with European Parliament MPs Mogherini said integration of Western Balkans is one of the priorities of the European foreign policy. “Our joint aim […]

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”UK to create its own Serbian List” and ”Sheholli to sue Vecernje Novosti” (Vecernje Novosti, Kossev)

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Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti today in an bombastic article with the headline ” UK to create its own Serbian list ” says that ”the British secret agents are working on preparing a ground for the party that would be a counterpart to the strongest option of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija,” adding that more prominent […]

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Vucic to Tanin: Kosovo army new Pristina’s provocative measure (Serbian media)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told UNMIK Head Zahir Tanin that Serbia would do its utmost to preserve peace and stability, but the situation would significantly deteriorate when Pristina tomorrow, contrary to the international law, makes a decision on establishing the army. UNMIK Head said he shares concerns for the situation in Kosovo. Vucic added intention […]

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Wishes and fear over Kosovo army (Radio KIM)

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One day prior to the voting in Kosovo Assembly on laws foreseeing transformation of Kosovo Security Forces (KSF), there are different stances among Serbs and Albanians, whether Kosovo needs the army or not. Igor Simic from Srpska Lista thinks that the international community remains silent on violation of the Kosovo Constitution and Resolution 1244, while […]

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Thaci to visit KSF barracks ahead of army vote (Indeksonline)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci is expected to visit the Kosovo Security Force barracks today ahead of Assembly’s vote on Kosovo army. Indeksonline has also published a video showing a convoy of seemingly military vehicles which it says belong to KSF and are headed towards Pristina for a display tomorrow.

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KFOR: Activity in the north, part of regular training (Klan Kosova)

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After reports that a convoy of KFOR vehicles have set out in the direction of the north of Kosovo today, KFOR issued a statement on its Twitter account stating: “KFOR is conducting a regular training activity to keep ready to be rapidly deployed all over Kosovo in accordance with UNSCR 1244. Convoys moved yesterday towards […]

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Thaci decrees justice reform legal package (media)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci decreed today eight laws as part of the justice reform package including the Criminal Code, the Law on Courts, the Law on Disciplinary Liability of Judges and Prosecutors, the Law on the Protection of Whistle-blowers, the Law on the Kosovo Judicial Council, the Law on the amendment and supplementation of […]

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