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Goran Rakic: Cooperation between Serbs and Albanians never even existed (RTS, TV Most)

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Cooperation between Serbs and Albanians never existed in the true sense of that word, President of Serbian List Goran Rakic said on Sunday ​in Mitrovica North, TV Most reported. “Politicians from Pristina have double standards. We have a good cop and a bad cop, one who wants to present himself as a friend to Serbs […]

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Analyst Kesic: “Kosovo is not even among top ten topics for Trump” (TV Prva, B92)

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The situation in Kosovo is not even among the top ten topics of US President Donald Trump and its administration, Obrad Kesic has told Prva TV. Kesic, a political analyst and head of the representative office of the Serb Republic (RS) in Washington, explained that due to the huge internal crisis in Washington because of […]

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Justice at last for Kosovo’s ‘second-class victims’? (AFP, Digital Journal)

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Twenty years after the war for Kosovo’s independence, victims of alleged war crimes committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas have all but given up hope of justice. Now, finally, relief may be on the horizon. Kosovo’s press is speculating feverishly that an EU-backed international court, based in The Hague, could this week issue its first indictments […]

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Serbia Should Not Bank on Europe Turning Right (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade would be wrong to go slow on a Kosovo solution because it expects to face a more sympathetic Europe after the May elections. Besides justified fears of courting nationalist fury, one theory doing the rounds about why Serbia’s government is so reluctant to wrap up the Kosovo issue is the European elections. Proponents of […]

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Land swap plan sparks fear in Kosovo’s Serb enclaves (AFP)

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Measures that seek to end long-running territorial dispute have been suggested by leaders. A possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe’s most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked concerns that the border could be redrawn along ethnic lines and reignite festering communal ethnic animosities. With few details […]

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Vukcevic: Dick Marty’s report is remarkable (TV Prva, B92, RTV Puls)

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One of the former KLA commanders, Rustem Mustafa-Remi should be one of the first to be questioned before the Special Prosecutor’s Office. Former Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic told Belgrade based TV Prva that he is satisfied that the prosecution started working, and that it was founded because it is about the most monstrous […]

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Protests’ organizers request Vucic to present to citizens Kosovo plan (Danas, BETA)

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Organizers of the protest “One of Five Million” urged on Saturday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to present to the citizens plan for Kosovo and Metohija, adding citizens are the address he should turn to, not Brussels, Washington, Moscow or Pristina, BETA news agency reports. They also accused Vucic that the politics he is leading “withdraws […]

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“Putin gives Vucic several tasks ahead of visit” (RTK, Prva TV, B92)

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Ahead of the Russian President Vladimir Putin visit to Belgrade, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic “has received several tasks from the Russian intelligence service.” This is according to Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK). Vucic was allegedly given several tasks: the first “not to reach an agreement with Kosovo under any circumstances,” and another “to stop protests […]

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Oliver Ivanovic never received direct threats, late politician’s wife says (N1, Beta, Politika)

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Kosovo Serb opposition leader Oliver Ivanovic never received a direct threat, nor he thought he was in jeopardy, his wife Milena Popovic-Ivanovic said for Serbian media a year after this politician was murdered in front of his party’s office in North Mitrovica last year. Speaking for Belgrade daily newspaper Politika, Ivanovic denied allegations of her […]

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Belgrade Media Report 11 January 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 11 January 2019

LOCAL PRESS

• SNS discusses early elections (RTS/Beta/TV Prva)
• Serbia, Republika Srpska continue to strengthen relations (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Serbia always to be strong support to Republika Srpska (RTS/FoNet)
• Kocijancic: EU is working on a next high-level meeting between Belgrade and Pristina (Tanjug)
• Start of Serbia’s final negotiations with Eurasia Economic Union (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Zvizdic and Dzaferovic end their contacts with Croatian Ambassador to B&H Ivan Del Vechio due to fact that Del Vechio attended celebration of Day of RS (TV1)
• Cvijanovic’s cabinet reminds that RS was formed before war and that it brought its territorial integrity in B&H (RTRS)
• Preda meets Dzaferovic and Komsic in Sarajevo (BHT1)
• Dodik: Military neutrality is definitive stance of RS which has to be respected (RTRS)
Croatia
• Croatian Ambassador erred by attending Bosnian Serb celebration, says minister (Hina/HRT)
fYROM
• Zaev fails again, parliament session postponed (Republika)
• Gruevski calls on MPs to reject the Prespa treaty (Republika)
• Mickoski: We will get back what is ours (Republika)
Albania
• President Meta turns down PM’s candidate for foreign minister (ADN)
• Rama with Ambassadors: Albania supports Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (ADN)
• Meta: Independence, the territorial integrity of Kosovo are indisputable for Albania until the last second of my presidency (ADN)
• Tahiri evaluates Meta’s decision for Cakaj (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Name Dispute: Prespes ratification issue is front and center (New Europe)
• EPP’s Weber comes out on Macedonia name change deal (EurActiv)

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Kosovo’s leaders hail ex-fighters headed to war crimes court (abcnews)

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Kosovo’s prime minister met Sunday with two fellow former fighters in a bloody war for independence from Serbia two decades ago who are preparing to be questioned by prosecutors for a special war crimes court. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj’s Facebook page showed photos from the meetings at the homes of former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) […]

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Belgrade Media Report 10 January 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 10 January 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Brnabic: Making special ties between Serbia, Republika Srpska stronger (Tanjug/RTS)
• Brnabic: Frozen conflict in Kosovo not a good solution for Serbia (TV Happy/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Apologize to Serbs for genocide, then lecture others (Politika)
• Odalovic: Serbia submitted evidence of KLA crimes (RTS)
• SMATSA: No confirmation that Pristina will take over air space (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS Day marked in territory of this entity (BN TV)
• Viskovic: There is no B&H without RS (BN TV)
• RS Day celebration – reactions (Hayat/ATV/TV1)
• Inaugural session of Federation of B&H HoR resumes, MPs fail to elect Deputy Speakers (FTV)
• Reactions to Pompeo’s letter to B&H Presidency members (Hayat/Oslobodjenje/Dnevni avaz)
Croatia
• Croatian Ambassador to B&H recalled over controversial event (Hina)
Montenegro
• Is Vucic making a list of desirable Serbs from Montenegro? (Pobjeda)
fYROM
• Zaev is waiting for Merkel (Republika)
• VMRO-DPMNE will protest and will not participate in debate on constitutional changes (Meta)
• Zaev: Either ‘in favor’ or unseen crisis (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Taravari: Would have been good if the amendment related to the usage of languages was accepted (Nezavisen vesnik)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Uncertainty Hangs Over Macedonia’s Final ‘Name’ Vote (BIRN)

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