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KFOR “only legitimate armed formation in Kosovo” (Serbian Government, B92)

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Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin spoke on Tuesday in Belgrade with NATO International Military Staff Director General Lieutenant-General Jan Broeks. According to the Serbian government, they discussed “the current situation in Kosovo and Metohija.” Vulin pointed to the good cooperation between the Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Armed Forces with NATO, under the auspices of […]

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Belgrade Media Report 22 January 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 22 January 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Improving bilateral cooperation with Republic of Palau (Politika)
• Djuric: We may be stupid, but not that stupid (TV Prva/B92)
• Germany and France welcome good relations between Serbia and Russia as long as they are not in clash with EU path (Blic/Tanjug)
• Vulin: KFOR is the only legitimate armed formation in Kosovo (RTS/Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic says formation of Federation of B&H government impossible without amending Election Law of B&H (FTV/BHT)
• B&H will not be able to obtain status of EU Candidate Country if authorities are not formed at level of B&H (Nezavisne)
• Preda to submit Resolution on B&H into parliamentary procedure; expects it to be adopted in February (Dnevni avaz)
• Bilateral talks between representatives of Kosovo and B&H on possible abolishment of 100 percent tariffs on goods from B&H to be held in Sarajevo on Thursday (FTV)
Montenegro
• Meta: Albanians in Montenegro contributed to keeping peace, strengthening stability and security (CDM)
Croatia
• Zeljko Komsic open to dialogue with Zagreb (Hina)
fYROM
• Nimetz urges Athens to ratify the Prespa Agreement (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Erjavec: Slovenia gives support to Macedonia for NATO membership (Nezavisen vesnik)
• VMRO-DPMNE lodges motion in Constitutional Court on Law on Languages (Meta)
• DUI call for joint presidential candidate with SDSM, open for holding early general elections (Republika)
Albania
• Montenegro’s President speaks out against land swap idea between Kosovo and Serbia (ADN)
• Bushati discharged, Rama officially new Foreign Minister (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Escaping the Kremlin’s Embrace: Why Serbia Has Tired of Russian Support (Carnegie Moscow Center)
• Bartering our historical identity (ekathimerini.com)
• Editorial: Dangerous Opportunists (ΤοΒΗΜΑ Team)

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Assembly President Veseli comments on today’s meeting on 100-percent tax (media)

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Kosovo Assembly President and Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) leader, Kadri Veseli, took to Facebook to comment on today’s meeting with U.S. Ambassador Philip Kosnett and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. “We had a very constructive meeting today with U.S. Ambassador Philip Kosnett and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and discussed the challenges that await us this […]

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Dacic on withdrawal of recognitions of Kosovo (Blic,Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic told Belgrade-based daily Blic that “Sherlock Holmes himself would not be able to determine exactly how many countries recognize Kosovo.” “With a number of countries, no decisions have been passed,” Dacic said, and recounted his conversation with a minister from Oman, with whom he “almost quarreled” because Dacic claimed […]

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Romania does not believe visas for Kosovo residents would be lifted (BETA)

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Romania expressed doubts the EU would soon lift visas for the Kosovo residents, given disputable decisions that Pristina authorities undertook lately, BETA news agency reports. It includes the introduction of punitive measures on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as intention to establish Kosovo armed forces. Presenting the programme of his country, […]

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Meeting between Kosnett, Veseli and Haradinaj ends, no statement to the media (media)

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All news websites report that today’s meeting between U.S. Ambassador Philip Kosnett, Assembly President Kadri Veseli and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, on the 100-percent tax on Serbian goods, has ended and that none of the leaders has talked to the media. Citing sources from the meeting, Lajmi news website reports that Veseli maintained the position […]

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Thaci travels to Davos for World Economic Forum (Telegrafi)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, has travelled to Davos, Switzerland to take part in the World Economic Forum. In a Twitter post, Thaci said he would be meeting many world leaders and other stakeholders in an effort to “sustain the momentum on reaching comprehensive deal between Kosovo and Serbia” which he said would pave way […]

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Trepca statute sent back to company’s board for amendment (Koha)

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The Kosovo Assembly committee on economic development decided to send back the draft statute for the Trepca mining complex to the company’s board to incorporate demands made by representatives of the union. Vetevendosje MP Liburn Aliu said the version of the statute that they were deliberating on was identical to the one they reviewed previously […]

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Gracanicaonline portal: Situation difficult for journalist reporting on Serbian language

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Based on the Law on the Use of Languages, Albanian and Serbian have equal status in Kosovo institutions. However, in practice very often this law is not applied, reports Gracanica based portal gracanicaonline.info. The journalists who follow the work of the Assembly are faced with a big problem because they do not have a translation if […]

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Is Trump next to visit Serbia? (Tanjug, B92, Prva TV)

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Can more visits of leaders of the world’s most important countries be expected in the near future – this is a topic that the newspapers write about today. And some of them are announcing the arrival of US President Donald Trump and of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Vladimir Vuletic, a sociologist, and Stanko Crnobrnja, a […]

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President Thaci extends mandate to KSF Commander Rama (media)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci has extended another five-year mandate to Kosovo Security Force Commander, Rrahman Rama. Thaci said Lieutenant General Rama has provided an important contribution to the transition of the KSF and his new term in office will be a continuation of the force’s further strengthening and consolidation.

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Thaci: Gazivode, Mitrovica and Trepca will remain within Kosovo (RTK 2)

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“I am convinced that with the final agreement Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja will belong to Kosovo, and I guarantee that Gazivode, Mitrovica North and Trepca will remain within Kosovo,” President Hashim Thaci said after the meeting with Pristina negotiating team, to which he delivered a report on the dialogue with Belgrade, RTK reported. As Thaci […]

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