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Vulin says bombing of Serbia killed international law (BETA, TV N1)

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Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said that NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999 killed international law, adding that Serbia recovered but the international law had not, BETA news agency reported. Vulin made these remarks at the opening of the round table “NATO Aggression – Causes and Consequences” and noted that Serbia “has survived thanks to […]

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OSCE Broadcast 28 March

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Shelters for victims of domestic violence need special budget line (KTV) New CEC composition allocates funds for political entities  (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV & Klan Kosova) Ambassador Kosnett meets Gracanica/Graçanicë Serbs (RTK1) Limaj: Tariff should be lifted, Haradinaj has moved beyond original decision (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK1) Serbia reminds Kosovo that it is late with […]

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British Foreign Office cautions its citizens not to travel to northern Kosovo (media)

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Several news websites report that the British Foreign Office has issued a travel advisory, “advising against all but essential travel to the municipalities of Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic, and to the northern part of the city of Mitrovica”. The advisory also notes: “Protests have the potential to turn violent, you should take care if […]

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UNMIK Headlines 29 March

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• European Parliament confirms support for Kosovo visa liberalization (media)
• Limaj: Haradinaj went beyond our joint position (Koha)
• The government under NISMA’s threats (Zeri)
• Kukan: Kosovo-Serbia agreement is reached only by lifting the tariff (RTK)
• U.S. Ambassador Kosnett meets Serbs in Gracanica (Epoka)
• President Thaci and COMKFOR discuss security situation (Epoka)
• Thaci: Serbia committed genocide and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo (media)
• Haradinaj: Police officers in Djuric case should be decorated (media)
• Russia’s Ambassador: Border correction, a U.S. project (media)
• Kisic: Talks on Kosovo partition should be stopped (Koha)
• British embassy withdraws support for recruitment of ERO Board chief (media)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 March 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 28 March 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: My abstention in vote was due to state interests (ORF/Tanjug)
• Vulin: I hope NATO will admit aggression against Serbia was horrible crime (Beta)
• Serbia and Georgia support one another’s sovereignty and territorial integrity (Tanjug)
• Fabrizi: No alternative to dialogue, cautious optimism (Tanjug/B92)
• Tenth EU-Serbia SAPC meeting Declaration and Recommendations adopted unanimously (RTS/Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Hahn: B&H leaders to form governments quickly (N1)
• Shaheeds in Boban’s empire (Srna)
• Constitutional Court cannot change historical fact (Srna)
• Micic: SDS bodies will decide on participation in Authorities (Srna)
• B&H Croat Presidency member names Serbian opposition leader as advisor (N1)
• US Ambassador: B&H’s Annual National Programme should not be politicized (N1)
• President Meron to decide where Karadzic will serve the life imprisonment (Radio Sarajevo)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Parliament re-adopts several laws which President Ivanov refused to sign under the name “North Macedonia” (Republika)
• Albanian issues Secretariat being turned into a full government Ministry (Republika)
• Macedonian soldiers will go on compulsorily NATO missions (Meta)
• Interview with VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska Davkova (Ekspres/Republika)
Albania
• Opposition is getting ready for snap elections (ADN)
• ‘New Opposition’ – three candidates to accept mandate (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Albania opposition supporters try to storm parliament (AP)
• Tension at Albanian Parliament in face of opposition protest (ANSA)

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Chiefs of districts: Stop process of Serbs being deprived of their rights in Kosovo (Tanjug, RTS)

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The chiefs of five administrative districts in Kosovo (Pec, Prizren, Mitrovica, central Kosovo and Pomoravlje) expressed concern today over more frequent political pressure by Pristina on Serbian people and urged all domestic and international political stakeholders to make additional efforts in order to prevent escalation of inter-ethnic tensions and stop the process of Serbs being […]

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Thaci: Serbia committed genocide and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo (media)

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All news websites cover the memorial academy on the 20th anniversary of the massacre in Izbica, highlighting Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s remarks that “Serbia committed genocide and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo”. Thaci said Kosovo will never forget the atrocities against civilians in Likosan, Cirez, Prekaz, Abri, Recak, Celine, Krusha, Rezalle, Qyshk, Poklek, Studime, Meje and […]

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EP confirms its will to grant Kosovars visa-free access (europeaninterest.eu)

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The citizens of Kosovo should be able to travel to the EU for short periods visa-free, according to the European Parliament. Plenary confirmed on Thursday, with 331 votes to 126 and 12 abstentions, its negotiating position on this matter -already adopted in September 2018-, in view of the end of the legislature. The proposal needed […]

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Fabrizi: No alternative to dialogue, cautious optimism (Tanjug, B92)

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Head of EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi said there is no alternative to Belgrade-Pristina dialogue on Kosovo and that status quo is not an option. He added that he remains cautiously optimistic about the achievement of an agreement between Belgrade and Pristina. “I do not think there is a possibility to maintain this situation, […]

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Haradinaj: EU must conclude visa liberalization for Kosovo (media)

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Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said today that the European Union has confirmed the mandate for the start of trialogue for Kosovo visa liberalization. Haradinaj took to Facebook to argue that it is unfair to deny freedom of movement to the people of Kosovo, as the latter has met all the requirements in the process. […]

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Platform is end of Brussels dialogue, elites are (not) ready for compromise (Radio kontakt plus, Radio KIM)

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Chances for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue to conclude during the mandate of EU High Representative Federica Mogherini are rather small. Pristina platform is an end to Brussels dialogue, while political elites in Serbia and Kosovo are not ready for a compromise. Tariffs on goods from Serbia and BiH are the most harmful for Kosovo. These all was […]

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Daut Haradinaj: Police officers in Djuric case should be decorated not investigated (media)

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Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) MP, Daut Haradinaj, argued today against investigations into the arrest one year ago of Marko Djuric, head of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo. Haradinaj argued on a Facebook post that the investigations must be closed, and the police officers involved in the operation must be decorated. “The […]

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