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Protests in Montenegro, Serbia, Albania urge EU to help defend rights (The Irish Times)

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‘Balkan spring’ activists say EU backs autocrats who promise stability but erode rule of law Thousands of people rallied in Serbia and Montenegro at the weekend, as anger around the region over threats to the rule of law and the EU’s alleged acceptance of autocratic leaders fueled talk of a pro-democracy “Balkan spring”. See at: […]

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Reeker: Pristina to abolish tariffs, Belgrade not to campaign against Kosovo (Beta, N1, B92, nezavisen.mk)

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An American official who will soon take over the position of an Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Philip Reeker, has called on Pristina to abolish the tariffs, reports Serbian media quoting the portal nezavisen.mk. According to the North Macedonia news portal nezavisen.mk he also called on Belgrade to focus on the strategic […]

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Belgrade Media Report 04 March 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 2 March 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Albanians cannot be the only people of Europe with two states (Tanjug/Politika)
• Vulin: Albanian politicians trying to provoke conflict (RTS)
• Drecun: US needs to clarify its position on Kosovo (RTS)
• Lutovac calls for unification of Democrats (Beta)
• Palmer: Belgrade-Pristina talks are not about border changer, but about recognition (Danas)
• Zakharova: Western media’s decisive role in decision to attack Serbia (Tanjug/B92/Sputnik)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Bosniak Presidency member: elected officials must respect the rule of law (Fena)
• The authority will be compiled of the elections winners (Srna)
• Dmicic: Amending of constitution may be regulated military neutrality (Srna)
Croatia
• Croatia ratifies Protocol on North Macedonia’s NATO accession (Hina)
Montenegro
• Montenegro ratified the Protocol for the accession of North Macedonia to NATO (CDM/RTCG)
• The Prevlaka border dispute needs bilateral solution (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Stevo Pendarovski is officially SDSM’s presidential candidate (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Mickoski: The Zaevism has offered devastated bluffer Pendarovski for presidential candidate (Republika)
• Former Ambassador to Brussels is the latest presidential candidate (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Meta meets Haradinaj (ADN)
• President expresses gratitude to Albanians in North Macedonia (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Opinion: Serbia-Kosovo land swap will open Pandora’s box (DW)
• Protests in Montenegro, Serbia, Albania urge EU to help defend rights (The Irish Times)

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‘Final Deal’ does not guarantee UN membership for Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

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The notion that Kosovo will secure a UN seat in the event an agreement is reached with Serbia is a falsehood, with few explanations offered on how to overcome potential vetoes from Russia and China. See at: https://prishtinainsight.com/final-deal-does-not-guarantee-un-membership-for-kosovo/    

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Serbs mark All Souls Day in Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus, Radio KIM)

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Serbs have marked All Souls Day on Saturday by visiting the cemeteries in Kosovo, Radio kontakt plus reported. Several hundreds of Serbs from Mitrovica North visited the cemetery located in the southern part of the city. Approximately 90 percent of tombstones located in this cemetery remain demolished, while the chapel has been reconstructed. Meanwhile, KIM […]

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Excavations in Zac begin; eight other locations await (RTK 2)

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Director of the Forensic Medicine Institute Arsim Gerxhaliu said that this week will start preliminary assessment and excavation in places suspected to have human remains, reports RTK2 quoting Albanian media. “The digging will begin on Tuesday in the village of Zac in the municipality of Istok, where three months ago a citizen found mortal remains […]

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Haradinaj: Tax will remain in force (media)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said today that the import tariff on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will remain in place. Speaking to reporters during a visit to the municipality of Gjilan, Haradinaj said: “The issue of the tax is decided, it will remain until mutual recognition.” “I am deeply convinced a […]

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Veseli: Any government that endangers relations with U.S. can fall (media)

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Kosovo Assembly Speaker and leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) Kadri Veseli said in Mitrovica today that any government that endangers relations with the U.S. and the presence of the country’s troops in Kosovo can fall.  “Any government can fall but Bondsteel cannot. No government can endanger sacred relations with the U.S. You […]

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Reeker: Tax has impaired U.S.-Kosovo relations (Koha)

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Philip Reeker, the U.S. diplomat reported to soon be appointed to the post of the Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia replacing Wess Mitchell, said in a conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, that the bilateral relations between the U.S. and Kosovo have been impaired because of the tax on imports from Serbia and […]

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Haradinaj says Citaku did not always accurately convey Kosovo’s stance (media)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj commented on his statement over the weekend that Kosovo’s Ambassador to the U.S., Vlora Citaku, has not been representing Kosovo but rather its president, Hashim Thaci. Haradinaj said today that in certain cases Citaku did not accurately represent Kosovo’s positions. “When there are misunderstandings with Washington there is grounded […]

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Analysts: Fear of the inhabitants is justified (RTK2)

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Commenting the statement of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that representatives of the Pristina authorities were waiting for a favourable moment for the attack on northern Kosovo, analyst Nexhmedin Spahiu opined that this announcement serves “for the realization of what was already agreed”, while Aleksandar Stojanovic reminds that even in the past, there were flammable statements. […]

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Abbot Sava Janjic warns of possible Serbs’ migration from Kosovo caused by the idea of demarcation (TV Hram, RFE, KIM radio)

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Abbot of the Visoki Decani monastery Sava Janjic told the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) TV Hram that due to some political solutions mentioned, it may happen that the Serbian people disappear from Kosovo, citing the idea of demarcation. “Today we are facing a particularly great temptation, because with certain solutions that are sought on a […]

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