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Belgrade Media Report 12 March 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 12 March 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: If you want to talk then you don’t nail the position (RTS)
• Vucic: Germany expects restraint from Serbia (TV Prva/Tanjug)
• General Mojsilovic: Security situation stable but unpredictable (RTS)
• Tadic: Revision of Brussels agreement necessary (RTV)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• ANP of B&H needed for NATO Membership once again taken out from the Agenda (Fena)
Croatia
• SDSS Party decides to stay in ruling coalition (Hina)
Montenegro
• Defense Strategy within lines of NATO strategic concept (TMN)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Ivanov refuses to sign laws passed under the name “Republic of North Macedonia” (Republika)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia’s Gastrans invites binding bids for new gas link (Reuters)

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Haradinaj reveals what he did to resolve case of six Turkish nationals (media)

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Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has reacted today after statements by foreign embassies in Pristina criticizing politics for the deportation of six Turkish nationals from Kosovo. Haradinaj took to Facebook to note that no security institution can violate human rights. He wrote: “with respect to competencies outlined in the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo […]

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Vucic: If we accepted Cosic’s and Djidjic’s idea we’d be in EU (RTS, Tanjug, B92)

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If we accepted the idea of ​​delineation as a solution for Kosovo, when Dobrica Cosic offered it for the first time, today we would be a member of the EU, President Aleksandar Vucic said this on Tuesday. In his statement for RTS, the Serbian president said that Serbia at a time when (writer) Cosic and […]

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Tanin: Women are the most important part of society (KIM radio)

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On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, representatives of international missions in Kosovo held a public tribune today on “improving the agenda for women, peace and security in Kosovo,” reports KIM radio. “Women are the most important part of society […]

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Tahiri calls on women to use activism to prevent border correction ideas (Koha)

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Women involved in peace-building processes give better results to the sustainability of agreements and the progress of society in general and therefore they need to be involved in decision-making processes. This was said at the UN Global Open Day for Women, Peace and Security, organized by the OSCPA and the EU Office in Kosovo. Edita […]

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Rankovic: SOC and Patriarch Irinej will not change stance that Kosovo is unalienable part of Serbia (BETA, Danas)

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Editor of Voice of Church, deacon Ljubomir Rankovic told BETA news agency he thinks the stance of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) on Kosovo will never change. He recalled the stance on Kosovo was confirmed at Holy Synod Assembly session in May last year, and the stance is that Kosovo is an unalienable part of […]

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Vucic on TV Prva about dialogue and Angela’s people (Prva TV, B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, in an interview for Prva TV, which starts at 13:00 today, will speak, among other things, about Pristina’s action called “Steel Ring.” As announced, Vucic will answer the question on what kind of messages were transmitted to him by the closest associates of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he […]

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Czech President: NATO 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia was mistake (BETA, TV N1, Danas)

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On the eve of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s NATO membership, the country’s President Milos Zeman said the Alliance’s bombing of the then Yugoslavia in 1999 was a mistake and that he did not gladly look back at the time, BETA news agency reported. Zeman said the Czech Republic was the newest […]

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EU’s Mogherini offers support to Kosovo survivors of sexual violence (Gazeta Express)

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Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman who is the first Kosovo Albanian survivor of wartime sexual violence to speak out publicly, met Monday the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini. According to Krasniqi, Mogherini has offered support to all survivors of sexual violence promising that the issue of victims of sexual violence will not be forgotten. “Tonight I […]

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UK Journalist Banned From Twitter Angers Some in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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Graham Phillips, a self-styled ‘indie journo’ known for his strongly pro-Russian reports on Ukraine, has angered some people in Kosovo by calling its leaders ‘terrorists’. A British journalist known for staunchly pro-Russian reporting in Ukraine – who was banned from Twitter last year – has angered many people in Kosovo after turning his attention to […]

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Rasic: Belgrade is manipulating Kosovo Serbs (Klan Kosova, Gazeta Express)

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Nenad Rasic, the leader of the Serb Progressive Democratic Party, said Belgrade is manipulating Serbs in Kosovo and that Serbian List political party was created by Belgrade to manipulate Kosovo Serbs. “Belgrade has manipulated and is manipulating Serbs in Kosovo. This was obvious since the establishment of the Serbian List. At the beginning I was […]

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Negotiation team takes undisclosed meetings in Brussels (Prishtina Insight)

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Amid frequent pledges for more transparency in the dialogue with Serbia, heads of the Kosovo negotiating team have traveled to Brussels without notice to the public. Kosovo heads of the negotiating team for the Brussels dialogue with Serbia, Shpend Ahmeti and Fatmir Limaj, traveled to the EU’s headquarters in Brussels on March 10. Ahmeti and […]

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