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Belgrade Media Report 25 March 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 25 March 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Day of remembrance for victims in NATO aggression marked (Politika/Novosti/Tanjug/RTS)
• SPS: NATO intervention fails to resolve Kosovo issue (Beta/Tanjug/Novosti)
• NATO states: The day when diplomacy failed (Beta/Danas)
• Dacic: Serbia fosters good relations with Latin American countries (RTS/Tanjug)
• Tadic returning to DS (Beta/Novosti)
• Nearly 80 percent of Serbians oppose NATO membership; 64 percent wouldn’t accept NATO’s apology – poll (Beta/B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• OHR: B&H must adopt a law against the denial of genocide (N1)
• Dodik plans to reject adoption of laws that would sanction those who deny genocide (Radio Sarajevo)
• B&H will ask Croatia not to dispose nuclear waste at border (Srna)
• Dodik convinced Croatia will give up on disposal of nuclear waste at border with B&H (Srna)
Croatia
• Chief of Croatian Intelligence Agency hopes accusations of espionage to be clarified with B&H (Hina)
• Croatian President says Croats are the oldest constituent people in B&H (Hina)
• Croatia marks 10 years of NATO membership (Hina)
Montenegro
• Twenty years after NATO bombing: MNE has become a NATO member state (Pobjeda)
• Protest continues: “Odupri se” movement biggest in Montenegrin history (TMN)
• Protests are legitimate, election results must be accepted (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Greek President demands full new name implementation, threatens with EU veto if we fail to do so (Republika)
Albania
• Meta and Bushati: Grateful to the US, NATO for intervention in Kosovo (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• West failed to learn lessons of Yugoslavia tragedy, Russia’s NATO mission says (TASS)
• NATO’s operation in Yugoslavia launched under fake pretext – Russia’s EU envoy (TASS)
• 20 Years of Illegal Warfare (The American Conservative)
• Washington likely culprit behind Kosovo independence ultimatum, says Lavrov (TASS)
• Twenty years after the bombing – where does the Serbia and NATO stand today? (European Western Balkans)

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Deputy Minister of Justice from Srpska Lista, Vesna Mikic was deposed of her function today, because of her Facebook post on NATO bombardment, TV N1 reports referring to KoSSev portal. The portal reported Mikic on her Facebook profile wrote yesterday “that the NATO campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia came after a decade long […]

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