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Serbian List wins in all four municipalities in North Kosovo (Tanjug, B92)

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Candidates for mayors from the Serbian List won on Sunday in early local elections all four municipalities in northern Kosovo and Metohija. They won more votes with higher turnout than in the 2017 local elections, Tanjug news agency reported. “Our candidates achieved a convincing, absolute victory in the municipalities of Leposavic, Zubin Potok, Zvecan and […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church reiterates: Kosovo is integral part of Serbia (Tanjug, B92)

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The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) has confirmed its “unanimous and unequivocal” position from previous meetings regarding Kosovo and Metohija. And the Serbian Orthodox Church’s position is that Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia’s sovereign territory. Kosovo and Metohija, a statement issued on Friday […]

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Parliamentary elections in Serbia to be held in 2020 (Tanjug, B92, RTS)

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Parliamentary elections in Serbia will be held early next year, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday. He added that “it doesn’t matter if they take place then, in the winter, or in the spring.” As things stand, there will be no early parliamentary elections at this time, Vucic told Serbian public broadcaster RTS. Asked what […]

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Mogherini must do much more, EP official says (Vecernje Novosti, B92)

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European Parliament Committee for Cooperation with Serbia Chairman Eduard Kukan believes that inclusion of Russia and the US in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue would end it. The EU and its foreign policy chief had to show much more firmness and determination in the enlargement process and, above all, in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina; the […]

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EU Integration Minister: Brussels Agreement left ‘stuck in the mud’ (N1, Beta, Politika)

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The Brussels Agreement on the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina is left “stuck in the mud” because of the bad messages and tariffs imposed by Pristina, said Serbia’s European Integrations Minister Jadranka Joksimovic said on Sunday. “The Brussels agreement is stuck, partly because of the mud of the unilateral tariffs and bad messages […]

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UNMIK Headlines 20 May

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• Serbian List wins elections in northern municipalities (media)
• Kosovo leaders hail election process in the north (media)
• Presevo Valley officials call for unification with Kosovo (VOA/RTK)
• EU has sought clarifications from Serbia for detaining Kosovo officials (RFE)
• UK Embassy concerned over political opportunism in the Assembly (media)
• Protest march in support of sexual violence survivors (media)
• Sejdiu: Kosovo’s borders cannot be changed (media)

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Belgrade Media Report 17 May 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 17 May 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Political insanity in Kosovo, they are planning to arrest Serb policemen (RTS)
• Brnabic: Pristina’s resolution is yet another move in the direction of hindering dialogue (RTV)
• Serbian parliament to hold special session dedicated to Kosovo (Beta/Tanjug)
• Elections in northern Kosovo with 464 observers (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SBB B&H Presidency decides to accept SDA’s call to join authority (FTV)
• Radoncic: I wished to remain in opposition however elected parties were not able to form authorities (BHT1)
• Dodik: HR’s Bonn powers completely useless (ATV)
• Dodik: In line with DPA RS has right to have its army because DPA does not mention armed forces (ATV)
• Dodik calls on NATO to create plan of certain cooperation within PfP Program (TV1)
• US authorities warn about Iranian agents in Western Balkans (Dnevni avaz)
Croatia
• Croatia’s Internal Affairs Minister: Croatia won’t let illegal migrants in (Hina)
Montenegro
• Official Brussels knows nothing about the arrival of the representatives of the “Resist” movement (Dnevne novine)
Albania
• Negotiations with EU, Hahn urges dialogue (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• North Kosovo Elections a Test of Serbian Sway (BIRN)

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