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UNMIK Headlines 29 June

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• LDK’s Mustafa calls for resignation of Government and Assembly (media)
• Veseli: Serbia will answer for its genocide in Kosovo (media)
• Kosovo Police: Not a single incident during St Vitus Day celebration (media)
• Hoxha: Veseli will not stop, PDK is not a party of individuals (media)
• U.S. Ambassador questions diplomatic appointments (media)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 June 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 28 June 2019

LOCAL PRESS

• Kosovo cannot participate in Eurovision (Kurir)
• Messages on the occasion of St. Vitus Day (Beta)
• Vucic Thanks the outgoing Russian Ambassador (RTS)
• Serbia opens Chapter 9 – Financial services in accession talks with EU (Beta)
• Serbia files war crimes charges against former Slovenian president (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• HDZ B&H’s Kristo: We must ensure independent judiciary and democratic monitoring of agencies such as OSA (Vecernji list)
• OHR, EUD to B&H, OSCE Mission to B&H ask for investigation of allegations according to which B&H OSA puts 10 media in B&H, Serbia, Croatia under surveillance (BHT1)
• Latest developments with regard to surveillance undermine trust in OSA (RTRS)
• NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg reminds of B&H ministers agreeing to submit ANP (FTV)
• German authorities arrest a Bosnian man suspected of supporting terrorism (RTRS)
Croatia
• Government delighted at election of Pejcinovic Buric as CoE Secretary General (Hina)
Montenegro
• Djukanovic: Partnership with America is priceless (CDM)
Albania
• President of Republic, Ilir Meta decrees a new date for the local elections (Radio Tirana)
• Ilir Meta sends letter to Rama: Dear Edi, be a visionary and reflect (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

• China in the Balkans: Neutral business partner or a foreign power? (EWB)

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Serbs mark Vidovdan (Radio KIM, Radio kontakt plus, KoSSev, RTK2)

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Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija mark today one of the most important holidays Vidovdan (St. Vidus Day). The central ceremonies were held in Gracanica and Gazimestan, Radio KIM reports. A liturgy was served in the Serbian Orthodox Church Monastery Gracanica, while the memorial for those who have fought in Kosovo Polje battle (1389) was severed […]

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LDK, VV welcome Ahmeti’s engagement to bring down government (Telegrafi)

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Shpend Ahmeti, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Kosovo (PSD), said on Thursday he will invite Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) leader Isa Mustafa and Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti to a meeting with the aim of bringing down the Haradinaj-led government. The two opposition parties – LDK and VV – have welcomed Ahmeti’s engagement. […]

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Djuric in Kosovo with limited movement (Koha)

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The news website reports that Marko Djuric, head of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo, will visit Kosovo today. Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved Djuric’s visit request but with limited movement. Djuric had initially requested to visit a Student Center in the north, but then also requested to visit the Gazivoda Lake, a request […]

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OSCE Broadcast 27 June

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• Thaçi calls for political unity in dialogue with Serbia (All monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Serbian funded project to be inaugurated in Gazivoda, Zubin Potok (Klan Kosova)
• Another challenge towards INTERPOL (KTV)
• MFA fails to justify 58,000 expenditure (KTV & RTK)

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Becker: More work remains to be done for KSF full transformation (RTK)

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Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said today that Kosovo’s main objective and vision is to join NATO and that “it is important for international friends to have faith in Kosovo”. During a change of command at the NATO Advisory and Liaison Team (NALT), Haradinaj said: “It is important that our friends have faith in us. […]

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Bundestag extends mandate of German KFOR in Kosovo, cuts the number in half (Express)

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The Parliament of Germany has decided to extend the mandate of the Bundeswehr in Kosovo for another year. However, they also decided to halve the number of German soldiers from 800 to 400. Extension of the mandate of German soldiers as part of KFOR was objected by the extreme right political party AFD as well […]

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KoSSev: Djuric in the north (Serbian media, RFE)

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Kossev porta reports that a visit of the director of the KiM Office, Marko Djuric, has been announced for today. Djuric previously himself announced to the Serbian media the opening of the water supply system in the North Kosovo. Kossev reports as the latest news that Djuric is in Zubin Potok. According to KiM Office […]

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European Broadcasting Union did not accept Kosovo (RTS)

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By majority of votes the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) rejected a proposal for Kosovo to become a member of the EBU, RTS reported. RTS Assistant Director Milivoje Mihajlovic, who represented RTS in a meeting in Oslo, said Kosovo failed to join the EBU by precedent given that 673 voted against and 400 for changing the […]

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Petrovic: Shops in north to be closed as of Monday (B92, Tanjug)

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Chair of the Association of Businessmen in northern Kosovo Rados Petrovic has confirmed that as of Monday, July 1 shops in the north of Kosovo including kiosks and bakeries will be closed, B92 reports. He added this was decided in a meeting of businessmen due to imposed tariffs on goods from central Serbia that Pristina […]

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Serbs from Gorazdevac met EU representatives over hazardous waste disposal (Vecernje Novosti)

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KFOR’s statement on hazardous waste disposal in several locations in Kosovo and that it is kept under inadequate conditions has confirmed our doubts that barrels transported by the trucks to the former Footwear and Leather Factory contain hazardous chemicals and that our protest was justified, inhabitants of Gorazdevac village said, Vecernje Novosti reported. Luckily, this […]

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