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SLS ready for possible early elections (RTK2)

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Independent Liberal Party (SLS) held a regular session of the extended composition of Main Board in Strpce on Tuesday, reported RTK2. According to the press statement, they have discussed the periodic report on the work of SLS, and one of the topics on the agenda was the announcement of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “At today’s […]

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”Russian weapons for Serbia a threat to region”, Kosovo official says (N1, FoNet, B92, Blic)

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Kosovo’s deputy Defense Minister Burim Ramadani said on Tuesday that the arming of Serbia with Russian weapons is a threat to the Balkan region, Pristina press reported. Belgrade based daily Blic reports that US is the biggest donator for the Serbian Army. Ramadani is quoted as saying that this is Serbia’s and Russia’s revenge against […]

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Kosovo Parties Agitate for Elections After PM’s Resignation (Balkan Insight)

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Kosovo’s governing and opposition parties want new elections after Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned, but President Hashim Thaci has still not made the first move towards setting a date. Following the surprise resignation earlier this month of Kosovo’s premier Ramush Haradinaj, after he was invited for questioning as a suspect by war crimes prosecutors in […]

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OSCE Broadcast 30 July

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• Veseli ignores Haradinaj (KTV)
• Mustafa: LDK will win September elections (KTV)
• LDK seeking a consensual candidate for its leader (KTV)
• Sejdiu confirms his candidacy for LDK leader (Insajderi)
• MLGA presented work report on 100 last days (RTK2)
• Only 20 returnees from Syria apply for social assistance (KTV)
• Pacolli appoints Haxholli as Director of Diplomatic Academy (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 31 July

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• Haradinaj meets coalition partners, Veseli a no-show (media)
• Thaci: A functional government as soon as possible (media)
• Thaci with formula against elections (Zeri)
• Mustafa: LDK will win the national elections in September (media)
• LDK discusses internal elections and dissolution of Assembly (Indeksoline)
• Albanian PM Rama speaks about Haradinaj’s resignation (Indeksonline)
• Sejdiu: LDK, VV should join forces to form new government (media)
• Fatmir Sejdiu wants to run again for post of LDK leader (media)
• Serbia submits extradition request for Tomor Morina (media)
• Kurti seeks recognition of Israel and Palestine (media)

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Belgrade Media Report 30 July

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Serbia sincere, dependable partner of France (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
• NATO respects Serbia’s sovereign right to choose partners (RFE/Beta)
• Vulin comments NATO statement (RTS)
• Serbian authorities, opposition meet behind closed doors (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Sarovic says his intention is not to pave his own way to post of B&H CoM Chairman (Hayat/Avaz)
• Boskovic: DF undermines foundations of this state and does everything to turn Federation into entity of one people (Vecernji list)
Croatia
• Holocaust must not be forgotten, Croatian President says (Hina)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Political dialogue in North Macedonia is expected to resume after the holidays (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Zaev: Law on the Public Prosecution should not be conditioned on early elections (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Greek Defense Minister: Only way to challenge the Agreement is to create a legal argument if one of the parties violates its terms (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Rama: We are not becoming part of Europe to bring on headache to European leaders, but we want to build a European country (Radio Tirana)

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Serbian authorities, opposition meet behind closed doors (N1)

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Representatives of the authorities and the opposition met behind closed doors on Tuesday as part of preparations for a dialogue on elections conditions. The meeting was organized at the Belgrade University School of Political Science (FPN) whose Dean Dragan Simic told N1 that the it came at the initiative of the Open Society Foundation. He […]

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Haradinaj meets representatives of Egyptian and Ashkali communities (media)

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The outgoing Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj hosted today a meeting with Veton Berisha, MP from the Liberal Egyptian Party as well as Etem Arifi, MP from the Ashkali Party for Integration. According to Haradinaj’s posting on Facebook, they discussed processes and challenges ahead. He also noted that they managed to address and find […]

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Serbia submits request to North Macedonia for Tomor Morina’s extradition (Tanjug/KosovaPress)

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Serbia’s Ministry of Justice confirmed to the Serbian news agency Tanjug that it has submitted to North Macedonia the request for extradition of the former KLA member Tomor Morina. Morina was arrested last week at the Bllace border crossing, based on an Interpol arrest warrant. He is sought by Serbia for war crimes against Serb […]

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North Macedonia deputy minister Osmani to visit Morina (Klan Kosova)

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North Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister, Besnik Osmani, said he plans to visit Tomor Morina, former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighter, detained on an arrest warrant issued by Serbia. “Morina should be released. It is truly terrifying what has happened because this affects relations between North Macedonia and Kosovo. Serbia’s request is valid for its citizens […]

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Veseli will not participate at the meeting called by Haradinaj (RTK)

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The outgoing Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj has called consultation meeting with the coalition partners. He further added ironically at a press conference on Monday that they would discuss global warming. However, sources from the cabinet of the Assembly Speaker and leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) said Kadri Veseli will not […]

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Haradinaj meets MP Rexhepi, discuss creation of Zhupa municipality (media)

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Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister Ramush Haradinaj met today MP and leader of the New Democratic Party (NSD) Emilia Rexhepi. In a Facebook post, Haradinaj said the meeting focused on the recent developments in Kosovo “and pushing forward the process for establishment of Zhupa Municipality.”

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