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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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Kadri Veseli’s dismissal of indicted PDK officials falls on deaf ears (Prishtina Insight)

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PDK leader Kadri Veseli’s initiative to remove all members indicted for corruption appears to have been ignored by the majority of his party, BIRN reports, as indicted politicians sat front row at PDK’s pre-electoral meeting on Monday. In June, chairman of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Kadri Veseli decided to remove all members and […]

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Kurti: Kosovo to immediately demand Tomor Morina’s release (media)

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Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti has called for the immediate release of the former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighter, Tomor Morina, detained by North Macedonian authorities on an international arrest warrant issued by Serbia. Kurti said Kosovo institutions have always adopted ‘improvised reactions to Serbia’s systematic arrest warrants.” “A lot of noise is made for someone […]

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Posing with ‘double-headed eagle’ sign in front of monument of murdered harvesters (RTS, TV Most)

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A group of underage persons lead by an adult entered the fenced area where a memorial plaque with the names of murdered Serb harvesters in Staro Gracko village was placed, RTS reports. They took photos showing the sign symbolizing the double-headed eagle of Albanian flag, RTS added. Surveillance cameras on the school “Braca Aksic” recorded […]

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Kusari-Lila: Haradinaj’s resignation, calculated move (Koha)

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Kosovo MP and leader of Alternativa, Mimoza Kusari-Lila, said that Ramush Haradinaj’s decision to step down from the post of prime minister was a calculated move. “It is clear that former Prime Minister Haradinaj made another calculation with the invitation for interview in The Hague from that which he publicly stated. Publicly he said he […]

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Serbian police gets third Airbus helicopter (SRNA, TV N1, RTS)

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The Serbian police got its third Airbus H-145M helicopter on Tuesday at a ceremony at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport, TV N1 reports. Serbian Internal Affairs Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic told the ceremony that the two Airbus helicopters which were delivered earlier are in use by the MUP helicopter unit, enhancing the capabilities of the police and […]

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