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Belgrade Media Report 14 August 2019

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 14 August 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Withdrawals of Kosovo recognitions hurts the Quint (TV Pink/FoNet)
• Dacic briefs Serbian Ambassadors on situation in Kosovo (Beta)
• Dacic, Botsan-Harchenko discuss topics of particular importance (Beta/Tanjug)
• Botsan-Harchenko warns conditions being created to blame Serbia (FoNet)
• What’s behind Quint’s strong message to Belgrade and Pristina, and who will be under more pressure (Telegraf)
• Belgrade commemorates Serb victims of crimes in Gorazdevac 16 years ago (Beta)
• Court in Skopje: Conditions not fulfilled for extradition of Morina to Serbia (Tanjug/RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Komsic: If ANP is not adopted, I will not vote for new B&H CoM Chair (RTRS/ radiosarajevo.ba)
• Dodik claims that ANP will not be sent to Brussels (Tanjug/RTRS)
Montenegro
• Gegaj: Great Albania isn’t supported by every Albanian politician (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev says he is not considering a resignation or holding early elections (Republika)
• Alliance of Albanians calls for early elections to be held as soon as possible (Republika)
• Zaev and Hahn discussed what to do next regarding the fast growing corruption scandal (Republika)
Albania
• Accusations, Rama excludes Pjetri from SP (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Could delays to Balkan enlargement undermine the EU? (Euronews)

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North Macedonia Supreme Court confirmed that former KLA member Morina won’t be extradite to Serbia (Beta, N1, KoSSev)

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The Supreme Court of North Macedonia confirmed Tomor Morina, a former soldier of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) would not be extradited to Serbia despite Interpol warrant issued on Belgrade’s request, the Beta news agency reported on Wednesday. After going through the documents that Belgrade sent on August 5, and having in mind the international […]

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Aliu: We are in good way for LDK-Vetevendosje coalition to happen (Express)

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Kosovo Assembly MP from the Vetevendosje Movement Libur Aliu spoke today about the possibility of the coalition with the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). “We are holding meetings with political representatives in order to have guarantees for a major change in the country, prior to elections,” Aliu said at a press conference. “One of the […]

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Philip Kosnett: U.S. will engage on the issue of the missing persons (Klan Kosova)

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The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett visited today the memorial complex in Krusha e Madhe. Selami Hoti, leader of the village, informed him about the history of the 64 missing individuals during the latest conflict in Kosovo. Kosnett said that the United States of America will engage on the solution of this matter. “I […]

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Haxhiu: Elections are the solution; current opposition should govern (Klan)

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Vetevendosje Movement MP Albulena Haxhiu said the manner of Ramush Haradinaj’s resignation from the post of the Prime Minister was unjustifiable. She said this is a matter of campaign in order to gain on behalf of KLA war, however, according to her, benefiting on behalf of war does not work anymore. “Vetevendosje and LDK have […]

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O’Connell: The issue of elections or not is entirely for Kosovo (media)

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Most news websites report that the British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell said today that the issue of elections or not is entirely for Kosovo. “The issue of elections or not is entirely for Kosovo. I read ‘commentators’ claiming that the Quint statement was a call for the formation of a new Government without elections. Why […]

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Tahiri: A right call by the Quint countries (Telegrafi)

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Political commentator Ramush Tahiri told the news website today that the Quint countries have always had a good position vis-a-vis Kosovo and its independence. “Dialogue has been stopped for nearly a year now … what is important about the statement [by Quint member states] is that Kosovo needs to suspend the tariff and that Serbia […]

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Serbia and Kosovo told to compromise and resume talks (Euronews)

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Kosovo and Serbia have been told to put their differences aside so that both countries can resume membership talks with the EU. Talks between the two countries broke down in November when Kosovo slapped a 100% tax on Serbian and Bosnian goods to retaliate against them not recognising the land-locked territory as a country. Britain, […]

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Veseli: In upcoming elections Kosovo to decide if it wants to strengthen ties with allies or to treat its partners as enemies (media)

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Kosovo Assembly President and Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) leader Kadri Veseli said today that one of the topics which the citizens have to decide in the upcoming elections is if Kosovo will continue to strengthen the special ties with its allies or if it will treat its allies as enemies and try to survive […]

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North Macedonia Supreme Court: Tomor Morina will not be extradited to Serbia (media)

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The Supreme Court of North Macedonia has confirmed the decision of the Criminal Court in Skopje not to extradite Tomor Morina, former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), to Serbia. “The Supreme Court of the Republic of North Macedonia announces that on 14 August 2019 it decided on the case no. 30/2019 confirming the […]

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Gashi: LDK does not rule out possibility of pre-election coalitions (media)

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Arben Gashi, MP from the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), said at a debate today organised by the Riinvest College in Pristina that, in principle, LDK considers each party should run in elections alone but if other parties reach pre-election coalitions, then LDK would rethink its position and decide in favour of one. Gashi said […]

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Deliu-Kodra: PDK has no red lines for other parties (media)

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Blerta Deliu-Kodra, MP from the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), said at a debate today organised by the Riinvest College in Pristina on the topic of elections that the people will determine who they want to lead Kosovo. She said the PDK has no red lines for other political parties when it comes to the […]

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