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Dacic: I would consult with Vucic, but most probably we would go to Finland (Tanjug, B92)

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“Serbia would most probably participate in a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers and membership candidate states in Helsinki,” Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic said Tanjug news agency reports. The news agency recalled that outgoing EU High Representative Federica Mogherini invited Pristina representatives to this event as well. Dacic added he would consult with the […]

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Serbia angry with Mogherini because of Kosovo (Insajderi)

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EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini has invited Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli at the meeting of the EU foreign ministers and candidate countries in Helsinki. Serbian newspaper Novosti, writes that Mogherini wants in this manner to impose to her successor Josep Borrell that Kosovo should be included in the list of the participants in the […]

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Belgrade Media Report 16 August 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 16 August 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Less than 100 states recognize Kosovo at this moment (RTS)
• Dacic asks Japan to again refrain from voting on Kosovo’s admission to UNESCO, Interpol (Beta)
• Diplomat: Japan demands that Kosovo lift taxes as soon as possible (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: I reject any US interference in internal affairs (Srna)
• Dodik to Ivantsov: Story about NATO and ANP was made up in order to prevent formation of authorities at B&H level (RTRS)
• Dodik meets Wigemark (FTV)
• Izetbegovic: Without ANP, Dzaferovic will not vote in favor of Tegeltija as B&H CoM Chairman-designate (FTV)
• Izetbegovic is obstructing agreement about border (Glas Srpske)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski condemns Zaev’s hateful statement (Republika)
Albania
• Meta: Without media freedom, Albania’s quest to EU is impossible (ADN)
• Pjetri gives up mayor’s position, Basha appeals for Premier’s removal (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Belarus, Serbia discuss military, technical cooperation prospects (BelTA)
• US Diplomat: Dodik Rhetoric Undermining Bosnian Government Deal (VoA)

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Kosovo flag removed from fortress in Novo Brdo (RTK2, B92)

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Kosovo flag that was placed on the medieval Serbian fortress in Novo Brdo yesterday afternoon has been removed RTK2 reports. “We went there this morning, we saw everything was removed as if nothing was there, there was no flag, nobody was there. We spoke about this case with the police officers as well,” Svetislav Ivanovic, […]

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Raska-Prizren Eparchy strongly protests over flagrant violation of Law on Special Protection Zones, calls for urgent Implementation and Monitoring Council meeting (Serbian media, Raska-Prizren Eparchy)

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Serbian Orthodox Church Raska-Prizren Eparchy expressed the strongest protest over recent unauthorized serving of Catholic mass on the remains of an old cathedral temple of Saint Nikola, seat of Novo Brdo Orthodox Metropolitans and main Orthodox Serbian temple in this medieval town, as well as placing political symbols of Kosovo on the Serbian medieval cultural, […]

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Serbian officials react to placing Kosovo flag on Serbian medieval fortress in Novo Brdo (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian Ministry of Culture condemned placing of Kosovo flag on the medieval Serbian fortress in Novo Brdo, Tanjug news agency reported. The Ministry noted that Pristina institutions “in the absence of their own cultural heritage reach out to seizing others”. Referring to Kosovo flag the Ministry said that “that colorful fabric with unclear symbolic meaning […]

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Hoxhaj: Attack on Kosovo consulate, orchestrated by Serbian state structures (media)

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Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj commented again on the attack on Kosovo’s Consulate in Denmark saying that while it was initially thought it was carried out by football fans it turned out to have been orchestrated by Serbian security structures. “This is a new dimension to the crackdown on the Kosovo’s sovereignty,” Hoxhaj wrote […]

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Lluka: New law on missing persons finalised, Assembly needs to adopt it (media)

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Jahja Lluka from the Kosovo Government’s Committee for Missing Persons said today that the government has approved the new law on missing persons and that it is now up to the Assembly to adopt it. “The concept document has been finalised and adopted by the government. We are now waiting for the decision of the […]

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“Yet another state revoked recognition of Kosovo” (B92, Tanjug. RTS)

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Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic said he would announce next week the name of the 15th state that revoked decision on recognizing Kosovo, B92 reports today. Dacic told RTS at this moment less than 100 countries recognize Kosovo. Commenting on the latest provocation in Kosovo and Metohija, where Kosovo flag was placed on the […]

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Krasniqi: Special court could be reason why Thaci backed border changes (Express)

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Jakup Krasniqi, chairman of the National Council of NISMA, said in an interview to T7 on Thursday evening that Kosovo President Hashim Thaci could have been blackmailed and therefore tried to avoid the Special Court. Krasniqi said he was against “going from technical talks to political talks [with Serbia]” and that “the International Court of […]

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UNMIK Headlines 16 August

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• Haradinaj: Friendship with western allies, permanent and sacred (media)
• Japan: Normalisation of relations between Serbs and Albanians, key to stability (RTK)
• Serwer: No urgency for dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Dacic: We will not stop campaign against Kosovo’s recognition (Zeri/Koha)
• Limaj confirms NISMA’s position on elections (Koha)
• Ymeri: We are in discussions for coalition with AAK (RTK)
• PSD’s Sejdiu prefers coalition with Vetevendosje and NISMA (Telegrafi)
• Lawsuit against police officers that expelled Turkish nationals from Kosovo (media)
• “Serbian intelligence behind attack on Kosovo consulate” (media)

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