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Belgrade Media Report 26 August 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 26 August 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Togo is the 15th country that withdrew recognition of Kosovo (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Vucic met with McAllister (B92/Tanjug)
• Russia prepared to help in resolving issue of Kosovo and Metohija (RTV/Tanjug)
• Brnabic: New beginning for regional economic cooperation (RTS/Tanjug)
• Joksimovic hopes Belgrade will open more chapters this year (Beta)
• Trifunovic asks McAllister to organize dialogue and ensure fair elections (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: If Tegeltija is not appointed, B&H Presidency’s session on August 27 will be a farce (ATV/Hayat)
• Wigemark sends another letter to Tegeltija on problem of appointment of holders of judicial offices (Glas Srpske)
• Berton: Disciplinary Counsel has power to process any judiciary official accused of crime or misconduct (Oslobodjenje)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Nikola Dimitrov threatens “Republika”, calls for early elections (Republika)
• Milososki: The Minister was informed about “Racket” in the first quarter of 2019, personally by a non-resident ambassador (Republika)
Albania
• Basha open to negotiate in September (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• The Balkans Will Pay a Heavy Price for China’s Global Ambitions (The National Interest)

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Veliu does not say if he would support Vjosa Osmani as LDK candidate for PM (media)

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Deputy leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) Agim Veliu did not want to make a statement on whether he supports Vjosa Osmani as LDK’s candidate for Prime Minister. “LDK unites me and Osmani,” he said. He also did not give any justification for not participating on Saturday’s meeting of his political party, saying […]

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Shyqiri Bytyci resigns from NISMA (Insajderi)

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The resigned Minister of Education Shyqiri Bytyci has resigned from the Social-Democratic Initiative (NISMA). He took to Facebook to write that nothing can be fixed with a pen “especially when party hands see the seizure of institutions as security of concentration, increased power and electoral property!” “Under such circumstances, I resign from being part of […]

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Brnabic: CEFTA suspended because of Pristina, Serbia makes bilateral agreements (N1, BETA)

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Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said during the opening of an integrated border crossing point Tabanovce-Presevo that Serbia “would enter bilateral agreements”, as long as CEFTA remains suspended because of irresponsible Pristina’s behaviour, BETA news agency reported. She opened the border crossing point together with the North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Brnabic further underlined […]

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Vucic with Botsan-Kharachenko: I do not expect swift continuation of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (N1)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharachenko and said he does not expect a swift continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, N1 reports. On the other hand, Ambassador Botsan-Kharachenko said Russia is ready to contribute to the resolution of the Kosovo issue within the international law. President Vucic further noted Serbia […]

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Thaci decrees Assembly’s dissolution, will soon announce elections date (media)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci announced he has decreed the dissolving of the Kosovo Assembly but has not yet announced the date for early elections. “Following consultations with political parties, in line with my constitutional competencies, I will soon decide the date for early general elections. This is an additional test for the strengthening of […]

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OSCE Broadcast 25 August

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• Broad coalition of Kosovo Serb parties announced (KTV)
• MLGA local self-government project risks to open ASMM issue (KTV)
• Vetëvendosje calls for international reaction to attacks against Albanians in Serbia (KTV)
• Vulin: World will be responsible if it closes its eyes before greater Albania project (KTV)
• Repatriated from Syria to be enrolled in schools this year (RTK)
• EduMedia calls on media to verify their reports, on citizens not to trust everything (KTV)

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Veseli continues with statements against nepotism and organised crime (Kallxo)

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Leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) Kadri Veseli visited Kosovo Customs today and reiterated calls for fighting corruption and nepotism. “We are at the most vital institution and one of the most professional ones in the financial aspect. Fight against nepotism and organised crime is not only right but necessary,” Veseli said adding […]

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Mustafa: LDK is unified in its vision for the future (media)

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Leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) Isa Mustafa has reacted to reports of a growing discontent within party membership following the outcome of the chairmanship election calling them “out of place” and “resentful”. “LDK is unified in its vision for the future. Division is being talked about by those that aim to damage […]

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Ambassador of China: Kosovo issue to be resolved within UN SC Resolution 1244 (N1, Radio KIM)

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Ambassador of China to Serbia Chen Bo said the stance of China on Kosovo and Metohija is clear and consistent, adding that China respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Serbia as well as “understands and supports legitimate Serbia’s request in this regard,” Radio KIM reports. “We think the best way to resolve the Kosovo […]

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Health facility in Staro Gracko village burglarized for third time (RTV Gracanica, Radio kontakt plus)

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Health facility in the village of Staro Gracko was broken into for the third time by unknown persons, causing material damages, RTV Gracanica reported. A nurse, Dragana Maksimovic found burglarized health facility this morning when she came to work. “I came to work this morning and found a broken window. I was afraid to enter. […]

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Last year 228.000 persons left Balkans, 51.000 left Serbia and 34.500 left Kosovo (Serbian Times, KoSSev)

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Last year 51.000 persons have left Serbia and went to the EU countries, while the highest number of migrants comes from Albania 62.000 and Bosnia and Herzegovina 53.500. Meanwhile, 34.500 persons have left Kosovo, 24.300 North Macedonia and 3.000 persons left Montenegro, KoSSev portal reports referring to Eurostat data. The highest percentage of Albanian citizens […]

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