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Belgrade Media Report 04 September 2019

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 4 September 2019
LOCAL PRESS

• Dacic: Meeting with Palmer positive (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Dacic – Prime Minister? “Firstly jump, and then say hop” (Tanjug/B92)
• Belgrade seeks EU’s reaction to announced Pristina travel ban on Vucic (Beta)
• Serbian government forms working group, Stefanovic in charge of elections (Novosti)
• 1 in 5 Million organizers call voters, parties to support election boycott (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: Those who ignore stance of Serbs on NATO will be ones who will sign ‘death sentence’ for B&H (EuroBlic)
• Izetbegovic: ANP does not mean NATO membership; We will join NATO if all three sides come to agreement (TV1)
• Komsic: Crisis in B&H can be solved by acting rationally and logically (Hayat)
• Palmer meets Minister Crnadak on sidelines of Bled Strategic Forum (BHT1)
• US Embassy to B&H: Politicians have an obligation to act in accordance with Constitution of B&H (Dnevni avaz)
• Bled Strategic Forum: EU should offer clear answer if it wants further enlargement to Western Balkans (N1)
Croatia
• Bled Strategic Forum: Croatia and Slovenia advocate further EU enlargement (Hina)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Bled Strategic Forum – Palmer: North Macedonia is in NATO and EU (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Mogherini: Think of the Balkans (Nezavisen vesnik)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Djukanovic was the only one who remembered Russia and Serbia (Kommersant)

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Serbia appreciates principled stance of Indonesia on Kosovo (RTS)

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Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met today with Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Serbia, Mochammad Chandra Widya and discussed bilateral relations as well as advancing general cooperation between the two countries, RTS reports. Brnabic welcomed the newly appointed ambassador and noted how much Serbia appreciates principled stance of Indonesia on Kosovo and Metohija. […]

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Dacic says visas not required for 71 countries (BETA, N1)

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Serbian citizens do not need visas to travel to 71 countries and holders of diplomatic passports can travel visa-free to 93 countries Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic told the Serbian Parliament on Wednesday, BETA news agency reports. Dacic was presenting to the Parliament proposal to abolish visas for nationals of number of other countries. He […]

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Daka: Early elections challenging because of tight timeframe (RFE)

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Head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Valdete Daka said in an interview with Radio Free Europe that organising early parliamentary elections will be challenging for the CEC because of the tight timeframe but that she believed it will be a successful process. “Organising elections is an extraordinary project even for more advanced democracies than […]

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Intensifying Battle Over Kosovo’s Recognition is Futile (Balkan Insight)

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Neither Serbia nor Kosovo will emerge victorious against the other from the continued pursuit of their acrimonious recognition battle – especially if it spills over into other areas. See at: https://bit.ly/2lDFKsn

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Serbia-based organisations encourage return of Serbs to Kosovo (Koha)

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Under the EU-funded “Support for sustainable return of internally displaced persons to Kosovo” project, several organisations based in Serbia have published an open call for persons who wish to return to Kosovo to apply for no-return funds and job training, Koha reports quoting JuGmedia vesti media outlet. The project is expected to provide financial support […]

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“We’re not suffering from Albanians, but from the Serbian List” (Express)

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The village of Cernica in Gjilan municipality is known for the co-existence between Albanians and Serbs. The latter say that they have great relations with their Albanian neighbours, but that they are greatly concerned by the policies of the Serbian List led by Goran Rakic, the news website reports. “We are still suffering, not from […]

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Surroi: Good news before October 6 (Koha Ditore)

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Publicist Veton Surroi writes in an opinion piece that the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kosovo, which will be held on October 6, “have produced good news even before they are held” because the new government could be led by either Vetevendosje’s (VV) Albin Kurti or LDK’s Vjosa Osmani, the Haradinaj-led Alliance for the Future of […]

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PDK presents election offer to Mimoza Kusari-Lila (Indeksonline)

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Indeksonline reported that the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) is looking into the possibility of getting Alternativa founder Mimoza Kusari-Lila to run under its ticket in 6 October parliamentary elections. To this end, PDK deputy leader Uran Ismaili met Kusari-Lila in Pristina to negotiate the terms of a possible agreement. According to Indeksonline sources, PDK […]

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Limaj: Political parties to refrain from making unfeasible promises (Kosovapress)

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Leader of the Social Democratic Initiative (NISMA) Fatmir Limaj said political parties should refrain from making promises that are unfeasible in search of votes for upcoming elections. “We have to be careful as to what we are promising because on the basis of these promises citizens of Kosovo increase their expectations and when not delivered, […]

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Movement of Free Citizens (PSG): SNS again drawing the targets on candidates in Kosovo (Beta, Danas)

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Serbian opposition Movement of Free Citizens (PSG) accused on Tuesday Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of using its official, who is also the Director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djuric, to ”once again draw the targets on candidates in Kosovo’s parliamentary elections, saying that all candidates that are running except the Serbian […]

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President of PDS Nenad Rasic: ”Freedom” of usurped people (KIM radio)

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President of Progressive Democratic Party (PDS) Nenad Rasic formed a coalition Freedom (Sloboda), KIM radio reports. According to Rasic, the coalition is made of Serbian representatives. ”Freedom of expression, freedom from corruption, freedom of the usurped Kosovo people is the meaning of the coalition in the true sense of the word,” Rasic said. By using […]

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