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Belgrade Media Report 05 September

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic with Orban in Budapest (RTS)
• Dacic: Number of UN Members that recognized Kosovo to be less than half by year’s end (Tanjug)
• Moscow will insist on Resolution 1244 regarding Kosovo, Russian envoy says (FoNet)
• Fourth roundtable between authorities and opposition (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic: Prominent IC representatives are working on setting of continuation of talks (Dnevni avaz)
• RS President Cvijanovic: RS will not give up on interests and will of citizens for political Sarajevo (RTRS)
• Niksic and Radoncic agree that snap elections would be best solution to current deadlock in formation of authorities in B&H (TV1)
• Dismantling of half of Parliament is futile (Dnevni avaz, EuroBlic)
Croatia
• Slovenia says accepting border arbitration would facilitate Croatia’s Schengen entry (Hina)
• Hot autumn awaits Balkan region. Foreign embassies in fear of Kosovo scenario (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro
• Djukanovic: We want more investors from the USA (CDM)
• Graham: Montenegro’s future is with developed democracies (Antena M)
• Bregu: Without WB, the EU is incomplete (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Expectations of getting a date for the start of negotiations with the EU (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Kostelancik conveyed US strong messages to the Albanian politicians (Radio Tirana)
• Beyer confirms Germany’s stance against ideas for border change in the Balkans (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Bled Strategic Forum: EU urged to deliver, Western Balkans to show more solidarity (EWB)

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Media: Hot autumn awaits Balkan region; Foreign embassies in fear of Kosovo scenario (B92, Jutarnji.hr)

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Croatian ‘Jutarnji list’ portal analyses political scene of both Belgrade and Pristina, announcing possible “boiling political fall”, quotes Serbian media. This paper reminds that Kosovo will face general election in a month, in the same time, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced government reconstruction, while media speculate on a possible new election. Jutarnji.hr assesses that the […]

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Vucic: I’m happy that Bozovic joined the Serbian List, we need unity (FoNet, N1, TV Prva)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told Belgrade based TV Prva that he was extremely happy that Ksenija Bozovic (CI SDP) had decided to join the Serbian List. “I am very happy because of Ksenija Bozovic and others who have joined the Serbian List and the most important is the unity which opposes the attempts of Albanians […]

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SDP councillors against Ksenija Bozovic’s decision (RTK2)

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RTK2 reports that SDP councillors in the North Mitrovica Municipality Igor Rajcic and Dusan Milunovic have condemned Ksenija Bozovic’s move to the Serbian List and stated that they were not aware of this, and that they had learned about it from the media. In such an act, Ksenija Bozovic, as they claim, has betrayed the […]

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North Macedonia lifts barrier on fish from Kosovo (Lajmi/RTK)

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North Macedonian government has decided to lift the ban on export of fish from Kosovo, Lajmi news website reported. As a result, Kosovo authorities are now expected to remove the barriers to import of honey and potato from North Macedonia imposed as a counter measure to the ban on fish export.

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CI SDP will participate at the upcoming elections with the Serbian List-Aleksandar Vucic (KoSSev, Radio Mitrovica Sever, Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio, RTK2)

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CI SDP decided to participate at the upcoming parliamentary elections with other political options gathered around the list ”Serbian List – Aleksandar Vucic”. ”It is our view that now, Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija need unity very much and support from the state of Serbia for the survival and preservation of state and national interests,” […]

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New British ambassador presents credentials to Kosovo president (media)

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The new British Ambassador to Kosovo, Nicholas Abbott, has presented his credentials to President Hashim Thaci. “I am pleased to have presented my Letter of Credentials to President Thaçi. The UK and Kosovo enjoy deep ties of friendship and co-operation, forged in the most difficult of times. I look forward to developing and strengthening our […]

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Kosovo Ombudsperson calls for gender equality in the October 6 elections (media)

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Kosovo Ombudsperson Hilmi Jashari issued a statement today calling on all political parties to uphold the principle of gender equality in the October 6 parliamentary elections, several news websites report. “Guaranteeing equal opportunities and without any discrimination on gender basis is not only necessary for a democratic society but is also a constitutional and legal […]

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Haradinaj: PDK and LDK are guilty of seizing the state (Ekonomiaonline)

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Kosovo’s outgoing Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, accused the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) today of seizing the state, the news website reports. Haradinaj said that the PDK in particular must be held accountable for bringing Kosovo to this point. “They need to be held accountable for seizing the […]

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Kosovo court sentences six for planning attacks on KFOR and SPC (N1, KoSSev, Beta)

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The Basic Pristina Court sentenced six people to a total of 25 years in jail for planning terrorist attacks on the members of the NATO-led KFOR, the property of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) and discotheques in Serb-populated parts of Kosovo, the KoSSev website reported on Wednesday. The individual sentences vary from ten years to […]

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Moscow will insist on Resolution 1244 regarding Kosovo, says Botsan-Kharchenko (FoNet, Sputnik, N1)

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The Russian ambassador to Serbia Alexandar Botsan – Kharchenko said on Wednesday that if his country was involved in solving the Kosovo issue, Moscow would insist on international law and still valid UN Security Council Resolution 1244 “or everything else would be in vain,” the FoNet news agency reported. He told the Russian Sputnik media […]

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Number of states withdrawing recognition of Kosovo will continue to drop, says Serbian FM Dacic (Beta, N1)

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Serbia aims to reduce the number of countries which recognise Kosovo’s independence to bellow a half of the UN member states and that will happen by the end of the year, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said on Wednesday, the Beta news agency reported. His words came despite the newly appointed US special envoy […]

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