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US Senators visit Kosovo and Serbia, encourage both sides to renew the dialogue (EWB)

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US Senators Ron Johnson and Chris Murphy visited Kosovo and Serbia on Thursday and Friday, sending a clear message on the dialogue, and sacrifices required for Kosovo and Belgrade to reach an agreement. See at: https://bit.ly/2klSyDM

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Belgrade Media Report 06 September

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic to meet with US senators today (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Unity of Serbs in Kosovo is not a matter of a party affiliation but a matter of survival (Prva TV)
• Djuric: Terribly important for the Serbs to be united around Serb List on Kosovo elections (B92)
• Antonijevic: Progress in talks regarding campaign financing (Beta)
• Brnabic: Opposition hiding fact that it does not enjoy popular support (Tanjug)
• Leader of New Party quits dialog on electoral conditions (Beta)
• Movement of free citizens: No conditions for elections, EU mediation needed (Beta)
• Jovanovic: I proposed forming transitional government at talks (Beta)
• Dveri leader: We will topple government on streets for rejecting opposition demands (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Deadline for implementation of agreement on formation of B&H authorities expires, SNSD leader Dodik announces SNSD’s political platform as response to blockade (ATV)
• Izetbegovic: Most influential IC officials have been engaged in seeking formula for adoption of ANP, which remains stumbling block for authority formation (ATV)
• Bakir Izetbegovic wishes for indefinite technical mandate (EuroBlic)
• EU Commissioner Hahn invites B&H Presidency members to meeting in Brussels on Friday (TV1)
• IC reactions regarding the formation of authorities (Oslobodjenje)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski: North Macedonia may face turbulent situations (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Cakaj: Preliminary confirmation for Albania on accession negotiations opening (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• U.S. Senator sends message to Montenegro: Your enemy is our enemy (Sputnik)

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Djuric: Outrageous pressure on Ksenija Bozovic (Serbian media)

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Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric says that it is “terribly” important for the Serbs to be united around the Serbian List in Kosovo elections. Djuric states that the deceased Oliver Ivanovic’s party CI SDP decided to join the Serbian List in order to support their country, and strongly condemned the […]

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Veseli: We shouldn’t beg others for visa liberalisation, let’s do our job (Lajmi)

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Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) leader Kadri Veseli said today that Kosovo Police must be without compromise in carrying out their duties in order to make way for Kosovo’s integration in the European Union, the news website reports. During a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the formation of Kosovo Police, Veseli called on Kosovo’s […]

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Haradinaj: Whoever prevents Kosovo joining Interpol helps crime (Klan Kosova)

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Kosovo’s acting Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said in his word at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kosovo Police being established that Kosovo joining Interpol would help fight against corruption. “Our police becoming part of Interpol will help fight of transnational crime. Preventing Kosovo’s membership is like helping crime,” Haradinaj said. He then thanked […]

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Haradinaj: If Serbia denies Kosovo recognition, why sit with them at the table (B92, Klan Kosova, Kosovo online)

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Outgoing Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj stated that if Serbia denies Kosovo recognition, there is no sense in discussing things with them, reports B92 portal quoting Kosovo based media. Leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj justified his decision to impose 100% tariffs to Serbian goods, presenting what coalition AAK-PDK […]

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Political analyst Veton Surroi says Serbian List produced by Vucic and Thaci (KoSSev, N1, KTV)

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Kosovo publicist and political analyst Veton Surroi said on Friday that the Serb List was created by the Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo, Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci. The Serbian List is a Kosovo Serb party whose officials, including at least one person alleged to have criminal connections, enjoy the full support of official Belgrade. […]

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Family of the murdered Oliver Ivanovic against use of his name in elections

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Oliver Ivanovic’s nephew said on Thursday the family told the Election Commission in Pristina they were against the usage of the late leader’s name on any election ticket, regional broadcaster N1 reported. Aleksandar Ivanovic tweeted that his family obligation was “to protect the principles and values Oliver stood for and fought for and which for […]

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Radosavljevic and Janjic on the pre-election atmosphere in Kosovo (N1)

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Leposavic based TV Mir editor told regional broadcaster N1 ”the Serbian List already begun to exert pressures and blackmail citizens in northern Kosovo”. Chairman of the Main Board of the Forum for Ethnic Relations Dusan Janjic said that the Serbian List will barely win eight seats in this election, adding that the idea was to […]

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Serbian Defence Minister wants demarcation with Albanians (Vecernje Novosti, N1)

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Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin told Friday’s Belgrade based daily Vecernje Novosti that demarcation between Serbs and Albanians should be implemented as soon as possible. The sooner we achieve demarcation, the sooner Serbia can focus on itself and the Serbs outside its borders, he said and added that he would like to see his stand […]

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Kosovo Serb political landscape: Progressive Democratic Party (KoSSev)

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The Progressive Democratic Party was formed in 2013 at the founding assembly in Gracanica after its leader, Nenad Rasic left the SLS due to difference of opinion. Since then, the party has participated in Kosovo parliamentary elections, as well as local elections, in 2014 and 2017. See at: https://bit.ly/2lHq4nZ

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Special court summons PDK MP Hadergjonaj as a witness (media)

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News websites report that the specialist chambers have summoned Safete Hadergjonaj, an MP and senior member of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), as a witness. Hadergjonaj, who confirmed the invitation today, will appear before court on September 19 and will be interviewed for the period 1 January 1998 – 31 December 2000.

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