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Belgrade Media Report 10 September 2019

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 10 September 2019

LOCAL PRESS

• Government, opposition raise the tone of a voter registration debate (Beta)
• SNS: Serbia ready to implement all OSCE recommendations for election setting (FoNet)
• SNS: Good voter registration debate with opposition (Beta)
• Socialists: Dialogue with opposition makes no sense without Alliance for Serbia (Beta)
• Movement of Free Citizens wants gov’t to pledge to implement election recommendations (Beta)
• Opposition parties differ over dialogue with ruling bloc (Beta)
• New Party: Decision to run depends on OSCE mission (Beta)
• Jeremic: Our gov’t won’t honor Vucic’s Kosovo deal (Beta)
• Lutovac and Obradovic do not have much faith even in the OSCE (Blic)
• Serbia’s response to the Croatian reaction to Serbia’s reaction (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: NATO wrote most disgraceful chapters of history since the end of WWII by bombing the RS and Serbia (ATV)
• Ceremony “Exodus and persistence” in honor of Serbs killed in Vozuca begins (Srna)
Croatia
• Croatia protests against Serbia servicemen’s attempt to enter Croatia (Hina)
Montenegro
• Palmer: Russia wants disorder; Agreement between Belgrade and Pristina is possible (RTCG)
• Djukanovic to Palmer: Without integration, perspective of the WB is undesirable (CDM)
• Montenegro is the most successful multi-ethnic country in the region (CDM)
• Djukanovic hopes for the improvement in relations with Russia (CDM)

Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev and Mickoski will meet today to discuss the Prosecution law (Nezavisen vesnik)

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Serbian List complains to embassies over decision of Kosovo CEC (Serbian media)

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Representatives of the Serbian List have protested the decision of the Central Election Commission to prevent voters from voting with Serbian documents in early parliamentary elections in Kosovo on October 6, reported all Serbian media. The Serbian List sent letters to the international missions in Pristina because of the CEC decision, saying that it was […]

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In anticipation of the collapse of the Thaçi-Rama conjoined regimes? (ifimes.org)

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Several news websites cover an analysis by Slovenian institute Ifimes on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to appoint Matthew Palmer as the US special representative for the Western Balkans. The analysis notes that “the Western Balkans has been the epicentre of instability in recent years. Global geopolitical changes have shaken this restless region which still […]

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Serious splits among Serb political parties on the eve of Kosovo elections (Deutsche Welle)

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The October elections can bring about tectonic changes in Kosovo’s political landscape, both for Albanian and Serb political parties. Three [Serb] political parties have formed a coalition that can threaten the domination of the Serbian List which enjoys full support from Belgrade. The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) led by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic even refers […]

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Kosovo to participate in world’s leading economic fair (media)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, during his official visit to Japan discussed economic cooperation and received confirmation for Kosovo’s participation at the “Osaka Expo 2025”. In a meeting with representatives of Japan’s chambers of commerce as well as with members of the Japanese parliament of the region, Thaci noted that it was time to for […]

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A new face in Kosovo looks to transform the role of women in politics (TRT World)

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As Kosovo heads for arguably its most important elections in the past two decades, I sat down with one of the candidates seeking to enter parliament for the first time. Besa Ismaili, 44, is a mother of three and if she wins, she will also be one of the first women with a headscarf to […]

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Lavrov: Kosovo’s problem is a high-stakes geopolitical game (RTS, Sputnik)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended the farewell reception of the Serbian ambassador in Moscow. Lavrov thanked Slavenko Terzic for the joint work and wished him much success in his further career. Lavrov referred to the friendship of the two peoples, a common history – the history of the brotherhood of Slavs and Orthodox. ”We […]

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Veseli: My government will comprise of young women and men, professionals and without indictments (Kosovapress)

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Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) leader and candidate for Prime Minister, Kadri Veseli, said in an interview to the news agency today that his party’s electoral ticket includes over 40 young candidates. “We also have a very qualitative representation of women. What is most important is that the PDK’s list does not include any candidate […]

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Opposition leader files criminal charges against Serbia’s President in respect to Kosovo (N1)

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Regional broadcaster N1 reports that the head of the opposition Dveri Movement Bosko Obradovic said he had filed criminal charges against Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic who he said violated the Penal Code in his meeting with the US senators last week, N1 reported. Obradovic specified that Vucic had breached the Articles 305, 306, 307 and […]

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Srpska Lista: We can fight for Serbian interests in entire KiM only with unity, unanimity and decisiveness (Radio Mitrovica sever)

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“Srpska Lista is a force that brings together our people in Kosovo and Metohija and does not need to use any dirty tricks to regain the trust of voters, which was repeatedly confirmed,” SL said reacting to the Independent Liberal Party (SLS) leader Slobodan Petrovic’s statement about the pressure exerted on opponents of Srpska Lista, […]

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Alliance for Serbia: We will not take part in fake Kosovo elections (KoSSev)

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The opposition Alliance for Serbia (SzS) said today it will not take part “in the fake elections in Kosovo and Metohija, same as in the rest of Serbia,” KoSSev portal reports today. The Alliance further said that in Kosovo “there were neither minimal conditions for free and fair elections, nor for equal presentation of the […]

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Serb member of CEC left session in protest over documents (N1, BETA)

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A member of Kosovo Central Election Commission (CEC) Stevan Veselinovic left the CEC session after it decided that all documents of the voters in the early parliamentary elections on October 6 had to be issued by Pristina, BETA news agency reports on Tuesday. Veselinovic said that such a move violated the law and electoral rules […]

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