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Pantovic: Podujevo detainees almost completely isolated after police officers from the North were detained in the same facility (KoSSev)

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The Serbs and non-Albanians detainees of the new prison complex in Grdovac near Podujevo have been in near total isolation for four months without any contact with the outside world – a lawyer from North Mitrovica, Ljubomir Pantovic said at a press conference in Zvecan. The measure came into force after police officers from the […]

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Belgrade Media Report 24 September

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic to meet with Merkel in New York (Tanjug)
• Vucic asked Mitsotakis for Greece not to change its stance on Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
• Dacic: Serbia urges dialogue with Pristina (FoNet)
• Kayle Scott: Ideally, resumption of Kosovo talks before election campaign in Serbia (N1)
• Kovacs: Serbia and Montenegro are fully prepared for EU membership (RTS, Tanjug)
• Rasim Ljajic: Serbia is not joining EAEU, only signing free trade deal (Politika)
• Serbian Government passes conclusion to improve election process (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SDP B&H to send amendments to B&H Constitution known as April Package into parliamentary procedure on Tuesday (BN TV)
• RS’ representatives strongly against April Package (N1)
Croatia
• Grabar-Kitarovic to Guterres: Serbia-Kosovo territorial exchange would open up Pandora’s box in SE Europe (Hina)
Albania
• FM Cakaj participating at the UN General Assembly in New York (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Ex-CIA analyst: Everything resembles breakout of World War I, waiting for a trigger (Sputnik)

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Western Balkans countries will fill in gap on European map, Ivan Vejvoda says

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Ivan Vejvoda, the Director of the European Project at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM), said on Tuesday he believed the Western Balkans countries would become the European Union member states and that the question was not whether but when that would happen, the Beta news agency reported. Addressing the seminar organised by […]

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Albanian flag placed on the roof of the school in Gracanica (KoSSev, KIM radio, Kontakt plus radio)

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An Albanian flag was placed this morning at an annex of a building under construction, which houses King Milutin Elementary School, as well as Medicine high school and Engineering and Traffic high school, Director of the Engineering Traffic High School told KoSSev portal. “It was placed this morning when the workers came, so we got […]

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Solutions for these elections (Prishtina Insight)

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Jeta Xharra, Country Director of BIRN office in Kosovo and editor-in-chief of TV programme, Life in Kosovo, writes in an op-ed for Prishtina Insight that Kosovo requires hard work and practical solutions to cure many of the ills plaguing it. “Kosovars are now being promised that if the tariff is removed, Kosovo’s path to ‘prosperity’ […]

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President Thaci meets Greek PM, Mitsotakis (media)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, met Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in New York in the margins of the UN General Assembly. The meeting focused on issues relating to strengthening of bilateral relations, a statement issued by Thaci’s office states. “Now is the time to expand the good cooperation we had so far, bring […]

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US envoy to N1: Ideally, resumption of Kosovo talks before election campaign in Serbia

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Pristina will have to lift the import tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia, and Belgrade will have to take some steps towards a compromise to resume the dialogue on the normalisation of relations, the US outgoing ambassador to Serbia Kayle Scott told N1 TV morning show on Tuesday. He said he hoped that after […]

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EU calls for peaceful, transparent, inclusive elections (media)

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The heads of EU Mission in Kosovo issued a press statement on early parliamentary elections scheduled for 6 October 2019 saying elections are one of the fundamental elements of a democracy and an opportunity for people to exercise their right to vote and elect leaders. “The EU calls for the electoral process to be conducted […]

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Croatia lobbies at UN against border change between Kosovo and Serbia (Gazeta Express)

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The Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is participating at the 74th UN General Assembly meeting in New York. On Monday, she met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and discussed with him the situation in Western Balkans. She raised her concerns about the efforts to trade the borders saying that it would be a very bad idea […]

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ECAP warns parties: Campaign in accordance with the law (media)

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The Elections Complaints and Appeals Panel (ECAP) held a press conference today on the campaign for the upcoming October parliamentary elections, several news websites report. ECAP chair Gyltene Sylejmani called on all political parties to campaign in accordance with the law otherwise they could be fined up to €50,000. “The purpose of this conference is […]

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Newspapers that never arrive – obstructing print media distribution (Reporters Without Borders)

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As print media publishers and distributors from all over the world gather today in Berlin for the annual Distripress congress, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing its latest report, entitled “Newspapers that never arrive,” which sheds light on how governments, state institutions, powerful oligarchs and corporations obstruct print media distribution. See at: https://bit.ly/2mhMyfM

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Greek PM Mitsotakis to Vucic: Greece does not change its stance on Kosovo (Beta, N1, B92)

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President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Greek Prime Minister Kyroys Mitsotakis agreed in New York that two nations had a sincere friendship and discussed bilateral relations, the situation in the region and Belgrade’s road to the European Union, the Beta news agency reported on Tuesday. Vucic asked Mitsotakis not to change the Greek stand towards […]

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