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Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko: Russia was prevented from doing what is necessary to solve Kosovo’s problem (Tanjug)

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The Russian ambassador to Serbia stated that the meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in New York was very significant. Regarding Kosovo, Ambassador Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko says that till the present Serbian leadership there was no real political effort to address the Kosovo issue, and […]

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Belgrade Media Report 27 September

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Solution for Kosovo means no one gets everything, but everyone gets enough (B92)
• Vucic: We will continue with tactical – strategic efforts (Prva TV)
• Macron told Dacic “I’ll engage myself in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue after the Kosovo elections” (N1)
• PM: International community expects election of Kosovo cabinet that will lift tariffs (Pink TV)
• EU envoy for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue a certainty (Beta, RFE)
• Russian ambassador to Serbia: Russia was prevented from doing what is necessary to solve Kosovo’s problem (Tanjug)
• Tanja Fajon selected as Chair of EP Committee on Serbia’s stabilization and accession to EU (Beta)
• Government adopts ten new conclusions for improving election process (Beta)
• Opposition forms election boycott headquarters (Danas)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic says HDZ B&H and SDA agreed that the way out of the crisis is the implementation of the agreement signed on August 5 (N1)
• SDA leader Izetbegovic interview (FTV)
Croatia
• Croatian President warns about position of Croats in B&H during meetings in New York, avoids meeting Komsic (Vecernji list)
Republic of North Macedonia
• All Western Balkan leaders agree that our country deserves to open EU talks (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Katrougalos: It seems that Athens wants to make the cases of North Macedonia and Albania a package (MIA)
Albania
• The German Bundestag votes in favor of opening EU accession negotiations with Albania (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Djukanovic: The USA pays greater attention to the region (VOA)

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Belgrade Media Report 26 September

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: We are working on new withdrawals of Kosovo recognition (RTS)
• Vucic: Good talks with Lavrov, Russia will be with Serbia (RTS)
• Dacic: The number of those who recognize Kosovo will continue to fall (RTS)
• Vucic invites Trump to visit Serbia, says U.S. interested in solving Kosovo issue (Pink TV)
• Vucic with Reeker and Palmer: Serbia ready to return to dialogue after tariffs are abolished (Beta)
• Dacic talks to his peers in New York (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Komsic meets Gutteres, says B&H is open to dialogue with its neighbors (Oslobodjenje)
• Serb member of B&H Presidency Dodik: Komsic presented his personal stances in his address before UN GA (TV1)
• RS President Cvijanovic: Komsic’s attempts are just waste of political time and will not yield results (RTRS)
• Dzaferovic: Although I did not harmonize stances with Komsic, all those observing things in unbiased manner agree with what Komsic said (TV1)
• Zvizdic reacts to the Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic statement on Komsic’s address at the UN GA (TV1)
Croatia
• Croatian FM Grlic Radman: It is Zeljko Komsic who contributes to destabilization of B&H (Vecernji list)
• HDZ Croatia’s Stier: Komsic is continuing his war against HDZ in BiH and HDZ in Croatia (N1)
• Slovenia: Croatia’s accession to Schengen Area conditional on Rule of Law (Hina)
Montenegro
• Donald Trump welcomes Djukanovic at traditional reception (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev meets Reeker and Palmer on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Mike Pompeo to visit Skopje in October (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Romania voice full support for start of EU accession negotiations (Nezavisen vesnik)
Albania
• Rama from the USA; Trump “Albania is doing pretty good” (Radio Tirana)
• Electoral reform, opposition: Ready to take part in OSCE summoned round table on experts’ level (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Situation in Balkans won’t improve on its own, US General says (VOA)

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Belgrade Media Report 25 September

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Merkel in Serbia; I would have met with Thaci, if I’ve been invited (RTS)
• Dacic meets briefly with world officials at U.N. HQ in New York (Beta)
• Office for KiM: In the past year 70 ethnically motivated attacks on Serbs (Tanjug)
• Zorana Mihajlovic reacts to Komsic’s speech at the UN (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Gendarmerie Unit of the RS Ministry of Interior (MoI) officially presented by ceremonial lining-up (RTRS)
• OHR: RS, as well as whole of B&H, needs less police and fewer weapons and not more (TV1)
• US Embassy to closely monitor work of Gendarmerie Unit of RS MoI and other new police structures (N1)
• Federation of B&H Interior Minister Campara: This is just another provocation (N1)
• Federation of B&H PM Novalic: Formation of Gendarmerie Unit is another performance behind which there is no other material change (TV1)
• Komsic at the UN: Dodik to stop seeking trouble; B&H is partner to UN, EU, NATO (N1)
Croatia
• President calls on world leaders to renew their commitment to the UN (HRT)
Montenegro
• PM Markovic hosted Metropolitan Amfilohije (CDM)
• Without a caretaker government, elections will not be free (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Mitsotakis told Zaev that he will uphold the Prespa treaty (Republika)
Albania
• German Bundestag gives the green light on Albania’s accession negotiations; conditions set opening (Radio Tirana)

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Djuric: House’s burning aims to intimidation of Serbs (KIM radio)

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The Office for Kosovo and Metohija condemns the burning of a Serb house in the municipality of Klina, reports KIM radio. “The goal is to intimidate the few Serbs left to live in the city and surrounding villages,” the Office said in a statement. It is clear that in this, as in the previous cases […]

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A Serb house set on fire in Klina (KIM radio, Kosovo Online)

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Portal Kosovo online reported that a Serb house in Klina was set on fire between Thursday and Friday. ”Police and fire units went to the scene and the fire was extinguished in about 3 hours,” Bozidar Sarkovic, the president of the interim authority of the Klina municipality, told Kosovo Online. The Pesic family was “disturbed […]

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Fajon: I asked Finland to put visa liberalisation back in agenda (Gazeta Express)

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Slovenian MEP and rapporteur for visa liberalisation for Kosovo, Tanja Fajon, said she was pleased that the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) reconfirmed her mandate to negotiate with EU countries on visa liberalisation for Kosovo and said she will do all in her power to enable the people of […]

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Kosnett: Do not forget importance of peace and justice (RTK)

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The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett, commented on the election campaign underway in Kosovo saying in a Twitter post: “As campaign season continues don’t forget the importance of peace, justice, and prosperity for all in Kosovo.” RTK recalls that ambassadors of foreign countries accredited to Kosovo have been sending messages on what the priorities […]

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Limaj: We need an agreement with Serbia that closes the conflict (VOA)

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In an interview with VOA in Albanian, leader of the Social Democratic Initiative (NISMA) and candidate for prime minister Fatmir Limaj said that his priorities include dialogue with Serbia and foreign policy, economic development, diaspora and justice reform. “As you know, I have made an invitation to all counter candidates to make a pledge on […]

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Vucic for TV Prva: An agreement with Pristina can be reached in 5 months, 50 years or never (Serbian media)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stressed after visiting New York that situation regarding Kosovo is very difficult, complicated and complex But, he added, in tactical terms, ”we should try to do everything we can to create a more favorable position for our people and country”. Vucic told Belgrade based TV Prva, summarizing talks in New York […]

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N1: Kosovo Serb List ignores invitation to election campaign debate

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The Serb List ignored an invitation for a debate attended by other Kosovo Serb parties at the start of the campaign for the October 6 parliamentary elections. All three Kosovo Serb parties and one coalition were invited to the debate in Caglavica. Officials of the Freedom (Sloboda) coalition, Party of Kosovo Serbs and Serb Liberal […]

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RFE: EU envoy for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue a certainty (Beta, N1)

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The appointment of a European Union special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is a sure thing and the decision will probably be announced after the EU’s future top diplomat Josep Borrell adresses the European Parliament on October 7, Radio Free Europe said on Thursday quoting unnamed diplomatic sources in Brussels. Those sources said that Borrell, […]

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