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Belgrade Media Report 3 December 2019

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 3 December 2019


• Vucic: I don’t mind what others think, Serbia will maintain good relations with Russia and China (Beta)
• Vucic: If that’s okay with them, all right and thank you, if not – thank you, anyway (Tanjug)
• Falconi: French enlargement reform proposal could benefit Serbia (Beta)
• Slovenian FM: No doubt about Serbia wanting to join EU (Beta)
• Djuric and Schieb discuss situation in Kosovo, chances for resuming Belgrade-Pristina dialog (Beta)
• Lukashenko welcomed: Anthem, honorary military salute and red carpet (Tanjug, VIP)
• SNS official says second pro-Vucic gathering spontaneous (Beta, N1, VIP)
• Opposition dissatisfied over not being invited to the meeting with EP representatives (FoNet)
• Association 1 in 5 million demands meeting EP representatives (Beta)
• Djuric: Indictments are a continuation of the pursuit, aim to blame the Serbs (RTS)
• Kosovo’s power network is being separated from the Serbian power network (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SDA is again postponing appointment of B&H CoM because of issues with forming of Federation of B&H Government (EuroBlic)
• PIC SB to discuss situation in B&H on Tuesday and Wednesday (ATV)
• Organizing Committee for Marking of RS’ Day, January 9, holds inaugural session (ATV)
• PM DuskoMarkovic: Montenegro is committed to reform (RTCG)
• Pazin: We’ll become EU Member State if competent institutions assume full responsibility (CDM)


• ‘Mini Schengen’: A Balkan breakthrough or political stunt? (BIRN)
• Four new Russia’s helicopters arrive in Serbia (Sputnik)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 3, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 03, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• President Thaci at summit on Western Balkans in Brussels (Indeksonline)
• U.S. Ambassador Kosnett’s Interview with Koha Ditore
• Kosovo signs trade agreement with UK (media)
• LDK’s Veliu speaks about coalition agreement with LVV (Gazeta Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• France could stop EU integration of Serbia? (Sputnik, B92)
• Lawyer Vlajic: Prosecutor paraphrased indictment; we do not know what evidence are (RTS)
• CI SDP: Silvana Arsovic neither knows, nor ever met other accused persons (Radio KIM)
• Aleksandar Ivanovic: We are interested in concrete evidence and political background (VoA, Radio KIM)
• First Serbian Medical Congress on consequences of bombing held in Mitrovica North (KoSSev, Radio kontakt plus)
• Djuric reacts to transmission system operators’ agreement (B92)
• French ambassador says Paris EU expansion proposal could benefit Serbia (N1, BETA)


• ‘Mini Schengen’: A Balkan Breakthrough or Political Stunt? (Balkan Insight)
• War Memorials in Kosovo Don’t Tell the Whole Story (Balkan Insight)


• Kosovo Indicts Six for Serb Politician Ivanovic’s Murder (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo signs deal on joining Albania’s power grid (Reuters)


• PISA results paint dispiriting picture (Prishtina Insight)
• OSCE Mission presents report and documentary film on returns (media)
• Education centres for Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian communities face closure (Radio KIM)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 3

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• Kurti and Mustafa fail to finalise coalition agreement yesterday (media)
• Kosnett: U.S. has never actively pushed for major border changes (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo President to attend Friends of Europe summit in Brussels (media)
• Serwer: Vucic not to interfere in Ivanovic’s murder process (VOA/Telegrafi)
• Djuric reacts to indictment in Oliver Ivanovic case (Express)
• “Indictment in Ivanovic case aimed to shift attention from special court” (RTK)
• Pacolli meets Quint countries’ ambassadors (media)
• Kosovo leaves Serbia’s energy regulatory system, joins that of Albania (media)

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