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With EU incapacitated and US discredited, idea on unification with Albania disturbing (B92, Der Standard)

By   /  08/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on With EU incapacitated and US discredited, idea on unification with Albania disturbing (B92, Der Standard)

Austrian analyst Paul Lendvai warns that what seems to be disturbing after the Kosovo election is Albin Kurti’s political agenda for reunification with Albania. The facts that the EU is incapacitated by the drama surrounding Brexit, and that the discredited US administration no longer acts as an anchor of stability in the Balkans, make the […]

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

By   /  27/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic for TV Prva: An agreement with Pristina can be reached in 5 months, 50 years or never (Serbian media)

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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Serbian minister blames lack of Albanian textbooks on minority council (N1, FoNet)

By   /  13/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian minister blames lack of Albanian textbooks on minority council (N1, FoNet)

Serbian Education Minister Mladen Sarcevic on Thursday accused the Albanian national minority’s representative body of obstructing efforts to secure textbooks for Albanian school children. “The issue of textbooks for Albanian pupils is being obstructed by the National Council of the Albanian minority,” he said. National minorities in Serbia elect their own national councils as representative […]

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IFIMES: Kosovo – Albania – North Macedonia 2019: In anticipation of the collapse of the Thacii-Rama conjoined regimes? (KoSSev)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on IFIMES: Kosovo – Albania – North Macedonia 2019: In anticipation of the collapse of the Thacii-Rama conjoined regimes? (KoSSev)

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia has prepared an analysis of the situation in Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia in view of the forthcoming early parliamentary election in Kosovo scheduled for 6 October 2019. ”It is expected that the incumbent regime will lose the election, which will accelerate the […]

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In Balkans highest concentration of jihadist returnees, Kosovo leads (KoSSev)

By   /  14/08/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on In Balkans highest concentration of jihadist returnees, Kosovo leads (KoSSev)

The Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) in its analysis entitled “Western Balkans Foreign Fighters and Homegrown Jihadis: Trends and Implications” reports that since 2012, about 1,070 citizens of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro travelled to Syria and Iraq, primarily joining the Islamic State, and to a lesser extent al-Qaeda (Jabhat al […]

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Lukashevich: Albania to have neutral stance on Kosovo (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  12/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Lukashevich: Albania to have neutral stance on Kosovo (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said Russia expects Albania, when it takes over the Chairmanship of OSCE to have a neutral stance on the process of resolving the Kosovo issue, Vecernje Novosti reported. He also told members of the OSCE Permanent Council that the situation in Kosovo remains a serious challenge […]

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Drecun: Arrest part of well-coordinated campaign of Tirana and Pristina (RTS, Tanjug, Dnevnik)

By   /  12/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Drecun: Arrest part of well-coordinated campaign of Tirana and Pristina (RTS, Tanjug, Dnevnik)

Serbian National Assembly Committee for Kosovo and Metohija Chairman Milovan Drecun told RTS that the latest arrest of two Serbs in Kosovo, school principals, is part of a well-planned and coordinated campaign of Tirana and Pristina, adding such cases of illegal arrests would continue. Drecun also said he is not surprised “since it is one […]

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Belgrade supports opening of EU talks with Skopje and Tirana, PM Brnabic said (BETA, TV N1)

By   /  10/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Belgrade supports opening of EU talks with Skopje and Tirana, PM Brnabic said (BETA, TV N1)

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic called on the European Union to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania as soon as possible since, as she said, that was crucially important for the Western Balkans, BETA news agency reported. Brnabic underlined Serbia’s “full and unreserved” support of its neighbors’ European integration. “Serbia appeals to the […]

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Drecun comments on Meta’s statement in Sarajevo (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  10/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Drecun comments on Meta’s statement in Sarajevo (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

Serbian National Assembly Committee for Kosovo and Metohija Chairperson Milovan Drecun commenting on the Albanian President Ilir Meta statement in Sarajevo “that the reality that Kosovo is independent state should be accepted,” said formation of a joint state is taking place, Vecernje Novosti reported. According to Drecun, Meta showed in Sarajevo during the South-East European […]

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Brnabic responded to Meta: We will not be provoked, SEECP does not recognize Kosovo (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  09/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Brnabic responded to Meta: We will not be provoked, SEECP does not recognize Kosovo (Tanjug, B92)

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic reacted to Albanian President Ilir Meta’s speech at South-East European Cooperation Process Summit in Jahorina saying that SEECP doesn’t recognize Kosovo, adding that there is no room for provocations, B92 reports. Albanian President Ilir Meta, who spoke on the plenary session of the SEECP right before the Serbian Prime Minister, […]

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“Kosovo and Albania complicated things by boycotting SEECP Summit in Sarajevo” (TV N1)

By   /  09/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “Kosovo and Albania complicated things by boycotting SEECP Summit in Sarajevo” (TV N1)

Kosovo and Albania have only made problems for themselves by not coming to the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in Sarajevo and have struck a heavy blow to regional cooperation, Bosnian Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak said on Monday, adding that he has no idea what prompted Pristina not to come to the Summit, TV […]

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“Kosovo and Albania by boycotting summit launched joint foreign policy” (RTS)

By   /  08/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “Kosovo and Albania by boycotting summit launched joint foreign policy” (RTS)

Foreign Affairs Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak said decision of Kosovo and Albania to boycott the summit in Sarajevo represents an implementation of announced joint foreign policy of Pristina and Tirana. Crnadak made these remarks to Sarajevo-based Klix portal, adding that Kosovo delegation recently submitted visa request which points out there was obviously […]

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