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Blic: Indications that EU will appoint Special Envoy for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (NMagazin)

By   /  18/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Blic: Indications that EU will appoint Special Envoy for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (NMagazin)

There are indications that some countries will ask the new chief of European diplomacy, Josep Borell, to appoint a special representative to directly handle the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, reports Belgrade based daily Blic. The daily finds out that as the main candidate for the post is mentioned Dutch Angelina Eichhorst, who has been […]

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Russia is getting involved in the resolve of Kosovo issue? (Politika, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  17/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Russia is getting involved in the resolve of Kosovo issue? (Politika, Tanjug, B92)

Dusan Janjic from the Forum for Ethnic Relations says a new format of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is likely to be created to include new players Among others, it will include Russia. In a statement given to Belgrade based daily Politika, he said that in addition to US Envoy Matthew Palmer, it is possible that Germany and […]

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Agreement on EIB 100 million loan for Nis – Pristina motorway signed (Beta, N1, RTS)

By   /  12/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Agreement on EIB 100 million loan for Nis – Pristina motorway signed (Beta, N1, RTS)

Serbia’s Minister of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure Zoran Mihajlovic signed an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a 100 million worth loan and another one on aid of 40.6 million Euros for the construction of a motorway linking Serbia’s southern city of Nis to Kosovo’s capital Pristina, the Beta news agency reported. The […]

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Ljajic: EU and US admit Kosovo status is not solved yet (BETA, N1, RTS)

By   /  12/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Ljajic: EU and US admit Kosovo status is not solved yet (BETA, N1, RTS)

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Rasim Ljajic said the Czech Republic President statement that Prague might reconsider the decision on recognition of Kosovo independence, as well as voices from Brussels and Washington about the need for compromise, showed that Pristina’s status had not been solved yet,  BETA news agency reports on Thursday. Ljajic also told RTS […]

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Fabrizi: Western Balkans remains priority of new European Commission (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Fabrizi: Western Balkans remains priority of new European Commission (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)

Head of EU Delegation in Serbia, Sem Fabrizi said the crucial topic for the Western Balkans states during the mandate of a new European Commission (EC) would be structural reforms, Tanjug news agency reports. He added that Western Balkans remains priority for the new EC. “Portfolio for the Western Balkans remains the same, structure remains […]

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Schwarz-Schilling: EU should appoint envoy for Kosovo dialogue (FoNet, N1, DW)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Schwarz-Schilling: EU should appoint envoy for Kosovo dialogue (FoNet, N1, DW)

Washington has taken the first step to shake up the European Union which is focused on its own problems and the initiative taken by US envoy Matthew Palmer should motivate the countries of the Balkans to find a solution for their problems, former High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schwarz-Schilling told Deutsche Welle on Tuesday. He […]

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German Special Envoy to the Balkans: “The road-map is clear, only that Serbia and Kosovo will not be eventually united” (Blic)

By   /  09/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on German Special Envoy to the Balkans: “The road-map is clear, only that Serbia and Kosovo will not be eventually united” (Blic)

Belgrade based daily Blic writes today that the great American diplomatic return to the Balkans, obviously initiated by the EU’s inability to unravel the Kosovo knot, has sparked nervousness in the EU, and emissaries come to see what can be done after Mogherini’s diplomatic collapse. One of them, Peter Beyer, a member of the German […]

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Dacic says visas not required for 71 countries (BETA, N1)

By   /  04/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Dacic says visas not required for 71 countries (BETA, N1)

Serbian citizens do not need visas to travel to 71 countries and holders of diplomatic passports can travel visa-free to 93 countries Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic told the Serbian Parliament on Wednesday, BETA news agency reports. Dacic was presenting to the Parliament proposal to abolish visas for nationals of number of other countries. He […]

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“If the Balkan doesn’t join EU soon, we will regret it” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  02/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “If the Balkan doesn’t join EU soon, we will regret it” (Tanjug, B92)

Outgoing EU High Representative Federica Mogherini urged the EU to maintain a strong presence in the Western Balkans achieving a clear interest of the region’s EU accession, Tanjug news agency reports. In her address at the annual conference of EU Ambassadors in Brussels, she assessed that the accession of the Western Balkans in the EU […]

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Bled forum starts today: Dacic on the sidelines of a forum with Palmer (Blic)

By   /  02/09/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Bled forum starts today: Dacic on the sidelines of a forum with Palmer (Blic)

The traditional Bled Strategic Forum, which begins today in Bled, Slovenia, will be dedicated this year to stability in the region, sustainable development and economic prosperity. Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic represents Serbia. The two-day gathering ”Sources of (in) Stability” will bring together a number of senior EU officials from the Western Balkans, Turkey, the US […]

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Lajcak: Serbia cannot move in several directions at the same time (RTS, Tanjug)

By   /  30/08/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Lajcak: Serbia cannot move in several directions at the same time (RTS, Tanjug)

Slovakia Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak said that announced signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Serbia and Eurasia does not bring Serbia closer to its strategic goal, which is the EU membership, RTS reports. “If you are serious about your European orientation then you do not make political choices that do not bring you […]

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Hahn: Revoking the tariffs is crucial (RTS)

By   /  30/08/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Hahn: Revoking the tariffs is crucial (RTS)

EU Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said in Helsinki that the positive outcome of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is of crucial importance for the European perspective of an entire Western Balkan region, RTS reports. He urged Pristina authorities once again to revoke the tariffs on the goods from Serbia. “It is crucial that the tariffs […]

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