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Investigations of chief judge who accused EULEX of corruption finalized, results will not be published (KoSSev)

By   /  20/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Investigations of chief judge who accused EULEX of corruption finalized, results will not be published (KoSSev)

The European Union has wrapped up three investigations into a British judge and the chairman of the EULEX judicial council from 2014 to 2018, Malcolm Simmons, but will not make public the conclusions of the probes, KoSSev portal reports. The EU spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the disciplinary board had finalized three investigations into Simmons, Beta […]

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No dialogue until Pristina withdraws trade barriers – Vucic (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  20/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on No dialogue until Pristina withdraws trade barriers – Vucic (Tanjug, B92)

Aleksandar Vucic said late on Monday that he is listening “on a daily basis to the wishes of westerners for Serbia to continue the dialogue with Kosovo.” Vucic reiterated that there will be no continuation of the dialogue until Pristina withdraws its measures, referring to an additional tax of 10 percent that Pritina has imposed […]

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Brnabic: Pristina discriminates everything that is Serbian (RTS, Tanjug, KIM Radio)

By   /  19/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Brnabic: Pristina discriminates everything that is Serbian (RTS, Tanjug, KIM Radio)

Serbian Prime Minster Ana Brnabic said in Vienna that Pristina with additional taxes on goods from Serbia, discriminates everything that is Serbian, KIM Radio reports today. Speaking at a press conference, following the working breakfast of the EU chair, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz with prime ministers from the Western Balkans, Brnabic noted that Serbia is […]

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“Two countries support visa liberalization with Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  19/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “Two countries support visa liberalization with Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)

A group of EU member states have expressed “great skepticism” regarding the approval of visa liberalization for Kosovo. Only two countries supported the entry of Kosovo into the Schengen area, B92 reports. This is written in a report by the Kosovo Foreign Ministry which daily Koha Ditore said it had seen. This report was made […]

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Concern over increasingly complex situation in Kosovo (Serbian Government, B92)

By   /  19/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Concern over increasingly complex situation in Kosovo (Serbian Government, B92)

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met on 16 November with the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi and ambassadors of the EU, B92 reports. According to the government, during the meeting Brnabic expressed her concern over the increasingly complex situation in Kosovo and Metohija, bearing in mind that the interim institutions in Pristina […]

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Media: Vucic receives blackmail, Belgrade won’t accept it (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  19/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Media: Vucic receives blackmail, Belgrade won’t accept it (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

Brussels has sent Vucic via diplomatic channels “an indecent proposal,” i.e., blackmail: continue the dialogue with Pristina in exchange for new chapters, however Belgrade will not accept it, Belgrade-based media report. As the Belgrade media further reported, Brussels diplomatic channels put pressure on Belgrade in order to make it play “by the rules dictated by […]

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Merkel wants solution for Kosovo before retirement (Danas)

By   /  15/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Merkel wants solution for Kosovo before retirement (Danas)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wishes that Belgrade and Pristina reach an agreement on comprehensive normalization of relations prior to “her political retirement” respectively by the end of her mandate in 2021, Danas daily reports citing diplomatic sources from Brussels. The daily added, Chancellor Merkel would continue to advocate “with all her strength” for reaching a […]

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Ljajic: Lifting taxes or Kosovo to leave CEFTA (KIM Radio)

By   /  15/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Ljajic: Lifting taxes or Kosovo to leave CEFTA (KIM Radio)

“Belgrade expects the European Commission to exercise pressure upon Pristina institutions in order to lift taxes increased by 10 percent on Serbian goods,” Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Rasim Ljajic said, KIM Radio reports. Alternative to it, would be that Kosovo leaves the CEFTA agreement, Ljajic added. He stressed “it would not be […]

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Kurz invites Western Balkans PMs to Vienna on Nov. 19 (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  15/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Kurz invites Western Balkans PMs to Vienna on Nov. 19 (Tanjug, B92)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has invited Western Balkans prime ministers for a working meeting on Monday, November 19, in Vienna. The talks will be attended by the prime ministers of Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the prime minister of the interim institutions in Pristina. The Prime Minister […]

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Serbian PM Ana Brnabic on Conflict Zone (DW)

By   /  15/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian PM Ana Brnabic on Conflict Zone (DW)

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was a guest speaker at the DW Conflict Zone. EU integrations, Belgrade-Pristina relations and dialogue were among the topics discussed. Full interview can be seen at: https://www.dw.com/en/serbian-pm-ana-brnabic-on-conflict-zone/av-46299156      

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Germany and US are inquiring about ‘’a secret deal between Putin and Thaci’’ (Blic)

By   /  14/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Germany and US are inquiring about ‘’a secret deal between Putin and Thaci’’ (Blic)

The Belgrade daily Blic claims that the US and the most influential European countries are concerned already about the co-operation and contacts held by top officials of Moscow and representatives of Pristina authorities. Blic says that more diplomatic sources confirmed that all presidents of influential Western countries ask about this newly built relationship within the […]

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Vucic talks about when dialogue with Pristina may continue (BETA, B92)

By   /  13/11/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic talks about when dialogue with Pristina may continue (BETA, B92)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told BETA news agency “the dialogue with Kosovo” will continue when Pristina “accepts to acts in a civilized manner and in accordance with the rules.” In a statement to reporters, Vucic added that “Serbia wants dialogue and is not blackmailing anyone with the possible opening of new (EU membership) negotiating chapters.” […]

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