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“Indecent proposal” that Angela refused (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  22/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “Indecent proposal” that Angela refused (Tanjug, B92)

Several EU leaders were trying to persuade Angela Merkel at a summit in Romania on May 9 to accept a leading position in the EU, but she refused. Three people were familiar with the situation who wanted to remain anonymous told this to Bloomberg, after conversations on that topic took place behind closed doors. They […]

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Mogherini must do much more, EP official says (Vecernje Novosti, B92)

By   /  20/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Mogherini must do much more, EP official says (Vecernje Novosti, B92)

European Parliament Committee for Cooperation with Serbia Chairman Eduard Kukan believes that inclusion of Russia and the US in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue would end it. The EU and its foreign policy chief had to show much more firmness and determination in the enlargement process and, above all, in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina; the […]

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Statement by Ambassador Apostolova on the elections in four northern municipalities in Kosovo (EU Office)

By   /  17/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Statement by Ambassador Apostolova on the elections in four northern municipalities in Kosovo (EU Office)

“Transparent, inclusive and credible elections offering a meaningful choice of candidates are the cornerstone of democracy. The EU expects all stakeholders involved in the upcoming extraordinary mayoral elections in four municipalities in northern Kosovo to respect the integrity of the electoral process. The EU underlines the importance of following up and implementing the EU election […]

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Dacic: Nobody can say whether we’ll join EU in 2025 (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  13/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Dacic: Nobody can say whether we’ll join EU in 2025 (Tanjug, B92)

Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic said on Monday that no one can say precisely whether Serbia will become a member of the EU by 2025, B92 reports. 2025 was in the past mentioned by European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker, but only as a tentative date. Dacic said that Serbia will do everything in […]

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Serbia to continue lobbying for derecognition of Kosovo (Danas)

By   /  13/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbia to continue lobbying for derecognition of Kosovo (Danas)

Belgrade-based daily Danas writes today it has learnt unofficially from diplomatic sources that Serbia would continue lobbying among the states that recognized Kosovo to revoke their decisions. The daily recalled EU High Representative and a mediator in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in Brussels, Federica Mogherini urged earlier both Belgrade and Pristina to stop the lobbying activities related […]

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EU’s sweet dreams about WB will never become reality, Vucic says (N1)

By   /  09/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on EU’s sweet dreams about WB will never become reality, Vucic says (N1)

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said in Tirana on Thursday there would be nothing of the European Union’s “sweet dreams” about the Western Balkans countries this summer, the FoNet news agency reported. Addressing the Brdo – Brijuni summit in the Albanian capital, he predicted that Serbia and Montenegro would not open any new chapter in negotiations […]

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“Serbia is small, not stupid. Albanians spit in EU’s face” (RTS, B92)

By   /  09/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “Serbia is small, not stupid. Albanians spit in EU’s face” (RTS, B92)

Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic has told public broadcaster RTS that Serbia is “a small, but not a stupid country.” He added that while Belgrade talks about compromise and dialogue, Pristina and Tirana are looking for ways to create ‘Greater Albania’ – an expansionist nationalist project at the expense of Albanians’ neighbors – and […]

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Vucic on Thaci and Rama: Albanians say impossible things and made Europe used to it (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  09/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic on Thaci and Rama: Albanians say impossible things and made Europe used to it (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

By constant repeating about their national unification Albanians succeeded to make it sound normal and nobody reacts to it any longer, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said commenting on the meeting of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Tirana yesterday. Vucic made these remarks following his meeting with EU High Representative […]

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Italy “understands Belgrade’s position on Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  09/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Italy “understands Belgrade’s position on Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was in Rome on Wednesday where he met with Italian Deputy PM and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. According to announcements, Vucic discussed the Kosovo-Metohija issue with Salvini, whom he sees as one of Europe’s most influential politicians. Despite a differing stance on the Kosovo issue, Italy understands Serbia’s position, Vucic said […]

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Vucic met Quint ambassadors and EU Delegation head (Tanjug, Dnevnik)

By   /  08/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic met Quint ambassadors and EU Delegation head (Tanjug, Dnevnik)

President Aleksandar Vucic met with ambassadors of Quint countries, USA, Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany as well as Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia. During the meeting described as open and constructive Vucic told the ambassadors that Serbia, without any fault, was placed in a difficult position and he understands neither the tariffs […]

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Angela Merkel’s cabinet: We want dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (Pobjeda, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  08/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Angela Merkel’s cabinet: We want dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (Pobjeda, Tanjug, B92)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emanuel Macron wanted to give a new impetus to the process of normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, Podgorica-based daily Pobjeda reports referring to the statement from Merkel’s cabinet. Responding to a question whether the direct involvement of Germany and France in resolving the Kosovo issue means […]

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Western Balkans leaders to attend summit in Tirana (BETA, TV N1)

By   /  08/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Western Balkans leaders to attend summit in Tirana (BETA, TV N1)

Albanian capital Tirana will host the leaders of the Western Balkans on Wednesday and Thursday at the Brdo – Brioni Summit, an initiative launched by Croatia and Slovenia in 2013 to speed up the region’s path to the European Union, BETA news agency reported. The leaders of Bosnian tripartite Presidency, Milorad Dodik, Sefik Dzaferovic and […]

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