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Vjosa Osmani: “Little Schengen”, big mistake (Blic, KTV)

By   /  11/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vjosa Osmani: “Little Schengen”, big mistake (Blic, KTV)

LDK candidate for Prime Minister Vjosa Osmani called the idea of the Balkan “mini-Schengen”, agreed Thursday by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, and Northern Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, “a big mistake.” – I think it’s an accident that something like that happened. I do not know if Prime Minister Rama […]

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Serbian FM Dacic: “Pristina will lose. Everyone knows that, even they do” (Politika, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  11/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian FM Dacic: “Pristina will lose. Everyone knows that, even they do” (Politika, Tanjug, B92)

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told Politika daily that he is sure Pristina will lose if a vote is taken at the Interpol General Assembly in Chile. “Everyone knows that, even they know it”, Dacic underlined for Belgrade based daily Politika. Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and Foreign Affairs Minister Dacic hosted yesterday’s briefing for diplomats […]

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Jovanovic (DSS): Consensus on Kosovo reintegration needed after Kurti’s victory (Danas, Kosovo online)

By   /  08/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Jovanovic (DSS): Consensus on Kosovo reintegration needed after Kurti’s victory (Danas, Kosovo online)

Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) President Milos Jovanovic says that after the electoral victory of Self-determination leader Albin Kurti, it is important to see whether in Serbia is finally reached ”a consensus on the need to re-integrate the southern province into Serbia’s constitutional order”. Jovanovic told Kosovo Online Online that Kurti has proven himself a […]

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Vucic: Thank you to Erdogan for being ready to accept any decision on Kosovo (N1, KIM radio, RTV Puls)

By   /  08/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic: Thank you to Erdogan for being ready to accept any decision on Kosovo (N1, KIM radio, RTV Puls)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said today that Turkey’s position on Kosovo is in line with its interests, which are different from Serbian ones, but that a major step forward is that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will accept any solution that Belgrade and Pristina reach. Asked by a reporter addressed to the […]

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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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“If China, India and Russia do not recognize Kosovo, it will not achieve statehood” (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  08/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “If China, India and Russia do not recognize Kosovo, it will not achieve statehood” (B92, Tanjug)

Newly appointed EU Foreign Minister Joseph Borrell says Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is taking too long He added that the current situation cannot be continued and that an agreement must be reached, on which he will strongly engage, and will first visit Pristina, because, he says, he already knows Serbia well. “One thing is clear: Kosovo and […]

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Vucic congratulate birthday to Russia’s Putin (Beta, N1)

By   /  07/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic congratulate birthday to Russia’s Putin (Beta, N1)

Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s President congratulated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin his 67th birthday and wished him “good health and personal happiness, as well as the strength, to continue to successfully represent Russia’s and the fraternal Russian nation’s interests,” the Beta news agency reported on Monday. In their phone conversation, the two leaders agreed to meet in […]

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Kosovo membership in Interpol would be political, says Serbian Internal Affairs Minister (RTS, TV Pink)

By   /  04/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Kosovo membership in Interpol would be political, says Serbian Internal Affairs Minister (RTS, TV Pink)

Serbian Internal Affairs Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on Friday that the Kosovo authorities want to use membership in Interpol to reinforce statehood not to improve their crime fighting capabilities. The minister told Belgrade based TV Pink that a decision to induct Kosovo into Interpol would be political and would jeopardize that international organization’s professionalism. “If […]

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Vucic and Zeman on the possibility of withdrawing Kosovo recognition (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  04/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic and Zeman on the possibility of withdrawing Kosovo recognition (B92, Tanjug)

President Vucic told members of the Visegrad Group that a compromise solution for Kosovo is the only possible path for the future of the entire Western Balkans Vucic stressed at a press conference that he cannot interfere in the internal affairs of any country, or even in the decision on a possible change of attitude […]

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Vecernje Novosti: Pompeo targets Albanian lobbyists (B92)

By   /  03/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vecernje Novosti: Pompeo targets Albanian lobbyists (B92)

One of Kosovo’s most extreme lobbyists has been targeted by fierce criticism of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Belgrade based daily Vecernje Novosti wrote today. The daily writes about the lobbyist US Congressman Eliot Engel, describing him as ”the creator of lies about the alleged rape of 20,000 Albanian women during the war in […]

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Russian FM Lavrov: United States make efforts to revise Brussels agreement (TASS, B92, Tanjug)

By   /  03/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Russian FM Lavrov: United States make efforts to revise Brussels agreement (TASS, B92, Tanjug)

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov says that United States intend to revise Brussels agreement, in part related to Community/Association of Serbian Municipalities (ZSO), TASS reported, Serbian media is quoting. In that way, the US is trying to “pull Kosovo into NATO” and keep its military base there. Lavrov recalled that four years ago, an […]

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Vucic’s invitation to the Visegrad Group summit is a precedent, sending clear message (Blic, Politika, B92)

By   /  02/10/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic’s invitation to the Visegrad Group summit is a precedent, sending clear message (Blic, Politika, B92)

Belgrade based daily Blic writes on the importance of Czech President Milos Zeman invitation to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to participate in Visegrad Group Summit. Daily considers that the invitation was “a kind of precedent” and added that, “as a rule, these meetings do not discuss topics on which participants have divergent views, Kosovo could […]

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