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Dacic’s plane breaks down – after avoiding terrorist attack (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  23/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Dacic’s plane breaks down – after avoiding terrorist attack (Tanjug, B92)

Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic was in the presidential palace of Somalia at the time of a terrorist attack. At the moment, when the explosion was heard, Dacic was speaking with the President of Somalia, who “jumped up when the blast was heard.” “We are used to this, we have been bombed (by […]

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“Russia will always support Serbia – especially on Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  21/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on “Russia will always support Serbia – especially on Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)

President Aleksandar Vucic has received Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation’s State Duma. They met in Belgrade and discussed further development of Serbia-Russia cooperation in all areas, the president’s press service announced on Tuesday. Vucic said that he was honored to meet with President Putin in Beijing […]

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Serbia to open embassy in Ghana this year (RTS)

By   /  21/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbia to open embassy in Ghana this year (RTS)

Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic, who is paying an official visit to Ghana announced that Serbia would open an embassy in this country this year, RTS reports. Dacic also urged all the countries to wait for the end of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and maintain the status-neutral position thus supporting the dialogue. Dacic recalled that over […]

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Srpska Lista officials to meet President Vucic (TV N1)

By   /  21/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Srpska Lista officials to meet President Vucic (TV N1)

Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric said on Monday that President Aleksandar Vucic would meet with officials of Srpska Lista and heads of all Serbian institutions in Kosovo on Friday to discuss the next steps following the elections for mayors in four Serb-majority municipalities in northern Kosovo, TV N1 reports. “Those […]

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Is Serbia preparing counter-resolution for Pristina? (Tanjug, Prva TV)

By   /  21/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Is Serbia preparing counter-resolution for Pristina? (Tanjug, Prva TV)

Milovan Drecun has announced the possibility of Serbia’s counter-resolution, in response to Pristina’s recent resolution accusing Serbia of “genocide.” Drecun (member of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party), who chairs the National Assembly’s Committee on Kosovo and Metohija, told Prva TV on Monday that he would discuss holding a special session dedicated to Albanian crimes in […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church reiterates: Kosovo is integral part of Serbia (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  20/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian Orthodox Church reiterates: Kosovo is integral part of Serbia (Tanjug, B92)

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) has confirmed its “unanimous and unequivocal” position from previous meetings regarding Kosovo and Metohija. And the Serbian Orthodox Church’s position is that Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia’s sovereign territory. Kosovo and Metohija, a statement issued on Friday […]

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Parliamentary elections in Serbia to be held in 2020 (Tanjug, B92, RTS)

By   /  20/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Parliamentary elections in Serbia to be held in 2020 (Tanjug, B92, RTS)

Parliamentary elections in Serbia will be held early next year, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday. He added that “it doesn’t matter if they take place then, in the winter, or in the spring.” As things stand, there will be no early parliamentary elections at this time, Vucic told Serbian public broadcaster RTS. Asked what […]

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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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Serbian Assembly special session on Kosovo scheduled (B92, BETA, Tanjug, RTS)

By   /  17/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian Assembly special session on Kosovo scheduled (B92, BETA, Tanjug, RTS)

Serbian Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic called a special session of the parliament on May 27, and the report on Kosovo and Metohija would be discussed, Serbian media report. Gojkovic told journalists the invitation would be sent to the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to take part in the discussion and submit a report on Kosovo and […]

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Serbian officials react to Pristina’s resolution (RTS, Tanjug, B92, Danas, Radio kontakt plus)

By   /  17/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian officials react to Pristina’s resolution (RTS, Tanjug, B92, Danas, Radio kontakt plus)

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic commented on the adoption of Pristina’s resolution on genocide that Serbia allegedly committed in Kosovo saying it is yet another step backward. Brnabic noted while Serbia pursues a policy of peace and compromise, focusing on the future of the region and better living conditions, Pristina’s policy is a policy of […]

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President Vucic warns that Pristina wants to move against Serbs (RTS, B92)

By   /  17/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on President Vucic warns that Pristina wants to move against Serbs (RTS, B92)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has told public broadcaster RTS that the Kosovo authorities want to arrest 26 police officers from northern Kosovo, and another 15 people. According to him, the excuse for the arrests would be that they had participated “in corruption, and the like.” Vucic also told RTS that “the vicious circle in Kosovo […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church will not change position on Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  17/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian Orthodox Church will not change position on Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

The position of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Kosovo will be formulated and published as a special act of the Holy Archbishops’ Assembly, and the SPC will not change its position, Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti reported. In other words, the Church will remain firm in its commitment to the policy of not recognizing Kosovo’s […]

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