PM expects difficulties with "judiciary issues"
BELGRADE -- PM Ivica Dačić said on Wednesday he expected the talks with Priština in Brussels on Thursday to be "most problematic in connection to judiciary issues."
This concerned "especially the establishment of the Basic Court in northern Kosovska Mitrovica which is home to Serbian majority population," he said.
Dačić told reporters that he expects problems to arise in the talks because Priština is opposed to setting the seat of the Basic Court in northern Kosovska Mitrovica because it believes Belgrade is trying to create 'a special country within a country' in this way.
“We simply want the ethnic structure of employees (in the court) to reflect the ethnic structure in this part of Kosovo and Metohija,” Dačić said.
He reiterated that the Thursday talks with High EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci will cover the situation after the local elections in Kosovo.
He noted that his talks with Thaci would also focus on the implementation of the Brussels agreement in terms of the judiciary and the police.
“The talks will also cover the next steps toward the constitution of the Community of Serb municipalities and definition of some future topics,” Dačić said.
The prime minister noted that there is a principled agreement that the next meeting would be held on December 13 "if necessary."
Dačić explained that the agreement was reached so as to continue the implementation of obligations envisaged in the Brussels agreement before the submission of the new report on the Belgrade-Priština dialogue Ashton should file to the EU Council of Ministers in late December.
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BELGRADE -- Parliament Speaker Nebojša Stefanović has said that he "does not know who in the government is working against the interests of the state."
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NAPLES -- Serbian Army chief-of-staff Gen. Ljubiša Diković has met with commander of NATO Allied Joint Force Command Admiral Bruce Clingan in Naples, Italy.
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BELGRADE -- The Anti-Corruption Agency has found that Tax Administration Director Ivan Simič receives two salaries - one from the state, and the other from the UNDP.
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JAGODINA -- In the implementation of the Brussels agreement on there are still still unresolved issues in the area of the police and the judiciary when, says Ivica Dačić.
utorak 3.12.2013 | 16:20 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has announced the next round of the talks between Belgrade and Priština for December 5 in Brussels.
utorak 3.12.2013 | 15:12 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić has accused former cabinet minister and URS party leader Mlađan Dinkić of being "responsible for the Vršac Vineyards affair."
utorak 3.12.2013 | 14:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Head of Serbia's team for the accession talks with the EU Tanja Miščević said in Brussels on Tuesday Serbia was ready to enter the talks.
utorak 3.12.2013 | 12:40 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule says the EC is already prepared for accession talks with Serbia, adding that they would start in January at the latest.
utorak 3.12.2013 | 12:17 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The election victory of the "Srpska" list in Serb-majority areas "proves that Serbs in the area stand by the Serbian government," says Aleksandar Vulin.
utorak 3.12.2013 | 10:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- Ban Ki-moon welcomed the peaceful conduct of the elections on Kosovo and is encouraged by the positive initial reports from international observers and UNMIK.
utorak 3.12.2013 | 09:45 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A firm decision has not yet been made at the headquarters of the European Union on the official start of negotiations with Serbia, writes a daily.
utorak 3.12.2013 | 09:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo's Central Election Commission (CEC) on Monday evening came out with the final results of the local elections in Kosovo and Metohija.
ponedeljak 2.12.2013 | 16:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Brussels is satisfied about the second round of the local elections in Kosovo passing off peacefully and awaits an official report by the European observers.
ponedeljak 2.12.2013 | 15:52 | Source: Beta, VIP | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- If Serbia meets EU's demand to withdraw its courts from Kosovo, the country will "practically recognize Kosovo as independent."
ponedeljak 2.12.2013 | 15:12 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Đurić, an adviser to the president, says that the success of the Srpska (GIS) electoral list in the Kosovo elections was "a historic victory for Serbia."
ponedeljak 2.12.2013 | 13:51 | Source: Tanjug, TV Pink | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Milivoje Mihajlović says that "the most important thing after the successful local elections in Kosovo is to form the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO)."
ponedeljak 2.12.2013 | 11:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Vice-President of the ruling Socialists (SPS) Dušan Bajatović has said that "it would not be good for Serbia" to hold early elections next year.
ponedeljak 2.12.2013 | 09:42 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Belgrade interim administration agreed on the city budget review for 2013 which prevented bankruptcy "at the last moment," Tanjug reported.
ponedeljak 2.12.2013 | 09:12 | Source: B92, Beta, RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- According to preliminary results of the Kosovo Election Commission, of the seven municipalities with Serb majority the Civil Initiative Srpska (GIS) won in six.
petak 29.11.2013 | 17:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolić talked on Friday with Karl Lamers, deputy chairman of the Defense Committee of the German parliament.
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BELGRADE -- A draft resolution on the role of Serbia’s parliament in accession negotiations with the European Union has been presented for debate in the Serbian parliament.
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PRIŠTINA -- NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove says KFOR at this point did not plan to reduce the number of its troops from Kosovo.
petak 29.11.2013 | 13:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Aleksandar Vulin has stated that the next agreement in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in Brussels "needs to be the agreement on property," Tanjug reported.
petak 29.11.2013 | 11:54 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Igor Mirović says that "if the political atmosphere heats up" early parliamentary elections, held together with local polls in Belgrade, "cannot be ruled out."
petak 29.11.2013 | 10:43 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Branko Ružić says "it was possible, and there was huge support" for the first intergovernmental conference between Serbia and the EUto be held on December 20.
petak 29.11.2013 | 10:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Albanian political parties from southern Serbia have demanded guarantees from the government that it will "honor the promises made in talks with officials."
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BELGRADE -- Serbia has been "given a signal from the EU seat" that the "green light" will be given in December for the official start of its membership negotiations.
petak 29.11.2013 | 09:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
LONDON -- British officials have backed Serbia along its path toward the EU, adviser to the Serbian president Marko Đurić has said.
četvrtak 28.11.2013 | 16:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government has designated facilities for the accommodation of asylum seekers who are currently in Obrenovac, near Belgrade.
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BELGRADE -- The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights expressed its deep concern over "the frequent inappropriate public statements of Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin."
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KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Nebojša Stefanović says Serbia's parliament and institutions "will never allow for anything that would imply Serbia's statehood in Kosovo would be trampled on."
četvrtak 28.11.2013 | 13:36 | Source: NIN | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Enlargement of the EU cannot be a top priority of Brussels at a time when the economic crisis is shaking the very foundations of the EU, says Martin Schulz.
četvrtak 28.11.2013 | 12:18 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Minister of Mining Milan Bačević says he "not a traitor," an that he is proud that there had been "no stain" in his career as professor and politician.
četvrtak 28.11.2013 | 09:25 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The most important thing is for the local elections in Kosovo to go through in peace, Prime Minister Ivica Dačić said ahead of the second round on December 2.