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24.06.2022 - 04:41 [ BalkanInsight.com ]

Western Balkans Leaders Voice Frustration over EU Summit Failure

“I believe that our friends from Skopje and Tirana deserve the start of EU talks and I believe this should happen as soon as possible, which is not a matter of request, because both countries have done everything that was asked of them,” Vucic added.

He thanked Kovacevski and Rama for their “understanding” for Serbia’s unique position in its relations to Russia and for it not aligning with the EU on sanctions against Moscow over the war in Ukraine.

24.06.2022 - 03:48 [ ZDF ]

EU-Beitrittsgespräche : Westbalkan-Gespräche stocken

Die ursprünglich nach den Beratungen angesetzte Pressekonferenz mit EU-Ratspräsident Charles Michel, dem französischen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron und EU-Kommissionschefin Ursula von der Leyen wurde aus Zeitgründen abgesagt.

11.06.2022 - 12:22 [ SerbianMonitor.com ]

European intelligence has three favourites for the position of Serbian PM

Sinisa Mali, the current finance minister and former mayor of Belgrade, is mentioned first as a possible candidate. He is one of Aleksandar Vučić’s closest associates and has been involved in several scandals – from the destruction of the Savamala quarter in Belgrade to allegedly owning 24 apartments in Bulgaria. The University of Belgrade stripped him of his doctorate after it was confirmed that he had plagiarized his thesis.

According to European intelligence, Nikola Selaković, current Minister of Foreign Affairs, also has a chance to become the new PM. He is also a loyal associate of Aleksandar Vučić…

11.06.2022 - 12:18 [ B92.net ]

Vučić with Scholz: „Scholz brought new energy and new hope“

„Scholz has brought new energy and new hope. He wants to hear everyone in the Western Balkans and wants real prospects for EU expansion which is an important, excellent message for everyone in the Western Balkans. We also talked about the fact that Serbia must progress much faster in terms of the rule of law, democracy…“, he said.

05.12.2021 - 10:26 [ Kees71 / Twitter ]

Anti-regerings protest in Belgrado. 30.000 demonstranten blokkeren de snelweg!

10.04.2021 - 22:16 [ ORF ]

Tausende bei „ökologischem Aufstand“ in Belgrad

Viel Unmut erregt auch der Bau von Kleinkraftwerken an bisher naturbelassenen Gewässern. Den Umweltschützern zufolge ziehen diese Projekte schwere ökologische Schäden nach sich. Sie würden lediglich den Geschäftsinteressen lokaler politischer Eliten dienen, meinen sie.

21.03.2021 - 09:32 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Europaweite Proteste gegen Beschränkungen

Europaweit sind bei Corona-Demonstrationen Tausende Menschen auf die Straße gegangen. Viele Regierungen hatten die Maßnahmen zur Eindämmung der Pandemie angesichts einer dritten Infektionswelle zuletzt noch einmal verschärft – zum Unmut vieler Bürger.

09.09.2020 - 18:47 [ b92 ]

The government reached decision to cease all military exercises and activities

„In the coming period, we will not participate in any exercises or military activities with NATO, the CSTO, Russia, the United States, China, the EU, the East or the West,“ said Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin.

11.07.2020 - 08:49 [ Balkan Insight / Twitter ]

Our journalists are at the front lines of tonight’s protest against the Serbian government’s handling of the #COVID19 crisis. Here’s what it looks like from their point of view:

11.07.2020 - 08:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Serbien: Demonstranten dringen in Parlament ein

Erneut hat es in Serbien gewaltsame Proteste gegen die Corona-Maßnahmen von Präsident Vucic gegeben. Am Abend drang eine Gruppe von Demonstranten in das Parlamentsgebäude ein.

10.07.2020 - 10:28 [ Balkan Insight / Twitter ]

Protesters hold a sign that reads „the earth is flat“ in reference to Serbian President Vucic’s claims that Tuesday’s violent demonstrations were incited by far-right orgs, anti-migrant extremists, fantasists who ‘believe the Earth is a flat plate’.

10.07.2020 - 10:24 [ Balkan Insight / Twitter ]

While thousands of demonstrators gather in Belgrade in front of the Serbian parliament building, many of whom are sitting to encourage calm among the crowd, two cannons were let off in the direction of the City Assembly. In response, the protesters cheered „sit down“.

09.07.2020 - 11:44 [ betabriefing.com ]

Psychologist: Public Manipulated, Crisis Headquarters Concealed the Truth

(25.06.2020)

„It is clear that we were manipulated, as well as that whether [the authorities] will tighten measures this weekend and relax measures or completely cancel them in the following month, has a lot to more to do with political interests“ than public health concerns, Trebjesanin told the latest issue of the Vreme magazine on June 25, commenting on the government’s tactics for fighting the virus.

He also said that „the experts were idealized, the famous phrase ‚that’s what the officials say‘ was used as a taboo, as if God himself had ordained it.“

09.07.2020 - 11:42 [ New York Times ]

Serbia Protests Meet Violent Response in Europe’s 1st Major Virus Unrest

He pressed ahead with a controversial general election on June 21 that most opposition parties had long planned to boycott, saying they did not want to legitimize a process that they feel is gamed in Mr. Vucic’s favor.

And to Mr. Vucic’s critics, his decision first to ease restrictions ahead of a vote that was certain to increase his power — and then reinstate them soon after — felt like he was playing politics with public health.

09.07.2020 - 10:50 [ euronews (deutsch) / Youtube ]

Proteste in Belgrad – Vucic nimmt Corona-Ausgangssperre zurück

(08.06.2020)

Nach massiven Protesten hat Serbiens Präsident Aleksandar Vucic eine von ihm angekündigte Ausgangssperre wegen der Corona-Pandemie zurückgenommen

09.07.2020 - 10:42 [ ABC News ]

Serbian leader backtracks on lockdown amid chaotic protests

(08.06.2020)

President Aleksandar Vucic backtracked on his plans to reinstate a coronavirus lockdown in Belgrade this week, but it didn’t stop people from firing flares and throwing stones while trying to storm the downtown parliament building.

09.07.2020 - 10:39 [ ibtimes.sg ]

President of Serbia Calls to Halt Protests Amid Coronavirus Fears

(08.06.2020)

The President of Serbia Aleksandar Cucic called on the demonstrators for stopping the attending anti-government protests in order to halt the further spreading of the coronavirus or COVID-19 infections.

09.07.2020 - 10:05 [ Denis Radenković / Twitter ]

The protest while triggered by the new #COVID measures, are really caused by the increasing gov authoritarianism over the years. Most recently, COVID infection numbers have been manipulated in order to gain political advantage in the GE on June 21st. #Belgrade #Serbia

Vučić did „win“ overwhelming majority of 60.71% of the parliament, but that was only 21% of the popular vote, as the elections were laregely boycoted.

09.07.2020 - 10:00 [ Denis Radenković / Twitter ]

This was a common practice back in the 90’s, when we were protesting against the Milošević regime. #belgrade #serbia

09.07.2020 - 09:31 [ Youtube ]

People attack the Serbian government (Riots)

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09.07.2020 - 09:15 [ Jorge Vásquez / Youtube ]

#ULTIMAHORA #BREAKING #Serbia

The situation is out of control in Belgrade in the parliament, after the government’s manipulation in the management of the #coronavirus.

09.07.2020 - 09:09 [ Tetova Online / Youtube ]

Violence at Belgrade protest: Police hit the young men who were sitting on a park bench

The police came with the dogs. The policeman hit the young men who were sitting on a park bench

09.07.2020 - 08:59 [ Tetova Online / Youtube ]

Massive crowd of protesters came out in Belgrade over new govt. lockdowns over the Covid-19 Serbia

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09.07.2020 - 06:55 [ ORF ]

Erneut Zusammenstöße in Belgrad

Am Dienstag hatte der Präsident eine viertägige Ausgangssperre angekündigt, die von Freitag bis Montag dauern sollte.

08.07.2020 - 08:15 [ ORF.at ]

Ausschreitungen in Belgrad bei Protesten gegen Ausgangssperre

Bei Protesten gegen eine geplante neue Coronavirus-Ausgangssperre in Serbien ist es zu Ausschreitungen gekommen. Demonstrierende warfen gestern Abend in Belgrad Steine auf Polizistinnen und Polizisten und feuerten Leuchtraketen ab, wie Fernsehbilder zeigten. Eine Gruppe Demonstrierender stürmte das Parlamentsgebäude.

29.06.2020 - 11:40 [ antikrieg.com ]

Kosovo-Anklage beweist Bill Clintons Gräueltaten im Krieg gegen Serbien

Werden die Amerikaner wieder leichtgläubig sein, wenn die politischen Entscheidungsträger in Washington und ihre Medienverbündeten das nächste Mal schwachsinnige Vorwände aushecken, um irgendein unglückliches fremdes Land in die Luft zu jagen?

28.06.2020 - 13:03 [ Daily Sabah ]

Hungary to join TurkStream gas pipeline via Serbia

The regulator approved a 10-year development plan that includes the construction of a new Serbian-Hungarian gas inter-connector, with a capacity of 6 billion cubic meters annually.

24.06.2020 - 22:08 [ National Post ]

War crimes prosecutor indicts Kosovo president Thaci

The indictment is “the result of a lengthy investigation and reflects the SPO’s (Special Prosecutor’s Office) determination that it can prove all of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” the SPO said in a statement.

13.05.2020 - 17:36 [ Tagesschau ]

tagesschau vor 20 Jahren, 08. Mai 1999

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13.05.2020 - 17:31 [ New York Times ]

In a Fatal Error, C.I.A. Picked a Bombing Target Only Once: The Chinese Embassy

(July 23, 1999)

WASHINGTON — The director of the CIA disclosed Thursday that the agency had selected just one target in the 11-week air war over Yugoslavia, and its decision led to the accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in May.

„It was the only target we nominated,“ the director, George Tenet, said at a rare public hearing of the House Intelligence Committee.

13.05.2020 - 17:25 [ AP Archive / Youtube ]

CIA DIRECTOR TESTIFYS OVER BOMBING OF CHINESE BELGRADE EMBASSY

(video from July 1999)

The C-I-A has revealed it had accurate maps and some agency employees knew the correct location of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade mistakenly bombed in May during NATO’s air campaign against Yugoslavia.

The C-I-A Director George Tenet made the announcement on Thursday while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington D-C.

13.05.2020 - 17:20 [ Tagesschau.de ]

tagesschau vor 20 Jahren, 21. April 1999

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13.05.2020 - 17:17 [ CNN ]

Missiles slam into central Belgrade

(April 20, 1999
Web posted at: 10:35 p.m. EDT)

At least two cruise missiles struck the building believed to belong to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s ruling Socialist Party, CNN’s Brent Sadler reported from the scene.

Flames were pouring out of the upper floors of the building, which is about 15 stories tall, and the ground level was also engulfed in fire.

13.05.2020 - 17:06 [ Tagesschau.de ]

tagesschau vor 20 Jahren, 05. April 1999

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13.05.2020 - 17:05 [ BBC ]

Cruise missiles blast Belgrade

(Monday, April 5, 1999)

Nato spokesman Jamie Shea said it was „a very successful and extensive night of operations.“

In an interview with BBC World, he said a change in the weather enabled Nato to step up its activities against infrastructure targets, and against Yugoslav ground deployments in Kosovo itself.

13.05.2020 - 17:04 [ CNN ]

Cruise missiles strike Belgrade again

(April 4, 1999)

At about 4:35 a.m. Sunday Belgrade time (9:35 p.m. EST) Belgrade was rocked by a large explosion.

CNN reporters saw a fireball and an orange glow which lit up the sky.

13.05.2020 - 16:50 [ Tagesschau ]

tagesschau vor 20 Jahren, 25. März 1999

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13.05.2020 - 16:44 [ Sydney Morning Herald ]

From the Archives, 1999: NATO launches air strikes against Yugoslavia

First published The Age on March 25, 1999

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NATO chief Javier Solana ordered attacks against Yugoslavia after President Milosevic rebuffed a last-ditch peace offer and revved up his war machine by declaring a state of emergency — the first since World War II.

„We must stop an authoritarian regime from repressing its people In Europe at the end of the 20th century. We have a moral duty to do so. The responsibility is on our shoulders and we will fulfil it,“ Mr Solana said in Brussels.

13.05.2020 - 14:26 [ MediaMonitors.net ]

Sorting Through the Lies of the Racak Massacre and other Myths of Kosovo

(February 15, 2001)

There was the ethnic cleansing. The atrocities. The refugees chased out of Kosovo by the Serb army. The mass graves. The heaps of bodies tossed into vats of sulphuric acid at the Trepca mines.

NATO spokesman Jamie Shea said there were 100,000 Kosovars unaccounted for.

Remember?

If you’re like most people, you have at least a vague recollection of something that seemed to approach a modern-day Holocaust.

Problem is, none of it happened.

13.05.2020 - 14:20 [ WSWS.org ]

What really has happened in Kosovo

(14 May 1999)

In the US-NATO assault on Yugoslavia, accusations of genocide in Kosovo play the same role in the propaganda war as cruise missiles and cluster bombs in the air war. The claims that Serbian troops and paramilitary forces are slaughtering thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of Kosovar Albanians, the comparisons of Slobodan Milosevic to Adolf Hitler, the invocation of the Holocaust–all these serve as weapons, if not to convince, at least to intimidate public opinion.

The purpose of this propaganda, whose tone has been set by the White House, is to block any critical thought or even serious reflection on the part of the American people about the mushrooming conflict in the Balkans.

13.05.2020 - 14:06 [ Historic.ly / Twitter ]

Who remembers Joe Biden wanting to bomb Serbia?

13.05.2020 - 14:03 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Monumental stupidity of online smear artists in action: Last night I RT’d a simple tweet with a 2-minute video of Biden angrily demanding massive bombing of Belgrade: seems relevant to know for a presidential candidate. ?‍♂️ Now I’m a Milosevic apologist, war crimes denier, etc.

12.05.2020 - 23:19 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Die „Politik der Großzügigkeit“

Hinzu kommt, dass die handelspolitische Fixierung der Westbalkanstaaten auf die EU mit höchst ungleichen Beziehungen verknüpft ist; so haben die betreffenden Länder von 2008 bis 2018 ein Handelsdefizit von rund 100 Milliarden Euro gegenüber der Union angehäuft.

17.03.2020 - 22:46 [ CGTN / Twitter ]

China sends first batch of medical aid to #Serbia; 1,000 #COVID2019 rapid test kits arrived in Belgrade on Sunday. Serbian President @avucic Aleksandar Vucic’s video on „China was the only country that would help“ went viral and received a big thumbs up from Chinese netizens.

17.10.2019 - 04:45 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Kollateralschäden im Führungskampf

So hat US-Präsident Donald Trump den US-Botschafter in Deutschland, Richard Grenell, zum neuen US-Sondergesandten für Serbien und das Kosovo ernannt. Grenell soll in die Gespräche zwischen Belgrad und der von ihm abgespaltenen serbischen Südprovinz neuen Schwung bringen.

14.07.2019 - 14:08 [ Xinhuanet ]

China, Hungary vow to deepen cooperation, boost ties

The two countries have been actively pushing forward the joint building of the Belt and Road, with stable progress being made in the construction of Hungary-Serbia railway project, said Orban.

Noting this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, the Hungarian president said his country is willing to work with China to carry forward the traditional friendship, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and promote new progress in bilateral ties, China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) cooperation as well as in China-Europe relations.

30.05.2019 - 10:09 [ nspm.rs ]

The Balkans XX years after NATO aggression: the case of the Republic of Srpska – past, present and future

(16.04.2019)

Serbs have never in their history attacked or otherwise imperiled any NATO member country – nor did the Republic of Srpska present any threat to world peace and safety as it has been presented by Western media and self-proclaimed experts at the time i.e. in decades of satanization of Serbs as a people.The real explanation is that after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Warsaw pact NATO set its new goal i.e., to spread to the East. This is how NATO transformed itself into a political expansionist organization.

30.05.2019 - 09:47 [ Junge Welt ]

Großangelegte Razzia mit Schießereien und Verletzten in Nordkosovo. Serbien versetzt Armee in Gefechtsbereitschaft

Knapp zwei Dutzend Menschen seien bis zum Mittag festgenommen worden. Kosovarische Medien berichteten, mehrere Beamte seien bei Schießereien verletzt worden. Unter den Festgenommenen soll sich auch der Polizeichef der Gemeinde Zubin Potok befinden; dort hätten zudem Anwohner Barrikaden errichtet.

30.05.2019 - 09:23 [ b92 ]

„Serbia ready to protect Serb people in Kosovo“

He recalled that Belgrade had information that this would happen, and on 17 May informed the local and international public and representatives of the EU that the Albanians were preparing the arrest of dozens of people in the north of Kosovo under the pretext of fighting organised crime and corruption, which will cause great anxiety and fear among the Serbs.

30.05.2019 - 09:19 [ b92 ]

KFOR reacts: We don’t interfere

According to him, it is a police action of the kind that also took place on in the past, so KFOR „only monitors the situation.“

He also commented on the stance of Serbian officials that KFOR should do something about the action of Kosovo special forces. „This has been discussed earlier, we do not interfere with police actions, until we are asked to intervene,“ Grasso said.

30.05.2019 - 09:17 [ b92 (Serbien) ]

Sloppy work: Pristina special forces lose confidential docs

The newspaper’s sources said that local citizens found these documents, which also contain photographs and personal data of Serbs who were the target of the Albanian strike against Kosovska Mitrovica, Leposavic, anf Zubin Potok yesterday.

30.05.2019 - 09:02 [ Valerie Hopkins ‏/ Twitter ]

At a Press conf today w EU delegation head ⁦@FabriziSem,⁩ Serbian PM Brnabić says that Serbia is “rational,” while Kosovo Albanians “literally just emerged from the woods…for them it is all the same whether there is war or not, and that scares me.”

30.05.2019 - 09:01 [ TRT World Now ‏/ Twitter ]

DEVELOPING: Serbia orders its troops to full alert after reports that Kosovo police entered Serb-populated regions of the former Serbian province

(28.05.2019)

21.05.2019 - 14:22 [ ORF ]

Serbien führt lebenslang ohne Berufungsmöglichkeit ein

Zwar untersage die Menschenrechtskonvention eine lebenslange Freiheitsstrafe nicht, doch müsse im Gesetz auch die Möglichkeit auf Freilassung von Verurteilten und Berufung gegen das Urteil bestehen, meinte sie. Auch in serbischen Juristenkreisen wurde der Gesetzesentwurf aus denselben Gründen heftig kritisiert.

15.05.2019 - 14:24 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Vor neuen Konfrontationen (II)

Macrons Gegenwehr gegen die deutsche Dominanz betrifft nicht nur die Europa-, sondern auch die klassische Außenpolitik. So hat die französische Regierung am 30. April eine neue Südosteuropastrategie angekündigt, die neue Aktivitäten vor allem in den sechs Ländern der Region, die nicht der EU angehören [4], mit sich bringen soll. Vorgesehen ist nicht nur der Ausbau der politischen, sondern auch der ökonomischen Beziehungen; Paris stellt unter anderem Entwicklungsmittel in Höhe von zunächst 100 bis 150 Millionen Euro bereit. Vor allem die Militärkooperation soll intensiviert werden: Geplant ist neben einer verstärkten Ausbildung südosteuropäischer Offiziere in Frankreich auch eine zunehmende Einbindung von Soldaten der Region in französische Militäreinsätze. Bereits im Februar unterschrieb die damalige französische Europaministerin Nathalie Loiseaux bei einem Besuch in Serbien detaillierte Vereinbarungen zur engeren wirtschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit.

04.04.2019 - 18:25 [ junge Welt ]

Bomben nachdrucken

Zum 20. Jahrestag des NATO-Angriffskrieges gegen Jugoslawien hielten sich die deutschen Medien von Taz bis FAZ, die den Bombardements 1999 noch Beifall zollten, an den von John Cleese 1975 einem britischen Hotelier in den Mund gelegten Grundsatz gegenüber deutschen Gästen: »Bitte den Krieg nicht erwähnen.«

07.03.2019 - 16:36 [ Alexander Neu / Junge Welt ]

Der Westen schuf sich in Jugoslawien seine eigenen Regeln und brach die Charta der Vereinten Nationen

Bereits 1991/92 wurde das Völkerrecht, hier das in der UN-Charta und von der UN-Vollversammlung (»Erklärung über die Grundsätze des Völkerrechts betreffend freundschaftliche Beziehungen und Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Staaten im Einklang mit der Charta der Vereinten Nationen«) verbriefte Recht der Souveränität, der territorialen Integrität und des Schutzes vor Einmischung in innere Angelegenheiten, gebrochen. Die diplomatische Anerkennung der jugoslawischen Republiken Slowenien, Kroatien und Bosnien-Herzegowina – nicht das serbische Kosovo – stellt die Zäsur dar.

27.01.2019 - 07:44 [ ORF.at ]

Achter Protest in Belgrad gegen Vucic und für Medienfreiheit

An den Protesten, die landesweit mittlerweile rund 20 Städte erreicht haben, nehmen auch Oppositionspolitiker und Oppositionspolitikerinnen teil, allerdings haben sie von den Organisatoren bisher nie die Gelegenheit bekommen, sich an die Demonstrierenden zu wenden. Bei der Kundgebung in Belgrad vorige Woche waren die Oppositionsparteien aufgefordert worden, den Demonstranten und Demonstrantinnen ihre Pläne für eine „gesunde Staatsverwaltung“ zu präsentieren.

04.10.2018 - 16:38 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Aus den Einsatzgebieten der Bundeswehr (I)

Zum Erfolg gebracht haben es lediglich Personen, denen vorgeworfen wird – unter anderem vom Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) -, Köpfe der Organisierten Kriminalität zu sein sowie Verantwortung für schwerste Kriegsverbrechen im Krieg des Jahres 1999 zu tragen…

Dazu haben die kosovarischen Truppen bereits Material und Fahrzeuge von der Bundeswehr erhalten, zuletzt 44 Fahrzeuge des Typs Wolf. Die KSF wiederum führen inzwischen gemeinsame Kriegsübungen mit der NATO durch: Während die Bevölkerung ohne jede Entwicklungsperspektive darbt, gedeiht nach fast 20 Jahren Besatzung auch durch die Bundeswehr lediglich eines – die Militärkooperation.

31.05.2018 - 08:03 [ Sputnik ]

Kosovo öffnet Grenze zu Albanien

Obwohl mehr als die Hälfte der 192 UN-Nationen die abtrünnige südserbische Provinz Kosovo als unabhängigen Staat anerkannt haben, verpflichtet die Resolution 1244 des UN-Sicherheitsrates alle UN-Mitgliedsstaaten zur Wahrung der „Souveränität und Integrität der Bundesrepublik Jugoslawien“, deren Rechtsnachfolger Serbien ist.