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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 7, 2022

By   9 hours ago

• Police remove illegal cameras in Serb-majority Shterpce (media)
• Wanted Serb businessman ‘must be arrested’ if return to Kosovo confirmed (BIRN)
• Serbian List reacts to Radoicic’s video, LVV MP’s remarks (Koha)
• Have Serbian President’s Kosovo warnings ever come true? (BIRN)
• Kosovo PM Kurti meets former U.S. State Secretary Pompeo (media)
• Kosovo Assembly to discuss lack of visa liberalisation decision (Kallxo)
• Gervalla-Schwarz: Nothing can stop institutional reform (media)
• Osmani: Increasing trend of cases of sexual violence is concerning (Zeri)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 6, 2022

By   1 day ago

• UK envoy Peach expresses willingness to assist in the dialogue process (media)
• Kurti meets Dendias, emphasizes the need for visa liberalisation (media)
• Kosovo government says Cyprus supports visa liberalisation (media)
• Milan Radojcic announces return to Kosovo (media)
• Von Carmon calls for immediate liberalisation of visas for Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• U.S. pollster shows Kurti as most trusted leader, followed by Osmani (media)
• Analysis: Kosovo and Albania, history of agreements but non-implementation (Exit)
• Krypometer to verify facts of publications on Facebook and Instagrm (Kallxo)
• University of Prishtina counts on authorities’ help on disputed property (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 5, 2022

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• Kosovo introduces a set of new sanctions against Russia, Belarus (media)
• Kosovo Government adopts new draft security strategy (media)
• Strategy identifies Serbia’s territorial claims as main security challenges (Koha)
• Mehaj hails adoption of draft security strategy (media)
• Bilek: Dialogue and visa liberalisation, two separate issues (RTK)
• Osmani awards presidential medal to Slovenian peacekeeping troops (media)
• Deputy minister, Veshall, dismissed from post (media)
• Constitutional Court finds chief prosecutor nomination dispute, inadmissible (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 4, 2022

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• In Serbian, Kurti calls for replacement of license plates (media)
• Janjic: Intimidation ahead of accepting Kosovo’s decision, part of Serbia’s model (Koha)
• Kurti congratulates U.S. Independence Day (media)
• Osmani travels for an official visit to Slovenia (media)
• “Finland supports Kosovo’s CoE membership, visa liberalisation” (Telegrafi)
• Former KFOR Commander says there are many dangers in the region (Nacionale)
• Kosovo Government has not yet sent offer to KLA veterans (KP)
• Former PDK MP accused of causing bodily harm to two police officers in Skenderaj (media)
• Foreign Office to pay £423,000 to whistleblowing lawyer who lost job (The Guardian)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 1, 2022

By   6 days ago

• President Osmani: International should be vocal on all matters (Koha)
• Quint, EU were aware of decision on reciprocity (Koha)
• EU spokesperson: Kosovo has the right to remove KM license plates (media)
• Lajcak: “A new situation” in relations between Kosovo and Serbia (RFE)
• Abazi on Vucic: Warning that electricity in north won’t be paid (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo receives confirmation on EU: No need for new roadmap (media)
• Kurti: Never promised fixed date for visa liberalisation (KP/Euronews Albania)
• Kurti: Kosovo will apply for status of EU candidate country this year (media)
• President Osmani meets U.S. Ambassador Hovenier (media)
• ‘New Wave’ of COVID Surges Again in Central, Southeast Europe (BIRN)
• Poor help to the poor (Kosovo 2.0)
• Macron: Compromise found on membership talks for North Macedonia (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 30, 2022

By   1 week ago

• PM Kurti publishes decisions on license plates and ID cards (RTK)
• Kusari-Lila on government decisions: Credibility state is growing (Indeksonline)
• Vucic accuses Pristina of preparing assault on Serb-majority area (Euractiv)
• Osmani: Invitation for Finland and Sweden to join NATO, historic (RTK)
• Mehaj: Kosovo needs NATO and NATO needs Kosovo (Ekonomia Online)
• Lajcak after meeting with Rakic: We talked about the dialogue process (media)
• U.S. Ambassador Hovenier interview with Klan Kosova
• Rama: I asked for Kosovo to be invited to Partnership for Peace (media)
• Italy supports visa liberalization for Kosovo (media)
• Unpaid bills and a mounting debt (Kosovo 2.0)
• EBRD, EU, Raiffeisen to support greener leasing in Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 29, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Prime Minister Kurti meets Quint ambassadors, discuss dialogue (media)
• Lajcak: Serbia considers Association most important point in dialogue (Kallxo)
• Lajcak to give press conference at end of his Kosovo visit (media)
• Kosovars fume at new delay in accessing EU visa-free travel (AP)
• Kurti meets Davenport, discusses respect for minority rights (media)
• The European Commission confirms – there is no new visa roadmap (RTK)
• Coordinator for establishment of Sovereign Fund is appointed (RTK)
• Minister Haxhiu admits she is being hindered in the Vetting process (media)
• Kosovo police arrest Serb for ‘inciting hatred’ after battle commemoration (BIRN)
• Kosovo dancers feel out of step with neglectful governments (BIRN)
• “Let’s light up the Balkans” (Kosovo 2.0)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Report, June 28, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Kurti: I won’t allow a second Serbian Republic in Kosovo (media)
• Lajcak begins Kosovo visit, meets Prime Minister Kurti (media)
• Lajcak: Resolving fate of more than 1600 missing is urgent (media)
• Osmani strongly condemns Russian attack on Ukrainian civilians (RTK)
• Várhelyi points out reason for delay in visa liberalization for Kosovo (RTK)
• Government preparing plan to unilaterally resolve license plates issue (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo arrest of war crime suspect angers Serbia (BIRN)
• US Ambassador to Montenegro: In Open Balkans, there is no footnote (VOA)
• Serbs celebrate St. Vitus’ Day today; police undertake security measures (RTK)
• Special Court goes on summer vacation for two and a half months (Reporteri)
• Balkan football hooliganism linked to politics, organised crime – report (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 27, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Lajcak to meet Kurti and opposition leaders during his visit today (media)
• Svecla: No Kosovar is fighting in Ukraine (euronews.al)
• “No room for disappointment; visa liberalization was never closer” (Koha)
• Kurti meets mayors; discuss rule of law and respect for human rights (media)
• President Osmani visits Thailand (media)
• ERO licenses Serbian electricity supplier in north Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)
• EU has finally buried Balkan dreams of membership (BIRN)
• Croatian MEP appointed Rapporteur on new EU Enlargement Strategy (media)
• Online learning in Kosovo left kids and parents frustrated (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 24, 2022

By   2 weeks ago

• Western Balkans Leaders Voice Frustration over EU Summit Failure (BIRN)
• Borrell: There might be a high-level meeting in late June (Zeri)
• Palokaj: Visa liberalization in autumn or by the end of the year (Koha)
• Bajrami: Long but eventful and ultimately very good day (media)
• “Kosovo should apply for EU candidate status this year” (Koha)
• Bislimi: Next week we’ll decide how to address issue of license plates (media)
• Explosive device thrown at “Elektrokosmet” facility in the north (Kosovapress)
• Serbia’s Lone Albanian MP Fights Fourth Time for Seat (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 7, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 7, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Railway line with Albania, MCC programme, two capital projects (media)
    • Elektrosever violates deadlines set by the energy agreement (Radio Free Europe)
    • Assembly fails to review draft laws due to lack of quorum (Kallxo)
    • Kosovo approves fourth COVID-19 shot for over 60s (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Municipality of Strpce: There is no question of espionage, illegal cameras, and structures (KiM radio)
    • Vucic: Serbia will not impose sanctions on Russia or recognize Kosovo (N1)
    • Edi Rama: Serbia will have to recognize Kosovo and get rid of the burden (NMagazin, Danas)
    • Office for KiM: “ROSU raided school, post office, TV Hertz, Provisional Authority, pressure on Serbs to leave their homes” (KoSSev, RTS, Blic)
    • Supreme Commander of NATO Naval Forces and COM KFOR visit Decani Monastery (KoSSev)
    • Northern Kosovo residents on Pristina’s request to change licence plates (KoSSev)
    • Lajcak: We prepare Vucic-Kurti meeting for July (Tanjug)
    • Vucic, Bom Jesus discuss advancement of cooperation (Tanjug)
    • Cyprus Ambassador: Relations between Cyprus and Serbia founded on a firm friendship (RTS)

    International:

    • Kosovo Police Remove Surveillance Cameras in Mainly Serb Town (Balkan Insight)
    • North Macedonia Arrests Armed Man at Ethnic Scuffle in Capital (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Risk of insufficient wheat supply in Kosovo (RFE)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 6, 2022

    By   1 day ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Kosovo tomorrow (media)
    • EP: Independence of Kosovo irreversible, visas to be liberalised (RTK)
    • Von Cramon on Kosovo’s application at EU: It is not the right time (Reporteri)
    • Arrest warrant against Radojicic “still in force” (RFE)
    • Musliu: Radojicic’s threat, Vucic’s new card in Putin’s hybrid war (Kosovapress)
    • Maliqi on Radojicic return: Escalatory move by Belgrade (media)
    • Kurti appoints new deputy minister of culture (media)
    • Europa Nostra representatives meet KFOR Commander Kajari (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic on Radoicic’s arrival in Kosovo, meeting with Kurti, EP resolution (KoSSev)
    • The EP adopted a resolution on Serbia: Rule of law, Kosovo, and sanctions against Russia (N1)
    • EP Report on Kosovo: ZSO to be established, visa liberalisation granted (Kosovo-online, media)
    • Petkovic: Pristina wants to halt talks on missing persons (Tanjug, media)
    • Visoki Decani: Role of KFOR crucial in protecting monastery (N1, SRNA)
    • “Anniversary of KLA crime near Pec in 1998, no one was held accountable for” (BETA, N1)
    • Selakovic: Serbia has strong leadership, preconditions for maintaining peace (Tanjug)
    • Nova.rs: Serbia no longer in focus of EU attention (N1)
    • Hill: Americans and Serbs have the same trait, they do not like to be told what to do (N1, Danas)
    • MEPs say Serbia cannot move forward to EU without imposing sanctions on Russia (N1, Hina)
    • Radoicic recorded a video message, also: “I’m back” (KiM radio)
    • Rada Trajkovic on Radoicic’s video address (Danas)
    • Crnac and Belo Brdo miners ended their protest (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Environmentalists Protest Sunny Hill’s Return to Pristina’s Germia Park (BIRN)
    • Dozens of Police Hurt in North Macedonia Protests Over EU Deal (Bloomberg)
    • EU Kosovo Mission ‘Unaffected’ by UK Payout to Whistleblower (Balkan Insight)
    • EU enlargement: Parliament takes stock of developments in the Western Balkans (europarl.europa.eu)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kosovo with good legislation on languages, implementation remains a challenge (KP)
    • Murtezi: Over 64,000 persons employed in the last three years in Kosovo (Telegrafi)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 5, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 5, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti to participate at a Round Table with the Government of Greece (media)
    • Peach: Euro-Atlantic journey is the right path for Western Balkans (Express/Klan)
    • Osmani continues meetings in Slovenia, focusing on intensification of parliamentary diplomacy (media)
    • Kurti in Athens: EU is the solution for the Western Balkans (media)
    • Rizvanolli: Kosovo to save at least €15 mill annually through MCC agreement (media)
    • Kosovo Assembly criticised for lack of quorum sessions (KP/Telegrafi)
    • UNDP report: Level of satisfaction with prime minister’s work decreases (Telegrafi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Starovic: Stano’s support for Albin Kurti incomprehensible and has no basis in the agreement (Radio Mitrovica sever, RTS, Tanjug)
    • Drecun: Pristina jeopardising dialogue, Vucic-Kurti meeting (Tanjug)
    • Petkovic: International community to force Pristina establish ZSO (RTS)
    • Report says Serbian media landscape heavily polarized (N1)
    • Grbovic: “I would like to hear Kurti say, in any language, he will respect court decision on Visoki Decani Monastery land” (Danas)
    • The miners of Crnac and Belo Brdo started a strike yesterday (KoSSev)
    • Dacic: Serbia to get new parliament by end of July (Tanjug)
    • Final results of Serbian parliamentary elections released (Tanjug)
    • Vucic: Visit to UAE to strengthen friendship between two nations (Tanjug)

    Opinion:

    • Lazarevic: Kurti cannot be a “Serbian cup of tea” in the North (Danas, KoSSev)
    • Ognjen Gogic: Kurti addresses the Serbs in Serbian, after Vetevendosje presented northern Kosovo as a spoils (Danas, KoSSev)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Detainees clean Muslim cemetery in Mitrovica North, restore St. Sava Church doors in South (KoSSev)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 4, 2022

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Osmani: Slovenia is a longstanding supporter of Kosovo people (media)
    • Osmani and Konjufca congratulate U.S. on 4 July (media)
    • Finnish Minister: We might see visa liberalization results in autumn (media)
    • Ireland too supports visa liberalisation for Kosovo (Ekonomia Online)
    • Trendafilova responds sharply to Konjufca’s criticism of the Specialist Chambers (Nacionale)
    • Lushtaku hands himself over to police following warrant issuance (media)
    • MCC Board approves $202 million grant to improve Kosovo’s energy sector (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic congratulated the USA on Independence Day (RTS)
    • Dacic: Serbia’s position on war in Ukraine clear from day one (FoNet, N1)
    • RFE: Belgrade forbids vacations for Kosovo Serbs (N1)
    • Petkovic: Serbian licence plates in Kosovo and Metohija are not illegal but the non-compliance with the agreement (RTS, Twitter)
    • LVV publishes a video boasting of how Kurti integrated the north after 20 years (KoSSev)
    • Stojanovic: The government in Pristina radical; the government in Belgrade scares the Kosovo Serbs (KoSSev, Radio Gorazdevac)
    • Female volleyball players from Bulgaria, North Macedonia and central Serbia banned from entering Kosovo (Radio KIM)
    • Kajari with Bishop Teodosije on situation in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic thanked Vatican for respecting territorial integrity of Serbia (Kosovo Online)
    • Vulin with Greek Ambassador, thanked him for non-recognition of Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • Hill: It is difficult to compare the Milosevic and Vucic’s regimes (KiM radio, Danas, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Tadic: West’s double standards for Serbia and Ukraine (Boston Herald, N1)
    • “To save NATO, destroy it” (Politico)

    International:

    • Week in Review: The End of an Era? (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 1, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 1, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti welcomes EC declaration that Kosovo fulfils conditions for liberalisation (RTK)
    • Kurti: Belgrade warning to walk out from dialogue, scared someone in Brussels (media)
    • PDK sends the Law on the KPC to the Constitutional Court (Koha)
    • Miftaraj: Sending KPC law to Constitutional Court, regrettable (Nacionale)
    • Kurti: Missing persons are priority of my government (media)
    • The Assembly establishes an ad-hoc commission for electoral reform in Kosovo (Klan)
    • Kurti: It was not unusual for me as a child wto hear and speak another language (media)
    • Czech Republic presents priorities during leadership with Council of the EU (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Stano reads and extracts only what suits him from the agreement, says Petkovic (TV Pink, Kosovo Online)
    • Brnabic: Pristina’s decision puts Serbia in complex situation (Tanjug)
    • EU envoy Lajcak discusses Kosovo, integration with opposition in Belgrade (N1)
    • IFIMES: Latest Pristina’s acts do not contribute to normalisation of relations with Belgrade (Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic: The Brussels Agreement, an international legal agreement; Hrnjaz: The Constitutional Court disagrees (KoSSev)
    • Manojlovic (DS): ”The fate of Milorad Djokovic from Pec is the fate of our people in Kosovo and Metohija” (Danas, NMagazin, KiM radio)
    • Hill: US wants to friends and partners with Serbia (N1)
    • The results of the Serbian parliamentary elections possible next week; the Assembly and the Government in August and November the latest (Danas)
    • Nikola Nedeljkovic rendered one-month detention (Radio KIM)

    International:

    • Albanian Coalition Tipped to Win Contested Seat in Serbian Parliament (Balkan Insight)
    • The war in Ukraine and gas in the Western Balkans (atlanticcouncil.org)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 30, 2022

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • President Osmani’s interview with Kosovapress
    • Lajcak: Prishtina’s decision has changed the situation (media)
    • “Decision to issue provisional ID documents in line with 2011 agreement” (Nacionale)
    • Prime Minister Kurti meets AAK representative, discuss vetting (Gazeta Express)
    • Arifi criticises Lajcak: Double standard has a name, it is the EU (RTK)
    • Ukrainian journalist interview with Telegrafi

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Lajcak: Pristina’s decision changed the topics; we must not allow a crisis to occur (N1)
    • Dacic and Lajcak: Dialogue and compromise the only way for an agreement between Belgrade and Pristina (Beta, N1)
    • Petkovic met Lajcak: Serbs from Kosovo will not allow them to be persecuted (Kosovo Online)
    • Petkovic on Pristina’s decision: A direct blow to all Serbs south and north of the Ibar (RTS)
    • Vucic: Pristina preparing assault on north Kosovo (N1)
    • Brnabic: Vucic explained ‘essence of hypocrisy’ we endure every day (N1)
    • Musliu: “Kosovo government sacrifices Albanians from Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja by introducing measures against Serbia” (Kosovo Online, bujanovacke)
    • Demostat: Third of Serbians want to join EU (N1)
    • NATO says Western Balkans of strategic importance (N1)
    • Kosovo gave up on joining Interpol this year (Kosovo online, Novosti)
    • Selakovic thanks Vatican for its stance on Kosovo issue (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • Rakocevic: We have been living these “Storms” for 20 years, we have been pushed into the ghetto (N1)
    • Radosavljevic: Vucic threatening with war and “Storm” to hide the sale of land (Beta)

    International:

    • Kosovo Move in Car Plates Row Aims to ‘Expel Serbs’ – Vucic (BIRN)
    • Why Albania’s Edi Rama ‘Misses’ Thaci’s Presence in Kosovo (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 29, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 29, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Lajcak: We’re working to have Kurti-Vucic meeting before summer break (media)
    • Kurti: We have met the criteria; Svecla travels to Brussels for visas in 48 hours (EO)
    • Osmani received the EU Special Representative for Dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak (media)
    • Visit of Specialized Chambers President postponed (Koha)
    • PDK leader: I hope for a favourable decision on visa liberalisation by end of year (EO)
    • 70% of respondents of poll in Kosovo, Serbia unsatisfied with EU role in dialogue (Koha)
    • Krasniqi after meeting Kurti: PDK proposed Vetting years ago (media)
    • KIA reports to Assembly Committee, situation in Northern municipalities, fragile (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Lajcak in Mitrovica North with Rakic and mayors (Kosovo Online)
    • Ministry of Communities and Returns: CSM (ZSO), the only way to improve the position of Serbs (Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • “Djokovic knows nothing about crime he is accused of” (Radio KIM)
    • Vejvoda: Serbia cannot maintain neutrality (KiM radio, FoNet, TV Insajder)
    • Turkey has agreed to support Finnish and Swedish NATO membership bids (N1, CNN)
    • NATO summit in Madrid: USA announces increased presence in the Balkans (Kosovo Online, Klix.ba)
    • Filipovic: I am waiting call from court regarding young man arrested at Gazimestan (Kosovo Online)
    • Dveri Movement demands immediate release of man arrested yesterday at Gazimestan (Radio KIM)
    • Brnabic: Independent position is difficult, but best (N1)

    International:

    • Albania Proposes Controversial Amnesty for Undeclared Assets (BIRN)
    • ‘Montenegro has Wasted a Decade Delaying EU Reforms’ (BIRN)
    • Fleeing Putin’s War, Russians Confront Pro-Kremlin Feeling in Serbia (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 28, 2022

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • PDK leader meets Lajcak; dialogue to end with mutual recognition (Telegrafi)
    • Haradinaj after meeting Lajcak: U.S. involvement in dialogue is needed (media)
    • Abdxhiku meets Lajcak, discuss dialogue and visas (media)
    • Haxhiu: First efforts for meeting opposition leaders on vetting, very soon (Kosovapress)
    • Serbian Church leader: In our birthplace here; we’re brothers with Albanians (Express)
    • KLI: The Specialist Chambers work followed by serious irregularities (media)
    • New visa roadmap, EU’s attempt to ‘buy time’ (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Patriarch Porfirije on Vidovdan: “In Kosovo and Metohija we are in our own place, called to be brothers to Albanians” (media)
    • Lajcak in Belgrade from June 29 to July 1 (media)
    • Petkovic calls on Lajcak to address Kosovo entry bans issue (Tanjug, media)
    • Kosovo police arrest war crimes suspect; KiM Office: Intimidation (Beta, N1)
    • Kosovo police searched premises of Pec Interim Authority in Gorazdevac (Radio KIM)
    • US Ambassador calls Serbia to align with EU policies (N1)
    • Selakovic thanks President of Romania for support on Kosovo issue (Kosovo Online)
    • Giaufret: We want Serbia to demonstrate EU values (N1)
    • Vucic, Hill discuss geopolitical situation, investments, Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (N1, Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • It’s Time Bosnia Looked Beyond EU Membership (BIRN)

    International:

    • ‘I Love 3D’: Albanian PM’s Promises Glitter – Realisation Falls Short (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 27, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 27, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Haxhiu: We need to be united for reforms in judiciary (Ekonomia Online/Koha)
    • Tahiri: Not enough for Lajcak to feel bad about lack of visa liberalisation (Telegrafi)
    • President Osmani meets with President of Singapore Halimah Yacob (media)
    • Supreme Court chief denies political pressure in case of new energy fees (Kosovapress)
    • Serbian reporter talks about Serbia’s crimes in Kosovo (Telegrafi)
    • Kostilnik: Reaching a final Kosovo-Serbia agreement is urgent (Kosovapress)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic on Serbia’s membership in the EU: Everything depends on the geopolitical situation (RTS)
    • Director of the Office for IT and e-government not allowed to cross Jarinje (RTS, Tanjug)
    • New construction near Gazimestan Monument (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic, Donfreid discuss bilateral relations, EU integration, Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (N1)
    • Kalin: Turkiye will not impose sanctions on Russia (Kosovo-online)
    • Leader of opposition initiative from Mitrovica North invites Lajcak for meeting (Danas)
    • Fatherland: Facilities were relinquished to Pristina (Jugpress)

    International:

    • Total foreign remittances to Kosovo up 5.4% y/y in Jan-Apr (seenews.com)
    • How Turkey’s Extremist ‘Grey Wolves’ Built a Cell in Bosnia (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 24, 2022

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Interior Minister accuses Serb parallel structures of Elektrokosmet attack (Klan Kosova)
    • Lajcak sides with Western Balkans; “this generates disappointment” (Gazeta Express)
    • President of Specialist Chambers to visit Kosovo on July 4 (media)
    • President Osmani on working visits to Thailand and Singapore (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • EU Council calls for faster accession of Western Balkans (N1)
    • Brussels: War in Ukraine puts EU enlargement front and center (N1)
    • Vucic at the Summit: Strong pressure over Russia and Ukraine (Beta, N1)
    • Vucic met leaders of France, Austria in Brussels (N1, Beta)
    • No consensus on Kosovo’s accession to NATO (Politika, Tanjug)
    • Patriarch Porfirije in Gazimestan on Vidovdan (Tanjug)
    • Ilic: ”Belgrade and Pristina energy agreement a solution to problems of electricity supply in the north of the province” (Danas, FoNet, Insajder TV)
    • Bulgarian MFA: Rama to adapt vocabulary for politician from an EU candidate country; Rama replies (Kosovo Online)
    • Bulgaria lifts the veto on North Macedonia (Tanjug, B92, RTS, N1)
    • Rakic: Members of the Egyptian community are an important part of Kosovo society (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • What Will the Serbia-Kosovo Energy Deal Achieve? (Balkan Insight)
    • Police Probe Explosion at Electricity Distributor in North Kosovo (BIRN)
    • Serbian Security Officials’ War Crime Verdict Set for 2023 (BIRN)
    • EU awards Ukraine and Moldova candidate status (BBC)
    • Greece is Proposing 2033 as the Deadline for the Western Balkans to Join the EU (novinite.com)

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