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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 1

By   9 hours ago

• Covid-19: 13 new cases in last 24 hours (media)
• Kosovo authorities ease coronavirus measures (media)
• Kosovo government supplements reciprocity towards Serbia (media)
• Kurti: Denying Kosovo reciprocity is denying its sovereignty rights (media)
• Lajcak criticizes Kosovo’s move to expand reciprocity measures (media)
• Osmani supports recently-expanded reciprocity measures (media)
• Thaci: Kurti risking everything achieved in two decades (media)
• Hoti: The new government will eliminate every obstacle to dialogue (media)
• Veseli: Reciprocity measures, part of Kurti’s deceitful mentality (media)
• Names of ministers expected to be appointed to Hoti-led govt (Koha)
• UNDP publishes latest Public Pulse poll (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 30

By   2 days ago

• Borrell: EU prefers current borders between Kosovo and Serbia (RFE)
• 12 new cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours (media)
• Survey: Citizens satisfied with Osmani and Kurti’s work (media)
• CDHRF calls on all parties to respect Court’s decision (media)
• National Security Council supports Grenell’s position (Telegrafi)
• Decision to open Kosovo’s air and land borders, next week (media)
• Von Cramon: All parties must respect Constitutional Court’s decision (DW)
• Vogel: U.S. expects swift agreement to declare Kosovo a concluded mission (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 29

By   3 days ago

• Constitutional Court rules in favor of President Thaci’s decree (media)
• President Thaci welcomes decision of Constitutional Court (media)
• U.S. Embassy statement on Constitutional Court’s decision (media)
• Grenell comments on Court’s decision (Express)
• Konjufca implies LVV will seek opinion from Venice Commission (media)
• Abazi: This is state capture (media)
• Haxhiu: Court’s decision is scandalous (media)
• Hoti: Time to unite for the country (media)
• Mustafa: Constitutional Court ruling, triumph for democracy (media)
• Haradinaj: Hoti government to be formed as soon as possible (media)
• Limaj calls on parties to respect Constitutional Court decision (media)
• Vetevendosje supporters hold “test-protest” in downtown Prishtina (media)
• Border changes promoted with taxpayer money (Kallxo/Prishtina Insight)
• Osmani: Those who lobbied for partition with taxpayers’ money, want to govern again
• Ambassador Heldt reacts to BIRN story about partition lobbying (Kallxo)
• Mujanovic: First time in history a govt hires lobbyists to partition own territory
• Haradinaj: I stopped Kosovo’s partition, no one can bring back this issue (media)
• President Thaci publishes images of “drug lab”, accuses “Kurti’s group” (media)
• Svecla: Psychiatric experts should comment on Thaci’s statements (media)
• Prosecution initiates investigations on surveillance room allegations (media)
• PDK: VV took data of over 1 million citizens from surveillance room (media)
• Miftaraj: The surveillance case is Thaci’s game, nothing more (Koha)
• President’s advisor: Kurti wants to be a dictator (media)
• 4 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in last 24 hours (media)
• Montenegro decides to open border with Kosovo on June 1 (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 28

By   4 days ago

• Only one new confirmed case of coronavirus in last 24 hours (media)
• Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s interview to TV Dukagjini
• Borrell: No way around EU-facilitated dialogue (media)
• Palmer: U.S. does not take sides in Kosovo (media)
• Stano: Kosovo-Serbia agreement to be acceptable for the region (Telegrafi)
• Kurti speaks on the phone to Slovenian PM, Jansa (media)
• Abazi: Thaci’s statement, pure lie (Klan Kosova)
• Haxhiu: We will file charges against Thaci tomorrow (media)
• Konjufca to meet Austrian Minister for Europe at Pristina Airport (media)
• Swiss embassy believes authorities will continue to respect Constitution (media)
• Nagavci: Protest, result of people’s pressure (media)
• Quni: KSF has no limitations to go the north (media)
• Op-ed: There is only one Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Prishtina Insight)
• Osmani: Participation of women in politics achieves sustainable development (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 27

By   5 days ago

• Nine new cases of coronavirus confirmed (media)
• Kosovo President rejects EU mediator for talks with Serbia (Reuters)
• EU: Lajcak speaks on behalf of all member states (Lajmi)
• Kurti: We shouldn’t worry that protests will be violent (media)
• Kurti speaks to Djukanovic about Covid-19, dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Osmani: Dialogue with Serbia to be well-structured (media)
• Abbott: Constitutional Court decision to be respected by all (media)
• VV supporters with “performance” in Prishtina on Thursday (Indeksonline)
• Selimi: We will not remain silent to unfair decisions (Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj: Court will support Hoti government (media)
• LVV submits to CEC request for local elections in Podujeve (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 26

By   6 days ago

• Six new cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours (media)
• Covid-19: New eased measures to enter into force Thursday (media)
• Kurti: Unacceptable for President to write the Constitution (Telegrafi)
• Thaci accuses Kurti of ‘usurping’ PM’s office (Koha)
• Kurti reiterates calls for elections (media)
• Osmani: It is clear there was no need for state of emergency (media)
• Weber: EU reclaiming Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Koha)
• Kurti and Zaev agree land swaps are dangerous (media)
• Grenell remains envoy for Kosovo-Serbia negotiations (media)
• In Brussels, Lajcak meets six Western Balkans ambassadors (RFE)
• Acting PM Kurti meets CEC head Daka (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 23

By   1 week ago

• 21 new cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours (media)
• Kurti to respect Court’s ruling if it is no more than legal interpretation (Koha)
• Germany and France: Re-start the EU-led dialogue now (media)
• Kurti meets Quint, EU reps – discusses political situation, Covid-19 (media)
• Switzerland considers Kosovo’s borders unquestionable (Koha)
• Kurti, BiH presidency chairman agree land swap is dangerous (media)
• U.S. commits additional $500,000 for Kosovo’s response to Covid-19 (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 22

By   1 week ago

• One new case of coronavirus in last 24 hours (media)
• President Hashim Thaci’s interview to Klan Kosova
• Abazi: Prosecution to interview Thaci regarding his statements (Klan Kosova)
• “Seven Constitutional Court judges on Thaci’s side” (Koha)
• LDK’s Gashi: Kosovo to have new government next week (media)
• Haxhiu reacts to Gashi: Tendency to interfere in Court’s work (media)
• Haradinaj: U.S. not EU to lead Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Koha)
• Pacolli’s advisor: We’ve yet to decide on new government vote (media)
• Bislimi: Serbia failed to reflect, reciprocity measures to be stepped up (Kallxo)
• Hoti: MPs to have lot of work on economic revival measures (media)
• Kurti, Pendarovski discuss cooperation and Covid-19 (media)
• Ahmeti: Measures against COVID – 19 must be reviewed (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 21

By   2 weeks ago

• Health Institute confirms 14 new cases of coronavirus (media)
• EU adopts €3 billion assistance package for neighbouring partners (media)
• Kurti: The Presidential fourth attempt to bring down the Republic of Kosovo
• Lajcak: Everyone ready for resumption of dialogue (Koha)
• Thaci pressures Quint into declaring on Court’s ruling, they refuse (Koha)
• Kurti denies putting pressure on Constitutional Court (media)
• Osmani for reciprocity with Serbia and against border changes (Kallxo)
• LDK’s Gashi adamant: LDK is against territorial exchange (Koha)
• PDK MP: Elections within one year, Vetevendosje will mark a decline (media)
• Government allocates €3.5 million for Trepca mine (Kosovapress)
• Haxhiu: War crimes institute to be set up through special law (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 20

By   2 weeks ago

• Only one new case with coronavirus in last 24 hours (media)
• Kosovo institutions can’t say when borders will be opened (media)
• PM Kurti receives threat from so-called “Albanian Volunteers Guard” (media)
• Constitutional Court condemns interference by the heads of state (media)
• Nagavci: We will respect Court’s decision on PM candidate (Klan Kosova)
• Grenell doesn’t rule out Russia’s involvement in dialogue (Lajmi)
• Konjufca attends Thessaloniki Ministerial Forum through video link (media)
• Regional foreign ministers adopt joint statement on Covid-19 (media)
• EC to postpone progress reports for Western Balkans (Kallxo/Telegrafi)
• Serwer: Kosovo’s decisive summer (Peacefare.net/Koha)
• China on sideline as Japan plays bigger role in Kosovo (The Diplomat/Koha)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 1, 2020

    By   2 hours ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 1, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Constitutional Court publishes full decision (media)
    • LDK waiting for full Constitutional Court ruling (media)
    • Haradinaj: Realistic to expect voting of new government tomorrow (Express/RTK)
    • Foreign ministry could present a challenge for Hoti government (Indeksonline)
    • 15 trucks from Serbia not allowed into Kosovo (Koha)
    • Kosovo courts to resume work (Klan Kosova)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbian official react to Pristina’s reciprocity measures (media)
    • “Republic” for Serbia, but not for others (KoSSev)
    • Ljajic on Pristina’s measures: Trucks with goods are returning, that is a complete suspension of trade (Kosovo Online, RFE)
    • Distribution of Serbian daily newspapers prevented at Jarinje (KoSSev)
    • Association of Journalists of Serbia: Pristina without delay to ensure the free flow of Serbian print media (uns.org.rs)
    • No new cases of Covid-19 infection in Serb-populated areas in Kosovo (Kosovo-online portal)
    • Two Serbs attacked in Donja Gusterica (KIM radio)
    • “Kamenica the best example of coexistence of Serbs and Albanians” (Slobodno Srpski, KIM radio)
    • Jevtic about another stoned house in Ljubozda village (Kosovo Online)
    • Crossing points to open today (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
    • Pristina orders removal of goods which ‘are not in line with Constitution’ (KoSSev, N1)
    • RIK: 90 polling stations in Kosovo (Kosovo online)
    • Vucic: There’s no doubt – without resolving Kosovo issue, Serbia will not join EU (B92, Tanjug)

    Opinion:

    • Nomen est omen: Albanian-Serb territorial dispute is also 50 plus years semantics battle (KoSSev)
    • Stretching the rules to breaking point (Prishtina Insight)
    • A Republic of Kosovo is not what the Balkans needs (The Jerusalem Post)

    International:

    • Kosovo: corruption, electoral funding and political participation of women (balcanicaucaso.org)

    Humanitarian:

    • 300 residents of Strpce hold protest against Matkos Group (KoSSev)
    • OpisMEDIJavanje: Only media close to the government in Belgrade can reach Kosovo Serb politicians (KoSSev)
    • Coronavirus crisis to affect household welfare across W. Balkans – World Bank (SeeNews)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 29, 2020

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Thaci calls for swift formation of new government (media)
    • Acting PM Kurti: Decision of Constitutional Court, unacceptable (media)
    • Veseli: An expected decision by the Constitutional Court (media)
    • Abazi: Constitutional Court ruling, dangerous precedent (media)
    • Mustafa: Assembly to vote on new government by Monday (media)
    • Von Cramon: No alternative but to accept Constitutional Court ruling (Telegrafi)
    • Nagavci: We’ll use democratic means to oppose court’s decision (Koha)
    • Pacolli: Constitutional Court decision to be respected by all (media)
    • Kusari-Lila: Kosovo democracy was betrayed (media)
    • Pacolli’s New Kosovo Alliance won’t be part of new government (Indeksonline)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • North Kosovo: One person infected, no cured and deceased ones in the last 24 hours (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Djuric: We will continue to help Serbs in Kosovo (Kosovo Online, TV Most)
    • Jokanovic: Constitutional Court failed (KIM radio)
    • Rasic: Constitutional Court will be quite ruined after this decision (KIM radio)
    • Jovanovic: Albanians are buying time and waiting for the outcome of the elections in America (Kosovo Online)
    • Orahovac: A group of Albanian young men removed a street sign with the name of Sloven Radic (Kosovo Online)
    • Russian arms, deals with China harm Serbia’s EU path, US diplomat says (FoNet, N1)
    • Vucic invited to the 2020 Moscow Victory Day Parade (B92, Tanjug)

    International:
    • Kosovo highest court clears the way for new government vote (Reuters)
    • Kosovo’s President Welcomes Court Ruling On Prime Minister Appointment (RFE)
    • Brussels and Washington Must Work Together on Kosovo Deal (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo’s Caretaker Governing Party Holds Peaceful Rally (AP/NYT)
    • Week in Review: The Keys of Power (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 28, 2020

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti responds to Thaci’s statements, calls them “lies” (media)
    • Prosecution gathering information into Thaci’s allegations (Kallxo)
    • Kurti: Old regime’s time is over (media)
    • Kurti, Ahmeti discuss Covid-19 management efforts (media)
    • “Contour Global” seeks over €20 mil in compensation from Kosovo govt (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Kosovo North: No new cases, cured and deceased in the last 24 hours (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Dacic: ”Protection of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija is an important and long-term goal of Serbia” (media)
    • Russian ambassador calls for respect of UN SC resolution 1244 on Kosovo (Srna, N1)
    • Palmer: US doesn’t support stability at expense of democracy in Serbia (VOA, N1)
    • Bilcik supports Lajcak, Vogel thinks he is the wrong man for the dialogue (Beta, Euractiv, KoSSev)
    • Serbian cultural and religious heritage in Kosovo a sovereignty issue for both Belgrade and Pristina (KoSSev)
    • Covic: In political sense, coronavirus helped some put on or take off their masks (RTS)
    • Jevtic met Risi, discussed frequent attacks against Serbs in Kosovo (TV Most)
    • Two decades since murder of 4-year old boy and two more Serbs in Cernica village (Radio kontakt plus)

    Opinions:

    • Court Ruling May Deepen Divisions in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The heroine mother (UNICEF)
    • Kon: Serbia on way out of epidemic (B92)
    • WHO office chief says pandemic under control in Serbia (N1, Nedeljnik)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, 27 May 2020

    By   5 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 27, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • EU rapporteur reacts to Thaci’s statement on Lajcak (media)
    • “President doesn’t talk to Lajcak as he is openly against land swap” (Telegrafi)
    • Haradinaj believes court will give right to other parties to form govt (Telegrafi)
    • Miftaraj: President cannot play role of whistleblower (Koha)
    • Borg Oliver: Not president’s role to form new govt (Kallxo/Prishtina Insight)
    • Acting government considers Association/Community to be invalidated (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • One new case of Covid-19 infection in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Serb returnee in Klina physically assaulted and injured (Kosovo-online)
    • House of returnee in Ljubozda village stoned (Kosovo-online)
    • Vucic: Pressure on Serbs will not stop, constant campaign of Albanian media (Tanjug)
    • Djuric: Serbs in Kosovo most persecuted ethnic group in Europe (Kosovo-online)
    • OSCE Mission condemns incident in Drenovcic village (Kosovo-online)
    • Grenell’s ready: “Serious dialogue” between Belgrade and Pristina is expected (B92, Kosovo-online, Vecernje Novosti)

    Opinions:

    • Milacic: Why Serbia’s President chose Grenell over Merkel (Euractiv/Koha)

    International:

    • Grenell to join Trump campaign (Politico)
    • Little love, as Berlin bids ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to Trumpism (EUobserver)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kosovo: 92-year old woman alone in abandoned village (Al Jazeera, KoSSev)
    • World Bank approves $100 mil loans to Serbia for curbing pandemic (BETA, N1)
    • OpisMEDIJavanje: Think about where the media get their money from (KoSSev)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 26, 2020

    By   6 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: We only expect interpretation from the Constitutional Court (media)
    • Thaci says he will not take part in negotiations led by Lajcak (Koha)
    • Veseli: I will not cease efforts to set up tribunal for Serb war crimes (media)
    • LVV’s Zogiani compares Grenell to former ambassador Dell (Kosovapress)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Dr Antonijevic: The situation is calming down; protection measures are still mandatory (Kontakt plus radio)
    • New attacks against Serb returnees in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • “Opening of crossings after June 1, following analysis of III phase measures” (KoSSev)
    • “Western Balkans belong to Europe” (B92, Tanjug)
    • REC:”Office for KIM will soon publish the number of polling stations in KiM” (Kosovo Online)
    • “All our eyes would be on Serbia, watching election process” – MEP says (N1)
    • Kosovo society should not deny the crimes of certain KLA members (KoSSev, Novosti)
    • Matkos Group director: We are not breaking the law (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • Profession, law, and justice (KoSSev)
    • Kosovo between USA and EU (moderndiplomacy.eu)

    International:

    • Borell: Maintain the intention to bring the Western Balkans into the EU (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • OpisMEDIJavanje: Any unverified information or half-truth can lead to major consequences (KoSSev)
    • Kosovo Economy Faces Fresh Hit If Diaspora Stays Away (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 22, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 22, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Haxhiu concerned over Constitutional Court’s leaks of possible ruling (media)
    • Abazi: No underground scenario can prevent LVV’s governance (Kosovapress)
    • Kosnett, Osmani discuss pandemic and political developments (media)
    • Grenell’s office denies September is deadline for agreement (Express/RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: The “big ones” do not care about the opinion of Serbs and Albanians on resolving the Kosovo issue (Beta, N1)
    • No new Covid-19 infection cases in Serb areas, one person cured (Kosovo-online)
    • Vucic and Quint ambassador discuss Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, situation in region (FoNet, N1)
    • Thaci says no land swap with Belgrade, dreams about parts of Serbia in Kosovo (N1, KoSSev)
    • Djuric: Thaci once again reminds world about true face of his politics (Kosovo-online)
    • There is no consensus on Kosovo’s NATO membership (AlJazeera, Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • Member of Project Evaluation Commission of Office for Communities resigns (Kosovo-online)

    International:

    • Balkans Not Ready to Declare Victory Over COVID-19 (Balkan Insight)
    • Week in Review: Times Too Interesting (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • CoE Development Bank chief says Serbia doing well in pandemic (N1, Radio Free Europe)
    • Number of people who can gather in public places in Serbia changed (B92)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 21, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti says next dialogue with Serbia meeting depends on Brussels (KP/Koha)
    • LDK vows to distribute at least €400 mill for economic recovery if in power (media)
    • Hamza: PDK to be constructive on international financial agreements (Telegrafi)
    • Tahiri: Kurti could not strengthen relations with internationals (KP)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • No new Covid-19 infection cases in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • The Balkans will be one of the US main fronts, so they want the Kosovo issue resolved (Kosovo Online, B92)
    • Djuric: Kurti’s audacity is surprising, he is hitting out at US diplomacy (KoSSev, TV Happy)
    • Gorazdevac: Kosovo police intend to remove Serbian flags (Kontakt plus radio, Kosovo Online)
    • EU for Kosovo-online: Taken property to return to Visoki Decani Monastery (Kosovo-online)
    • “Initiatives to face past were unsuccessful” (Radio KIM)
    • US Ambassador: Washington allocates additional € 850,000 to Serbia (FoNet, N1)
    • Opening of the administrative line towards Serbia as of tomorrow (Radio Mitrovica Sever)

    International:

    • Kosovo Tries Again to Establish War Crimes Research Institute (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • KWN concerned with approach to women in decision making posts (media)
    • Bringing Back the Bodies: The Balkan Emigrants Repatriated in Death (Balkan Insight)
    • Serbian epidemiologist criticizes political gatherings during epidemic (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 20, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 20, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • “Governmental regulations against Covid-19 to be respected by all” (media)
    • Thaci meets Quint members, urges respect for independent institutions (media)
    • Constitutional Court receives “arguments” favoring Thaci (Koha)
    • “Another political pressure on Constitutional Court” (Kosovapress/Koha)
    • Authorities launch investigations into threats against Kurti (media)
    • Osmani implies Assembly will convene on June 4 (media)
    • Reka: Dialogue to lead in mutual recognition and no territorial changes (Telegrafi)
    • Government allocates €20 million for subsidising public enterprises (Zeri)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • No new Covid-19 infection cases in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Lajcak and Djuric on the continuation of the dialogue (media)
    • Dacic: We are far from restoring dialogue (Blic, Kosovo-online)
    • US, UK embassies call for implementation of court’s ruling on Visoki Decani Monastery’s land case, EU and OSCE join call (B92, Kosovo-online)
    • Varhelyi to N1: EC report on EU candidate countries in autumn (N1)
    • President Vucic on Serbian Orthodox Church, situation in Montenegro (B92)
    • Freedom House stands by report conclusions on Serbia (N1, VoA)

    Opinion:

    • Confronting rape myths (Prishtina Insight)

    International:

    • Kosovo’s Political Rivals Lock Horns Ahead of Court Verdict (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Muslims Hold Protest Prayers in Pristina Square (Balkan Insight)
    • Hague indictments give Kosovo’s war crime victims a voice after 20 years (The Times)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • No tests or other requirements to enter Serbia, pandemic Crisis Committee says (N1)
    • UNMIK donated humanitarian aid to Zubin Potok municipality (Kosovo-online)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 19, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • “Talks to resume as soon as possible” (Lajmi)
    • Albania to open border with Kosovo this month (Klan Kosova)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Fifth day in a row no new Covid-19 infection cases in Serb-majority areas in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Godfrey: The solution for Kosovo can only be an agreement between the two sides (Kosovo Online, TV Prva)
    • Djuric: Kosovo PM fears resumption of talks with Serbia’s Vucic (FoNet, N1)
    • Serbian PM Brnabic: Crisis Staff today on possibility of opening administrative crossings with Kosovo (Tanjug, B92)
    • Godfrey: Everyone should take part in June elections in Serbia (BETA, N1)

    Opinion:

    • What happened with Metohija? (KoSSev)
    • WWII Commemoration Dispute Shows Balkan Weaknesses and Strengths (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • China on the Sideline as Japan Plays Bigger Role in Kosovo (thediplomat.com)
    • Not just apps: privacy, personal data and COVID-19 in the western Balkans (balcanicaucaso.org)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • OpisMEDIJavanje: You have the right to know what the institutions are doing (KoSSev)
    • UNMIK donation distributed in Klokot municipality (Kosovo-online)
    • Kawasaki syndrome in children also appeared in Serbia after the coronavirus (B92, Sputnik)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 18, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 18, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti says signed documents in Berlin don’t constitute agreement (Koha)
    • U.S. Embassy calls on parties to refrain from politicised rhetoric (media)
    • Kosovo Assembly to hold plenary session on 4 June (Indeksonline)
    • EU negotiating mandate extension for its rule of law mission in Kosovo (RFE)
    • Haradinaj: Kosovo not to delay reopening of economy (Klan Kosova)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • No new cases of Covid-19 infection in north, four persons cured (Kosovo-online)
    • The official start of classes in primary schools is expected on June 1 (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Radovic: Taxi associations in north will start working as of June 1 (Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • War crimes’ trials in Kosovo still at beginning (KoSSev)
    • UNS: Serbian List to apologize to journalist Budimir Nicic (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: If situation with coronavirus epidemic worsens, elections won’t be priority (N1, RTS)

    International:

    • Serbian President: Skopje betrayed Serbia on Kosovo to impress Germany (greekcitytimes.com)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • WHO Assembly is scheduled for today, the main topic will be the COVID-19 pandemic (B92)
    • UNICEF calls for greater inclusion of children with disabilities (media)
    • Kosovo enters second phase of lockdown restrictions (Prishtina Insight)
    • Media Literacy Project: Young journalists rarely have the opportunity to work in professional newsrooms (KoSSev)
    • Belgrade airport opens, passengers to come three hours ahead of departure (N1)

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