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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 3, 2023

By   18 hours ago

• Kurti’s six conditions for the Association (media)
• Kurti travels to Turkey, will meet President Erdogan today (media)
• Pristina University students to march against Association on Feb 15 (media)
• Kosovo court shortens jail terms for witness tampering (AFP)
• Lajcak meets Sarrazin, coordinate for Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RTK)
• Kosovo govt makes two decisions on expropriations in the north (Koha)
• Kosovo’s postwar wealth vanishes under water in floods (Prishtina Insight)
• Vucic presents 10-point plan including Kosovo (Albanian Daily News)
• Serbian Parliamentarians Clash in Tense Debate on Kosovo (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 2, 2023

By   2 days ago

• ‘We can’t be blackmailed’: Kosovo PM not giving in against Serbia (AFP)
• Kosovo leader says ethnic Serb association isn’t a priority (AP)
• Krasniqi: Association should be created as part of general agreement (VoA)
• Rasic: Work on a special project called “House of Albanian-Serb friendship” (Klan)
• UNMIK remains steadfast in pursuit of its mandate and service to people of Kosovo (Nacionale/TeVe1)
• Blinken thanks Vucic for “constructive engagement” with U.S.-EU team (RFE)
• Hill: Serbia has turned toward the West (media)
• Kosovo miners’ underground strike of 1989 inspires exhibition (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 1, 2023

By   3 days ago

• US hosts ‘constructive’ talks on contested Kosovo Serb municipality body (BIRN)
• Hovenier: We don’t support an agreement that threatens Kosovo sovereignty (RFE)
• Serbian List: Association must have executive competencies (RFE)
• Abbott: There is no question of creating a monoethnic enclave (media)
• State Department doesn’t comment on reports of blocking Kosovo at CoE (media)
• Haradinaj: Association, the only way to reach final agreement (media)
• Serwer: Put the ball in Serbia’s court (peacefare.net)
• Von Cramon submits draft report on Kosovo to European Parliament (RFE)
• Kosovo progress on – but still doesn’t control – corruption (Prishtina Insight)
• Opposition parties accuse Vetevendosje of “capturing the RTK” (Koha)
• Kosovo and Serbia: Synchronising the timing for peace (Euractiv)
• UNMIK supports Kosovo families as they recover from recent floods (Kallxo)

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Correction: UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 31, 2023

By   4 days ago

• U.S.: Kurti and Osmani’s offices confirmed attendance in discussion (RFE)
• U.S. presses Kosovo on municipal body in Serb-majority areas (AP)
• German ambassador insists on establishment of Association (media)
• Kusari-Lila: Bigger pressure on Kosovo, because only govt is resisting (T7)
• Haradinaj meets Escobar: Final agreement must be a joint victory (media)
• Schlee: According to statute, Association won’t have executive powers (KTV)
• Gorani: This government has not said no to the Association (media)
• Walker: It is not good to form the Association (Telegrafi)
• TI: Despite the fight, Kosovo has yet to control corruption (RFE)
• Croatian Prime Minister reacts to President Milanovic: Kosovo is an independent state, no one has annexed it (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 30, 2023

By   5 days ago

• Kurti: The European proposal is not a final agreement (Radio Free Europe)
• Kurti: I didn’t receive satisfactory explanations for Association formation (RTK2)
• U.S. reiterates necessity to form Association of Serb municipalities (Koha)
• Hoti: Because of Kurti’s actions, Association is asked right now (Kosovapress)
• Krasniqi: Most difficult days since liberation; people want to leave (media)
• Petritsch: Kurti cannot avoid Association (media)
• Abazovic supports Kurti on Association (Top Channel/Koha)
• KFOR: Refrain from provocations, seek solutions through dialogue (EWB)
• How Investigators Found the Yugoslav Wars’ Disappeared (BIRN)
• Rama: Vucic and I, completely different views on Kosovo (Albanian Daily News)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 27, 2023

By   1 week ago

• Donfried: Kosovo and Serbia must make difficult decisions (VoA)
• Kurti: Constitution, independence don’t tolerate monoethnic Association (Koha)
• Osmani meets with Hovenier, discuss about latest developments (media)
• Government: Request for Association, against the state of Kosovo (KTV)
• Rohde: No guarantee that Kosovo will be recognized by EU’s non-recognizing five at the end of dialogue (media)
• The EU 10-point plan that West envoys presented to Kurti and Vucic (Reporteri)
• Sign deal or face consequences, EU envoy tells Kosovo, Serbia (Reuters)
• US Urges Kosovo to Accept EU proposal (Prishtina Insight)
• Dare we hope agreement between Serbia and Kosovo is possible? (Emerging Europe)
• Konjufca: Kosovo, strong support from MEPs for CoE membership (media)
• The north, topic for which Kosovars are misinformed the most (RFE)
• Kamberi writes letter to Escobar about Presevo Valley (media)
• Serbia asks Turkey to influence Kosovo (Armenia News)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 26, 2023

By   1 week ago

• Lajcak: With European proposal, Kosovo gains a lot and loses nothing (Klan)
• Lajcak meets Kurti and Bislimi in Pristina (media)
• Price: Kosovo, Serbia want rapid progress in dialogue to avoid escalation (Klan)
• Howell: Kosovo should be accepted to the Council of Europe (RFE)
• What is happening in Kosovo? The U.S. invites politicians to the embassy, journalist shares details (euronews.al)
• PDK’s Krasniqi confirms he will attend discussion on Association (media)
• FES to present draft statute of Association on January 30 (Nacionale)
• EU and Germany help improve waste management in Kosovo; invest additional €49 mil in the sector (eeas.europa.eu)
• UN Committee: Switzerland shouldn’t deport Turkish couple to Kosovo (BIRN)
• Plisi shouldn’t exist only in museums (Prishtina Insight)
• Serbia Jeopardises EU Integration Path If It Rejects Kosovo Plan, Vucic Says (schengenvisainfo)
• Serbian parliament to debate Kosovo, Vucic calls opposition for talks (Euractiv)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 25, 2023

By   1 week ago

• Chollet urges Kurti to accept EU proposal (RFE)
• U.S. Embassy confirms organisation of discussion on Association (Koha)
• Rasic confirms he received invitation to discussion on Association (RFE)
• Hill: Association, an obligation from Brussels Agreement (media)
• President Osmani interview for Corriere dela Serra (media)
• Lajcak lobbying with countries that don’t recognise Kosovo (Indeksonline)
• EU, US piling pressure on Serbia to accept Kosovo plan, Vucic says (BIRN)
• Borrell meets Dacic, underlines importance to implement obligations (media)
• Lajcak meets Dacic; “exchanged views about dialogue” (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 24, 2023

By   2 weeks ago

• Borrell briefs EU foreign ministers on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RFE)
• Escobar: Kosovo has full U.S. support; we will reach our objective (media)
• Lajcak meets foreign ministers of Spain and Slovakia (media)
• U.S. Embassy to organise discussion on Association of Serb municipalities (KTV)
• One injured after Kosovo police open fire in hit-and-run incident (Reuters)
• Kosovo Police gives details about incident in Leposavic (media)
• Svecla reacts after incident in north on Monday (media)
• Osmani hosted by Italian President Mattarella (media)
• Hundreds homeless in wake of Kosovo floods (RFE)
• UN willing to help families and people affected by floods (media)
• Police arrest one person suspected of attacking a juvenile in Suhodoll (Kallxo)
• Vucic: EU will halt talks if we refuse to normalise ties with Kosovo (RFE)
• Kosovo Serbs angered with Vucic, call protest on Wednesday (Gazeta Express)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 23, 2023

By   2 weeks ago

• Kurti invites his cabinet to fulfill commitments of government program (RTK)
• Vjosa Osmani to visit the Vatican in a reception by Pope Francis (media)
• Western envoys visit Pristina, Belgrade, part of reconciliation effort (RFE)
• Kosovo-Serbia talks may advance ‘in weeks’, US diplomat says (BIRN)
• Western envoys visit Kosovo, Serbia to defuse tensions (AP)
• West expects more understanding of EU proposal for Serbia, Kosovo (AA)
• EU dialogue envoy makes visit to Serbia and Kosovo amid tensions (TVP World)
• PACE may discuss recent tensions between Pristina and Belgrade (media)
• Walker: Serbia invested heavily in propaganda against Recak massacre (media)
• Analyst warns: With or without Association, north is in danger (euronews.al)
• Protest in Pristina today against Kurti’s statement about Ivanovic (EO)
• “Wagner” inscription seen at school and Health Center in Mitrovica (Koha)
• Kosovo’s green transition remains main goal of EU in 2023 (Europe House)
• Serbian president hints that agreement with Kosovo is possible (newsbase)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 3, 2023

    By   11 hours ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 3, 2023

    Albanian Language Media:

    • EU reiterates: Agreement on Association must be implemented (RTK)
    • Haradinaj: AAK will not support motion to dismiss Kurti (TeVe1)
    • Mujanovic: Kurti is right – Kosovo must resist (media)
    • Tahiri: Kurti must ask for guarantees from Escobar and Lajcak (media)
    • Osmani received by Speaker of Assembly of Iceland, Birgir Ármannsson (media)
    • LDK decides to officially boycott public broadcaster (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • The session of the Serbian Assembly on Kosovo continued today (BBC, N1)
    • Kosovo Government’s decision on new expropriations in Leposavic and Zubin Potok (KiM Radio, KoSSev, Kosovo Online)
    • EU concerned over works in Leposavic, asks government to respect law and property rights (KoSSev, media)
    • Locals from Dren and surrounding hamlets protest for third day (Kosovo Online, RTS)
    • Lawyer says Trajkovic’s health condition deteriorates (Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic in Washington: US thinks Belgrade is constructive, unlike Kosovo’s Kurti (Beta, RTS, N1)
    • Peskov: Kremlin understands that Serbia is under enormous pressure from West (RTS)
    • Egypt, Serbia working on FTA, respect each other’s territorial integrity (Tanjug)
    • Chief of Serbian Army visits US (RTS)

    Opinion:

    • West Piles Pressure on Kosovo Over Serb-Majority Municipalities Body (BIRN)

    International:

    • Kosovo Govt Moves to Expropriate Land in North Despite Protests (BIRN)
    • Escobar Exclusive Interview: The View of the Western Balkans from inside the State Department (The Pavlovic Today)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 2, 2023

    By   1 day ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti talks about conditions for formation of Association (Koha)
    • Abdixhiku: February 2 is date when Kurti accepted Association (Telegrafi)
    • President Osmani travels to Iceland (media)
    • Osmani: Important to advance Kosovo’s membership at Council of Europe (media)
    • Krasniqi: Kosovo is happy and proud to have an ally like the U.S. (media)
    • Citaku: Senior members of government with shameful remarks against allies (Nacionale)
    • Court of Appeals reduces sentences for Gucati and Haradinaj by three months (RFE)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • At the same time, Vucic and Kurti talk about ZSO in their assemblies (KoSSev)
    • Hill: Serbia chose to go West, relations with Russia weakening by the day (N1, media)
    • Works in Dren village halted, special police left village (media)
    • Rakic sends protest letter to international community over expropriation (RTS)
    • Lawyer says owners of properties affected by expropriation to file complaint to Supreme Court (Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic: Discussions at US State Department successful (Tanjug)
    • State Dept spokesman says Blinken thanked Vucic (N1)
    • Group of public figures urges government to accept Franco-German plan (Beta, N1)
    • Proclamation with a petition against the European proposal, Kostunica among signatories (KoSSev)
    • UNS says “most media in Serbian language not invited” at meeting on CSM (Beta, N1)
    • Jevtic visits US, to talk about difficult position of Serbs in Kosovo (media)
    • Djurovic: Quint states changed stance on Pristina’s CoE bid in past two weeks (Tanjug)
    • Office for KiM report: Serb side fulfilled its obligations from the roadmap, a contract to be signed for Elektrosever to become operational (KoSSev)
    • Cramon: No ultimatums were given to Serbia regarding the Franco-German plan (KiM radio, Vreme, FoNet)
    • UNMIK calls for responsible reporting (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Government Reveals Coefficient for Wages in Public Sector (Prishtina Insight)
    • Serbia could become ‘pariah’ over Kosovo, president warns (The Washington Post)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 1, 2023

    By   2 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 1, 2023

    Albanian Language Media:

    • EP demands Association and agreement with mutual recognition between Kosovo and Serbia (Sinjali)
    • Kurti: An ethnic association is not possible in a multi-ethnic Kosovo (media)
    • Hovenier: The U.S. thinks it is time to move forward with the Association (Telegrafi)
    • Rohde: You are late with the Association (Nacionale)
    • PDK’s Krasniqi meets with Escobar, discuss developments in Kosovo and the region (Reporteri)
    • Kurti: The biggest salary increase ever in independent Kosovo (Klan)
    • Murati: With new law, average gross salary will be 730 euros (Klan)
    • The value of coefficient for salaries of over 80 thousand workers, published (media)
    • Abdixhiku on salary coefficient: Kosovo’s emptying coefficient (Albanian Post)
    • The opposition leaves Assembly session in protest of salary coefficient (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • EU sources: Kosovo Constitutional Court did not dispute the establishment of the CSM (ZSO) (Beta, NMagazin)
    • Serbian Parliament Speaker says MPs will debate report, not proposal for Kosovo (N1)
    • Vucic: Parties not interested in Kosovo proposal (N1)
    • Aleksic: Peoples’ Party submits Resolution against European plan to Serbian Assembly (KoSSev)
    • Police secures works on disputed land in Dren village in Leposavic (Kosovo Online)
    • Petkovic: Clear intention to cause new crisis and tensions by land expropriation in Leposavic (Kosovo Online)
    • SL attended the discussion at the embassy: It was underlined that the ASM should have executive powers (KoSSev)
    • Arsenijevic: Hovenier brought the incompatible under one roof, productive discussions (KoSSev)
    • Brnabic says it is unclear to her why Friedrich Ebert Foundation deals with ZSO establishment (Radio KIM)
    • Hill with Vucevic: The USA ready to help the process of equipping the Serbian Armed Forces (RTS)
    • Kosovo police searched Milan Radojevic, former Mitrovica North mayor, after shooting a video (Radio KIM, media)
    • Pristina’s application for membership in the Council of Europe not on the Committee’s agenda (Tanjug)

    International:

    • In Kosovo, Proposal to Research Post-War Crimes Sparks Controversy (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Ruling Party Accused of ‘Capturing’ Public Broadcaster (Balkan Insight)
    • A Serb Association in Kosovo Would Threaten Integration and Peace (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 31, 2023

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Hovenier: We continue to advocate for implementation of all commitments (media)
    • “It went very well” source says about meeting at U.S. Embassy (Albanian Post)
    • EU comments on Kurti’s recent statement on Association (Reporteri)
    • Vetevendosje MPs comment on Association of Serb-majority municipalities (media)
    • Analysts: Association should be postponed; should be part of final agreement (RTK)
    • Haxhiu: Our government is uncompromised in fight against corruption (Indeksonline)
    • Hoxhaj in Vecernji List slams Milanovic’s statement about Kosovo (Express)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • American Embassy in Pristina: A critical element for the future of Kosovo is the formation of the ASM (ZSO) (Kosovo Online)
    • The Serbian community was unanimous at the meeting on the ZSO at the US Embassy in Pristina (N1)
    • Serbian Government submits proposal to Parliament for special session on Kosovo (N1, FoNet)
    • Vucic: Why is only Serbia’s territorial integrity not respected? (Tanjug)
    • Zeman: We have not derecognised Kosovo, but we never sent ambassador to Pristina (Tanjug)
    • Dacic welcomes Croatian President’s “principled” statement on Kosovo (Hina, Tanjug, N1)
    • Hill: Formation of ZSO is a legal obligation of Pristina (NMagazin, AP, Beta, TV Pink)
    • Drecun: Political maneuvers to adapt the CSM (ZSO) to Pristina’s view (FoNet, Danas, RTS)
    • Dacic to begin three-day visit to Washington (Tanjug)
    • The editor of the show “Pravo na sutra” still prohibited from entering Kosovo (uns.org, KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio)

    International:

    • Bosnia, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary Corruption Worsening, Transparency Says (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 30, 2023

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kusari-Lila: The association can only be formed by the institutions of Kosovo (media)
    • LVV MPs after the U.S. position on the Association: Zajednica does not pass (media)
    • LVV against the establishment of an association on ethnic grounds (RTK)
    • LDK confirms it will attend discussion on Association (Telegrafi)
    • PDK’s Tahiri: Kurti has brought Kosovo to miserable position vis-à-vis USA (media)
    • Kurti’s advisor publishes 1999 documents when the EU had sanctioned Vucic (RTK)
    • According to the FES statute, the Association will have its own official symbols (RTK)
    • If the Basic Agreement is not signed, integration process will be blocked, support frozen, and there will be a setback in the relations with the West (Albanian Post)
    • Serbian national arrested driving truck with 107 kg of drugs in Kosovo (Nacionale)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Chollet, Escobar: The Time for Establishing the ASM is Now (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: Serbia wants a compromise, but it also has principles and expectations (FoNet, N1, media)
    • Councilors of the CI “For Zubin Potok” took over their mandates, then submitted their resignations (Kosovo Online)
    • Djuric: CSM (ZSO) is a condition for continuation of talks with Pristina (KiM radio, KoSSev, Beta, TV Pink)
    • ‘Kreni-Promeni’ movement launches a petition for the withdrawal of Kosovo special forces and bases from the north (KoSSev)
    • Dacic defends Brussels Agreement: It was the maximum Belgrade could achieve (Politika, Beta, N1)
    • Office for KiM: Stoned vehicle with ‘KG’ plates in Suvi Do (KiM radio)

    Opinion:

    • The solution to the Kosovo problem suggests political retirement for many (euractive.com)

    International:

    • Italy Seeks Higher Profile Role in Western Balkans (Balkan Insight)
    • KFOR: It is important to refrain from provocations and seek solutions through dialogue (EWB)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 27, 2023

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 27, 2023

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Austria, a great friend of Kosovo and an important partner (media)
    • Osmani welcomes the friendly delegation of Austria and MEP Mandl (media)
    • Without recognition, EU proposal is unacceptable for the opposition (RFE)
    • Serwer: Association was included in second version of proposal (media)
    • British MP: An article of the French-German proposal, is disturbing (Reporteri)
    • German MP advises Kurti for compromise regarding EU and Association proposal (media)
    • Murati: Property tax increase was initiated by former governments (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbian List announces complaint on decision on land expropriation in Leposavic (Radio KIM, media)
    • Leposavic: Municipality to meet residents affected by expropriation of land (Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica sever, media)
    • Plazma biscuit again in the campaign – the American one: “Open market, open mind” (KoSSev)
    • Dacic: Serbia’s position on French-German proposal very clear, responsible (Tanjug)
    • Dacic: Turkey will insist on honouring of Belgrade-Pristina agreements (Beta, N1)
    • Demostat: The PM, not Vucic, will sign the future agreement (Beta, N1)
    • Vucic receives farewell visit from Palestinian ambassador (Tanjug)
    • Ambassador of Greece to Serbia: We are not changing our position on Kosovo (Blic, Tanjug)
    • Danas: West expects normalisation of Belgrade-Pristina relations by year end (N1, FoNet)
    • Borko Stefanovic: To solve the Kosovo problem without recognizing independent Kosovo (NMagazin, Euronews, Beta)
    • Jeremic: No normal person should sign the agreement that takes Kosovo to the UN
    • Petkovic: Kurti’s attacks on ZSO cynical (Radio KIM)

    International:

    • Kosovo’s War Rape Survivors Scheme Hindered by Enduring Stigmas (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 26, 2023

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti on meeting with Lajcak: Agreement must be centred on mutual recognition (media)
    • Miroslav Lajcak’s interview with Klan Kosova (Klan)
    • Kurti: Government is working on digital transformation (EO)
    • Haradinaj wants Kurti to explain what he agreed with Lajcak (media)
    • Vacancy for new police officers in the north extended to February 10 (RFE)
    • Petritsch: Kosovo to fulfil its obligations and establish the Association (Klan)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbian Parliament on February 2 on Kosovo, Vucic to attend (Tanjug)
    • Lajcak: 11-point plan to normalise Belgrade-Pristina relations (N1, Kosovo Online)
    • Djilas calls for publication of EU proposal for Kosovo (N1)
    • Aleksic: Serbian parliament to adopt red lines on the Kosovo issue (NMagazin, Beta, N1)
    • Dacic thanks Romania for principled stance on Kosovo (Tanjug)
    • Protest against EU proposal for Kosovo in Mitrovica North (KoSSev, N1)
    • Mijacic: Franco-German plan aims at Slovakia, Greece and Romania to recognize Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • CI For Zubin Potok assumed their councillor’s mandates in MA (KoSSev)
    • Euronews Serbia: Fragility of agreement on licence plates
    • Kurti: There are no Serbian municipalities in Kosovo (KiM radio)

    Opinion:

    • Analyst on intimidation of Serbian public and “boiling frog” (Nova S)

    International:

    • US Urges Kosovo to Accept EU proposal (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 25, 2023

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 25, 2023

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti lists the government’s work for municipalities and regional development (media)
    • Government keeps silent about U.S. initiative to discuss Association (Koha)
    • Qalaj justifies the police: The persons tried to kill the police officers (EO)
    • Rohde pleased that Minister Rasic will discuss the Association (Express)
    • Government approves Draft Law on Religious Freedoms (media)
    • Murati invited to report to the Budget Committee about property tax increase (Koha)
    • Hoti reacts harshly: We can’t continue like this, lift VAT and increase wages (media)
    • Media boycott Minister Murati’s press conference (media)
    • War veterans’ organisation requests police protection of their facilities (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: I regret they did not understand the state outweighs party interests (N1)
    • Dacic: Serbia’s role to remain constructive (Tanjug, media)
    • Petkovic: Gervalla’s statement shows essence of Kurti’s policy (Tanjug)
    • When sweets turn into bullets – another campaign to boycott Serbian products in Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Hill: Serbia started paying too high a price for not imposing sanctions on Russia, EU serious about the sanctions (Blic, Tanjug, NMagazin, Beta, RTV)
    • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung journalist: It won’t be end of the world for Serbia if it does not sign new agreement (Danas, N1)
    • UNS complaint on article accusing Serbs of committing war crimes without grounds partially accepted (Radio KIM)

    Opinion:

    • Rising hopes can be realised or dashed (peacefare.net)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Why investing in the early years of children’s lives is critical in Kosovo (blogs.worldbank.org)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 24, 2023

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti talks about the Draft Law on Religious Freedoms with Bishop Dode Gjergji (media)
    • Gervalla: Russia is a threat through Serbia, we demand clear messages from EU and allies (Klan)
    • The Police Inspectorate starts an investigation into the incident in Leposaviq (Kallxo)
    • Opposition reacts to increased property tax bills (media)
    • Bogujevci at CoE: I come from a country where women and men experienced sexual violence (media)
    • Vetevendosje and PDK accuse each other through videos (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic responds to the call of the right to discuss the Franco-German plan in the Parliament; parliamentary groups refused consultations? (Danas, Nova, FoNet)
    • Vucic: I will inform parliamentary groups of details of European plan (Tanjug, media)
    • Dacic today in Brussels at separate meetings with Borrell and Lajcak (Kontakt plus radio, RTS)
    • Konrad and Cochard: There is no question of sanctions if the plan for Kosovo is not accepted (NMagazin, Beta, TV Prva)
    • Lajcak with representatives of countries that have not recognized Kosovo (KiM radio)
    • Juratovic: Without settled relations, no entry into the EU for either Belgrade or Pristina (N1, Beta, Nova)
    • Gervalla: Community/Association of Serbian municipalities is a dead proposition (Kosovo Online, Ekonomi Online)
    • Bilcik’s draft report: Serbia to align its foreign policy with the EU (media)
    • SNF asks Bishop Teodosije to convene a town hall meeting, after Vucic’s statements on Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Protest in North Mitrovica tomorrow (Kontakt plus radio, Danas, KiM radio)
    • Petkovic and Svecla share conflicting statements; KP: M.D. & D.S. accused of almost 100 crimes, including murder (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • Lazarevic: After Vucic’s address, the whole north like a deflated balloon – and Serbian List’s supporters (N1)

    International:

    • Kosovo Police Confirm Shooting at Serb-driven Vehicle (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 23, 2023

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Borrell to inform EU foreign ministers today on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RFE)
    • Osmani: I thanked the Holy Father for the care he shows toward Kosovo (media)
    • Kurti meets with Mufti, talks about the Draft Law on Religious Freedoms (media)
    • Fajon and Lajcak talk about the situation in the Western Balkans (Klan)
    • Kusari-Lila: Kosovo is not a blocking party in the dialogue (media)
    • Kosovo Police unit fires shots after being attacked by a vehicle in Leposavic (Koha)
    • Abdixhiku criticises government on Martin Berishaj and Oliver Ivanovic cases (media)
    • Protest against Kurti’s statement about Ivanovic: resign or apologise (media)
    • UN willing to help families and people affected by floods (Indeksonline)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbian Government session commence, Vucic to address public this evening (RTS, media)
    • Dacic: ZSO precondition for talks on Belgrade-Pristina solution (Kosovo Online, Happy TV)
    • Opposition reacts to Vucic’s willingness to accept Kosovo agreement concept (N1, Prva TV)
    • Serbian Orthodox Church elders express conviction that Serbian state leadership would not and can not agree to Kosovo independence (FoNet)
    • Brnabic: Nothing regarding Kosovo will be decided without the people (FoNet, N1)
    • Fatherland Movement seeks referendum on French-German proposal (KoSSev)
    • Lajcak: Community of Serb Municipalities crucial, German-French plan solution (Tanjug)
    • Danas: European plan for Kosovo in 10 points (KoSSev)
    • Professor: French-German proposal contrary to Constitution of Serbia and UN Resolution 1244 (N1)
    • Nova: ZSO by the end of April, final agreement by June (Kosovo Online)
    • Specialist Court without comment on media reports on theft of confidential data (Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic receives Cuban ambassador in a farewell visit, thanks him for Cuban stance on Kosovo (Tanjug)
    • Three key postulates for the formation of the CSM (ZSO) (Politika)
    • Petkovic: Special forces shot at a vehicle near the Bistrica Bridge, a Serb was wounded (media)
    • A Serbian boy attacked in Suvi Do yesterday (media)

    Opinion:

    • “Kosovo is a Country, and a Country Means a State, Rules the Court of Justice of the European Union” (EJILTalk)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The air is slowly but surely killing us (Kosovo 2.0)
    • Floods in Western Balkans Cause Huge Damage, Drownings (Balkan Insight)

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