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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 13

By   7 hours ago

• Kurti promises agreement with Mustafa before constitutive assembly session (Koha)
• Kurti: LDK seeks President’s post, but they don’t say who is the candidate (RTK)
• Kosnett: The U.S. never supported border change (Kallxo)
• UK’s ambassador meets LDK leaders (media)
• Selimi: Lajcak, serious candidate for EU envoy in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• “Serbian List not an obstacle to formation of new Kosovo government” (media)
• Palokaj: EU has failed in the dialogue led by Mogherini (Koha)
• Constitutional Court suspends law on salaries (media)
• Montenegro court confirms sentence for war crimes in Kosovo (Zeri)
• Kosovo opens its embassy in Oslo, Norway (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 12

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• Kurti and Mustafa meet, fail to reach agreement (media)
• Thaci calls Assembly’s constitutive session on 24 December (media)
• Haxhiu: If LDK insists on President’s post, Kosovo will head for new elections (KP)
• Osmani: I believe on positive moves for coalition in the following days (RTK)
• Thaci to Vucic: Seeking compromise without recogntion, a provocation (RTK)
• Kosovo declares Nobel laureate Handke ‘persona non grata’ (media)
• Butel: Kosovo has not fulfilled all criteria for visa liberalisation (RTK)
• Rakic: We have not given up forming association of Serb municipalities (Koha/Zeri)
• Bamieh: EULEX sent all war crimes cases with Serb suspects to Serbia (RTK/Bota Sot)
• Albania lobbies for Kosovo joining Adriatic Charter (Koha Ditore)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 11

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• Thaci says Assembly session will be called as required by law (Bota Sot)
• Veseli: Delays in forming new institutions not positive for Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• Hoti: Agreement to be reached in following days, no reason for failure (media)
• In Berlin, Osmani meets U.S. special envoy Grenell (media)
• Delays in formation of Assembly cannot set in motion Constitutional Court (Koha)
• Thaci: Internationals’ silence enabled Vucic to deny the massacre (media)
• Pacolli: EU to demand Serbia hand over war criminals (media)
• Borell: An agreement in Pristina – Belgrade dialogue, my priority (RTK)
• Svecla on meeting with Djuric: It was a working meeting (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 10

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• LDK and LVV optimistic on reaching coalition agreement within this week (media)
• LVV denies having agreed to endorse LDK candidate for president of Kosovo (Zeri)
• Kusari-Lila: Lack of coalition agreement, disappointment for citizens (Klan Kosova)
• Rugova: LVV-LDK agreement to include president’s post (Epoka e Re)
• UK, Swiss embassies condemn statements of Serbian officials (media)
• Osmani: Kosovo commemorates victims of genocide, EU rewards Serbia (media)
• PDK leader Veseli to be interviewed today in The Hague (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 9

By   4 days ago

• Kurti: If there is no agreement with LDK, we will go to new elections (RTK)
• VV: Either government with LDK or we go to new elections (Koha)
• Murati: Drop the conditions, let us start working (Klan Kosova)
• Haradinaj: New elections not the right move (Zeri)
• UNMIK chief expresses concern over attempts to distort painful events (media)
• U.S. Embassy reacts to Vucic’s statements on Recak (media)
• LVV’s Svecla slammed for sitting next to Djuric in Tirana conference (media)
• Visa liberalisation for Kosovo not on the agenda (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 7

By   6 days ago

• Kurti reaches out to Mustafa in an effort to form new government (Telegrafi)
• Thaci accuses EU of double standards (media)
• Kurti reacts to Vucic’s denial of Recak massacre (Koha)
• Kosovo MFA condemns Serbia’s ‘inhumane’ approach to war crimes (media)
• EU: No place for negating events in Recak (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 6

By   1 week ago

• Haziri: LVV-LDK agreement, a matter of days (Telegrafi/Klan)
• LVV and LDK indicate renewed talks following mutual accusations (Koha)
• Nagavci: LVV gave proposals and stands committed to an agreement (media)
• Bahtiri: New elections rather than giving up Interior Ministry (Epoka)
• Haradinaj: I am not in contact with LVV and LDK, AAK is in opposition (RTK)
• Heldt meets Mustafa, discusses coalition negotiations (media)
• Thaci: Serbian genocidal policies must be denounced (media)
• Haradinaj: Vucic’s hatred for Albanians shown in his Recak remarks (media)
• Citaku: Vucic’s denial of Recak massacre, utter madness (Zeri/Bota Sot)
• Law on salaries ends up at Constitutional Court (Zeri)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 5

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• Increasing international calls for creation of new government (Zeri)
• Sources: Thaci to convene Assembly’s constitutive session on the 19th (Telegrafi)
• “If no coalition with LVV is reached, LDK will go to opposition” (RTK/Telegrafi)
• Thaci travels to Berlin to speak about dialogue with Serbia (media)
• “Grenell to arrange meeting between Thaci and Kurti in Berlin” (Klan Kosova)
• “Normalisation of Kosovo – Serbia relations means mutual recognition” (RTK)
• Thaci: NATO in Kosovo doing an excellent job (media)
• Appathurai: NATO hopes for agreement between Kosovo and Serbia (Koha)
• Borrell: I cannot visit Kosovo as government is not formed yet (media)
• Varhelyi: I welcome “Mini-Schengen” but I have a condition (RTK)
• Mogherini gets new post at UN (Kallxo)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 4

By   1 week ago

• Kosovo risks sliding into another political crisis (Koha Ditore)
• Kurti’s interview to Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Zeri)
• Kurti and Mustafa expected to meet today (Klan Kosova/KP)
• Konjufca: LDK conditioned coalition deal with president’s post (T7/Telegrafi)
• Abdixhiku: If they are serious, we are here, all 28 MPs (Klan Kosova)
• Haradinaj: New government should not lift 100% tariff (RTK)
• New EU commissioner calls for swift formation of new government (Koha)
• Danielsson: Kosovo-Serbia agreement as soon as possible (Express/Zeri)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 3

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• Kurti and Mustafa fail to finalise coalition agreement yesterday (media)
• Kosnett: U.S. has never actively pushed for major border changes (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo President to attend Friends of Europe summit in Brussels (media)
• Serwer: Vucic not to interfere in Ivanovic’s murder process (VOA/Telegrafi)
• Djuric reacts to indictment in Oliver Ivanovic case (Express)
• “Indictment in Ivanovic case aimed to shift attention from special court” (RTK)
• Pacolli meets Quint countries’ ambassadors (media)
• Kosovo leaves Serbia’s energy regulatory system, joins that of Albania (media)

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    UNMIM Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 13, 2019

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 13, 2019

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: We are working day and night to reach coalition with LDK (Klan Kosova/Kallxo)
    • U.S. Ambassador Philip Kosnett’s interview with Jeta Xharra
    • Kosovo can enter a blockade if LVV refuses to propose a name for Assembly Speaker (Express)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • ”No one has the right to tell a family to stop hoping their member will be found” (RTV KiM)
    • Where did Kosovo get from thousands of pages of documents about war crimes? (FRE, Radio KIM)
    • Ombudsman launches investigation into excessive use of force against villagers protesting the construction of MHE in Strpce (KoSSev)
    • Rakic: Fake indictments against Serbs published in Albanian media (TV Most)

    International:

    • Opening new Chapter with Serbia was mostly a message of good will to the region (EWB)
    • If Kosovo, Albania & Macedonia are considered for EU membership, why not independent Scotland & Catalonia? – Puigdemont (Russia Today)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kosnett: ‘I eat this air with a fork like everybody else’ (Prishtina Insight)
    • 99 underage mothers during 2019 (Klan)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 12, 2019

    By   1 day ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: There can be no border changes of Kosovo (DW)
    • Kurti: No meeting with Mustafa today (media)
    • LDK’s Avdyli optimistic a coalition agreement with LVV will be reached (Telegrafi)
    • EU: Corruption remains a serious challenge in Kosovo (Kosovapress)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Brammertz: Balkans deny crimes and glorifies criminals (RTS)
    • “It would be great if Serbia wanted to join NATO” (Tanjug, Blic, B92)
    • Djuric: Initiators of conflict and biggest criminals in Kosovo present themselves as Albanian leaders in Kosovo (Danas)
    • Serbian List: ”Albanian politicians to stop hating Serbs” (RTV Pulse, Vecernje Novosti, Radio Mitrovica North)
    • Silvana Arsovic discharged from hospital (RTS)

    Opinion:

    • Baton Haxhiu: It appears the U.S. Embassy has received pledge of future PM (Klan)

    International:

    • Hopes Rise in Kosovo for Deal on New Government (Balkan Insight)
    • Nine EU Members release a new proposal for the reform of enlargement process (European Western Balkans)
    • Kosovo declares Peter Handke ‘persona non grata’ (Deutsche Welle)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kosovo Doctor’s Exhibition Documents Wartime Refugees’ Journey (Balkan Insight)
    • International Mountain Day: We did not protect nature (KoSSev)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 11, 2019

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 11, 2019

    Albanian Language Media:

    • No Kurti-Mustafa agreement, LVV leader to meet trade unions today (Express)
    • “Kurti expected to meet Mustafa following return from Germany” (Telegrafi)
    • Online poll: Majority of respondents optimistic of an LVV-LDK agreement (Telegrafi)
    • Zyberaj: We’ll prosecute all Serbian officials responsible for crimes (media)
    • Kosovo’s power plants, among the biggest polluters in Europe (RFE)
    • Haxhiu: If LDK insists on President’s post, Kosovo will go for new elections (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: We are ready for talks about compromise on Kosovo issue (RTS)
    • Moscow will agree with UN SC discussion of division of Kosovo, if Serbia wants (N1)
    • Borrell tells EU members to focus on Western Balkans (Beta, N1)
    • Vucic congratulates Handke (RTS)
    • Serbian List MPs verified their mandates in Kosovo Assembly (FoNet, Radio kontakt plus, RTK2)
    • Djuric: Panicked fear of former KLA commanders (TV Most)
    • Manitasevic ceased hunger strike due to health reasons (Radio KIM, Novosti)
    • Marko Rosic’s parents confirmed that neither they nor his lawyer have received the indictment (Danas, TV Most)
    • The Swede who returned Nobel Prize she allegedly received, hadn’t received it at all? (B92, Sputnik)

    Opinion:

    • Europe must lead on the climate crisis. The European Green Deal shows how (The Guardian)

    International:

    • Four Balkan States Boycott Nobel Ceremony to Protest Handke (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo President Says ‘Future Is Not Built By Denying Crimes,’ Urges Serbia To Accept Blame (RFE)
    • Russia Throws Wrench Into Efforts to Renew Serbia-Kosovo Talks (Bloomberg)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • KCSS: Women excluded from security sector, inclusion remains a challenge (EO)
    • Kosovo’s Jews in Race to Preserve Heritage (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 10, 2019

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 10, 2019

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Thaci: Internationals’ silence enabled Vucic to deny the massacre (media)
    • Veseli’s interview at Specialist Chambers ends after three hours (media)
    • Abazi: Agreement between LVV and LDK by week’s end (Klan Kosova)
    • Apostolova: The people need new institutions (Lajmi)
    • Jashari: Law on salaries must be suspended (RTK)
    • CDHRF: Internationals have experimented with mortal remains (RTK)
    • A week after Kurti-Mustafa meeting, no decision on President’s post (G Express)
    • U.S. with a request for the new government (Klan)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Media in Pristina publish indictment for murder of Oliver Ivanovic (N1, KoSSev)
    • Djuric: Indictments in case of Ivanovic’s murder, continuation of hunt against Serbia (RTS, Prva TV)
    • Marko Rosic transferred to North Mitrovica detention facility (KoSSev)
    • Zyberaj: We will forward 10,000 pages of evidence of Serbia’s crimes to the Prosecutor’s Office (KoSSev)
    • Ombudsman: Attacks on Roma woman result of incited hatred on social media and media portals (KoSSev)
    • Ricardo Gutierrez: Most killed and missing journalists in Kosovo (Free Serbian, Radio Mitrovica North, KIM radio)
    • Aleksandar Spiric’s lawsuit against the KoSSev editor dismissed (KoSSev)
    • “Anti – Handke hysteria”: How did we end up with Christiane Amanpour’s comments? (B92, Tanjug, N1)
    • Argentina will not change its stance on Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus)

    Opinion:

    • The Children of ISIS Don’t Belong in Cages, Either (The New York Times)

    International:

    • Oliver Ivanovic Murder: Indictment Names Kosovo Serb ‘Crime Gang’ (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Haradinaj: Our responsibility to build the state on values of tolerance (media)
    • “RAE community, especially women, experience violence on a daily basis” (EO)
    • Campaigners demand EU action against Western Balkan heavy polluters (Reuters)
    • Ex-Yugoslav States Failing on Gender Justice, Report Says (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 09, 2019

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media: German Ambassador symbolically calls for formation of new government (Kallxo) “Formation of Assembly not dependant on LVV – LDK agreement” (RFE) YIHR Kosovo and YIHR Serbia condemn Vucic’s denial rhetoric (media) No decision on President’s post a week after Kurti-Mustafa meeting (G Express) Veseli leaves for The Hague: Proud to have been […]

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 6, 2019

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 06, 2019

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Hoti: LDK remains committed to the creation of stable institutions (RTK)
    • Haxhiu: Assembly Speaker belongs to the winning political party (RTK)
    • Kosnett: Kosovo and Serbia must return to table of talks (RTK)
    • Source: Visa liberalisation for Kosovo not in this year’s agenda (G. Express)
    • Analysts, if there is no LVV-LDK agreement, a transitory government is required (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbian List reacts to statements of Pristina officials (RTS)
    • Raska-Prizren Eparchy Bishop Teodosije on Todosijevic’s verdict (KoSSev, Raska-Prizren Eparchy)
    • Belgrade – Pristina dialogue a topic of the Berlin conference (Kosovo Online, RTK)
    • Vucic spoke with Merkel: Revocation of tariffs, then dialogue (Tanjug, Radio KIM)
    • Director of the Ibar HE Gazivode: Pristina’s move would not jeopardize the power supply of Serbs in the north (Vecernje Novosti)
    • Vuletic: Solution to the issue of Kosovo through compromise (Kosovo Online, RTS)
    • Silvana Arsovic: I am not responsible, I have suffered enough (Vecernje Novosti, Blic)
    • Vlajic: Indictment in Ivanovic’s case result of public pressure and legal deadlines (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Serbia Exploring Possibility of Purchasing Russian MC – 21 (Sputnik)
    • Kosovo Court Jails Ex-Serb Minister for Ethnic Hatred (AP/NYT)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Green Politics for the Western Balkans? (Balkan Insight)
    • Life in a Kosovo village in the 1970s (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 5, 2019

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 05, 2019

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Meta meets Kurti, Mustafa, calls for quick creation of government (Klan/KP)
    • Kusari-Lila: I don’t think any party in Kosovo wants fresh elections (Telegrafi)
    • Former minister sentenced to prison for remarks on Recak massacre (media)
    • Poll: 59% of respondents prefer import tax on Serbia remaining in force (RTK/Telegrafi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Dacic: Pristina to revoke tariffs and return to dialogue (Tanjug, TV Most)
    • “If it was up to Putin back in 1999, we would never have been bombed” (Tanjug, B92)
    • Vlajic: Former Kosovo Minister of Local Self-Government and Administration Ivan Todosijevic sentenced to two years in prison (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: I am saying too “Racak” was fabricated, will they convict us all? (Tanjug, B92)
    • Rakic: If verdict is confirmed, Serbian List will urge Serbs to leave Kosovo institutions (TV Most)
    • Fake news about death of Silvana Arsovic (Radio KIM)
    • Milena Ivanovic on indictment in Oliver Ivanovic’s murder case (RTV Puls, Blic)

    International:

    Serbia to Stop Buying Weapons, President Says (Balkan Insight)
    Kosovo Tries Serb Ex-Fighter for Deadly Wartime Attack (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    Justice demanded for missing and murdered journalists in Kosovo (media)
    Organizations of persons with disabilities lack support of local authorities (Radio kontakt plus)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 4, 2019

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 04, 2019

    Albanian Language Media:

    • LDK: We are committed to reach coalition agreement with LVV (media)
    • Weber: Parties to form new government, visa liberalisation decision soon (media)
    • Meta: Kosovo gave all of us strength (Lajmi/Kallxo)
    • LVV: Discussions continue, no date for the new meeting (Zeri)
    • Kosnett meets with minority community leaders in Kosovo (RTK)
    • Apostolova: Form new government as soon as possible (Kosova Online)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic and Putin in Sochi: “I’m not optimistic when it comes to compromise on Kosovo” (Tanjug, B92)
    • Ambassador Kosnett’s Interview with Kossev (KoSSev, US Embassy)
    • Russian media: Two scandals in Serbia cast a shadow over Vucic’s visit to Russia (BETA, Tanjug, B92)
    • Kosovo Specialist Chambers mandate will continue until proceedings are concluded (KoSSev)
    • Conference on missing and murdered journalists in Kosovo organized in Gracanica (Radio KIM)
    • Jevtic: Serbian List will not be an obstacle for formation of institutions (Kosovo-online)
    • Nikola Manitasevic on hunger strike for ten days (Danas, Radio KIM)
    • Secretary of Oliver Ivanovic admitted to hospital last night (Radio kontakt plus, KoSSev)
    • Trial of Zoran Djokic begins in Pristina today (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
    • Entry gate of Saint Nikola Church in Gnjilane broken (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
    • Lawyer Vlajic: I expect acquittal in case of Ivan Todosijevic (Kosovo-online)

    International:

    • Post of President Holding up Kosovo Government Formation (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Bemused by Long Wait for Hague War Court Trials (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Brain Drain: Will the Last Doctor in Kosovo Turn Out the Lights? (Balkan Insight)
    • Visoki Decani Monastery delivered first shipment of humanitarian and financial aid to Albania (KoSSev, Raska-Prizren Eparchy)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 3, 2019

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 03, 2019

    Albanian Language Media:

    • President Thaci at summit on Western Balkans in Brussels (Indeksonline)
    • U.S. Ambassador Kosnett’s Interview with Koha Ditore
    • Kosovo signs trade agreement with UK (media)
    • LDK’s Veliu speaks about coalition agreement with LVV (Gazeta Express)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • France could stop EU integration of Serbia? (Sputnik, B92)
    • Lawyer Vlajic: Prosecutor paraphrased indictment; we do not know what evidence are (RTS)
    • CI SDP: Silvana Arsovic neither knows, nor ever met other accused persons (Radio KIM)
    • Aleksandar Ivanovic: We are interested in concrete evidence and political background (VoA, Radio KIM)
    • First Serbian Medical Congress on consequences of bombing held in Mitrovica North (KoSSev, Radio kontakt plus)
    • Djuric reacts to transmission system operators’ agreement (B92)
    • French ambassador says Paris EU expansion proposal could benefit Serbia (N1, BETA)

    Opinion:

    • ‘Mini Schengen’: A Balkan Breakthrough or Political Stunt? (Balkan Insight)
    • War Memorials in Kosovo Don’t Tell the Whole Story (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Kosovo Indicts Six for Serb Politician Ivanovic’s Murder (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo signs deal on joining Albania’s power grid (Reuters)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • PISA results paint dispiriting picture (Prishtina Insight)
    • OSCE Mission presents report and documentary film on returns (media)
    • Education centres for Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian communities face closure (Radio KIM)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 02, 2019

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Borell’s spokesman: Kosovo among his top priorities (RTK/Tanjug)
    • President Thaci travels to Brussels, to attend Friends of Europe summit (media)
    • Veseli’s interview by specialist chambers postponed to December 10 (media)
    • Prosecution indicts six persons for Oliver Ivanovic’s murder (Telegrafi)
    • Arrest warrant issued for Zvonko Veselinovic (RTK)
    • Haradinaj expects good news for visa liberalisation before Christmas (media)
    • Special Prosecution responds to Kurti’s criticism of its performance (Kallxo)
    • Kurti does not consider agreement with Mustafa a done deal (Express)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • An indictment has been filed for the murder of Oliver Ivanovic against six persons (KoSSev)
    • Kosovo prosecution filing the same indictments against Serbs that UNMIK closed (Vecernje novosti, Kontakt plus radio)
    • Pristina issues international warrant for arrest of Kosovo Serb (N1, Kosovo online)
    • Rama thanks Vucic and other leaders for assistance they sent to Albania (N1, Srna)
    • Embassy: US policy towards Serbia has never changed (N1, Beta, Politika)

    International:

    • Germany’s AKK warns of Russian, Chinese influence in Balkans (DW)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • United Nations Climate Change Conference (B92, Beta, AP)
    • Air quality unhealthy but improving as December arrives (Prishtina Insight)
    • Belgrade association calls for help to people of Albania (N1)
    • Book of Sorrows: Kosovo War Rape Survivors Tell Their Stories (Balkan Insight)
    • Cadez calls on Serbian companies to help Albania after earthquake (Beta, Kontakt plus radio)

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