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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 20, 2020

By   4 hours ago

• COVID – 19: 118 new cases, three deaths (media)
• Kosovo, Serbia ‘Reach Draft Agreement to Find Missing Persons’ (Balkan Insight)
• Hyseni: No Association without final agreement on mutual recognition (RTK)
• Lajcak: Italy is a key partner in the Western Balkans (media)
• Italy will support the Kosovo – Serbia dialogue (media)
• Haxhiu: Vetevendosje was never asked to implement Association (media)
• Government adopts implementation plan for Washington Agreement (Koha)
• U.S. delegation visits Kosovo for Ujman Lake (Klan Kosova)
• Palokaj: Kosovo should at least respect Lajcak’s honesty (Koha)
• Hehir: Constitutional changes don’t guarantee anything in exchange (Telegrafi)
• Hamiti: Association does not require constitutional changes (RTK)
• Djuric: Association must have executive powers (Klan Kosova)
• EULEX publishes monitoring report on Kosovo justice system (media)
• Government decides to dissolve anti–corruption task force (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 19, 2020

By   1 day ago

• COVID-19: 137 new cases, one death (media)
• Hoti calls for caution after increase in COVID-19 cases (media)
• Zemaj urges for implementation of COVID-19 preventive measures (media)
• Osmani: Battle against COVID-19 is not over (media)
• PDK, VV and SL to start talks for ousting Hoti government (Indeksonline)
• Vetevendosje doesn’t trust Hoti about the Association (media)
• Biden: A settlement that respects Kosovo’s territorial integrity (media)
• Hoti wants assault on reporter to be resolved (media)
• Journalist association condemns attack on Kajtazi in strongest terms (media)
• Jashari: Serbia, not Kosovo, must change its constitution (media)
• Serbia continues to invest in Mitrovica North, builds football field (Lajmi)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 17

By   3 days ago

COVID – 19: 104 new cases, two deaths (media)
Kosovo FM reacts to Lajcak remarks (media)
Nitaj: Prishtina can ask for Lajcak’s dismissal (media)
Balje: Lajcak’s request to amend constitution, unacceptable (media)
PM Hoti replaces heads of police, customs and tax administration (Koha)
What does the UN report on Kosovo contain? (media)
Victims of violence don’t find long-term shelter from the state (RFE)
U.S. Embassy: Civil Code to include rights of marginalised communities (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 16, 2020

By   4 days ago

• COVID-19: 77 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Thaci: Association will be established; no executive competencies (media)
• Hoti warns of early elections if there is no agreement on President (media)
• Hoti: Association is a closed issue, we entered dialogue only for recognition (media)
• Osmani: I will start a civic initiative with new faces (media)
• LDK leader publishes Mogherini’s letter on Association (media)
• VV’s Haxhiu reacts to Mustafa regarding Mogherini’s letter (media)
• “Lajcak same as Belgrade, wants Association without final agreement” (media)
• Vucic, Lajcak: Dialogue continues, implementation of agreements (N1)
• Bosnia Presidency Fails to Agree on Recognition of Kosovo (Balkan Insight)
• Minister Krasniqi calls on CEFTA to drop “UNMIK-Kosovo” tag (RTK/Telegrafi)
• PM Hoti meets UN Kosovo Team (media)
• Venice Commission rebuts statements about receiving draft law on government (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 15, 2020

By   5 days ago

• COVID-19: 80 new cases, one death (media)
• Hoti: We will be forced to take stricter steps if COVID cases increase (media)
• Lajcak: EU and U.S. share same interests in the Western Balkans (media)
• Jevtic calls for establishment of Association of Serb-majority municipalities (media)
• Ymeri: There will be no government fall until dialogue ends (Telegrafi)
• Vilan: There is no specific date of our recognition of Kosovo (N1/ Lapsi.al)
• Vucic: Fulfill promises, then we will discuss (RTK)
• Putin cancels Serbia’s visit protesting country’s ‘approximation’ with U.S. (Koha)
• International drivers’ licenses not valid unless Kosovo joins UN (Koha)
• Kosovo PM: No Serb Municipal Association Before Final Settlement (Balkan Insight)
• Serbia finally recognizes Kosovo border by staffing Common Border Crossing Point at Merdare (Express)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 14, 2020

By   6 days ago

• COVID – 19: 98 new cases, one death (media)
• Hoti: Association won’t be formed without a final agreement (media)
• Osmani calls for internal consensus for dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Lajcak to meet President Thaci, party leaders on Wednesday (Indeksonline)
• EU wants Association as part of comprehensive agreement (media)
• Guterres warns of Thaci, Veseli attempts to obstruct court’s work (Zeri/RTS)
• “Kosovo – Serbia final agreement must include mutual recognition” (media)
• Osmani: We are discussing formation of a civic initiative (KTV)
• Konjufca: Time is near for a landslide victory of VV in elections (media)
• Kumnova: Our loved ones were taken away by Serbs we knew (media)
• Kandic: War crimes to be simultaneously tried in The Hague and Belgrade (Koha)
• Shala: I was invited by Specialist Chambers as a murder suspect (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 13, 2020

By   1 week ago

• COVID – 19: 68 new cases, one death (media)
• Hoti: There will never be a technical dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Lajcak: EU remains biggest investor in the Balkans (media)
• Government rules out talks on Association on eve of Lajcak visit (Koha)
• Borrell: Kosovo and Serbia can reach an agreement within months (media)
• Hamza: We’re not bringing down government as we don’t have votes (media)
• Hoxhaj: Hoti government has no idea how to lead dialogue (media)
• Hoti has telephone conversation with Greek PM Mitsotakis (media)
• Serbs mark 1,000 days from killing of moderate Kosovo Serb politician (Reuters)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 12, 2020

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 49 new cases, two deaths (media)
• Hoti: Second wave of COVID-19, a very serious threat (media)
• Zemaj: Increase in number of cases, result of failure to respect measures (media)
• Thaci: Kosovo – Serbia dialogue must conclude with mutual recognition (media)
• Lajcak: Form the Association of Serb-majority municipalities (media)
• Assembly to try for seventh time to pass economic recovery bill (media)
• EU foreign ministers to discuss Kosovo – Serbia dialogue on Monday (media)
• Kurti: No sustainable peace possible while Serbia hides mass graves (media)
• Mustafa: Rugova was arrested to damage him and LDK (media)
• Vucic to EU: Ready for compromise, not ultimatum, on Kosovo issue (media)
• Will White House Follow Through On Serbia-Kosovo Deal If Trump Wins Second Term? (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 10, 2020

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 79 new cases, three deaths (media)
• U.S. Embassy slams Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, gives up its monitoring role (media)
• Hoti concerned after U.S. Embassy withdraws its experts (media)
• Serbia appoints new head of Office for Kosovo (Express)
• Kosovo FM: We would welcome Greece’s decision to recognize Kosovo (media)
• Canak’s shocking testimony: We were told not to talk about 16 mass graves (RTK)
• Police confirms arrest of Istog mayor Haki Rugova (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 9, 2020

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 33 new cases, no deaths (media)
• LDK calls extraordinary session on economic recovery bill (media)
• Government called to accountability for failed attempt to pass economic recovery law (Koha)
• German ambassador reacts to failed adoption of economic recovery bill (media)
• Kosovo President Thaci travels to Washington (media)
• Greek FM Dendias to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Hoti to report to the Parliament on 100 days of the government (media)
• Ahead of SC session, Serb propaganda against Kosovo increases (Telegrafi)
• LVV: We do not support Citaku for president (Express)
• Hasani: Ramush Haradinaj has best chances to become President (media)
• Ceku: Court’s ruling on Decan Monastery, a closed matter (KTV)
• WB: Kosovo’s economy is expected to contract by 8.8 percent (Express)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 19, 2020

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 19, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 118 new cases, three deaths (media)
    • Zemaj warns on stricter measures (media)
    • Lajcak misinterpreted, constitutional changes apply to Belgrade as well (RFE)
    • Horti: Government taking necessary steps to implement Washington Agreement (media)
    • Kosovo marks the EU Anti-Trafficking Day (media)
    • PDK MP writes public letter to Lajcak (media)
    • Basha: Ahtisaari’s package is Kosovo’s compromise (T7, RTK)
    • Thaci and Daka discuss election dates for Podujeva and North Mitrovica (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 11 new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb-areas in Kosovo on Saturday (Radio kontakt plus)
    • “ZSO must be formed as it was agreed” (Radio KIM)
    • Odalovic: Brussels has instruments to make Pristina establish ZSO (RTS)
    • Lavrov to visit Serbia later this month (N1)
    • Dmitrijevic to Serbian journalists’ associations: “Novosti” daily jeopardized safety of SOC clergy and Serbs in Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • UNS: Could truthful reporting jeopardize Serbs in Kosovo? (Kosovo-online)

    International:

    • Kosovo Leaders Condemn Gun Attack on Journalist’s Car (Balkan Insight)
    • ‘Easy Money’: Fake Forex and Fraudulent Balkan Call Centre (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Epidemiologist Kon: Situation unfavorable, especially in Belgrade (Prva TV, N1)
    • The “corona generation” is coming and it will not be good (DW, B92)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 16, 2020

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 104 new cases, two deaths (media)
    • Zemaj: No lockdown, we will take tough measures to combat COVID-19 (Telegrafi)
    • Osmani slams Lajcak’s statement calling it ‘concerning’ (media)
    • Tahiri: Serbia to change its Constitution, not Kosovo (Klan/Kallxo)
    • CDHRF: Lajcak inciting another war in Kosovo (media)
    • Draft law on KLA values, dialogue resolution fail to pass Assembly (media)
    • New U.S. troops to join NATO in Kosovo (media)
    • Hoti: Kosovo to ban use of 5G equipment from untrusted sellers (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Djuric: Tahiri can change the constitution if she wins the elections in Serbia (Radio Mitrovica sever, Tanjug)
    • Petkovic with Bocan-Kharchenko on Belgrade – Pristina dialogue (RTS)
    • Petkovic with Lajcak: European Union’s ability as a mediator being tested (RTS)
    • “If true, it was done behind Belgrade’s back and means betrayal by the EU” (B92, Sputnik)
    • Vucic: This is a plan that is little talked about in the Serbian public (Tanjug, B92)
    • “For eight years I have been listening about Vucic preparing to betray Kosovo” (B92, Vecernje Novosti)
    • Father Sava: The priest from the video has nothing to do with the Diocese (KiM radio)
    • Redzepi: I expect elections in a month and a half (RTK)
    • EIB helping revive Serbian railways, regional office chief says (Beta, N1)
    • Unclear whether Bosnian Presidency voted against recognition of Kosovo (N1)

    Opinion:

    • Pribicevic: Albanian side missed its momentum in dialogue with Serbia (N1, Kontakt plus radio)
    • Thousand Days After: Why the Murder of Oliver Ivanovic Should Be Brought to an International Tribunal? (KoSSev, zorancicak blog)

    International:

    • Brussels Vows to Settle Kosovo Serb Municipal Association’s Status (Balkan Insight)
    • The EU needs a step-by-step integration plan for the Western Balkans (emerging-europe.com)
    • Serbia expects Russian foreign minister’s visit soon — president (TASS)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 15, 2020

    By   5 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 77 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Lajcak: Association has to establish, you committed in 2015 (RTK)
    • Mustafa and Lajcak discuss conclusion of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RTK)
    • Americans want Kosovo in OSCE (Gazeta Express)
    • Whyte: There will be no Republika Srpska in Kosovo (RFE, Koha)
    • Krasniqi reacts after Lajcak’s statements on Association (Telegrafi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Lajcak: Pristina must show consistency by implementing the agreement on ZSO (RTS)
    • Russian ambassador denies media claims about Putin visit (N1)
    • Andjelkovic: Putin’s visit cannot be canceled, because it was not even scheduled (N1, Nova S)
    • Gracanica Mayor: We have the right to withdraw from the institutions if the ZSO is not formed (RTS)
    • Was progress made with Lajcak’s visit? (KIM radio, Danas)

    International:

    • Lajčák: International organizations are “eyes and ears” in Kosovo (EWB)
    • Snarky Facebook post sparks diplomatic incident between Russia and Serbia: What’s behind it? (neweasterneurope.eu)
    • Mariano: Western Balkan states could contribute to security and defense of NATO (EWB)
    • EU and the Western Balkans, a long engagement (balcanicaucaso.org)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The Latest: WHO: European cases rocket, strong limits needed (apnews.com)
    • International Day of Rural Women: I love the countryside, I love to produce (Radio Gorazdevac, KoSSev)
    • Platform Initiative launched to support clean energy transition in coal regions in Western Balkans and Ukraine (balkangreenenergynews.com)
    • Femart’s 8th edition celebrates resilience and solidarity in challenging times (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 14, 2020

    By   6 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 80 new cases, one death (media)
    • Zemaj: WHO remains Kosovo’s strategic partner in battling COVID-19 pandemic (media)
    • Thaci meets Lajcak: We discussed final agreement, including mutual recognition (media)
    • Lajcak meets heads of international organisations in Kosovo (media)
    • Lajcak meets leaders of political parties (media)
    • State Department hails Kosovo-Serbia cooperation in Merdare (RTK)
    • Grenell: Merdare border crossing becomes operational thanks to Trump (Klan)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 14 new cases of Covid-19 in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Petkovic: The only way to move the dialogue from the deadlock is for Pristina to fulfill its obligations (RTS)
    • Simic: Pristina’s refusal to form the ZSO threatens the survival of Serbs in Kosovo (TV Prva, Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • Popovic: Albanians underrate the EU (Kosovo Online, TV Pink, Tanjug)
    • Milivojevic: Belgrade has full right to get out of Brussels agreement (Kosovo-online)
    • Vucic: Serbia didn’t change stance on Kosovo following Washington agreement (Sputnik)
    • Lajcak cautious about Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process (N1)
    • Vucic tells Russian Ambassador gas pipeline to be completed this year (N1, Beta)
    • Merdare: Serbian personnel started work in new premises (Radio KIM)
    • Dacic: Gratitude to Ukraine for principled stance not to recognize Kosovo (Kosovo-online)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Economic empowerment of women crucial for prevention of gender-based violence (media)
    • Serbian “herd immunity” (BETA, B92)
    • Civil Society Filled a Void in the Balkan Pandemic (Balkan Insight)
    • Report: Global Internet Freedom Declines in Shadow of Pandemic (freedomhouse.com)
    • Femart’s 8th edition celebrates resilience and solidarity in challenging times (Prishtina Insight)
    • Three KelKos hydropower plants no longer licensed (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 13, 2020

    By   7 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 13, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 98 new cases, one death (media)
    • EU Special Representative Lajcak to arrive in Kosovo today (Gazeta Express)
    • Government to Lajcak’s question on Association shortly before his arrival in Kosovo (Express)
    • To Russia, thesis of removing borders between Albania and Kosovo is alarming (Koha)
    • France fades Kosovo hopes for visa liberalisation any time soon (Express)
    • Hoti receives new U.S. Military Attaché Stephen Rose (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • If Pristina continues blocking ZSO, Serbs announce possibility of leaving all Kosovo institutions (Kosovo-online)
    • Várhelyi: Boosting and connecting the Western Balkans on the EU path (N1)
    • EU envoy Lajcak makes first report on the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue to foreign ministers (N1)
    • Djuric: Pristina makes efforts to suspend dialogue (Radio KIM)
    • Grubjesic: Lajcak to convince Pristina establish ZSO and continue dialogue (TV Most)
    • “1000 candles” lit in Ivanovic’s honor in Belgrade and North Mitrovica (KoSSev)
    • Srebrenica Mothers: Serbian FM threatens all who speak of mass graves in Serbia (N1)
    • Odalovic: Serbia does not hide mass graves; we checked everything that was asked of us (Kosovo Online)
    • Senior German diplomat says region’s problems can no longer be put off (N1, BETA)

    Opinion:

    • Ring them Bells (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Balkan Govts Mull Tightened Rules as COVID-19 Cases Rise (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 12, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 68 new cases, one death (media)
    • Kosovo Assembly adopts law on economic recovery (media)
    • Pacolli: Talks on president’s post not to take place at this time (Klan)
    • Kosovo minister complains over trade barriers by Serbia (Koha/RTK)
    • VV calls for announcement of local elections in Podujeve, Mitrovica North (media)
    • In Kosovo, 40 persons convicted for war crimes (RFE)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Three new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo on Saturday (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Lajcak: Vucic wonders whether the EU is offering a European perspective (FoNet, N1)
    • RTS: Lajcak to visit Belgrade and Pristina
    • Dacic: We are grateful to China for supporting sovereignty and territorial integrity of Serbia (Kosovo-online)
    • 1,000 candles for Oliver Ivanovic for one thousand days of silence in Mitrovica North as well (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: We’ll see if there will be extraordinary parliamentary elections in 2022 (BETA, N1)
    • Petkovic: Once again Thaci has shown that he is essentially against dialogue (Kosovo Online, B92)
    • Rakic and Szunyog visit northern municipalities (Radio Mitrovica sever)

    Opinion:

    • COVID-19 Crisis Could Slow Southeast Europe’s Economies for Years (Balkan Insight)
    • In times like these anchored cooperation-bashkepunim-saradnja-suradnja-саработка-сарадња, takes on more importance (EWB)

    International:

    • ‘A Hero Returns’: How Freed War Criminals are Glorified in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)
    • Serbia cultivates both US and China in Balkans tug of war (Financial Times)
    • Why the Kosovo Conflict Remains a Problem for the EU (The Washington Post)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • In pictures: Prishtina Pride Parade 2020 (Prishtina Insight)
    • Pride Week: PM Hoti expresses government’s support for LGBTIQ+ members’ rights (media)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 9, 2020

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 9, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 79 new cases, three deaths (media)
    • Hoti receives letter from U.S. President Trump (RTK)
    • Hoti: We have worked hard on the main principles (media)
    • Greek Foreign Minister Dendias visits Kosovo (media)
    • The IMF objects to the 10 percent withdrawal from the Trust (Koha)
    • NISMA demands international reaction to Dacic’s statement (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic on Varhelyi’s visit, EC report, Covid, Kosovo (B92)
    • Vucic: A big assignment for new pro-European government (B92)
    • Vucic accepts responsibility for claims in EC report (N1)
    • Brnabic says European Commission assessment arbitrary (FoNet, N1)
    • EP rapporteur says EC investments will be tightly controlled (N1)
    • Serbian Government appoints Marko Djuric ambassador in Washington (media)
    • “Djuric’s appointment as ambassador in US would change nothing” (Radio KIM)
    • “Kosovo police violates Law on use of languages” (Radio KIM)
    • Hasani: Point on Gazivode Lake in Washington Agreement doesn’t endanger Kosovo territory (Kosovo-online)

    Opinion:

    • DW: ”Citizens of Serbia and Kosovo need to be prepared for the truth” (Danas)
    • Kosovo: Three governments, one country report (EWB)

    International:

    • EC report on Serbia – Not a pleasant read for the citizens of Serbia (EWB)
    • Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN World Food Programme (BBC)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • EU presents guidelines on Green Agenda for Western Balkans (balkangreenenergynews.com)
    • Workshop on human rights protection organized for RAE students (Radio KIM)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 8, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 33 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Varhelyi: All EU states need to be convinced Kosovo has met visa liberalisation criteria (media)
    • Hoti: If no agreement, Kosovo and Serbia will remain independent neighbouring countries (Koha)
    • Osmani: Kosovo should be granted visa liberalisation, all criteria met (media)
    • Economic recovery draft law fails to be adopted, yet again (media)
    • Draft law on KLA values fails to pass Assembly (media)
    • Civil society activists protest against KLA values law (media)
    • Greek FM Dendias to visit Kosovo tomorrow (Klan)
    • Hoti rejects reports about establishment of new ministry (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Godfrey: Solution of the Kosovo issue possible in a year or two (media)
    • Bilcik: European Commission report on Serbia objective (N1)
    • Serbia sends protest note to Albania (media)
    • Empirika on MIA decision relating to “KS” registration plates (media)
    • Police arrested suspect for shooting in Donja Brnjica (Radio KIM)
    • Harassment of girl in Babin Most (RTS, Radio KIM, KoSSev)
    • Jevtic: Stop pandemic of intimidation of Serbs (TV Most)
    • Spahiu: ”Constitution should be amended regarding the election of President” (Kosovo Online)
    • Odalovic: Most EULEX documentation in Pristina’s hands (Radio Mitrovica Sever, TV Prva)

    Opinion:

    • ‘Scientific’ views on sexual harassment in Kosovo (and why it matters) (Prishtina Insight)

    International:

    • Várhelyi: Kosovo has fulfilled the conditions for visa liberalization (EWB)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 7, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 7, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 49 new cases, three deaths (media)
    • Selimi: No final agreement without inclusion of missing persons issue (Koha)
    • LVV: Government disregarding fate of the missing (Express)
    • Von Cramon: European Commission report, positive on Kosovo (Express)
    • Kosovo visa liberalization not on EU Council’s October agenda (Express)
    • EU Commission: ‘Corruption is widespread and remains an issue of serious concern’ (Prishtina Insight)
    • Hamza: PDK will remain in opposition (media)
    • WB: Kosovo’s economy expected to contract by 8.8 percent (Express)
    • Thaci orders Ambassador Vlora Citaku to leave Washington (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Eight new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
    • PCR testing at personal request available twice a week in Mitrovica North (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Risi: Gender equality important at all levels (Radio KIM)
    • EC report says Serbia made little or no progress in key areas (N1)
    • Varhelyi: Report as guidance for new Serbian Government (N1)
    • Djuric: Serbs in Kosovo will not be Hoti’s hostages (RTS)
    • EU Office Head: Existing agreements must be implemented (Kosovo-online)
    • Vucic with Prince Albert II of Monaco: Serbia to join UN Alliance for Multilateralism (B92)
    • Antonijevic: Vucic observed minute of silence for Kosovo Albanians (N1)
    • On Saturday’s event at Our Lady of Ljevis: No crime took place and police does not comment on non-police activities (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Kosovo’s Fragile Govt Aims to Lure PDK into Broader Coalition (Balkan Insight)
    • Albania, North Macedonia ‘Should Start EU Accession Talks This Year’ (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 6, 2020

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 6, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 34 new cases, three deaths (media)
    • COVID-19: North Macedonia to lift border restrictions on 12 October (media)
    • Enlargement Package: EU finds limited progress in Kosovo (Koha)
    • Haradinaj: We support the idea of a broad-based government (Kosovapress)
    • Vetevendosje: Hoti can help Kosovo by resigning (media)
    • “Mothers’ Calls” demand conditioning of dialogue with missing persons (media)
    • Minister Selimi dismisses advisor arrested on drug trafficking charges (Koha)
    • Serbian minister defends use of the term ‘siptar’ (Prishtina Insight)
    • Billboard near Pristina Airport wishes Trump a speedy recovery (Klan)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: Ana Brnabic new prime minister designate (B92)
    • Dacic replies to Stano: Before warning Serbia, first provide an answer when the ZSO (CSM) will be formed
    • Yucom: Because of hate speech, Vulin cannot be a minister (NMagazin, Beta)
    • National Convent says Serbia moving backwards on road to EU (FoNet, N1)
    • Milivojevic: EU biased, ready for concessions to Pristina (Kosovo-online)
    • Spahiu: Thaci with Lajcak, a medal for Grenell, something has changed around his indictment (Kosovo Online)
    • EC economic and investment plan for Western Balkans (N1)

    International:

    • Serbian President ‘Observes Minute’s Silence’ for Kosovo War Dead (Balkan Insight)
    • 10th Belgrade Security Forum titled “No Trust – No Peace” begins this week (EWB)
    • In Kosovo, ‘Lake Trump’ lands with a bump (Politico)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The art of wine-making in the north of Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Serbian prison inmates make masks for Torino Fashion Week (N1)
    • Transport Community in favor of permanent Green Lines in the Western Balkans (EWB)

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