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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 23, 2021

By   9 hours ago

• COVID-19: 408 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Maas: Ideas for border changes, unrealistic and dangerous (media)
• Government to announce topics of Kurti-Vucic meeting, when date is set (KTV)
• Hoxhaj won’t accept Kurti’s invitation to dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Kurti’s backing down on reciprocity with Serbia (Koha)
• Environment Ministry implies reviewing permits for hydropower plants (Koha)
• North Macedonia Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Selakovic: Osmani’s statements show Prishtina doesn’t want dialogue (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 22, 2021

By   1 day ago

• COVID-19: 506 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Majority of COVID-19 patients infected with British variant (BIRN)
• Immunisation before the recovery plan (Koha)
• Kurti will visit Brussels, but not to meet with Vucic (Koha)
• Kosovo, Serbia leaders won’t meet on visits to Brussels (BIRN)
• Hajdari on reciprocity measures: We will first exhaust CEFTA tools (Koha)
• German Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Kurti: People of Kosovo and Israel share a historical tie (media)
• Lajcak speaks with OSCE Head of Mission in Kosovo (media)
• Agron Llugaliu appointed General Director of Kosovo Customs (media)
• Press Council, AJK criticise call for state regulation of online content (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 21, 2021

By   2 days ago

• COVID-19: 478 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
• Government silent over “difficult compromises” with Serbia (RFE)
• Tahiri: Government must not make compromises in dialogue (media)
• Koha publishes 2015 draft statute of Association of Serb-majority municipalities
• Collaku: Kurti deserves everyone’s respect if he can reject Association (media)
• Gorani: Kurti government will be forced to accept compromise (media)
• Kurti: Cultural differences must unite us, not divide us (media)
• Albanians from Presevo Valley expect Kurti to include them in dialogue (media)
• Rama: Mini-Schengen aimed to dissolve border with Kosovo (Euronews Albania)
• PDK denies it is behind offensive graffiti against its former MP (media)
• Editor: Brussels confirmed they received document from Jansha (media)
• Bosnian Serbs urge talks on Country’s potential ‘disintegration’ (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 20, 2021

By   3 days ago

• COVID-19: 277 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Poll respondents: Government to be more transparent about vaccines (media)
• “Dialogue has so far been treated with priority but not seriousness” (Telegrafi)
• Kurti, Wigemark stress need to fight crime and corruption (media)
• Macron to Osmani: France will support you in essential reforms (media)
• 8 years later, first Kosovo-Serbia agreement partly implemented (Koha)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister to visit Greece (media)
• Tahiri: Vjosa Osmani is a marionette of Albin Kurti (media)
• Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla Pleads Not Guilty to War Crimes (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo spent €4 million in first year of pandemic for salaries of MPs (Koha)
• Kosovo falls eight places lower in Reporters Without Borders’ report (RFE)
• Weller: Cultural Heritage in Kosovo: Why do international organisations fail to adhere to their own policies? (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 19, 2021

By   4 days ago

• COVID-19: 521 new cases, 8 deaths (media)
• Government announces new measures against COVID-19 (media)
• Health Minister Vitia meets PDK MP Haxhiu (media)
• Additional uncertainties in the Kosovo – Serbia dialogue (Koha Ditore)
• Croatian President slams idea of border changes in the Balkans (media)
• Russian Foreign Minister reacts to Slovenian non-paper (media)
• Kosovo civil society criticise monastery’s inclusion on endangered list (BIRN)
• Kosovo authorities “withdraw from investigations against Insajderi” (RFE)
• Confiscation of unjustifiable wealth; EU calls for respect of human rights (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 16, 2021

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 612 new cases, 17 deaths (media)
• U.S. Ambassador Kosnett gives interview to Klan Kosova
• Kurti urges Greece to recognise Kosovo (media)
• President Osmani meets representatives of UN agencies in Kosovo (media)
• Lajcak and Bislimi hold virtual meeting (media)
• Gashi: LDK will not be part of dialogue with Serbia (ATV/Telegrafi)
• Kosovo FM Gervalla invited to address EP Foreign Affairs Committee (media)
• Surroi thinks Kosovo’s membership in NATO more plausible than in UN (Koha)
• Pjeter Shala transferred to The Hague pursuant to confirmed indictment (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 15, 2021

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 715 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Kosovo new president says Serbia must answer for ‘genocide’ (The Irish Times)
• Kosovo implies reciprocity with every state (Radio Free Europe)
• Haxhiu: Misused funds must be confiscated, they belong to the people (media)
• EU: Dialogue, Kosovo’s most important foreign policy priority (media)
• Kurti replies to Court on request of Serb MPs (media)
• Kurti government reviewing decisions of Hoti government (Koha Ditore)
• Bogujevci: We’ll push forward draft law on domestic violence (media)
• Collaku: Internationals will strongly impose dialogue on Kurti (media)
• “Either we accept Association, or we have to talk about land swap” (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 14, 2021

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 544 new cases, 12 deaths (media)
• UN Security Council discusses situation in Kosovo (media)
• Russia tries to ban Kosovo flag at UN – unsuccessfully (AP)
• Government spokesperson: No date yet on reciprocity with Serbia (media)
• Osmani and Kurti in talks to appoint new intelligence chief (RTK)
• Anti-mafia law gets the green light (Koha Ditore)
• Varhelyi in letter to Kurti: Continuation of dialogue is crucial (media)
• EU no comment on reports of Jansha’s alleged letter on border changes (RFE)
• Should Kosovo’s ruling party play opposition politics in Albania? (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 12, 2021

By   2 weeks ago

COVID-19: 537 new cases, 12 deaths (media) Disturbing influx of Kosovo citizens towards Albania during weekend (media) Dialogue with Serbia considered key issue in foreign policy (Koha) Analysts: Greece more likely to recognise Kosovo independence (media) The fear of Kosovo women to report sexual harassment at work (BIRN) Hoxhaj: Government strategy to respond to Serbia’s […]

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 9, 2021

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 897 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Health Minister: Vaccine is safe, I call on all citizens to get vaccinated (media)
• Kosovo restaurant stages silent protest against COVID-19 restrictions (BIRN)
• Kurti government implies it will reintroduce reciprocity toward Serbia (Koha)
• Blinken to Kurti: You will have our full support (media)
• Szunyog: Kurti has been officially invited to Brussels (media)
• “If President not elected, maybe UN would appoint new administrator” (Telegrafi)
• Szunyog: We are not satisfied with Kosovo’s implementation of SAA (media)
• Kosovo prosecution promises rapid verdict after BIRN investigation (BIRN)
• “Decani Monastery under threat”, a triumph of Serbia, Kosovo silent (Koha)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 23, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 23, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 356 new cases, eight deaths (media)
    • PM Kurti meets North Macedonian FM Osmani (media)
    • Osmani: We reject ideas that affect our borders (media)
    • Kosovo FM Gervalla against redrawing of Balkans borders (media)
    • North Macedonia’s FM pledges support to Kosovo (media)
    • Austria opposes border changes (Koha)
    • Szunyog commends minister for publishing list of recovery aid recipients (media)
    • Ministry launches disciplinary procedures against correctional service chief (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic travels to Brussels on Sunday (Kosovo-online)
    • Vucic: Pristina will have to respect Brussels agreement (Kosovo-online)
    • Maas: The right time to continue the dialogue; no need to reset (media)
    • Mojsilovic: Construction of the base in northern Kosovo causes concern, we monitor the situation (Danas, Beta, Politika)
    • Selakovic and Petkovic: Scandalous political audacity of Vjosa Osmani (RTS)
    • Selakovic with Maas: Germany one of the most important Serbian economic partners (Kosovo-online)
    • Vucic says Belgrade not interested in creating Greater Serbia (N1)
    • Commemoration for 16 killed during 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia’s state TV (Beta, N1)
    • Rakocevic: KFOR must open its eyes; lies being told nowadays only encourage extremists (Kosovo-online)
    • Bishop Irinej writes to Blinken about violence against Serbs in Kosovo (Radio KIM)

    Opinion:

    • Organic networking: a Balkan awakening (KoSSev)
    • A ‘Greying’ Western Balkans Must Look to Robots (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • German diplomat says time is right for Serbia-Kosovo talks (AP)
    • Germany rejects idea of redrawing Western Balkans borders – minister (Reuters)
    • Serbian Leader Talks Up Ties To Biden, Says ‘No Interest’ In ‘Greater Serbia’ (RFE)
    • Disputed memo on partitioning Bosnia sparks fears of violence (Al Jazeera)
    • Serbian Court Tries Kosovo Albanian for Wartime Killings (Balkan Insight)
    • Vučić: Serbia wants stronger relations with Bosniaks and Croats in Bosnia (euractive.com)
    • Suspicions Persist About NATO’s Deadly Bombing of Serbian TV (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • We want to breathe (EWB)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 22, 2021

    By   1 day ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 408 new cases, five deaths (media)
    • Maas: Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia hinder their progress (Klan)
    • Osmani thanks Szunyog for EU-donated vaccines (media)
    • Opposition slams government’s decision affecting pensions (media)
    • KFOR: No significant security incident was recorded in the last 10 years against Decan Monastery (Express)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 26 new cases (KoSSev)
    • EP’s Fajon: Ideas about new borders extremely dangerous, especially for Bosnia (NIN, N1)
    • Patriarch Porfirije: I appreciate the efforts of Bishop Teodosije, who is falsely accused by those who want to bring unrest (KoSSev)
    • Aliferi: Greece doesn’t recognize Kosovo; its stance remains unchanged (Radio KIM)
    • Dejan Dimitrijevic from Gracanica fined with EU 2300 over protest gathering (Vecernje Novosti)
    • Serbian minister says intergovernmental conference with EU in June (N1)

    Opinion:

    • Can Kurti use the moment to start genuine inter-ethnic cooperation? (K2.0)

    International:

    • Disputed Non-Paper is Stirring Dangerous Dreams in the Balkans (Balkan Insight)
    • EU action awaited as phantom paper further unhinges Western Balkans (euractive.com)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Vucic discusses new arrangement with IMF (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 21, 2021

    By   2 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 21, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 506 new cases, five deaths (media)
    • PM Kurti to visit Brussels next week, meet EU officials (media)
    • German FM Maas to visit Kosovo and Serbia (RFE)
    • Britain’s PM Johnson congratulates Kurti on election, pledges support to Kosovo (media)
    • Roth: No one in Europe can support border changes phantasies (DW)
    • Hoxhaj accuses government of ‘abstaining from responsibility’ (media)
    • State prosecutor and police: Avoid investigations against media and reporters (media)
    • Musliu reacts after sexist graffiti: This is not in the culture of PDK (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Antonijevic: The situation more favorable, but there is no room for relaxation (Kosovo Online, RTK)
    • Kosovo media: Vucic, Kurti to go to Brussels and Paris (N1, KoSSev)
    • Vaccination with Pfizer without registration available in Serbia as of Wednesday (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Embassy of Slovakia: We are not changing our position on Kosovo (Politika, Blic, B92)
    • Selakovic: Gratitude to Iran for not recognizing Pristina’s separatism (Kosovo-online)
    • Selakovic: Serbia plans to start producing Sinopharm vaccine as of October (N1)
    • Vucic meets with WHO Europe Director Kluge (Tanjug)
    • Petkovic: With budget rebalance we have earmarked 4 billion dinars for assistance in KiM (Kosovo-online)

    International:

    • Media Freedom Deteriorated In Europe Amid Pandemic, Report Warns (Balkan Insight)
    • North Macedonia to Upgrade Army Despite Economic Concerns (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Belgrade Mayor: Herd immunity soon to be reached in capital (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 20, 2021

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 442 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
    • EU to send 95,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine to Kosovo (media)
    • Vitia signs administrative instruction paving way for vaccine purchase (media)
    • President Biden writes to Osmani: Our partnership is rooted in common values (media)
    • Aliferi: Greece supports Kosovo’s European integration path (RFE)
    • Kusari-Lila: Government to soon present position on dialogue with Serbia (Telegrafi)
    • LVV calls for end to government paying electricity bills for the north (Koha)
    • Haxhiu: Vetting of judiciary, biggest challenge for Ministry of Justice (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian communities: Two people died, 36 new cases (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: Serbia will not recognize Kosovo to get Republika Srpska (N1)
    • Brnabic meets WHO Europe Director Klugge (Tanjug)
    • Palestine requests Islamic states to cease relations with Pristina (RTS)
    • Kosovo dropped eight places on media freedom list (RTV Puls)
    • Journalism, a high-risk profession in Kosovo (Kosovo Online, RTS)
    • Serbia’s ranking unchanged on World Press Freedom Index (N1)
    • Varhelyi: 651.000 vaccines for Western Balkans, Serbia was first to extend help to the region (Kosovo-online)
    • Gracanica: Performance ”Contribution to the tax” (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Biden urges to Kosovo continue ‘essential’ talks with Serbia (AP)
    • Serbia’s Marko Đurić urges ‘just solution’ to bitter Kosovo dispute (washdiplomat.com)
    • Balkans rocked as leaked memo explores redrawing Bosnia’s borders along ethnic lines (euronews.com)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kosovar biologist calls newly found insect after coronavirus (AP)
    • Mediation as a form of reconciliation in schools (UNICEF, social media)
    • Brain drain? In Serbia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia there are signs of ‘brain gain’ (Emerging Europe)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 19, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 19, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 277 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
    • To date, over 16,000 Kosovo citizens got vaccinated against COVID-19 (media)
    • Almost half of Kosovo businesses declare unsatisfactory situation (media)
    • Bars and cafes reopen as COVID-19 measures eased (Prishtina Insight)
    • PM Kurti urges Slovakia to recognise independence of Kosovo (media)
    • On anniversary of Kosovo-Serbia agreement, KDI tackles its implementation (media)
    • Szunyog: Government to take concrete steps to attract foreign investors (EO/Koha)
    • Legislation committee approves draft law paving way for trial in absentia (media)
    • SPO argues for extending detention to Gucati and Haradinaj (Klan)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic says he never saw alleged non-paper on redrawing borders in WB (Beta, N1)
    • Serbia’s FM: Iran supports Serbia on the issue of Kosovo (Beta, N1)
    • Dacic on alleged non-paper on WB: We do not support ideas that cause instability (FoNet. N1, TV Prva)
    • Bishop Teodosije warns of aggressive pressure and negative media campaign against SOC and Decani Monastery (KoSSev)
    • Djuric: Brussels agreement enabled years of peace (Radio KIM, Tanjug)
    • Petkovic: Disrespect of Brussels agreement indicates what attitude Pristina or EU would have on some other reached agreement (Kosovo-online)
    • Bogujevci: The issue of the missing both a human and a political issue, but it should be a humane (KiM radio, Slobodno srpski)
    • EU: Brussels agreement must be implemented, agreement on ZSO has never been recalled (Kosovo-online, Tanjug)
    • Gracanica: “Police are asleep, blow the horn to wake them up” (Kontakt plus radio, KiM radio)
    • Entry door of Serbian school in Obilic damaged (Radio KIM)
    • Tamara Grujic denies that she was detained; Kosovo Police said it was just an identity check (KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio, RTK2)

    Opinion:

    • It’s time for transparency in Kosovo’s COVID-19 numbers (Kosovo 2.0)
    • Palokaj: Border changes, Belgrade’s attempt to implement Milosevic goals (Koha)
    • The Abbot today, Kosovo tomorrow (KoSSev)
    • DW: Serbia’s Vucic not in pre-election mode only when in deep sleep (N1)

    International:

    • Kosovo’s New President Has Major Crises To Take On (theowp.org)
    • Hague Tribunal Urged to Report Serbia to UN Security Council (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Vucic announces new shipments of vaccines to Serbia (RTS)
    • Loncar: Serbia avails itself at disposal of WHO, will help immunization in Europe (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 16, 2021

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 537 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
    • “Cannot talk dialogue, while our people are dying from lack of vaccines” (media)
    • Germany against border changes in the Balkans (media)
    • Slovenian President: I’m strongly against border changes (media)
    • European Council has no comment on Slovenian non-paper (Express)
    • Tahiri: PDK initiated three parliamentary debates on the pandemic (media)
    • Kurti confirms he will attend Prespa Summit (media)
    • Reactions follow after Lajcak does not refer to Kosovo in tweet (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 17 new cases, one death (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Petkovic banned from entering Kosovo, explanation is that he endangers the health and safety of people (Beta, Novi Magazin, RTS)
    • Office for KiM: Incidents in Serb areas in Kosovo a consequence of systematic non-response (KiM radio, Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • Young men waving Albanian flag in Mitrovica brought in (Radio KIM)
    • Serbian List urges international missions and security institutions to preserve peace and prevent incidents (Kosovo-online)
    • Commander of the Gracanica police station: I am not thinking of resigning, regardless of the pressures (KiM radio)
    • Auto protest over beating of Luka Dimitrijevic in Gracanica (KoSSev)
    • Dodik: Separation of Kosovo from Serbia inseparable from the Bosnian state survival (KoSSev)
    • Vucic to Quinta envoys and EU: I’m sure Serbia can move faster towards EU (N1)
    • Beqaj: The Balkans are a “powder keg”; Jansa’s idea against the values of the EU (Kosovo Online)
    • Committee on Constitutional Affairs: Amending the Constitution does not change the preamble on KiM (Tanjug, Kosovo Online, RTS)

    International:

    • Slovenia Raises Uncomfortable Questions With Talk Of Bosnia’s ‘Dissolution’ (RFE)
    • Anti-Semitism Used as Tool in Balkan Disputes: Report (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 15, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 15, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 599 new cases, 17 deaths (media)
    • Kosovo ministries discuss anti-Covid measures with Kosovo mayors (media)
    • Petrit Ajeti appointed head of Kosovo Intelligence Agency (media)
    • Kosovo leaders meet representatives of missing persons (media)
    • KDI calls on Kosovo leaders to prepare for dialogue with Serbia (media)
    • Fight of organised crime and corruption, domestic violence priorities of Justice Ministry (media)
    • Ministry of Infrastructure cancels tender worth €44 million (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 13 newly infected (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Thus far, 15.000 citizens from Serbian areas in Kosovo inoculated (Kosovo-online)
    • EU on the Western Balkans on May 10th (RTS)
    • Vucic: We expect Putin in Serbia by end of year, I will go to Brussels soon (Kosovo-online)
    • Simic: One violence gives birth to another, Serbs unprotected in Kosovo (RTS)
    • Sava Janjic bothers both Belgrade and Pristina (Danas)
    • Rakic met Kosnett, and pointed out problem of frequent attacks against Serbs in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Protest due to the beating of the young man, demand for the resignation of the police commander (KiM radio)
    • Spahiu: Gervalla’s appearance at UNSC session complete collapse of the new Kosovo government (Kosovo Online)
    • Alleged non-paper on WB leaked: Merging of RS and Serbia, Kosovo and Albania (N1)
    • Kharchenko: Russia ready for new aspects in resolving the Kosovo issue, if Serbia wishes so (Kosovo Online, Sputnik)

    Opinion:

    • The arrival of vaccines doesn’t mean the pandemic is over (Kosovo 2.0)

    International:

    • Palestinians Demand Cutting Ties with Kosovo (english.aawsat.com)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Greece to lift quarantine for visitors from Serbia (B92)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 14, 2021

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 701 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
    • Mayors want new anti COVID measures to be lifted (media)
    • Osmani: We’ll make sure women are involved in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
    • Szunyog: EU ready to support Kosovo government on its EU path (media)
    • Lajcak: Very useful meeting with Phil Reeker (media)
    • Osmani: April 14, the day of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (media)
    • Gervalla-Schwarz: Childhood emigrant becomes Kosovo’s top diplomat (BIRN)
    • PDK MP: Gervalla was on same line with Russia and Serbia (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 14 new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Tanin: Opening the door to the future requires transformation (KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio, RTK2)
    • Serbian FM tells UN SC Albanian political extremism rising in Kosovo (N1)
    • Brnabic and Yamashita on situation in Kosovo (Tanjug)
    • SOC: Unfounded and malicious accusations against Sava Janjic (Radio KIM)
    • Serb CSOs: Kosovo government and international representatives to condemn CDHRF’s hate speech and protect Fr. Sava (KoSSev)
    • Kandic: It is shameful what CDHRF is writing about Fr. Sava (KoSSev)
    • Family of Zoran Djokic from Pec seeks fair trial (KoSSev)
    • Greek stance on Kosovo remains unchanged (Tanjug)
    • RTV KiM: Physical attack on a young man in Gracanica (KoSSev, Blic, RTS)
    • Protest in Gracanica due to the beating of a Serb; An ethnically motivated attack or a misunderstanding? (RTV KiM)
    • Rakic: Should our children live in everyday fear that someone would attack them in the street? (Kosovo Online)
    • Petkovic: Latest incident consequence of irresponsible politics and anti-Serbian rhetoric (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Sava Janjic: The church in Samodreza turned into a public toilet, so much for religious tolerance in Kosovo (Kosovo Online, FB)
    • Message from Brussels: Travel to EU countries with any vaccine (B92)

    Opinion:

    • Inter-ethnic cooperation in Kosovo: Can Kurti make use of this critical juncture? (newsocialinitiative.org)
    • Mushkolaj: Let us not become allies of disinformation (Kallxo)
    • Bounty of Serbian vaccine diplomacy shames the EU (Financial Times)
    • How Serbia Can Learn from Germany’s Post-War Remorse (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • When libraries burn (balcanicaucaso.org)
    • Alleged Slovenian proposal for a peaceful dissolution of BiH creates controversy (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Rolling Film Festival puts fresh spotlight on anti-roma prejudice in Kosovo (BIRN)
    • Sputnik V production to begin soon in Serbia, Iran, Italy (TASS)
    • Bosnian journalists vaccinated in Serbian capital (N1)
    • Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows (news.un.org)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 12, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 12, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 345 new cases, 8 deaths (media)
    • Kurti: Governing programme to be technically finalised soon (media)
    • PDK: Kurti focusing on Albania’s election rather than securing vaccines (media)
    • LDK’s Abdixhiku slams Kurti government (media)
    • Kosovo officials accused of ‘irresponsible’ meddling in Albania election (BIRN)
    • “Government to treat vaccination of teachers as priority” (media)
    • Expert: Youth more threatened by UK variant of the virus (media)
    • Caplan: There will be pressure on Kurti for dialogue (Radio Free Europe)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Eight new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas on Sunday (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Father Sava reacts to accusations: Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you (social media, KoSSev)
    • Brnabic, Office for KiM, Serbian List react to accusations against Father Sava (Radio KIM)
    • Europa Nostra: Decani should not be a source of conflict, but a valuable link between citizens (KoSSev)
    • Harsh reactions in Kosovo media to Decani Monastery’s inclusion in 7 Most Endangered 2021 (KoSSev)
    • Fr. Sava: Paradox that Church must remind Kosovo to respect its own laws and Constitution (KoSSev)
    • Health house in village of Gojbulja broken into (RTS)
    • Kurti posts about LVV candidates in Albanian elections; the media and the opposition accuse him of running a campaign (KoSSev)
    • Petkovic: There is no place at the negotiating table for guns (KiM radio)
    • Gogic: Stability while the “honeymoon” lasts (KiM radio, Slobodno Srpski)
    • Russian Ambassador says partnership with Serbia has ”cosmic prospects” (N1, Beta)
    • Lajcak: Agreement possible in a few months if there is political will in Belgrade and Pristina (Beta, Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Generations of Albanians lived off cannabis production. Can they stop? (BIRN)
    • Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment (AP)
    • Death of British Queen’s Husband Severs a Balkan Link (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Digital Trustbuilding Week (RTK2)
    • Rakic with UN and IOM representatives on return of displaced persons (Kosovo-online)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 9, 2021

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 684 new cases, seven deaths (media)
    • Kurti, Osmani react to Decan Monastery included in endangered religious sites list (media)
    • Europa Nostra reply to Kurti and Osmani’s letter (media)
    • Kosovo leaders mark Constitution Day by underlining document’s importance (media)
    • Stano: Kosovo to focus on dialogue with Serbia (Koha)
    • Almost half a million euros allocated for defence of KSC accused (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 16 new cases, one death (KoSSev)
    • UN Security Council on April 13 on Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Zakharova: Meeting of Lavrov and Selakovic on April 16 in Moscow (Kosovo Online, Tanjug, TASS)
    • Brnabic: I am glad if Pristina wants to continue the dialogue (RTS)
    • Father Sava on the situation of Visoki Decani Monastery (social media)
    • Office for KiM: Kurti and Osmani reaction confirmation of Serbian cultural and religious heritage endangerment (Kosovo-online)
    • Constitution with the greatest rights for minorities, but only on paper (KiM radio)
    • Vucic. Schieb said nothing new (B92)
    • Schieb: The 1999 bombing was justified, inadmissible comparison with the Second World War (Danas)
    • Bogujevci: Justice is important for all victims, the burden of the past should not be left to future generations (Nova S, KoSSev, RTK2)
    • RCC: Tourism key strategic sector in Western Balkans (FoNet, N1)
    • Popovic, Rakic with Devenport and Salijevic discussed COVID-19 (Kontakt plus radio, KiM radio)

    Opinion:

    • Balkans in the EU: a future to be designed together (balcanicaucaso.org)

    International:

    • How EU enlargement apathy could push Kosovo and Albania to join forces (euronews.com)
    • Serbian media on the assistance in the pandemic: China the savior, EU left Serbia stranded (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The fear of Kosovo women to report sexual harassment at work (Prishtina Insight)
    • From Belgrade to London, Roma Girl Band Sings for Female Empowerment (Balkan Insight)
    • The ruling of the ECHR: Compulsory vaccination is legal (B92)

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