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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 23, 2022

By   7 hours ago

• Kurti at World Affairs Forum: Kosovo to become part of NATO’s PfP (media)
• Biden to Vucic: Normalise relations with Kosovo (Koha/Telegrafi)
• U.S. Ambassador to Belgrade: Kosovo and Serbia are neighboring countries (media)
• President of Albania, Ilir Meta, to visit Kosovo (Klan)
• Two more Ukrainian journalists arrive in Kosovo (media)
• Mehaj: 600 new soldiers to be admitted this year; purchase of weapons, priority (media)
• Concerns raised over possible human rights violations at KSC (Koha)
• Chief State Prosecutor not decreed yet (RTK)
• Afghans lacking complete security checks won’t be able to travel to U.S. (BIRN)
• COVID-19: Nine new cases (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 20, 2022

By   3 days ago

• Kurti: To normalise relations – Serbia needs to change (VOA)
• Sarrazin: Germany’s final goal is to have Kosovo part of NATO (Kallxo)
• Lajcak and Escobar discuss way forward in dialogue (media)
• Foreign ministers of CoE member states set to meet today (RTK)
• Citaku: Kosovo to be serious and present an offer in dialogue (Koha)
• Svecla: All security mechanisms need to exercise added vigilance (Koha)
• Rizvanolli: Clean energy, objective of MCC’s Compact project (Telegrafi)
• Mehaj: National Security Strategy to soon be presented to the Assembly (Kosovapress)
• Peja School Denies Discrimination Against Minority Pupils (BIRN)
• COVID-19: 12 new cases (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 19, 2022

By   4 days ago

• Kurti: Kosovo joining Council of Europe, the right step (media)
• Bislimi with Djukanovic: Future of our countries is in the EU (media)
• Albanian PM Rama: Open Balkan will not stop (media)
• Turkey will support Kosovo’s membership in NATO (Koha)
• Inspectors review reports of discrimination against community students (media)
• Opposition leaders react to court decision against increased energy fees (media)
• Haxhiu says Specialist Chambers judges are of Serbian descent (euronews.al)
• Prishtina allocates €350,000 to easy stray dog problem (Prishtina Insight)
• Balluku: Durres-Prishtina railway project to start this year (euronews.al)
• COVID-19: 16 new cases (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 18, 2022

By   5 days ago

• President Osmani meets representatives of Quint countries (media)
• President of Montenegro, Djukanovic, to begin a two-day visit to Kosovo (media)
• Upholding Constitutional Court decisions, crucial for CoE membership, experts say (Koha)
• Swiss ambassador on Kosovo-Serbia agreement: Courage needed (Kosovapress)
• KSC trial panel to announce verdict on Gucati and Haradinaj today (media)
• Krasniqi: This depressive government has created an alternative to good governance (Klan)
• U.S. Embassy commends Kosovo’s sanctions against Russia (media)
• Kosovo and Turkey sign agreement for supply with products for defense services (media)
• Minister condemns non-majority children being excluded from book event (media)
• Website Presents Better Side of Serbian-Albanian Relations (BIRN)
• Government of Kosovo marks International Day against Homophobia (media)
• COVID-19: Four new cases (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 17, 2022

By   6 days ago

• Borrell: We support visa liberalization for Kosovo (media)
• Baerbock: Kosovo, Serbia to be supported in normalization process (Koha)
• U.S. supports Kosovo’s CoE membership bid (Telegrafi)
• Op-ed: The time to incentivize the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue is now (BIRN)
• In U.S., Kurti meets students at Michigan University (media)
• Haradinaj: Demarcation issue cannot be closed by one side (media)
• Kosovo tightens sanctions against Russia (euronews.al)
• Croatian President: Kosovo is an internationally recognized state (media)
• Entry to US banned for several Afghan refugees in Kosovo (euronews.al)
• RTK plans to apply for EBU membership by year’s end (Nacionale)
• COVID-19: 7 new cases (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 16, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Kurti: Kosovo’s NATO membership would diminish security threats in the Balkans (media)
• Xhacka: NATO should open its doors to Kosovo (media)
• No agreement reached at Friday’s meeting of chief negotiators (media)
• Bislimi: Kosovo remains constructive and committed to dialogue (media)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister Responds to Serbia’s Derecognition Claims (Exit)
• Kusari-Lila on dialogue: Moving forward at all costs is not an alternative (EO)
• Kosovo to set up special agency to assess external pressure on security (Koha)
• Kosovo concludes negotiations with MCC, Haradinaj takes credit (media)
• COVID-19: 16 new cases (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 13, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Kosovo leaders’ messages on membership bid at Council of Europe (media)
• Konjufca: Serbia won’t leave stone unturned to prevent CoE membership (media)
• Interior Minister Svecla visiting France (media)
• Kurti willing to visit former KLA leaders in the Hague (Nacionale)
• Surroi: Through oil industry, Serbia bought Russian veto against Kosovo (KTV)
• Indictment against ex European Integration minister for abuse of office (Kallxo)
• German Special Rep for Western Balkans visits Decani Monastery (media)
• Montenegrin President to visit Kosovo on May 18 (Express)
• Sunny Hill Festival given site for 99 years by Prishtina Council (BIRN)
• COVID-19: 22 new cases (media)
• North Macedonia hosts big NATO exercise (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 12, 2022

By   2 weeks ago

• Kosovo to formally apply for CoE membership today (Koha/RFE)
• Borrell: Western Balkans, EU’s most important foreign policy (media)
• Gervalla-Schwarz: Kosovo delegation ready for dialogue results (media)
• Osmani attends dinner hosted by House Speaker Pelosi; travels to Lithuania for official visit (media)
• Kurti: Kosovo to be put on the global map of information technology investments (media)
• AAK leader Haradinaj meets U.S. envoy to Western Balkans Escobar (media)
• Kosovo FM on moving embassy to Jerusalem: ‘We keep our promises’ (i24News)
• Kosovo and France police directors meet in Zagreb (Kosovapress)
• COVID-19: 14 new cases, one death (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 11, 2022

By   2 weeks ago

• Chief negotiators to meet this Friday; discuss license plates and energy (Koha)
• Osmani: No price is too high for democracy and freedom (media)
• Russian-Ukrainian war could spill over into Balkans, Gervalla warns (jpost.com)
• Thaci plead innocent to fresh war crime charges (BIRN)
• Kosovo Assembly meets today; discuss first year of Kurti government (media)
• FM Gervalla to represent Kosovo at informal dinner hosted by Borrell (media)
• Mehaj: U.S. support Kosovo’s membership in NATO (media)
• We’ll apply for CoE membership; we have 2/3 of votes: PM advisor (media)
• Abazovic in favor of Open Balkan; Kosovo would benefit most (Klan Kosova)
• EBRD mulls €22.5 mln loan to Kosovo for solar heating project (SeeNews)
• COVID-19: Four new cases (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 10, 2022

By   2 weeks ago

• Osmani: End four years of unjust denying of visa liberalization (media)
• Some countries were convinced for visa liberalization, government says (RFE)
• Osmani travels to Washington; will attend Munich Leaders Meeting (media)
• Kosovo Compact Negotiations with MCC begin (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo, Israel ink deal year after Jerusalem embassy opens (Jerusalem Post)
• Rukiqi: Kosovo faced with unprecedented inflation (Kosovapress)
• Journalist recounts meeting former Kosovo President at The Hague (euronews.al)
• Macron proposes new political union for non-EU member states (RFE)
• COVID-19: Two new cases (media)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 23, 2022

    By   27 mins ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti pays homage at graves of Bytyqi brothers (media)
    • Kurti to attend World Economic Forum in Davos (media)
    • Assembly to hold session this week, opposition highlights energy tariffs (media)
    • KESCO: Energy Regulatory Office’s decision in not clear (media)
    • Kosovo’s Ombudsperson: ERO’s decision on energy tariffs, discriminatory (media)
    • SPO sends witness summons to General Inspector of AKI (Telegrafi)
    • Kosovo’s Justice Minister clashes with Serbian State Secretary of Justice (Telegrafi)
    • Montenegro to join the Open Balkan initiative? (RTK)
    • COVID-19: 1 new case (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Bilcik: There is no alternative to dialogue because we have nothing else (Kosovo Online)
    • Ambassador Hill’s interview with Politika: No third way – East or West (media)
    • ”The EU and the US very dissatisfied with Kurti’s refusal to renew the Dialogue with Belgrade” (Beta, NMagazin, Danas)
    • Vucic, Hill meeting: All efforts should be directed towards the dialogue under the EU auspices (RTS)
    • Petkovic in a two-day visit to Kosovo (KiM radio, Kosovo Online)
    • ”Property of Decani, hotels in Brezovica, and Brezovica Ski Centre go into the Sovereign Wealth Fund” (KiM radio)
    • Scholz in Serbia on June 10 (KiM radio, DW, N1)
    • Vucic to speak with Putin about gas supplies on Wednesday or Thursday (Tanjug, media)

    International:

    • Berisha claims he’s back in charge of Albania’s Democratic Party (BIRN)
    • Albanian PM supports new community for non-EU countries (Euractiv)
    • US would defend Taiwan if attacked by China, says Joe Biden (The Guardian)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Krasniqi: 14 municipalities to benefit from the €8 million performance grant (EO)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 20, 2022

    By   3 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 20, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Quint: Fully implement lawful registration of Decani Monastery land (media)
    • EU Head of Office: Swiftly and fully implement court’s decision (media)
    • “Implementation of court decision, precondition to CoE and NATO integration” (media)
    • Decan Mayor on pressure from Quint: Albin Kurti should respond (Periskopi)
    • Senator Murphy: Unbreakable bond between America and Kosovo (Reporteri)
    • Prime Minister Kurti meets Congresswoman Maloney (media)
    • President Osmani: Our objective is NATO membership (media)
    • Independent Unions call on PM to act and prevent general strike (Telegrafi)
    • Hoxhaj: The Balkans can be the second front of a hybrid war (media)
    • COVID-19: 14 new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Quint and EU appeal to Kosovo institutions to return the property to the Visoki Decani monastery (Kontakt plus radio, RTK2)
    • SOC: International institutions to enable rule of law and respect for religious freedoms in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Petkovic: International community to exert pressure on Pristina to return land to Visoki Decani (Kosovo-online)
    • Selakovic in Turin: Pristina’s request attempt to misuse Council of Europe (N1)
    • Vucic: All crucial issues discussed with Michel (Tanjug)
    • Michel: We want to deepen cooperation with Serbia, accelerate EU accession (Tanjug)
    • Petkovic on Kurti’s latest statements about Community of Serb-majroity Municipalities (Radio KIM)
    • Platform for trust-building in Kosovo presented (Radio KIM)
    • Fresh bomb threats sent to 134 schools in Serbia (Radio KIM, N1)
    • DefMin says Serbia committed to respect for territorial integrity (N1)
    • Petkovic and Rakic: Displaced families from Pec received support to return (TV Most)
    • US to provide grants worth 19.5 mln dollars to Serbia (Tanjug)
    • Serbia has complied with EU sanctions on Belarus over the war in Ukraine (EWB)

    International:

    • Competition or Complement? Calls to restart Berlin Process revive Balkan dilemma (BIRN)
    • ‘Return us Home’: Exhibition seeks return of artefacts held in Serbia (BIRN)
    • Wave of False Bomb Threats in Region Again Hits Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 19, 2022

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • President Osmani talks about challenges in energy and environmental sectors (Kallxo)
    • Kurti’s cabinet reacts to Rama’s statement on Open Balkans (Paparaci)
    • Finland expresses support for Kosovo’s CoE membership (media)
    • Hovenier: Kosovo is a sovereign, independent, democratic state (media)
    • Prime Minister Kurti meets USAID Administrator Power (ATV)
    • Prime Minister Kurti meets Congressman Keating (media)
    • PDK requests dismissal of the ERO board (Kallxo)
    • Haradinaj: Demarcation will be closed, with corrections in certain sectors (media)
    • President Osmani commemorates 23rd anniversary of Dubrava massacre (Koha)
    • Assembly of Kosovo passes draft law on KSF Military Police (media)
    • No classes in Kosovo on Friday, teachers on strike (Koha)
    • COVID-19: 12 new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbia, North Macedonia PMs welcome church reconciliation (N1)
    • HLC, Robelli on verdicts to Haradinaj and Gucati (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
    • Odalovic: Serbia searches for mass graves, Pristina unresponsive to Belgrade’s requests (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic to meet Michel on Thursday (Tanjug)
    • Scholz to visit Belgrade in mid-June (Tanjug)
    • Petkovic: Kurti has no right to say what Serbs want (Kosovo-online)
    • Petkovic: Pristina impedes dialogue (Radio KIM)
    • General Hodges: Serbia unsure of Western support (N1)
    • Ambassador Hovenier: US support integration of Kosovo into Euro-Atlantic structures, including Council of Europe (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Germany’s Scholz wants Western Balkans in EU (Reuters)
    • EU Must Correct ‘Big Mistakes’ on Western Balkans – Manuel Sarrazin (Balkan Insight)
    • Montenegro President Leaves Open Review of Border Agreement with Kosovo (BIRN)
    • Serbian Police Source Fake Bomb Threats to Seven Countries (Balkan Insight)
    • Serbia’s Olive Branch: Breakthrough or Trap for Macedonia’s Church? (BIRN)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kosovo bus crashes in Austria, passengers sustained no life-threatening injuries (media)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 18, 2022

    By   5 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 18, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Gucati, Haradinaj sentenced to four and a half years in prison each (media)
    • Djukanovic: Montenegro, Kosovo have excellent neighbourly relations (media)
    • In Washington D.C., Kurti meets National Security Advisor, Sullivan (media)
    • Prime Minister Kurti met in Washington DC Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (media)
    • Hodges: U.S., EU must have clear strategy for Kosovo (Radio Free Europe)
    • COVID-19: 16 new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic meets SOC Patriarch (RTS)
    • Kosovo not on Friday’s agenda of CoE (Radio KIM)
    • US Ambassador: Open Balkan could activate region’s economic potential (N1)
    • Heads of Serbian, North Macedonia churches to serve reconciliation liturgy (N1)
    • Czech EU Presidency to focus on Western Balkans (N1)
    • Brnabic: UN SC resolution does not apply only in Serbia’s case (Tanjug, media)
    • Vucic receives Letter of Credence from new Ukrainian ambassador (RTS)
    • Montenegrin Liberal Party (CLS) and Association of Kosovo Montenegrins on Djukanovic’s visit to Kosovo (KoSSev, Kontakt plus radio)
    • Hovenier: Mitrovica is one of the best manifestations of Kosovo’s future (Kosovo Online)
    • Mihajlovic on verdicts to Gucati and Haradinaj (N1)
    • More bomb threats, schools evacuated in Belgrade and Nis (N1)
    • Petkovic met Hill: Pristina to give up obstruction; formation of Community of Serbian Municipalities necessary (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • Mixed messages from Belgrade: Is the EU narrative shifting? (EWB)

    International:

    • Kosovo veterans jailed for war crimes witness intimidation (RFI)
    • WB2EU conference on the politics of enlargement in France in Paris on 19 and 20 May (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Reactions to reports that non-majority children were excluded from book event (media)
    • Ghost schools, ghetto schools and segregated shifts (Kosovo 2.0)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 17, 2022

    By   6 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Kosovo among first to side with democratic world in sanctions (media)
    • ESI: 47 again? Russia out, Kosovo in (media)
    • Aliu: Important meeting of ministers from region in Prishtina tomorrow (Indeksonline)
    • Vetevendosje MP sentenced to prison time for abuse of power (media)
    • Caplan: I fear Kosovo and Serbia are heading toward a frozen conflict (Express)
    • COVID-19: four new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Borrell hopes for a meeting between Vucic and Kurti before summer (KiM radio, Tanjug)
    • Kosovo Minister of Culture announced Kosovo’s application to UNESCO for 2023 (Danas)
    • Serbian PM Brnabic: Pristina’s CoE membership bid comes amid greatest violations of Serb rights (Tanjug)
    • Selakovic: Szijjarto called for offering Serbia EU membership immediately (Tanjug, media)
    • Dacic with Bakoyannis on Kosovo’s accession to the Council of Europe (KiM radio)
    • Vulin: Serbia being targeted by ‘special warfare’ (Tanjug)

    International:

    • EU Foreign Affairs Council discusses the impacts of war in Ukraine on the Western Balkans (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Serbian-Albanian friendship website launched (KiM radio)
    • Record increase of prices in Kosovo (Telegrafi)
    • More Illegal Migrants Caught at EU Borders, as Detections at Western Balkan Route Spike Up By 130% (schengenvisainfo.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 16, 2022

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 16, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Bislimi: CoE bid was submitted in coordination with Kosovo’s partners (media)
    • Gervalla to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels (media)
    • Defence Minister Mehaj travels on official visit to Turkey (media)
    • Albanian Ambassador: We support any initiative between Kosovo and Serbia (EO)
    • Kosovo introduces additional sanctions on Russia (media)
    • Ukshin Hoti’s son: Serbia not willing to help resolve his fate (Klan Kosova)
    • Kusari-Lila: Members of election reform team will be appointed soon (media)
    • The government of Kosovo sanctions two terrorist groups ISIL and Al-Qaeda (ekonomia)
    • Kosovo’s application to CoE, Abraham calls on Italy to put it on the agenda of May 20 (media)
    • PDK and AAK invite LVV to vote on the Draft Law on the Pension Fund (media)
    • COVID-19: 7 new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbian FM to EU Commissioner: Region needs encouragement (N1)
    • Vucic: We will refrain from imposing sanctions on Russia as long as possible (N1)
    • Petkovic on Belgrade-Pristina talks in Brussels on Friday (RTS, Kosovo-online)
    • G7: Belgrade and Pristina to engage in dialogue, implement reached agreements without delay (Kosovo-online)
    • Serbian officials on G7 statement, find reference to territorial integrity ‘hypocritical’ (media)
    • Medvedev: Do not forget Kosovo precedent (Kosovo-online)
    • Dacic: Number of derecognitions of Kosovo to grow (Tanjug)
    • Bomb threats force evacuation of dozens of schools, public building and airport in Serbia (N1)
    • Nova.rs: Belgrade won’t impose sanctions on Russia
    • French Ambassador to Belgrade on Pristina’s CoE membership bid (KoSSev)
    • Vucic arrives in UAE to pay tribute to late president (Tanjug)

    International:

    • Scoop: U.S. to deny entry to some Afghans in Kosovo (AXIOS)
    • Turkey ‘not Positive’ About Finland, Sweden Joining NATO – Erdogan (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Switzerland to Invest 86 Million Euros in Kosovo Over Next Four Years (BIRN)
    • Kosovo Music Festival’s Long Land Lease Draws Complaints (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 13, 2022

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • U.S. Department of State: Kosovo, Serbia set their own foreign policy priorities (media)
    • CDU/CSU calls on German government to support Kosovo joining CoE (DW)
    • Haxhiu: Vetting will be fully independent and monitored by US and EU (EO)
    • Kurti visits Albanian-American Cultural Centre in Texas (media)
    • “Demarcation will be closed after Djukanovic’s meetings in Kosovo” (Albanian Post)
    • Rohde: Looking forward at seeing Kosovo as part of CoE (RTK)
    • COVID-19: 21 new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Selakovic: Four states revoked recognition of Kosovo (Kosovo-online, Tanjug)
    • State Department: Serbia and Kosovo choose their own foreign policy priorities (VoA, Politika)
    • Selakovic reacts to Gervalla’s statement she hopes Serbia will support Pristina’s CoE membership bid (Kosovo-online)
    • Petkovic to Osmani on violation of human rights in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Dveri Movement, Patriotic Bloc: Serbia to urgently withdraw from Brussels Agreement (Danas)
    • Petkovic met Lajcak in Brussels (RTS)
    • Botsan-Kharchenko: I hope Serbia will not impose sanctions on Russia (Kosovo-online, RTV)
    • EU spokesman calls Belgrade, Pristina to show restraint (N1)
    • Brnabic signs cooperation agreement in Dubai (N1)
    • US Ambassador to Serbia: Major changes in energy in the Balkans (NMagazin, Beta)
    • Sarrazin, Rhode visit Visoki Decani Monastery (Kosovo-online)
    • Kosovo’s FM Gervalla insists on mutual recognition (N1, Beta, AlJazeera)

    International:

    • Fact-Check: Serbia’s Vucic Talks Big on EU, Kosovo and Oil (BIRN)
    • Do Western Balkan countries like Macron’s idea for a two-tier Europe? (euronews.com)
    • How Online Violence Against Women Goes Unpunished (Balkan Insight)
    • Top global official: Bosnian Serbs are trying to `secede’ (The Washington Post)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 12, 2022

    By   2 weeks ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 12, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kosovo Government approves initiative for membership in CoE (media)
    • Rama on CoE membership bid: We are sorry for Serbia, we support Kosovo (Klan)
    • Gervalla’s announcement after Kosovo’s application to the Council of Europe (media)
    • Osmani: Kosovo’s membership in NATO, security for the region (RTK)
    • Defence Minister Mehaj travels to U.S. (Zeri)
    • Opposition welcomes Kosovo’s application to the Council of Europe (Koha)
    • COVID-19: 22 new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic says Belgrade prepared for Kosovo CoE application (N1, RTS, Blic)
    • Member of the SNS presidency: “I do not want to be ominous, but I think that Kosovo will join the Council of Europe” (Beta, Danas, NMagazin, TV Pink)
    • Djordjevic: Accession of Pristina to Council of Europe agreement of Vucic and West (Danas)
    • Antonijevic: Pristina violates Washington agreement, there will be consequences on dialogue (Kosovo-online)
    • Civil society organisations present report on human rights in Kosovo, note numerous problems (Radio KIM)
    • Brussels: Leaders of the Western Balkans reaffirmed commitment to EU path (RTS, Tanjug)
    • EU Council President Charles Michel in Serbia next week (RTS)
    • Kosovo Assembly elects Kabasic and Miletic members of Judicial Council (Radio KIM)
    • FM Selakovic says fighting terrorism is Serbia’s priority (N1)

    Opinion:

    • Prpa: This is not our game; if we opt in a divided world, we will be losers (NMagazin, N1, Danas)

    International:

    • Kosovo hopes to join Council of Europe after Russia’s exit (Reuters)
    • BIRN Fact-Check: Is Kosovo Set to Join the Council of Europe? (BIRN)
    • Kosovo’s membership in the Council of Europe and the comeback of the Washington Agreement (EWB)
    • ‘This game is up’: Serbia urged to take a stand on Ukraine’s war (AlJazeera)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kosovo choking in garbage (DW, KiM radio)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 11, 2022

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Chief negotiators to try and set the scene for a new Kurti-Vucic meeting (Koha)
    • Shasha: No visa liberalisation this year; a European tragedy (Telegrafi)
    • Excavation in search of human remains commences in Serbia (media)
    • Haxhiu meets Venice Commission representatives (media)
    • Three international agreements voted by the Assembly today (media)
    • Inflation rate in Kosovo recorded at 11 percent (Koha/Kosovapress)
    • COVID-19: 14 new cases, one death (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Petkovic with Cochard on Brussels agreements, Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Kosovo-online)
    • Bus transporting Serb returnees from Osojane stoned (RTS)
    • Guterres congratulates Vucic on his election as President of Serbia (RTS)
    • President of Basic Court in Mitrovica North returns to work following suspension (Kosovo-online)
    • Stavalj mine terrain research began at the request of the Pristina delegation for the missing (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Selakovic: Gratitude to India for its stance on Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Pahor: EU enlargement to the Western Balkans the most important issue (Kosovo Online, N1, RFE, Hina)
    • Infrastructure Minister says Serbia interested in Saudi investment plan (N1)

    International:

    • Montenegro’s New PM Supports ‘Open Balkan’ Initiative (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 10, 2022

    By   2 weeks ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 10, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Sarrazin in Kosovo on Thursday; aims to restore dialogue with Serbia (Indeksonline)
    • Sarrazin: Kosovo needs visa liberalisation; we must not miss opportunity (Express)
    • Kurti in U.S.; Borrell invites Western Balkans leaders to Brussels (Express)
    • Kurti: Kosovo offers favorable climate for investment by U.S. companies (media)
    • U.S. supports Kosovo’s membership in Partnership for Peace (RFE)
    • At opening of Munich Leaders Meeting, Osmani meets U.S., European officials (media)
    • Thaci, Veseli plead not guilty to new war crimes charges (media)
    • Albanian PM Rama visits Thaci in Hague (Klan Kosova)
    • Konjufca received representatives of the Venice Commission (Koha)
    • Education Union: One-hour strike on Thursday; preparing for general strike (Telegrafi)
    • COVID-19: Four new cases (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Western Balkans leaders at the traditional Brussels annual dinner tomorrow (RTS)
    • Vucic with Sarrazin: Belgrade-Pristina talks only way to reaching sustainable agreement (Kosovo-online)
    • Dacic met German ambassador (Tanjug)
    • Rakic meets Japanese Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (Kosovo-online)
    • Energy minister says ownership of Serbian oil company could change (N1, Beta)
    • Le Monde: Macron and Draghi for EU “confederation” with Western Balkans, Scholz abstains (Beta, N1)
    • Less than half of Serbians support EU membership (FoNet, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Western Balkans must once again become a priority for the EU (brusselstimes.com)

    International:

    • EBRD affirms Kosovo’s 2022 economic growth forecast at 4% (SeeNews)
    • Constantinople Ends Schism with North Macedonia Church (Balkan Insight)
    • Montenegro Govt Urged to Compensate NATO Bombing Victims’ Families (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Lessons of War: Kosovo Trains Ukrainian Women in Demining (BIRN)
    • Kosovo War Widow Wins ‘European of the Year’ Award (BIRN)
    • Helping Migrants in the Western Balkans End “the Game” (gmfus.org)
    • Oracle opened a regional IT center in Kragujevac (Beta, N1)

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