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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 14, 2024

By   1 day ago

Albanian Language Media:
• Svecla on weapons found in Uglare: There is no compromise on crime (RTK)
• Osmani meets with president of North Macedonia (Klan)
• Hovenier: We’ll help protect Kosovo from cyberattacks, false information (media)
• NDI deputy chief: TV stations are the main source of information (Koha)
• Kosovo joins Demining Coalition for Ukraine (media)
• Rohde remembers “German journalists killed during war in Kosovo” (Telegrafi)
• Municipality of Mitrovica North continues to free public spaces (media)

Serbian Language Media:
• Vucevic: We preserve peace and protect Serbs in Kosovo, but we are far from resolving status issues (Kosovo Online)
• Djuric: Serbia wants relationship of trust and cooperation with all EU member states (Tanjug)
• Djuric: Serbia does not accept violations of Resolution 1244 or the rights of Serbs in Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
• Petkovic informs Latin American ambassadors of situation in Kosovo (Tanjug, media)
• Serbs could not attend liturgy at Christ the Savior Temple in Pristina centre (Radio KIM)
• More than 1000 requests submitted to switching driver’s licences (KoSSev)
• EU: Belgrade violating agreement on path to normalisation of relations with Pristina (N1, FoNet)
• Vulin meets with Russian security services leadership in Moscow (BETA, N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 13, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:

Kurti on the 19th anniversary of LVV: I thank the people who support us so much (RTK)
Osmani: Freedom will have no meaning without justice for 1133 children killed during war (Klan)
EP Vice-President: I hope we will soon welcome Kosovo into big EU family (Express)
NATO: Our work remains ensuring peace and freedom of movement for all without distinction (Reporteri)
Ulutash: KFOR role remains essential, I will spare no effort (Reporteri)
UK Chief of Defense Staff: Our troops continue to support Kosovo’s sovereignty (Reporteri)
Hovenier: NATO’s entry into Kosovo ended the brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Milosevic regime (Reporteri)
Lajcak talks with O’Brien about developments in Western Balkans (Koha)
Maqedonci in Brussels  to sign agreement on demining (media)
Serbian delegation leaves meeting in Sarajevo after “Kosovo’s membership in CoE” mentioned (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

Vucic: Foreigners take only what they like from UNSCR 1244 (Tanjug, Dnevni avaz, media)
Pristina must be put under pressure to continue dialogue, Vucevic tells UK ambassador (Tanjug)
Petkovic: The decision to ban the import of Serbian goods into Kosovo threatens basic European values (Kosovo Online, TV Most)
Djuric: Serbia unequivocally supports Dayton Agreement; Vranjes: I did not bring or hand Sarajevo’s protest note to Serbia (Tanjug)
Vladimir Orlic appointed director of Serbia’s Security Intelligence Agency (N1, media)

International:

‘Administrative Silence’: FOI Requests Go Unanswered in Balkans, BIRN Report Says (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 12, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:
• U.S. calls for stability, reconciliation in Balkans, after All-Serbian Assembly (RFE)
• Rohde: We are not here to punish but to support (media)
• Kurti hosts Walker, Robertson, Begaj and Mesic for dinner (media)
• Lajcak briefs Council of Europe members on state of dialogue (media)
• Osmani attends opening of Reporting House exhibition by BIRN (media)
• Kurti meets representatives of “Yes-EU” innovation group (media)

Serbian Language Media:
• Djuric speaks by phone with Schallenberg, informs him of difficulties Serbs face in Kosovo (Tanjug, media)
• Djuric: Position of Serbia is such that Kosovo can never be member of UN (Tanjug, RTV)
• Petkovic responds to Hovenier: For Serbia, UN Charter, UNSCR 1244 and international law are power (Tanjug, media)
• Vucevic: Serbia looking after its interests, that’s cooperation with Russia (FoNet, N1)
• Sentic: Law on use of languages is broad in granted rights, but its implementation in practice is problematic (Kosovo Online)
• Serbian List on organized criminal-espionage network being increasingly exposed (Kosovo Online)
• Indictment raised against one more Serb in relation to protest in Zvecan (Kosovo Online)
• Zoran Kostic and Dragan Milovic pleaded not guilty for alleged war crimes in Vucitrn (RTS)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 11, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:

Kurti after meeting Blair: I sincerely thanked our friend for his unwavering support (Nacionale)
Kurti met with Director of Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Center, Emir Suljagic: Serbia must face its past (Telegrafi)
USA: “All-Serbian” declaration, dangerous attack on Dayton and Bosnian institutions (media)
Edi Rama, advised Kurti to get out of trap of “cat and mouse” game with Serbia (Telegrafi)
Szunyog visited “Bllaca 99” memorial center (RTK)
Municipality of Pristina announces Kouchner’s visit has been cancelled (RTK)
Express: Lord Robertson arrives in Pristina for the 25th anniversary of liberation (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

Djuric: Solution for Kosovo can be sought only through dialogue within framework of UNSCR 1244 (media, social media)
Dacic: UNSCR 1244 still valid, everyone must comply with it (media)
Vucevic thanks Mexico for abstaining in UNGA vote, stance on Kosovo issue (Tanjug, media)
US and West do not agree with positions of Declaration of the All-Serbian Assembly (RFE, N1)
Vulin: Serbia highly appreciates Russia’s consistent support (N1)
UNS: It is unacceptable to deny translation into Serbian for journalists (Radio KIM, media)

International Media:

‘I Never Regretted Helping Kosovo’, UK’s Tony Blair Says (Prishtina Insight)
BIRN Marks End of Kosovo War with ‘Reporting House’ Exhibition (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 10, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:
• Kurti: 2024 is the year of integration (media)
• Borrell’s report expected on Tuesday; govt skeptical of lifting measures (Koha)
• Gervalla: We’ll consider Association draft only if Serbia implements Basic Agreement (media)
• LDK, AAK react to declaration adopted by All-Serbian assembly (media)
• EU spokeswoman in Kosovo: Russia trying to disrupt Western Balkans integration (media)
• Police arrest Russian national in Zvecan for illegal border crossing (RFE)
• Barbano: Banjska aggression proved fragility of the situation in the north (media)
• Kurti: Another successful Pride Parade took place in heart of Pristina (media)
• Surroi: June 8 as a metaphor of two societies (media)

Serbian Language Media:
• Fatherland: The All-Serbian Assembly marginalized Kosovo, served to cover up betrayal (N1, NMagazin, Danas)
• Vucevic on the All-Serb Assembly: A new political reality that everyone will have to get used to (Kosovo Online)
• Djuric: Spreading falsehoods about the character and nature of the All-Serb Assembly is harmful and destructive (Kosovo Online)
• Governments of Serbia and RS adopt Declaration on Protection of National and Political Rights and the Joint Future of the Serb People (N1, Beta, FoNet)
• Petkovic, Djuric met representatives of Kosovo Serbs (Tanjug)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 7, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:
• Kosovo government rejects criticism over land expropriation in the north (media)
• Kurti: We have many enemies; we’re faced with cyber-attacks (media)
• Kosovo Police question wife of Milan Radoicic (RFE)
• Westerlund: Now is the time to form the Association (media)
• Former UK Prime Minister Blair to address Kosovo Assembly on June 10 (media)
• Kastrati: Serbia training Serbs from the north across the border (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:
• Vucic, Quint ambassadors discuss regional political development (Tanjug)
• Hill: The US is satisfied with Serbia’s attitude towards Ukraine and the dialogue with Kosovo (Kosovo Online, VoA)
• Starovic on Quint’s attitude: Where does the verbal complaint stop and where the tacit support begins (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Djurdjevic Stamenkovski: The seizure of Serbian property in Kosovo is a continuation of Kurti’s terror (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Defense of Dragisa Milenkovic: Contradictory witness statements (KiM radio, Kosovo Online)
• Pristina “regrets” the reaction of Quint, OSCE, EU on expropriation – infrastructure projects and police stations for the safety of citizens (KoSSev)
• Milan Radoicic’s wife questioned, then released (Kontakt plus radio, KiM radio, KoSSev)
• Joseph: It is in the strategic interest of Kosovo to treat the Serbs in accordance with the law (Kosovo Online, X)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 6, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:
• Kurti: I cannot make any mistake with the Association (media)
• Osmani: I didn’t say Association draft in line with Constitution (Albanian Post)
• Lajcak informs CoE member states about challenges in dialogue (Express)
• Two arrested for espionage detained for 48 hours (Express)
• Kosovo government excludes some properties from expropriation in north (RFE)
• Surroi: Association is not biggest problem of Kosovo; it dates before 1999 (media)
• Tony Blair to visit Kosovo (Koha)
• Three agreements on legal cooperation with Sweden are finalized (Express)

Serbian Language Media:
• Lajcak in the CoE: I informed the countries about the challenges in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (RTS)
• Bilcik: Community of Serbian municipalities an absolute priority (Tanjug)
• BIA denies connection with persons arrested in Urosevac suspected of espionage (N1, NMagazin, KoSSev, media)
• Certain private plots exempted from the decision on expropriation in the north of Kosovo (RFE)
• Roads are being dug again in the North; KP: We prevent smuggling; Bisevac: They prevent locals from accessing properties (KoSSev)
• European elections and the Brussels dialogue: Disappointed expectations and new calculations (Kosovo Online)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 4, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:

Kurti says that differences with Osmani are not insurmountable (media)
KFOR Commander: We are prepared in case of increased tensions (media)
KFOR commander meets mayor of Peja and religious authorities (media)
Muja: Opening of Iber bridge does not endanger continuation of EU punitive measures (Albanian Post)
Kurti on the Kusari-Lila conversation with Radojicic: It is a fabricated situation (RTK)
Haradinaj to Kurti: You can’t hide behind patriotism you never had (media)
Justice Ministry: Kosovo is the first in region to initiate drafting of Draft Law against Femicide (Klan)
Sadik Duraku’s detention in Serbia, extended (media)

Serbian Language Media:

Djuric: While on EU path, we will strengthen cooperation with all (Tanjug)
The Kosovo government’s hide-and-seek game regarding expropriations in the north (Kosovo Online)
Petronijevic: Sadik Duraku’s custody extended for a month (Kosovo Online, RFE)
The Fatherland movement: A large number of citizens from the north went to vote in local elections in Serbia (KiM radio)
A Serb arrested on suspicion of desecrating the cemetery in Donje Korminjane (KoSSev)
What happened to the road leading to the Oklace village in Zubin Potok? (KoSSev)
Pristina: Learning Serbian and Albanian is not a betrayal of national interests (KiM radio, Kosovo Online)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 4, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:

Kurti visits Baykar weapons factory in Turkey (media)
Rohde: Germany is committed to bringing Kosovo into the CoE (media)
KFOR commander and Kornfeind discuss security situation in Kosovo (media)
Belgrade court orders 30 days detention for Tefik Mustafa (media)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns Mustafa’s detention, requests QUINT’s reaction (Koha)
Exclusive: Part of conversation between Mimoza Kusari and Milan Radojcic (Nacionale)
CEC starts tendering procedures for cameras in polling stations (media)
Pride Week officially starts in Kosovo (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

Djuric: Normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina impossible with Kurti in power (Kosovo Online, Blic TV)
Detention up to 30 Days for KLA member suspected of war crimes against Serbs (RTS)
An indictment filed against two doctors from the Serbian clinic in Pristina (Kosovo Online, KiM radio, KoSSev)
Djuric met with UN’s Yamashita (Tanjug)
ODIHR: Elections negatively impacted by pressure, misuse of public resources, media (N1, Beta)

International Media:

Thousands Apply for War Sexual Violence Victim Status in Kosovo as Govt is Asked to Extend Application Deadline (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 3, 2024

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Albanian Language Media:
• Foreign Ministry says arrest of Kosovo citizen by Serbia is arbitrary (RFE)
• After EU and KFOR, UNMIK too reacts to developments on Iber bridge (Nacionale)
• Gervalla: There should be no room for countries like Serbia in NATO (media)
• Shea: Time to include Kosovo in NATO’s Partnership for Peace (media)
• Kurti: Kosovo has strong relations with Turkey (media)
• Osmani calls against discrimination: Equality is cornerstone of justice (media)
• Kurti’s message on International Children’s Day (media)

Serbian Language Media:
• Ambassador of Italy in Serbia: The A/CSM formation a condition for the admission of Kosovo to the CoE (Radio Mitrovica sever, Tanjug, Politika)
• Dacic: A member of the KLA arrested at Merdare on suspicion of war crimes against civilians in Kosovo (KiM radio, N1)
• “They torched our house after the war and drove us away, the usurper built a car wash and now he says he’s going to slaughter me” (KoSSev)
• Office for KIM: The decision on expropriation, Kurti does not shy away from violating his own laws; SL: The classic usurpation of the Serbian land (RTS)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 14, 2024

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 14, 2024 

    Albanian Language Media: 

    State Department: Long-term U.S. policy is mutual recognition (Express)
    Rohde recalls ‘Scholz’s clear statement during visits to Kosovo and Serbia’ (media)
    Bajrami: Without mutual recognition, there can be no normalisation (media)
    State Department comments on declaration of All-Serbian Assembly (media)
    De Riu: Opening Iber bridge has “political and electoral purposes” (media)
    Investigation of war crimes; Svecla, Haxhiu meet senior police officers (Kallxo)
    Government ministers, MPs help clean shores of lake in north Kosovo (media)
    Kurti: Walker is among Kosovo’s greatest friends (media)
    Sources: “Shabani wanted BIA to act faster, stronger in Kosovo” (Express)
    Arifi: “Elections in October; increase in public sector wages in summer” (media)

    Serbian Language Media: 

    Petkovic says 150 Serb families to be evicted from their apartments in the north by Kosovo Verification Agency: “Ethnic cleansing continues” (Kosovo Online, RTS)
    Petkovic: Shameful and anti-civilized decision of Pristina to ban goods from central Serbia (Tanjug)
    People in the north, Strpce on Serbian goods import ban (Kosovo Online)
    Gracanica residents: “We buy what we must” – dissatisfaction with quality and prices of available goods (Kosovo Online)
    Shahini: Serbs affected the most with goods import ban, Albanians were buying those goods also (Kosovo Online)
    Gogic: Ban on Serbian goods an illegal measure violating human rights (media)
    Vucic meets with Sarrazin (Tanjug, Kosovo Online) 
    Stano on banning the import of Serbian goods: Refrain from unilateral steps (KiM radio)

    Opinion:

    Qirezi: “All-Serbian Assembly is a shameful return to the 1990s” (Koha)

    International:

    Kosovo ‘child of war’ wins competition to rebuild war-destroyed school in Ukraine (Prishtina Insight)
    Suffering in silence: The horrors of giving birth in Kosovo state hospitals (BIRN)
    People are convinced Tony Blair statue unveiled in Kosovo is Jason Donovan (The Independent)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 13, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Kosovo grateful to international friends and allies (Telegrafi)
    • Bislimi: I have information Borrell’s report recommends lifting of measures (media)
    • Bislimi: We don’t send to court drafts and articles without ownership (Express)
    • Haxhiu calls on internationals to pressure Serbia over arrest of Kosovars (Koha)
    • Osmani travels to Skopje to attend SEECP summit (media)
    • Walker: Kosovo is an exceptional success story (Albanian Post)
    • Latest NDI poll: Major drop by Vetevendosje, PDK is second (Paparaci)
    • EU: Serbia cannot join EU without normalising relations with Kosovo (RFE)
    • The Geopost publishes “second surveillance between Shabani and Rosic” (media)
    • The village in south of Kosovo where Albanians and Serbs help each other (RFE)
    • Kusari comments on amendments to the IMC draft law (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • US Ambassador: Recognition of Kosovo will not be a condition for Serbia’s entry into the EU, but normalisation (NMagazin, NIN)
    • “The deputy from Albania persistently tried to turn off the microphone of the deputies from Serbia”: the Serbian delegation left the conference in Sarajevo (Danas, FoNet, Klix.ba, Srna)
    • Milicevic: Embargo on goods from central Serbia and dinar issue affected small businessmen and people (TV Most)
    • Lawyer: The defence attorneys are more than ready to prove Milun Milenkovic’s innocence (TV Most)
    • Starovic: On the issue of Kosovo’s status, only Serbs and Albanians directly (Kosovo Online)
    • Gasic meets with Jaqsylyqov in Astana (Tanjug)

    Opinion:

    • Serwer: Mealy-mouthed won’t work, riot act will (peacefare.net)

    International:

    • Kosovo hails NATO contribution as it celebrates quarter century of liberation (Prishtina Insight)
    • Brothers indeed: Kosovo Albanians share memories of sheltering displaced families during the war (Prishtina Insight)
    • Between gender and profession (Kosovo 2.0)
    • Albania, Kosovo launch eased local border traffic regime (See News)
    • Easyjet to launch two routes to Pristina (See News)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 12, 2024

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 12, 2024 

    Albanian Language Media: 

    Media: Kosovo Assembly meets on 25th anniversary of liberation 
    Clinton: Today I give thanks for 25 years of peace in Kosovo (media)
    Solana: Kosovo must be transformed into a strong state (RTK)
    Robertson: Inaction would allow continuation of ethnic cleansing of Albanians by Milosevic (Klan)
    Robertson: Kurti, Vucic to find agreement, or we could face a situation like 90s (media)
    Hovenier: What Kosovo has achieved is remarkable (media)
    British Ambassador: We remember and mourn all human suffering that happened in Kosovo (Klan)
    Kurti: Kosovo army has never been bigger and better armed (media)
    Haradinaj: In one week, Serbia humiliated intl community and QUINT twice (media)
    EU: Borrell’s report on Kosovo measures hasn’t been submitted yet (media)
    Ex-NATO Commander comments on Kushner real estate project in Serbia (media)

    Serbian Language Media: 

    25 years after the end of conflict Serbs have no reasons to celebrate (Radio KIM)
    Was the Declaration of the All-Serbian Assembly necessary? (KoSSev, Danas) 
    The State Department calls for stability and reconciliation in a comment on the Declaration of the All-Serbian Assembly (RFE, N1, media)
    Vucevic: If Kosovo issue is closed, why is there pressure on Serbia? (RTS)nb
    Serbian Justice Minister: Serbia not denying crimes or glorifying criminals (N1, FoNet)
    Vucic: I congratulated Orban on another victory, we continue friendly cooperation (Tanjug)

    Opinion:

    Mjeku: Kosovo has many reasons to celebrate its Liberation Day (Arab News)

    International:

    War stories: Exhibition recalls coverage of Kosovo conflict, 25 years later (BIRN)
    From war to peace: Before and after photos of Kosovo’s transformation (RFE)
    British brigadier recalls ‘World War Three’ moment in Kosovo (BIRN)
    Kosovo special prosecution indicts eight for abuse of office after Kallxo.com investigation (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 11, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Our problem is with the Serbian govt, not with Kosovo Serbs (media)
    • Vulin reacts to Hovenier and uses derogatory term for Kosovo Albanians (media)
    • Hovenier: Dialogue should conclude with recognition (RFE)
    • Maqedonci: Kosovo will join coalition for demining of Ukraine (media)
    • Kurti: I have good relations with Prime Minister Rama (media)
    • Municipality of Mitrovica North continues to free public spaces (media)
    • KFOR: Italian soldiers conduct on-foot and motorized patrols along ABL (media)
    Serbian Language Media:
    • On expropriation first hand: What will happen to the base? (KoSSev)
    • Petkovic: Kurti’s messages about democracy and the rule of law in Kosovo a joke (Kosovo Online)
    • High time to continue the work on finding the missing, families say (Radio Mitrovica sever, RTS)
    • Media in Albanian and Serbian – is there enough cooperation? (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: US Embassy in Sarajevo to get answer to its claims about All-Serbian Assembly (Tanjug)
    • Dacic: Claims Assembly conclusions erode Dayton Agreement are hypocritical (Tanjug, media)
    • Djuric: Serbia ready to create network of friends in new EP (Tanjug)

    International:

    • Digital defence: Kosovo’s newly formed center aims to educate public officials on cyber security (Prishtina Insight)
    • Icons of liberation: The interesting ways that Kosovo pays tribute to Clinton, Blair, Albright (RFE)
    • Kosovo convicts Serb ex-policeman of war crimes (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 10, 2024

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 10, 2024 

    Albanian Language Media: 

    Kurti: The history of the war in Kosovo needs to be studied (RTK)
    Tony Blair: I look forward to Kosovo taking its place in the family of nations (RTK)
    Blair: Kosovo is still facing challenges, but it should become part of EU in future (media)
    Rama and D’Alema meet with Osmani (RTK)
    D’Alema: We are far from the Balkan stability that Ibrahim Rugova intended (RTK)
    Rama: Bridges built by late President Rugova should not be destroyed by today’s politicians  (media)
    Hovenier on statement of Serbia and Republika Srpska: It is not our position (media)
    Clark: Russian ambitions hinder stability between Kosovo and Serbia (RFE)
    Svecla: Close to 40 members of Serb community joined Kosovo Police (media)
    Rizvanolli: Energy Efficiency Fund opening office in Mitrovica region (media)

    Serbian Language Media: 

    Greek Ambassador: Our position on non-recognition of Kosovo unchanged (N1, Beta, Politika)
    Vucic: Compromise solution needed, and not that Albanians have it all, and Serbs nothing (Radio KIM)
    Giaufret for N1: EU enlargement key priority regarding Western Balkans
    Petkovic: Resolution 1244 still a valid document, Kurti cannot diminish its importance (KiM radio, Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica sever)
    Drecun: NATO did not achieve its goal in Kosovo in 1999, Resolution 1244 is our ownership right (Kosovo Online)
    Celic: Resolution 1244 is Serbia’s only legal asset regarding Kosovo territory (Kosovo Online)
    Court in Pristina sentenced Caslav Jolic to eight years in prison (Kosovo Online)
    Conference “Rugova and the West” without translation into Serbian (Radio KIM)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 7, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: General elections could be held in autumn or winter (media)
    • Osmani supports Kurti government on expropriations in the north (Nacionale)
    • Osmani on Kurti’s proposal for Lajcak to send the draft to Venice: It has not been formally presented to me yet (Reporteri)
    • CAA: “EU to focus on fair dialogue that respects Kosovo independence” (media)
    • Lawyer Berisha says espionage suspect is witness in The Hague (RTK)
    • Local communities and universities strengthen cooperation with KFOR (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Zubin Potok: Citizens do not know the value of the property seized through the expropriation process; many do not want the money (KiM radio)
    • Vucic: All-Serb Assembly to show unity (N1)
    • Petkovic and Djuric to meet representatives of the Serbian people from Kosovo (Tanjug, Kim Radio, Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • Petkovic and Arlov: The All-Serbian Assembly a confirmation of unity and connection (Tanjug, Kosovo online, KiM radio)
    • Radar: Erasing memory of assassinated Kosovo Serb leader (N1)
    • Quint, EU, and OSCE urge Pristina to uphold Ahtisaari principles and rule of law on expropriation in Serb-majority areas; Kosovo Government regrets the response (KoSSev)
    • Pensions in Kosovo for burek and soup (KiM radio, RFE)
    • On Germany’s new quotas for workers from the Balkans: All profiles are leaving; Gerxhaliu: It will further motivate young people to leave (Kosovo Online)
    • KFOR signs memorandum on local education projects (N1)
    • EC: Serbia not only country with lithium deposits (N1)

    International:

    • Framing suffering: Kosovo war photographer opens his archive (BIRN)
    • Dodik: We will hold a Referendum on the independence of RS from BiH (Sarajevo Times)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 6, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: I don’t believe they can repeat Banjska; they’ll try something else (media)
    • Osmani: We protect and keep Kosovo safe together with our allies (media)
    • Konjufca: EU wants to forcefully take competencies from Kosovo on Association (Koha)
    • QUINT, EU and OSCE react to government for expropriations in the north (media)
    • Rohde: Soon there will be decisions to unblock the situation (media)
    • Korenica denies group of VV MPs planning to form a new party (media)
    • Police report on findings at houses of two arrested for espionage (media)
    • Konjufca on espionage arrests: I’m sure there are more similar cases (media)
    • “The two arrested, part of agenda to deny the Recak massacre and fabricate a Yellow House” (Gazeta Express)
    • Gjini: Serbia doesn’t want Association, but a border on Iber (media)
    • Catalonian party calls on Spain to recognize Kosovo (RFE)
    • Guillou resigns as judge at Kosovo Specialist Chambers (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Quint, EU and OSCE: We regret the decision of the Government of Kosovo to finalize the expropriation in the north (Kosovo Online, KiM radio)
    • Under the pretext of preventing smuggling, the KP destroy the property of Serbs in the village of Banje (KiM radio)
    • Caslav Jolic’s defense attorney an optimist, if tried based on the evidence (KiM radio)
    • Petkovic: Kurti is only ready to terrorize the Serbian people (RTV, Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • UN Security Council Resolution 1244 is a key document for Serbia in maintaining its territorial integrity (Kosovo Online)
    • Gerxhaliu: If I didn’t know that the IMF report was about Kosovo, I would have thought that it was about Japan or Switzerland (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Kosovo’s judiciary to treat organized crime and corruption cases more vigorously, OSCE Mission report says (osce.org)
    • OSCE questions efficiency, quality of Balkan organised crime, graft trials (BIRN)
    • “We were here and we will always be here” (Kosovo 2.0)
    • Seminar on Advancing the Rights of the Roma and Ashkali Communities in Kosovo held in Pristina (eeas.europa.eu)
    • As Palestine recognitions grow, Balkan states’ stances shaped by geopolitics (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 5, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • State Department calls for fair process of arrested for war crimes in Serbia (RFE)
    • Kurti asks diaspora to vote for political forces that are not extreme in EU elections (Albanian Post)
    • Lajcak to continue role of facilitator until his successor appointed (Koha)
    • Stano: EU elections do not affect Lajcak’s mandate, he continues to be committed (Nacionale)
    • France mission in CoE supports Lajcak “within the application for membership of Kosovo” (Express)
    • Gresa Caka-Nimani re-elected president of Constitutional Court (Koha)
    • Osmani asks municipalities for greater contribution to elimination of gender-based violence (media)
    • Haxhiu: Opposition is not demanding Radojicic’s surrender, but investigation of Kusari-Lila (Albanian Post)
    • Tahiri: Regular general elections on January 12 or February 16 next year (media)
    • Peci: Serbs working in Zvecan municipality fear the Serbian List (media)
    • Zeka: Govt’s failure to implement pledges cracked relations with U.S., EU (EO)
    • “Conservative list”, including some VV MPs, expected to be created (Nacionale)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • The State Department calls for a fair legal process for those arrested in Serbia for war crimes (RFE, KiM radio, Danas)
    • Sladjana Radovic detained at the Jarinje crossing (KiM radio)
    • Simic: There were more talks between Kusari Lila and Radoicic (Kosovo Online)
    • Peci: She took documents by force to register them in parties; Tomanic: It’s a pure lie, he is justifying himself because I announced the lawsuit (KoSSev)
    • Schieder: ODIHR recommendations not implemented (N1, Danas)

    International:

    • OSCE publishes Western Balkans Trial Monitoring Report, with recommendations for judicial reform in Montenegro (osce.org)
    • Kosovo secures extra 26 mln euro from IMF (See News)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 4, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kadiu: Borrell should conclude that conditions have been met (Telegrafi)
    • Rohde: LGBTQI+ rights must not be negotiated, they have to be enforced (media)
    • Westerlund underlines need to adopt civil code, need for LGBTQ+ shelters (media)
    • Manxhuka: Their bad legacy cannot become our sin (media)
    • Sources: ILECU preparing international arrest warrant for Bojic (Kosovapress)
    • Kurti meets Pamuk during stay in Turkey (media)
    • Osmani congratulates Sheinbaum as first woman President of Mexico (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Kurti’s adviser got the most votes in Presevo, Bislimi’s adviser got the least in Bujanovac (KoSSev, RFE)
    • Kosovo Minister: The government’s support for a political option in the Presevo Valley was a mistake (Beta, Danas)
    • The anniversary of the murder of the Stolic family in Obilic, the killers still at large (KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio, RTS)
    • Petkovic: Pristina’s constant policy of denying the suffering of Serbs (Kosovo Online)
    • Gracanica: The consumer failed to file a complaint a second time, the water supply company says it was too late (KiM radio)
    • Rapajic: Kurti shows with the new expropriation decision that he doesn’t want to meet any international community conditions (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • Western disunity has enabled Russia to disrupt Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (BIRN)
    • Who’s afraid of unmarried mothers? (Kosovo 2.0)

    International:

    • Kosovo Albanian remanded in custody in Serbia on war crimes charge (BIRN)
    • From coal to renewables: Kosovo’s long energy transition journey (Prishtina Insight)
    • Türkiye targets $1B in bilateral trade with Kosovo by year-end (Daily Sabah)
    • Kosovo signs 3 agreements for 105 MW solar project (Balkan Green Energy News)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 3, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Kosovo will strengthen relations with Turkey in two areas (media)
    • Kurti: We’re not against Serbs, Serbia is against us (Sinjali)
    • Swedish Ambassador: Comparing Association with Republika Srpska is unfair (media)
    • Szunyog: EU supports Kosovo with € 75 million as part of Energy Package (Reporteri)
    • LVV Secretary to French media: We cannot stop people from leaving, some even return (media)
    • Haradinaj: Government is harming state, it has betrayed trust of every citizen (media)
    • Opposition: Differences between president and prime minister, obvious (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Djuric meets Babity: The alarming situation in Kosovo, the fight against extermination (Kosovo Online)
    • Census in Kosovo completed: Data on the number of Serbs will not reflect the real situation (N1, NMagazin)
    • Vasic: Nepotism and political influence in institutions – the causes of youth emigration (KiM radio, medijacentar.info)
    • Cooperation between the Ministry of Communities and Return and the Property Agency agreed (KiM radio)
    • SNS claims victory in all but 4 municipalities (N1)
    • Opposition claims victory in city of Nis (N1)

    International:

    • Disinformation stoking interethnic tensions in Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)
    • Opposition discord weakens pressure in Kosovo for snap election (BIRN)
    • Serbia’s ruling party wins local polls marred by irregularities (RFE)
    • Tensions soar in Serbia municipal election as ruling party seeks to retain power (VoA)

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