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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 7, 2021

By   2 days ago

• COVID-19: 166 new cases, four deaths (media)
• G-7 urges Kosovo and Serbia for reconstructive dialogue (Klan)
• Kosnett: Biden Administration fully accepts Washington agreement (RTV21)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister Under Fire over War Court Comments (BIRN)
• German Ambassador supports Kosovo FM Gervalla (Express)
• Posters against Gervalla appear in Pristina (media)
• Pahor: Border changes in Southeast Europe are not made without sacrifice (Koha)
• McAllister: EU to keep visa liberalization promise for Kosovo (RTK)
• Rama: No solution for Kosovo-Serbia dialogue without involvement of Germany and France (Koha)
• Assembly votes recommendation to pay for Kosovo Serbs’ electricity (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 6, 2021

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• COVID-19: 153 new cases, 4 deaths (media)
• Kurti: Dialogue must be well-prepared and with principles (media)
• Varhelyi says EU is against redrawing of borders (Koha Ditore)
• Resumption of dialogue won’t focus on technical issues (Exit News)
• Mandl: I am pleased that Kurti will resume the dialogue (Kanal 10)
• Hasani: Kosovo has status of third state in relation with SPC (media)
• Croatian Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Opposition wants Kurti to defend KLA and dismiss his minister (Epoka e Re)
• “If Gervalla doesn’t distance from statement, she must be dismissed” (media)
• Rohde welcomes initiative to confiscate illegally obtained wealth (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 5, 2021

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• COVID-19: 75 new cases, 4 (media)
• Kosovo receives 4,680 doses of Pfizer vaccines (media)
• Kurti: Securing vaccines remains our most urgent priority (media)
• PDK MP: Kurti government has failed with vaccines (media)
• Kurti to meet opposition parties this month on dialogue with Serbia (Koha)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister: I will never stop seeking justice for all victims (media)
• Lajcak strongly against border changes in the Balkans (media)
• EU inaction blamed for proposal to redraw Balkan borders (BIRN)
• State guarantees crucial for interim release of defendants (Koha Ditore)
• NATO shows “muscles” in Albania (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo Army participates in ‘Defender Europe 21’ (Exit News)
• Kosovo Police investigate threat to LGBTI activist (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 4, 2021

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• COVID-19: 101 new cases, 4 deaths (media)
• Kosovo leaders’ messages on World Press Freedom Day (media)
• Konjufca: We must not stop seeking justice for massacres (media)
• Pandemic leaves Kosovo without printed daily newspapers (AP)
• Experts fear Serbia could benefit from genocide lawsuit (Koha)
• “Kosovo must offer guarantees for freedom on bail of defendants” (media)
• “If Kurti doesn’t offer guarantees, he cannot be PM of Albanians” (media)
• Serwer: Serbia wants to benefit more than EU membership (media)
• Social housing issues remain overlooked in Kosovo (BIRN)
• Debate puts road safety in the spotlight (BIRN)
• Albanian PM: I never supported Kosovo-Serbia border changes (media)
• Vlora Citaku expected to be appointed Albania’s Foreign Minister (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 29, 2021

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 327 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Osmani meets Vitia: COVID-19 vaccines will be secured (media)
• VV’s Shkreta: Vaccine shipments to start arriving in May (Klan)
• PM Kurti continues meetings in Brussels (media)
• Miftaraj: Kurti’s refusal to go to Brussels meeting, scolding for EU (Telegrafi)
• Stoltenberg: Speculations on border changes do not help stability (RTK)
• EP rapportuer Von Cramon comments on recent non-paper (media)
• Kurti congratulates Albania’s Rama on election victory (media)
• Committee approves KOSTT’s request for electricity in the north (media)
• BIRN debate puts road safety in the spotlight (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 28, 2021

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 217 new cases, 8 deaths (media)
• “We want vaccines fast – not coffins for our parents” (RTK)
• EU: Non-paper does not present the position of the EU (RFE)
• Osmani: Every destabilising idea originates from Serbia (media)
• Bajrami: Points described in non-paper are talked about in dialogue (media)
• Content of non-paper not denied (Koha Ditore)
• Bislimi: Kurti will have informative meeting with Lajcak (media)
• Vetevendosje MP reacts to non-paper (media)
• Government plans “long-term” solution for paying electricity in north (Koha)
• Kurti pays homage to missing persons: Our future misses them (media)
• Freedom House: Kosovo marks decrease in level of democracy (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 27, 2021

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• COVID-19: 154 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• Non-paper: Kosovo and Serbia to recognise each other’s sovereignty (Koha)
• U.S.: Speculation about border changes, unnecessary threat to stability (RFE)
• Osmani speaks with US Assistant Secretary of State Reeker (media)
• Kosovo government questions meeting with Serbia announced by EU (media)
• PDK MP: Vetevendosje will do everything it rejected while in opposition (KTV)
• Rama takes narrow lead in Albania’s slow election count (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 26, 2021

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• COVID-19: 227 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Assembly to discuss management of COVID-19 pandemic (media)
• Kurti slammed for decision to vote in Albania’s elections (media)
• Kurti pledges to present programme upon return from Brussels (media)
• Kosovo without political consensus towards the grand finale (Koha)
• Klan Kosova: Surroi, Shala invited to join Kosovo negotiating team (media)
• Gervalla: Petkovic to respect Brussels Agreement during Kosovo visit (Express/Klan)
• Lajcak and Vucic meet in Brussels (media)
• Op-ed: Kosovo should rule out any further compromise (BIRN)
• Pjeter Shala: Kosovo Liberation Army’s Shadowy ‘Commander Wolf’ (BIRN)
• Exit polls: Tight race in Albania’s parliamentary vote (AP)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 23, 2021

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• 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   2 weeks 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, Afternoon Edition, May 7, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 7, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 170 new cases, four deaths (media)
    • Athens mayor gives Kurti support on visa liberalization (media)
    • Kurti: Preventing and combating violence against women is a government priority (media)
    • Gervalla: I am a Kosovo citizen, I travel with Kosovo documents (Reporteri, media)
    • Haxhiu: Treating domestic violence is a government plan (RTK)
    • KDI: Transparency in local government decreased due to the pandemic (Koha)
    • Police intervenes in PSD activity, arrests four members (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic, Dacic on Croatia and military camp in Kosovo (media)
    • Serbian List, Office for KiM, react against Croatian military base in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
    • Simic: Serbs feel more threatened due to Croatian announcements on opening military camp (Kosovo-online)
    • Croatian FA Ministry: Inaccurate and incorrect speculations of Serbia regarding military camp (Kosovo-online)
    • Varhelyi: EU approves revised enlargement methodology for Serbia, Montenegro (N1)
    • “Balkan states will resist border change scenario” (B92)
    • Serbia eases pandemic measures for cafes, restaurants (N1)
    • Nedeljko Spasojevic transferred to Mitrovica North prison (Kosovo-online)
    • Odalovic: Pristina no longer can ignore requests, search on locations soon, Kosare to be first one (Kosovo-online)
    • “Serbia-Kosovo dialogue unnecessary prolonged” (B92)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 6, 2021

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    Albanian Language Media:

    COVID-19: 158 new cases, 3 deaths (media)
    Croatia offers 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to people of Kosovo (euronews.al)
    Gervalla to PDK MPs: Special Court did not fall from the sky (media)
    Kurti defends Gervalla: She defends and promotes our liberation war (media)
    Croatian Foreign Minister: We are against border changes (media)
    G-7 urges Kosovo and Serbia for reconstructive dialogue (Klan)
    Haxhiu: One of most important processes of justice, vetting, starts today (Koha)
    River devastation at the centre of BIRN debate (BIRN)

    Serbian Language Media:

    Eight new cases of Covid-19, one death registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
    Vucic: Those announcing genocide lawsuit do not care about dialogue (KoSSev)
    Petkovic: Nothing will come of Pristina’s pressures on Belgrade (Kosovo-online)
    Bourita: Morocco considers Kosovo part of Serbia (Tanjug)
    Godfrey: US displeased over procrastination of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Tanjug)
    Ursula von der Leyen wrote to Vucic (B92)
    Office for KiM: Miroslav Lukic assaulted in Velika Hoca (Radio KIM)
    Bieber: Kosovo genocide lawsuit against Serbia cannot be successful (N1)
    Serbian Torlak Institute gets 104.000 Pfizer vaccines (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 5, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 5, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 153 new cases, 4 deaths (media)
    • Varhelyi on Pfizer vaccines: The most important contribution we could make (Klan)
    • President’s Office: Kosovo can’t guarantee interim release of Thaci et al (Express)
    • Government: Laws forbid us guarantee conditional release of the accused by the Special Court (Koha)
    • Haxhiu: Government program to be voted on Friday (RTK)
    • Varhelyi: News about ‘non-paper’ is not true (RTK)
    • Croatian President Milanovic: I cannot offer guarantees for Thaci (Koha)
    • Minister Haxhiu speaks about property confiscation and vetting (Klan)
    • Excavations Resume in Serbia’s Mass Graves (Exit.al)
    • Coalition of NGOs call for inclusion of Serb victims in Podujevo memorial (Prishtina Insight)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Arancha Gonzalez: Spain maintains its principled position not to recognize Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Vucic on ‘genocide’ lawsuit (B92, N1)
    • “Kosovo genocide lawsuit Kurti’s populist act” (Danas)
    • Trajkovic: Announced lawsuit a way to suppress support to Specialist Court (Radio KIM)
    • HLC: Memorial plaque of victims killed in Luzane in 1999 unveiled; names of Serbs not included (KoSSev)
    • Excavations near Raska continue (Radio KIM)
    • Office for KiM: House of Jacovic family in Vitina stoned (Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev)
    • Additional financial assistance announced for those vaccinated (media)
    • Office for KiM continues to provide housing for Serbs in Kosovo (TV Most)

    Opinion:

    • Easter “greetings” of Albin Kurti, humiliation and obliteration of Serbs and SOC (Politika)

    International:

    • EU Inaction Blamed for Proposal to Redraw Balkan Borders (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • EC: EU to ease restrictions on non-essential travels; Serbia maybe on list soon (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 4, 2021

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 75 new cases, 4 (media)
    • EC denies Kocijancic drafted non-paper, “ridiculous speculation” (Lajmi)
    • Freedom of speech under threat (Koha Ditore/Radio Free Europe)
    • AAK ready to join the dialogue with Serbia (media)
    • Dutch PM: Netherlands supports Kosovo efforts to fight corruption (media)
    • Kosovo Security Force to take part in NATO exercises in Albania (Telegrafi)
    • Haradinaj welcomes KSF participation in NATO exercise (media)
    • Croatia denies reports it offered guarantees for Thaci’s interim release (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • EU’s Várhelyi in Belgrade: Bloc sends 651,000 vaccines to region (FoNet, Beta, N1)
    • Djuric: We have no non-papers, but our own ”yes-paper” (Tanjug, Blic)
    • Kosovo to file genocide charges against Serbia next year; Office for KiM: “Kosovo cannot sue its own state” (KiM radio, KoSSev)
    • Biggest problem of media reporting is the lack of cooperation with the institutions (KiM radio, Slobodno Srpski)
    • Security, freedom and work of journalists in Kosovo endangered (Kontakt plus radio, KiM radio, KoSSev)
    • US State Department on Kosovo: Pressure on media, hampered restitution (media)
    • BIRODI: Media in Serbia becoming industry of populism (Beta, N1)
    • Vucic receives Russian ambassador (Tanjug, N1, Blic)
    • SPC Patriarch: Cohabitation between Serbs & Albanians possible (media)

    Opinion:

    • The ‘non-paper’ carving up Balkans and undermining Europe (euobserver.com)
    • Slovenia’s ‘Non-Paper’ is no Stunt but a Worrying Omen (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • In Serbia, fake news is spread by state-backed media (euracticve.com)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Already Isolated, COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Kosovo’s Disabled (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 29, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 29, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 269 new cases, 9 deaths (media)
    • Kurti meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (media)
    • Borrell: Kosovo’s European path goes through dialogue (media)
    • Government engages external experts to help prepare for dialogue (Express)
    • LDK demands greater commitment on dealing with the dialogue (Kallxo)
    • Lekaj: Non-paper document unacceptable (Kosova Press, media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 17 new cases, one death (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Petkovic to international missions in Kosovo: Protect believers and SOC facilities during the holidays (KoSSev)
    • “Flammable rhetoric and inefficiency of police and judiciary affects security” (KiM radio)
    • On “genocide in Kosovo”: Use of terminology that has not been officially proven (VoA, KoSSev, KiM radio)
    • Stano: EU ready for continuation of dialogue as soon as Pristina and Belgrade agree on acceptable dates (Kosovo-online)
    • Vucic in meeting with Godfrey: Serbia has always been ready for open dialogue with Pristina (Kosovo-online)
    • Matthew Palmer: US unconditionally supports Bosnia’s territorial integrity (N1)
    • Serbian Patriarch prays for COVID patients, Serbs in Kosovo (N1)
    • Stoltenberg: Dialogue the only way to achieve a lasting political solution (Kosovo-online)
    • EU Delegation denies Serbian tabloid’s claims about non-paper (N1, Kosovo Online)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • WHO: The rich used 82 percent of all corona vaccines (FoNet, N1, AP)
    • Deputy mayor says almost half of Belgrade residents vaccinated (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 28, 2021

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 327 new cases, five deaths (media)
    • Kurti will not be part of 11 May dialogue meeting (media)
    • Kurti kicks off Brussels visit by meeting Belgian PM (media)
    • Germany reiterates it has not authored latest non-paper (media)
    • Kosovo needs systematic vetting process, U.S. Embassy says (RFE)
    • Thaci congratulates Albania’s Rama on projected election win (media)
    • Kosovo to take part in multinational military exercise (media)
    • Following petition, Netflix includes Kosovo to the list of countries (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Kurti: A new round of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina will not be held on May 11 (N1)
    • Freedom House says situation in Serbia continues to deteriorate (N1)
    • Serbia donated to North Macedonia additional 13.000 vaccines (Kosovo-online)
    • Office for KiM: Pristina cannot attribute non-paper to Belgrade (Beta, Novi Magazin)
    • Vucic on non-paper, Osmani’s statement, Netflix (Kosovo-online)
    • Jeremic: Non-paper trial balloon for Serbian Orthodox Church (KoSSev)
    • Stojanovic: Non-paper on Kosovo not acceptable for Serbian citizens (N1)
    • The idea of the autonomy of the North close to both Berlin and Paris (Danas)
    • Trial to former minister Rikalo and others continues (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Army of Serbia donates anti-Covid equipment to EU missions in Africa (N1)
    • Djuric with Reeker: Confirmation of Serbia-US partnership (RTS)
    • Kandic: ”Why is the Special Court of Kosovo controversial?” (Kosovo Online, Twitter)

    Opinion:

    • Dangerous map games in the Balkans (ekathimerini.com)
    • The baleful phantom of border changes haunts the Balkans (Financial Times)

    International:

    • Kosovo recalls war victims on National Missing Person’s Day (AP)
    • Kosovo War Survivors Nervous About Participating in Guerrillas’ Trials (Balkan Insight)
    • Serbia’s Vucic ‘treating the EU as if stupid were its middle name’ (euractive.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 27, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 27, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 194 new cases, 8 deaths (media)
    • Rohde: Non-paper published by Koha Ditore is fake news! (media)
    • French Embassy: We are not the source of the non-paper (media)
    • Kosovo government reacts to non-paper (media)
    • Kosnett: Dialogue essential to Kosovo economic success and integration (media)
    • Michel to Kurti: Looking forward to working together (media)
    • Kosnett: Fate of missing persons should not be hostage to politics (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian areas: 23 new cases, one death (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: Non-paper composed by somebody “very, very smart” (N1)
    • Deimel: No one, including Berlin officials, knows about the non-paper, maybe the test balloon (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: Imagine sanctions on Russia and its support of us in return (Beta, N1)
    • EU to Serbia: Improve rule of law, media freedom; adjust foreign policy (N1)
    • US State Dept: Speculation on redrawing Balkan borders may foster instability (VoA, N1)
    • BCSP: Majority of Serbian citizens want broad autonomy for Kosovo, but they know it is unrealistic (KoSSev)
    • Serbian List condemns attack on Lazar Djordjevic in Gojbulja (TV Most)
    • Bilcik: Vucic commitment to reforms crucial (N1)
    • Vucic: Kosovo Serbs want to be vaccinated, Pristina authorities ban our help (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • Gerxhaliu: Excavations in Kizevak will start again on May 5 (Kosovo Online, RFE)

    Opinion:

    • Demands to relocate the Specialist Chambers are unlikely to be met (Kosovo 2.0)

    International:

    • Serbia, Kosovo Must Make Missing Persons a Priority: Report (Balkan Insight)
    • Brussels steps up pressure on Serbia over Kosovo talks (euronews.com)
    • Small is Beautiful: Citizens’ Movements Are Bringing Democratic Change to Balkans (Balkan Insight)
    • Edi Rama declares victory in Albanian elections, 92% polling stations counted (EWB)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 26, 2021

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 154 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
    • Vaccine rollout gets off to a shaky start (Prishtina Insight)
    • EU confirms PM Kurti’s upcoming visit to Brussels (Kallxo)
    • Kosovo has written to Romania about the killing of two VV activists (media)
    • Assembly adopts in principle bill easing trial in absentia procedures (Kosovapress)
    • AAK accuses government of having no vision (media)
    • VV’s Kusari-Lila responds to AAK’s criticism against government (media)
    • EC stresses position against border changes in the Balkans (RFE)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 23 new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas on Saturday (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic’s two-day visit to Brussels (media)
    • Vucic: Ready for dialogue, we understood Kurti’s messages (Tanjug, RTS)
    • Petkovic: Kurti showed his aim is to create “Great Albania” (Radio KIM)
    • Djuric: Dialog is not a priority, but voting in Albania is (Kosovo-online)
    • Drecun: Continuation of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is not disputable; but agenda is (RTS)
    • Godfrey: Unresolved relations with Pristina are obstacles to Serbia’s European integration (KiM radio, Novi Magazin)
    • Liberation Movement forms Council for Kosovo and Metohija (BETA)
    • Health Ministry official: Epidemic measures and mass vaccination in Serbia still necessary (N1)
    • Half a million doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Serbia (RTS)
    • Serbian Army Chief of Staff: Mandatory military service a long-term solution (N1, Politika)
    • Dodik: Idea of RS seceding from Bosnia-Herzegovina discussed in Europe (N1)

    Opinion:

    • West should stop pushing Kosovo on new Serbian entity (euobserver)
    • Kosovo Needs Rescuing From its Middle Eastern Imbroglio (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Kurti’s vote in Albanian elections – controversial but not unprecedented in the Balkans (EWB)

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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

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    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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