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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 11, 2021

By   3 days ago

• COVID-19: 12 new cases, one death (media)
• Coronavirus cases continue to drop in Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)
• PM Kurti to report to Assembly today before the dialogue in Brussels (Express)
• Culture Minister: Police were not informed about liturgy (media)
• Prishtina University says it will undertake legal actions after liturgy (media)
• CDHRF: Orthodox Church liturgy is a provocation on eve of dialogue (media)
• Hoxhaj: Liturgy was held with the permission of the Kosovo government (media)
• Two activities today in front of the church on university campus (RTK)
• Kurti, Brnabic clash over Kosovo independence at Western Balkans Summit (Exit News)
• Western Balkan leaders pleased with EU investment plan (AP)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 10, 2021

By   4 days ago

• COVID-19: 21 new cases, one death (media)
• Fear about agreement produced by dialogue that will start on 15 June (Koha)
• Osmani: Justice is precondition to peace (media)
• Konjufca: Serbia to open state archives (media)
• Kusari-Lila: Reaching final agreement with Serbia, difficult (Telegrafi)
• Tirana to host summit of Western Balkans leaders (media)
• US Extends Blacklist of Persons Destabilising, Corrupting Balkans (BIRN)
• Kurti meets representatives of the Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation (media)
• Gervalla holds virtual meeting with Swedish FM Ann Linde (media)
• Kosnett: Parties to refrain from spreading disinformation (media)
• LDK announces eight candidacies for upcoming local elections (media)
• Kamberi: EU should set conditions to Serbia to recognize its crimes (RTK)
• Serbia begins construction of university in the north of Kosovo (media)
• Petkovic: Belgrade ready for dialogue, recognition is not a topic (Tanjug, Klan)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 9, 2021

By   5 days ago

• COVID-19: Nine new cases, one death (media)
• Kosovo to be among first in Europe to receive vaccines from U.S. (media)
• UN Court Confirms Ratko Mladic’s Life Sentence for Genocide (BIRN)
• Kosovo welcomes court’s upholding of Mladic’s genocide conviction (media)
• U.S. blocks property and suspends entry of persons contributing to destabilisation of Western Balkans (media)
• Gervalla: Rule of law, crucial for cooperation and stability in the Balkans (Koha)
• COMKFOR Federici speaks about security of Serb religious sites (Koha)
• Albania as member of Security Council could be an opportunity for Kosovo (Koha)
• Kandic: Serbia will not agree to open state archives (RFE)
• EULEX’s mandate extended until 2023 (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 8, 2021

By   6 days ago

• COVID-19: 10 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kosovo Assembly to debate on Brussels agreements on Friday (Koha)
• Konjufca: The Association must not happen (media)
• Berlin: Agreement with Kosovo, criteria for Serbia’s EU accession (Klan Kosova)
• Western Balkans Foreign Ministers to meet today (Deutsche Welle)
• Women’s Network calls for women representation in dialogue with Serbia (media)
• KLA War Veterans to hold protest on June 10 (media)
• Lajcak, Palmer criticised for discussing dialogue with Serbian Patriarch (Exit News)
• Robelli: A solution without a solution: Mr. Palmer’s difficult statements (Koha)
• Hoxhaj: Russian paramilitaries were part of Serbian Army in Kosovo (RTK)
• Daut Haradinaj: We support genocide lawsuit against Serbia (media)
• Greek Foreign Minister Dendias briefs Lajcak on his visit to Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 7, 2021

By   7 days ago

• COVID-19: 11 new cases, one death (media)
• Blackmail with recognition before the resumption of the dialogue (RFE)
• Kosovo Assembly President Konjufca to visit Albania today (media)
• Albanian Prime Minister Rama meets Kosovo opposition leaders (media)
• Constitutional Court judge suspected of working for Serbian List’s interests (Koha)
• War veterans threaten with mass protest (media)
• Kurti, Brnabic to meet in Ohrid on July 1 (Telegrafi)
• In Western Balkans, ethnic nationalism threatens the path to Europe (Euronews)
• World Environment Day marked in Kosovo (Indeksonline)
• An agronomist’s ambition to create most beautiful village in Kosovo (Exit News)
• War victims hope for double genocide conviction for Ratko Mladic (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 4, 2021

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 12 new cases, no deaths (media)
• U.S. to donate vaccines to Kosovo (media)
• Bulgaria to provide up to 150,000 COVID vaccines to Balkan countries (Reuters)
• Greek FM Dendias visits Kosovo today (media)
• Kurti-Vucic meeting between 14 and 17 June (Klan/Telegrafi)
• Government of Serbia not happy with Kurti’s remarks on dialogue (Koha)
• After Kosovo, Top U.S., EU Envoys Visit Serbia To Press For Renewed Dialogue (RFE)
• Can EU-US coordination salvage the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue? (Prishtina Insight)
• Assembly adopts draft law to try war crimes in absentia (media)
• Kosovo Post CEO sacked by board (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 3, 2021

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 18 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Palmer assures Kosovo: U.S. is a stakeholder in dialogue process (RTK)
• Greece: We support visa liberalization, but we will not recognize Kosovo (TV Dukagjini)
• Presidency: date of the local elections is to be set in the following days (RTK)
• LDK to vote for Association if it passes Court’s filter (Koha)
• Palmer, Lajcak to meet Serbian President Vucic today (media)
• Another non-paper on the Balkans submitted to the EU (Koha)
• Editor of the Swiss newspaper responds to Gervalla (RTK)
• Poll: 44% of respondents believe Gervalla is defending KLA (Telegrafi)
• KLA War Veterans call for Gervalla’s resignation (T7)
• The Hague summons witness who was 8-years-old during Kosovo war (Exit News)
• Serbia and Kosovo leaders to meet for reconciliation talks, says Miroslav Lajcak (Euronews)
• Top U.S., EU envoys tell Kosovo that better ties with Serbia will open door to Europe (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 2, 2021

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 19 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Principal Deputy PM Bislimi meets Palmer and Lajcak (media)
• Parties encouraged in dialogue; compromises considered necessary (Koha)
• Lajcak briefs EU heads of missions on new dialogue meeting (media)
• Palmer calls for respect on court’s ruling on Decani Monastery Land (media)
• Serb minister says position of his superior, PM Kurti, is hypocritical (media)
• Involvement of Russia and China is impossible, civil society argues (Koha)
• Serwer skeptical about mutual recognition soon (media)
• President Osmani to meet political parties for date of local elections (media)
• Kosovo minister and Serbian official clash on Twitter (media)
• “Four trains from Serbia operating illegally in Kosovo” (Koha)
• Deprived of a childhood (Prishtina Insight)
• Balkan corruption risks derailing bid to join European Union (VOA)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 1, 2021

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 5 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Health Minister to report today about management of COVID-19 (media)
• President Osmani meets Palmer and Lajcak (media)
• Prime Minister Kurti meets Lajcak and Palmer (media)
• Foreign Minister Gervalla meets Lajcak and Palmer (media)
• Palmer meets Serbian List representatives, discuss dialogue (media)
• Palmer: Kosovo-Serbia agreement, crucial to attracting US investments (media)
• US Embassy says Palmer’s meetings were constructive (media)
• Palmer, Lajcak to hold joint press conference today at 10:45 (media)
• Spanish Foreign Ministry: No plan to open liaison office in Kosovo (Express)
• Government wants direct communication with Serb Orthodox Church in Kosovo (Koha)
• Local Government Minister: Association is anti-constitutional (media)
• Former judge: EU mission in Kosovo politically handled KLA Cases (Exit News)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 31, 2021

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 23 new cases, no deaths (media)
• New COVID-19 measures enter into force on Monday (Prishtina Insight)
• Kosovo buys first coronavirus vaccines as it speeds up rollout (Reuters)
• Final agreement in 2021, during Slovenian EU Presidency, EU report (Express)
• EU denies writing document that circulated in Kosovo media (media)
• Behrami: The EU document is authentic (RTK)
• Lajcak and Palmer to visit Kosovo on 31 May, 1 June (media)
• Western diplomats support dialogue, analysts don’t rule out surprises (Koha)
• LDK nominates award-winning architect to run for Pristina mayor (Express)
• Kosovo Police detain police officer suspected of inciting hatred (media)
• Kosovo feminists aim to climb rural town’s ‘patriarchal’ walls (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 11, 2021

    By   2 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 11, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 10 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Kurti: Previous governments inflicted damage through the dialogue (RFE)
    • Tahiri: Liturgy in Milosevic’s church, a provocation on eve of dialogue (media)
    • PSD: Church on university campus, “a symbol of chauvinism” (media)
    • Prishtina University students say liturgy was a provocation (media)
    • Gazeta Express claims to have copy of document on Association/Community
    • Philips: Only US has power to push forward agreement (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Raska-Prizren Eparchy: Temple in Pristina is SOC property, graffiti open threat (Radio KIM)
    • Jesus Hates Serbs painted on church in Pristina (N1, KoSSev)
    • Petkovic, Visoki Decani Monastery react to graffiti (Kosovo-online, social media)
    • Protests of students started in Pristina, new graffiti on Christ the Savior Temple (Radio KIM)
    • Minister of Justice: ”Kosovo and Metohija remains in the Serbian Constitution preamble” (Blic, TV Prva, Tanjug)
    • Petkovic: Darija Kisic-Tepavcevic banned from entering Kosovo (Radio KIM)
    • Humanitarian organization from Novi Sad banned from entering Kosovo (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
    • Serbian parliament official says Pristina wants fully operational military (RTS, N1)
    • Botsan-Kharchenko: When it comes to dialogue, Russia will support Serbia and justice (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
    • Tirana Summit without joint declaration (Tanjug, Blic)
    • In case of problems, Borrell, Biden to discuss dialogue – sources (Tanjug)
    • MEST: North Mitrovica has the right to invest in the university building without our consent (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Property issues in Kosovo: Intact problem solvable only with the greater role of international actors (EWB)
    • Liturgy at Contested Serbian Church Prompts Protests in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 10, 2021

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 12 new cases, one death (media)
    • Kosovo receives donation of 10,000 vaccines from Croatia (Koha)
    • In Estonia, Osmani reaffirms position against border changes (media)
    • Implementation of agreements, hostage to renegotiations (RFE)
    • Kosovo will purchase military equipment over €5 million (media)
    • Liturgy at unfinished orthodox church in Prishtina for first time after war (media)
    • Daut Haradinaj: Liturgy in campus of Prishtina University, an insult (media)
    • Vucic: Kurti shouldn’t travel to Brussels if he wants to talk recognition (Koha)
    • Mini-Schengen returns; Rama: It is a strategic project with Brussels (Telegrafi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian areas: One new case out of 37 tested samples (KoSSev)
    • Kurti: ”Do you want to occupy us?; Brnabic: How we to occupy our own territory?” (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
    • The Western Balkans one of the topics of US President – EU leaders meeting (RTS)
    • Vucic expects difficult dialogue in Brussels (Danas)
    • Daut Haradinaj: Liturgy at Temple in Pristina insult to Kosovo citizens (Kosovo-online)
    • Jevtic: Inappropriate response of the authorities to the call of Bishop Teodosije for peace and coexistence (Kosovo Online)
    • Demolition of the old school and the construction of a new university building (KoSSev)
    • Hoxhaj: Kurti to cancel talks with Vucic if Serbia doesn’t apologize (KoSSev, N1)
    • YIHR: Belgrade official reactions to Mladic’s verdict ‘disgraceful’ (BETA, N1)

    International:

    • Reactions from the EU and US to Mladic verdict: Regional leaders should respect the decision (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Promotion of bilingualism in Kosovo through “Uta and Miljana’s colors of nature” (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Official: Western Balkan countries are ‘milking coal power plants until the bitter end’ (euractive.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 9, 2021

    By   4 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 9, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 21 new cases, one death (media)
    • Kurti and Vucic to meet on 15 June (RFE, media)
    • Kosovo-Serbia dialogue on the ‘specific’ agenda of the G7 (Klan)
    • PM Kurti received the Minister of the Republic of Guyana, George Hallaq (media)
    • U.S. Embassy: Corruption damages our foreign policy (RTK)
    • Hoxhaj: If Serbia does not apologize, Kurti should not go to dialogue (media)
    • LDK on LVV employments in institutions: You are violating human rights (media)
    • Mustafa case: Presiding judge announces “ex parte” sessions (media)
    • PDK to elect new party leadership during June (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Stano: Vucic and Kurti in Brussels on June 15 (Tanjug, Kosovo-online)
    • Stano: No comment on US decisions, EU does not sanction partners in Western Balkans (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • Djuric on “updated sanctions” for the Western Balkans: We will carefully analyze the content of Biden’s decree (Blic, Tanjug)
    • ‘Mladic’s guilt is only his,’ UN Chief Prosecutor says after the verdict (N1)
    • Vucic’s address at the session of the UN Security Council (B92)
    • Brnabic: The Hague with its verdicts moved region away from reconciliation (Tanjug)
    • Political parties, lawyers on Mladic’s vedict (N1, RTS)
    • N1 guests: It was known Mladic would get life sentence, justice selective (N1)
    • Odalovic: Hague tribunal is not a court that brought law and justice (RTS)
    • Judge Agius: Mladic verdict a strong message for victims and survivors (N1)
    • Russian Embassy in Washington: US to suspend arming Pristina (Kosovo-online)
    • Balkan Chiefs of Staff end 14th Conference (N1)

    Opinion:

    • After Mladic’s Verdict: Six Lessons to Learn from Hague Trials (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • U.S. ‘Modernizes’ Sanctions Policy For Western Balkans To Go After Corruption (RFE)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 8, 2021

    By   5 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: Five new cases, one death (media)
    • Kosovo confirms first case of South Africa coronavirus variant (media)
    • PM Kurti to report to Assembly on dialogue with Serbia (Koha)
    • Maas: Kosovo-Serbia agreement paves way to Europe for the two countries (media)
    • Osmani: Serbia not showing readiness to clarify fate of missing persons (media)
    • Von Cramon: There are many other urgent issues in dialogue apart from Association (EO)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Covid-19 in Serbian communities: Four new cases (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Mass: The comprehensive agreement between Belgrade and Pristina opens the EU door (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • Selakovic: Serbia will always be an advocate of a policy of peace and connecting (Kosovo Online)
    • Petkovic and Botsan-Kharchenko on the continuation of the dialogue between BG and PR (KiM radio)
    • Petkovic: Crucial for Belgrade to resolve the issue of missing persons in Kosovo (RTS)
    • Dacic says solution for Kosovo not near (Beta, N1)
    • Kurti met with the Working Group formed to establish the Institute for Crimes Committed during the war, a document being prepared (KoSSev)
    • The EU Council extends the EULEX mission mandate until 2023 (Kosovo Online)
    • Rakic with Davenport on the security situation in returnee communities (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • Why is Serbia not going to join EU sanctions on Belarus? (euobserver.com)

    International:

    • ”NATO committed to building a strong partnership with Serbia” (EWB)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 7, 2021

    By   6 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 10 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Konjufca after meeting Ruci: We are in difficult situation with Serbia (media)
    • Berlin Process: Maas to chair foreign ministers’ conference (RTK)
    • Kosovo initiates establishment of the War Crimes Research Institute ( Express)
    • Szunyog in the North, says electricity should be paid by everyone (Klan)
    • Kurti-Schuepp meeting: Enlightenment of the fate of the missing, priority (RTK)
    • The Presevo Valley demands seats in the talks in Brussels (RFE, media)
    • Telekom Director resigns (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Will new “internal dialogues” follow? (KiM radio, Danas, RTS)
    • Dacic: Vucic to submit report on dialogue to Assembly on June 22 or 23 (Radio KIM)
    • Brnabic: We investigate all mass graves, remains of nine Albanians found recently (N1)
    • Pendarovski: We are grateful to Serbia for its help, Skopje should not lobby for Kosovo (FoNet, Politika, N1)
    • Trial for Oliver Ivanovic’s murder scheduled on July 6 and 7 (RTS)
    • Minister says Serbian security services ready to defend country (N1)
    • Viola von Cramon: Besides ZSO, a lot of other urgent things in the dialogue (Kosovo Online)
    • Selakovic thanked Turkmenistan for its position on Kosovo (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • Centuries of discrimination still run deep for Roma in Europe (euronews)

    International:

    • EU Parliament President Backs Letting Western Balkan States Into Bloc (RFE)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The collective memories of the village shop (Prishtina Insight)
    • Opera diva Natasa Tasic Knezevic performs in Gracanica (KiM radio)
    • WHO official warns fight against COVID not over in Europe (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 4, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 4, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: Seven new cases, one death (media)
    • Resolution for pardoning COVID-19 fines fails to pass Assembly (Koha)
    • Dendias: Greece supports visa liberalisation, Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
    • Kosovo President Osmani meets Greek FM Dendias (media)
    • Gervalla: Independence of Kosovo is irreversible (media)
    • Konjufca meets Dendias, discuss Kosovo’s EU integration path (media)
    • The Netherlands on visa liberalisation: Fight corruption and organised crime (KP)
    • Court clears former FM Haradinaj-Stublla of charges (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic on Kosovo: We do not advocate for frozen conflict, dialogue will continue (RTS)
    • Lajcak: I came to prepare dialogue (Tanjug, Radio KIM)
    • “Kosovo is not ready to negotiate borders” (Blic, B92)
    • Palmer says meetings in Belgrade successful (N1)
    • Vucic: Serbia – Hungary relations never better (FoNet, N1)
    • Kandic: The Tribunal did not find any indications of genocide in Kosovo (Al Jazeera)
    • Petkovic: “Great Albania” graffiti written on wall of Vitosevic’s house (Radio KIM)
    • Rakic with international and non-governmental organizations on the return of displaced persons (Kontakt plus radio)
    • KFOR remains in Kosovo as long as needed, NATO official says (N1)
    • Von der Leyen: The future of the Western Balkans is in the EU (Tanjug, B92)
    • Vucic asks vaccination of North Macedonia citizens be enabled in Serbia (Kosovo-online)

    International:

    • Serbian president says EU-brokered Kosovo talks to resume (AP)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 3, 2021

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 12 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Prime Minister Kurti received a delegation from Austria (RTK)
    • The EU sees dialogue as a continuation and not as a new beginning (RFE, media)
    • Greek FM Dendias discusses with Lajcak prior to visiting Kosovo (Klan)
    • German MEP, Ernst: I am against KFOR, Kosovo must be disarmed (Klan)
    • Assembly debates on education organising during COVID-19 pandemic (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Antonijevic: No new coronavirus cases in Serbian areas (KiM radio)
    • Europa Nostra to Pristina: Nomination and decision on V. Decani in line with professional standards (KoSSev)
    • Lajcak: “Kurti knows that, as well as Vucic” (Tanjug, B92, KiM radio)
    • Greek minister talks with Lajcak ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Kosovo (Beta, Danas)
    • West launches “idea of two Germanys” again (Danas)
    • Selakovic with Palmer: Pristina avoiding its obligations, insist only on recognition (N1, FoNet, Kosovo Online)
    • Brnabic with Palmer: Dialogue with Pristina in the focus of the Government, full support of the USA (RTS)
    • Grubjesic: No essential dialogue if ZSO is not on table (Kosovo-online)
    • Simic: Kurti is running away from dialogue, the West should direct pressure on Pristina (Kosovo Online, Tanjug, TV Pink)
    • RTS: Community of Serb-majority Municipalities on hold for 3000 days (RTS)
    • Dveri Movement: We’ll alert public in case of treason over Kosovo (N1)
    • New non-paper about the Balkans has arrived in Brussels; Five countries joined forces (B92, Klix.ba)
    • Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina can vaccinate in Serbia free of charge (Tanjug)

    International:

    • Serbia: New Internal And External Challenges – Analysis (eurasiareview.com)
    • 17 military exercises in the Balkans and in Serbia’s neighbourhood from May to June (euractive.com)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The Kosovo government to provide better protection of religious sites and full enforcement of the Law on SPZ (KoSSev)
    • BIRN Launches Database of Mass Graves from Yugoslav Wars (Balkan Insight)
    • ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’: Albanian Miners Seek Special Status, Fair Pension (Balkan Insight)
    • Kopač tells Kosovo* there is no future for coal power plants (balkangreenenergynews.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 2, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 2, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 18 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • EU supports Kosovo in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic (media)
    • Kurti on Brussels meeting: It is about the future dialogue, not the previous one (media)
    • On third day of visit to Kosovo, Palmer meets Konjufca (media)
    • Von der Leyen: EC will advocate for a positive decision on visa liberalisation (media)
    • Bislimi: France, the Netherlands, Belgium have visa liberalisation concerns (media)
    • Abdixhiku: Kurti-led government is weak (media)
    • Haradinaj urges government to adopt new recovery measures (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: If Kurti doesn’t want to talk about ZSO, but about Kosovo’s recognition, they don’t even have to invite me for talks (KoSSev, RTS)
    • Vucic tomorrow with Palmer and Lajcak (media)
    • Kurti’s lawsuit – between law and political points (RTS)
    • US envoy Palmer meets Bishop Teodosije at Visoki Decani monastery (N1)
    • Serbian Railway: Since pandemic trains operate up to Rudnica only (KoSSev)
    • Petkovic congratulates Rakocevic on his election as UNS President (Radio KIM)
    • APA: EU do not want to publish “non-paper” on Western Balkans, where border change is proposed (Tanjug, Blic, Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • Jevtic on attacks against SOC, non-provision of vaccines to Serbs and ‘good relations’ in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
    • Indictment for assassination of Oliver Ivanovic confirmed, defence lawyers ‘embittered’ (TV Most)
    • Popovic: Production of Russian Sputnik V vaccines starts in Belgrade this Friday (Dnevnik)

    Opinion:

    • Palestine, Kosovo and the dilemma faced by ‘small states’ (Kosovo 2.0)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 1, 2021

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 19 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Vitia: we will provide two million vaccines until the end of the year (media)
    • Kurti: Dialogue to be held in middle of June (RTK)
    • Lajcak and Palmer meet with international community in Kosovo (media)
    • EU is optimistic about the Balkans, U.S. wants Serbia to recognize Kosovo (Koha)
    • Lajcak informs heads of EU missions on the future meeting (RTK)
    • Palmer and Kosnett meet Haradinaj (media)
    • Mehaj: Defender Europe 21 fortifies Kosovo’s path to NATO (euronews.al)
    • Four northern municipalities do not pay for consumed water, debt reached 15 million (RTK)
    • GAP: Over 190 thousand job seekers registered during March-September (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • No new Covid-19 cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Lajcak and Palmer in Pristina, ”normalization of relations with Serbia is a key factor in attracting US investments” (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: EU, US increasing pressure to recognize Kosovo (N1)
    • Moscow will support solution for Kosovo that suits Belgrade (N1)
    • Serbia’s Min: Kosovo lacks knowledge, willingness to guard Serb heritage (N1)
    • Kostic: Letter from Kosovo leaders to UNESCO – provocation (KiM radio, N1)
    • Serbian Orthodox Church Holly Assembly of Bishops concluded in Belgrade (SOC, media)
    • Dacic: Russia and China would have to get involved in resolving Kosovo issue (Kosovo-online)
    • Petkovic and Davidoiu on situation in Kosovo, dialogue (Radio KIM)
    • Greece: We do not recognize Kosovo; our position remains unchanged (media)

    International:

    • Top U.S., EU Envoys Tell Kosovo That Better Ties With Serbia Will Open Door To Europe (RFE)
    • EU, US Push for ‘New Dynamics’ in Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue (Balkan Insight)
    • Civil Society Forum kicks off by taking stock of the eight years of Berlin Process (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Children’s book “Nature colours with Uta and Miljana” published (Kallxo)
    • Civil society organisations issue report on human rights in Kosovo (Koha)
    • The trails in the Western Balkans worth the trek (euronews.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 31, 2021

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 31, 2021

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: Five new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Palmer arrives in Pristina, meets Kosnett (media)
    • Palmer meets Kosovo opposition leaders (media)
    • Palmer or Montgomery expected to replace Grenell’s role in dialogue (Klan/RTK)
    • Sources: Spain expected to open liaison office in Kosovo (Demokracia)
    • Kusari-Lila says more on Kosovo’s position on dialogue will be known soon (media)
    • United States plans to allocate USD 200 million for Kosovo (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • One new case of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas on Saturday (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic says he won’t recognize Kosovo; talks about dialogue, non papers (KoSSev)
    • SOC to the Serbian Ministry of Culture: Postpone the adoption of the Law on Cultural Heritage (media)
    • Dacic in Moscow: Serbia will never join sanctions against Russia (RTS)
    • Selakovic: Firm relations between Serbia and China reflected in all areas (N1)
    • Zivojin Rakocevic elected president of the Association of Serbia’s Journalists (UNS) (B92, N1)
    • Zecevic: European values important, but one cannot escape national interests (RTS)
    • Djuric: Biden administration fully accepts Washington Agreement (N1)
    • The road sign to Draganac damaged again; the KiM office recorded it as the 13th incident since the beginning of the year (KoSSev)
    • US SFAB unit in military exercise in Balkans to curb Russian, Chinese influence (N1)
    • Parliamentary party SPAS joins ruling SNS in Serbia (N1)
    • Serbia donates more than 100.000 Pfizer vaccines to Czech Republic (Kosovo-online, Tanjug)

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    • Balkan Investors Join Crypto Trading Craze (Balkan Insight)

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