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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 7

By   13 hours ago

• 20 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kosovo (media)
• Apostolova: EU can allocate €160 million for Kosovo (RTK)
• Osmani discusses inter-institutional cooperation with Vitia (RTK)
• Limaj calls on Kurti to undertake urgent measures in Malisheva (media)
• Lajcak to start consultations on Pristina-Belgrade dialogue this week (Express)
• Thaci: Kurti a serious violator of Kosovo’s Constitution (media)
• Svecla: There were tendencies to increase tensions in the north (Koha)
• Haradinaj warns of Serbian and Russian agents (Indeksonline)
• Science and Arts Academy calls on parties to overcome divisions (media)
• Moscow opposes Kosovo’s reciprocity toward Serbia, criticises EU (Koha)
• Von Cramon to Mustafa: EP is on Kosovo’s side on its EU aspirations (media)
• Thaci sues Bahtiri for assault on Kosovo’s constitutional order (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 6

By   2 days ago

• Five new cases of coronavirus infections in Kosovo (media)
• Kurti: We need to fight together, we will all be triumphant (media)
• UNMIK chief calls to uphold human rights in fight against COVID-19 (media)
• EU Head of Mission calls for cooperation and solidarity (media)
• U.S. Embassy Statement on continued cooperation in fighting COVID-19 (media)
• Heldt praises ministers for cooperation, slams ‘tendentious’ journalism (media)
• Interior Minister Svecla visits Bosniak Mahalla in the north (media)
• KFOR: We are closely monitoring the situation (Koha)
• Qalaj: No one can act against laws in any part of Kosovo (T7, RTK)
• Vitia: We’re in official coordination with northern municipalities (media)
• Thaci: Situation in the north unacceptable (media)
• Govt justifies quarantine in the north: There are 16 cases of coronavirus (media)
• Abazi says Thaci has split the north of Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• LDK issues press release about situation in the north (media)
• Hoti: Problems are resolved with political means (RTK)
• PDK: Kurti yielded to Belgrade in the north (media)
• Haxhiu calls for calmness, criticises other parties for panic and division (media)
• Vetevendosje MP warns of improvised tensions in Kosovo north (media)
• HRW’s Roth: Trump administration backed Kurti’s ouster (media)
• EFJ criticises political interference in the media in Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 4

By   3 days ago

• Three new cases of coronavirus in Kosovo (media)
• UNICEF delivers supplies to Kosovo to support COVID 19 response (media)
• Switzerland pledges funds to help Kosovo fight COVID-19 virus (media)
• Lajcak: Western Balkans has a special place in my heart (media)
• UK welcomes appointment as EU special representative for dialogue (media)
• PDK’s Hoxhaj congratulates Lajcak on new post (Telegrafi)
• Kurti defends new appointments to public enterprises’ boards (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 3

By   5 days ago

• No cases of COVID-19 on the second testing (media)
• Acting PM Kurti meets COMKFOR Risi, discuss COVID-19 response (media)
• Bahtiri, Rakic joint conference: 17 infected in the north (media)
• Kurti: Thaci showed disregard for article 82.2 of Kosovo Constitution (media)
• MEPs hail lifting of tax, call for visa liberalisation (Koha)
• Former U.S. ambassador supports Kosovo’s decision on reciprocity (media)
• Bislimi specifies what reciprocity with Serbia implies (Kallxo)
• Osmani: The government intended to sue Serbia for genocide (media)
• Veseli: I would not have initiated no-confidence motion at this time (RTV21)
• Haradinaj: Cooperation with Vetevendosje is impossible (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 2

By   6 days ago

• The number of persons recovered from COVID-19 reaches ten (media)
• Two correctional service officials test positive for coronavirus (media)
• WHO: Kosovo to take speedy measures, situation can worsen (media)
• Kurti: Reciprocity towards Serbia to be gradually implemented (media)
• President Hashim Thaci’s interview to T7
• Thaci to continue with consultation of political parties today (media)
• Hasani: Thaci should nominate winning party to form institutions (Kallxo/KTV)
• German Ambassador hails tariff removal (media)
• France welcomes tariff removal (media)
• Italy welcomes removal of tariff (media)
• Von Cramon to Thaci: Don’t play around with Constitution while people are dying (Koha)
• Abazi claims he does not understand actions of LDK leadership (RTK)
• Haziri: Tariff lifted without any coordination (media)
• PDK: Kurti is lying to the public about reciprocity measures (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 1

By   7 days ago

• Four more cases with coronavirus confirmed (media)
• Government decides with majority of votes for reciprocity with Serbia (media)
• Kurti: Tariff is lifted and reciprocity to be implemented from tomorrow (media)
• EU High Representative hails lifting of import tariff on Serbia (media)
• Haradinaj opposes decision to lift import tariff on Serbia (media)
• Kosovo acting Prime Minister Albin Kurti interview to KTV
• Mustafa speaks about no-confidence motion in interview with Klan Kosova
• Constitutional Court rules against govt’s decision to restrict movement (media)
• PDK’s Tahiri: We will remain in opposition (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 31

By   1 week ago

• 12 new cases of coronavirus confirmed (media)
• President Thaci invites Kurti to meeting (media)
• Veseli: Whoever incites conflict will have no room here (RTK)
• Mustafa reacts to Bahtiri’s statement (media)
• Charges files against Mitrovica South Mayor (Indeksonline)
• Acting Interior Minister files charges against Thaci (media)
• US gives Kosovo $1.1 million to fight coronavirus (media)
• Lajcak to start his duty as EU Envoy for dialogue in two days (RFE, RTK)
• Haradinaj: Kurti gave up the tariff, if he kept it, I would support him (RTK)
• “If Kurti does not meet Thaci, we call it a constitutional silence” (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 30

By   1 week ago

• 3 new coronavirus cases confirmed, 91 in total (media)
• Kurti: We need to convince every family member to stay at home (media)
• Kurti: Extraordinary elections are inevitable (media)
• Thaci expected to invite political leaders for a consultation meeting (media)
• Nagavci: There is no government without the winner, Kurti was the best PM (RTK)
• LVV could delay forming of the government infinitely (media)
• Kusari: LDK would have submitted motion, with or without Veliu (media)
• Abazi warns on additional measures if citizens do not respect decisions (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 28

By   1 week ago

• U.S. envoy Grenell: Kurti said he would drop tariffs (T7)
• Kurti: I did not say we would lift the tariff without reciprocity (media)
• Mustafa: Kurti should withdraw his statements and publicly apologise to the U.S. (RTK)
• Congressman Raises Concerns Over Trump Administration Tactics on Kosovo (VoA, RTK)
• Haxhiu: Tendencies to form government without elections, unconstitutional (RTK)
• The outgoing government dismisses KUCS Board (media)
• Curfew hours change: movement restricted after 17:00 hours (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 27

By   2 weeks ago

• Thaci: I will soon call all leaders to consult on new govt formation (media)
• U.S. State Department: No secret agreement, dialogue leads to mutual recognition (media)
• Thaci thanks US officials for their statement (media)
• Von Cramon: Hope no secret land swap plan (Koha)
• Mustafa: The U.S. refuted you, apologise (RTK)
• Hoti: LVV accused LDK for becoming servile to the U.S. (RTK)
• Thaci: Kosovo confirms first recovered case (media)
• Eight new cases of coronavirus confirmed (media)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 7, 2020

    By   6 hours ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 7, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: We don’t have any time for political ping pong (media)
    • Kurti on Russia’s reaction: Reciprocity derives from concept of equality (Koha)
    • Kosovo’s foreign ministry reacts to Russia’s statement on reciprocity measures (Koha)
    • PDK’s Veseli calls for extraordinary session of Assembly on Friday (media)
    • Ramadani: Difficult days to come, respect recommendations (RTK)
    • Pristina with three additional measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 (RTK)
    • Haradinaj doesn’t trust Lajcak, says he supports U.S. envoys (Gazeta Express)
    • Five new coronavirus cases confirmed in Kosovo, one death (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • World Health Day: ‘Support nurses, midwives’ fighting COVID-19; UN SC to meet (N1)
    • Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on Pristina’s tariffs (media)
    • Kosovo Customs: Serbian goods worth EUR 1.6 million entered Kosovo since April 1 (RFE, RTK)
    • Rakic handed over KFOR’s donation to health facilities and police in Mitrovica North (Radio kontakt plus)
    • No new Covid-19 infected cases in Serb-majority areas in Kosovo (Radio kontakt puls)

    Opinion:

    • ‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope (The Guardian)
    • Lajcak’s clock is already ticking (Prishtina Insight)
    • How Democracies Can Beat The Pandemic (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Germany Urges Kosovo Politicians to Focus on COVID-19, Not Divisions (Balkan Insight)
    • How Multi-ethnic is Kosovo? (Balkan insight)
    • How the coronavirus pandemic is making strongmen stronger, from Hungary to Serbia to the Philippines (theglobeandmail.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 6, 2020

    By   1 day ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Two patients affected by COVID-19 die at Pristina hospital (RTK)
    • Kurti: We are entering the critical stage in the fight against coronavirus (media)
    • Thaci: Battle against coronavirus pandemic is not over (media)
    • EU engaged in dialogue, urges resumption of Pristina-Belgrade talks (media)
    • Abbott: There are no politics in the virus (media)
    • Vucic talks on the phone with the UNMIK chief, says he is ready to cooperate with “Pristina” against Covid 19 (RTK, Beta)
    • Norway pledges aid to Kosovo to fight coronavirus pandemic (media)
    • Slovakia offers assistance to Kosovo to fight COVID-19 outbreak (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Six new cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo, total of 33 cases (Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic: 248 trucks entered Kosovo, eight Albanians from Novi Pazar taken care of in Belgrade (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
    • Djuric: Coronavirus positive persons will be placed in isolation centers (Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio)
    • President Vucic had phone call with SRSG Tanin, discussed coronavirus and Kosovo (Tanjug, Kosovo-online)
    • Journalists’ associations, international and local officials react to violation of right to privacy, personal data (Kosovo-online)
    • EFJ: COVID-19 – political interference in the media in Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Serbia enters second month of pandemic with 1.908 infected and 51 dead (RTS)
    • Four new coronavirus cases in Serb-populated areas in Kosovo, 27 in total (KoSSev)
    • Movement ban between Mitrovica and Zvecan until further notice (Radio kontakt plus)

    Opinion:

    • Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Is Navigating a Highway to Uncertainty (The National Interest)

    International:

    • Kosovo Leaders Feud Over COVID-19 Outbreak in North (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovar Media Urged Not To ‘Intensify’ Tensions During Coronavirus Crisis (RFE)
    • Washington fiddles in the Balkans while COVID flames engulf the world (The Hill)
    • Did America help oust Kosovo’s reformist government? (The Economist)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Djuric: Decision to employ all doctors and 200 nurses from Kosovo Serb communities entered into force (KoSSev)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 3, 2020

    By   4 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 3, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • EU officially appoints Lajcak as Special Representative for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (media)
    • Germany congratulates Lajcak on his appointment (social media)
    • France: Lajcak can count on our support (media)
    • Italy welcomes appointment of EU special representative for dialogue (Klan/RTK)
    • Haradinaj: EU stalling the Kosovo-Serbia agreement process (Kallxo)
    • Kosovo think tank welcomes Lajcak’s appointment as EU special representative (Koha)
    • Heldt happy with trucks from Bosnia entering Kosovo, says this should be two-ways (Klan)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • International support does not reach Serb municipalities (Radio KIM)
    • A misinformation: Goran Rakic did not say the number of infected; Bahtiri, Rakic and KFOR Commander urged citizens to respect curfew (crnobelisvet.com, KoSSev, KIM radio)
    • Vucic: Curfew from 1 pm on Saturday till 5 am on Monday (B92)
    • Vucic spoke with Putin and Macron: “Significant assistance and support for Serbia” (B92)
    • New 111 infected, three more deaths of COVID-19, total 1171 infected (B92)
    • No prisoner infected with Covid-19 in Mitrovica North (Radio KIM)
    • Man arrested in Mitrovica North for attacking journalist on March 23 (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • US Burns Credibility in Grenell Quest for Foreign Policy Win, as Kosovo Government Falls (justsecurity.org)
    • Washington is stoking a new Balkan crisis (thehill.com)

    International:

    • Balkan Private Sector Workers Hardest Hit by Coronavirus Fallout (Balkan Insight)
    • On Top of COVID-19, Kosovo Faces Constitutional Crisis (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • UNICEF delivers 3.6 tons of supplies to Kosovo to support COVID 19 response (media)
    • NATO and EADRCC help Western Balkans countries counter COVID-19 pandemic (EWB)
    • Rejecting Criticism, Commissioner Says EU Was ‘Very Quick’ In Helping Neighbors Fight Coronavirus (RFE)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 2, 2020

    By   5 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • UK: Now is not the time for political maneuvering, but cooperation (media)
    • Thaci set to form new government, demands from Kurti PM candidate name (Express)g
    • Haradinaj: Impossible to hold elections at this time (media)
    • Limaj: We could be part of broad based government (RTK)
    • 6+ parliamentary group against new elections at a time of pandemic (media)
    • Surroi: Kosovo politics not to take side in Quint countries’ divisions (Koha)
    • Kurti’s adviser to the U.S. Embassy: Why siding with Serbia?
    • Vitia, Jevtic call for cooperation at a time of pandemic (RFE/Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Dr Elek: There are currently 12 coronavirus infected people in the north (Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic today with Macron and Putin, prior to Crisis Staff (B92)
    • Djuric: No blockade for lorries from Kosovo (FoNet, N1)
    • Dacic: Pristina authorities with reciprocity measures banned trade again (Danas, TV Pink)
    • New measures in Mitrovica North, Zvecan and Leposavic (KoSSev)
    • Serbian PM: Government withdrawing decree limiting release of information (N1)
    • New 160 infected, total 1060 infected, five more deaths of COVID-19, total 28 deaths (B92)
    • Patient from Leposavic infected with Covid-19 passed away (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Lawyers question legality of state of emergency in Serbia (FoNet, N1)

    International:

    • U.S. calls on Kosovo to drop restrictions on Serbians (Reuters)
    • Despite good news, the Western Balkans are in trouble (AlJazeera)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • VoA: Where is the international assistance for health care institutions in Serbian communities? (KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio, Kosovo Online)
    • No drug approved yet in treating COVID-19, expert says (N1)
    • Wakeup call for the Western Balkans (balkangreenenergynews.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 1, 2020

    By   6 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 1, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Thaci: We’ll act based on previous practices (Indeksonline)
    • Kurti: Kosovo to head to fresh elections following no-confidence motion (media)
    • Mustafa: This is not the time for new elections (media)
    • Veseli: Hypocrisy to speak of extraordinary elections at this time (media)
    • Kurti sends letter to Thaci, after their meeting (RTK)
    • US Embassy statement on the tariffs (media)
    • Fields in which Kosovo is considering to introduce reciprocity measures (RTK)
    • Judah: Tariff lifted to be replaced with what equalizes Kosovo-Serbia relationship (RTK)
    • Vitia, Abbott discuss measures to contain coronavirus spread in Kosovo (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Borell: The complete abolition of taxes is an important decision in these times of crisis (KoSSev)
    • Djuric: Fees have not been lifted; Pristina continues to play games (Beta, B92)
    • Gerxhaliu: Kosovo more damaged by tariffs than Serbia (KIM radio)
    • Stefanovic: Fake news that 24-hour curfew starts on Wednesday (N1, Nova S)
    • The first death in the Serbian Government of a coronavirus: State Secretary deceased (media)
    • Doctors: The worst day in Serbia: Seven more dead, 115 new cases of coronavirus (N1)
    • Five persons infected with Covid-19 in Mitrovica North, 7 in total in Serb-populated areas (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Taxi associations in Zvecan and Mitrovica suspended work until April 15 (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Spiric: Contact epidemiologist if you were in contact with infected individuals (Radio Mitrovica sever)

    Opinion:

    • Surroi: Constitutional coup is being prepared (media)
    • Coronavius is Not the Only Disease Afflicting the Balkans (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Kosovo Lifts 100 Percent Tariff On Serbia; Belgrade Calls It ‘Fake News’ (RFE)
    • Party leaders divided over steps to form Kosovo’s next government (Prishtina Insight)
    • New enlargement strategy of the EU: a new chance for the Balkans (neweasterneurope.eu)
    • COVID-19 pandemic as a threat to the rule of law in the Western Balkans (EWB)
    • Serbian Govt Takes Control of Information Flow About Pandemic (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Roma: Europe’s Neglected Coronavirus Victims (Balkan Insight)
    • Balkan Tech Enthusiasts Deploy 3D Printers against COVID-19 (Balkan Insight)
    • Center for Peace and Tolerance launches new cycle for graduates from non-majority communities (TV Most)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 31, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Two new cases with coronavirus confirmed (media)
    • Import tariff to be lifted on April 1, full reciprocity to enter into force (RFE)
    • Svecla informs OSCE chief on measures to combat COVID-19 (RTK)
    • Serbs don’t report coronavirus cases to Kosovo institutions (Radio Free Europe)
    • Kosovo budget risks losing €200 million (Radio Free Europe)
    • EU allocates €63 million for Kosovo’s economic recovery (RTK)
    • Ahmeti: Interior Ministry decided to ban public transport Kosovo-wide (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Djuric: We expect more confirmed cases (Kosovo Online)
    • Epidemiologists to arrive to Mitrovica North (KIM radio, Kontakt plus radio)
    • Spiric: One more person in Mitrovica North infected with Covid-19 (Radio kontakt plus, KoSSev)
    • Serwer: New elections are not possible in Kosovo, Richard Grenell’s attention doesn’t mean much (Kosovo Online)
    • New 44 confirmed coronavirus cases in Serbia, with 3 more deaths yesterday (B92)
    • “Serious deterioration – a prerequisite for introducing 24-hour curfew” (B92, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Lesson No 1 From Pandemic – We’re all Interdependent (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Thaci Push for Unity Government in Kosovo Deemed Futile (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Specialist Chambers: Providing compensations for victims (EWB)
    • Kosovo-Serbia Agreement: Why is the Trump Administration Fast-Tracking a Hasty Deal? (Medium.com)
    • Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent (AP)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Belgrade Takes Charge of Kosovo Serbs With COVID-19 (Balkan Insight)
    • Domestic violence shelters keeping their heads above water during pandemic (Prishtina Insight)
    • Two men arrested for domestic violence in Istog (Express)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, 30 March 2020

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 30, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Thaci insists on broad-based government (media)
    • Nagavci: 82 MP votes for no-confidence motion, opened way to Thaci’s plans (Koha)
    • LDK’s Hoti: Parties have two options (media)
    • Bahtiri denies reports, “I am man of peace” (Klan Kosova)
    • 97 cases of coronavirus in Kosovo (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • National Convention on the EU: Establish cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo in combating the coronavirus pandemic (Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio, RTK2)
    • EU secures 38 million Euro in aid to Western Balkans (N1)
    • Thaci with Quint ambassadors instead of consulting the political parties (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: Within 3 to 4 days decision on a 24-hour curfew (Prva TV, B92)
    • In Serbia, 82 new cases of coronavirus, total of 741 (B92)
    • Two persons in northern Kosovo tested positive for Covid-19 (media)
    • Ivanovic: Number of persons infected with coronavirus will increase (media)
    • EUROPOL: How criminals profit from the Covid-19 pandemic (KoSSev, Beta)
    • Two Serb families from Banje and Osojane villages robbed (Radio KIM)

    Opinion:

    • Jeffrey Sachs: The pandemic crisis will last two years, and things will no longer be the same (NMagazin)

    International:

    • Fall of the reform government in Kosovo: State crisis in the midst of Corona crisis (Der Spiegel)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects digital rights in the Balkans (globalvoices.org)
    • China: End of epidemic (B92, Sputnik)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 27, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • The UK, as the U.S. calls to respect the Constitution (RTK)
    • Haradinaj: The U.S. leaders’ statement, rightful guarantee for Kosovo (media)
    • Dismissed government to continue to combat COVID-19 (RTK, RFE)
    • Prishtina Mayor: Seriously, stay at home! (media)
    • Svecla meets UN and UNDP representatives (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Grenell, Palmer, Kosnett: There is no secret land swap plan, lift the tariffs (KoSSev, RTS, Blic)
    • Janjic: Thaci dictates developments now (Danas)
    • Weekly: EU largest donor to Serbia, China holds 15th place, Russia below (Novi Magazin, N1)
    • Fabrizi: First shipment of EU aid arriving (N1, RTS)
    • In Serbia 73 new coronavirus cases confirmed, 457 in total (N1)
    • Brussels Dialogue in 2019 – lost year and missed opportunities (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • Kosovo’s ‘Albanian Spring’ Has Succumbed to Early Frost (Balkan Insight)
    • Kurti’s Downfall Leaves Kosovo Politics in Turmoil (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Kosovo Mulls its Choices After Fall of Kurti Govt (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Coronavirus in the Balkans: Can disasters defeat hatred? (DW)
    • Foreign nationals allowed to remain in Serbia until the end of the state of emergency (Tanjug, B92)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, 26 March 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 26, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Govt spokesman: PM won’t dismiss LDK ministers (media)
    • Kurti: We will continue as a government in duty (RTK)
    • Pisonero: Kosovo in a difficult political situation (media)
    • Bieber: EU – US alliance damaged (media)
    • Mustafa: LDK Ministers to remain in duty until new govt. is elected (media)
    • Viola von Cramon: Totally irresponsible political class (media)
    • Pack critices LDK for no-confidence motion (Telegrafi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Empirica public statement: Equal treatment of all communities in combating Covid19 (Radio Mitrovica Sever, KIM radio, Kontakt plus radio, RTV Mir)
    • “Respect measures of Serbian Government, Albanians deal with politics not health” (B92)
    • Fajon: Coronavirus is not an excuse for locking democracy (Danas, N1, Beta)
    • Djuric: Serbian List not to interfere in ”Albanian-Albanian” conflict (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
    • Trajkovic: Ousting of government irresponsible (RTV KIM)
    • EC: Kosovo is in difficult political situation (Tanjug, RTV Puls)
    • Three more returnees’ houses in Novake village burglarized (RTV KIM)
    • Roma in Gracanica face supply difficulties in period of coronavirus pandemic (RTK2)
    • Total of 384 coronavirus cases confirmed in Serbia (N1, covid19.rs)

    International:

    • No-Confidence Vote Topples Kurti Govt in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)
    • EU and US in opposite camps as Kosovo government toppled (Euractiv)
    • Coronavirus row helps topple Kosovo government (BBC)
    • Coronavirus Helps Bring Down Kosovo’s Government, With Nudge From U.S. (The New York Times)
    • Germany’s cautious support to Kosovo’s visa liberalization (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The virus in Italy is finally slowing down, the coming days are crucial in the fight (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 25, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Govt is being brought down to make way for land swap agreement (media)
    • Roth: Corona doesn’t care about disputes between politicians (media)
    • Kosnett meets Osmani shortly before Assembly session (media)
    • Mustafa: Motion is a democratic instrument (RTK)
    • Kurti informs on his response to the Constitutional Court, right before the motion (RTK)
    • Thaci: We’ll overcome this, stay at home (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Simic: All 10 Serbian List MPs to vote in favour of no-confidence motion (Kosovo Online, Vecernje novosti)
    • Tanin urge political leaders in Kosovo to show unity in fight against COVID-19 (Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio, RTK2, Kosovo Online)
    • Hasani: Both Kurti’s measure to ban movement and Thaci’s call to oppose a government decision are unconstitutional (KoSSev)
    • Germany and France support Kurti, the US welcomes the vote of no-confidence motion against the government (KoSSev)
    • US Embassy in Pristina: Burglaries of returnees’ houses must not be tolerated (N1, BETA)
    • 54 new cases of coronavirus registered in Serbia, more than 300 people infected (B92)

    International:

    • Macron and Merkel to organise Serbia-Kosovo Summit when conditions are established (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • The ‘father figures’ of Kosovo politics (Prishtina Insight)

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