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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 14

By   34 mins ago

• COVID-19: 193 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• PM Hoti: We have allocated €365 mil from economic recovery fund (media)
• Prishtina Mayor: €365 mil for economic recovery? Not even close (media)
• MPs to discuss bills on COVID-19 and economic recovery on Friday (media)
• Leaders from Kosovo and Serbia to meet in Washington (media)
• Hoti about Washington meeting: We will discuss economic projects (media)
• EU: High-level meeting between Kosovo and Serbia in early September (Lajmi)
• Kosovo FM: U.S. should broker Kosovo-Serbia final deal (media)
• PDK MP: AAK too small to have the post of Kosovo President (media)
• Numan Balic arrested on suspicion of sexual harassment (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 13

By   1 day ago

• COVID-19: 205 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• Ramush Haradinaj announces candidacy for Kosovo president (media)
• Mustafa: President post not a topic at this point (media)
• PDK’s Krasniqi: Haradinaj’s candidacy for president, unethical (media)
• Haziri: We haven’t discussed President post with our partners (RFE)
• NISMA’s Shala: Issue of president not on the table at this time (Klan)
• Kurti: Kosovo is becoming Bergamo of the Balkans (media)
• Mustafa: PDK to withdraw draft law on KLA values (media)
• OSCE calls for provisions of draft law on KLA to be reconsidered (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 12

By   2 days ago

• COVID-19 report: 171 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Haradinaj to Hoti: You have degraded the dialogue (media)
• Tahiri: Ramush Haradinaj should be new President of Kosovo (T7)
• Haliti: PDK must join Hoti-led government (media)
• Gashi: PDK will not sign Vetevendosje’s no-confidence motion (media)
• Konjufca: Good governance will be restored soon (Gazeta Express)
• Vetevendosje: This government must be dismissed ASAP (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 11

By   3 days ago

• COVID – 19 report: 183 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Private institutions approved for coronavirus testing (Prishtina Insight)
• Health Minister indicates new measures against COVID – 19 (media)
• Kurti warns of human catastrophe in letter to foreign diplomats (media)
• Abrashi blames Vetevendosje for situation with pandemic (media)
• NISMA wants PDK to join Hoti-led government (media)
• Reshitaj: Haradinaj is against technical dialogue with Serbia (Klan Kosova)
• Klinaku: Embassies opposed all KLA laws (media)
• Berisha: KLA law does not threaten freedom of speech (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 10

By   4 days ago

• COVID-19 report: 188 new cases, 12 deaths (media)
• Hoti: Reopening of schools depends on epidemiological situation (media)
• KFOR: Serbian Armed Forces’ presence, part of synchronised patrol (media)
• Kosovo FM: Serbian gendarmerie patrol in Kosovo, unauthorised (media)
• Veliu: KFOR and KP to begin joint patrolling along border with Serbia (media)
• LVV: Interference of Serbian gendarmerie, unacceptable (media)
• PDK: Presence of Serbian forces in Karaceva, open threat to Kosovo (media)
• KLA associations call on PM Hoti to halt dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Bosnia’s Izetbegovic doubts Serbia will recognise Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 8

By   6 days ago

• COVID-19 report: 181 new cases, three deaths (media)
• Draft law on COVID-19 pandemic passes first reading (media)
• Ministry of Health licenses private labs for COVID-19 tests (media)
• Hoti reacts to reports of Serbian police patrolling in Kamenica village (media)
• KLA veterans: We did not fight to see Serbian police in Kosovo territory (media)
• Jakupi: KFOR said patrolling was part of joint exercise (Telegrafi)
• KLA values draft law not passed for lack of quorum (Kallxo)
• EU: Draft law on KLA values detrimental to freedom of expression (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 7

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19 report: 196 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
• Osmani: 300 victims, result of 20-year negligence of health sector (media)
• Hyseni: Agreement with Serbia to be reached in a year’s time (Klan Kosova)
• Hoti: Opposition cannot bring down government (T7/Telegrafi)
• PDK says LVV’s no-confidence motion ‘political show’ (media)
• AAK, NISMA will not support no-confidence motion (media)
• Kosnett: In effort to honour KLA, do not undermine its freedom legacy (Koha)
• Germany, Switzerland against law on KLA values (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 6

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19 report: 218 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
• Thaci: The more careful we are, the faster we will return to normality (media)
• Kosovo begins negotiations to obtain COVID-19 vaccine (RFE)
• Zemaj backtracks over drug pricing regulation (Prishtina Insight)
• Vetevendosje MP: Situation with COVID-19 graver than reported (KTV)
• Serbia plans to open a COVID-19 testing facility in Kosovo’s north (media)
• Palmer: We are focused to support EU in Kosovo – Serbia dialogue (media)
• Dialogue with Serbia shaking the foundation of Kosovo government (Koha)
• Ismaili: Joining the government, not an option for PDK (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 5

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19 report: 225 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Hyseni: I received great support from Grenell (media)
• Haradinaj: There is no dialogue without the U.S. (RTK)
• Trump’s nominee for ambassador criticized intervention against Serbia (Koha)
• Arrest warrant issued against MP convicted of fraud (Prishtina Insight)
• Thaci: Kosovo stands by Lebanon in this difficult time (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 4

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19 report: 7 deaths, 250 new cases (media)
• Health Minister: We’re in gravest situation since start of pandemic (media)
• Hospital nursing staff protest demanding overtime pay (media)
• Public Health Institute: Hoti disclosed COVID-19 test result in ‘record time’ (media)
• PDK’s Haxhiu: State of emergency must be declared (media)
• Europe’s Southeast grapples with COVID-19 resurgence (Balkan Insight)
• Hyseni visits Washington, meets Matthew Palmer (media)
• Hyseni reacts to his meeting with Pompeo reports (media)
• Mitrovica municipality vows to correct memorial stone mistake (media)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 13, 2020

    By   18 hours ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 193 new cases, eight deaths (media)
    • Hoti: COVID-19 situation in Kosovo, grave (media)
    • CDHRF says citizens should not be paying for COVID-19 tests (media)
    • Draft law on KLA values doesn’t pass first reading (media)
    • PDK MP vows to reintroduce draft law on KLA (media)
    • Gucati: Sooner or later law on KLA values will be adopted (media)
    • Civil society groups call on PDK to withdraw draft law on KLA values (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • In Serbian areas in Kosovo five new cases of Covid-19 (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Serbian FM Dacic: “Their whole policy is based on lies” (B92, TV Prva)
    • Seventeen years since the crime on the Bistrica river (media)
    • Djuric: “Anniversary of the murder of Serbian children in Gorazdevac, failure of international justice in KiM” (media)
    • CEAS: ”KLA Law continues to intimidate Serbs, an attempt at historical revisionism”(Kosovo Online)
    • PDK MP: ”Serbs to respect the ‘KLA’ because it also fought for their freedom” (KoSSev, Gazeta Express)
    • Serbia loses € bill due to lack of foreign tourists; export to Kosovo € 86 mil (Beta, N1)

    International:

    • ‘Universal Enemy’: A Reappraisal of Jihadism through the Lens of Bosnia (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 12, 2020

    By   2 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 205 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
    • ZDF: COVID-19 situation in Kosovo has spiralled out of control (Klan/Zeri)
    • Committee calls for harmonised response to Serbian forces patrolling in Karaceva (Koha)
    • Karaceva residents protest over patrolling of Serbian forces (media)
    • AAK’s Tahiri: No coalition problems with LDK (Kosovapress)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • In Serb areas in Kosovo, five new cases, two cured and one deceased (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Dacic: It is hypocritical to accuse Serbia and Vucic of recognizing Kosovo (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
    • Kosovo’s fmr official: Over 70 pct of medical material from Serbia in 2016-2019 (FoNet, Kosovo Online, N1)
    • AP: NATO committed to stronger partnership with Serbia (AP, N1)
    • Vucic denies Serbia purchases Chinese AA system, says thinks about it (Beta, N1)
    • Is Belgrade thinking about buying Chinese AA system, or is it a done deal? (N1)

    Opinion:

    • Don’t Blame Balkan Citizens For the Latest COVID Surge (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Kosovo Divisions Risk Undermining EU Push for Deal with Serbia (Balkan Insight)
    • EU financial assistance signed with Kosovo and North Macedonia, agreed with Albania and Montenegro (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kon: The vaccine will not provide the safest protection; Masks for a longer period (B92, RTS)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 11, 2020

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 171 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
    • PM Hoti calls for coordination in security area, especially with KFOR (media)
    • Vetevendosje wants intelligence chief to report to the Assembly (media)
    • Osmani: Kosovo’s territory is inviolable (Ekonomia Online)
    • Vetevendosje MP calls for vote on no-confidence motion (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Crisis Staff in North to receive results later today, press conference tomorrow at noon (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Serbia’s Justice Min: Belgrade will never give up processing KLA war crimes (Vecernje Novosti, N1)
    • Deliberate dramatization of a routine action? (KIM radio)
    • Vulin: Armed Forces of Serbia did not illegally cross the ABL, it was a regular patrol with KFOR (KoSSev)
    • RFE: US warns Serbia over Chinese AA missile system purchase (N1, Beta)

    Opinion:

    • Omens for Post-Pandemic Balkans Don’t Look Promising (Balkan Insight)
    • Countering Russia’s Influence Operations in the Balkans (realcleardefense.com)
    • The spirit of “Greater Albania” acquires Brussels substance (moderndiplomacy.eu)

    International:

    • Putin: Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine (Reuters)
    • Will Serbia and Kosovo Open Up Secret War Archives? (Balkan Insight)
    • Pompeo Visit: US’s Anti-China Recruitment Drive Targets Willing Central Europeans (Balkan Insight)
    • NATO over-sensitive to Serbia’s pragmatic arms purchase from China (globaltimes.cn)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Are we approaching Covid-19 collapse? (Kosovo 2.0)
    • Serbia’s Crisis Staff: The youngest return to school, combined classes for higher grade pupils (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 10, 2020

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 172 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
    • Government approves draft law on EU financial assistance (media)
    • Private labs to begin with COVID-19 testings (media)
    • Haziri signals ‘important’ developments in Kosovo this week (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 11 newly infected and 34 cured in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Serbian List: So-called analysts do not possess basic knowledge about the Kosovo Assembly Rules of Procedure (Kosovo Online)
    • International community reacts to Law on KLA, Serbian List silent (N1)
    • Vejvoda: EU will insist on fulfilling the 2013 agreement, including the Community of Serbian municipalities (KoSSev, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Serbia Is Sitting at the Great-Powers Crossroads (The National Interest)
    • Balkan Fatalism Risks Becoming Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Rule of Law Key to Balkans’ Progress – Germany’s Schutz (Balkan Insight)
    • COVID-19 School Dilemma Troubles Balkan, Central Europe Govts (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 07, 2020

    By   7 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 181 new cases, three deaths (media)
    • Zemaj calls on MPs not to politicise pandemic crisis (Koha/Telegrafi)
    • Assembly does not pass COVID-19 resolutions due to lack of quorum (media)
    • LVV responds to PDK’s ‘red lines’ question (Koha)
    • EULEX’s Formisto: Kosovo, Serbia to be willing to share information on missing persons (DW)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • In Serbian communities 22 new patients, 42 cured (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Vucic: On September 7, in Brussels, I will ask the fulfillment of the agreement on the Community of Serbian Municipalities from 2013 (media)
    • Vucic: A clear message to Serbs in Kosovo that they are undesirable (Kosovo Online)
    • Godfrey: US supports Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (TV Happy, Blic, Tanjug)
    • Bolton: Belgrade and Pristina far from solution, exchange would not affect BiH (N1)
    • Washington worried about current situation in Serbia; will help Podgorica (VoA, N1)
    • Pompeo to Serbia’s FM: Every leader should protect human rights (FoNet, N1)

    International:

    • Pompeo Announces Tour of Europe Next Week (VoA)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • DokuFest’s online edition launches (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 06, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 196 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
    • Science and Arts Academy says pandemic, not dialogue, top priority for Kosovo (media)
    • Rohde: More needs to be done to fight COVID-19 (media)
    • Vetevendosje initiates no-confidence motion against government (media)
    • PDK receives LVV’s request for no-confidence motion against government (Kallxo)
    • Kosovo FM Haradinaj-Stublla talks dialogue with British Minister Morton (media)
    • German ambassador echoes U.S. objection to KLA law (Kallxo)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 23 new cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo (KIM radio)
    • Serwer: It would be useful if Pristina made clearer the readiness to form the Community of Serbian Municipalities (Kosovo Online)
    • PM Brnabic: Epidemiological situation in Kosovo calming down, but still unstable (Radio Mitrovica Sever)
    • Blakaj: There is no law that can deny any crime (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Balkan Leaders Made Big Mistake in Politicising the Pandemic (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Claims About US Support in Serbia Dialogue Disputed (Balkan Insight)
    • Serbia Turns the Tables, Investigates the Investigative Journalists (VoA)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Education minister appoints party member to Quality Council (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 05, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 218 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
    • Hoti urges MPs to endorse economic recovery package (media)
    • OSCE prepares COVID-19 manual for the visually impaired (Kallxo)
    • Mustafa plans to meet Haradinaj and discuss coalition concerns (Indeksonline)
    • Despite U.S. objections, PDK pushes for law on KLA war values (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • No data on newly COVID-19 infected in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Vucic and Botsan-Kharchenko: Important implementation of the agreement on the Community of Serbian Municipalities (N1)
    • Spahiu: The question is the price that Kosovo will pay for the recognition, it is a matter of an agreement between the Americans and Vucic (Kosovo Online)
    • Jevtic on Twitter: A returnee house shot at from a moving vehicle (N1)
    • Fila: Kosovo Assembly can pass any law; the question is whether it will be applicable in practice (Kosovo Online)
    • Dveri movement will not join United Opposition of Serbia because of Kosovo (FoNet, N1)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Understaffed Kosovo Health System Close to Collapse, Doctors Warn (Balkan Insight)
    • WHO: Most likely – bats; “Surprises are possible” (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 4, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 225 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
    • Kosovo’s Deputy PM infected with COVID – 19 (media)
    • “Around 40,000 jobs lost in Kosovo due to COVID-19 pandemic” (Kosovapress)
    • EU delivers 30 ventilators to Kosovo (media)
    • Italian Ambassador: Kosovars are downplaying coronavirus impact (media)
    • MP Pacolli: A prime minister that avoids responsibility should leave post (Klan)
    • Hoti-led government dismisses temporary boards of public enterprises (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Today no report on the coronavirus situation: samples sent to newly open laboratory in Nis (media)
    • Serbs expect international community reaction on the Law on KLA Values (Kosovo Online, RTV)
    • Brnabic claims to be one of two candidates for Serbian Prime Minister (Beta, N1)
    • United Opposition of Serbia formed, Dveri movement not among the members (KoSSev)
    • Brestovik returnees without water more than a month (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • Remembering Elizabeta Hasani (Prishtina Insight)
    • The term Metohija is a matter of identity (KoSSev)

    International:

    • UN warns of ‘generational catastrophe’ over school closures (DW)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 3, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 250 new cases, seven deaths (media)
    • Hoti: Fighting pandemic, economic recovery key government priorities (media)
    • Hoti responds to criticism over COVID-19 test (Prishtina Insight)
    • Kosovo receives PPE donation from Germany (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Seven new coronavirus cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Serwer: Vucic is not ready to enable Kosovo’s membership in the UN (Danas)
    • Serbian parliament meets in constitutive session (Beta, N1)
    • Dacic: Enough with lies that Serbian government is ready to recognize Kosovo (Beta, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Partition was an option for Serbia because of the lack of trust in the other side (KoSSev)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • WHO: The “black” record of those infected in one day has been broken again (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 30, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 258 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
    • Hoti: There is no mini Western Balkans Schengen (Klan Kosova)
    • Hyseni and Djuric to meet today in Brussels (RTK)
    • Kosovo FM discusses dialogue, visa liberalisation with French minister (Telegrafi)
    • New German ambassador to Kosovo assumes post (media)
    • Tomáš Szunyog appointed as new EU Special Representative for Kosovo (media)
    • Mustafa: Visit in the north, a positive signal of cooperation (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 25 new patients with coronavirus in Serbian communities (RTV Puls, TV Most)
    • Vucic: We know nothing about writing final agreement in Brussels (RTS)
    • Stano: There is no ultimatum in Brussels (KoSSev, RFE)
    • Vucic on coronavirus situation and new measures (B92)
    • Vucic: Serbia wants to cooperate; Rama: Mini Schengen needed more than ever (N1)
    • Business Council to be established in the Western Balkans, Cadez says (media)
    • “Ministry of Health and Public Institute to respect Law on use of languages” (Radio KIM)
    • EU earmarks € 9.9 million for Kosovo’s budget, faster reforms expected (Beta, N1)
    • Three suspected explosive devices found in Mitrovica North (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Kosovo Pushes Ahead with Law to Protect KLA’s Reputation (Balkan Insight)
    • Western Balkans leaders meet to drive coronavirus recovery and deepen regional economic cooperation
    (atlanticcouncil.org)

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