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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 22

By   9 hours ago

• COVID-19: 79 new cases, two deaths (media)
• Team of German epidemiology expert to visit Kosovo (media)
• US delegation visits Kosovo to invest in infrastructure (AP)
• U.S. Ambassador To Kosovo Says Balkan Economic Rise A ‘High Policy Priority’ For Trump (RFE)
• After visit to Kosovo, Grenell arrives in Belgrade (media)
• Thaci awards Presidential Medal of Merit to Ambassador Grenell (media)
• Assembly fails to pass economic recovery law (media)
• Lajcak on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue with C5 Ministers (RTK)
• Vucic complains to UN about Kosovo (media)
• Surroi: Kosovo responsible for Serbia’s doors to U.S. opening up (Telegrafi)
• Bildt: Serbia will have to recognise Kosovo eventually (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 21

By   1 day ago

• COVID-19: Two deaths, 61 new cases (media)
• Zemaj: We will soon have a 500-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients (media)
• Trump: We are stopping mass killings between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• Grenell: Implementing Kosovo-Serbia agreement, top priority (media)
• U.S. government delegation to travel to Greece, Kosovo, Serbia, Israel (media)
• Thaci: Kosovo, Turkey to strengthen strategic partnership (media)
• Pacolli welcomes Grenell’s visit, “strong proof of engagement” (media)
• Zogiani: Hoti helped Serbia to not recognise Kosovo (media)
• Abazi: Hoti-led government, a threat to national security (media)
• Haradinaj: Developments on the “Files” case do not help Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 19

By   3 days ago

• COVID – 19: 57 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Thaci honors Trump highest state order, invites him to visit Kosovo (media)
• Quint calls on Kosovo authorities not to discredit Specialist Chambers (media)
• Stano: EU has no interest in delays (Lajmi)
• Police crack-down on organised crime activities near Kamenica (media)
• Kusari – Lila: Hoti will soon lose PM post (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 18

By   4 days ago

• COVID – 19 report: Three deaths, 43 new cases (media)
• Kosovo awarding Trump highest honor after Serb economic deal (Reuters)
• Opposition criticises PM Hoti for “concessions” in Washington (RFE)
• Krasniqi to Hoti: You signed an A4 letter with yourself (media)
• EU: Kosovo must propose way to implement Association (media)
• Tahiri: Kosovo, Serbia were equal before most powerful president (media)
• “Merkel, Macron told us to conclude dialogue by year’s end” (media)
• Abrashi: Ujman is politicised like demarcation with Montenegro (Kallxo)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 17

By   5 days ago

• COVID-19: 76 new cases, three deaths (media)
• Kosovo, Serbia to hold new meeting in Brussels today (media)
• Lajcak: We will discuss mutual financial claims on Thursday (media)
• “Thaci trying to block Brussels dialogue through opposing Association” (Koha)
• Selmanaj: We are obliged to form the Association (T7)
• LVV calls Thaci’s position on Association ‘hypocrisy’ (Koha)
• Djuric rebuts Hoti: Association will be discussed tomorrow (RTK)
• Mustafa: If AAK conditions President post, we’ll go to elections (media)
• Krasniqi: PDK backed Hoti in U.S., hoping he’ll bring mutual recognition (media)
• Trajkovic: Washington agreement, a political earthquake for Vucic (N1, RTK)
• KLA associations claim they received more documents (media)
• Israel’s deal with Kosovo and Serbia is window-dressing by Trump and Netanyahu (Times Now)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 16

By   6 days ago

• COVID-19: 71 new cases, one death (media)
• Thaci warns of danger from Thursday’s meeting in Brussels (media)
• PM’s advisor dismisses Thaci’s warnings about Brussels meeting (Klan)
• Netanyahu to Kosovo people: I extend the hand of friendship (media)
• Haradinaj-Stublla accuses Vucic for breach of agreement (media)
• Osmani: Wrong for closed issues to be readdressed with Serbia (media)
• Konjufca: Serbia, not the U.S., drafted parts of Washington agreement (Klan)
• Kosovo conditions Serbia on Association: Implementation after recognition (RFE)
• Hoti to discuss Washington Agreement with civil society (RTK)
• Limaj requests from opposition to be part of dialogue with Serbia (RTK)
• Letters of intent signed in Washington for construction of new highway (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 15

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 55 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Hoti to report to MPs on dialogue with Serbia (media)
• “Agreement with Serbia, in complete coordination with the U.S.” (media)
• Kurti: Serbia’s projects are old, Kosovo’s concessions new (media)
• Bajrami: Only Israel’s recognition is historic in Washington agreement (Koha)
• Coalition partners gathered again on Monday (media)
• Haradinaj: We won’t vote any other candidate except Ramush (media)
• Gjini: Vetevendosje initiated no-confidence motion to trap the PDK (KTV)
• Beqiri: No one in the LDK is celebrating Osmani’s departure (media)
• Djuric: Serbia will insist on speedy creation of the Association (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 14

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 71 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• Kosovo government meets today (media)
• Kosovo Assembly Presidency to meet today (media)
• Mustafa: Prime minister guided by Constitution not coalition partners (media)
• LVV and PDK to oppose Mini-Schenghen with all means (RTK)
• Borrell: Only Europeans can stabilise the Balkans (FT/Kosovo media)
• Fabrizi: Next rounds of dialogue, even more difficult (media)
• Israel’s Netanyahu to address Kosovo in remarks from White House (Klan)
• Serwer: Washington Agreement does not even enable start of economic normalisation (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 12

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19: 50 new cases, five deaths (media)
• A third of people in Kosovo believe COVID-19 is a hoax, according to poll (AFP/EuroNews)
• Zemaj: All set for the start of new school year (media)
• Osmani: There is danger of a Republika Srpska in the north of Kosovo (RFE)
• Veseli: Kosovo delegation failed to reach final agreement with Serbia (media)
• Nagavci: Fall of Hoti-led government, a matter of days (Kosovapress)
• “Specialist prosecutors investigating files case sent to KLA associations” (media)
• Op-ed: Kosovo Serbia Agreement Could Sway US Election (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 11

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 69 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• UN says more funds needed for coronavirus vaccine (VOA/RTV21/Kallxo)
• Kosovo and North Macedonia considering easing border restrictions (media)
• Hoti: We will respect agreement on Association (media)
• Tahiri: European Parliament confirmed support for visa liberalisation (media)
• Kosovo and North Macedonia considering easing border restrictions (media)
• Palmer: The U.S. happy with progress in Kosovo-Serbia negotiations (Koha)
• Grenell says he jokingly proposed renaming Ujman/Gazivode to Lake Trump (Klan)
• Limaj: No disagreements among coalition partners (media)
• Mustafa: We do not have agreement on President with AAK (RTK/T7)
• Israeli official: New embassy in Pristina to be opened soon (Koha)
• Vucic about Washington meeting: I did not sleep the entire night (RTK)
• Djuric: No agreement without Association of Serb-majority municipalities (Koha/Zeri)
• Serbia and Kosovo awkwardly embrace Israel (The Economist)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 22, 2020

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 22, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID – 19: 66 new cases, no deaths (media)
    • Hoti: We’re all working to reduce cases, doctors are on the front line (media)
    • “No preparations in education system for second wave of virus” (Telegrafi)
    • Grenell calls on Kosovars to back Washington agreements (Prishtina Insight)
    • Kosovo, US pledge for ‘investment incentive agreement’ (Prishtina Insight)
    • Kosovo, Serbia commerce chambers to set up working group (RFE)
    • Who is Richard Grenell (Kosovotwopointzero.com)
    • KLA War Veterans say they have received more SPO files (Koha)
    • Proposed indictment against Thaci and names of other accused (arbresh.info)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic and Brnabic sign a joint statement with DFC and Grenell (B92)
    • Grenell: Realization of agreements means massive employment opportunities (RTS)
    • Rukiqi: After a long time, we can talk about business (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic: Serbia’s in favor of a compromise solution for Kosovo (B92)
    • Mihajlovic: Infrastructural projects with DFC worth $ 3.7 billion (N1)
    • “Efficiency synonym for American diplomacy” (Radio KIM)
    • Everyone talks about it, yet no one has seen it: Israel’s recognition of Kosovo (B92, Vecernje Novosti, KiM radio)

    Opinion:

    • Western Balkans: The West meets East with its values and interests (EWB)
    • Serbia’s 5G deal with Washington: The art of muddling through (ECFR)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • UN Urged to Finally Compensate Lead-Poisoned Kosovo Refugees (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Lead Poisoning Victims Still Awaiting Justice (HRW)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 21, 2020

    By   1 day ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID – 19: 79 new cases, two deaths (media)
    • Governments of Kosovo and Albania to meet on Friday in Shkoder (RTK)
    • LVV reacts to Trump, says his approach rehabilitating of war criminals (media)
    • Tahiri: Grenell in Kosovo to finalise agreements, they are historic (EO)
    • Hyseni to receive salary equivalent to deputy minister (Prishtina Insight)
    • PDK leader Veseli meets heads of chambers of commerce (media)
    • Japan donates €800,000 to help Kosovo combat COVID – 19 (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • One new case of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo, six people recovered (KoSSev)
    • Vucic to address UN General Assembly meeting on the occasion of the anniversary (RTS)
    • Serbia joins UN call for global ceasefire during COVID-19 epidemic, FM Dacic says (Beta, N1)
    • Kurti doesn’t know the way the SFRY functioned or how Gazivode was built, said Fatherland Movement (KoSSev)
    • “If Bosniaks and Croats in B&H are for independent Kosovo, how they will prevent independence of RS” (BETA)
    • Jevtic: Demolition of school in Drajcice impermissible (Radio KIM)
    • Stoltenberg: NATO has no problem with Serbia’s weapon procurements (FoNet, N1)
    • Israeli envoy to Serbia: We recognized Kosovo on September 4 (N1)
    • Odalovic: Opening the archives of international forces would shed light on the fate of the missing (Kontakt plus radio, RTS)
    • Djuric: EU to do its job and influence Pristina establish ZSO (Tanjug)
    • US to abolish visas, Grenell on September 20 in Pristina (Danas, Index Online, Kosovo online)
    • “If the USA abolishes visas for Kosovo citizens, it’s a slap in face of EU” (B92, Kosovo-online)

    Opinion:

    • Palokaj: The dialogue can enter an almost infinite process (Koha)
    • Freund: Israel’s decision to recognize Kosovo is a major mistake (KoSSev, RTS)

    International:

    • Kosovo Lawmakers Play Politics with Personal Data (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 18, 2020

    By   4 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 18, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 57 new cases, four deaths (media)
    • Quint countries call on Kosovo not to discredit Specialist Chambers (media)
    • Kosovo Assembly fails to pass resolution on dialogue with Serbia (media)
    • Schütz: Unimaginable for two EU members not to recognise one another (Koha)
    • EU has not set timeline for Kosovo-Serbia dialogue but is against delays (Koha)
    • Osmani asks Specialist Chambers to assess Thaci’s proposed amendment (media)
    • Abrashi: Trump himself demanded mini-Schengen (Prishtina Insight)
    • AAK insists Haradinaj becomes future president of Kosovo (Telegrafi)
    • Court finds former Lipjan mayor guilty of abusing power (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Six new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo, three persons recovered (KoSSev)
    • Drecun: Pristina wants to play us false, Lajcak succumbs under pressure (RTS)
    • Beqaj: The formation of the ZSO is an obligation that needs to be implemented, Hashim Thaci more dangerous for Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • Belgrade & Pristina clash over the Community of Serbian municipalities in Brussels (Beta, N1)
    • Palestine won’t change policy towards Serbia – yet, envoy tells N1 (N1)
    • Djuric: Viola von Cramon false fighter for democracy, blames Serbia without arguments (Kosovo-online)
    • Cramon: What was signed in Washington is hard to call an agreement; and it is “not historical” (KoSSev, Danas)
    • Petkovic instead of Djuric at helm of Office for KiM? (Danas)

    International:

    • Spain to recognise Kosovo if it gets Serbia deal (euobserver.com)
    • Serbia vows to deepen telecommunication cooperation with China despite agreement signed in Washington (globaltimes.cn)
    • Kosovo veterans handed more ‘leaked witness files’ from Hague court (AFP)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • A year of big losses (Prishtina Insight)
    • Southeast Europe’s Schools Face COVID-19 Challenge as Pupils Return (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 17, 2020

    By   5 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:
    • COVID – 19 report: Three deaths, 43 new cases (media)
    • EU: Kosovo must propose way to implement Association (media)
    • War Veterans hand over files to Specialist Chambers officials (Indeksonline)
    • Gashi: Indictment shouldn’t be confirmed; it would damage Kosovo! (media)
    • Limaj: EU must keep its word on visa liberalisation for Kosovo (media)
    Serbian Language Media:
    • Komsic and Dzaferovic voted for BiH to recognize Kosovo, Dodik was, as expected, against (Tanjug, B92, Klix.ba)
    • Stano: Kosovo has international obligation to implement CSM (Tanjug)
    • EP Rapporteur Viola von Cramon: Serbia should show more commitment to EU (N1)
    • Bilcik: Serbia didn’t open any chapter with EU in 2020 – that speaks for itself (N1)
    • Fr. Sava: It is deplorable that media are still spreading rabid nationalism and ethnic and religious hatred (KoSSev)
    • Polish Ambassador: Serbia and region should quickly enter European family (N1)
    • Trial of Krstic and Shabani continues (Radio KIM)
    • Trajkovic: Djuric to lobby for Vucic in Washington (Danas)
    • Schools in Serb areas in Kosovo to commence work on Monday (KoSSev)
    Opinion:
    • Where are the women? (EWB)
    • How Trump’s Balkan Deal Might Harm Israel (algemeiner.com)
    International:
    • Will Kosovo and Serbia establish embassies in Jerusalem? Not if the EU has its way (jns.org)
    • What did Serbia and Kosovo sign in Washington? (EWB)
    • Kosovo President Savages Govt’s ‘Grave Mistakes’ in Serbia Talks (Balkan Insight)
    Humanitarian/Development:
    • Kosovo’s Human Capital Index Lower Than Regional Average, but Higher Than Average for Its Income Group (miragenews.com)
    • Ditching Dinars: Will the Balkans Take to Cryptocurrency? (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 16, 2020

    By   6 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 16, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 76 new cases, three deaths (media)
    • Hoti: There will never be an association with executive competencies (media)
    • Thaci: no one has mandate to speak on behalf of Kosovo on already closed topics (media)
    • Pacolli: Thaci should call on PDK to bring down Hoti’s government (RTK)
    • GLPS: Hoti’s government failed to create unity of political spectrum (media)
    • Minister Haradinaj to visit Netherlands, skeptical state on visa liberalization (RTK)
    • “Kosovo is not a Muslim country, but a country with Muslim majority” (Alsat)
    • Violence against women: Political activists disrupt Kosovo PM Hoti’s speech (Express)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Two newly infected with Covid-19 in Serb areas, eight people recovered (Kontakt plus radio)
    • US DFC, EXIM Bank express interest in financing Nis-Pristina highway (N1)
    • Von der Leyen: Future of Western Balkans in European Union (N1)
    • Marko Djuric to take over as Serbia’s ambassador in Washington (N1, nova.rs)
    • Vucic: Serbs, united and unanimous, can overcome all adversities (B92)
    • Djuric tomorrow in Brussels on ZSO and property (Kosovo-online)
    • UNS: Kosovo police banned journalists to report on desecration of church in Babin Most (Danas)
    • New Israeli Ambassador to Serbia welcomes White House Agreements (N1)

    Opinion:

    • “America made a time bomb on European soil,” and it’s in Serbia (B92, Sputnik)
    • Diplomacy is not “The Apprentice”. Serbia-Kosovo issue requires A long-term commitment (neweasterneurope.eu)

    International:

    • The Western Balkans: Between the EU and a hard place (balkancrossroads.com)
    • Kosovo President Thaci Hires US Diplomat as Consultant (Balkan Insight)
    • US Signs Pledges on Building Serbia-Kosovo ‘Peace Highway’ (Balkan Insight)
    • Israel’s deal with Kosovo, Serbia is diplomatic charade (Asia Times)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • International Democracy Day: UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations recalls ”OpisMEDIJavanje” campaign and fight against misinformation (KoSSev)
    • Serbian citizens still not allowed free entry into EU (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 15, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 71 new cases, one death (media)
    • Zemaj urges parents, teachers to adhere to COVID-19 measures (media)
    • Trump: Vucic and Hoti made their countries, Balkans and world safer (media)
    • “Grenell says Trump plans to visit Kosovo” (Klan Kosova)
    • Osmani: Democracy in Kosovo undermined by minority governments (Telegrafi)
    • Romania’s position on Kosovo’s independence remains unchanged (Zeri)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • State Department posts Trump praise of Vucic, Hoti (media)
    • Palestinian ambassador conveys to Vucic the concern over embassy relocation to Jerusalem (Beta, N1)
    • Grenell: Vucic is tough negotiator, fights for Serbian people (RTS, Serbian Radio Chicago)
    • EU: Washington documents mean Belgrade & Pristina commitment to US (N1)
    • Belgrade to Berlin: US talks open room for ordinary people reconciliation (FoNet, N1)
    • Vucic spoke with Patriarch Irinej, informed him on Kosovo negotiations (RTS)
    • Fatherland Movement on Washington agreement (Radio KIM)
    • Church in Babin Most, near Obilic, desecrated (Kosovo Online, B92, KIM radio)
    • North Macedonia PM: Meeting with President Vucic about ‘mini-Schengen’ (N1)

    Opinion:

    • Trump’s Balkan agreement does Israel more harm than good – opinion (The Jerusalem Post)

    International:

    • Kosovo’s Legal Aid for War Crimes Suspects Raises Concerns (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 14, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 14, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 55 new cases, four deaths (media)
    • PM Hoti calls for maximal caution from pupils and teachers (media)
    • PM Hoti: €10 mil to municipalities as part of economic revival program (media)
    • PDK is not pleased with Washington agreement, complains about Hoti (media)
    • Plenkovic: Kosovo-Serbia dialogue with two wings, in Brussels and Washington (Koha)
    • William Walker contracted to advise President Thaci (Prishtina Insight)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Five new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo, one person passed away (Radio KIM)
    • Stano: Continuation of talks on non-majority communities and property (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic decided on the government? (media)
    • Kosovo Serb Orthodox Diocese on Koha’s text: It spreads ethnic and religious hatred (KoSSev)
    • Father Sava: Claims of those calling us usurpers, unworthy of Albanian people sons who respected others (KoSSev)
    • Koha: ”Appropriation of medieval Arberian monuments in Kosovo by Serbs” (KoSSev)
    • Leaks of dossiers from The Hague – covering up KLA crimes (Politika)
    • Pompeo hails Serbia’s announcement to label Hezbollah a terrorist organization (N1)
    • Vucic: Lack of reaction to Pristina’s unfulfilled obligation shameful (BETA, N1)
    • Vucic: Excellent phone talk with Netanyahu (SRNA, N1)
    • Detention of four Serbs arrested at Mokra Gora Mountain extended (RTS)

    Opinion:

    • Belgrade professor to Grenell: Nobel Prize nomination sounds like mockery (N1)
    • After Trump’s Serbia-Kosovo Deal, it’s Over to Brussels (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Serbia-Kosovo Deal Behind Trump Nobel Prize Nod Dismissed As ‘Photo Opportunity’ by Ex-Serbian FM (Newsweek)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Womens’ Network, MPs react against court decision (media)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 11, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 50 new cases, five deaths (media)
    • Hoti: France and Netherlands impede visa liberalization (media)
    • Aliu accuses Hoti for granting ownership of Ujman lake to Serbia (media)
    • Haxhiu: Kosovo’s Bosnianisation will not be allowed, Hoti should leave (RTK)
    • Kosnett: U.S. and Kosovo to strengthen partnership against terrorism (RTK)
    • Civil society: There was no transparency on Washington agreement (media)
    • The United States, Kosovo and Serbia nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Two new cases of Covid-19 in Serbian communities, five patients recovered (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Vucic says Serbia managed to open White House doors (media)
    • US envoy: Serbia faces many burdensome political decisions (FoNet, N1)
    • Moscow daily: New govt. will show if Serbia changes foreign policy (Beta, N1)
    • Kosovo Police: Four graves damaged in Zakovo during works on water supply (Kosovo Online)
    • Office for KiM: Serb cemetery desecrated in Kosovo (N1, Beta)
    • Vukcevic: It is very strange, unbelievable that files of the Special Prosecutor’s Office were leaked (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • Hoti’s government is a sitting duck (Prishtina Insight)
    • Jovic: Serbia is seriously approaching the US, it could become the main partner in the Balkans (N1, KoSSev)
    • Non-agreement or why it takes (at least) two to reach an agreement (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Unpacking the Serbia-Kosovo Deal (visegradsight.eu)
    • Kosovo and Serbia – Israel’s Balkan blunder (The Jerusalem Post)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • WHO acknowledges: The end of the pandemic might be … (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 10, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 69 new cases, seven deaths (media)
    • Decision on reopening of schools expected today (media)
    • Kosovo and North Macedonia discuss easing of border restrictions (RFE)
    • Minister Zemaj thanks OSF for donating funds to combat COVID-19 (media)
    • Ambassador Szunyog meets Kosovo political leaders (media)
    • Klinaku: Specialist Prosecutor’s Office communicated with authorities in Serbia (Klan)
    • “Political instability, corruption hampering economic development” (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Putin with Vucic on Kosovo: Russia’s unchanged position (media)
    • Borrell: Serbia expected to act in line with its aim – EU membership (N1)
    • Palestine envoy to Serbia: I ask Vucic for audience and expect explanation (media)
    • Peskov: Russia does not consider Serbia’s decision to postpone military exercises a consequence of Western pressure (Tanjug, Blic, TASS)
    • Stano: Resolving the status of non-majority communities is crucial (Tanjug, Kontakt plus radio)
    • Media: Bilcik raised the issue of the participation of the Serbian Armed Forces in the exercise in Belarus (NMagazin)
    • Government of Serbia: Decision to halt all military exercises and activities (Serbian media)
    • Source tells Israeli daily Serbia won’t move embassy if Kosovo recognized (N1, The Times of Israel)
    • EU diplomats: Belgrade-Pristina agreement within a year (Beta, N1)
    • Property, one of the most difficult issues in Brussels (media)

    Opinion:

    • Biserko: Serbia’s manoeuvring space regarding Kosovo issue has shrunk (N1)

    International:

    • Montenegro’s Change in Power has the Region Worried (Balkan Insight)
    • How Israel justifies sudden recognition of Kosovo that has riled Serbia (The Times of Israel)
    • ‘Living Yugoslavia’: Past Identity Becomes Present Political Statement (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Dramatic warning and gloomy forecast of experts: facing ecology threats started… (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 9, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 76 new infections, six deaths (media)
    • US to open office in Belgrade on implementing the White House Agreement (Express)
    • Grenell Explains Significance of Kosovo-Serbia Agreement (Express)
    • LVV criticizes again the Washington deal (RTK)
    • New Montenegrin government: Kosovo’s independence undisputed (RTK)
    • U.S. expert disappointed with Washington agreement (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Two cases of Covid-19 registered Serbian communities (Radio Mitrovica Sever)
    • Lavrov says Moscow to support any agreement reached between Belgrade and Pristina voluntarily (RTS)
    • Grenell: The goal of the Agreement is to set aside borders as much as possible (RTS)
    • “The relocation of the Serbian embassy from Tel Aviv is not final, it all depends on one thing,” says Vucic’s media advisor (TV Prva, B92, Tanjug)
    • Serbian security services warned Vucic about point 10, says President’s media advisor (media)
    • Djuric on iron friendship with Russia and China (KoSSev)
    • Vucic tells Sarajevo daily he was polite and responsible at White House (N1, Dnevni Avaz)
    • The director of US DFC announced the opening of an office in Belgrade (media, Twitter)
    • Blakaj: KLA veterans must not use the received documents of the Special Court in any way (Kosovo Online)
    • EPS didn’t use Gazivode to produce electricity (Politika)

    Opinion:

    • Webb: Serbia and Kosovo move forward … with the help of the United States (thehill.com)

    International:

    • U.S. government’s development finance institution to support Serbian SMEs (seenews.com)
    • Israel’s Accord with Serbia and Kosovo Rattles EU but Fails to Rouse Arab Wrath(tntribune.com)
    • Serbia won’t move embassy if Israel recognizes Kosovo (The Jerusalem Post)
    • Hague Prosecutors ‘Take War Crime Case Files’ from Kosovo Veterans (Balkan Insight)
    • Let’s finally talk about the final deal (European Western Balkans)
    • Presidency member: US envoy said Kosovo status has nothing to do with Bosnia (EWB)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Serbia, Kosovo Must Commit to Credible Missing Persons Investigations (Balkan Insight)

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