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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 2, 2022

By   8 hours ago

• Escobar confident that agreement on Association will be implemented (media)
• Lajcak: If parties committed, agreement can be reached within weeks (media)
• Lajcak will visit Kosovo and Serbia next week (Kanal10)
• Osmani: Membership in EU and NATO, pillar of peace and stability (media)
• Kurti to Pack: Kosovo to apply to the EU this month (media)
• Kurti: Entire chain of irresponsibility must resign (media)
• Haxhiu: Ready to resign if my responsibility for murder case is proved (teve1)
• UNMIK chief stands in solidarity with the women of Kosovo, calling for an end to gender violence (KosovaPress)
• ‘Resignation isn’t enough’: protest after murder of pregnant woman (Euronews)
• Vucic says he will not attend EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana (media)
• “Vucic’s hysteria is failed attempt to true reasons for refusing summit” (media)
• Hasani argues Rasic’s appointment violates the Constitution (Koha)
• PDK leader Krasniqi meets Viola von Cramon (media)
• Kosovo’s Low-Quality TV Debates Deter Real Experts (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 1, 2022

By   1 day ago

• EU Council agrees negotiating mandate on visa free travel (media)
• Kurti: We need 2-3 months for normalisation of relations with Serbia (N1)
• Rohde: Kurti is no longer in opposition; form the Association (Klan Kosova)
• Resigned Kosovo Serb police must reapply for old posts, Kurti says (BIRN)
• Osmani meets institutional leaders of Bulgaria (media)
• Lajcak reported on dialogue before EP Foreign Affairs Committee (RTK)
• EU to discuss granting visa permits to Kosovo passport holders (euronews)
• Judges, prosecutors, cancel court sessions in Kosovo over pay cuts (BIRN)
• Protest to be held in Pristina today after killing of woman (media)
• Most Kosovo Serbs gloomy about country’s future, survey shows (BIRN)
• Kosovo Special Court rejects Thaci request for early defense testimonies (BIRN)
• This is what a textbook is teaching young Serbs about the Balkan wars (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 30, 2022

By   2 days ago

• Steinmeier: German-French proposal achieving success (media)
• Serbia doesn’t want negotiations on French-German plan (Koha Ditore)
• Brnabic reacts to Steinmeier’s remarks about German-French plan (media)
• Russian Ambassador: West is fueling fire with French-German proposal (media)
• Prime Minister Kurti in an interpellation in Assembly today (media)
• What if the elections in the north are boycotted? (RFE)
• Kurti supports Gervalla for her reaction against Dacic (Indeksonline)
• “Judges and prosecutors could submit collective resignations” (KTV)
• Tahiri: Membership in CoE must not be linked to other processes (media)
• Martens explains why he removed part of intw with Kurti (Koha)
• Kosovo President Osmani travels to Bulgaria (media)
• Therapist’s insult to autistic three-year-old stirs Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 28, 2022

By   3 days ago

Steinmeier: Even biggest disputes to be addressed and resolved peacefully (DW)
Fajon: Slovenia a strong advocate of visa liberalisation to Kosovo (RTK)
Kurti: Our army is consolidating professionally and operationally (media)
Ceku: Threats against me incited by media controlled by Vucic (euronews.al)
Gervalla confronts Dacic’s presence in PSVI conference in London (media)
EBU writes to Konjufca and Kurti for adequate funding for RTK (RTK)
S. embassy message on 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (media)
The government says it dialogues with the Serbs, but not publicly (RFE)
Is Kosovo Application for EU Candidacy Destined to Fail? (BIRN)
Death threats for Serbian journalists criticised over wok on Ukraine, Kosovo (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 28, 2022

By   4 days ago

• Osmani: We coordinate with NATO for entire territory of Kosovo (RTK/Koha)
• Kurti: Serbia is using its influence in the north of Kosovo (RTK)
• Stano: Deadline for final agreement is not in hands of EU (ABC News)
• Kurti seeks increase in Albania-Kosovo cooperation (Albanian Daily News)
• MPs call for a formal border between Kosovo and Albania (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo minister promises ‘results’ against car burners in north (BIRN)
• Kosovo complains to FIFA about ‘aggressive’ Serbian banner in Qatar (BIRN)
• Serbia charged over locker room Kosovo flag at World Cup (AP)
• Ceku says he received hundreds of threatening messages from Serbia (media)
• Abazi ready to resign if Constitution is changed because of Association (EO)
• Gervalla to attend conf on prevention of sexual violence in conflict (Kallxo)
• Why trouble flared up between Serbs and the Albanian-led government? (BBC)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 25, 2022

By   1 week ago

• U.S. Ambassador Hovenier interview with Klan Kosova
• Kurti: No time for small ambitions, it’s time for big steps (media)
• Abbott welcomes agreement; “time for Serbs to return to institutions” (media)
• Kosovo PM expects final deal with Serbia early next year (Reuters)
• Krasniqi: I told Kurti, you cannot tell the U.S. “No” so often (T7)
• Albanian PM: I don’t agree with attacks against Albin Kurti (media)
• Osmani: Our bond with U.S. is stronger than ever (media)
• Serbia Claims ‘KM’ Plates Remain Valid in Kosovo Despite Deal (BIRN)
• Wages law will be in force one month after published on official gazette (Koha)
• Kosovo Faces Fresh Judicial Strike Over Draft Salary Law (BIRN)
• Szunyog surprised by decision to reduce salaries in judicial system (media)
• Peci on Berlin agreements: Serbia was pressured by a powerful EU state (KTV)
• SL List, 13 parties won’t take part in extraordinary elections in north (Kallxo)
• Albanian Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Pupovci on his resignation as Deputy Minister of Education (Kallxo)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 24, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Kosovo, Serbia chief negotiators reach deal on licence plates (media)
• U.S. welcomes agreement to avoid further escalation of tensions (media)
• Chollet: Good call with Kurti; thanked him for constructive engagement (media)
• Osmani thanks Hovenier and U.S. Govt for active engagement in deal (media)
• EU: Kosovo, Serbia reach deal to end dangerous dispute over plates (Reuters)
• Bislimi: Borrell will soon invite Kurti and Vucic to discuss EU plan (media)
• Govt spokesman: Parties agreed to focus on French-German plan (media)
• Austria’s Foreign Minister welcomes Kosovo-Serbia agreement (media)
• Haradinaj welcomes agreement; “process to conclude with recognition” (media)
• Osmani: Elections in the north will be held, CEC is ready (RTK)
• Hebestreit: Plates shouldn’t hinder dialogue; Association to enter agenda (Klan)
• Abott: Resolving immediate issues, essential for Kosovo long-term goals (media)
• Von Cramon: Removing visa liberalisation from agenda, unacceptable (Kallxo)
• Mandl: Visa liberalisation has nothing to do with tensions in north (media)
• Government adopts official position on Kosovo’s bid for EU membership (media)
• Serbs Of Southern Kosovo See Belgrade Helping Northerners And Ask: But Who Will Take Care Of Us? (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 23, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Kosovo, Serbia chief negotiators to meet in Brussels today (RFE)
• Kosovo communicates with mediators of dialogue through the U.S. (Koha)
• U.S., EU engage diplomatically after Kosovo postpones licence plate fines (RFE)
• Borrell: We’re not a referee, we’re much more than that (Euractiv)
• Stano: We will continue the talks for a solution (Klan)
• Tajani: Italy available to find solutions and maintain stability (media)
• Osmani, Rohde discuss developments in Kosovo and dialogue with Serbia (RTK)
• France asks Kosovo to accept Borrell’s proposal for license plates (RTK)
• Kupchan: Situation between Kosovo and Serbia carries risk of violence (VoA)
• CDHRF: Borell and Lajcak lined up on the side of Serbia (Paparaci)
• Tahiri: Kurti dramatizing to prepare the public for compromises (Koha)
• Kosovo-Serbia flare-up fears over car number plate row (BBC)
• Kosovo PM Postpones License Plate Fines Under Western Pressure (BIRN)
• Fears Kosovo-Serbia number plate row could spark violence (The Guardian)
• Kosovo delays crackdown on Serbian driving plates after US pressure (FT)
• EU slams Kosovo, Serbia on car plates dispute, as fears of violence grow (Politico)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 22, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Kurti accepts U.S. Ambassador call for 48-hour postponement of fines (media)
• EU’s Borrell Blames Kosovo for Fresh Licence Plates Stalemate (BIRN)
• Kurti’s remarks to the media after meetings in Brussels (media)
• Osmani: Borrell was biased; accommodated the aggressor (media)
• EU responds to Kurti: We haven’t given up on normalisation agreement (media)
• U.S. State Department: Parties to refrain from provocative steps (Klan Kosova)
• Bajrami: Kosovo proposed to suspend further phases of plate conversion (media)
• NATO SG: Disappointed that licence plate dispute wasn’t solved (media)
• UNMIK chief Ziadeh calls for calm and commitment to dialogue (media)
• Abbott: Immediate need to make progress on a normalisation agreement (media)
• Svecla: Police ready to ensure and security throughout Kosovo (media)
• Haradinaj: Decision on licence plates must be suspended (media)
• Palokaj: With this pace, dialogue can last 11 years (Koha)
• Floods Cause Six Deaths in Montenegro, Albania, Serbia (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 21, 2022

By   2 weeks ago

• The penalty measure for license plates postponed for one day (media)
• Borrell: We need to de-escalate situation, move toward normalisation (media)
• EU to hold emergency talks with Kosovo-Serbia as deadline looms (Euractiv)
• EU police patrol Kosovo’s north after Serb officers quit (Reuters)
• US hopes an agreement on licence plates will be reached (RFE, media)
• EULEX chief and KFOR commander walk in the north of Mitrovica (RTK)
• Kurti: Frank and important phone conversation with Chollet (media)
• Bugajski: Fundamental problem – Serbia’s non-recognition of Kosovo (media)
• Kosovo, Serbia delegations clash at NATO Parliamentary Assembly (RTK)
• Kosovo war crimes expert named Special Counsel in January 6 and Trump documents investigations in U.S. (RFE)
• Kosovo Public Broadcaster Complains of ‘Smallest Ever’ Budget (BIRN)
• Media Climate in Albania Worsening, Press Freedom Advocates Say (BIRN)
• Kosovo Public Broadcaster Complains of ‘Smallest Ever’ Budget (BIRN)
• Special Prosecution Charges Serbian Citizen with Torturing Civilians (BIRN)
• The need for lies (Kosovo 2.0)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 2, 2022

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Government: Rasic’s appointment has not violated the Constitution (media)
    • “Kurti decision on Rasic right from Kosovo standpoint; north is a problem” (Express)
    • Osmani calls meeting of institutional leaders after killing of pregnant woman (media)
    • Haxhiu: Ministry completed its tasks; problem lies with judicial institutions (Koha)
    • PDK’s Lushtaku tells Interior Minister: I was hoping you will resign (Kosovapress)
    • Kosovo Police arrest Serb suspected of war crimes in 1999 (media)
    • PDK deputy leader Citaku reacts to Vucic’s remarks about Kurti (media)
    • Court temporarily blocks decision to reduce salaries of prosecutors and judge (media)
    • Kurti: Judiciary very efficient when their case is concerned, but not with court cases (Klan)
    • Suspect of the murder of the 35-year-old pregnant woman committed suicide (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Stano: The appointment of Rasic ‘does not meet all the conditions stipulated by the Constitution’ (media)
    • Vucic: The situation in Kosovo boiling, I meant everything I said about Rasic, Trajkovic and Kurti; Serbs South of Ibar close to leave the institutions (media)
    • Serbia, EU sign three agreements (Tanjug)
    • Foreign Minister Dacic: Vucic is right (Danas, TV Pink)
    • Vucic: EU has demonstrated anti-Serb attitude (Tanjug, media)
    • Serbian List: President Vucic exposed the hypocrisy of the international community towards the Serbian people in Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • Hill: There will be no further agreements without solving the issue of the collective rights of Serbs, the US and the EU made it clear to Kurti (KoSSev)
    • KP: Arrested Serb suspected of war crimes (KoSSev)
    • Office for KiM: G. M. arrested when he went to report usurped property (KoSSev)
    • Petkovic: The EU received the answer it deserves from Vucic (Kosovo Online)
    • PM Brnabic reacted to Stano’s statement: This kind of reaction is a shame for the EU (Blic, Kosovo Online)
    • Stano: Both sides urgently need to work on the return of Serbs to institutions (Tanjug, media)
    • Dacic met Nuland (Tanjug)

    International:

    • Kosovo Must Get Real on Threat of Far-Right Extremism (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 1, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 1, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti appoints Nenad Rasic as Minister for Communities and Returns (media)
    • Osmani: WB membership in the EU and NATO, pillar of peace and stability (Koha)
    • Rada Trajkovic, advisor to the new minister of the Kurti government (Koha)
    • Steinmeier praises Lajcak, says that author of agreement proposal is not important (Express)
    • Kurti reacts again to killing of pregnant woman by her husband (media)
    • Haxhiu: There will be resignations, dismissals, and criminal responsibility (EO)
    • Abdixhiku to Kurti: State has failed in every direction, take measures and act (media)
    • AAK’s Lekaj calls for resignation of Justice Minister and Acting Health Minister (EO)
    • Szunyog horrified by last night’s murder (RTK)
    • CDHRF: Killing of pregnant woman, failure of state protection mechanisms (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Serbian List announces complaint to Constitutional Court over Rasic’s appointment, says it is anti-constitutional (Kosovo Online)
    • Petkovic: Nenad Rasic and Rada Trajkovic do not represent Serbian people in Kosovo (media)
    • Rada Trajkovic, advisor to Minister Rasic (KiM radio)
    • Rasic: It won’t be difficult to be better than the predecessor (KiM radio)
    • Dacic: Kurti lives in parallel reality (Radio KIM)
    • UNS: “The Black Peony” award goes to Kurti for worst cooperation with journalists (N1)
    • Petkovic: Everyone saw Kurti’s true intentions (Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic: Rewarding Pristina counterproductive, EU demonstrates double standards (Tanjug)
    • Petkovic: ZSO obligation that Kurti undertook (Kosovo Online)
    • Kosovo PM: We won’t allow establishment of another Republika Srpska in Kosovo (N1 Sarajevo)
    • Dodik on Kurti’r remarks about Republika Srpska (Kosovo Online)
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina border police says Kosovo residents may enter country with visa only (Kosovo Online)
    • Lopandic: Kosovo stands no chances of obtaining candidate status for EU membership (Kosovo online, Danas)
    • Petrides: Cypriot position on Kosovo unchanged, ties with Serbia strong (Tanjug)

    International:

    • Kosovo Authorities Failed Second Woman Murdered in Week (BIRN)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Employment of women from non-majority communities remains a challenge (RTK)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 30, 2022

    By   2 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • EU ambassadors give green light to visa liberalisation (media)
    • Kurti welcomes decision on green light for visa liberalisation (media)
    • Osmani: Serbia created crisis in order not to talk about final settlement (RFE)
    • Bislimi: Kosovo will apply for EU candidate status around mid-Dec (Koha)
    • Haziri: We’re getting ready to take the government as the first party (Kanal 10)
    • 7 Kosovo soldiers expected to be sent to mission in the Falkland Islands (Nacionale)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: Grateful to China for support to territorial integrity of Serbia (Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic: We will continue cooperation with China despite inappropriate pressure (Tanjug)
    • “Families of kidnapped and missing persons discriminated against and without answers” (KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev)
    • Dacic meets Petrides, says Serbia grateful for Cyprus support on Kosovo issue (Kosovo Online)
    • Brnabic welcomed by French PM at Matignon Palace (Tanjug)
    • Grenell for RTS: US leadership in Belgrade-Pristina talks needed, Kurti not helpful (RTS)
    • EFJ Secretary General on lack of cooperation in resolving cases of murdered and missing journalists in Kosovo (media)

    International:

    • EU Moves Finally to Scrap Visa Regime for Kosovo Citizens (BIRN)
    • Kosovo’s Kurti Feels the Heat Over Licence Plates Crisis (BIRN)
    • Combatting Ethnic Hatred with Graffiti in Serbia (BIRN)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Over 2,000 cases of violence against women until October (Ekonomia Online)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 29, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 29, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • PM Kurti interview for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
    • Visa liberalisation proposal for Kosovo expected to be voted on Wednesday (RTK)
    • Assembly committee to draft electoral reform soon (media)
    • Four Albanians attacked in Mitrovica North, receive medical treatment (Klan)
    • LVV MP: Those who were decorated by Vucic cannot return (Gazeta Blic)
    • Kurti meets UN Special Rapporteur Savioli (media)
    • Kurti: Inaction of judicial bodies in domestic violence cases cannot be justified (Koha)
    • Association will be part of final settlement, according to analysts (RTK)
    • Veliu believes return of Serbs to work in north was discussed in Brussels (Gazeta Blic)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Surveys: Low level of trust in politicians (KiM radio)
    • Vucic: ”If the issue of the status of Kosovo is over for Kurti, it is for me too” (KiM radio, N1, Beta, KoSSev)
    • Vucic invites Norwegian King, Crown Prince to visit Serbia (N1, BETA, Tanjug)
    • Dacic meets Docherty in London (Tanjug)
    • Request of Thaci’s defence for early testimony of eight foreign diplomats dismissed (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Artwork Commemorating Kosovo Protests 32 Years Ago Unveiled in Pristina (BIRN)
    • Kosovo Justice Institutions Lack Training to Deal with Far-Right Extremism (BIRN)
    • Sexual violence against men and boys during the Kosovo war (Kosovo 2.0)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 28, 2022

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Let’s rejoice in the successes of each Albanian (media)
    • Osmani: As we made historical path together, we will have our journey to EU family together (Klan)
    • Begaj: Albania will be the voice of Kosovo (media)
    • Kurti: The December 6 summit turns Tirana into a European capital (RTK)
    • Candidates for mayors of municipalities in the North to be certified today (Express)
    • The CEC certified candidates for mayors of municipalities in the north (Koha)
    • Aktiv: 70% of Kosovo Serbs say that Russia protects their rights best (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • PM Brnabic: Serbia appreciates Romania’s principled position on Kosovo (N1)
    • Dacic: There is no deadline for reaching agreement with Pristina (Danas, Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic: FIFA’s decision regarding Serbia is hypocritical (N1)
    • Petkovic to Kurti: No deadline for the normalisation of relations, only the clock ticking for the formation of the ZSO (KoSSev)
    • Office for KiM calls on Albanians not to use Albanian flags in Serb-majority areas (KoSSev)
    • “KLA” graffiti written in Brezovica (Radio KIM)
    • Vucevic: Situation in Kosovo still very tense (Radio KIM)
    • Petrides: Cyprus will not change stance on Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • Varhelyi to visit Serbia (Tanjug)

    Opinion:

    • How Brussels became Aachen: A vacuum in the institutions and a change in the nature of negotiations (KoSSev)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 25, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 25, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Osmani: Elections for Zvecan and Leposavic municipal assemblies on Dec 25 (media)
    • Kurti travels to Spain, to attend congress of the Socialist International (media)
    • Dynamic of dialogue will increase in coming days, political commentators say (RTK)
    • The Assembly of Kosovo for the first time is represented in the APE Committee (RTK)
    • Molliqaj: We oppose French-German plan, it does not include recognition (EO)
    • Tahiri: Wrong practice not to publish reached agreements (media)
    • Albania, Kosovo parliaments to hold joint session on Nov 27 (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: We don’t want Kosovo in UN – will you bomb us, make threats? (N1)
    • Lazarevic on licence plates agreement, situation in northern Kosovo (Danas, N1)
    • Brnabic: Licence plates deal positive signal for stability (Tanjug)
    • Larcher urges full implementation of Brussels Agreement (Tanjug)
    • Vucic meets Larcher (Tanjug)
    • “Everything Kurti has asked for so far, Vucic has fulfilled” (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Petkovic: Part of Serbian opposition wishes conflicts in Kosovo (Radio KIM)

    International:

    • Kosovo PM Says ‘Time For Big Steps’ In Normalisation Talks With Serbia (RFE)
    • Albin Kurti hit with cherries by several PSD activists (euronews.al)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Kurti: Domestic violence and gender-based violence, not a private matter (Nacionale)
    • International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women marked today (KP)
    • Haxhiu: 2,500 cases of domestic violence reported since beginning of year (Klan)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 24, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 24, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: We managed to make French-German proposal part of dialogue (media)
    • Stano: Kurti and Vucic will soon meet in Brussels (Albanian Post)
    • Hovenier: Agreement enhances security, advances efforts to normalise relations (media)
    • UNMIK chief Ziadeh welcomes agreement reached in Brussels (media)
    • Rohde on agreement: Good news, and good sign for further talks (media)
    • Varhelyi welcomes Kosovo-Serbia agreement on licence plates (media)
    • Tajani: Agreement on licence plates, an important step towards peace (Zeri)
    • LDK’s Abdixhiku welcomes agreement; criticises Kurti (media)
    • PDK’s Krasniqi welcomes deal; slams Kurti for “making Vucic a party” (media)
    • Tahiri: Kurti should not dare make an agreement without mutual recognition (Kallxo)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: Pristina had better deal two days ago (Tanjug)
    • Stano: EU expects establishment of ZSO and return of Serbs in institutions (Tanjug)
    • RTS at Jarinje says it is peaceful, reprimands no longer issued (RTS)
    • Drecun: Important the crisis was stopped, but the problem unsolved; Serbs will not return to institutions without ZSO (RTS, Blic)
    • Serbian List welcomes agreement on licence plates in Brussels (Tanjug)
    • Petkovic on licence plates agreement (Tanjug)
    • SRSG Ziadeh welcomes agreement reached in Brussels (Kosovo Online, media)
    • Trajkovic: Current KM plates “preserved” until they expire (Kosovo Online)
    • Petkovic refutes Trajkovic’s remarks on licence plates (Kosovo Online)
    • Miscevic: The EP resolution non-binding and without freezing funds (Tanjug, RTS)
    • Bilcik: EP Resolution a signal for Serbia to impose sanctions on Russia (RFE, N1)
    • Vucic says Serbia is not interested to recognize Kosovo (Tanjug)
    • Aliyev: Belgrade, Baku support each other on territorial integrity (Tanjug)
    • Women stage protest in Mitrovica North yesterday (N1)

    Opinion:

    • Licence Plates For Sovereignty (Kosovo 2.0)

    International:

    • Serbia Claims ‘KM’ Plates Remain Valid in Kosovo Despite Deal (BIRN)
    • ‘Tale of Two Sophias’ Portrays Hope for Albanian-Serb Relations (BIRN)
    • For Kosovo, the Football World Cup is More Than a Game (BIRN)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Russians fleeing Putin prepare for life in Serbian exile (france24.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 23, 2022

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti says that Borrell suited the purpose of Serbia (media)
    • Kurti: I bought the plane ticket to Brussels because the deadline for the agreement on the invitation was March 2023 (Klan)
    • Svecla: Situation in north tense but manageable; coordination with EULEX, KFOR (Klan)
    • Kurti politically “alone” on licence plates (RFE)
    • Haradinaj: Kosovo must accept U.S. request; dire situation in north (Nacionale)
    • Serwer: Kosovo is within its right on change of licence plates (media)
    • Police on Serb rallies in north: We will maintain order and public security (Telegrafi)
    • Visa liberalisation removed from agenda due to situation in north (RFE)
    • Compromise is near, visa liberalisation at ambassador level in coming weeks (Express)
    • Hyseni compares Osmani to Milosevic, reactions follow (media)
    • Bushati: There is coalition from Tirana to Belgrade to get rid of Kurti (Express)
    • Montenegrin intellectuals: West to protect Montenegro, Bosnia and Kosovo from Vucic (Telegrafi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Petkovic travels to Brussels, meeting Bislimi in afternoon (Tanjug)
    • Stano: Aim of meeting with Petkovic, Bislimi to find solution to current crisis (Kosovo Online)
    • Simic: Tensions in Kosovo high, Kurti ignores warnings (Tanjug)
    • Hill: Licence plates issue should be postponed by one year (RTS)
    • Dacic: Belgrade part of solution, Pristina problem (N1)
    • Poll shows rising indifference towards EU (N1)
    • Gracanica, Novo Brdo, Strpce Mayors on support and unity with Serbs in north Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • PKS: “Issuance of Serbian licence plates for Kosovo suspended” (Radio KIM)
    • To Brussels only for the final agreement on normalisation, with recognition; agreed that Serbia should stop registering cars with illegal licence plates, said Kurti (FoNet, N1, Beta, NMagazin, KiM radio)
    • Protest in Gracanica as a support for the Serbs in the north of Kosovo (Kim radio, KoSSev)
    • Serbia, Azerbaijan sign seven bilateral agreements (Tanjug)

    Opinion:

    • Bogdanovic on licence plates issue (Danas, Radio KIM)

    International:

    • Fact-Check: How Real are Kosovo’s Fears of a Serbian Military Strike? (BIRN)
    • Kosovars Await Visa-Free Travel by January 2024 (Prishtina Insight)
    • Between Berlin Process And Open Balkan – Analysis (eurasiareview, IFIMES)
    • Drug-related health and security threats in the Western Balkans (emcdda.europa.eu)
    • Judge Excludes Key Evidence in ‘Serbian Drug Farm’ Case (Balkan Insight)
    • Solidarity Stories #4: Yugoslav Officer Confronts Serb Fighters During Abductions (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Women bear the burden of unpaid care work in Kosovo (Kosovo 2.0)
    • MEPs Demand End to Roaming Charges for Western Balkans (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 22, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 22, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: It is necessary to correct Borrell’s mistake (Koha)
    • U.S. disappointed Kosovo and Serbia fail to reach agreement, State Dept says (media)
    • Rohde: We need more statesmanship, less brinkmanship (media)
    • Kurti in Skopje: Fortunately, Kosovo not dependent on Russian gas (Express)
    • Mehaj repeats request for permanent U.S. military base in Kosovo (media)
    • RFE: The proposal for the liberalization of visas in January 2024 passed (media)
    • Vogel: The dialogue is suffering a crisis every month, Kurti lost his patience (Koha)
    • LDK Women’s Forum leader asks Kurti to explain his change of position (Indeksonline)
    • Kurti: Reform in public administration, essential in program of our government (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Rakic on talks with Vucic, Pristina’s acts (Kosovo Online)
    • Hill after the meeting with Vucic: Only a constructive approach leads to a solution (RTS)
    • Petkovic: Kurti doesn’t wish peace, dialogue serves to meet halfway (RTS)
    • Vucic’s call to Serbs from Kosovo for calmness and preservation of peace (media)
    • Situation in Mitrovica North calm, people do not want to talk in front of cameras (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic: I am proud we tried to maintain peace at all costs (Tanjug)
    • Botsan-Kharchenko: Vucic once again demonstrated constructive approach (RTS)
    • Stano: EU has not given up on its proposal (N1, Kosovo Online)
    • KFOR commander discusses tensions with Kosovo minister (N1)
    • US senators concerned about risk of violence in region (Kosovo Online)
    • Vehicle with Serbian licence plates set on fire in Mitrovica North (KoSSev)
    • Detention of Krasniqi, Selimi and Mustafa extended (Kosovo Online)
    • Italy tells Pristina that unilateral moves do not lead to a solution (NMagazin, Beta)
    • Lulzim Rafuna, the new president of the Board of the Chamber Investment Forum of the Western Balkans (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • Janjic: Vucic gave up ‘KM’ plates, Kurti asking for guarantees (Beta, NMagazin)
    • Italy as Inspiration for the Balkan Far-Right (BIRN)

    International:

    • Kosovo Postpones Imposition Of License Plate Fines For 48 Hours (RFE)
    • EU Blames Kosovo for Failing to Ease Spat Amid Tensions (Bloomberg)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 21, 2022

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    Kurti to meet citizens in Prizren on Tuesday; to present budget for 2023 (Klan Kosova)
    American congressman, Ritchie Torres meets Osmani (Koha) 
    Kosovo Defence Minister meets Swedish counterpart, discuss cooperation (media)
    Gjoshi: Kurti is negotiating with Vucic on an internal issue (media)
    Elezi: CEC considering postponement of some election deadlines (RTK)
    Lutfiu: Presevo Valley Albanians discuss withdrawal from Serbian institutions (Klan)
    Interview with President of Special Court, Ekaterina Trendafilova (Albanian Post)
    Noam Chomsky: I was never opposed to Kosovo’s independence (Albanian Post)

    Serbian Language Media:

    Dacic: Two possible outcomes in Brussels – reason or riots (Tanjug, RTS)
    Minister says Serbian Army ready to defend Kosovo Serbs (N1, Beta, Telegraf)
    Kosovo journalist: Without plates agreement, small armed conflict is possible (N1, FoNet)
    Janjic: Suspension of the Brussels Agreement being discussed (N1)

    International:

    Floods Across Kosovo Damage Land, hit Drinking Water Supply (BIRN)
    Letter from Belgrade (Financial Times)

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