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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 22

By   23 hours ago

• Kosovo statehood undermined in Pristina-Belgrade flights agreement (Koha)
• EU learnt of Pristina-Belgrade flights through the media (RFE)
• Mustafa says negotiations with LVV need to be concluded by week’s end (media)
• Thaci expects new government to be formed soon (Bloomberg/RTK)
• Nagavci hopes Mustafa’s statement is not a blackmail or ultimatum (Klan)
• Beqiri does not exclude coalition with AAK, NISMA and minorities (media)
• Grenell to visit Kosovo tomorrow (media)
• Borell to visit Kosovo next week (Gazeta Express)
• Thaci meets President Trump’s adviser Robert O’Brian (RTK)
• Haradinaj to hold meeting of the government today (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 21

By   2 days ago

• 15-day countdown for Kurti begins (media)
• Reintroduction of Pristina-Belgrade air route facilitated by the U.S. (Koha)
• Kosovo leaders hail Pristina-Belgrade flight agreement (media)
• KDI seeks transparency on Pristina-Belgrade flight agreement (Zeri)
• British Embassy calls for swift formation of government (media)
• LDK to hold meeting of presidency today (media)
• Nagavci: Together with LDK, we should fulfill hopes for change (media)
• PDK: LVV responsible for current crisis (media)
• LDK nominates Abdullah Hoti caucus, LVV has not made a proposal yet (RTK)
• Thaci to participate at Davos World Economic Forum (media)
• Apostolova: EU remains committed to help Kosovo’s path towards EU (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 20

By   3 days ago

• Thaci: Kurti should either accept or refuse nomination (media)
• Mustafa calls on LVV to show readiness for coalition agreement (Zeri)
• Osmani: No path is more righteous than people’s voice for change (media)
• Palokaj: Government to be formed for Kosovo’s needs (Koha)
• Der Standard: Kosovo towards elections if government not formed by February 24
• Engel: Serbia’s integration road closed until it recognises Kosovo (media)
• Konjufca calls meeting of Assembly presidency (media)
• Vetevendosje denies reports about Konjufca’s possible resignation (Express)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 17

By   6 days ago

• Kurti: Agreement for the government, not “a deal of monarchs” (media)
• Mustafa says Kurti’s letter is unofficial (RTK)
• Mustafa: I cannot say if there is going to be a coalition, we are committed (RTK)
• “It’s good that whole society is involved in debate on new government” (media)
• Konjufca calls the first Assembly session (RTK)
• U.S. Embassy calls for Oliver Ivanovic’s murder to be resolved (RTK)
• Thaci hails agreement on single electoral list of Albanian parties in Serbia (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 16

By   7 days ago

• EU High Representative Borrell speaks to Presidents Thaci, Vucic (media)
• Thaci speaks to Borrell, calls for visa liberalisation (media)
• Mustafa: Our structures will not consider LVV’s offer (media)
• Vetevendosje’s Bislimi: We are closer to a solution than elections (Express/T7)
• Vetevendosje turns down LDK offer, calls it “a joke” (media)
• Abdixhiku: LDK will not agree to increased number of ministries (RTK)
• Kurti: We need the government to implement resolution on genocide (Express)
• EU: Miseries in Recak are well documented (RTK)
• Albania’s PM files lawsuit against Ramush Haradinaj (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 15

By   1 week ago

  Vetevendosje confirms offer to LDK: Government with 14 ministries (media) LDK’s Osmani says Vetevendosje’s last offer is serious (media) German MP calls for formation of new government in Kosovo (media) Quint: Victims, families of Recak massacre to have full access to justice (media) Prosecutor in Mitrovica wants mandatory fine for two Russian nationals (RFE) […]

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 14

By   1 week ago

• U.S. Ambassador calls for swift formation of government (media)
• President Thaci expected to address Constitutional Court (Indeksonline)
• Hoti: We made our offer – everything is in LVV’s hands now (media)
• Godfrey expects progress in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue before U.S. elections (media)
• Another vehicle set on fire in Kosovo north (Zeri)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 13

By   1 week ago

• Vetevendosje’s offer: an additional ministry for LDK (Koha)
• Kurti to Thaci: Do not put pressure, we are close to agreement with LDK (Express)
• Kurti: Discussions with LDK are not easy (RTK)
• Bahtiri: LDK offered us Foreign Ministry in exchange for Assembly President (Epoka)
• Zaimi: They want to pressure VV into a bad agreement (Indeksonline)
• “Russian agents with plans to incite riots in Prizren” (Klan Kosova)
• Haradinaj resigns from the post of AAK leader (media)
• Apostolova: Security in the region, precondition for resumption of dialogue (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 11

By   2 weeks ago

• Grenell annuls his visit to Kosovo (RTK)
• Haziri: LDK-LVV are discussing options, we are in the final phase (RTK)
• Veliu: Up to Vetevendosje to find a modality and struck a deal on government coalition (Express)
• Haradianj: AAK is not part of negotiations to form the government (Express)
• Government allocates 250 thousand euros to support Global Coalition against ISIS (RTK)
• Doris Pack: LVV and LDK to prove they are ready to create a stable government (G. Express)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 10

By   2 weeks ago

• Assembly President post, key to eventual LVV – LDK agreement (Koha/Zeri)
• LDK claims it offered LVV offer for co-government (RTK)
• LVV official: There are new options on the table (RTK)
• Another meeting between Kurti and Mustafa expected today (RTK)
• Thaci without a decision, expects results from LVV-LDK meetings (RTK)
• Assembly President Konjufca condemns attack on Simic’s vehicle (RTK)
• AAK in full support of U.S. actions towards Iran (Klan Kosova)
• One-month detention for Ikballe Huduti (media)
• Al Maliki: Palestinians support Serbia’s position on Kosovo (RTK)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 22, 2020

    By   17 hours ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Ambasador Grenell visits Pristina and Belgrade this week (Koha)
    • In Davos, Thaci meets president of World Economic Forum (media)
    • Finnish ambassador: There is hope for coalition agreement (Klan Kosova)
    • Haradinaj and Apostolova meet to discuss latest developments in Kosovo (media)
    • Haradinaj nominates Lulzim Rafuna for the Minister of Finance (RTK)
    • The U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Jorgen Andrews to visit Kosovo tomorrow (RTK)
    • Haradinaj: Belgrade line is not related to tariff (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Borrell to visit Belgrade on January 30 (Tanjug)
    • Vucic spoke to O’Brien in Davos (Tanjug, B92)
    • Reactions from Belgrade and Srpska Lista on BG-PR flight deal (KoSSev, Radio KIM, BETA)
    • Djuric on Belgrade-Pristina flight: We will inform KFOR and UNMIK (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: Tariffs unsustainable, problem to be resolved after Kosovo government is formed (BETA)
    • Grenell: This is just the beginning of a bright future we predict for Serbia and Kosovo (N1, Blic)

    International:

    • Serbia president Vučić ‘fed up of being lectured’ over ties with Russia and China (Euronews)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Discrimination in the name of neutrality (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 21, 2020

    By   2 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 21, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kosnett: President Trump has worked hard for agreement to restore Pristina-Belgrade flights (media)
    • Veseli: Kosovo on the right track when it has U.S. support (media)
    • Veliu: LDK has no other offer for LVV (RTK)
    • British Ambassador visits Mustafa prior to LDK’s leadership meeting (Express)
    • Mustafa confirms diplomatic pressure for the formation of the government (Express)
    • In Davos, Thaci meets Croatian PM Plenkovic (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • US, Serbian presidents welcome Belgrade-Pristina flights agreement (N1)
    • Serwer comments on Belgrade-Pristina flight, role of US (B92, Tanjug)
    • O’Brien retweeted Vucic (BETA, B92)
    • Agreement on airline unclear, however, the influence of the US is clear (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic to participate with Thaci in a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Tanjug, B92)
    • Serbian president Vucic meets Croatian prime minister Plenkovic in Davos (FoNet, BETA, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Buckle up, we are in for a bumpy ride (Prishtina Insight)
    • EU Has Turned Enlargement into a Hamster Wheel (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Serbia-Kosovo Flights to Resume Under U.S.-Brokered Deal (The New York Times)
    • Serb Policemen Plead Not Guilty to Kosovo War Crimes (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Construction on the shore of Badovac Lake a potential environmental problem (Kosovo online)
    • A family denied (Prishtina Insight)
    • Wounds that don’t heal (Prishtina Insight)
    • The World Health Organization to hold an emergency meeting on China coronavirus (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 20, 2020

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Vetevendosje proposes Albin Kurti as Prime Minister nominee (Klan Kosova)
    • President Thaci invites Kurti to give him PM mandate (media)
    • Kurti: LDK’s message ‘take it or leave it’, means leave it (media)
    • Kurti needs to form a new government by February 4 (Indeksonline)
    • Haxhiu: Time for LDK to prove it wants the change (media)
    • LDK: Despite unilateral moves by LVV, we are open to agreement (Telegrafi)
    • Pristina-Belgrade air route to be launched in the near future (Gazeta Express)
    • Thaci hails initiative for launch of Pristina-Belgrade flights (Kallxo)
    • Stoltenberg: KFOR retains authority over Kosovo airspace (Koha)
    • Osmani claims will for reach of the agreement with LVV exists (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Worrying data, but for whom – Serbia or the EU? (B92, Blic)
    • Russian MFA: Post-election chaos and struggle for power continue in Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Saturday protest devoted to slain Kosovo Serb leader (Beta, N1)
    • Serbian trade minister says Kosovo tariffs cause one million-euro daily damages (N1, Novosti)
    • Belgrade-Pristina flight to be reinstated? (B92, RTS)

    International:

    • Engel Presses Top Navy Admiral on United States Policy on Serbia (foreign affairs.house.gov)
    • Kosovo’s Vetevendosje Party Nominates Leader Kurti For PM (RFE)
    • Serbs Say Air Link May Reopen With Kosovo Two Decades After War (Bloomberg)
    • Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina (nato.int)
    • US brokers prospective flights between Serbia, Kosovo (The Washington Post)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • BIRN Fact-check: The Air We Breathe (Balkan Insight)
    • The World’s 2,153 Billionaires Are Richer Than 4.6 Billion People, Says Oxfam (Bloomberg)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 17, 2020

    By   6 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 17, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    Thaci: Kosovo has met visa liberalisation criteria (RTK)
    Daut Haradinaj asks LVV: Do you want to go to elections? (Express)
    Nagavci: Vjosa Osmani wanted to co-govern with Vetevnedosje (KTV)
    Osmani: LDK does not initiate Konjufca’s dismissal, I believe in agreement (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Court for KLA crimes without comment on murder of alleged protected witness (Tanjug)
    • “Next months crucial, EU faces risk if it doesn’t send a clear signal to region” (TASS, B92)
    • Six years since murder of Dimitrije Janicijevic in Mitrovica North (Radio KIM)
    • Djuric: Belgrade committed to dialogue, problem is in Pristina (Danas)
    • “Major changes” in Serbian government, Vucic says (Prva TV, N1)

    International:

    • Kosovo PM Dismisses Rama’s Libel Charge as ‘Decoy’ (Balkan Insight)
    • Why is Kosovo Taking Home Islamic State Members? (VoA)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 16, 2020

    By   7 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 16, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • “Bringing PAN back to power, Vetevendosje’s worst gift to the people” (Koha)
    • LDK’s Abrashi: We don’t have a name yet for post of Kosovo President (T7)
    • Haradinaj receives an invitation to attend National Prayer Breakfast (Telegrafi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • “If the killed was protected witness, then this is a rerun of the ‘Haradinaj case’” (Politika, Sputnik, B92)
    • Two years ago, Ivanovic was killed; “Serbia will not stop until a killer is found” (Beta, Tanjug, B92)
    • Milena Ivanovic: I’m trying to find out the truth on my own, disregarding Pristina (Kosovo-online, B92)
    • Milan Ivanovic: Two years is too long, confusing that Belgrade protects Radoicic (N1)
    • Memorial gathering to Oliver Ivanovic held in Mitrovica, Srpska Lista attended it (Radio kontakt plus, KoSSev)
    • Pantovic: Court proceeding against Darko Tasic unduly prolonged (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
    • Racak 21 years later: An important event for Pristina, while Belgrade remains silent (KoSSev)
    • Two tons of wheat stolen in Novake village (KiM radio, RTS)

    Opinion:

    • Kelmendi: The (dis)agreement race (Koha Ditore)
    • 100 days of nonsense (Prishtina Insight)
    • Last Chance Saloon: Can the EU and Balkans be Reconciled in 2020? (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Truth Commission Activists Plan Yugoslav ‘Book of the Dead’ (Balkan Insight)
    • Shifting Focus of Kosovo Government Talks Hampers Deal (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Health institute warns: Air pollution is threatening people’s health (media)
    • Caglavica: It was agreed to increase police patrols (Radio KIM)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 15, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 15, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • EU’s High Representative Borrell speaks to Presidents Thaci and Vucic (media)
    • Thaci speaks to Borrell, requests visa liberalization (media)
    • LDK’s Veliu: Vetevendosje wants absolute power (media)
    • Haxhiu: Additional minority ministry will not belong to the Serbian List (media)
    • LDK with the old response to LVV: Requests Assembly Speaker’s post (RTK)
    • Kosovo leaders remember Recak victims (media)
    • OSCE: 45 innocent Albanians massacred in 1999 in Recak (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic and Borrell spoke about Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Tanjug, RTS)
    • Kosovo police raided house of “Bora Stankovic” school director (RTS, B92)
    • Thousands left Kosovo, statistics office says (BETA, N1)
    • Archbishop Teodosije: To do all in our power that a neighbour and a brother never turn against one’s own neighbour and brother (KoSSev)
    • Serb family in Caglavica robbed (Radio KIM)
    • Kabasic: Russian citizens fined 250 euros each (Kosovo-online)

    International:

    • Kosovo, Serbia Play Blame Game over Ivanovic Assassination (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Prosecutor Seeks Fine For Russians Charged With Illegal Border Crossing (RFE)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Initiative for the protection of Lake Gracanica launched (Kontakt plus radio, RTK2)
    • Human Rights Progress Faltering in South and Central Europe: HRW (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 14, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Vetevendosje sends final offer to LDK? (Indeksonline)
    • Mustafa: LDK has received a new offer from LVV (Telegrafi)
    • Analysts on consequences from delays in forming new government (Telegrafi)
    • Thaci calls parties to propose new election commission members (Indeksonline)
    • Police arrest two Russian nationals near border with Serbia (Klan Kosova)
    • William Walker: Recak must not be forgotten (media)
    • Haxhiu: Decision for Assembly Speaker irreversible, elections an option (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Dacic: Belgrade dissatisfied with small number of chapters opened (BETA, N1)
    • Schütz: Agreement on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue has to be sustainable, not hasty (KoSSev)
    • KP: Russian, Albanian citizens arrested in Leposavic for “illegal border crossing” (KoSSev, Kontakt plus radio, RTK2)
    • New Insajder show on the murder of Oliver Ivanovic: (Not) a perfect crime (Insajder, N1)
    • Von der Leyen: Next six months crucial for both EU and Western Balkans (N1)

    International:

    • Kosovo-Albania future: the many ‘but-s’ that follow the idea of unification (Tirana Times)
    • Kosovo President May Seek Court Advice Over Political Stalemate (Balkan Insight)
    • Return to Kosovo: The Serbs Who Re-Embraced Their Hometown (Balkan Insight)
    • Paralysis in Pristina: poll winners struggle to form coalition govt (RFI, AFP)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • ‘The rapist is you:’ Kosovo joins global anti-violence movement (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 13, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 13, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Hoti: We have made our offer – everything is in LVV’s hands now (media)
    • Haxhiu: LDK wants the Assembly speaker post, but to LVV, this is a done deal (Koha)
    • President Thaci expected to address Constitutional Court (Indeksonline)
    • William Walker, Kosnett at LDK Headquarters (media)
    • LDK: Kosnett requests from political leaders to quickly form the government (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: Serbia is against Taiwan independence (N1, FoNet)
    • Serbia’s FM Dacic: Belgrade priorities are Kosovo and European integrations (N1)
    • Albanian flag on Serbian cemetery near Gnjilane (RTS, RTV Puls)
    • Milena Ivanovic: I am convinced trail will take a long time (RTS, Kosovo-online)
    • Another car set on fire in Leposavic (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Kosovo Guerrillas’ Gun-Runners Demand Political Prisoner Status (Balkan Insight)
    • Time for Policy Change on Western Balkans Emigration (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 10, 2020

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 10, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • President Thaci sends letter to Kurti on government formation (media)
    • Vetevendosje calls for patience until new government is formed (media)
    • U.S. professor: Kosovo at threat from Erdogan’s sinister agenda (Lajmi)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • In Gracanica a walk and a prayer in support of Serbian Orthodox Church and Serbs in Montenegro (KIM radio, KoSSev, RTV Mir, Kontakt plus radio, RTK2)
    • Serbian school in Oblic damaged (RTK2, KoSSev)
    • A woman reported the rape in Kosovo Polje, the suspect questioned and released; A woman in Gnjilan reported physical assault, custody order for the suspect (KoSSev)
    • Novosti: Major changes in Serbian diplomacy (Vecernje Novosti, B92)
    • Michel: EU needs to send a clear message to Western Balkan countries (Hina, N1)
    • Research: Almost 75 percent of Albanians in Albania, and 64 percent in Kosovo want unification (Tanjug, B92)
    • Abbot Sava Janjic: Stop toxic rhetoric, Serb and Albanian mothers feel equal pain (KoSSev, Sputnik)

    International:

    • Repatriated Kosovo Woman Found Guilty of Joining ISIS (Balkan Insight)
    • New Probe Into Kosovo Activist’s Death Hears Conflicting Testimonies (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 9, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    Haziri wants reach of LDK-LVV agreement today (lajmi.net)
    Albania’s President and PM react to Iran Supreme Leader’s remarks (media)
    Apostolova concerned about Simic’s vehicle: Police to investigate the case (media)
    Haxhiu: News on disappearance of Astrit Dehari’s roommate shocked us (Express)
    Kandic: If Serbia possesses evidence against Mehmetaj, they should submit them to Kosovo (RTK)
    Haradinaj: Kosovo has fulfilled criteria for visa liberalization (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    Dacic: Five countries with undefined status regarding Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti, Kontakt plus radio)
    A Serbian List official’s vehicle set on fire in Leposavic (KoSSev, N1)
    Serbian List: Burning of Simic’s car is an attack against all free Serbs in Kosovo (TV Most)

    International:

    Abducted Serb Radio Team Disappear in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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