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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 26, 2024

By   23 hours ago

Albanian Language Media:
• After KFOR withdrawal, Kosovo Police in front of municipality of Zvecan (media)
• Kosovo rejects political representation at meeting on Dinar in Brussels (Koha)
• PDK: Kurti made CBK regulation a topic in the dialogue (Kosovapress)
• Vetevendosje: Hundreds of facts for Banjska attack, still no indictment (media)
• Serb businessmen complain about economic conditions in Kosovo (RFE)
• Unknown persons set Kosovo flag on fire in Zvecan (media)
• Police find drug lab in Leposavic, suspect arrested in Jarinje (Kosovapress)
• Osmani in Qatar: Economic diplomacy in action! (media)
• Geerts: Certain Kosovo will become a member of Council of Europe ASAP (media)
Serbian Language Media:
• Petkovic leads the Belgrade delegation at the new round of dialogue in Brussels (KiM radio, Tanjug)
• A priest physically attacked in the center of Prizren; the suspect detained (Radio Gorazdevac, Kosovo Online, media)
• Eparchy of Raska-Prizren condemned the attack on a priest in Prizren (KiM radio, KoSSev)
• Vokrri on the V. Decani’s land: The CC made a mistake, the decision cannot be “cruelly implemented”, needed a dialogue with the SOC (KoSSev, Slobodno Srpski)
• KFOR members withdrawn from securing the Zvecan municipality building (KiM radio)
• Knife threats and harassment of Serbian boys in Laplje Selo (RTS, Kontakt plus radio, Kosovo Online, media)
• Office for KiM: The attack on Serbian young men direct consequence of the politics of hatred generated daily by Pristina (Danas, FoNet)
• Impressions from the north: “Terribly scared and disappointed people, who talk about leaving, but they are also an opportunity in and of themselves” (KoSSev, N1)
• REKOM: Region far from truth and reconciliation (KoSSev)
• Serbia’s PM rejects a possibility of international investigation into December 17 elections (N1, FoNet)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 23, 2024

By   4 days ago

Albanian Language Media:

Osmani and Hovenier discuss transition plan for CBK regulation (RTK)
Kurti met Ambassador Al Dosari, discussed Kosovo-Qatar cooperation (media)
Kurti’s adviser to Stano: Implementation of Basic Agreement, priority (RTK)
Lajcak in Rome, talks about dialogue (RTK)
Maqedonci: Attack in Banjska, also influenced by Russian secret service (Klan)
Government to prepare citizens for protection and security (A2 CNN)
Qerkini: Specialized Chambers, the only that keeps most of sessions closed (RTK)
PIPOS poll: LVV 40.9%, close race between LDK and PDK for second place (Klan)
LVV MP Rrahmani did not vote draft law on reproductive health (media)
Tahiri: LVV coordinated and in direct connection with Radoicic (Reporteri)

Serbian Language Media:

Queues at Jarinje crossing point yesterday evening (KoSSev)
After CBK’s decision: In search for dinar (Radio kontakt plus, Radio KIM)
Maliqi: CBK decision without coordination with partners – a mistake (Kosovo Online)
EU calls for respecting IMC independence, elimination of politically motivated interference (KoSSev)
Vucic, Chinese Ambassador discuss strong momentum in bilateral ties (Tanjug)
Vucevic with AIPAC representatives: Irrational decisions by Pristina worsen security situation (Kosovo Online)

International Media: 

Former Kosovo Guerrilla Officer Bolsters Defence Case in Hague Trial (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 22, 2024

By   5 days ago

Albanian Language Media:
• Bislimi: 10 measures for transitional phase of regulation enforcement (media)
• Kosovo rejects EU invitation to discuss the Serbian Dinar in dialogue (media)
• Rasic not against the CBK regulation; “I’m worried about the timeline” (media)
• COMKFOR and EU ambassadors discuss range of topics (media)
• EULEX chief: Situation in north can easily deteriorate (media)
• Schallenberg meets Gervalla; dialogue key to unlocking EU’s doors (media)
• Threats against Kurti during recent stay in Skopje confirmed (RTK)
• Ahmeti: Association will have executive competencies (media)
Serbian Language Media:
• Bislimi: ”I received an invitation from the EU about the dinar – I will not go, it is not a topic for dialogue with the chief negotiator (KoSSev, KiM Radio, media)
• Djoric: GoK decisions not in favor of the Serbs; Radosavljevic: A solution can be found; Rasic about quick return to cities (KiM radio)
• Concerns grow as citizens in Kosovo cannot fully withdraw wages, pensions and social benefits issued by Serbia (KoSSev)
• There was no labeling of NGOs, the message was for Lajcak, says Bislimi (KiM radio)
• Stano: EU expects Serbia to implement ODIHR recommendations (N1, nova.rs)
• Brnabic: We will never accept international investigation into elections (Beta, N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 21, 2024

By   6 days ago

Albanian Language Media:
• Kurti meets Turkish ambassador, discuss cooperation (RTK)
• Stano: We do not comment on everything someone in Kosovo says (Express)
• KFOR Commander: Attacks in Banjska and against KFOR, unacceptable (Dukagjini)
• Gervalla in Salzburg talks about Kosovo and security situation (media)
• CBK: Money withdrawal and deposit, according to new Regulation; no additional restriction for the dinar (Reporteri)
• Macron’s congratulations on independence “with Association inside”, and “decisive” deadline (Nacionale)
• Osmani and Konjfuca, “reserved” on dinar issue, appear more worried after U.S. blow (Nacionale)
• Haradinaj: There should not be disagreements with partners on security matters (Koha)
• Osmani: Kosovo, center of innovative ideas (RTK)
• Sandulovic: Borrell and Lajcak should understand Vucic is working against EU and NATO (media)
• Kosovar NGOs pay homage to Russian opposition leader Navalny (media)
Serbian Language Media:
• Vucic: Consultations on the new Government to start from Monday (RTS)
• Stano dismisses the claims that Borrell postponed the trip to Belgrade and Pristina: Absolute nonsense (Tanjug, RTS, media)
• Telecommunication interference removed, normalized freight traffic on Jarinje (Kosovo Online)
• Vucic, Michel discuss Serbia-EU relations, situation in Kosovo (Tanjug, RTS, Danas)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: Russia supports the return of the Kosovo issue to the UN Security Council (N1, media)
• CBK says that there are no restrictions on the withdrawal of dinars, but not whether there are enough dinars for payments (Kosovo Online)
• Lawyer Arsic: A request submitted to the Constitutional Court for a review of the constitutionality of the CBK decision regarding the dinar (Kosovo Online)
International Media:

• Economist Democracy Index for 2023: Montenegro advances, Albania declines (EWB)
• Röpke: Inclusion of CSOs from candidate countries in the EESC an important step in gradual EU integration (EWB)
• Kosovo Press Council Updates Code of Ethics to Combat AI Risks (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 20, 2024

By   7 days ago

Albanian Language Media:

Osmani: Cooperation with allies never leads Kosovo on wrong path (media)
Osmani: Friendship with USA, deep-rooted testament (media)
Stano: A new round of high-level dialogue is not on horizon (Koha)
Government accuses again Serb NGOs in north of pushing Belgrade’s agendas (Koha)
Austria continues to support Kosovo towards European integration (RTK)
OSCE talks about dinar issue with Kosovo Serbs’ representatives, including Lista Srpska (Express)
Gervalla asked Germany to remove Ambassador Jorn Rohde from Kosovo (Albanian Post)
Haziri: EU and U.S. mobilized to close agreement within 45 days (teve1)
Kamberi: Internationalization of the Valley issue requires coordination (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

Dacic: Pristina’s application for CoE membership unacceptable (Tanjug)
Serbian List calls on international community to protect Serbs in Kosovo (N1, BETA, media)
Serbian Democracy meets Davenport, demands prevention of repression (Radio kontakt plus)
Zeqiri: We will soon be moved to Zubin Potok municipal building (Kosovo Online)
Where did the issue of ousting mayors in northern Kosovo get stuck; who benefits from delay? (Kosovo Online)
Stano: No announcements to make at this stage about Belgrade-Pristina dialogue meeting (Tanjug, media)
Wang: China to continue supporting Serbia in safeguarding its sovereignty (media)
Valuable donation of Raska-Prizren Diocese to Clinical Hospital Centre (CHC) in Mitrovica North (Radio KIM)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 19, 2024

By   1 week ago

Albanian Language Media:
• Osmani: Government and allies to meet and agree on the Dinar (media)
• Blinken congratulates Kosovo on independence day (media)
• Shaheen: Radoicic must be arrested for Banjska (media)
• Svecla: All suspects for Banjska attack are in Interpol’s system (media)
• Kurti meets Borrell, calls for removal of “unfair measures” (media)
• Kurti meets Munsch, highlights need for accountability for Banjska attack (media)
• Maqedonci: Massive deployment of Serbian brigades on Kosovo border (media)
• Rafuna: Govt to coordinate with U.S. to have economic sustainability (KSP)
Serbian Language Media:
• Vucic on Banjska: Interpol warrant issued at the request of “independent Kosovo”; our authorities are investigating (KoSSev, TV Prva)
• US senator called for arrest of Milan Radoicic after meetings with Vucic and Kurti (KoSSev, N1)
• Vucic: I expect an invitation to Brussels, I hope for some solution (KiM radio, RTS)
• Dacic: Kosovo celebrating the anniversary of destruction international legal order (N1)
• Djuric: Kurti leads a hybrid conflict against the Serbs in Kosovo (Kosovo Online, Kurir)
• Rada Trajkovic: This Kosovo is not what the international community hoped for (KiM radio)
• Gerxhaliu: Uncertainty is driving people away from Kosovo; it’s not just the poor who are leaving (Kosovo Online)
• KFOR denied Index Online about the presence of the Serbian army in the Podujevo region (KiM radio, KoSSev)
International Media:

• US peacekeepers ready to prevent violence in north Kosovo, commander says (Reuters)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 16, 2024

By   2 weeks ago

Albanian Language Media:

Blinken on Kosovo-Serbia relations: Dialogue, the only right path (media)
Blinken asks Serbia to adhere to its commitments, reach normalization agreement with Kosovo through dialogue (media)
Hovenier: CBK regulation has affected partnership between two governments (media)
Kurti travels to Munich to participate in Security Conference (media)
Von Cramon calls Bislimi’s statements against Serbian NGOs as false and dangerous (Albanian Post)
Rama criticizes Kosovo: Uncoordinated actions may gain a few votes, but not the future (media)
Abdixhiku: Kosovo has become hostage to populist madness (Koha)
Krasniqi to Kurti: You do not have legitimacy to destroy relations with USA (Albanian Post)
Hoti: Failed politicians threaten democratic world by escalating situation (Koha)
Haradinaj criticizes Kurti: His behavior and actions are wrong (RTK)
Issuance of Japanese visas in Pristina begins (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

Blinken: Dialogue the only way forward for Belgrade and Pristina (KoSSev, media)
Hovenier: It is simply not true that current situation has not affected relations between Kosovo and US (KoSSev, Kosovo Online)
Von Cramon says statements of Kosovo authorities dangerous, put targets on NGOs (KoSSev, media, social media)
Vucic: Loud silence following statement from Albania is uncomfortable (media)
Dacic: Serbia struggling to maintain freedom (N1)
Concrete blocks placed around police station in Leposavic (Kosovo Online)

International Media:

​On Recent Developments in Kosovo (U.S. Mission to the OSCE)
Staff Shortage Keeps Children’s Trauma Ward in Kosovo Empty (Balkan Insight)
Kosovo Court Sentences Arsonist of Journalist’s House to Four Years (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 15, 2024

By   2 weeks ago

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti: Kosovo has no ally and friend that is more important than the U.S. (Koha)
• U.S. determined for Serbian Dinar issue to be resolved diplomatically (media)
• Murati: Tomorrow all Kosova-Serb pensioners will receive their pension as they do every 15th of each month (media)
• Murati: We consult and coordinate with our allies (RFE)
• Bislimi: 25 billion dinars entered Kosovo, one part goes to Bridge Watchers or Northern Brigade (KTV)
• NATO SG: Dialogue is way forward; parties to refrain from inciting rhetoric (media)
• Rama: Don’t want to lecture Kurti on Dinar; allies need to understand Kosovo (ATV)
• Bislimi implies Lajcak is not fair and neutral to parties in normalization process (media)
• Lajcak meets O’Brien, “grateful for strong U.S. support” (media)
• Kosovo Police stop two suspects for disseminating leaflets for resistance (Telegrafi)
• Kurti meets Ruecker and Sejdiu, highly appreciates Germany’s contribution (media)
• Torres: We must continue to support Kosovo’s progress, strengthen partnership (media)
Serbian Language Media:
• Radosavljevic on Bislimi’s cricitisms: The fact that we had to go to Brussels an indication that the PR government doesn’t accept Serbs as a political factor (KoSSev)
• Vucic: Pristina lied to its Western partners; we will find a way to help the Serbs in Kosovo (Kosovo Online, RTS)
• Dacic thanked the Egyptian ambassador for the understanding on the Kosovo issue (Blic, media)
• Grenell: Bislimi now attacks Lajcak as well – Kurti and Osmani alienating all sides (Kosovo Online)
• Ymeri: O’Brien’s message one of the most serious for Kosovo; the issue of the dinar connected to the C/ASM (Kosovo Online)
• In connection with leaflets two Serbs detained in Mitrovica, another person identified, searches conducted (KoSSev)
• Telekom’s signal again available in the north of Kosovo (Tanjug, RTS)
• Serbia’s National Bank condemns halting of dinar shipment bound for Kosovo (N1)

International Media:
• Inside Secretary Blinken’s Agenda in Albania: A Comprehensive Overview (thepavlovictoday.com)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 14, 2024

By   2 weeks ago

Albanian Language Media:

Kurti: There is risk of new attacks (Koha)
European Parliament starts formalization of growth plan for Western Balkans (media)
O’Brien: We will not treat Kosovo government as partner if we are not treated the same (VoA)
Rohde: Kosovo and Serbia have satisfied local audience, but they have not come close to common goal such as EU (media)
Kurti’s adviser to Rohde: Serbia is rejecting and fighting signing of agreement (media)
Osmani: Ambassador Abbott supported many important causes for Kosovar society (Klan)
Abdixhiku meets Hovenier: Coordination serves advancement of national interest (Klan)
Brush: Vucic’s self-perception as president of ‘Serbian world’ does not contribute to dialogue(Reporteri)
Police on leaflets distributed in the north: It is not serious threat (Koha)
Croatian PM on Banjska attack: Kosovo-Serbia war almost started (Reporteri)
Sandulovic after CBK decision: Radoicic, Veselinovic, Rakiqi and other criminals will no longer get rich (Reporteri)
OSCE: Draft law on IMC should not have restrictions and unfair influence on media (RFE)
The New York senator proposes a resolution for February 17 (Klan)

Serbian Language Media:

O’Brien’s message to Pristina: If you do not treat us as partner, we won’t treat you as a partner either (Kosovo Online, KoSSev, media)
Petkovic: If Kurti truly cared about peace, he would first form Community of Serbian Municipalities (Kosovo Online, media)
Members of National Convent on EU and Serbs from Kosovo visit Brussels to discuss challenges of Serb community (media, social media)
MTS.doo team prevented to repair malfunction at Leposavic municipal building roof (Kosovo Online)
Telekom Serbia director general announced filing criminal charges against Leposavic mayor (media)
Radakovic: Kurti is buying time; three months insufficient for solution (Kosovo Online)
Derikravic went on hunger strike, demands Tax Office return more than 310,000 euros he claims were illegally seized (KoSSev)
“When Kosovo Cadastral Agency changes your identity, gender and origin“ (KoSSev, N1, Radio KIM)
Dacic receives new Slovak Ambassador (Tanjug)
Vucic: Time has come to establish large movement for people and state (Tanjug)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 13, 2024

By   2 weeks ago

Albanian Language Media:

Osmani meets German ambassador, talk also about implementation of CBK regulation (Klan)
CBK’s 10-point plan for the dinar that must be implemented within three months (Express)
Governor Ismaili: CBK has not postponed deadline for implementation of Regulation (TV Dukagjini)
Abbott: CBK regulation should not be seen only as a matter of sovereignty (Koha)
Government and opposition worried about situation in north (Koha)
KFOR observed protest in north, says it was peaceful (media)
New organization appears in north, instructs citizens how to oppose police (Koha)
Maqedonci: Equipment of KSF with Javelin, a fait accompli- waiting for USA offer (Klan)
Visiting restrictions for Thaci and others lifted (Koha)
Measure for employment of citizens in four northern municipalities, launched (media)
Haradinaj meets Hovenier, talk about political developments in Kosovo (media)
Krasniqi meets Danish minister, discuss developments in Kosovo (media)
Abdixiku: Kosovo is collective hostage to symbolic populism, people are leaving (Albanian Post)
Tirana hosts the EU-Western Balkans roundtable on the growth plan (RTK)
Kervan and Ahmetxhekaj discuss community programs at RTK (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

Serbian List calls on citizens not to fall for provocations of alleged “People’s Defense” (Kosovo Online, N1, BETA)
Problems pileup but solutions are not at sight (N1)
Bishop Teodosije: Many are turning away from Serbs; there is danger of disappearing from these areas (Kosovo Online)
Abott meets Konjufca, discuss CBK decision as well (media, social media)
CBK issues instructions for implementation of cash regulations (N1, KoSSev)
Djuric on transition period of CBK decision on dinar (Tanjug, Kosovo Online, media)
KFOR Multinational Specialized Unit conducted security patrol at margins of protest in Mitrovica North (Kosovo Online, social media)

International Media:

Kosovo Serbs Protest Euro-Only Policy as Bank Offers Transition Period (Balkan Insight)
Trend of Albanian Women Suicides Caused by Men ‘Worrying’, Experts Say (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 26, 2024

    By   16 hours ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: EU is our trade partner; don’t want to cooperate with Russia (RFE)
    • Osmani: Women, Peace, and Security Forum in Pristina on April 15-16 (media)
    • Borrell: Meetings with Kurti and Vucic in Munich were unsuccessful (RFE)
    • CBK confirms it will attend “informative meeting” in Brussels (Nacionale)
    • EU confirms Kosovo and Serbia to attend meeting on Dinar in Brussels (RFE)
    • Osmani to represent Kosovo at summit for Ukraine in Tirana on Wednesday (Klan)
    • AAK wants assembly debate on health insurances, healthcare system (media)
    • “Five months after Banjska, no indictment against Radoicic yet” (media)
    • Kamberi: We don’t want posts; we want more rights for Albanians (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Continuation of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina: Both sides confirmed participation (FoNet, N1)
    • The Office for KiM: The attack on the SOC priest in Prizren a direct consequence of tolerating hatred (NMagazin, Beta, Danas)
    • Consultations for the new prime minister have begun with Vucic (NMagazin, Beta, media)
    • Dacic: No one has the right to teach Serbia what kind of foreign policy to pursue (Beta, NMagazin, Danas, TV Pink)
    • N1 learns unofficially: ODIHR report on December elections on Monday in the government of Serbia (NMagazin, Beta)
    • Stojanovic: With abolishment of the dinar an attempt made to abolish the entire system that functions in Kosovo (KiM radio)
    • EULEX still patrolling in front and around municipal buildings in the North, the situation stable but still fragile (KoSSev)
    • Vucic: Xi’s visit to Serbia confirmed for this year (Tanjug)
    • “We expect more decisive action from the international community”: Dacic at the UN about the Serbs in Kosovo (N1, Beta, KiM radio)

    Opinion:

    • Palokaj: One year after ‘agreement’, Kosovo, Serbia further from reconciliation (Koha)

    International:

    • Kosovo Artist Turns Post-War Labour Inequalities Into Sculpture at Venice Biennale (BIRN)
    • ‘Not an Utopia’: Talat Xhaferi Outlines His Election as North Macedonia’s First Ethnic Albanian PM (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 23, 2024

    By   4 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 23, 2024

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Osmani: When removal of mayors is confirmed, I’ll set election date (media)
    • Osmani: Women are the axis of the history of the people of Kosovo (RTK)
    • Konjufca: Greater involvement of women in politics is needed (Klan Kosova)
    • Citaku: Kurti creating crises with allies to cover up government scandals (media)
    • Defence Ministry: We’re waiting for American offer for Javelin missiles (Express)
    • Sandulovic: I experienced hell; I was close to ending up like Navalny (Klan)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Health workers in Gracanica: Our livelihoods in danger, patients particularly at risk (Kosovo Online)
    • Queues in Mitrovica North, persons with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities wait for payments (Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic says USA wants Serbia as a key partner, but under one condition (Danas, Kosovo Online)
    • Starovic: Situation in Kosovo complex, it is high time for reaction of international community to follow (RTS)
    • Petrich: Unacceptable rejection of talks, Pristina put the EU in a difficult position (Kosovo Online)
    • The Serbian flag removed from the Zvecan fortress (Beta, NMagazin, KoSSev)
    • Thieves shot at returnee in Bica in attempt to steal his sheep (Radio KIM)
    • Threats, attacks, pressure: State of media freedom in Serbia has not improved (N1)
    • Sutanovac: “Rama feels the need to show he’s a greater Albanian than Kurti” (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Two Years On, Balkan States Remain Divided Over Ukraine War (BIRN)
    • Does the EU Growth Plan provide anything new for Western Balkans countries? (Kosovo 2.0)

     

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 22, 2024

    By   5 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Stano confirms meeting on dinar issue on February 27 (media)
    • Municipal elections in north flowing according to administrative instructions (ekonomia)
    • Tahiri: We do not vote on international agreements, we aim to send country to elections (media)
    • Krasniqi asks Szunyog and Guerot to lift sanctioning measures (Albanian Post)
    • Lawyer Arsic contests CBK Regulation in Constitutional Court (Koha)
    • Second meeting of Partnership Council between Kosovo and United Kingdom, held (Klan)
    • “Share the Equality” awareness campaign advocating employment of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians, launched (Reporteri)
    • Bujar Osmani, DUI’s candidate for president of North Macedonia (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Lines of people to withdraw dinars in Kosovo also today; all categories affected (RTS)
    • Radojevic: Tens of thousands of people left without wages, pensions (Tanjug)
    • Stano on planned meeting in Brussels, Bislimi’s remarks (Kosovo Online, RFE)
    • Andric Rakic: If Pristina continues to refuse talks, Kosovo will be discussed more often in Security Council (Kosovo Online)
    • Hasani: Serbian lawyers right about the abolition of the dinar issue, but the Constitutional Court not the place for such an appeal (Kosovo Online)
    • Dacic receives new Portuguese ambassador (Tanjug)

    International:

    • Kosovo’s Serbs hit by lines, limited withdrawals after currency ban (AFP)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 21, 2024

    By   6 days ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 21, 2024

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Budget for municipalities this year is 40% higher than 3 years ago (RTK)
    • Konjufca: The U.S. sees Kosovo from a much higher level (RTK)
    • Central Bank Governor meets with Austrian Ambassador Schnetzer (media)
    • Krasniqi: Allegations that process for electing new mayors in north is dragging on, unfair (Kallxo)
    • Ajeti reports to Committee that supervises the KIA (RTK)
    • Maqedonci visits Finland, security of Kosovo also discussed (RTK)
    • Kurti denies accusations of unequal treatment of municipalities (Kallxo)
    • Trial against Milan Jovanovic, accused of war crimes in Kosovo, begins (Koha)
    • Ambassadors go to Prime Minister Kurti’s office (Reporteri)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Nenezic: Dinar is just an excuse to open issue of remaining Serbian institutions in Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Serbian NGOs from Kosovo: Systematic and orchestrated attacks by GoK officials on the civil sector (Beta, NMagazin, KoSSev, KiM radio )
    • Less and less dinars in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
    • Education staff express protest in Mitrovica North, say they cannot withdraw salaries because of CBK decision (Kosovo Online)
    • Djuric: We have exposed Kurti’s disinformation systematically (Tanjug)
    • Drecun: Kurti is putting obstacles in dialogue with Belgrade with unilateral moves (RTV)
    • Dacic: SPS supports establishment of movement (Tanjug)
    • Vucic receives new head of CoE office in Belgrade (Tanjug)
    • Swiss daily: Fewer and fewer Serbs in Kosovo – and in Serbia as well (DW)

    International:

    • Ethnocentric Yugoslav War Commemorations Taint the Future, Experts Warn (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 20, 2024

    By   7 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Konjufca: O’Brien’s statement is concerning (media)
    • Sarrazin: Window not closed yet; Kosovo, Serbia to implement Ohrid deal (DW)
    • Gervalla says she never asked for Rohde’s removal: Untrue and absurd (media)
    • ESI background paper: Invented pogroms (media)
    • Gervalla meets German Vice Chancellor (media)
    • Sources: Agreement near between LDK and AAK in Pristina (Indeksonline)
    • Hoti: Unprecedented deterioration of budget structure in last 3 years (media)
    • Tahiri: North without state sovereignty and with increased protectorate (media)
    • Rohde: Delighted that Foda takes charge of Kosovo national team (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • A team of lawyers submitted a request for an assessment of the constitutionality of the CBK Regulation, requesting a suspension until the court’s decision (KoSSev)
    • Communities in Serbian areas could not receive social assistance and child allowances today because of CBK decision (Kosovo Online)
    • Janjic: Kurti completely ignores reality in Kosovo (Euronews in Serbian, media)
    • Analysts on Osmani’s statements, Kurti’s goal not to establish ZSO (Kosovo Online)
    • My word worth more than someone else’s firm promise – Vucic tells TASS (Tanjug)
    • Vucic speaks by phone with Kazakhstan’s Tokayev (Tanjug)
    • Rada Trajkovic says her income blocked by executors (KiM radio, Danas)
    • ”Borrell was supposed to visit Kosovo on February 26, the trip was postponed after the talks in Munich” (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Transparency Questions over ‘Secret’ Kosovo Lobbying Contract (BIRN)
    • Minority Serbs protest Kosovo’s decision to abolish the Serbian dinar currency (Independent)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 19, 2024

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 19, 2024

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Osmani: Honored friends, allies joined us to celebrate independence day (media)
    • Kurti: We are partners with USA, but it does not mean that we always agree (Koha)
    • Sarrazin: Kosovo and Serbia must advance implementation of Ohrid agreement (DW)
    • Gervalla briefs German MPs about “substantial changes” in north (media)
    • Gervalla and Turkish FM discuss increasing security capacities (Koha)
    • Gervalla meets foreign ministers of Croatia, Portugal and Liechtenstein, security a priority (media)
    • Rucker: Decision on the dinar, hasty (media)
    • Abbott: Kosovo, a special country that deserves to be successful (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Veljkovic: Belgrade left us in the lurch, and Pristina is harassing us (KiM radio, Media Center Caglavica)
    • Radakovic: Verification of signatures to oust mayors could have been completed in a day (Kosovo Online)
    • Nestorovic: Process of removing mayors deliberately stalling (Kosovo Online)
    • Vucevic: We work every day to make our Army stronger, it is the guarantor of peace in Kosovo (Kosovo Online, RTS)
    • Zeman: By recognizing Kosovo West created dangerous precedent (RTS)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 16, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Biden congratulates Osmani on Kosovo independence day (media)
    • Krasniqi meets Hovenier, “crucial to safeguard partnership with U.S.” (media)
    • Ismaili meets Guerot, briefs on new cash payment operations regulation (media)
    • Quint, EU ambassadors meet representatives of Kosovo Serb community (media)
    • Joint meeting with Kurti and Vucic not on Borrell’s agenda (RFE)
    • Ahmeti: Kosovo got here through cooperation with international community (KSP)
    • Montenegro Deputy PM Gjeloshaj to visit Kosovo (media)
    • VV MPs want IMC board dismissed, because of return of “Arena Sport” (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Quint ambassadors and head of EU delegation in Kosovo with representatives of Serbs (KiM radio)
    • Borrell announced separate meetings with Kurti and Vucic in Munich (Beta, Danas)
    • Vucic in Munich with Cameron and Hahn (RTS)
    • Vucevic: Kurti creating impossible conditions for survival of Kosovo Serbs (Tanjug, TV Prva)
    • 23 years since bomb attack against Nis-Express bus in Livadice, memorial service held in Laplje Selo (KoSSev, media)
    • Office for KiM: Devastating that the Livadice crime is a closed case (RTS, media)
    • Serbian List: We demand those responsible for crimes against Serbs be urgently found and punished (Kosovo Online)
    • Abolition of dinar directly affects salaries, pensions, and social assistance for about 95,000 people (DW, Danas, KoSSev)
    • Derikravic continues hunger strike, his representative says his condition deteriorates (KoSSev, Radio KIM)
    • Sentic visits Visoki Decani Monastery, says Constitutional Court decision on monastery’s land to be implemented without delay (KoSSev, media)

    Opinion:

    • Weller: Serbia’s great challenge to Kosovo (Koha)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 15, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kusari-Lila: Dinar has not been banned, it can be used like any other currency (RTK)
    • Minister Gervalla leaves for Munich to participate in the Security Conference (media)
    • Kryeziu-Hyseni: Focus of the reporting has been on Banjska issue (RTK)
    • NCU says Bislimi’s labeling, against spirit of dialogue and European values (Koha)
    • The American Chamber of Commerce proposes three alternatives for solving dinar issue (Koha)
    • Georg Schnetzer: Kosovo remains a priority of Austria’s foreign policy (RTK)
    • 55 NGOs request dismissal of Balje and Deme-Murtezi from Human Rights Committee (media)
    • Kamberi accuses Lajcak of double standards (Koha)
    • The EESC accepts 9 candidate countries, Kosovo not included (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Brnabic: Only strong Serbia can solve issues of national interest (Tanjug)
    • Dacic meets Botsan-Kharchenko (Tanjug)
    • Selimi and Thaci gave confidential information about witnesses to visitors in Hague custody (KiM radio, Beta, NMagazin, Danas)
    • Joseph: Kurti scored “an own goal”, continues uncoordinated actions which damage Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • Reactions to Bislimi’s statement on Serbian NGOs and Brussels meetings continue (social media, media)
    • Rama: Every attack on Kosovo is an attack on Albania, but we should also think about the importance of allies every day (KoSSev)
    • Kosovo police stopped and beat up Serb in northern Kosovo, claims he obstructed officers (RTS)
    • Presentation of the defense in the Ivanovic case only after the Prosecution submits documents in the Serbian language (KiM radio, Radio Mitrovica sever)

    International:

    • US secretary of state visits Albania, a key regional ally seeking European Union membership (AP)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 14, 2024

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 14, 2024

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Ismaili: CBK regulation has not banned any currency (RTK)
    • Murati on CBK regulation: Belgrade propaganda creating confusion (Klan)
    • Kurti meets Davenport, discuss transition phase for CBK regulation (media)
    • Kurti only words of praise for his government on 3rd anniversary of victory (Koha)
    • Bajrami: Because of Kurti, U.S. questioning partnership with Kosovo (media)
    • Serwer: EU, U.S. were wrong to appease Serbia and punish Kosovo (Kallxo)
    • Kanin: Kurti’s actions make everyone forget about Banjska (RFE)
    • Ex UNMIK chief: Kosovo Serbs, hostage of Belgrade destabilizing policies (media)
    • “Darling, you’ve failed” – LDK with symbolic action in front of govt building (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • NATO SG urges all sides in Western Balkans to refrain from inflammatory rhetoric and actions (Tanjug)
    • Yet another shipment of dinars for Kosovo stopped at Jarinje (RTS)
    • Serbian List meets French MEPs (Kosovo Online)
    • Biden congratulates Vucic and the Serbian people the Statehood Day (NMagazin, Beta, media)
    • Exhibitions, events to mark Serbian Statehood Day (N1)
    • Vucic meets Russian Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko (Tanjug)
    • Nova: Marko Djuric the new head of diplomacy? (Danas, FoNet)
    • Djuric: US companies condemn Pristina’s blockade of Serbian goods (Kosovo Online)
    • Ugljanin: There are no flyers calling for violence against Kosovo police on streets of Mitrovica, my statement was misinterpreted (Danas)
    • Lucic: Signal for users in northern Kosovo to be restored today, criminal complaint against Hetemi filed (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Advertising inequality (Kosovo 2.0)
    • New Gas Supplies For the Western Balkans Facilitates a Geopolitical Game Rather Than the Green Energy Transition (visegradinsight.eu)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 13, 2024

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti: Vucic wants to leave open the possibility of invading Kosovo (media)
    • State Department: Kosovo can continue procedures to purchase Javelins (Klan)
    • New pamphlets in north, police initiate case for call to resistance (Koha)
    • Uglanin: Pamphlets calling for resistance, threat to population (Telegrafi)
    • EU: IMC draft law should not negative effect on media freedom (RFE)
    • “Postponed prohibition” of dinar, Rohde surprised “how deadlines are given without a plan?”(Nacionale)
    • Gjoshi: CBK has become a shelter of Kurti’s militants (media)
    • Shala: Situation in north can escalate; protest led by Belgrade-backed SL (EO)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Elek: Kurti’s goal is to displace Serbs, I hope reason will prevail (Radio KIM)
    • Gogic: CBK measures are phrases, they won’t ensure stable flow of funds to Serbs and Serbian institutions (Kosovo Online)
    • Escobar: Unilateral moves in Kosovo will have consequences (Tanjug, RTS, KiM radio)
    • Hill: We were clear about the concerns regarding the dinar ban (Tanjug, Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • Leaflets for “resistance to Kurti’s police” allegedly appeared in Mitrovica North (KoSSev)
    • How will elections in the USA affect Serbia? (Danas, FoNet, ipese.rs)
    • Szijjarto: Serbia ready to join EU tomorrow, membership not to be conditioned with Kosovo issue (Kosovo Online, Insajder)
    • Livadice victims’ commemoration on Friday (KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio, radio Mitrovica sever)
    Opinion:
    • How a German journalist misinterprets unrelated facts: Dragutin Nenezic’s answer to Mihael Martens (Danas)

    International:

    • Former Allies Argue Over Prishtina Coalition Crisis (Prishtina Insight)
    • As Serbian Journalist’s Murder Goes Unpunished, Verdict Comes Under Scrutiny (BIRN)

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