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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 7, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 7, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 170 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Athens mayor gives Kurti support on visa liberalization (media)
• Kurti: Preventing and combating violence against women is a government priority (media)
• Gervalla: I am a Kosovo citizen, I travel with Kosovo documents (Reporteri, media)
• Haxhiu: Treating domestic violence is a government plan (RTK)
• KDI: Transparency in local government decreased due to the pandemic (Koha)
• Police intervenes in PSD activity, arrests four members (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic, Dacic on Croatia and military camp in Kosovo (media)
• Serbian List, Office for KiM, react against Croatian military base in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
• Simic: Serbs feel more threatened due to Croatian announcements on opening military camp (Kosovo-online)
• Croatian FA Ministry: Inaccurate and incorrect speculations of Serbia regarding military camp (Kosovo-online)
• Varhelyi: EU approves revised enlargement methodology for Serbia, Montenegro (N1)
• “Balkan states will resist border change scenario” (B92)
• Serbia eases pandemic measures for cafes, restaurants (N1)
• Nedeljko Spasojevic transferred to Mitrovica North prison (Kosovo-online)
• Odalovic: Pristina no longer can ignore requests, search on locations soon, Kosare to be first one (Kosovo-online)
• “Serbia-Kosovo dialogue unnecessary prolonged” (B92)

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Belgrade Media Report 5 May 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 5 May 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: Are you threatening Serbia with a genocide lawsuit? (B92)
Selakovic: EU must put Pristina under pressure over commitments (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Gonzalez: Spain does not recognize Kosovo, supports Serbia (Tanjug/RTS)
Office: Pristina’s provocation unsuccessful buying time (RTS)
Opposition demand: Free national frequency for professional TV channel in Serbia (N1/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Inzko presents 59th report on B&H to UN Security Council (O kanal)
Russia’s representative to UN SC Evstigneeva says Inzko’s report is unbalanced and does not reflect real situation in B&H (FTV)
Kovacevic: HR’s criticism towards the RS is something that RS officials have already gotten used to (ATV)
Minister Schallenberg: Territorial integrity and sovereignty of B&H are unquestionable and cannot be subject of any negotiations (Hayat)
Cavusoglu: Main Turkish goal in Balkans is to preserve peace and stability in region and increase its welfare (Nezavisne)
Former HRs Lajcak, Bildt warn EU has neglected Western Balkan region, which led to occurrence of non-papers predicting new divisions (N1)
RS parliament prepares initiative for talks on possible solutions for B&H calling on FB&H institutions, Bosniaks and Croats to engage in political dialogue on B&H’s future (FTV)
Cubrilovic: We should talk among ourselves, without influence by foreign factors, to reach certain level of consensus on functioning of B&H (Nova BH)
SNSD’s initiative on peaceful dissolution does not have support of opposition parties in the RS; Vukovic: PDP will not take part in any talks on peaceful dissolution in B&H because this topic is doomed to failure in advance (BN TV)
Reactions to alleged document of EEAS (Glas Srpske)
Montenegro

We care about Montenegro and the Western Balkans (RTCG/CdM)
Krivokapic: Fundamental agreement can’t be inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of MNE (CdM)
Joanikije chose Democrats, but will the SPC choose him? (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev, Varhelyi and Edtstadler at joint press conference: This day is an expression of solidarity and unity (Republika)
Mickoski meets Edtstadler at the Austrian Chancellery (Republika)
Varhelyi: Start of accession negotiations requires progress from Skopje and Sofia (Republika/MIA)
Albania

Rama reiterates the invitation to the opposition (Radio Tirana)
Basha’s order to new opposition MPs (ADN)
Rama: Defender Europe 21, a turning point of US-Albania relations (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Serbia vows to never impose sanctions against Russia, says ambassador (Izvestia)
Bosnia and Herzegovina must end discrimination to ensure its EU future (EurActiv)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 5, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 5, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 153 new cases, 4 deaths (media)
• Varhelyi on Pfizer vaccines: The most important contribution we could make (Klan)
• President’s Office: Kosovo can’t guarantee interim release of Thaci et al (Express)
• Government: Laws forbid us guarantee conditional release of the accused by the Special Court (Koha)
• Haxhiu: Government program to be voted on Friday (RTK)
• Varhelyi: News about ‘non-paper’ is not true (RTK)
• Croatian President Milanovic: I cannot offer guarantees for Thaci (Koha)
• Minister Haxhiu speaks about property confiscation and vetting (Klan)
• Excavations Resume in Serbia’s Mass Graves (Exit.al)
• Coalition of NGOs call for inclusion of Serb victims in Podujevo memorial (Prishtina Insight)

Serbian Language Media:

• Arancha Gonzalez: Spain maintains its principled position not to recognize Kosovo (KoSSev)
• Vucic on ‘genocide’ lawsuit (B92, N1)
• “Kosovo genocide lawsuit Kurti’s populist act” (Danas)
• Trajkovic: Announced lawsuit a way to suppress support to Specialist Court (Radio KIM)
• HLC: Memorial plaque of victims killed in Luzane in 1999 unveiled; names of Serbs not included (KoSSev)
• Excavations near Raska continue (Radio KIM)
• Office for KiM: House of Jacovic family in Vitina stoned (Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev)
• Additional financial assistance announced for those vaccinated (media)
• Office for KiM continues to provide housing for Serbs in Kosovo (TV Most)

Opinion:

• Easter “greetings” of Albin Kurti, humiliation and obliteration of Serbs and SOC (Politika)

International:

• EU Inaction Blamed for Proposal to Redraw Balkan Borders (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

• EC: EU to ease restrictions on non-essential travels; Serbia maybe on list soon (N1)

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Belgrade Media Report 29 April 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 29 April 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: Non-paper surprise, Serbia to face growing pressure (Tanjug/RTS)
Vucic to Godfrey: Belgrade ready for open talks with Pristina (FoNet)
Fabrizi: Serbia should show commitment to achieve progress (N1)
No statements from Serbian ruling, opposition parties after meeting (N1)
Serbian parliament backtracks on adopting resolution on EP report (N1)
Janjic: Serbian Minister Vulin’s statement related to solution for Kosovo and RS is political propaganda not official stance of Serbia (Al Jazeera Balkans)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Nelson: The future of all citizens is single B&H of two entities, three constituent peoples (Dnevni avaz)
SDA: We have been warning of dangers of rhetoric that Ambassador Nelson talks about; Other reactions to Nelson’s blog (Nova BH)
US Embassy: State Department’s Chollet calls on B&H leaders to discuss progress on key reforms and reaffirms Blinken’s message (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik: Komsic left meeting with Borrell after I highlighted his illegitimacy (FTV)
Dzaferovic: Dodik acted inappropriately towards Komsic during meeting with Borrell; I will not be candidate for member of B&H Presidency in 2022 (Nova BH)
SNSD: Postponement of discussions creates room for harmonization of joint conclusions with opposition and public in general, we will not accept any kind of HR’s ultimatums or deadlines (ATV)
US, UK Embassies to B&H criticize rhetoric of genocide denial and glorification of war criminals (Oslobodjenje)
Izetbegovic will reject all proposals for electoral reform in order to push legitimate Croat representatives out of political scene after 2022 elections (Glas Srpske)
Croatia

Plenkovic: State is functioning normally, I am not squabbling with President Milanovic (Hina)
Grlic Radman says Ambassador Biscevic enjoys government’s support (Hina)
Montenegro

Krivokapic: Leposavic expressed his personal position on Srebrenica, and he wasn’t entitled to that (CdM)
Moscow silent on government messages that Russians can come unconditionally (Pobjeda/Business FM)
Albania

Socialists secure 74 mandates as the opposition moves towards non-recognizing the results (Tirana Times)
US DOS: Respect for the results of legitimate elections strengthens Albania’s democracy (Tirana Times)
UK pushes Albania to investigate alleged 25 April polls irregularities (ADN)
Ambassador Bucci congratulates Rama on elections’ victory (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 29, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 29, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 269 new cases, 9 deaths (media)
• Kurti meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (media)
• Borrell: Kosovo’s European path goes through dialogue (media)
• Government engages external experts to help prepare for dialogue (Express)
• LDK demands greater commitment on dealing with the dialogue (Kallxo)
• Lekaj: Non-paper document unacceptable (Kosova Press, media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 17 new cases, one death (Kontakt plus radio)
• Petkovic to international missions in Kosovo: Protect believers and SOC facilities during the holidays (KoSSev)
• “Flammable rhetoric and inefficiency of police and judiciary affects security” (KiM radio)
• On “genocide in Kosovo”: Use of terminology that has not been officially proven (VoA, KoSSev, KiM radio)
• Stano: EU ready for continuation of dialogue as soon as Pristina and Belgrade agree on acceptable dates (Kosovo-online)
• Vucic in meeting with Godfrey: Serbia has always been ready for open dialogue with Pristina (Kosovo-online)
• Matthew Palmer: US unconditionally supports Bosnia’s territorial integrity (N1)
• Serbian Patriarch prays for COVID patients, Serbs in Kosovo (N1)
• Stoltenberg: Dialogue the only way to achieve a lasting political solution (Kosovo-online)
• EU Delegation denies Serbian tabloid’s claims about non-paper (N1, Kosovo Online)

Humanitarian/Development:

• WHO: The rich used 82 percent of all corona vaccines (FoNet, N1, AP)
• Deputy mayor says almost half of Belgrade residents vaccinated (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 27, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 27, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 194 new cases, 8 deaths (media)
• Rohde: Non-paper published by Koha Ditore is fake news! (media)
• French Embassy: We are not the source of the non-paper (media)
• Kosovo government reacts to non-paper (media)
• Kosnett: Dialogue essential to Kosovo economic success and integration (media)
• Michel to Kurti: Looking forward to working together (media)
• Kosnett: Fate of missing persons should not be hostage to politics (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Covid-19 in Serbian areas: 23 new cases, one death (KoSSev)
• Vucic: Non-paper composed by somebody “very, very smart” (N1)
• Deimel: No one, including Berlin officials, knows about the non-paper, maybe the test balloon (KoSSev)
• Vucic: Imagine sanctions on Russia and its support of us in return (Beta, N1)
• EU to Serbia: Improve rule of law, media freedom; adjust foreign policy (N1)
• US State Dept: Speculation on redrawing Balkan borders may foster instability (VoA, N1)
• BCSP: Majority of Serbian citizens want broad autonomy for Kosovo, but they know it is unrealistic (KoSSev)
• Serbian List condemns attack on Lazar Djordjevic in Gojbulja (TV Most)
• Bilcik: Vucic commitment to reforms crucial (N1)
• Vucic: Kosovo Serbs want to be vaccinated, Pristina authorities ban our help (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Gerxhaliu: Excavations in Kizevak will start again on May 5 (Kosovo Online, RFE)

Opinion:

• Demands to relocate the Specialist Chambers are unlikely to be met (Kosovo 2.0)

International:

• Serbia, Kosovo Must Make Missing Persons a Priority: Report (Balkan Insight)
• Brussels steps up pressure on Serbia over Kosovo talks (euronews.com)
• Small is Beautiful: Citizens’ Movements Are Bringing Democratic Change to Balkans (Balkan Insight)
• Edi Rama declares victory in Albanian elections, 92% polling stations counted (EWB)

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Belgrade Media Report 27 April 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 27 April 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: Meeting on dialogue will not be easy for either side (Tanjug/RTS)
Borrell: Reforms, alignment with EU foreign policy required (Tanjug/RTS/Beta)
Bilcik: Vucic commitment to reforms crucial (N1)
Vucic: We will analyze the non-paper, recognition of so-called independence of Kosovo unacceptable (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
EC: We haven’t seen non-paper; Bloc is against border changes (N1/Beta)
Dveri agrees to take part in inter-party dialogue (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

PIC SB condemns moves of RS regarding peaceful separation in B&H (O kanal, Nova BH)
Russian Embassy to B&H responds to PIC SB’s statement: Inadequate steps were taken by all sides (RTRS)
Dodik: Croats are meaningless because Bosniaks sideline them, I am convinced B&H will fall apart (Dnevni list)
Izetbegovic reveals that few years ago Pahor asked him about breakup in B&H (BHT1)
RS parliament expected to discuss proposal of initiative for talks between RS and FB&H and three constituent peoples on possible solutions for B&H (BHT1)
B&H HoP to discuss changes to Election Law eliminating double functions in legislative and executive institutions (Nezavisne)
Montenegro

Ministers Spajic, Milatovic: Croatia strongly supports Montenegro’s European path (Gov. PR Service)
Republic of North Macedonia

Mickoski: The Macedonian Spring is coming (Republika)
Albania

Vote buying marks Albanian elections (Tirana Times)
Joint Observation Mission of the OSCE/ODIHR, the OSCE PA and PACE make preliminary remarks on elections in Albania (Radio Tirana)
Last ballot boxes to be counted – results (ADN)
NATO’s Defender 21 exercise kicks off (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

U.S. Commitment to the Western Balkans (Press Statement)

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Belgrade Media Report 23 April 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 23 April 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: We will do our best to boost friendship with US (Tanjug)
Vucic: We are ready to continue dialogue, compromise a goal (Tanjug/RTS)
Maas: Right time for results in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Beta)
Selakovic: Scandalous political audacity of Vjosa Osmani (RTS)
Petkovic: Any kind of revision impermissible (RTS)
Porfirije: Consent reached on Agreement with Prime Minister Krivokapic (Tanjug)
Jansa’s extras in Balkans’ (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Leadership of Serbia visits Banja Luka (RTRS)
Serbian and RS officials condemn warmongering rhetoric following alleged non-paper and calls for peaceful dissolution of B&H (RTRS)
Turkovic comments visit of Serbian delegation and Dodik statements; Calls for ending of obstructions (Hayat)
Vucic awarded Key to City of Banja Luka; Mayor Stanivukovic causes scandal with hidden microphone (ATV)
US Ambassador Nelson comments on inflammatory rhetoric in B&H (FTV)
Sattler meets Dzaferovic: EU supports B&H sovereignty and territorial integrity (FTV)
Zvizdic: There cannot be dissolution of B&H without conflict, B&H needs stronger internal dialogue (Oslobodjenje)
Ivanic: I believe neither Serbia nor Croatia are interested in break-up of B&H (FTV)
Zunic says time is right for dialogue of RS and FB&H on future of B&H (EuroBlic)
Sattler, Nelson meet with Izetbegovic, Covic to discuss necessary reforms (Oslobodjenje)
OHR: RS authorities should offer public and transparent explanation about procurement of weapons for the RS MoI; Salkic said that many police officers in RS participated in genocide against Bosniaks (Dnevni list/Fena)
Croatia

Plenkovic: NDH is one of most tragic periods in Croatian history (Hina)
Israeli Ambassador: Jasenovac commemoration must be above daily politics (Vecernji list)
Connecting economies of Croatia, Israel and B&H cantons (Hina)
Brkic underlines importance of dialogue and consensus for NATO path: It is important that reform program stays aside from internal political outwitting (Vecernji list)
Montenegro

Abolition of term Orthodox Church contrary to SPC Council document of 2006 (Pobjeda)
Abazovic doesn’t know when government will discuss Fundamental Agreement with SPC (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Durlovski calls on public to turn out for protest on Sunday (Republika)
Albania

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee: We expect all candidates to act in accordance with democratic norms (Tirana Times)
US and EU ambassadors call for a peaceful and orderly electoral process (Tirana Times)
Ambassadors in Albania video message to citizens: Do not sell the vote. Vote for a better future! (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 23, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 23, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 356 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• PM Kurti meets North Macedonian FM Osmani (media)
• Osmani: We reject ideas that affect our borders (media)
• Kosovo FM Gervalla against redrawing of Balkans borders (media)
• North Macedonia’s FM pledges support to Kosovo (media)
• Austria opposes border changes (Koha)
• Szunyog commends minister for publishing list of recovery aid recipients (media)
• Ministry launches disciplinary procedures against correctional service chief (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic travels to Brussels on Sunday (Kosovo-online)
• Vucic: Pristina will have to respect Brussels agreement (Kosovo-online)
• Maas: The right time to continue the dialogue; no need to reset (media)
• Mojsilovic: Construction of the base in northern Kosovo causes concern, we monitor the situation (Danas, Beta, Politika)
• Selakovic and Petkovic: Scandalous political audacity of Vjosa Osmani (RTS)
• Selakovic with Maas: Germany one of the most important Serbian economic partners (Kosovo-online)
• Vucic says Belgrade not interested in creating Greater Serbia (N1)
• Commemoration for 16 killed during 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia’s state TV (Beta, N1)
• Rakocevic: KFOR must open its eyes; lies being told nowadays only encourage extremists (Kosovo-online)
• Bishop Irinej writes to Blinken about violence against Serbs in Kosovo (Radio KIM)

Opinion:

• Organic networking: a Balkan awakening (KoSSev)
• A ‘Greying’ Western Balkans Must Look to Robots (Balkan Insight)

International:

• German diplomat says time is right for Serbia-Kosovo talks (AP)
• Germany rejects idea of redrawing Western Balkans borders – minister (Reuters)
• Serbian Leader Talks Up Ties To Biden, Says ‘No Interest’ In ‘Greater Serbia’ (RFE)
• Disputed memo on partitioning Bosnia sparks fears of violence (Al Jazeera)
• Serbian Court Tries Kosovo Albanian for Wartime Killings (Balkan Insight)
• Vučić: Serbia wants stronger relations with Bosniaks and Croats in Bosnia (euractive.com)
• Suspicions Persist About NATO’s Deadly Bombing of Serbian TV (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

• We want to breathe (EWB)

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Belgrade Media Report 21 April 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 21 April 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Petkovic: Resolution for issue of Kosovo and Metohija through dialogue (RTV)
Nabhan: OIS members could withdraw recognition of Kosovo (Tanjug/Politika/Novosti)
Slovak Embassy: We are not changing position on so-called independence of Kosovo (B92/Tanjug/RTV)
Dacic: I am signing first invitation for dialogue with opposition on 21 April (TV Happy/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

RS ruling coalition announces initiative for forming RS’ team for negotiating with FB&H on peaceful dissolution (N1)
Reactions to SNSD’s launching of initiative on talks on possibility of peaceful separation in B&H (N1)
Dodik informs Israeli Ambassador conditions for talks on future of B&H are met (RTRS)
Izetbegovic: War is not likely to happen in B&H; I do not believe that Slovenian non-paper does not exist (O kanal)
RS reactions to Izetbegovic’s statement that Serbs are genocidal people: This is dangerous, insulting, warmongering rhetoric, RS advocates peace, it will not wage wars (RTRS)
Turkovic sends instruction to all diplomatic and consular representative offices on activities after occurrence of ‘non-paper’ for Western Balkans (ATV)
EUFOR: We are competent for implementation of military aspects of DPA (BN TV)
Vucic: Serbia will not recognize independent Kosovo in order to get RS (Dnevni list)
Croatia

No joint ceremony to pay tribute to Jasenovac victims (Hina)
Montenegro

Does Krivokapic know what he will sign? (Pobjeda)
Status of religious communities under scrutiny of Council of Europe (Dan)
Albania

The political climate becomes tenser after the shooting in Kavaja (Tirana Times)
Will opposition succeed in overthrowing rule of Rama? (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 21, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 21, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 506 new cases, five deaths (media)
• PM Kurti to visit Brussels next week, meet EU officials (media)
• German FM Maas to visit Kosovo and Serbia (RFE)
• Britain’s PM Johnson congratulates Kurti on election, pledges support to Kosovo (media)
• Roth: No one in Europe can support border changes phantasies (DW)
• Hoxhaj accuses government of ‘abstaining from responsibility’ (media)
• State prosecutor and police: Avoid investigations against media and reporters (media)
• Musliu reacts after sexist graffiti: This is not in the culture of PDK (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Antonijevic: The situation more favorable, but there is no room for relaxation (Kosovo Online, RTK)
• Kosovo media: Vucic, Kurti to go to Brussels and Paris (N1, KoSSev)
• Vaccination with Pfizer without registration available in Serbia as of Wednesday (Kontakt plus radio)
• Embassy of Slovakia: We are not changing our position on Kosovo (Politika, Blic, B92)
• Selakovic: Gratitude to Iran for not recognizing Pristina’s separatism (Kosovo-online)
• Selakovic: Serbia plans to start producing Sinopharm vaccine as of October (N1)
• Vucic meets with WHO Europe Director Kluge (Tanjug)
• Petkovic: With budget rebalance we have earmarked 4 billion dinars for assistance in KiM (Kosovo-online)

International:

• Media Freedom Deteriorated In Europe Amid Pandemic, Report Warns (Balkan Insight)
• North Macedonia to Upgrade Army Despite Economic Concerns (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

• Belgrade Mayor: Herd immunity soon to be reached in capital (N1)

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Belgrade Media Report 19 April 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 19 April 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic expects no pressure in Brussels; Never saw alleged unofficial non-paper (Beta/B92)
Serbia, Russia committed to principles of international law, UN; Danger from giving up UNSCR 1244 (RTS/Tanjug/Politika)
Lavrov dismissed idea of tailoring former Yugoslavia’s borders (Beta/Politika)
Selakovic: Iran supports Serbia in all international organizations (RTS)
Selakovic: Iran’s support regarding Kosovo (Politika/Tanjug/RTS)
Dacic: Preparatory phase consultations for inter-party dialogue begin today (Tanjug/RTS)
Bosniaks call Inzko to impose law on ban on genocide denial (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: Peaceful separation in B&H is only option that will certainly be realized in upcoming period (ATV)
Vucic: Unless we can help, Serbia will not interfere in internal matters of B&H (RTRS)
RS parliament to discuss SNSD’s initiative to launch discussions between FB&H, RS and representatives of constituent people on future of B&H (EuroBlic)
Pahor: Slovenia is sincere friend of B&H, I reject any dangerous ideas about re-tailoring of borders (O kanal)
Jansa informs Dzaferovic disputable ‘non-paper’ does not exist (Nova BH)
Dzaferovic sends letter to Michel expressing concern over alleged Slovenian ‘non-paper’ on B&H (O kanal)
Izetbegovic writes letter to Sassoli and Tusk, warns them about secessionist aspirations (Hayat)
Covic: Reforms in B&H necessary to avoid story about disintegration (O kanal)
International officials comment non-paper (BHT1)
Regional officials comment non-paper on dissolution of B&H (Nova BH)
Ambassador Kalabukhov writes to Oslobodjenje: NATO is problem for B&H and decision about it is up to B&H (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia

Croatia’s President blasts alleged non-paper on changing borders in Balkans (Hina)
Grlic Radman: Change of borders in B&H is out of question (Jutarnji list)
EU Delegation, US Embassy and OSCE reject Arnautovic’s claims about electoral reform leading to formation of third entity (Vecernji list)
Montenegro

Government ready to sign agreement with SPC, Krivokapic says (CdM)
Albania

Rama confirms existence of map of redrawn borders in Western Balkans (Radio Tirana)
Elections in Albania, Vucic: Basha and Berisha want ethnic Albania (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Iranian President Stresses Need to Maintain Peace, Stability in Balkans (FNA)

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