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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 7, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 7, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti: We don’t have any time for political ping pong (media)
• Kurti on Russia’s reaction: Reciprocity derives from concept of equality (Koha)
• Kosovo’s foreign ministry reacts to Russia’s statement on reciprocity measures (Koha)
• PDK’s Veseli calls for extraordinary session of Assembly on Friday (media)
• Ramadani: Difficult days to come, respect recommendations (RTK)
• Pristina with three additional measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 (RTK)
• Haradinaj doesn’t trust Lajcak, says he supports U.S. envoys (Gazeta Express)
• Five new coronavirus cases confirmed in Kosovo, one death (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• World Health Day: ‘Support nurses, midwives’ fighting COVID-19; UN SC to meet (N1)
• Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on Pristina’s tariffs (media)
• Kosovo Customs: Serbian goods worth EUR 1.6 million entered Kosovo since April 1 (RFE, RTK)
• Rakic handed over KFOR’s donation to health facilities and police in Mitrovica North (Radio kontakt plus)
• No new Covid-19 infected cases in Serb-majority areas in Kosovo (Radio kontakt puls)

Opinion:

• ‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope (The Guardian)
• Lajcak’s clock is already ticking (Prishtina Insight)
• How Democracies Can Beat The Pandemic (Balkan Insight)

International:

• Germany Urges Kosovo Politicians to Focus on COVID-19, Not Divisions (Balkan Insight)
• How Multi-ethnic is Kosovo? (Balkan insight)
• How the coronavirus pandemic is making strongmen stronger, from Hungary to Serbia to the Philippines (theglobeandmail.com)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 3, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 3, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• EU officially appoints Lajcak as Special Representative for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (media)
• Germany congratulates Lajcak on his appointment (social media)
• France: Lajcak can count on our support (media)
• Italy welcomes appointment of EU special representative for dialogue (Klan/RTK)
• Haradinaj: EU stalling the Kosovo-Serbia agreement process (Kallxo)
• Kosovo think tank welcomes Lajcak’s appointment as EU special representative (Koha)
• Heldt happy with trucks from Bosnia entering Kosovo, says this should be two-ways (Klan)

Serbian Language Media:

• International support does not reach Serb municipalities (Radio KIM)
• A misinformation: Goran Rakic did not say the number of infected; Bahtiri, Rakic and KFOR Commander urged citizens to respect curfew (crnobelisvet.com, KoSSev, KIM radio)
• Vucic: Curfew from 1 pm on Saturday till 5 am on Monday (B92)
• Vucic spoke with Putin and Macron: “Significant assistance and support for Serbia” (B92)
• New 111 infected, three more deaths of COVID-19, total 1171 infected (B92)
• No prisoner infected with Covid-19 in Mitrovica North (Radio KIM)
• Man arrested in Mitrovica North for attacking journalist on March 23 (KoSSev)

Opinion:

• US Burns Credibility in Grenell Quest for Foreign Policy Win, as Kosovo Government Falls (justsecurity.org)
• Washington is stoking a new Balkan crisis (thehill.com)

International:

• Balkan Private Sector Workers Hardest Hit by Coronavirus Fallout (Balkan Insight)
• On Top of COVID-19, Kosovo Faces Constitutional Crisis (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

• UNICEF delivers 3.6 tons of supplies to Kosovo to support COVID 19 response (media)
• NATO and EADRCC help Western Balkans countries counter COVID-19 pandemic (EWB)
• Rejecting Criticism, Commissioner Says EU Was ‘Very Quick’ In Helping Neighbors Fight Coronavirus (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 1, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 1, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Thaci: We’ll act based on previous practices (Indeksonline)
• Kurti: Kosovo to head to fresh elections following no-confidence motion (media)
• Mustafa: This is not the time for new elections (media)
• Veseli: Hypocrisy to speak of extraordinary elections at this time (media)
• Kurti sends letter to Thaci, after their meeting (RTK)
• US Embassy statement on the tariffs (media)
• Fields in which Kosovo is considering to introduce reciprocity measures (RTK)
• Judah: Tariff lifted to be replaced with what equalizes Kosovo-Serbia relationship (RTK)
• Vitia, Abbott discuss measures to contain coronavirus spread in Kosovo (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Borell: The complete abolition of taxes is an important decision in these times of crisis (KoSSev)
• Djuric: Fees have not been lifted; Pristina continues to play games (Beta, B92)
• Gerxhaliu: Kosovo more damaged by tariffs than Serbia (KIM radio)
• Stefanovic: Fake news that 24-hour curfew starts on Wednesday (N1, Nova S)
• The first death in the Serbian Government of a coronavirus: State Secretary deceased (media)
• Doctors: The worst day in Serbia: Seven more dead, 115 new cases of coronavirus (N1)
• Five persons infected with Covid-19 in Mitrovica North, 7 in total in Serb-populated areas (Radio kontakt plus)
• Taxi associations in Zvecan and Mitrovica suspended work until April 15 (Radio kontakt plus)
• Spiric: Contact epidemiologist if you were in contact with infected individuals (Radio Mitrovica sever)

Opinion:

• Surroi: Constitutional coup is being prepared (media)
• Coronavius is Not the Only Disease Afflicting the Balkans (Balkan Insight)

International:

• Kosovo Lifts 100 Percent Tariff On Serbia; Belgrade Calls It ‘Fake News’ (RFE)
• Party leaders divided over steps to form Kosovo’s next government (Prishtina Insight)
• New enlargement strategy of the EU: a new chance for the Balkans (neweasterneurope.eu)
• COVID-19 pandemic as a threat to the rule of law in the Western Balkans (EWB)
• Serbian Govt Takes Control of Information Flow About Pandemic (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

• Roma: Europe’s Neglected Coronavirus Victims (Balkan Insight)
• Balkan Tech Enthusiasts Deploy 3D Printers against COVID-19 (Balkan Insight)
• Center for Peace and Tolerance launches new cycle for graduates from non-majority communities (TV Most)

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Belgrade Media Report 1 April, 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 1 April 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Djuric: Kurti did not abolish taxes (RTS/RTV/Tanjug/Beta)
The first death in the Serbian government of a coronavirus: State Secretary deceased (B92)
Another 160 cases, totally 1,060 infected (RTS)
Brnabic: Coronavirus Self-Checker available as of today (Tanjug/RTS)
Vekic: Citizens to go to healthcare centers as soon as they symptoms (RTS)
Temporary hospital at Belgrade Fairgrounds meets all conditions prescribed (Tanjug)
Kon: No serious reason to shut down Belgrade (RTS/Beta)
Constitutional Court to assess legality of state of emergency measures (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dzaferovic welcomes decision of EU to allocate funds for healthcare sector and support to economy of B&H (Fena)
First contingent of Serbia’s assistance to arrive to the RS (RTRS)
Domestic, regional politicians and analysts agree that EU failed test of solidarity in crisis caused by coronavirus pandemic (EuroBlic)
In B&H, over 440 confirmed cases of the virus corona (N1)
Authorities in Una-Sana Canton intensively work on preparation of isolation facilities for patients infected with COVID-19 in all municipalities (FTV)
FB&H cantonal hospitals face lack of equipment and test kits (BHT1)
Less than 3,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in B&H since start of coronavirus crisis (N1)
Names of those violating home isolation measures in the RS published (ATV)
Croatia

In Croatia 963 infected: 96 new cases (N1)
Drive-in testing launches in Zagreb (Hina)
Montenegro

National Coordination Body of Montenegro extends application of temporary measures (CDM)
In Montenegro 14 people under the age of 18 infected with coronavirus (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski: Situation remains complex, future developments depending on pandemic duration (MIA)
Osmani: Crisis teams to be set up in local communities to deal with Covid-19 (Republika)
Government presents second set of measures to cushion blow from coronavirus (MIA)
Mickoski: The set of measures is a huge disappointment for the citizens (Republika)
One patient died; 25 new cases registered in North Macedonia (MIA)
Albania

Albania confirms 16 new coronavirus cases (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Export of medical items to Serbia triggers debate (The Hindu)

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Belgrade Media Report 30 March 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 30 March 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: Within 3 to 4 days, the decision on a 24-hour curfew (TV Prva/B92)
Brnabic: State ready for more rigorous measures if necessary (TV Pink)
For the past 24 hours, three people died, another 44 infected, a total of 785 cases (RTS)
Joksimovic: Another 90 tons of medical equipment arrive at Belgrade airport (Tanjug)
Godfrey: Washington sending aid to Serbia (Beta)
First part of aid from UAE arrives (Tanjug)
Djilas’ open letter to Vucic (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

RS parliament declares state of emergency due to Coronavirus pandemic (BHT1)
Bosniak Caucus in RS CoP announces invoking of vital national interest in case of no compromise over declaration of state of emergency (BHT1)
Dodik: Bosniaks obviously want to obstruct decision on state of emergency in RS; Cvijanovic: Decision will be delayed due to the announcement by Bosniaks (ATV)
Inzko welcomes readiness of Cvijanovic to use emergency authority in interest of public health; US Embassy: We support authorities which are undertaking short-term, legal and appropriate measures in order to face the current pandemic (Oslobodjenje)
Dodik: EU’s assistance should have been in form of respirators, medical equipment (ATV)
RS registers 38 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday (ATV)
B&H introducing new measures as number of patients rises to 353 (N1)
Federation of B&H Crisis HQ declares movement ban between 20:00 and 5:00 hours (BHT1)
Srebrenik Crisis HQ declares quarantine for settlement Srednja Spionica (BHT1)
Croatia

There are 77 new cases of coronavirus in Croatia, a total of 790 patients; Police are turning away all the vehicles trying to enter Zagreb (Hina)
Croatia receives 12.5 tons of medical equipment from China (Hina)
Dragan Vasiljkovic released from prison, expelled from Croatia (Hina)
Montenegro

Montenegro asks NATO to provide medical equipment (CDM)
Six more test positive for coronavirus (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

North Macedonia becomes NATO’s 30th ally (MIA)
Filipce: 26 new cases of coronavirus registered, 1 deceased, 9 patients cured (MIA)
Mickoski: We are facing a disaster and the government acts as if they are not from around here (Republika)
Albania

Eleven new COVID-19 cases reported by Ministry of Health (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Turkey welcomes North Macedonia NATO membership (Daily Sabah)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, 30 March 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 30, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Thaci insists on broad-based government (media)
• Nagavci: 82 MP votes for no-confidence motion, opened way to Thaci’s plans (Koha)
• LDK’s Hoti: Parties have two options (media)
• Bahtiri denies reports, “I am man of peace” (Klan Kosova)
• 97 cases of coronavirus in Kosovo (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• National Convention on the EU: Establish cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo in combating the coronavirus pandemic (Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio, RTK2)
• EU secures 38 million Euro in aid to Western Balkans (N1)
• Thaci with Quint ambassadors instead of consulting the political parties (KoSSev)
• Vucic: Within 3 to 4 days decision on a 24-hour curfew (Prva TV, B92)
• In Serbia, 82 new cases of coronavirus, total of 741 (B92)
• Two persons in northern Kosovo tested positive for Covid-19 (media)
• Ivanovic: Number of persons infected with coronavirus will increase (media)
• EUROPOL: How criminals profit from the Covid-19 pandemic (KoSSev, Beta)
• Two Serb families from Banje and Osojane villages robbed (Radio KIM)

Opinion:

• Jeffrey Sachs: The pandemic crisis will last two years, and things will no longer be the same (NMagazin)

International:

• Fall of the reform government in Kosovo: State crisis in the midst of Corona crisis (Der Spiegel)

Humanitarian/Development:

• COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects digital rights in the Balkans (globalvoices.org)
• China: End of epidemic (B92, Sputnik)

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Belgrade Media Report 26 March 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 26 March 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Vulin: US won in Kosovo (RTS)
Dacic: Modalities of health cooperation with Cuba (Tanjug/RTS)
Godfrey: US Embassy organizes flight to LA for US citizens and residents (FoNet/N1)
Fajon: Coronavirus not excuse for locking democracy, EU biggest donor to Serbia (Danas/Beta)
Total of 457 cases, seven die (RTS)
Nestorovic warns Valjevo could be under quarantine (TV Pink/N1/FoNet)
Transport Community Permanent Secretariat and CEFTA propose a set of measures for Western Balkans (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H Presidency issues joint statement calling on citizens to respect measures and trust authorities (Dnevni avaz)
B&H CoM decision preventing foreign nationals from entering B&H being enforced (BHT1)
Quarantine for people entering B&H through border crossing Samac formed (ATV)
Croatia to close down small-border crossings with B&H (Dnevni avaz)
B&H has eight new cases, bringing the total to 185 (N1)
Local healthcare center in Sarajevo-based district closed after woman (52) died of consequences of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday (O kanal)
Olympic Hall in Sarajevo to serve as quarantine where patients with mild-symptoms of COVID-19 will be relocated from hospitals in FB&H if necessary (O kanal)
Solak: We are definitely evaluating stricter and more rigorous measures (BHT1)
Pavilions of student center ‘Nikola Tesla’ in Banja Luka to serve as quarantine center for people infected with COVID-19 (N1)
Koc: Solidarity and mutual assistance only way to be successful in this fight (Oslobodjenje)
Norway prepares financial assistance for B&H to help country in fight against coronavirus infection (O kanal)
Zvizdic, Covic write letter to EU officials asking for exemption of Western Balkans from restriction decision (Dnevni avaz)
Covic: Plenkovic promised that B&H will receive help from EU (Nezavisne)
Borrell: China aggressively pushes the message that, unlike US, it is a responsible and reliable partner (Dnevni list)
Croatia

Croatia reports 481 cases and the second coronavirus victim (Hina)
Quarantine in Murter and Betina, police not allowing anyone in or out (HRT)
Montenegro

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Montenegro rise to 67 (CDM)
Djukanovic: Montenegro and UAE together in fight against coronavirus (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Dimitrov-Borell: Coordination, solidarity and channeling EU support to Western Balkans (MIA)
Twenty-four new coronavirus cases in North Macedonia, total cases 201 (MIA)
Albania

Albania’s leaders unite to cope with COVID-19 (ADN)
Number of Coronavirus infected in Albania increasing too fast (ADN)
COVID-19/71-year-old patient dies in infectious hospital, 6 deaths in Albania (Top channel)
Three field hospitals to be established (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

EU and US in opposite camps as Kosovo government toppled (EurActiv/AFP)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, 26 March 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 26, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Govt spokesman: PM won’t dismiss LDK ministers (media)
• Kurti: We will continue as a government in duty (RTK)
• Pisonero: Kosovo in a difficult political situation (media)
• Bieber: EU – US alliance damaged (media)
• Mustafa: LDK Ministers to remain in duty until new govt. is elected (media)
• Viola von Cramon: Totally irresponsible political class (media)
• Pack critices LDK for no-confidence motion (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:

• Empirica public statement: Equal treatment of all communities in combating Covid19 (Radio Mitrovica Sever, KIM radio, Kontakt plus radio, RTV Mir)
• “Respect measures of Serbian Government, Albanians deal with politics not health” (B92)
• Fajon: Coronavirus is not an excuse for locking democracy (Danas, N1, Beta)
• Djuric: Serbian List not to interfere in ”Albanian-Albanian” conflict (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Trajkovic: Ousting of government irresponsible (RTV KIM)
• EC: Kosovo is in difficult political situation (Tanjug, RTV Puls)
• Three more returnees’ houses in Novake village burglarized (RTV KIM)
• Roma in Gracanica face supply difficulties in period of coronavirus pandemic (RTK2)
• Total of 384 coronavirus cases confirmed in Serbia (N1, covid19.rs)

International:

• No-Confidence Vote Topples Kurti Govt in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)
• EU and US in opposite camps as Kosovo government toppled (Euractiv)
• Coronavirus row helps topple Kosovo government (BBC)
• Coronavirus Helps Bring Down Kosovo’s Government, With Nudge From U.S. (The New York Times)
• Germany’s cautious support to Kosovo’s visa liberalization (EWB)

Humanitarian/Development:

• The virus in Italy is finally slowing down, the coming days are crucial in the fight (B92, Tanjug)

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Belgrade Media Report 24 March 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 24 March 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Twenty-one years since the NATO bombing without UN Security Council approval (B92/Tanjug)
Vulin: NATO crime was the last crime in the XX century that had gone unpunished (Beta/Tanjug)
Vucic: Change in approach in fighting coronavirus; very possible that we isolate Belgrade (Tanjug/RTS/B92)
Gojkovic denies request for parliament session (FoNet/RTV)
Djuric: We are not interested in Pristina’s games of throne (Politika)
Ljajic: 10 million masks arriving from China this week (RTS)
A total of 301 infected people in Serbia (RTS/Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H has 150 COVID-19 cases, Security Minister wants airport closed (N1)
New four COVID-19 cases registered in Konjic (Klix.ba)
FB&H Civil Protection Crisis Headquarters discusses adoption of special regulation that would tighten measures for those who violate orders on self-isolation or curfew (BHT1)
No new cases of COVID-19 reported in RS (RTRS)
Dodik: Introduction of harsher measures to tackle Coronavirus necessary (ATV)
Quarantine for citizens who are not complying with prescribed measures of self-isolation to be formed in Bijeljina (BHT1)
Quarantine tents at border crossings in B&H ready for use (RTRS)
Radoncic holds video-conference with representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations in B&H on current situation and B&H’s needs in fight against coronavirus (BHT1)
Inzko: State budget a priority for stopping COVID-19 (Oslobodjenje)
Croatia

In Croatia, 361 infected with coronavirus, six of them on the respirators (N1)
Sunday’s earthquake claims its first victim (HRT)
Montenegro

In Montenegro, 29 infected with a coronavirus, 938 are quarantined (CDM)
Camaj: Albanians negotiate joint run in parliamentary elections in Montenegro (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia

Varhelyi: EU approves opening of negotiations with North Macedonia, Albania (MIA)
Twelve new coronavirus cases registered, total tally hits 148 (MIA)
Government restricts movement of teenagers, senior citizens to fight coronavirus spread (MIA/TV24)
Filipche: Coronavirus outbreak will be over after two incubation cycles without new cases (MIA)
Army members deployed to guard vital public locations (MIA)
Albania

Coronavirus cases surge to 123 in Albania (ADN)
COVID-19 and international assistance to Albania (Tirana Times)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Serbia blasts NATO’s 1999 aggression as crime against humanity (TASS)
Could Trump Spark a New Balkan Ethnic War? (The New Republic)
Only a matter of time’: Greek migrant camps brace for coronavirus outbreak (Politico)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 24, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 24, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti calls on people to respect govt decisions (media)
• Thaci addresses Constitutional Court on government’s restriction measures (media)
• Thaci writes to Kurti: Suspend the decision, you have caused panic, fear and uncertainty (media)
• Quint Ambassadors: Prioritise fight against COVID-19 (media)
• Thaci welcomes Quint statement (media)
• EU calls on Kosovo leaders to work together (media)
• Kosnett: Follow guidance to protect our families and communities (media)
• Stjernvall: No more fights against each other (Kallxo)

Serbian Language Media:

• In Serbia, 27 newly infected coronavirus patients, a total of 249 (B92)
• Pristina quarantine measure creates problems for emergency transportation of patients from Kosovo Serb communities (KoSSev)
• Pristina Mayor: The City of Pristina offers assistance to all communities in Kosovo (RTK2, Kontakt plus, RTV Puls)
• “There is no flour in Gracanica for ten days” (RTK2, Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev)
• Djuric: We are not interested in their ‘games of thrones’ (Tanjug, B92, Politika)
• 21 years since NATO bombing of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Tanjug, B92)
• 21 anniversary of NATO bombing marked in Mitrovica North (RTV Puls, TV Most)

International:

• President calls on citizens to disobey government measures (Prishtina Insight)
• Europe’s Other Coronavirus Victim: Information and Data Rights (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo Opposition to Back No-Confidence Motion in Govt (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

• Inspired by NATO Bombing, Serbian Artist Turns Trauma into Art (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 20 March 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 20 March 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Borrel to Vucic: EU doing all it can to help Serbia (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
Norway donates Serbia five million Euros for fight against coronavirus (RTS/Tanjug)
Coronavirus epidemic officially declared in Serbia (RTS/Tanjug)
Vucic: Curfew will be extended (B92)
Serbian Army opens camp in Morovic (Tanjug/RTS)
New 15 cases of coronavirus in Serbia – 118 in total (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Five new cases of coronavirus confirmed in B&H, 69 in total (N1)
Nine new cases of Coronavirus infection registered in FB&H, total number of infected persons increases to 18 (N1)
FB&H Civil Protection HQ adopts four new orders (Hayat)
Sixteen new cases of coronavirus infection confirmed in RS on Thursday, total number in the RS increased to 45 (RTRS)
B&H AF and B&H Border police define eight border crossings to set up quarantine tents (ATV)
Podzic confirms that B&H AF will be deployed to eight border crossings (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik, Covic, Izetbegovic and Radoncic meet with Sattler to discuss current situation caused by COVID-19 (N1)
Turkey to help B&H with medical materials (RTRS/Dnevni avaz)
Turkovic calls on heads of diplomatic-consular missions accredited in B&H to help B&H purchase respirators and other necessary medical equipment (Nezavisne novine)
B&H Border Police Director passes decision on temporary suspension of five police officers of Brod unit (BHT1)
Croatia

In Croatia, 113 people are infected with coronaviruses (N1/Hina)
Montenegro

The number of infected in Montenegro increased to 13 (RTCG)
DSC will consider information on the epidemiological situation (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia

Filipche: Skopje Health Center to open coronavirus testing sites next week (MIA)
Nineteen new coronavirus cases in Macedonia, a total of 67 confirmed cases (MIA)
Albania

COVID 19: Opposition leader sends letter to WHO office to seek assistance (TemA)
Total number of COVID-19 cases in Albania hits 70 (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

The Quiet Success of Trump’s Politically Appointed Ambassadors in Europe (The Daily Signal)
China Casts Itself as Global Savior While U.S. and EU Focus on Virus at Home (Foreign Policy)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 20, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, March 20, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• EU calls for unity among party leaders (Telegrafi)
• Mustafa: Kurti to lift tariff, annul dismissal decision, and apologize (RTK)
• Thaci: KPHI and the police are promptly doing their job, KSF ready (RTK)
• KDI argues against non-confidence motion (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• New 15 cases of coronavirus in Serbia – 118 in total (B92)
• Serbia closed its borders, intercity traffic stops at noon (B92)
• Vucic: Curfew will be extended (B92, RTS)
• Most of us will be affected for some months, UN’s Antonio Guterres says (N1)
• Website of Trustbuilding Platform in Kosovo introduced (KoSSev)
• Passengers at Jarinje crossing point told they would have to be quarantined in Pristina? (KoSSev)
• COVID-19: Governments must promote and protect access to and free flow of information during pandemic (KoSSev)
• Serbian Commissioner says right to information not suspended (N1)
• Norway donates to Serbia EUR 5 million to fight coronavirus (RTS)

International:

• Pandemic Forces Balkan Politicians to Get Serious, At Last (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo seeks help from Turkey to fight coronavirus (aa.com.tr)
• Prishtina protests from its balconies (Prishtina Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

• Serbia’s virologist: Vaccine is urgent, or coronavirus will be seasonal disease (N1)
• Kon: Epidemic will last another six weeks in this regime (Tanjug, B92)

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