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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 3, 2021

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• Kurti: Citizens know our government cannot be compared to others before (Kallxo/RTK)
• Abdixhiku on Government’s 100-day report: Empty and disappointing (media)
• PDK’s Tahiri: Kurti government has done nothing of what it promised (EO/RTK)
• Hajdari: Implementation of reciprocity requires good organisation (Telegrafi)
• Petkovic on reciprocity: Kurti destroying dialogue (media)
• LVV supporter seemingly confirms Vitia’s candidacy for Pristina mayor (media)
• 10 active fires remain in Kosovo, out of 50 (media)
• KSC experiencing serious problems with Albanian translation (Klan)
• COVID-19: 48 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Belgium to share COVID-19 vaccines, Kosovo among beneficiaries (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 30, 2021

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• Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania Push Forward On ‘Open Balkans’ Initiative (RFE)
• Government of Kosovo reiterates position against Open Balkans initiative (media)
• Analysts support Kosovo’s position on Mini-Schengen (Kosovapress)
• LDK: Berlin Process should be the starting point for Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo Dismisses ‘Visionless Mini Schengen’, Urges for Trade Deal with the EU (Exit)
• Over 55% of respondents consider rejection of “Open Balkans” will not negatively affect Kosovo’s economy (Telegrafi)
• Demi: Easy for Rama and Vucic to make calls for not keeping hostage to the past (Koha)
• Spahiu: Kosovo loses politically by not joining Open Balkans initiative (Klan)
• Osmani, Kurti, and Konjufca pay respects to the victims of bus crash (media)
• Kurti: Ireland, an important voice in speeding up the visa liberalization (media)
• President Osmani has telephone conversation with Israeli President Herzog (media)
• Gervalla to pay an official visit to North Macedonia today (media)
• Four laws in four months (RFE, media)
• COVID-19: 72 new cases, no deaths (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 28, 2021

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• Osmani, Kurti and Konjufca meet the survivors of accident in Croatia (media)
• Ministers Vitia and Svecla give update on the bus crash developments (media)
• Kusari-Lila: We expect reviewed budget to be approved (Koha)
• Abdixhiku: LDK’s rightful place is at the top, current government made of interns (G. Express)
• PDK’s Tahiri slams Government for not submitting 100-day report (media)
• Haradinaj: Kurti’s government will not last long (RTV Dukagjini/Telegrafi)
• Spain awaits dialogue’s epilogue to decide on recognition of Kosovo (RTV Dukagjini)
• A bakery opens in the Kosovo Correctional Center in Lipjan (T7)
• Dragica Gasic claims her flat was broken into (RFE)
• OSCE issues report on assessment of community rights (Telegrafi)
• NGOs: Assembly will disable work of organizations and deprive public of right to be informed (media)
• COVID-19: 42 new cases, no deaths (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 27, 2021

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• COVID-19: 14 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Ministry: So far, 20 percent of people in Kosovo have been inoculated (Telegrafi)
• Only 30 percent of Kosovo teachers have been vaccinated (RFE in Albanian)
• 10 victims of Kosovo bus crash identified, funeral arrangements underway (media)
• Ministry: 26 persons to be discharged from hospital, 15 to continue treatment (media)
• Kosovo mourns 10 compatriots killed in Croatia bus crash (AP)
• Due to the terminology on Kosovo, Serbia failed four regional agreements (Koha)
• Kosovo expects GDP growth to exceed projected 7.9% this year (intellinews.com)
• 60 films in 6 days, female directors prominent in Prishtina Film Festival (euronews.al)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 26, 2021

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• COVID-19: 25 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kosovo bus crash leaves 10 dead, 45 injured (media)
• Condolences extended to families of victims that died in bus accident (media)
• President Osmani declares day of mourning in Kosovo (media)
• Government fears mini Schengen gives rise to Russia and China influence (Koha)
• Osmani meets with the Prime Minister of Japan (media)
• Judge rejects Thaci’s request for interim release (media)
• Janjic warns that Belgrade’s campaign could lead to armed conflict (Koha)
• Kosovo Wins Women’s Judo Olympic Gold (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 23, 2021

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• COVID-19: 28 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Government: PM Kurti has been open and transparent about dialogue (Telegrafi)
• EU: Kosovo and Serbia agreed to hold monthly meetings at negotiators’ level (Kallxo)
• Everything changing for the better in Kosovo, Kurti tells Diaspora members (KP)
• Serwer: International community to react to “Serb World” idea (media)
• RAEPC: Text messages in Decan from MTS operator will not be sent again (Koha)
• LDK’s candidate for Pristina pelted with eggs at event (media)
• Kusari-Lila comments on possibility of running for mayor in Gjakova (Telegrafi)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 22, 2021

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• COVID-19: Five new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kurti: We would welcome recognition from Greece (media)
• Political commentators discuss Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Klan)
• LDK’s Halimi criticises Kurti’s approach to dialogue with Serbia (Kallxo)
• Hyseni: Kurti to implement Washington agreement in entirety (T7/G. Express)
• Gerxhaliu, Blakaj discuss missing persons, exhumation efforts (Koha)
• KSC holds status conference against former KLA leaders (media)
• Kosovo Sentences Montenegrin for Chanting Serb Nationalist Slogans (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 19, 2021

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• COVID-19: Seven new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kurti and Vucic set to meet today in Brussels (media)
• Calendar of events does not guarantee a quick agreement (Koha)
• PM Kurti attends Cannes Festival (media)
• Svecla: Kosovo repatriates 11 citizens from Syria (media)
• Situation in Decan improving, number of persons treated declines (Kosovapress)
• Prosecution investigating two Serbs sighted in Decan over health crisis there (media)
• Odalovic was not allowed to enter Kosovo (Koha)
• KSF, interior ministry raise level of alertness following recent rainfall (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 16, 2021

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• COVID-19: Four new cases, no deaths (media)
• NIPHK detects presence of bacteria in water that could indicate contamination (media)
• Mayor: Regional water supply company will no longer manage Decan (media)
• Government pledges to take measures towards “Hidrodrini” water company (Koha)
• Prosecution: Police to provide report on water contamination suspicions (media)
• Decan health crisis: U.S. Embassy calls on media to ignore rumours (media)
• Ministry of Health delivers medical aid to Decan clinic (media)
• Government of Kosovo reveals topics of upcoming Kurti-Vucic meeting (Kallxo)
• Kosovo to set up commission for assessing damage to cultural heritage during 1998-99 (media)
• Helsinki Committee condemns passivation of addresses as form of ethnic cleansing (media)
• Osmani reacts to Helsinki Committee report (media)
• Kosovo offers assistance to Germany following deadly floods (media)
• Op-ed: Kosovo’s Klecka War Crimes Trial was No Joke (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 14, 2021

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• COVID-19: Eight new cases, no deaths (media)
• Government vows to support Decan, opposition accuses it of negligence (media)
• Hajdari: Government preparing for reciprocity measures (Kallxo)
• Dragica Gasic’s case to be raised in Brussels, U.S. Embassy reacts too (Koha)
• Former EULEX judge sparks controversy over Ivanovic war crimes trial (BIRN)
• Former Judge Simmons’s allegations, EU says it stands by EULEX and its achievements (Kallxo)
• Borrell: Genocide denials have no place in Europe (RFE, media)
• Kosovo buys 14 military vehicles from Turkey, Vucic expresses reservations (TV Pink, media)
• IREX: Kosovo and Albania with sustainable information system (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 13, 2021

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• COVID-19: Five new cases, no deaths (media)
• Szunyog: Agreement on Association is law, Government needs to implement it (Kallxo)
• Petkovic makes fun of Kosovo officials, accuses them of not establishing Association (Koha)
• EULEX slams Simmons’s allegations as “ill-conceived” and “unsubstantiated” (media)
• Simmons reacts to EULEX rebuttal: People of Kosovo deserve the truth (media)
• Ex-judge: EU law mission in Kosovo holds anti-Albanian bias (AP)
• U.S. supports the work of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (Klan)
• Next session against KLA leaders at The Hague scheduled for 21 July (media)
• Williamson: Terrible crimes committed against Kosovo Albanians during 98-99 (media)
• KWN urges institutions to treat crimes against girls, women as a priority (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 12, 2021

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• COVID-19: 12 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Association of Serb municipalities after parallel structures are dissolved (Koha)
• Kosovo leaders commemorate 26th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide (media)
• Borrell, Varhelyi statement on Srebrenica genocide anniversary (media)
• Gervalla: EU should not be blamed for our mistakes (media)
• Tanin: Kosovo to ensure an enabling environment for all returnees (media)
• President Osmani requests support from EULEX, experts urge caution (Koha)
• Kadri Veseli released to visit family following father’s passing (media)
• Op-ed: Kurti’s momentous opportunity to transform Kosovo (The Jerusalem Post)

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