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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 7

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• 20 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kosovo (media)
• Apostolova: EU can allocate €160 million for Kosovo (RTK)
• Osmani discusses inter-institutional cooperation with Vitia (RTK)
• Limaj calls on Kurti to undertake urgent measures in Malisheva (media)
• Lajcak to start consultations on Pristina-Belgrade dialogue this week (Express)
• Thaci: Kurti a serious violator of Kosovo’s Constitution (media)
• Svecla: There were tendencies to increase tensions in the north (Koha)
• Haradinaj warns of Serbian and Russian agents (Indeksonline)
• Science and Arts Academy calls on parties to overcome divisions (media)
• Moscow opposes Kosovo’s reciprocity toward Serbia, criticises EU (Koha)
• Von Cramon to Mustafa: EP is on Kosovo’s side on its EU aspirations (media)
• Thaci sues Bahtiri for assault on Kosovo’s constitutional order (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 6

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• Five new cases of coronavirus infections in Kosovo (media)
• Kurti: We need to fight together, we will all be triumphant (media)
• UNMIK chief calls to uphold human rights in fight against COVID-19 (media)
• EU Head of Mission calls for cooperation and solidarity (media)
• U.S. Embassy Statement on continued cooperation in fighting COVID-19 (media)
• Heldt praises ministers for cooperation, slams ‘tendentious’ journalism (media)
• Interior Minister Svecla visits Bosniak Mahalla in the north (media)
• KFOR: We are closely monitoring the situation (Koha)
• Qalaj: No one can act against laws in any part of Kosovo (T7, RTK)
• Vitia: We’re in official coordination with northern municipalities (media)
• Thaci: Situation in the north unacceptable (media)
• Govt justifies quarantine in the north: There are 16 cases of coronavirus (media)
• Abazi says Thaci has split the north of Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• LDK issues press release about situation in the north (media)
• Hoti: Problems are resolved with political means (RTK)
• PDK: Kurti yielded to Belgrade in the north (media)
• Haxhiu calls for calmness, criticises other parties for panic and division (media)
• Vetevendosje MP warns of improvised tensions in Kosovo north (media)
• HRW’s Roth: Trump administration backed Kurti’s ouster (media)
• EFJ criticises political interference in the media in Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 4

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• Three new cases of coronavirus in Kosovo (media)
• UNICEF delivers supplies to Kosovo to support COVID 19 response (media)
• Switzerland pledges funds to help Kosovo fight COVID-19 virus (media)
• Lajcak: Western Balkans has a special place in my heart (media)
• UK welcomes appointment as EU special representative for dialogue (media)
• PDK’s Hoxhaj congratulates Lajcak on new post (Telegrafi)
• Kurti defends new appointments to public enterprises’ boards (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 3

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• No cases of COVID-19 on the second testing (media)
• Acting PM Kurti meets COMKFOR Risi, discuss COVID-19 response (media)
• Bahtiri, Rakic joint conference: 17 infected in the north (media)
• Kurti: Thaci showed disregard for article 82.2 of Kosovo Constitution (media)
• MEPs hail lifting of tax, call for visa liberalisation (Koha)
• Former U.S. ambassador supports Kosovo’s decision on reciprocity (media)
• Bislimi specifies what reciprocity with Serbia implies (Kallxo)
• Osmani: The government intended to sue Serbia for genocide (media)
• Veseli: I would not have initiated no-confidence motion at this time (RTV21)
• Haradinaj: Cooperation with Vetevendosje is impossible (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 2

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• The number of persons recovered from COVID-19 reaches ten (media)
• Two correctional service officials test positive for coronavirus (media)
• WHO: Kosovo to take speedy measures, situation can worsen (media)
• Kurti: Reciprocity towards Serbia to be gradually implemented (media)
• President Hashim Thaci’s interview to T7
• Thaci to continue with consultation of political parties today (media)
• Hasani: Thaci should nominate winning party to form institutions (Kallxo/KTV)
• German Ambassador hails tariff removal (media)
• France welcomes tariff removal (media)
• Italy welcomes removal of tariff (media)
• Von Cramon to Thaci: Don’t play around with Constitution while people are dying (Koha)
• Abazi claims he does not understand actions of LDK leadership (RTK)
• Haziri: Tariff lifted without any coordination (media)
• PDK: Kurti is lying to the public about reciprocity measures (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 1

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• Four more cases with coronavirus confirmed (media)
• Government decides with majority of votes for reciprocity with Serbia (media)
• Kurti: Tariff is lifted and reciprocity to be implemented from tomorrow (media)
• EU High Representative hails lifting of import tariff on Serbia (media)
• Haradinaj opposes decision to lift import tariff on Serbia (media)
• Kosovo acting Prime Minister Albin Kurti interview to KTV
• Mustafa speaks about no-confidence motion in interview with Klan Kosova
• Constitutional Court rules against govt’s decision to restrict movement (media)
• PDK’s Tahiri: We will remain in opposition (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 11

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• Thaci calls on government to accept U.S. requests: Clashes are dangerous (media)
• Kurti: Differences of opinions should not become contradictions (Koha)
• Isa Mustafa: I have sent an envoy to meet Grenell (media)
• Veseli to Kurti: You triggered most dangerous debate in Kosovo-US relations (media)
• Trump Jr: There are 650 troops in Kosovo. Time to bring them home (media)
• PM Kurti meets Franco-German delegation (Zeri)
• Haradinaj meets Veseli, Limaj; discuss plans for a “Unity Conference” (media)
• Kosovo government approves €10 million action plan to face coronavirus (media)
• Ministry: Kosovo schools to remain open until further notice (media)
• Pristina municipality takes first preventive measures against coronavirus (Telegrafi)
• Serbian man wanted for war crimes arrested in Budapest (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 9

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• Thaci calls meetings with political leaders (media)
• Thaci: Some people want to prevent agreement with Serbia (RTK)
• Grenell reiterates call for dropping of tariff (media)
• Kurti and Haradinaj call for dialogue coordination (Koha Ditore)
• Hoti: No need for dialogue conference, Kosovo has legitimate institutions (media)
• Gender equality demanded on International Women’s Day (Koha Ditore)
• Assembly to hold special session to mark International Women’s Day (media)
• Haxhiu pledges €900,000 for domestic violence shelters (Kosovapress/Koha)
• Kosovo cancels flights to Italy’s northern region due to coronavirus fears (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 7

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• Kurti-led government with two red lines on dialogue with Serbia (Koha)
• Mustafa: Grenell warned of sanctions towards Kosovo (RTV21/RTK)
• Haradinaj: Government’s approach to tax producing first consequences (media)
• Kosovo calls for release of its citizen detained by Serbia (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 6

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• Kurti calls for unity, says alliance with U.S. cannot be broken (Koha/Telegrafi)
• Grenell: Partial tariffs harm Kosovo’s economy (media)
• Borrell: I am committed to support advancing the EU-facilitated dialogue (Klan)
• “Thaci resumes efforts to paralyse Specialist Chambers” (Koha Ditore)
• U.S. rep to OSCE speaks about dialogue and fight against corruption (Kallxo)
• Germany, France expected to send envoys to Pristina next week (Express/Zeri)
• Kosnett briefed on the situation of non-majority communities in Kosovo (Epoka)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 5

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• Thaci: U.S. is taking the lead of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• PM’s office: U.S. will not withdraw troops from Kosovo (RTK)
• Haziri speaks after LDK senior leadership meeting (RTK/Telegrafi)
• Nagavci: President to respond to Kurti’s meeting request (media)
• Veseli responds to Kurti’s request for meeting, sets the place (Zeri/Insajderi)
• BIRN publishes air, rail, and road links agreements (Prishtina Insight)
• Thaci: I was not interviewed by Specialist Chambers (Zeri/Telegrafi)
• Kurti recaps on the government’s one-month performance (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 4

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• Thaci-Vucic meeting to move dialogue from Brussels to Washington (Koha)
• Kurti invites Thaci to a meeting (media)
• Kurti spoke on the phone to Grenell and O’Brien (Kallxo)
• “President leads Kosovo’s foreign policy” (Zeri)
• Engel: The main problem for Kosovo is Serbia not the tariff (Epoka e Re)
• Konjufca requests relieving seven ambassadors of duty (media)
• Citaku expresses readiness to leave ambassadorial post to U.S. (media)
• Reka: No visa liberalisation without results in corruption fight (KP/Telegrafi)

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