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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 29, 2021

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• COVID-19: 327 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Osmani meets Vitia: COVID-19 vaccines will be secured (media)
• VV’s Shkreta: Vaccine shipments to start arriving in May (Klan)
• PM Kurti continues meetings in Brussels (media)
• Miftaraj: Kurti’s refusal to go to Brussels meeting, scolding for EU (Telegrafi)
• Stoltenberg: Speculations on border changes do not help stability (RTK)
• EP rapportuer Von Cramon comments on recent non-paper (media)
• Kurti congratulates Albania’s Rama on election victory (media)
• Committee approves KOSTT’s request for electricity in the north (media)
• BIRN debate puts road safety in the spotlight (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 26, 2021

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• COVID-19: 227 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Assembly to discuss management of COVID-19 pandemic (media)
• Kurti slammed for decision to vote in Albania’s elections (media)
• Kurti pledges to present programme upon return from Brussels (media)
• Kosovo without political consensus towards the grand finale (Koha)
• Klan Kosova: Surroi, Shala invited to join Kosovo negotiating team (media)
• Gervalla: Petkovic to respect Brussels Agreement during Kosovo visit (Express/Klan)
• Lajcak and Vucic meet in Brussels (media)
• Op-ed: Kosovo should rule out any further compromise (BIRN)
• Pjeter Shala: Kosovo Liberation Army’s Shadowy ‘Commander Wolf’ (BIRN)
• Exit polls: Tight race in Albania’s parliamentary vote (AP)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 21, 2021

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• COVID-19: 478 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
• Government silent over “difficult compromises” with Serbia (RFE)
• Tahiri: Government must not make compromises in dialogue (media)
• Koha publishes 2015 draft statute of Association of Serb-majority municipalities
• Collaku: Kurti deserves everyone’s respect if he can reject Association (media)
• Gorani: Kurti government will be forced to accept compromise (media)
• Kurti: Cultural differences must unite us, not divide us (media)
• Albanians from Presevo Valley expect Kurti to include them in dialogue (media)
• Rama: Mini-Schengen aimed to dissolve border with Kosovo (Euronews Albania)
• PDK denies it is behind offensive graffiti against its former MP (media)
• Editor: Brussels confirmed they received document from Jansha (media)
• Bosnian Serbs urge talks on Country’s potential ‘disintegration’ (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 16, 2021

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• COVID-19: 612 new cases, 17 deaths (media)
• U.S. Ambassador Kosnett gives interview to Klan Kosova
• Kurti urges Greece to recognise Kosovo (media)
• President Osmani meets representatives of UN agencies in Kosovo (media)
• Lajcak and Bislimi hold virtual meeting (media)
• Gashi: LDK will not be part of dialogue with Serbia (ATV/Telegrafi)
• Kosovo FM Gervalla invited to address EP Foreign Affairs Committee (media)
• Surroi thinks Kosovo’s membership in NATO more plausible than in UN (Koha)
• Pjeter Shala transferred to The Hague pursuant to confirmed indictment (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 9, 2021

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• COVID-19: 897 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Health Minister: Vaccine is safe, I call on all citizens to get vaccinated (media)
• Kosovo restaurant stages silent protest against COVID-19 restrictions (BIRN)
• Kurti government implies it will reintroduce reciprocity toward Serbia (Koha)
• Blinken to Kurti: You will have our full support (media)
• Szunyog: Kurti has been officially invited to Brussels (media)
• “If President not elected, maybe UN would appoint new administrator” (Telegrafi)
• Szunyog: We are not satisfied with Kosovo’s implementation of SAA (media)
• Kosovo prosecution promises rapid verdict after BIRN investigation (BIRN)
• “Decani Monastery under threat”, a triumph of Serbia, Kosovo silent (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 6, 2021

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• COVID-19: 512 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• Kosovo introduces tougher measures in face of growing COVID-19 cases (media)
• Kurti: Kosovo is skeptical to vaccines from non-recognising countries (media)
• Plan to vaccinate Kosovo teachers in Albania postponed (media)
• Zemaj: Lockdown decision without strategy will worsen situation (media)
• Vjosa Osmani elected President of Kosovo (media)
• Osmani receives congratulations on her election (media/social media)
• PDK: President of Kosovo emerged from dirty deals (media)
• Abdixhiku: LDK to continue acting as opposition, congratulations to Vjosa (media)
• AAK: Osmani is Kurti’s president, Kosovo turns into monism (media)
• Pacolli: Happy to have contributed to president’s election (media)
• President Osmani takes over her duty today (media)
• Kurti: Human remains recovered in Kizevak belong to Kosovo war victims (Koha)
• Donika Gervalla will lead the “Guxo” initiative? (media)
• Politics Still Sways Public Sector Hiring in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 2, 2021

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• COVID-19: 1,020 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Vetevendosje has not yet secured votes for Osmani’s election (Koha/Telegrafi)
• Kosovo Assembly to hold session today (media)
• Haziri: LDK MPs free to express their will (T7/Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj: I fear times when Osmani would have to make quick decisions (T7/Telegrafi)
• Kurti asked to keep his word regarding missing persons (Koha)
• Konjufca: Serbia committing multiple crimes for hiding whereabouts of missing persons (Koha)
• Kurti continues cabinet appointments (media)
• Dugolli leaves deputy minister post for that of MP (media)
• Kosovo does not permit construction of road in the north (Klan)
• Collaku: Thaci indicted on plan devised by Serbia and Russia (Klan)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 1, 2021

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• COVID-19: 948 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Sources: President election session to take place on Friday (media)
• Hoxhaj: PDK has not changed position on Osmani’s candidacy (media)
• LVV, PDK appoint heads of parliamentary groups (media)
• Government to discuss confiscation of unlawfully acquired assets (media)
• Haxhiu vows to begin work on judicial vetting process (media)
• Varhelyi hopes dialogue will be priority of new government of Kosovo (RTK)
• Serb accused of 1999 massacre of 130 men arrested in Kosovo (AP/BIRN)
• Kosovo Village Remembers 106 Civilians Killed in 1999 War (Balkan Insight)
• New Government working without programme (Koha)
• Ministry of Agriculture suspends five employees for abuse of power (media)
• Spain beats Kosovo, national broadcaster downgrades visitors (AP)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 31, 2021

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• COVID-19: 811 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Zemaj says Kosovo has secured 100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine (media)
• Humolli from WHO: Covid measures need to be toughened (RTV21/Telegrafi)
• Kosovo FM Gervalla: Embassy in Jerusalem is a done deal (media)
• State Department: Many corrupt officials continue to hold public posts (media)
• PM Kurti meets British ambassador Abbott (media)
• Abdixhiku: LDK with 12% could not condition a party with 50% of votes (Telegrafi)
• Opposition Party Clears Path to Parliament Vote on Kosovo President (Balkan Insight)
• PDK’s Deliu-Kodra slamms FM Gervalla for agreement with Serbia remarks (media)
• Haxhiu: Serious action needed to fight organised crime and corruption (Klan)
• U.S. Embassy opposes holding government meetings outside of Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 30, 2021

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• COVID-19: 774 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Vaccinations against COVID-19 begin in Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)
• Kosovo PM gets first COVID-19 vaccine shot to encourage take-up (Reuters)
• Kurti’s vaccination draws reactions in Kosovo (media)
• Ramadani: New vaccine deliveries to take place in the coming weeks (Kallxo)
• Vaccination certificates to be issued to Western Balkans citizens (RFE/Koha)
• Kurti has separate meetings with ambassadors, Kosnett and Orlando (media)
• Haziri vows LDK will play constructive role in president’s election (media)
• PDK’s Haliti on voting Vjosa Osmani for president (RTK)
• Kosovo Serb Party Challenges Govt in Court Over Representation (Balkan Insight)
• Miftaraj says SL’s complaint to Constitutional Court has no legal basis (media)
• Vucic: If I recongnised Kosovo, I would have won the Nobel Prize (Happy/Zeri)
• Spanish FM on the match with Kosovo: It is football (media)
• Kurti ‘blocks’ PAK activity (RFE/media)
• Journalist claims he was suspended for comments against Kurti (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 29, 2021

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• COVID-19: 926 new cases, 10 deaths (media)
• First doses of Covid vaccine arrive in Kosovo (media)
• Kurti: We are working night and day to secure vaccine (media)
• Complications of president election increasing (Koha)
• Abdixhiku and Osmani meet again, LDK to decide on president vote on Monday (media)
• Visa liberalisation for Kosovo not in EU Council’s agenda (Koha)
• Redzepi: Time for “Great Serbia” and “Great Albania” is over (media)
• Kurti appoints three political advisers and spokesperson (media)
• Kosovo leaders vow to sue Serbia over wartime ‘Genocide’ (exit.al)
• Kosovo’s EU-backed war crimes court ‘has full US backing’ (euronews)
• Shqiprim Arifi’s party, winner of Presevo elections (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 26, 2021

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• COVID-19: 885 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• Vaccine rollout delayed, expected doses also reduced (Koha)
• Rama: Albania ready to vaccinate 11,000 Kosovo healthcare staff (Koha)
• EP adopts report on Kosovo, urges EU to grant visa liberalisation (media)
• Kurti meets Osmani, refers to her as the incoming president of Kosovo (media)
• Weber: New elections are not in favour of the opposition (RFE)
• Kurti to PAK: Suspend temporarily all decisions (RTK)
• Haziri: Difficult year ahead, KSC to have huge impact in coming weeks (Telegrafi)
• Vasfije Krasniqi: Ready to take part in dialogue, throw at Serbia’s face crimes committed in Kosovo (media)
• Op-ed: It is time for Vetevendosje to finally condemn homophobia (Prishtina Insight)
• After request for her dismissal, Emilija Redzepi changes the statement (media)
• EU to Examine Whether Serbia is ‘Deleting’ Ethnic Albanian Addresses (Balkan Insight)

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