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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 22

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• COVID-19: 79 new cases, two deaths (media)
• Team of German epidemiology expert to visit Kosovo (media)
• US delegation visits Kosovo to invest in infrastructure (AP)
• U.S. Ambassador To Kosovo Says Balkan Economic Rise A ‘High Policy Priority’ For Trump (RFE)
• After visit to Kosovo, Grenell arrives in Belgrade (media)
• Thaci awards Presidential Medal of Merit to Ambassador Grenell (media)
• Assembly fails to pass economic recovery law (media)
• Lajcak on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue with C5 Ministers (RTK)
• Vucic complains to UN about Kosovo (media)
• Surroi: Kosovo responsible for Serbia’s doors to U.S. opening up (Telegrafi)
• Bildt: Serbia will have to recognise Kosovo eventually (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 21

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• COVID-19: Two deaths, 61 new cases (media)
• Zemaj: We will soon have a 500-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients (media)
• Trump: We are stopping mass killings between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• Grenell: Implementing Kosovo-Serbia agreement, top priority (media)
• U.S. government delegation to travel to Greece, Kosovo, Serbia, Israel (media)
• Thaci: Kosovo, Turkey to strengthen strategic partnership (media)
• Pacolli welcomes Grenell’s visit, “strong proof of engagement” (media)
• Zogiani: Hoti helped Serbia to not recognise Kosovo (media)
• Abazi: Hoti-led government, a threat to national security (media)
• Haradinaj: Developments on the “Files” case do not help Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 17

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• COVID-19: 76 new cases, three deaths (media)
• Kosovo, Serbia to hold new meeting in Brussels today (media)
• Lajcak: We will discuss mutual financial claims on Thursday (media)
• “Thaci trying to block Brussels dialogue through opposing Association” (Koha)
• Selmanaj: We are obliged to form the Association (T7)
• LVV calls Thaci’s position on Association ‘hypocrisy’ (Koha)
• Djuric rebuts Hoti: Association will be discussed tomorrow (RTK)
• Mustafa: If AAK conditions President post, we’ll go to elections (media)
• Krasniqi: PDK backed Hoti in U.S., hoping he’ll bring mutual recognition (media)
• Trajkovic: Washington agreement, a political earthquake for Vucic (N1, RTK)
• KLA associations claim they received more documents (media)
• Israel’s deal with Kosovo and Serbia is window-dressing by Trump and Netanyahu (Times Now)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 16

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• COVID-19: 71 new cases, one death (media)
• Thaci warns of danger from Thursday’s meeting in Brussels (media)
• PM’s advisor dismisses Thaci’s warnings about Brussels meeting (Klan)
• Netanyahu to Kosovo people: I extend the hand of friendship (media)
• Haradinaj-Stublla accuses Vucic for breach of agreement (media)
• Osmani: Wrong for closed issues to be readdressed with Serbia (media)
• Konjufca: Serbia, not the U.S., drafted parts of Washington agreement (Klan)
• Kosovo conditions Serbia on Association: Implementation after recognition (RFE)
• Hoti to discuss Washington Agreement with civil society (RTK)
• Limaj requests from opposition to be part of dialogue with Serbia (RTK)
• Letters of intent signed in Washington for construction of new highway (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 15

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• COVID-19: 55 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Hoti to report to MPs on dialogue with Serbia (media)
• “Agreement with Serbia, in complete coordination with the U.S.” (media)
• Kurti: Serbia’s projects are old, Kosovo’s concessions new (media)
• Bajrami: Only Israel’s recognition is historic in Washington agreement (Koha)
• Coalition partners gathered again on Monday (media)
• Haradinaj: We won’t vote any other candidate except Ramush (media)
• Gjini: Vetevendosje initiated no-confidence motion to trap the PDK (KTV)
• Beqiri: No one in the LDK is celebrating Osmani’s departure (media)
• Djuric: Serbia will insist on speedy creation of the Association (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 14

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• COVID-19: 71 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• Kosovo government meets today (media)
• Kosovo Assembly Presidency to meet today (media)
• Mustafa: Prime minister guided by Constitution not coalition partners (media)
• LVV and PDK to oppose Mini-Schenghen with all means (RTK)
• Borrell: Only Europeans can stabilise the Balkans (FT/Kosovo media)
• Fabrizi: Next rounds of dialogue, even more difficult (media)
• Israel’s Netanyahu to address Kosovo in remarks from White House (Klan)
• Serwer: Washington Agreement does not even enable start of economic normalisation (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 12

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• COVID-19: 50 new cases, five deaths (media)
• A third of people in Kosovo believe COVID-19 is a hoax, according to poll (AFP/EuroNews)
• Zemaj: All set for the start of new school year (media)
• Osmani: There is danger of a Republika Srpska in the north of Kosovo (RFE)
• Veseli: Kosovo delegation failed to reach final agreement with Serbia (media)
• Nagavci: Fall of Hoti-led government, a matter of days (Kosovapress)
• “Specialist prosecutors investigating files case sent to KLA associations” (media)
• Op-ed: Kosovo Serbia Agreement Could Sway US Election (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 11

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• COVID-19: 69 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• UN says more funds needed for coronavirus vaccine (VOA/RTV21/Kallxo)
• Kosovo and North Macedonia considering easing border restrictions (media)
• Hoti: We will respect agreement on Association (media)
• Tahiri: European Parliament confirmed support for visa liberalisation (media)
• Kosovo and North Macedonia considering easing border restrictions (media)
• Palmer: The U.S. happy with progress in Kosovo-Serbia negotiations (Koha)
• Grenell says he jokingly proposed renaming Ujman/Gazivode to Lake Trump (Klan)
• Limaj: No disagreements among coalition partners (media)
• Mustafa: We do not have agreement on President with AAK (RTK/T7)
• Israeli official: New embassy in Pristina to be opened soon (Koha)
• Vucic about Washington meeting: I did not sleep the entire night (RTK)
• Djuric: No agreement without Association of Serb-majority municipalities (Koha/Zeri)
• Serbia and Kosovo awkwardly embrace Israel (The Economist)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 10

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• COVID-19: 76 new infections, six deaths (media)
• Hoti: Washington agreement, major step towards mutual recognition (media)
• Lajcak: High time to bring dialogue to successful end (media)
• Haradinaj-Stublla: Mutual recognition, a decade overdue (media)
• Palmer: U.S. sees no parallels between Kosovo and Republika Srpska (Koha)
• PM Hoti to visit Brussels again (media)
• EU official: Kosovo cannot apply for European Union membership (Koha)
• Haxhiu: Serbia recognises Kosovo when it gets association and resources (RTK)
• Selmanaj: AAK does not support LVV’s no-confidence motion (Koha)
• Erdogan has separate telephone conversations with Thaci and Vucic (media)
• Dzaferovic: U.S. reminded that Kosovo’s case has nothing to do with BiH (Sarajevo Times)
• Abazovic: I leave the government if derecognition of Kosovo is initiated (media)
• Russia welcomes Serbia, Kosovo economic normalization (Anadolu Agency)
• Trump’s Serbia-Kosovo Deal ‘Middle-Easternizes’ the Balkans (Balkan Insight)
• EC approves financial assistance to Kosovo (Zeri)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 9

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• COVID-19: 97 new infections, no deaths (media)
• Kosovo PM Hoti meets NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg (media)
• In Brussels, PM Hoti meets Commissioner Varhelyi (media)
• “Another major deal! How President Trump brought Serbia and Kosovo together” (Express)
• LVV: Washington agreement in violation to Constitution of Kosovo (media)
• PDK welcomes Hoti’s reporting next week, LVV considers it is too late (RTK)
• “Mini-Schengen strengthens Serbia’s influence over regional market” (Koha)
• Grenell: One thing is for sure, Albin Kurti is always against the United States (Express)
• Osmani speaks about cooperation with LVV (Kanal10)
• KLA association official publishes footage of man who ‘dropped off Specialist Court files’ (media)
• Specialist Chambers do not comment on whether they visited KLA associations (Koha)
• Member of Bosnia’s presidency seeks a session for recognition of Kosovo (Klan)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 8

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• COVID-19: 85 new infections, five deaths (media)
• Lajcak hails progress in Kosovo Serbia-dialogue (Prishtina Insight)
• Thaci: Where America wins, the Albanian people do too (media)
• Selmanaj: We accepted Mini-Schengen as it was requested by President Trump, (Klan)
• Haradinaj on Mustafa’s statements on Ujman (TV Dukagjini)
• LVV asks Hoti to report to Assembly on Washington agreement (media)
• Kelmendi: Kosovo delegation was split heading up to Washington meeting (Klan)
• Kosovo experiences backlash over Jerusalem embassy plans (Prishtina Insight)
• EU warns Serbia, Kosovo over Israel embassy move (AP)
• EU warns Serbia and Kosovo over Jerusalem embassy plans (DW)
• Kosovo speaker of parliament sends warm message to Israel (The Times of Israel)
• Hoti meets Tusk, requests lifting of visas (media)
• Specialist Chambers do not comment KLA War Veteran’s claims (RTK)
• Osmani “parts ways with LDK” (Koha)
• Vetevendosje’s Haxhiu responds to Thaci’s ‘knives on the maps’ (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 7

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• COVID-19: 92 new infections, seven deaths (media)
• Hoti meets Palmer, Lajcak: Pleased to see EU-U.S. coordination (media)
• Hyseni speaks after Brussels meeting: There is approximation of stances (media)
• Osmani: It took Vucic little more than 24 hours to breach the agreement (media)
• Stano: Agreement to be in line with EU legislation (Koha)
• Biden: Recognition between Kosovo and Israel, good news (RTK)
• Turkey calls on Kosovo not to open embassy in Jerusalem (media)
• White House publishes part of PM Hoti’s remarks (media)
• Grenell to German diplomat: Lift visas promised to Kosovo (media)
• Agreement point on Ujman Lake almost brought down Kosovo government (Koha)
• Judah: No winners or losers in Kosovo-Serbia agreement in Washington (Telegrafi)

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