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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 23 July

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• COVID-19: 241 new cases, six deaths (media)
• Newly founded COVID-19 advisory board holds first meeting (media)
• Haradinaj: Thaci will resign if indictment is confirmed (Klan Kosova)
• Hoti’s delegation of dialogue powers to Hyseni, deemed unconstitutional (Koha)
• Wilson: Russia wants a status quo in Kosovo (Radio Free Europe)
• Limaj: We cannot have dialogue with Serbia without all leaders at table (T7)
• Haradinaj-Stublla: Agreement with Serbia needs U.S. leadership (media)
• Mothers’ Cries: Do not rush in finalising talks with Serbia (media)
• Ali Ahmeti summoned as witness by Specialist Chambers (media)
• KLA associations demand resignation of EP rapporteur (media)
• Vucic: I expect greater engagement by the U.S. in the dialogue (Lajmi)
• Board of Kosovo Telecom resigns over Z-mobile dispute (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 22 July

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• COVID-19: 168 new cases, 157 recovered (media)
• COVID-19 puts strain on Kosovo health system (Prishtina Insight)
• LDK’s Skender Hyseni appointed state coordinator for dialogue (media)
• President Thaci welcomes Hyseni’s appointment as state coordinator (media)
• Osmani comments on Hyseni’s appointment as coordinator (Klan/Kallxo)
• Osmani slams Hoti: He has renounced state sovereignty (Klan Kosova)
• EU asks unity from Kosovo in dialogue (Express)
• Von Cramon responds to allegations of interfering with SPO’s work (media)
• Cakaj: Specialist Chambers, a political problem (RTK)
• Kosovo Telecom board resigns (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 21 July

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• COVID-19: 142 new cases over last 24 hours, four deaths (media)
• Technical teams to meet Thursday, Kosovo without a coordinator (Koha)
• Hoti: Drafting of final agreement starts this week (Prishtina Insight)
• Who will be appointed state coordinator for dialogue? (Klan)
• Hoti called to report to Assembly on dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Von Cramon: I never interfered in Specialist Chambers’ work (Klan)
• Thaci: Women of Krusha are a symbol of survival and force (media)
• “There’s still a mindset that women are not worthy of inheritance” (Koha)
• Djuric: We will never discuss recognition of Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 20 July

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• COVID-19: 118 new cases in last 24 hours, five dead (media)
• Health minister: New measures resulting successful (media)
• CDHRF: Health authorities preferentially testing people for COVID-19 (media)
• UN chief: We are at the breaking point (media)
• President Thaci calls for civic and political unity (Kallxo)
• Thaci defends war record, calls for unity after return from Hague court (RFE)
• State Department backs EU-brokered talks between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• Collaku: Resumption of technical dialogue, not in Kosovo’s interest (media)
• Tahiri criticises EU for lack of visa liberalisation (media)
• Ischinger calls for visa liberalisation: EU credibility at stake (media)
• Haziri says Hoti’s meeting in Brussels “catastrophic” (media)
• Dacic: Serbia has suspended derecognition campaign (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 17 July

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• EU High Representative Borrell’s remarks prior to high-level meeting (media)
• Hoti: A difficult meeting on two topics – missing persons and economy (media)
• Hoti: Mutual recognition and normalisation of relations, final objective (media)
• Lajcak: Next high-level meeting in September (media)
• Vucic: The meeting was not easy (media)
• Serbia accuses Kosovo of ‘blackmail’ after talks in Brussels (DW)
• EU diplomat: Three stages of talks between Kosovo and Serbia (Klan Kosova)
• Tahiri: Hoti has constitutional obligation to go to Brussels (media)
• President Thaci concludes interview with Specialist Chambers (media)
• Kosovo FM reacts to book displayed at Serbian mission in Brussels (Telegrafi)
• “WHO does not recommend serology testing for diagnosis purposes” (Koha)
• Kuci: 56 percent of businesses risk bankruptcy (Koha)
• Pandemic reveals ‘systemic’ issues faced by Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities (Prishtina Insight)
• A land swap won’t solve Serbia – Kosovo conundrum (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 16 July

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• Four more people die from COVID-19 on Wednesday (media)
• Kosovo – Serbia dialogue to continue Thursday (media)
• In Brussels, PM Hoti meets Commissioner Varhelyi (media)
• Thaci interviewed for third day by Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (media)
• Beqaj: Specialist court will lead to the ‘cleaning’ of political spectrum (Koha)
• Koci: Thaci should’ve been more transparent about interview (media)
• Former Dutch Ambassador: KLA fought an honorable war (RTK)
• Klinaku: MPs can change law on Specialist Chambers (Telegrafi)
• “German EU Presidency no magic wand for the Balkans” (Balkan Insight)
• North Macedonia Election Returns No Clear Winner (NYT)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 15 July

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• Four more dead from coronavirus on Tuesday (media)
• Assembly lacks votes to pass law on pandemic (Koha)
• Hoti in Brussels with his office and associates, Weber calls for unity (Koha)
• President Thaci ends second day of interviewing at The Hague (media)
• Were prosecutors right to publicise charges against Thaci? (Balkan Insight)
• Haradinaj: Charges against Thaci, a blow to Kosovo’s freedom (Klan Kosova)
• War veterans’ leader: Specialist Chambers are attacking KLA directly (T7)
• Serwer: Be prepared (media)
• Presevo Valley Albanians ask to lead a ministry in Serbian government (Koha)
• Government defends decisions to appoint minister to extra post (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 14 July

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• COVID-19: 187 new cases, six dead (media)
• Hoti: New measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 (media)
• Osmani: It is our constitutional duty to pass anti-Covid law (media)
• Zemaj: Health Institute has capacity to do 500-600 tests in 24 hours (media)
• Gjilan Mayor: New government measures are very unpopular (media)
• Government has no plans to carry out massive testing (Koha)
• PDK MP requests names of persons with COVID-19 be published (Kallxo)
• President Thaci interviewed by Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (media)
• Haradinaj: If indictments confirmed, Kosovo risks serious damage (media)
• Cakaj: When KLA is concerned, we should react as a nation, not as two states (media)
• Assembly approves in principle budget review (media)
• Lajcak discusses dialogue with Russian Ambassador at EU (Sputnik/RTK)
• Hague war crime prosecutors quiz Kosovo President Thaci (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 13 July

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• COVID-19: 216 new cases in last 24 hours (media)
• State of emergency not declared; stricter measures will be applied (media)
• Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s interview to Top Channel
• EU Special Representative: The dialogue is back on track (media)
• Von der Leyen expresses support for Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• Hoti: I’ll meet Vucic in Brussels on Thursday; only mutual recognition (media)
• Hoti: U.S. and EU to complement each other in the dialogue (media)
• Vucic: Situation with Kosovo, almost hopeless (media)
• President Thaci urges people to strictly implement protective measures (media)
• Zemaj: Do not force us to declare a state of emergency (media)
• No total lockdown from state of emergency, sources say (Indeksonline)
• Association of Municipalities supports state of emergency (media)
• Association of Psychologists oppose state of emergency (media)
• Thaci and Borrell agree to extend EULEX mandate for another year (media)
• EULEX chief: We remain fully committed to our partnership (media)
• “France, Germany and Netherlands opposed visa liberalisation” (Lajmi)
• U.S. Embassy: People of Kosovo deserve better (media)
• Bajrami: Let’s focus on economic recovery, not personal attacks (media)
• Kosovo’s Thaci strongly denies committing any war crimes (AP)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 10 July

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• COVID-19: 207 new cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours (media)
• Prishtina Mayor: Number of coronavirus cases is much higher (Klan)
• Zeka: 45% of businesses in Kosovo have stopped operating (media)
• EU: Dialogue will continue regardless of protests in Serbia (media)
• Kosovo PM Hoti goes to dialogue without internal consensus (Koha)
• Assembly adopts resolution “in defense of people’s values” (media)
• EU Office chief disappointed with failure to ratify agreements (media)
• Haradinaj: Not logical for Europeans to undermine US summit (T7)
• Kosovo ministers visit Presevo Valley (media)
• William Walker disappointed with SPO’s actions (RTK)
• War veterans protest charges against President Thaci (Balkan Insight)
• Lushtaku: Better for PDK to join the government (Telegrafi)
• Stalled talks set to resume in Brussels but what’s at stake? (Euronews)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 09 July

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• Covid-19: 214 new cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours (media)
• Government of Kosovo extends restrictive measures to the north (media)
• Hoti: Only Kosovo laws apply in northern municipalities (media)
• Covid-19: North Macedonia shuts border with Kosovo (media)
• Thaci to travel to The Hague for interview (media)
• Limaj commends Thaci’s readiness to be interviewed in The Hague (media)
• Bislimi: Calls to undo specialist chambers to save one person not KLA (Koha)
• Hoti: Kosovo ready for dialogue on mutual recognition with Serbia (media)
• Borrell’s Office: Visa liberalisation to be treated urgently (Lajmi.net/RTK)
• Nagavci: SL’s statement neither coincidental nor unintentional (Telegrafi)
• PDK to support all international financial agreements (media)
• KLA war veterans organize today protests in all Kosovo cities (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 08 July

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• COVID-19: 183 new cases confirmed, three fatalities (media)
• Assembly President summons PM Hoti to report on pandemic (media)
• Health Minister says situation with COVID-19 under control (media)
• Haziri criticises recently introduced restrictive measures (media)
• Four northern municipalities introduce new restrictive measures (media)
• Beyer: Dialogue must resume, and agreement reached (RTK)
• Grenell: We support EU for meetings on 10 – 12 July (Express)
• Lajcak discusses the dialogue with senior German officials (media)
• Hoti: France committed to support Kosovo in dialogue process (media)
• Selmanaj: France has dilemmas and hesitates on visa liberalisation (T7)
• 42 MEPs call for visa liberalisation for Kosovo (media)
• EU confident Thaci will extend EULEX’s mandate (Koha)
• Vucic on dialogue with Kosovo: They will pressure us to lose (media)
• KLA associations reveal July 9 protest method (media)

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