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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 23, 2021

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• COVID-19: 408 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Maas: Ideas for border changes, unrealistic and dangerous (media)
• Government to announce topics of Kurti-Vucic meeting, when date is set (KTV)
• Hoxhaj won’t accept Kurti’s invitation to dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Kurti’s backing down on reciprocity with Serbia (Koha)
• Environment Ministry implies reviewing permits for hydropower plants (Koha)
• North Macedonia Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Selakovic: Osmani’s statements show Prishtina doesn’t want dialogue (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 22, 2021

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• COVID-19: 506 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Majority of COVID-19 patients infected with British variant (BIRN)
• Immunisation before the recovery plan (Koha)
• Kurti will visit Brussels, but not to meet with Vucic (Koha)
• Kosovo, Serbia leaders won’t meet on visits to Brussels (BIRN)
• Hajdari on reciprocity measures: We will first exhaust CEFTA tools (Koha)
• German Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Kurti: People of Kosovo and Israel share a historical tie (media)
• Lajcak speaks with OSCE Head of Mission in Kosovo (media)
• Agron Llugaliu appointed General Director of Kosovo Customs (media)
• Press Council, AJK criticise call for state regulation of online content (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 20, 2021

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• COVID-19: 277 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Poll respondents: Government to be more transparent about vaccines (media)
• “Dialogue has so far been treated with priority but not seriousness” (Telegrafi)
• Kurti, Wigemark stress need to fight crime and corruption (media)
• Macron to Osmani: France will support you in essential reforms (media)
• 8 years later, first Kosovo-Serbia agreement partly implemented (Koha)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister to visit Greece (media)
• Tahiri: Vjosa Osmani is a marionette of Albin Kurti (media)
• Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla Pleads Not Guilty to War Crimes (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo spent €4 million in first year of pandemic for salaries of MPs (Koha)
• Kosovo falls eight places lower in Reporters Without Borders’ report (RFE)
• Weller: Cultural Heritage in Kosovo: Why do international organisations fail to adhere to their own policies? (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 19, 2021

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• COVID-19: 521 new cases, 8 deaths (media)
• Government announces new measures against COVID-19 (media)
• Health Minister Vitia meets PDK MP Haxhiu (media)
• Additional uncertainties in the Kosovo – Serbia dialogue (Koha Ditore)
• Croatian President slams idea of border changes in the Balkans (media)
• Russian Foreign Minister reacts to Slovenian non-paper (media)
• Kosovo civil society criticise monastery’s inclusion on endangered list (BIRN)
• Kosovo authorities “withdraw from investigations against Insajderi” (RFE)
• Confiscation of unjustifiable wealth; EU calls for respect of human rights (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 15, 2021

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• COVID-19: 715 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Kosovo new president says Serbia must answer for ‘genocide’ (The Irish Times)
• Kosovo implies reciprocity with every state (Radio Free Europe)
• Haxhiu: Misused funds must be confiscated, they belong to the people (media)
• EU: Dialogue, Kosovo’s most important foreign policy priority (media)
• Kurti replies to Court on request of Serb MPs (media)
• Kurti government reviewing decisions of Hoti government (Koha Ditore)
• Bogujevci: We’ll push forward draft law on domestic violence (media)
• Collaku: Internationals will strongly impose dialogue on Kurti (media)
• “Either we accept Association, or we have to talk about land swap” (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 14, 2021

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• COVID-19: 544 new cases, 12 deaths (media)
• UN Security Council discusses situation in Kosovo (media)
• Russia tries to ban Kosovo flag at UN – unsuccessfully (AP)
• Government spokesperson: No date yet on reciprocity with Serbia (media)
• Osmani and Kurti in talks to appoint new intelligence chief (RTK)
• Anti-mafia law gets the green light (Koha Ditore)
• Varhelyi in letter to Kurti: Continuation of dialogue is crucial (media)
• EU no comment on reports of Jansha’s alleged letter on border changes (RFE)
• Should Kosovo’s ruling party play opposition politics in Albania? (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 8, 2021

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COVID-19: 714 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
Health Minister: UK variant of coronavirus dominating in Kosovo (Kallxo)
Finance Minister: We’ll support businesses on rents and salaries (media)
Human rights worsened in Central, Southeast Europe, in pandemic (BIRN)
Kurti and Osmani coordinated on dialogue with Serbia (Radio Free Europe)
Long list of officials that must justify their wealth (Koha Ditore)
LDK deputy leader: We didn’t help Vetevendosje, we helped institutions (media)
No visa liberalisation for Kosovo before 2022 elections in France (Zeri/dtt-net)
Justice Minister reacts to corruption scandal(media)
Schieb: 1999 bombing to stop genocide in Kosovo (media)
Kosovo war rape survivors’ painful road to recognition (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 7, 2021

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• COVID-19: 529 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• New anti COVID measures may be extended after April 18 (Koha)
• Over 80,000 new jobseekers since the beginning of pandemic (Kallxo)
• Reporters want to have priority in COVID-19 vaccination (Radio Free Europe)
• Latifi: Government decision for additional restrictions, hasty (Kallxo)
• Stano: We expect dialogue to begin upon institutional consolidation (Telegrafi)
• Document for confiscation of unlawfully acquired wealth finalised (media)
• AAK leader Haradinaj accuses LVV MP Zyba of ‘vote buying’ (Telegrafi)
• Qazim Rrahmani resigns post of deputy minister (media)
• Media representatives urged to stop hate speech (media)
• Two Kosovo Albanians identified from wartime mass grave in Serbia (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 10, 2021

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• COVID-19: 444 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Zemaj: 33,600 doses of COVAX vaccine will arrive this month (media)
• Besnik Tahiri appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs (media)
• Battle against vote theft carried to the Supreme Court (Koha Ditore)
• How many ministries will the new government have? (Koha)
• Citaku reacts to Thaci’s non-inclusion in EU post about dialogue (media)
• “Status of Orthodox churches in Kosovo could be topic of dialogue” (media)
• Kosovar peacekeepers sent on first mission abroad (Radio Free Europe)
• Hague prosecution accused of obstructing Kosovo ex-President’s defence (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 9, 2021

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• COVID-19: 587 new cases, 6 deaths (media)
• COVID-19 worsens plight of stressed-out Balkan reporters (BIRN)
• Abdixhiku, Haziri announce candidacies for post of LDK leader (media)
• Kurti: Dialogue with Serbia must be well prepared (media)
• Lajcak: Dialogue brought about important agreements (media)
• Hodzic: ECAP decision, politically motivated and scandalous (media)
• Kosnett: Women leaders, always instrumental to Kosovo’s success (media)
• Szunyog: Impressed with stories of powerful women (media)
• People’s Attorney: Gender equality in institutions must be obligatory (Kallxo)
• Prishtina marches “against patriarchy that kills” on Women’s Day (BIRN)
• KSF to embark on first peacekeeping mission abroad (media)
• “Those who believe Serbia must be forced to accept deal live in fairy tale” (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 2, 2021

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• COVID-19: 467 new cases, 9 deaths (media)
• Lajcak arrives in Prishtina, meets Kurti and Kosnett (media)
• Lajcak: Kurti knows international community expects dialogue to resume (RTK)
• Hoxha: Revoking Radojicic warrant was unexpected (Kallxo)
• Ismaili: AAK, safest and most natural partner for Vetevendosje (media)
• Shasha: Embassy in Jerusalem, a done deal (Koha)
• Prosecution senior official arrested on abuse of duty (media)
• Deadly provocation: How village killings kindled Kosovo’s resistance (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 1, 2021

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• COVID-19: 453 new cases, 4 deaths (media)
• Kurti on diaspora votes: There are tendencies to diminish our victory (media)
• Szunyog: It’s positive that Kurti lists dialogue as fourth priority (media)
• Lajcak starts three-day visit to Kosovo today (media)
• Israeli PM Netanyahu writes letter to Kurti (media)
• Kosovo – Serbia agreement not likely before 2023 (Koha)
• Kosovo Ministry reacts to statement by Russian Foreign Ministry (media)
• Protest in Prishtina on Tuesday over representation of communities (media)
• “Time for Kosovo to tell EU we are tired of games you’re playing” (media)
• Arrest warrant for Milan Radojicic revoked (media)
• Cleaning other people’s houses (Prishtina Insight)
• Growth of online shopping in Kosovo brings dangers for consumers (BIRN)

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