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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 18 July

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COVID-19: 137 new cases in Kosovo (media)
• Thaci returns to Kosovo (media)
• Hoti: I did not go to Brussels to take pictures with Vucic (T7, media)
• Viola Von Cramon values highly work of the Specialist Chambers (RTK)
• Hoti cannot predict if PDK is to join the government (media)
• Assembly aims online sessions after increase of COVID-19 cases (Koha)
• Gucati: The Hague Special Court is biased (RTK)
• Crowds Welcome Kosovo President Returning From Questioning (NYT)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 03 July

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• 73 new coronavirus cases in Kosovo in last 24 hours (media)
• Another two patients succumb to COVID – 19 (media)
• North Macedonia considering shutting down Kosovo border (media)
• Assembly President calls for new elections (Gazeta Express)
• Hoti: The Prime Minister represents the state in dialogue (media)
• EULEX: Mandate guaranteed by Kosovo and international laws (media)
• What is Council of Experts’ role in Kosovo – Serbia dialogue? (RFE)
• Vucic: To recognise Kosovo’s independence? Forget about it (

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 02

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• 113 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (media)
• Von Cramon: Hopefully a mutual recognition agreement during fall (media)
• Palmer: U.S. remain committed to normalisation of relations (media)
• Heldt: Pandemics, dialogue and visa liberalization to be on focus (Koha)
• PM Avdullah Hoti to visit Tirana today (media)
• EU: Hoti took commitment on EULEX (Express)
• Selimi: Proposed indictment was announced intentionally (media)
• Koci: First indictment expected to be confirmed or denied in July (media)
• Tahiri: No discussions to include PDK in government (RTK)
• (Correction) Judah: Dialogue weakens if Thaci resigns (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 01

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• 79 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (media)
• Health Minister: Situation with coronavirus is under control (media)
• EU intends to continue Kosovo – Serbia dialogue without Thaci (RFE)
• MEPs: Merkel to put visa liberalisation for Kosovo on EU council agenda (media)
• Grenell: US focus on economic normalisation motivated Europeans (media)
• Judah: Dialogue weakens if Thaci resigns (media)
• Wisner: Kosovo is in a very serious crisis after proposed indictment (media)
• Without EULEX, operation of Special Court becomes impossible (Koha)
• Hoti calls on Assembly to address budget with priority (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 30

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• President Thaci’s address to the people after proposed indictment (media)
• Hoti: We will react with dignity toward new developments (media)
• Rama starts his day by distributing his speech on defense of KLA (media)
• Vetevendosje’s Nagavci says Thaci’s address was scandalous (media)
• Haradinaj: A great power behind Specialist Chambers (media)
• Zeka: List includes other very powerful political actors (Klan Kosova)
• Abrahams: EU, US to seek justice in Serbia for Kosovo crimes (media)
• Kicmari: I think the President should’ve resigned tonight (T7)
• 136 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (media)
• US State Department Country Report on Terrorism for Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 29

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• 87 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (media)
• Due to increased cases of Covid-19, EU borders remain closed for Kosovo (Koha)
• PM Hoti: We might have to reintroduce isolation measures (media)
• Osmani: Significant rise requires government’s urgent attention (media)
• Coronavirus spreads in the Assembly (Indeksonline)
• Assembly Presidency and committees should not meet, Council suggests (media)
• President Thaci to address the media on Monday (media)
• Specialist Chambers comment on accusations against Thaci (Klan/Telegrafi)
• Albanian PM Rama to visit Kosovo on Monday (media)
• EULEX work not affected by lack of letter exchange (Koha)
• Serwer: Shore up the Kosovo state (Peacefare.net/Koha)
• EU undercut the U.S.-led Kosovo–Serbia summit (National Review/media)
• Police detain then release two persons during St. Vitus celebrations (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 13

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• 58 new COVID-19 cases in Kosovo on Friday (media)
• Haradinaj-Stublla discusses with Matthew Palmer (media)
• Vucic : Brussels and Washington in war on who would lead the dialogue (Koha)
• Osmani ready to leave the post of the Assembly Speaker if requested by LVV (Koha)
• Hoti meets KFOR Commander, discuss security situation (media)
• Kurti: President could not find collaborators among LVV, but among LDK (RTK)
• Haradinaj-Stublla talks to Albright and Clark (media)
• Hoti meets French Ambassador to Kosovo Marie Christine Butel (Media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 9

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• Kurti to Constitutional Court: Declare President’s decree inadmissible (media)
• Thaci handed over the comments to the Constitutional Court (media)
• Von Cramon: Borrell’s position on borders, dangerous and harmful (Express)
• Mustafa: The second political party can form the government (RTV21, RTK)
• Haradinaj: Government was brought down by Kurti and Vetevendosje (RTK)
• Kurti held a video meeting with Head of EU Office, Nataliya Apostolova (media)
• Infectious Diseases Clinic treating 9 patients with Covid-19, three in serious condition (Koha)
• Cakaj: Recognise Kosovo to become a UN member (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 18

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• 53 patients with COVID-19 are being treated at hospital, two in serious condition (media)
• Kurti: I will only meet with the President to announce elections and for the pandemic (media)
• Thaci to Kurti: Nominate the prime minister-designate “without delay” (media)
• Kurti and Lajcak agree that dialogue should resume after pandemic (RTK)
• Lajcak: I will continue to cooperate closely with the U.S. (media)
• COVID-19 won’t stop Kosovo war crimes court from filing indictments (Express)
• Konjufca discusses support on visa liberalization with German FM Mass (media)
• Osmani joins campaign against domestic violence (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 31

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• 12 new cases of coronavirus confirmed (media)
• President Thaci invites Kurti to meeting (media)
• Veseli: Whoever incites conflict will have no room here (RTK)
• Mustafa reacts to Bahtiri’s statement (media)
• Charges files against Mitrovica South Mayor (Indeksonline)
• Acting Interior Minister files charges against Thaci (media)
• US gives Kosovo $1.1 million to fight coronavirus (media)
• Lajcak to start his duty as EU Envoy for dialogue in two days (RFE, RTK)
• Haradinaj: Kurti gave up the tariff, if he kept it, I would support him (RTK)
• “If Kurti does not meet Thaci, we call it a constitutional silence” (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 30

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• 3 new coronavirus cases confirmed, 91 in total (media)
• Kurti: We need to convince every family member to stay at home (media)
• Kurti: Extraordinary elections are inevitable (media)
• Thaci expected to invite political leaders for a consultation meeting (media)
• Nagavci: There is no government without the winner, Kurti was the best PM (RTK)
• LVV could delay forming of the government infinitely (media)
• Kusari: LDK would have submitted motion, with or without Veliu (media)
• Abazi warns on additional measures if citizens do not respect decisions (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 28

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• U.S. envoy Grenell: Kurti said he would drop tariffs (T7)
• Kurti: I did not say we would lift the tariff without reciprocity (media)
• Mustafa: Kurti should withdraw his statements and publicly apologise to the U.S. (RTK)
• Congressman Raises Concerns Over Trump Administration Tactics on Kosovo (VoA, RTK)
• Haxhiu: Tendencies to form government without elections, unconstitutional (RTK)
• The outgoing government dismisses KUCS Board (media)
• Curfew hours change: movement restricted after 17:00 hours (media)

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