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Belgrade Media Report 26 February 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 26 February 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic meets Kosovo Serbs in Kursumlija (Tanjug/RTV)
Drecun: Lajcak pushed to the side ZSO, story about a non-paper appearing for who knows how many times (RTS)
Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnection important for whole region (RTS)
Dacic with Fabrizi on continuation of inter-party dialogue (Tanjug)
Bilcik: EP glad to help, as it did in 2019 upon Belgrade’s invitation (N1)
EU spokesman denies Lajcak bringing ultimatum to Belgrade (N1/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

US Embassy: US continues to provide full support to Euro-Atlantic integration processes in B&H (Dnevni avaz)
Turkovic says that with Commission for NATO Cooperation we are in situation, with support of US Ambassador and the NATO General in B&H, to form functioning body (FTV)
RS opposition, ruling structures accuse each other regarding NATO path of B&H (N1)
B&H sends report on progress in realization of Program of Reforms to NATO HQ in Brussels (EuroBlic/AJB)
Dodik and candidate for HR Schmidt agree in phone conversation that responsibility for future of B&H lies on elected officials in authorities (RTRS)
Turkovic: Current situation is that on one hand we want OHR to leave and at the same time we demand DPA to be fully implemented, which is impossible (FTV)
Cubrilovic says he is not afraid of his possible removal but it would not solve problems imposed by High Representative (EuroBlic)
B&H CEC establishes results of Doboj, Srebrenica elections (Hayat)
Croatia

Bosnia and Croatia sign military cooperation plan for 2021 (Hina)
Boskovic: Croats want to elect their representative, do not want imposed ‘member’ of Croat people (Vecernji list)
Europe thinking about abolition of principle of constituent peoples in B&H; Croats to become minority? (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro

Djeljosaj and Tuzi residents block boulevard towards Podgorica (CdM)
Do secret data leak from Montenegro? (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

Mickoski: Mijalkov fled to Belgrade, but had to return after pressure was put on Zaev (Republika)
Mijalkov in the dock as the court will reach its verdict in the 2015 wiretapping scandal (Republika)
Izet Medziti also turns his back on Zaev and DUI (Republika)
Large-scale Albanian protests planned in Skopje over the Good Friday massacre sentences (Republika)
Albania

EP calls on EU to hold intergovernmental conference with North Macedonia and Albania (Radio Tirana)

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Belgrade Media Report 25 February 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 25 February 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: Wrong are those who think we will give up what is ours (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Selakovc: EP Report inadmissible call for recognition of unilaterally declared independence of our province (RTS/Tanjug)
Selakovic: Belgrade fulfilled obligations under Brussels agreement, but Community of Serb Municipalities has not been established (Tanjug/RTV)
Dacic: I start talks with EP mediators, parties join in second half of March (RTS)
Blinken, EU Foreign Ministers discuss Kosovo dialogue policy (Beta)
Palmer and Lajcak bringing blackmail (Novosti)
Kosovo failed to enter Conference of European Constitutional Courts (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

According to indictment Novalic prepared plan with aim to acquire illegal property gain from disputable procurement (O kanal/BHT1)
B&H CoM adopts Program of Reforms for NATO and decision on formation of Commission for Cooperation with NATO (O kanal)
Dodik: Cooperation with NATO acceptable, membership in NATO is not (ATV)
Sarovic: SNSD’s support to Program of Reforms for NATO is scandalous move and yet another shameful confirmation of SNSD leader Dodik’s true treacherous face (BN TV)
Borrell: I reject the idea that the EU is pretending that it wants Western Balkans among its ranks (Dnevni list)
Palmer: Although US is well acquainted with events in Balkans, it will not solve obligations of B&H officials (FTV/VoA)
Palmer’s statements spark reactions in RS (Glas Srpske/VoA)
Weber: Crucial for USA and Germany to join forces and define joint strategic policy towards B&H (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik says statements by Izetbegovic on Serb and Croat representatives being racists are unacceptable (RTRS)
Croatia

HDZ B&H welcomes establishing of Commission for Cooperation with NATO (Vecernji list)
Montenegro

Politics, SPC and espionage (Pobjeda)
Djukanovic issues decrees: Ambassadors recalled (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

What just happened!? (Republika)
Sela: Somebody more powerful than Zaev instructed Mijalkov to return (Republika)
Osmani flies directly from Paris to Sofia to meet Zaharieva (Republika/TV21)
Albania

DP and allies close deal on coalition (ADN)
Noto Exit Poll: The Opposition is Leading and Gaining Momentum (Tirana Times)
Borrell: EU will start the negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania (Radio Tirana)

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Belgrade Media Report 24 February 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 24 February 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: I expect joint pressure from the EU and US for Serbia to recognize Kosovo (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Selakovic: Necessary for UNMIK to continue activities in an undiminished scope and with an unchanged mandate (RTS)
MEPs: Rule of law and normalization with Kosovo crucial for Serbia (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

SDA and HDZ B&H agree to form working groups in charge of FB&H-level issues primarily FB&H government formation, B&H Election Law and issues on EU path of B&H (O kanal)
Niksic: SDP B&H will not support any solution related to B&H Election Law that will introduce new segregation and new divisions (Nova BH)
International community wants to focus on election legislation reform in 2021 (Nezavisne)
Democratization Policy Council advocates ‘sandwich pressure’ strategy in B&H, in which citizens and IC would apply pressure on political elites (Dnevni list)
Dodik: Serbs were never more aware of their identity (RTRS/MIS TV)
FB&H HoP delegates Becirovic and Miletic submit proposal of amendments to B&H Criminal Code on banning genocide denial into urgent procedure (FTV)
Cubrilovic: HR’s ultimatum does not contribute to democratization and solving of some issues; Inzko is implementing conclusions of one political party (RTRS)
Eight FB&H parties address foreign embassies and seek urgent meetings on Srebrenica (Hayat)
Stromquist: Progress in area of rule of law is crucial for B&H (Fena)
Judge Blagojevic responds to Inzko: HR does not have mandate to impose laws (Glas Srpske)
Republic of North Macedonia

Mickoski calls on Zaev to resign after his latest rule of law disaster (Republika)
Zaev disappointed in LDP for leaving his group in parliament, but claims that the government will survive (Republika)

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Belgrade Media Report 23 February 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 23 February 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Brnabic: Quality of life in Kosovo and Metohija depends on dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (TV Happy/Tanjug/RTV)
Petkovic: Kurti abused attack on Nenad Rasic’s son for political purposes (RTS)
Brnabic attends dialogue with National Convent on EU (Tanjug/FoNet)
Faktor Plus: SNS, SPS would pass five-percent threshold (Tanjug/Blic)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Grujicic wins elections in Srebrenica, says that results almost similar to results from November are evidence that decision of B&H CEC to repeat elections was illegal (Nova BH)
Bosniaks announce they will not accept mandates they won in repeated elections in Srebrenica (Nova BH)
Jerinic and SNSD win elections in Doboj; Opposition claims that result of elections is evidence of frauds in November elections (RTRS)
SNSD: Someone needs to be held responsible for expenses and damages caused to Doboj and Srebrenica by annulment of elections (ATV)
Komsic: System of status of constituent peoples is outdated (Oslobodjenje/Fena)
Sattler: Current extent of presence of international community in B&H not compatible with EU integration (N1)
Cvijanovic, Viskovic meet Sattler to discuss political and economic situation (ATV)
Croatia

Croatian FM for keeping some space open for dialogue between EU and Russia (Hina)
Grlic Radman: It is important for EU and the US to continue working together on challenges that include Euro-Atlantic integration of Western Balkans (Hina)
Montenegro

Saving PM’s credibility (CdM)
Picula: Public administration reform should be based on expertise and without political revenge (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Arrest warrant issued for Saso Mijalkov, as the police are unable to locate him (Republika/Alsat-M TV)
Zaev: We’ve had another escape (Republika)
Pendarovski called on authorities to find Mijalkov (Republika)
Zaev’s key coalition partner Kasami turns on him – puts pressure on the Interior Minister, won’t help SDSM during the municipal elections (Republika)
State Department: Closely monitoring Mijalkov situation (Republika)

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Belgrade Media Report 22 February

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LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: We will defend our interests regardless of almost hopeless situation (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Vucic: Relationship with Croatia is important, Serbia not hiding missing persons information (RTL/Beta)
European Parliament report calls Belgrade to resolve issues (N1)
Vulin: If you didn’t send us vaccines then you didn’t have to send us the amendments (Tanjug/RTV)
Third session of the Committee on Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug)
Comoro Islands do not recognize so-called Kosovo (RTV/Tanjug)
Bosniaks are now against closing down of the OHR (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

CEC holds press conference: First preliminary election results presented, Jerinic wins 67.44% of votes, Grujicic wins 67.62% of votes (FTV)
‘My Address: Srebrenica’ leader Ahmetovic says boycott of elections in Srebrenica was 99 per cent successful (N1)
OHR, EUD, US Embassy express discontent with decision to boycott elections in Srebrenica (Dnevni avaz)
Inzko urges patience regarding appointment of new HR as most PIC members are yet to reveal their stances about possible appointment of German politician Schmidt (Face TV)
Inzko: Blagojevic will face consequences for ignoring B&H CC’s rulings regarding imposed laws and state property (Face TV)
Inzko sets deadline for adoption of law on ban on genocide denial, says there will be consequences unless decorations to war criminals are revoked (EuroBlic/Face TV)
RS officials strongly oppose Inzko’s insisting on adoption of law on ban on genocide denial (Glas Srpske)
CoE receives information that B&H Parliament’s interdepartmental working group should start working on constitutional reforms soon; Poirel: B&H Constitution outdated and in need of change (N1)
EU calls on B&H authorities to form new task group to amend electoral legislation, HDZ B&H and SNSD do not want B&H CEC members in this body (BHT1)
Blinken writes to Turkovic; Now, more than ever citizens depend of our leadership (Dnevni avaz)
Montenegro

Picula: All accusations made ahead of Niksic elections to be clarified ASAP (Pobjeda)
Radulovic already informed countries about the recall of ambassadors (Dnevne novine)
Djukanovic’s office: PM and Minister Spajic are embarrassing the state (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev doesn’t give up, asks the opposition to support the census (Republika)
Karakachanov says he will suggest that Macedonia and Albania be separated, so that Albania’s EU path isn’t blocked (Republika/BNT)
Albania

Why Albania’s foreign policy toward Serbia should change (Tirana Times)
Mazi reveals details from the meeting held by Rama with EU Commissioner (Radio Tirana)
The extradition treaty with the USA and Albania signed by American Ambassador Kim and Justice Minister Gjonaj (Radio Tirana)

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Belgrade Media Report 19 February 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 19 February 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Metropolitan Porfirije elected 46th Patriarch of Serbian Orthodox Church (Tanjug/RTS/RTV/Beta/B92)
First sermon of Patriarch Porfirije (RTS)
How Porfirije spoke about Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
Vucic congratulated to Serbian Patriarch Porfirije (RTS/Tanjug)
Selakovic: Serbia is not violating Washington agreement but is not a “dumb observer” (Tanjug/RTV)
RTS crew banned from entering Kosovo (RTS)

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Pro-Bosnian parties support Initiative ‘My Address: Srebrenica’ in boycott of Sunday’s elections; They file motion with CC demanding to annul elections (FTV)
Dzaferovic: I support boycott of Srebrenica elections; Dodik should know RS is of vital interest of Bosniaks (FTV)
Dodik meets Grujicic in Srebrenica ahead of Sunday’s elections, mentions possibility of boycotting 2022 elections (FTV)
Cubrilovic: B&H CEC did not contribute to democratization with decision to repeat elections in Doboj and Srebrenica (RTRS)
Cvijanovic pays visit to Doboj (RTRS)
Tegeltija: Three issues standing in way of status of EU candidate are laws on HJPC, public procurements and prevention of conflicts of interest; I see OHR as lawyer for some Bosniak parties (Vecernji list)
Dzaferovic: We expect slightly stronger engagement of the existing administration from Washington; B&H needs a more active HR (FTV)
Dodik: I do not oppose B&H based on DPA capacities, but I oppose unitary B&H; Biden will not solve B&H’s problems (ATV)
RS parliament adopts three conclusions regarding Inzko’s report; Opposition MPs refuse to participate in voting (ATV)
OHR responds to RS parliament request: HR reports are available on UN, OHR websites (FTV)
Croatia

Census in Croatia postponed due to epidemic (HRT)

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Belgrade Media Report 18 February

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LOCAL PRESS

Brnabic: OSCE support in almost all important reform processes (RTS)
Vucic: Good relations between Serbia and North Macedonia of greatest significance for entire region (Tanjug/RTV)
Petkovic: Pristina to ask itself what is it celebrating (Tanjug/RTV)
Five countries ready to withdraw recognition of Kosovo if Pristina violates Washington agreement (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: There is no force in world that will abolish the RS; Schmidt replacing Inzko is another international bluff (RTRS/Sputnik)
Inzko rejects RS parliament request (RTRS)
US Embassy, EUD and OHR condemn negative rhetoric which undermines reconciliation (Srna/Glas Srpske)
Ambassadors Sattler, Nelson and Kavales publish joint op-ed underlining importance of electoral reform (Oslobodjenje)
Novakovic-Bursac says abolition of voting by mail and increase of threshold should be considered; Pekic and Sehic advocate introduction of modern technologies in election process (EuroBlic)
B&H Prosecutor’s Office files indictment against Mehmedagic, Cikotic and Druskic (RTRS)
Croatia

Plenkovic, Schmidt discuss support to European, reform path of B&H (N1/Vecernji list)
Montenegro

DF won’t vote for budget before amendments to prosecutorial laws are passed (CdM)
Mandic: The crisis of the parliamentary majority (RTCG)
Turning point for Democrats and URA (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Main parties will begin talks about the coming municipal elections next week (Republika)
Mickoski supports open lists and the first-past-the-post model for the coming municipal elections (Republika)
Dispute over identity cards threatens Zaev’s coalition (Republika)
Pendarovski doesn’t agree that ethnicity should be included in IDs, but he will sign the Decree (Republika/MKD.mk)
Kyuchyuk hopes that Macedonia will soon open its EU accession talks (Republika)
Basha meets Slovenian PM: Slovenia, Albania’s strong advocate in EU membership process (Radio Tirana)
Albania

Basha meets Slovenian PM: Slovenia, Albania’s strong advocate in EU membership process (Radio Tirana)

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Belgrade Media Report 17 February 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 17 February 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Serbia will be exposed to pressure, again; I would always choose Angela Merkel (Bild/Tanjug/B92)
Vucic with Slutsky: Friendly relations proven in various challenges (RTV/Tanjug)
Brnabic: Kurti’s statements unsurprising but regrettable (Tanjug)
Lajcak: It is absolutely possible to find a solution for Kosovo (Danas)

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mostar Mayor Kordic: Mostar was never a ‘case city’ but it was somewhat of a victim of experiments conducted by international community (O kanal)
Izetbegovic: Irma Baralija betrayed Mostar (Hayat)
International community congratulates formation of Mostar city leadership (O kanal)
Izetbegovic: Look at all the things that Serbia is doing so that Serbs who moved out of Srebrenica voted in Srebrenica (Hayat)
Cvijanovic: Bosniak politicians have never truly taken care of Bosniak or Serb people in Srebrenica, announcement of boycott is only piece of puzzle in plan for problematization of Srebrenica (Srna)
Viskovic visits Srebrenica: Decision of Initiative ‘My Address: Srebrenica’ to boycott elections represents hoax by Bosniaks (RTRS)
DNS and PDP sign agreement on support to SDS’ candidate for post of Doboj Mayor Cvijan Filipovic (BN TV)
SNSD’s Jerinic certain about having stable majority in Doboj City Assembly, with more than 25 councilors (Nova BH)
Sattler: B&H must face its past and work on reconciliation, OHR needs to be gradually closed (Nezavisne novine)
Izetbegovic, Palmer discuss reform of Election Law and implementation of ECHR rulings (Oslobodjenje)
RS parliament adopts conclusion according to which HR is requested to create report on progress in implementation of peace agreement in B&H for period 2009-2020 and submit it with RS parliament within 90 days (RTRS)
Croatia

Croatian Foreign Ministry congratulates new Mostar mayor (Hina)
Montenegro

Djukanovic: We’ll overcome crises (CdM)
Krivokapic: Brussels is adamant – adopting the law on prosecution in this way would cross a “red line” (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Mickoski: The new treaty with Bulgaria negotiated by Buckovski will be a disaster (Republika)
Albania

Rama congratulates Albanians on Independence Day of Kosovo (ADN)

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Belgrade Media Report 16 February

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LOCAL PRESS

Serbia inspired by spirit of Sretenje an example to many around the world (Politika/Novosti/Tanjug)
Blinken to Vucic: Reaching a comprehensive agreement centered on mutual recognition will require flexibility and a willingness on all sides to compromise (Tanjug)
Macron to Vucic: I remain determined to support efforts related to the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina aimed at reaching a comprehensive and final agreement (FoNet/RTS)
Falconi: Without the “game of alliances” for solution of Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug/RTV)
Vucic receives Borisov (Tanjug/RTS)
Vucic congratulates Serb List on winning all ten mandates (Tanjug/TV Pink)
Petkovic: Victory of Serb List is guarantee of survival of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug/RTV)
Dacic: No Pristina government is pleasing to Serb people (TV Pink/Beta)
Twenty years since terrorist attack on Nis Ekspres bus near Podujevo (RTS/Tanjug)
Reljic: Truth about massacre will not be announced (Danas)
Dacic: Some parties don’t want foreigners in the inter-party dialogue (Politika/Beta)
Part of Serbia’s opposition presents joint platform for election dialogue (FoNet)
Serbs ‘exterminated’ from B&H judiciary! (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Kordic elected new Mayor of Mostar, Maric elected President of Mostar City Council (BHT1)
Sattler, Inzko congratulate election of Mostar Mayor, call for constructive work to benefit all Mostar citizens (Oslobodjenje)
Inzko confirms OHR is analyzing proposal for Mostar to have rotating Mayor (O kanal)
Covic sends letter to EUD, OSCE, OHR, US Embassy: Proposal on method of rotation of Mayor of Mostar is unacceptable (Nova BH)
Raguz sends letter to international institutions in B&H agreeing with Covic that rotation model for Mostar Mayor is unacceptable (Hayat)
Maric uses his first public address as President of Mostar City Council to put blame on BH Bloc and OHR for election of Mostar Mayor: OHR was again on the side of HNS or HDZ B&H (O kanal)
Dreznjak: BH Bloc betrayed interests of Mostar and its citizens; We could have had 18 votes for election of Guzin (Hayat)
Dodik: Together with its coalition partners, SNSD is ready for repeated elections in Doboj and Srebrenica (ATV)
SDS and PDP set to sign agreement on joint candidate for Doboj Mayor on Tuesday (BN TV)
Parties gathered around Initiative ‘My Address: Srebrenica’ unanimously decide to boycott repeated elections in Srebrenica on February 21 (Hayat/BHT1)
Offensive of foreigners on Election Law (Glas Srpske)
Botsan-Kharchenko, US Embassy and UK Embassy comment on appointment of new High Representative, other comments (BHT1)
Petritsch says if Schmidt were to be appointed without Russia’s consent, it would decrease HR’s legitimacy (Dnevni list)
Dodik says RS expects US and EU to continue towards common goal, building unitary and centralized B&H (ATV)
Croatia

Politician sues Croatia at ECHR over former president Tudjman’s documents (Hina)
Montenegro

Knezevic: Meeting between the Foreign Affairs Minister and Kosovo Ambassador to Montenegro is treason (CdM)
Djukanovic will commit to implementation of agreement (CdM/Vijesti)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev: Debate is over, census will be conducted 1 -21 April (Republika)
Zaev announced an agreement with Bulgaria (Republika)
Zaharieva: Let Macedonia be friends with Serbia, but let them be friends with us as well (Republika/24 casa)
Albanian opposition parties accuse Zaev of allowing spread of Serbian influence in Macedonia (Republika)
Albania

Meta: Congratulations to Kosovo for excellent example of trust in free voting (ADN)
Socialists wish success to LVV for winning elections in Kosovo (ADN)
CAA praises election process in Kosovo (ADN)
Basha: We will start accession talks with EU within 6 months after being elected (Tirana Times)

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Belgrade Media Report 12 February

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LOCAL PRESS

Putin congratulates Statehood Day (Tanjug/RTS)
Lavrov extends Statehood Day greetings to Selakovic (Novosti/Tanjug)
Office for Kosovo and Metohija: Verdict to Djokic example of how law and justice are trampled on (RTS)
Rakic: Pristina’s pressures will not cut off our ties with Belgrade (Politika)
Serbia favors removing barriers on borders to help economic cooperation in region (Beta)
Government Working group with OSCE on electoral process (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Coalition for Mostar 2020 calls on BH Bloc and PMP to take part in negotiations on formation of program coalition that would result in their support to SDA’s Zlatko Guzin for Mayor of Mostar (BHT1)
Dzaferovic calls for unity of all pro-Bosnian parties in order to accelerate process of election of Mostar Mayor (O kanal)
Nelson, Sattler meet with Covic and Izetbegovic to discuss reform of election legislation (Dnevni avaz/Vecernji list)
RS officials react to statements made by Inzko (RTRS)
Reactions of politicians in RS: Inzko is deliberately taking extreme methods (Glas Srpske)
Cvijanovic: Inzko decided to additionally poison all relations in B&H (RTRS)
Russian Ambassador to Serbia says that Russia will not approve the attempts to appoint new HR (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik: Appointment of HJPC illegal and against constitution; Announces possible motion before B&H CC; Other reactions from RS (RTRS)
US Embassy and EUD expect new HJPC to accelerate judicial reforms (N1)

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Belgrade Media Report 11 February 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 11 February 2021

LOCAL PRESS

Xi Jinping: I am ready to raise the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Serbia to an even higher level (RTS/Tanjug/RTV)
Vucic: Good relations with France important for Serbia (FoNet)
Excellent political, economic relations between Serbia, Czech Republic (Tanjug/Novosti)
Vucic receives Babis (Tanjug/RTS)
Vulin: Serbia most successful country in fight against smuggling on migrant route (Tanjug/RTV/Politika)
Accusations that Serbia is carrying out hybrid war against B&H (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mostar City Council repeats first round of elections for Mostar Mayor (Nova BH)
HDZ B&H Municipal Board unanimously adopts decision to boycott early elections for Head of Travnik Municipality (Nova BH)
Botsan-Kharchenko says Russia does not approve appointment of new HR in B&H and Germany has intention to harm RS (ATV)
Inzko: I would gladly go to Banja Luka to explain what is wrong with awarding of war criminals; I have full support of Germany (AJB)
Komsic: I call on Covic to sue B&H in Strasbourg if he thinks Croats are endangered (Klix.ba)
HJPC holds session to appoint new leadership; Lagumdzija elected as new President, Gorusanovic- Butigan, Simeunovic elected Vice- Presidents (Nova BH)
Croatia

Serbian government donates €100,000 for renovation of Count Jelacic’s birth house (Hina)
Montenegro

Ratko Mladic Street in Montenegro (CdM)
Fatic: With a Chetnik woman in government, it is no wonder that we have Mladic in Berane (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE to start collecting signatures – every citizen against the political census will be able to sign the initiative (Republika)
Zaev: Census must be conducted, the state can’t work in the dark (Republika)
Another vaccine fail – Serbian donation called off (Republika)
Albania

”A temperature drop”, Rama responds to the relations with Russia (Radio Tirana)

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Belgrade Media Report 10 February

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LOCAL PRESS

US Embassy: US goal is Serbia’s EU membership and mutual recognition of Belgrade and Pristina (Tanjug/RTS)
Selakovic: Trump, Biden messages different (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
Situation around Kosovo and Metohija and B&H worrying, Russia pushing stand that suits Belgrade (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Importance of regular evaluation of the situation in Kosovo and Metohija at UN Security Council (Tanjug)
Dacic: I have to hear the opinion of parties that do not want the EP to attend dialogue (RTS/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

OSCE, EUD/EUSR, OHR, UK Embassy and US Embassy call on Mostar City Council to repeat first round of elections for Mayor of Mostar (FTV)
Mostar City Council will discuss HR’s letter which calls for repeated procedure of election of Mostar Mayor in line with Mostar City Statute (Nova BH)
Maric: We were surprised with HR’s decision bearing in mind that for past eight years he was often invited to react when it comes to Statute (Hayat)
RS parliament calls on HR to submit report on implementation of Dayton within 90 days (FTV)
US Embassy to B&H condemns glorification of war criminals by Bosniak political officials (ATV)
HDZ B&H decides to boycott early elections in Travnik (BHT1)
Parties in Srebrenica consider possibility of boycotting elections, ask for the meeting with Quint Ambassadors (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik addresses summit ‘17+1’: This co-op enables us to overcome numerous obstacles; Jinping encourages B&H for higher promotion of its products in China (RTRS)
Croatia

Plenkovic participates in an online summit of the China + 17 initiative (HRT)
Montenegro

Djukanovic attended Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

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