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Belgrade Media Report 21 July 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 21 July 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic with Quint Ambassadors on dialogue, government formation (RTS)
Dacic: Relationship between Progressives and Socialists rests on national interests (Beta)
Djuric: Lie that there will talks on recognition of Kosovo (RTV/Tanjug)
Albanian parties signed coalition agreement in Bujanovac (RTS)
Vucevic: SNS asked for a mandate (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

EUD, US Embassy and OHR called on politicians to adopt 2020 budget and secure holding of local elections (Dnevni avaz)
Osmanovic admits this party has deliberately blocked appointments in joint institutions (ATV)
Dodik: Inzko would not miss opportunity to show that he is not in B&H to monitor implementation of DPA but to implement Muslim policy wrapped up in EU integration (ATV)
Tegeltija and Varhelyi discuss current situation in B&H (RTRS)
Croatia

Prime Minister presents new government cabinet (HRT)
President will not attend formation of new parliament (HRT)
Montenegro

Lekic: The call of the authorities for the Serbian Orthodox Church is a cheap trick (CDM)
Mesic to Djukanovic: Montenegro is a successful European story (CDM)
The Bosniak party goes to the polls on its own (Dan)
Zivkovic: URA is a Trojan horse of DF (CDM)
URA: Our vision is Montenegro as one family, unlike DPS who sees as Montenegro in the ownership of one family (CDM)
DF: We are open to any agreement; We are waiting for other opposition parties to announce decisions and demands (CDM)
Rakocevic: The DPS list will be the best political option so far (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

Ziberi: DUI maintain “Albanian PM” position, door for talks not closed (MIA)
Alliance of Albanians rejects offer of cooperation from DUI, says it stole the Albanian vote (Republika)
VMRO declares that the elections were held in an undemocratic environment (Republika)
Albania

Albanian opposition leader meets with Kosovo President (Tirana Times)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Nothing gets done by sitting out (EurActiv)

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Belgrade Media Report 20 July

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LOCAL PRESS

Odalovic: Most important that dialogue resumed (RTS)
Borell: Belgrade-Pristina meeting important to EU (N1)
US happy with restoration of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Beta/VoA)
Vucic continues consultations on new government with Dacic (N1)
EC says monitoring rule of law in Serbia (Beta)
Dodik: Entire Serbia should back Vucic as negotiator (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H CEC verifies applications of 87 political parties for participation in local elections in November 2020 (Hayat)
Tegeltija: It is time to appoint Serb director of ITA, blockades are never a solution; Local elections can and must be held (Glas Srpske)
Softic: HDZ B&H cannot block adoption of budget (Dnevni avaz)
FB&H Ministry of Health declares state of epidemic (FTV)
Brussels will include Balkan in package for healthcare (Nezavisne)
Croatia

Brussels summit on EU budget and recovery plans resumes, end not in sight (Hina)
Montenegro

Markovic called on the Serbian Orthodox Church to continue negotiations (Vijesti)
Konjevic: We don’t want to negotiate with those who deny Montenegro’s independence
Republic of North Macedonia

SEC dismisses all complaints over early parliamentary polls (MIA)
Albania

Socialist majority withdraws attempt to impeach President Meta (Tirana Times)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative contributes to global fight against COVID-19, says Serbian scholar (Xinhua)

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Belgrade Media Report 17 July 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 17 July 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: We aren’t negotiating here only with Pristina; Two principles have been agreed (Tanjug/RTS/B92)
We expect a lot from the EU (TV Pink)
Lajcak: Next high-level political meeting in September (Tanjug)
Zakharova: Solution for Kosovo and Metohija with UN consent and in Serbia’s interest (RTV/Tanjug/Beta)
Sapic: We talked about state issues, not about SPAS in the government (Tanjug/B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Citizens of countries of EU and Schengen zone able to enter B&H with negative Covid-19 test (BHT1)
Cvijanovic: Holding of elections does not suit SDS and SDA; Dodik: Elections will be held (ATV)
Sattler welcomes adoption of B&H budget; Izetbegovic: SDA is willing to accept certain HDZ B&H’s demands only to allow things to move forward; Dodik warns that SDA is not willing to accept all of SNSD’s demands, which implies removal of foreign judges from B&H CC (O kanal)
Trump signs Executive Order extending sanctions for those undermining implementation of Dayton Agreement (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik: Komsic openly interferes in Serbia’s internal matters (ATV)
Croatia

President gives Andrej Plenkovic mandate to form government (HRT)
PM joining other leaders for first face-to-face Brussels summit in months (HRT)
Montenegro

Trial of Joanikije postponed for September (RTCG)
Picula: Citizens must not allow political manipulations hidden behind religious mask (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

SEC: Coalition ‘We Can’ gets 46 MP seats, VMRO-DPMNE-44, DUI-15 (MIA)
Mickoski: Most voters opted for change, VMRO is best placed to form the next coalition (Republika)
Spasovski: Elections confirm our European capacity, SEC to announce results (Republika)
US Embassy: Elections represent an important step for democracy (MIA)
North Macedonia’s early parliamentary elections well managed despite pandemic but legal instability remains a concern, international observers say (MIA)
Credible elections set ground for continued reforms: MEPs (MIA)
Albania

Gov’t “rips up” agreement with opposition (Tirana Times)
Proposals beyond 5 June agreement must be discussed at Political Council (ADN)
MEPs urge parliament to adopt 5 June agreement (Tirana Times)
Brussels warns Albanian parliament about constitution amendments (Tirana Times)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Serbia and Kosovo resume rocky road towards an accord (EurActiv/AFP)

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Belgrade Media Report 16 July

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LOCAL PRESS

Belgrade-Pristina dialogue continues with Vucic and Hoti meeting in Brussels (RTS)
Shieb: The goal is comprehensive legally binding agreement between Belgrade and Pristina (RTV/Tanjug)
Less: EU has nothing to offer to Serbia (Tanjug/B92)
RIK allocates terms of office to MPs (Tanjug)
Protest in front of Appeals Court (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H HoR adopts budget of B&H for 2020 (N1)
Tegeltija delivers to B&H HoR decision on appointment of Cikotic as new B&H Minister of Security (FTV)
Sarovic expresses dissatisfaction over appointments of heads of certain agencies carried out by B&H Council of Ministers (BN TV)
Appointments of Serb staff in state institutions of B&H continue to spark reactions (N1)
Cvijanovic: SDS and SDA do not want elections, SNSD has nothing to fear (Nezavisne)
Resolution that condemns genocide in Srebrenica presented in US Congress (N1)
Croatia

EU Ombudsman: Concerns about Von der Leyen support to HDZ ‘well-founded’ (Hina)
Plenkovic: I don’t see any problem with European Commission President participating in HDZ’s election campaign (Hina)
Plenkovic forms new government (Jutarnji list)
Montenegro

Markovic: Hahn is Montenegro’s friend and supporter (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

SEC: SDSM wins 36.13%, VMRO-DPMNE 34.65%, DUI 11.57% (MIA)
Electoral Commission preliminary projection shows SDSM lead by two seats in a hung parliament (Republika)
Zaev: Coalition ‘We Can’ wins, we have three more MP seats, number could rise (MIA)
Janushev: VMRO-DPMNE in race to secure majority for new government (MIA)
Ahmeti: DUI wins 100,000 votes and 12 MP seats (MIA)
Albania

Soreca: EU recognizes the role of parliament in the electoral reform (Radio Tirana)
Meta-Basha meeting/Meta: The opposition must adhere to 5 June agreement (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Italy imposes travel ban on Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo (ANSAmed)

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Belgrade Media Report 15 July 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 15 July 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: Missing and internally displaced first dialogue topic in Brussels (FoNet/Tanjug/RTV)
Dacic: Russia against one stakeholder obtaining monopoly over solution to Kosovo issue (TV Happy/Beta)
Dacic to Darmanovic: What would King Nikola say (RTS/Tanjug)
Group of academics, intellectuals announce formation of parliament of free Serbia (Beta/Danas)
Stricter measures in fight against COVID-19 from 17 July (Tanjug)
EU removed Serbia from the list of safe countries: Ban for at least two weeks (Tanjug/Reuters)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Process of appointment of directors of institutions at B&H level unblocked (BHT1)
CEC President Bakalar discusses with IC reps financial problems regarding organization of local elections (BHT1)
OHR: Failure to adopt state budget will have serious consequences and will jeopardize elections process (Oslobodjenje)
DF calls on SDP and Our Party to vote for adoption of budget of B&H institutions and enable holding of local elections (Oslobodjenje)
B&H authorities prevented arrival of Russian diplomat, Vladislav Filippov, suspected of espionage; Russia gives up on Filippov’s appointment to post of military attaché (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik reacts to request Dzaferovic had for President of Swiss Confederation, in regards to her video message for commemoration in Srebrenica (ATV)
US Congress discusses Resolution condemning genocide and other crimes against Bosniaks in Srebrenica (Dnevni avaz)
B&H Embassy to Canada fails to lower B&H flag at half-mast on 11 July (N1)
B&H CoM: Entry to foreigners will be allowed as of 16 July with negative test for Coronavirus (N1)
Croatia

All opposition parties turn down meetings with PM (HRT)
Montenegro

Of 2.000 coronavirus samples sent to Germany, 475 were positive (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Early parliamentary election in North Macedonia (MIA)
Albania

Socialist Party breaks electoral reform agreement (Tirana Times)
Presidency: Current parliament cannot make constitutional changes (ADN)
United opposition against unilateral constitutional changes (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Patriarch Kirill calls on Montenegro to repeal law which discriminates against Church (Interfax)
Trump Ex-Adviser Bolton Laments Lost Opportunity on Kosovo (BIRN)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 July

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LOCAL PRESS

Vucic congratulates Macron national holiday of France (RTS)
Chizhov and Lajcak: Resolution 1244 basis for settling Kosovo issue (RTS/Tanjug)
Borell satisfied with continued Belgrade-Pristina talks (N1)
France committed to sustainable stability of Western Balkans (Beta)
Italy supports renewed EU-mediated Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Beta)
SDA rejects Vucic’s invitation for government formation talks (Beta)
Kamberi: We submitted our demands, to be followed by decision on government (FoNet/Tanjug)
Jeremic: Regime infiltrated thugs to deter protesters (Balkan Insider/Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H CEC warns that funds for local elections in B&H still have not been secured (BHT1)
EUD calls on political leaders in B&H to secure funds for elections (O kanal)
Dodik: Agreement on appointments fell apart, it is uncertain whether B&H budget will be adopted (ATV)
Dodik: Ruling coalition in RS has capacity to initiate process of changing Constitution in order to eliminate problems and structures imposed by High Representative (ATV)
Croatia’s decision on restrictions for citizens of B&H continues to spark reactions (N1)
Croatia

PM hints at streamlined government (HRT)
All non-EU citizens entering Croatia have to undergo self-isolation as of Monday (HRT)
Montenegro

Mugosa: The infection is spreading like wildfire (CDM)
Markovic – Michel: Montenegro is leader in the EU accession process (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

SEC: 723 Covid-19 patients and people in self-isolation exercise voting right (MIA)
Government condemns attacks on MIA journalist, calls MoI and prosecutor’s office for urgent action (MIA)
Albania

Government & opposition clash over electoral reform (Tirana Times)
CDU Adviser, Henze: A coup d’etat is being carried out in Albania (ADN)
EU Commissioner meets with Albania’s Chief Negotiator for EU (Tirana Times)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Kosovo’s Hashim Thaci says talks with Hague prosecutors ‘price of freedom’ (DW/AP/AFP)

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Belgrade Media Report 13 July 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 13 July 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Belgrade-Pristina dialogue resumes via video conference (Tanjug/RTS)
Lajcak: Parties agree on key elements of dialogue (Beta)
Borrell: Normalization of Belgrade-Pristina relations requires political courage on both sides (Beta)
Vucic: Kosovo situation almost hopeless (TV Pink)
Vucic briefs Botsan-Kharchenko on continuation of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (RTS)
Brnabic: Discipline crucial for curbing spread of coronavirus (BBC/Tanjug)
Vucic starts talks on government formation (Tanjug)
Dacic: Decisions on opening borders change daily (TV Prva/Tanjug)
SDA is getting votes on Srebrenica (Novosti)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

The commemorative session on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide took place in Srebrenica (Hayat)
UN Security Council holds high-level commemoration on occasion of marking 25th anniversary of genocide in Srebrenica (Nova BH)
Dodik: Adoption of law, which Dzaferovic is calling for, would return verbal offense to B&H (ATV)
Dzaferovic: Everything about Srebrenica genocide is known and truth is integral and verified by different final rulings of international courts (Hayat)
Dodik: Fact that HR is being pushed to adopt law banning genocide denial indicates that this is questionable truth (RTRS)
European Parliament honors victims of Srebrenica genocide (O kanal)
EU officials Michel, Von der Leyen and Borrell issue joint press statement on occasion of 25th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide (Dnevni avaz)
B&H CEC adopts conclusion to launch initiative for adoption of amendments to B&H Election Law, in order to ensure its own financial independence (ATV)
Croatia

Croatian Prime Minister, President: Srebrenica must never be forgotten (Hina)
Jansa: Croatia’s entry into Euro and Schengen Area is in Slovenia’s interest (Hina)
Montenegro

Djukanovic: Genocide in Srebrenica is an eternal admonition, a wake-up call for all our nations (CDM)
Markovic to meet European officials in Brussels (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski: Srebrenica a reminder of the virus of intolerance to diversity (MIA)
Three-day election silence goes into effect (MIA)
Today, 716 people with Covid-19 and in self-isolation are voting in North Macedonia, tomorrow 8,852 sick, powerless and chronically ill (MIA)
Albania

Commission of Inquiry into the dismissal of President Meta to convene (Tirana Times)
Rama: In remembering Srebrenica, we must go beyond commemoration and words and actively learn the lessons (Radio Tirana)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Serbian president’s upcoming visit to Iran to open new chapter in bilateral ties (IRNA)

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Belgrade Media Report 10 July 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 10 July 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: Meeting in Brussels moved to Thursday; US-EU relations are not our concern (RTS)
Vucic: Discussing three crucial issues with Macron (Tanjug/B92/RTS)
Djuric: Walker is the last person who should speak about crimes (RTS)
Brnabic: Crisis response team introduces new measures for Belgrade (Tanjug/RTS)
Moscow: ‘Russian mark’ in riots in Belgrade – fake news (TASS/N1)
Karan: Final stage of hybrid war against Serbia (Politika)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

CoM fails to adopt agenda after SDA did not support appointment of HDZ B&H staff which is why HDZ B&H voted against adoption of agenda (Nova BH)
B&H HoR rejects proposal of B&H Budget for 2020; Local elections called into question, as HoR fails to adopt budget for 2020 (Nova BH)
CEC adopts conclusion to initiate adoption of amendments to Election Law of B&H to ensure its financial independence (RTRS)
Cavara: I fully agree with Sattler that FB&H government should be formed, but conditions should be created for it (Vecernji list)
Dzaferovic: It is necessary to adopt legislation banning genocide denial in B&H (O kanal)
Komsic to attend commemoration for Srebrenica victims in Berlin (Dnevni avaz)
UN Secretary General Gutteres: We let people of Srebrenica down (Dnevni avaz)
Ambassador Nelson: We grieve with families (O kanal)
US Senator Wicker: We emphatically reject Srebrenica genocide denial (FTV)
Croatia

HDZ offers national minorities cabinet position (HRT)
Montenegro

European officials congratulate Djukanovic on Statehood Day (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev: EU negotiating process to be completed in six years (MIA)
Albania

Germany pushes for electoral reform’s implementation (ADN)
President calls for fulfillment of EU conditions (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Kosovo needs an election (TransConflict)

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Belgrade Media Report 09 July

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LOCAL PRESS

No compromise with the vandals; Involvement of foreign security services proven (B92/Tanjug)
Brnabic: There will be no violent coup in Serbia (TV Pink/RTV)
Stefanovic: An attempt to seize power by force (B92)
Dacic: Important visit to Paris (TV Pink/RTV)
US Embassy in Serbia: We are deeply concerned; Coordinated assaults on the police (Tanjug/RTS/RTV/B92)
Bilcik condemns violence at protest in Belgrade (Beta)
New riot in Belgrade; speculations about who provokes clashes (N1)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H House of Peoples adopts changes to B&H Election Law (O kanal)
Leaders of SNSD, HDZ B&H and SDA announce possibility of yet another postponement of local elections because of Mostar (EuroBlic)
Quint Ambassadors meet with members of Collegiums of B&H HoR and B&H HoP (Nova BH)
Workers of healthcare centers in Sarajevo Canton again begin general strike (Nova BH)
Croatia

Plenkovic says most new ministers will be re-appointed following election win (Hina/ Vecernji List)
Croatian FM: We want order, peace, stability in Serbia (Hina)
Foreign Minister: We want an efficient government (Hina)
Montenegro

Opposition fails to reach agreement on forming a unique electoral list (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Political parties continue campaigning four days before elections (MIA)
Latest poll respondents perceive SDSM-Besa as winning coalition (MIA)
Merkel says first chapters of EU talks with Skopje and Tirana to be opened by year’s end (MIA)
Nationals of Serbia, Montenegro, B&H, Kosovo must present PCR test upon entering country as of Thursday (MIA)

Albania

Albanian Ambassador and diplomatic staff to Greece ‘discharged’ (ADN/Top Channel)
EU Commissioner: Albania’s progress towards reforms is essential (Tirana Times/DW)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Analysts: Potential for Civil Unrest Rising in Europe (Voice of America)

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Belgrade Media Report 8 July 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 8 July 2020

LOCAL PRESS

Brnabic: State will protect legal order (RTS)
Vucic: Negotiations with Pristina: “It will not be easy” (RTS/B92/Tanjug)
Grenell: New ideas needed to make progress on Kosovo (N1)
Dacic: Serbia will not be apologizing to anyone for convicting those who were killing Serbs (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Serbian Justice Ministry responds to B&H’s protest note (RTV/Tanjug)
Rebic: Police were highly restrained during protest (RTS)
Obligatory self-isolation for Montenegrin citizens entering Serbia (Tanjug)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

SDA, HDZ B&H, SNSD leaders meet and reach agreement (BHT1)
B&H HoR adopts proposal of amendments to Election Law regarding City of Mostar (BHT1)
Diplomatic war between Belgrade and Sarajevo (O kanal)
Dodik: Only Serbia’s enemies benefit from protests (Srna)
Croatia

Minority MPs and HSLS pledge their support to HDZ (HRT)
Montenegro

CDM finds out what happened at the meeting of opposition groups (CDM)
Brajovic: Instead of making divisions, let’s unite (CDM)
Boskovic: The 2016 scenario planned again hiding under the cloak of religion (Pobjeda)
Epidemic declared in several municipalities in the north (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Election Day declared state holiday in North Macedonia (MIA)
Ahmeti promotes ‘Albanian PM’ idea at Struga rally (MIA)
Albania

Electoral Reform/Second meeting with Rama did not produce any agreement with the opposition (Radio Tirana)
Electoral system change/OSCE Representative: No recommendation, sovereign decision of any state (Radio Tirana)
President urges shedding light on murder of Bytyci brothers (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

In Serbia, protests erupt as country reimposes restrictions to prevent spread of Covid-19 (Emerging Europe)

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Belgrade Media Report 07 July

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LOCAL PRESS

Vucic thanks Indonesia for principled position on Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty (RTS)
Hoti, Vucic travel to Brussels on 12 July to continue EU-mediated dialogue (Beta)
Vucic will address the public at 6 pm (B92/Tanjug)
UNESCO official says Serbia imposed pandemic measures to strengthen authorities (N1)
Travelers entering Montenegro from Serbia facing immediate quarantine (Beta)
Another 299 cases (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Turkovic seeks explanation from Ivantsov for his recent statement about NATO integration of B&H (BHT1)
Dodik: When it comes to NATO issue, part of B&H is behaving submissively (ATV)
Bakalar: Possible failure to adopt B&H budget this week could call holding of local elections in question (BHT1)
Izetbegovic, Covic and Dodik scheduled to discuss current issues at meeting in Istocno Sarajevo (BHT1/N1)
Novakovic Bursac: Thanks to Mektic, adoption of law on termination of mandate to foreign judges stopped (RTRS)
Serbian court sentences B&H citizen Husein Mujanovic to 10 years for war crimes against Serb civilians (Hayat)
Serbia allows B&H doctors to go to Novi Pazar to help their colleagues in fight against Covid-19 (Hayat)
B&H confirms 160 new coronavirus infections (N1)
Croatia

Vucic congratulates Plenkovic, confident there is room for improvement of relations (Hina)
Voters hand HDZ a major victory and a massive blow to SDP (HRT)
SDP’s Bernardic steps down after election disaster (HRT)
Plenkovic says he has 76 signatures required to form a new government (HRT)
Croatia reports 52 new cases of coronavirus infection (N1)
Montenegro

NCB adopts new measures to cope with coronavirus (CDM)
Coronavirus cases in Montenegro surge, Institute reports another 60 cases (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Both Zaev and Mickoski expect landslide wins on 15 July (MIA/MTV)
Alliance for Albanians-Alternativa: It’s time for change (MIA)
Zaev: No interventions expected in EU negotiating framework (MIA)
North Macedonia reports 120 new cases of Covid-19 and 5 deaths (24.mk)
Albania

Meta: The future of Kosovo and Serbia is in the EU (Radio Tirana)
The parliamentary opposition request a meeting with Rama (Radio Tirana)
State Police provides info on the movement of citizens at the border (Radio Tirana)
Albania reports 71 new case of Covid-19 and 2 deaths in past 24h (Tirana Times)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Elections in Croatia: Conservatives retain the parliamentary majority (Open Democracy)

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Belgrade Media Report 06 July

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LOCAL PRESS

Vucic: All I hear from their statements is rubbish (RTS/Tanjug)
Vucic to meet Macron in Paris (RTS/Tanjug)
Dacic: Greek decision to close borders for Serbians is bad (RTS)
RIK announces final results of parliamentary elections in Serbia (RTS/Tanjug/Beta)
Ljajic: Forty-six patients died at Novi Pazar hospital since April (TV Prva/Beta)
Another 289 cases (RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Covic: Partnership between HDZ B&H and SDA does not exist; Izetbegovic: Croats hold more posts that they should (O kanal)
Russian Ambassador Ivantsov: Attempts to push NATO integration undermine foundations of B&H’s functioning as state of three constituent peoples and two entities (Nova BH)
B&H CC declines jurisdiction over decision of B&H CEC; Decision causes sharp reactions in RS (ATV)
Dodik: Self-discipline and respect of measures are RS’ main commitment in prevention of spreading of Covid-19 (ATV)
B&H sees significant decline in daily coronavirus cases for 2nd straight day (N1)
Croatia

HDZ wins convincing victory in Croatian parliamentary elections (Index.hr)
Plenkovic: Election victory is huge obligation (Hina)
Croatia reports 69 new cases of coronavirus infection, a total of 3,220 (N1)
Montenegro

Boskovic: Montenegro is our holiest place (CDM)
Mugosa: I advise Vucic to listen to health experts and leave us alone (CDM)
Media campaign against Montenegro: Not even Goebbels did this (CDM)
Divanovic: We’ll defeat political primitivism in the forthcoming elections (Pobjeda)
Coronavirus: Montenegro hits record high in daily cases (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Political parties make various promises, focus on young people and economy (MIA)
North Macedonia reports 78 new cases of Covid-19, 172 patients recover, 5 died (MIA)
Albania

Meta welcomed Hoti: Albania supports Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Radio Tirana)
Covid does not stop “patriotic tourism”. A high influx of vehicles at the Morina border crossing (Radio Tirana)
Albania reports 71 new case of Covid-19 in past 24h and 3 deaths (Tirana Times)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

Serbian President Vučić takes German lessons (Politico)
Serbia thanks Turkey after receiving another batch of medical supplies (TRT World)

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