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UNMIK Headlines 17 October

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• PDK leader Kadri Veseli’s interview to KTV
• Vetevendosje leading in Diaspora votes (Koha)
• Konjufca: Disagreement with LDK sends us to new elections (Express)
• Haziri: Vetevendosje didn’t find courage to stand behind woman PM (Express)
• British Embassy responds to Vucic’s remarks on flag in VV premises (media)
• Osmani meets U.S. Special Representative Matthew Palmer (media)
• Haradinaj: KFOR remains necessary in Kosovo (media)
• Ministry of Defence: KSF was not part of yesterday’s police operation (Bota Sot)
• Tahiri: I received invitation from Specialist Chambers two weeks ago (Klan)
• Gucati: First indictments from Specialist Chambers this month (Zeri)
• Hahn: Negative vote for Albania would affect Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RTK)

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UNMIK Headlines 16 October

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• Police special units arrest two Serbs in the north (media)
• Kosovo withdraws Interpol membership bid (media)
• Kurti: Kosovo not an object at table of talks, but equal party (Bota Sot)
• Mustafa: LDK-VV making efforts to agree on coalition government (media)
• Vetevendosje denies conditioning from LDK (RTK)
• Haziri: LDK and VV have not yet discussed division of posts (Bota Sot)
• NATO calls for immediate resumption of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• In the U.S., Osmani visits National Security Council (Klan Kosova)
• Ramush Haradinaj gives up MP post (media)
• Specialist Chambers invites three former KLA members (RTK)
• Haradinaj and his “political army” spent €672.223 in lunches (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 15 October

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• LDK wants seven ministries, Vetevendosje offers them five (Koha)
• Kurti: There must be cooperation between Pristina and Sarajevo (Koha)
• President Thaci briefed by institutions on suspected poisoning of CEC staff (media)
• Prosecution investigates ballot envelopes that came from Serbia (Epoka)
• Kosovo’s battle with Serbia over INTERPOL membership (Zeri)
• Kurti meets UK Ambassador Nicholas Abbott (RTK)
• Mustafa meets Apostolova, informs about meetings with LVV (RTK)
• Apostolova: No visa liberalization without combating corruption (RTK)
• Tahiri ignores international calls for appointment of new notaries (Zeri)
• Sexual violence survivor files lawsuit with Special Prosecution (media)
• Palmer cancels participation at security forum in Belgrade, sends deputy (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 14 October

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• Prosecution to investigate suspected poisoning from postal votes from Serbia (media)
• Diaspora votes to be transferred today at the ballot counting center (RTK)
• Brnabic: Pristina wants its own Serbs in government (Klan)
• Kurti meets Rasic, discuss election process (Epoka)
• Kosovo – Serbia dialogue, a topic of discussion in Belgrade (Koha)
• Selimi: Whole dialogue process was a mistake (Epoka)
• Palokaj: Kosovo no longer needs a Ministry of European Integration (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 12 October

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Kurti: Land swap project has failed, but the idea is not dead (media)
VV and LDK expert teams begin talks (Indeksonline)
Kurti: I want Albania to see Serbia with Kosovo’s eyes (media)
Minority communities willing to cooperate with Kurti (Lajmi)
Hasani: Failure to include Serbian List in government could destabilise Kosovo (ekonomiaonline)

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UNMIK Headlines 11 October

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• Kurti: We will govern with LDK, our teams to harmonise the program (media)
• Vetevendosje and LDK agree to govern together (RTK)
• Vetevendosje and LDK teams to meet today (RTK)
• Special envoy Grenell on initial meetings in Pristina and Belgrade (media)
• Grenell to Vucic: Closer and swifter cooperation with Pristina (RTK)
• Hahn proposes “conclave” for solution between Kosovo and Serbia (Koha)
• Haradinaj says Germany doesn’t support border changes (media)
• Kurti meets Swiss Ambassador, informs him on new government priorities (RTK)
• Kurti hosts meeting Finish Ambassador to Kosovo, Pia Stjernvall (media)
• NISMA leader Limaj calls for a Kosovo-wide vote recount (Epoka)
• Thaci: Nobel Prize decision brought immense pain to countless victims (RTK)
• Kosovo marks International Day of the Girl Child (media)
• Pride Parade in Pristina concludes with a concert (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 10 October

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• Kurti to meet Mustafa and Osmani today (RTK)
• Kurti: Content of dialogue more important than deadlines (RTK)
• Grenell to Kurti: Lack of agreement with Serbia, obstacle for investments (RTK)
• Kosnett on Thaci-Grenell meeting (RTK)
• President Thaci received Ambassador Richard Grenell (media)
• Vetevendosje leader Kurti’s interview to TV Klan
• Joseph: White House believes Grenell will convince Germany on land swap idea (RFE)
• Philips: Border changes idea has died (media)
• Jahjaga: Girls and women are suffering from injustice, don’t trust institutions (media)
• Civil society condemns police force against protesters in Shterpce (media)
• Pride Parade to be held in Pristina today (media)
• Crvena Zvezda returned to Serbia, after being stopped by Kosovo Police (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 9 October

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• President Thaci to meet today Trump’s special envoy for Kosovo – Serbia talks (RTK)
• Vetevendosje leader Kurti meets U.S. Ambassador Kosnett (media)
• Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti interview to KTV
• ECAP rejects parties’ demands for vote recount (media)
• Haradinaj doesn’t dispute election results, will not demand vote recount (media)
• Vetevendosje’s Haxhiu reacts to vote recount request (media)
• U.S. expects new government of Kosovo to continue dialogue with Serbia (Koha)
• Heldt: Responsibility belongs to politics for the benefit of country’s future (Klan)
• Abbott: Kosovo election, peaceful and well-organised (media)
• Mogherini and Hahn issue joint statement on Kosovo elections (media)
• EU observers: Elections were democratic but not in Serb-majority areas (media)
• Von Cramon-Taubadel appointed EP rapporteur for Kosovo (Zeri)
• Mustafa meets Ambassador Kosnett (Epoka)
• Chile invites Kosovo to take part in Interpol general assembly (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 8 October

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• Thaci: Let us show same political maturity in forming new government (media)
• Richard Grenell to visit Kosovo this Thursday (Express)
• EU: Important tasks await the new government of Kosovo (RFE)
• Kurti for N1: Serbs will be in Kosovo government but not Serbian List (media)
• Haxhiu: We will replace import tariff on Serbia with reciprocity (Koha)
• Changes, a product of the punitive vote (Koha)
• LDK does not enter negotiations with VV before all votes are counted (Koha)
• Maliqi: The high turnout of young voters resulted in Kurti’s victory (Epoka)
• Kosovo, first stop for Borrell as EU foreign policy chief (media)
• Haradinaj reacts to Borrell’s statements on Kosovo’s recognition (media)
• Fajon congratulates Vetevendosje on election win (media)
• Bosnia expects new government of Kosovo to lift import tariff (RFE)
• U.S. pledges $5 million for conventional weapons destruction in Kosovo (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 7 October

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• CEC: Counting of ballots completed (RTK)
• Vetevendosje celebrates election result (media)
• LDK does not rule out possibility of coalition with Vetevendosje (Zeri)
• Veseli: PDK will move to opposition (media)
• Haradinaj doesn’t comment on election results, says AAK marks increase (media)
• CEC: Around 39,000 invalid ballots, voter turnout at 44.18 percent (Koha)
• CEC and monitors conclude election process was in order (Koha Ditore)
• U.S. Ambassador happy with turnout in Kosovo (RTK)
• PDK rushed into declaring victory in yesterday’s elections (Zeri)
• Haziri: We are happy the opposition bloc scored a convincing victory (media)
• Bahtiri: It is confirmed, Vetevendosje wins today’s election (media)
• NISMA-AKR coalition risks not crossing election threshold (Koha)
• Bahtiri: It is confirmed, Vetevendosje wins today’s election (media)
• “New government to be formed for Kosovo’s needs not to suit Belgrade or Brussels” (Koha)
• Vucic: Serbian List scored most convincing history (media)
• Rakic: Serbian List won over 98 percent of votes in Serb municipalities (media)
• Serbian List leads in Serb-majority municipalities (Klan Kosova)
• Rama congratulates Kosovo for successful elections (Telegrafi)

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UNMIK Headlines, Election Media Updates, Afternoon Edition, October 6, 2019

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Albanian language media:

CEC: Higher voter turnout by 11.00hrs compared to 2017 elections
CEC: All polling stations open (media)
Polling stations in northern Kosovo open on time (RTK)
ValdeteDaka votes, here is her message (media)
Thaci appeals for a fair and free electoral process (media)
Veseli: Vote, give perspective to the future (media)
Osmani: This is the determinant day for the future of Kosovo (media)
Kurti calls on people to go out and vote (media)
Haradinaj: If you do not vote, others vote for you (media)
Pacolli: Do not abuse citizen’s vote (media)
Kosnett: Vote for yourselves, your country, your future (RTK)
Abbott: I encourage all eligible voters to vote (RTK)
LDK calls on Kosovo people to vote (media)
DiK: There is delay in opening of some polling stations (media)
State Prosecutor in defense of the vote (RTK)
Rakic votes with Kosovo ID (RTK)
Two officials arrested in the North for abusing their duty during elections (Klan Kosova)

  Serbian Language Media:

CEC: Suspended voting in Gotovusa over “escorts” (KoSsev, N1)
Three special units of Kosovo Police arrived to North Mitrovica (KoSSev, N1, Beta)
Radakovic: Two members of polling station committee were apprehended due to voting with Kosovo “Extract of birth” (KoSSev)
OSCE: There were attempts to vote with Serbian ID cards (KoSSev)
Kosnett visited polling stations in Pristina and Gracanica (Kosovo online, RTK2)
Djuric:Today’s elections are a turning point for the survival of Serbs in Kosovo (RTV)  
IDPs travel in organized manner to vote in Kosovo elections (B92, Kosovo online)
Large number of citizens were gathered at the centre of North Mitrovica to go to the polls(Kosovo Online) 
KTV: In northern Kosovo voting is allowed only with Kosovo documents(KoSSev) 
Goran Rakic:Elections decisive for the fate of Serbian people (SrpskiTelegraf)  
All polling stations opened on time, except Strpce (KIM radio, Herz)
TV Prva learns that Serbs in Metohija have problems with voting (B92)  
Two arrested in Mitrovica north (RTS) 
Irregularities in Gotovusa and Gracanica (KIM radio) 
After more than two hours, TV Pink crew crossedJarinje (TV Most)  
Letter of the Director of Radio Belgrade regarding the detention of journalists in Kosovo (RTS) 
Journalists’ Association of Serbia and its branch in Kosovo: Kosovo institutions grossly violate the freedom of media(Serbian media, uns.org)

International Media:

Kosovo voters focus on graft, Serbia peace deal in election (Reuters)
Kosovo: What you need to know about the country’s snap elections (Euronews)
‘Towel’ flag, judo and pop royalty: five things to know about Kosovo (AFP, France 24)
Kosovo votes amid pressure to reboot Serbia talks (AFP)
Kosovo votes for parliament amid calls for talks with Serbia (DW)
Kosovo Prepares to Elect New Parliament (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Headlines 5 October

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• Kosovo enters electoral silence, readies to vote tomorrow (Koha)
• Kosnett calls on people of Kosovo to turn out and vote (media)
• UK does not support any political party or candidate (media)
• Thaci meets EUEOM, voices concern over voter intimidation reports (media)
• Palmer and Grenell to work closely to reach Kosovo-Serbia settlement (RFE)
• EU expects cooperation with U.S. on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RFE/Koha)
• Rama: Washington and Berlin against Kosovo-Serbia land swap (Koha/Zeri)
• Kosovo Police slams reports about arrests in the north (media)

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