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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 30, 2022

By   8 hours ago

• Kurti thanks Lipavsky for Czech Republic’s visa liberalisation support (RTK)
• Von Cramon: France, Netherlands will not block visa liberalisation (T7)
• Osmani to attend inaugural meeting of European Political Community (media)
• Osmani meets Abbott and Knox, discuss political developments (RTK)
• Kurti calls on Serbs to register Kosovo license plates, gives Incentive (Exit)
• Lajcak meets Chancellor Scholz’s advisor, discuss next steps in dialogue (Koha)
• SBASHK to announce vote results on strike suspension during weekend (Koha)
• Abdixhiku accuses government of arrogance and undemocratic behavior (media)
• Albania and Russia clash over Kosovo, PM welcomes fleeing Russians (Exit)
• How One Gesture Curbed Ethnic Discrimination (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 29, 2022

By   1 day ago

• Czech Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister: EU has no reason to deny visa liberalisation (VoA)
• Deputy Minister of Education believes classes will start on Oct 3 (RTK)
• Rohde: Kosovo and Serbia will have to make difficult decisions (Radio Kosova)
• Two foreign organisations drafting Association statute, Novosti reports (Koha)
• Lajcak and von Cramon discuss state of play in EU-facilitated dialogue (media)
• Chollet and Peach meet, “elevating focus of Serbia-Kosovo dialogue” (media)
• Albanian politicians see jailed Kosovo leaders in Hague (The Washington Post)
• Vucic: International pressure to recognize Kosovo (Albanian Daily News)
• North Macedonia opposition against Open Balkan, blocks laws (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 28, 2022

By   2 days ago

• Osmani: Hopes should not be raised high for visa liberalisation (media)
• Czech EU Presidency to discuss free visa for Kosovo (Euractiv)
• Hopes raised; no new requirements for visa liberalisation (Lajmi)
• Osmani meets Under Secretary General of United Nations DiCarlo (media)
• Osmani: Returning to Kosovo, fully confident Kosovo is on right path (media)
• Konjufca to meet Vassilis Maragos today in Prishtina (media)
• Rohde: No threat of war between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• Kosovo does not approve Petkovic visit; Foreign Ministry tells reasons (media)·
• Italian KFOR removes Serbian flag near Ibar Bridge (media)
• Citaku: Schools remain closed; Kurti wants to make Kosovo unlivable (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 27, 2022

By   3 days ago

• President Osmani interview with the Voice of America
• Defence Ministry refutes Serbian media reports about KSF in north (media)
• Jasharaj: Strikers are united despite attempts to divide us (Ekonomia Online)
• Kurti travels to Japan to attend funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe (media)
• Osmani meets Albanian diaspora in US, “immense support for Kosovo” (media)
• Ex-Minister for European Integration: Visas could be lifted on Oct 13 (Klan)
• “New agenda expected in talks between Prishtina and Belgrade” (Express)
• Kurti: Kosovo a multilingual society, value of our country (RTK)
• Berisha: Rama is acting like Belgrade’s lawyer (Euronews Albania)
• Kanal 10 Director Arben Ahmeti arrested for domestic violence (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 26, 2022

By   4 days ago

• SBASHK: Prime Minister, Govt not interested to resolve situation (media)
• Albin Kurti reelected as leader of Vetevendosje Movement (media)
• European MPs want Serbia’s path to EU stopped after deal with Russia (Koha)
• Kurti: Serbia-Russia deal should alarm Western democratic centers (media)
• NATO brings reserve troops to Kosovo for training amid unrest fears (Reuters)
• The European Political Community, as an aid to the enlargement process (RFE)
• Kurti: Massacre in Upper Abri, most inhumane committed by Serbia (media)
• Serbian List claims KSF entered the north, call on NATO to react (media)
• WB country manager calls for reform in social protection in Kosovo (media)
• Serbia says it won’t recognise Russia’s staged votes in occupied Ukraine (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 23, 2022

By   1 week ago

• EU denies authenticity of non-paper for dialogue framework (BIRN)
• EU invites Kosovo to first meeting of European Political Community (RFE)
• Osmani: Eternal friendship and steadfast partnership with USA (media)
• Lajcak after meeting Osmani: Need for concrete solutions (media)
• Rama: Serbia should recognise Kosovo and apologise (media)
• PDK’s Pajaziti denies opposition is misusing the crisis, blames Kurti (KTV)
• Assembly’s committee on education to discuss ongoing strike today (media)
• AAK leader Haradinaj meets head of EULEX (media)
• Board member public company linked to ruling party quits after BIRN report
• Banks’ healthy capital base must be put to good use in Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 22, 2022

By   1 week ago

• U.S., Germany in one line with Kosovo, call for mutual recognition (Koha)
• NATO brings reserve troops for training amid fears of unrest (Reuters)
• Osmani: Kosovo remains steadfast in support of Ukraine (Albanian Daily News)
• European Commission: Visa liberalisation for Kosovo without delay (media)
• Murtezaj: There will be positive movement on visas in autumn (KTV)
• International “mediation” does not bring an end to strike in education (Koha)
• Kosovo Assembly to discuss strike of BSPK today (media)
• Haradinaj: I am always with Kurti when facing Serbia is concerned (media)
• Tahiri: No agreement in sight without strong U.S. involvement (media)
• Kodra denies allegations of being involved in assassination plots (T7)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 21, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Kurti: With help from U.S. and EU, we can reach agreement with Serbia (CNN)
• Borrell hosts meeting with leaders of Western Balkans (media)
• Osmani in NY calls for urgency in finalising visa liberalisation (media)
• Osmani meets Chollet and Escobar in New York (media)
• Lajcak meets Vucic and Rama in New York (media)
• Denmark: Agreement with Kosovo on prison cells is in force (RFE)
• In 20 days, five vehicles converted their plates to RKS (Koha Ditore)
• Deadline for converting license plates extended to October 31 (media)
• Union leader: Strike in education continues (Klan Kosova)
• LDK senior member says they will win new elections (Kanal 10)
• Specialist Chambers President cancels visit to Kosovo (media)
• Several arrests in Prishtina in relation to Brezovica case (Indeksonline)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 20, 2022

By   1 week ago

• Osmani: Biden expressed heartful support for our country (media)
• Osmani travels to NY, to attend reception organised by President Biden (RTK)
• Government confirms: Kurti was aware of assassination plan against him (RTK)
• Kosovo says it foiled plot to assassinate prime minister in 2021 (Reuters)
• Serbia won’t let Kosovo join UN despite strong Western pressure (Bloomberg)
• Svecla to Vucic: Stop supporting illegal criminal structures in the north (media)
• Kosovo, Albania parliaments to sign memorandum of cooperation today (RTK)
• Kurti meets Albanian Ambassador, discuss Kosovo-Albania cooperation (RTK)
• Latest UBO poll: VV falls at 37%, LDK doubles at 22%, PDK at 21% (media)
• Kurti says Kosovo will open an office for Presevo Valley (Koha/Klan)
• Minister of Justice: Treaty with Denmark remains in force (Telegrafi)
• OSCE: Kosovo’s prosecution of terrorism financing ‘ineffective’ (BIRN)
• Albanians in south Serbia want rights included in the dialogue (Euractiv)
• Hackers publish sensitive data on assassination plots in Albania, Kosovo (Euractiv)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 19, 2022

By   2 weeks ago

President Osmani to attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (media)
EU officials would not comment on whether there is a new framework for dialogue (RTK)
Borrell to meet with the leaders of the Western Balkans in the USA (Express)
Djaferovic: I have to say that Bosnia and Herzegovina does not recognize Kosovo (RTK)
Education Minister: SBASHK is refusing to cooperate (media)
People’s Attorney calls on SBASHK and government to reflect on strike (Klan)
Albanian Post publishes new framework in dialogue 
Kosovo’s Beleaguered Minorities: Three Degrees And Another On The Way, But Still No Job (RFE)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 30, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 30, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Official confirmation: Visa liberalisation on EU agenda on Oct 13 (Koha)
    • Decision on strike suspension will be made today, announced on Saturday (Koha)
    • UNICEF expresses concern over delayed start of the school year (media)
    • Parents Council: If classes don’t start on Oct 3, mass deregistration (Indeksonline)
    • Kurti: Kosovo and Germany have special friendship (media)
    • Osmani receives credentials of new French Ambassador Guerot (media)
    • Osmani meets FIFA President Gianni Infantino (media)
    • Haxhiu: Info that cameras in Dehari case were taken by order of former minister (Kallxo)
    • LDK leader: Government is strangling businesses, failing to support them (Koha)
    • Mustafi wants Presevo Valley to be included in Kosovo-Serbia agreement (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: Serbia to remain on European path, as independent and sovereign state (N1)
    • Vucic, Sarrazin discuss Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, situation in region (Tanjug)
    • Bo: Serbia, China example of mutual respect, cooperation (Tanjug)
    • RFE: The EU’s latest package of sanctions foresees an exemption for the Western Balkans (Kontakt plus radio, Danas)
    • The Management Team, the only one responsible for drafting the ZSO statute, completed the work in August 2018 (Kosovo Online)
    • Vulin: Serbia is not a reserve, we make our own decisions (N1)
    • Gracanica Mayor statement on the municipality decision to exchange land (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • A text the author will never read – on the mad race between the government and the unions over the teachers’ strike (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Coffee Festival Helps Bridge Divide in City of Mitrovica (Prishtina Insight)
    • Serbia’s Minorities Hope for Better Results in 2022 Census (BIRN)
    • Montenegro Launches Probe Into Suspected Russian Spies (BIRN)
    • North Macedonia Opposition Stalls ‘Open Balkan’ Free Flow of Workers (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • PriFilm Fest’s Controversial Prizes Spark Gender Debate (Prishtina Insight)
    • Serbian Government allows some higher food prices (N1)
    • Former SFRY New York mansion sold for $50 million (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 29, 2022

    By   1 day ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Czech Foreign Minister: I have high expectations for visa liberalisation (media)
    • Osmani: Crucial for visa liberalisation to conclude during Czech EU Presidency (media)
    • FES: It’s not true EU engaged us to draft Association statute (Albanian Post)
    • Assembly lacks quorum to extend energy emergency measures (media)
    • Central Bank Governor refuses invitation to summit because of footnote (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • USA: Serbia’s agreement with Russia surprising and a step in the wrong direction (VoA)
    • Vucic and Hill on the details of cooperation between Serbia and the USA (Kosovo Online)
    • Djuric met Escobar (Tanjug)
    • Bilcik in Belgrade today, tomorrow with Vucic (Politika, Tanjug)
    • Dendias talked to Lajcak, Borrell (Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic: Serbia, China maintains steely friendship (Tanjug)
    • Ziadeh with Von Cramon in Brussels on the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (Kosovo Online)
    • EP to request suspension of EU accession negotiations with Serbia (FoNet, N1)
    • Ruling party ally calls for referendum on Russia sanctions (Danas, N1)
    • Tadic: Vucic’s disastrous failure at the UN regarding Kosovo’s membership (KiM radio, N1, NIN, Kosovo Online)
    • Petkovic: Tadic hurt by the successes of the Serbian government (Kosovo Online)
    • Zubin Potok: A lawyer was hired because of the usurpation of land owned by Serbs (Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • Gracanica municipality exchanges 17 hectares of municipal land for 18 acres of private land (medijacentar.info, Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev, KiM radio, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Croatia’s Ethnic Homogenisation Continues as Serb Minority Dwindles (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Belgrade’s Russian Émigrés Grapple With New Lives In Serbia, The Ukraine War, And What Comes Next (RFE)
    • Opening a window on audiovisual archives in the Western Balkans (tech.ebu.ch)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 28, 2022

    By   2 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • SBASHK: Let’s suspend strike until January, classes to start on Oct 3 (Express)
    • SBASHK: Strike may be suspended temporarily but not stopped (Koha)
    • Maragos: EU willing to continue support for Kosovo (RTK)
    • German MP: Kosovo has deserved visa liberalisation for long now (Telegrafi)
    • Vetevendosje MP denies reports he has decided to leave the party (EO)
    • Serious violations suspected in Dehari case; Ministry suspends chief inspector (media)
    • Police arrest seven people in anti-drug operation in Dukagjin region (Klan Kosova)
    • Police arrest Russian national at Kulla crossing, had undeclared money (Express)
    • Haradinaj recalls meeting with former U.S. Secretary of Defence (Nacionale)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic’s public address on all key issues on October 8 (Tanjug, media)
    • Selakovic on Kosovo’s application to the CoE, Consultation plan signed with Lavrov, Vucic’s meetings (NMagazin, Beta, Kosovo Online, TV Happy)
    • Russian Embassy: Hill’s statement is inappropriate (N1, FoNet)
    • Djilas to US officials: Serbia must align its foreign policy with EU (N1)
    • Drecun: Pristina is trying to destabilize the situation in every way (RTS, Kosovo Online)
    • Today is the International Day of Bosniaks (KoSSev, Kosovo Online)
    • Deputy PM: 700,000 citizens left North Macedonia in eight years (Beta, N1)

    International:

    • EBRD affirms Kosovo’s 2022 economic growth f’cast at 4% (SeeNews)
    • ‘This is a War’: Albania Struggles to Keep Lid on Hacked Data (BIRN)
    • Two coal plants in Western Balkans go offline due to malfunctions (balkangreenenergynews.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 27, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 27, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Prime Minister Kurti’s interview with Republik (media)
    • Ternava: We support the teachers’ demands, but strike must end today (Klan)
    • KFOR says KSF did not ask to go north; did Rakic and Petkovic lie? (Express)
    • Carpenter: Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, slow but steady progress (Telegrafi)
    • U.S. Embassy: Russia-Serbia agreement, a wrong step! (Indeksonline)
    • The Union of Education gives signs that the strike in education could end! (Gazeta Blic)
    • Abdixhiku slams Kurti for Japan visit when education sector on strike (media)
    • Osmani calls on Iranian women not to give up on their rights (Koha)
    • International partners promise continued support for KSF (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Mayor Vulovic: “The situation in Zubin Potok still tense” (Blic, Tanjug, Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • KFOR, Mehaj on KSF in northern Kosovo (KoSSev)
    • Petkovic: EU to condemn Kurti’s war threats (Kosovo Online)
    • Selakovic: Croatia has stepped beyond framework of EU policy (Tanjug)
    • Kurti congratulated the European Day of Languages; The experience of Serbs from Kosovo bitter, they say – he brags about other people’s results (KoSSev)
    • Petkovic banned from visiting Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
    • The Socialists and Democrats MEPs: No accession talks if Serbia doesn’t align with sanctions on Russia (N1, media)
    • Media published document signed by Lavrov and Selakovic – An ordinary plan of meetings, without those at highest level (Danas)
    • Hill: I saw the Serbia-Russia Consultation Plan (FoNet, N1)

    International:

    • Ned Price: We Desire To Be A Partner To The Countries Of The Western Balkans (thepavlovictoday.com)
    • Serbia Rules Out Recognizing Russian Referendum in Occupied Ukraine (Balkan Insight)
    • Slim chance for Serbia’s progress towards the EU by the end of the year, relationship with Russia remains the biggest problem (EWB)
    • Junior Ruling Party Turmoil Could Shake North Macedonia Govt (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 26, 2022

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Visa liberalisation for Kosovo on the EU agenda on October 13 (Radio Free Europe)
    • Strike in education continues; Jasharaj: Regrettably there is no movement (RTK)
    • An elementary school in Prishtina decides to end strike (Kallxo)
    • Hoxhaj: Solution must be found for pupils to return to schools (Telegrafi)
    • Haradinaj to Kurti: End the strike, or resign (media)
    • Croatian Foreign Minister: Next months crucial for Kosovo-Serbia deal (Albanian Post)
    • Selimi: Kosovo leadership should think a bit (media)
    • EU concerned over strengthening Serbia-Russia relations (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Office for KiM: Incursion of KFS to north is direct threat to Serbian people (Radio KIM)
    • Serbian List: The incursion of the KSF into the Zubin Potok territory a gross violation of the agreement, whose guarantor is NATO (Radio Mitrovica sever)
    • EU: Serbia cannot strengthen relations with Russia in the circumstances of aggression and crimes in Ukraine (Beta)
    • Vucic to Lavrov: Serbia committed to UNSC Resolution 1244 (N1)
    • What did Serbia and Russia sign – a scandal or continuation of a technical matter from 1996? (N1, media)
    • Brnabic visits family of Nikola Nedeljkovic (Radio KIM)
    • US Ambassador wants explanation of Serbia-Russia document (N1)
    • Serbian FM: We can not accept results of referendums in Ukraine (N1)
    • The Party of Freedom and Justice (SSP) delegation in the US for talks on Kosovo and Serbia’s foreign policy (FoNet, N1)

    International:

    • Russian Mobilization Prompts Exodus to Serbia, Turkey (Balkan Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 23, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 23, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Assembly does not adopt PDK-sponsored resolution on strike in education (RFE)
    • Nagavci: We have addressed all demands, except for the additional €100 (Sinjali)
    • SBASHK: We can emerge from this situation only through an agreement (Demokracia)
    • SBASHK receives letter of support from American Federation of Teachers (Express)
    • CDHRF calls for understanding from SBASHK: The strike must end (Nacionale)
    • AmCham calls for dialogue and compromise to end strike (Telegrafi)
    • NATO: Additional troops from UK will take part in routine drill (Express)
    • NATO and security experts fear possible tensions in the north of Kosovo (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • EU invited 44 countries to the summit in Prague (media)
    • Vucic meets Iranian President Raisi (Tanjug)
    • Vucic meets US Under Secretary Nuland in New York (Tanjug)
    • Petar Miletic, former Deputy PM: The information that I was appointed as an adviser to Kurti is only half correct (Danas)
    • Rasic, Trajkovic on the Miletic’s appointment (medijacentar.info, Kosovo Online)
    • Tour guide on incident in Pec (Radio KIM)
    • MFA: Serbia’s strong diplomatic activity in UN continues (Tanjug, media)
    • ”Which countries have recognized Kosovo and which have not?” (Danas)
    • Establishment of government war crimes institute in Kosovo – related risks and timeframe (Radio KIM)

    Opinion:

    • “Kurti is trying to place Serbia alongside Russia, and as a Marxist-Leninist he knows that Kosovo is neither a state nor independent” (Danas)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Rizvanolli asks citizens in Kosovo* if they are willing to pay for power imports (balkangreenenergynews.com)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 22, 2022

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kosovo Assembly discusses ongoing general strike (media)
    • Osmani: NATO membership is Kosovo’s strategic objective (media)
    • Osmani meets Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic States (media)
    • Justice Minister meets President of Specialist Chambers (media)
    • Dutch Foreign Ministry on whether they will support visa liberalisation (Express)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic: How is Ukraine’s territorial integrity different from Serbia’s? (Tanjug)
    • Vucic: Everyone invokes int’l law when it suits them to do so (Tanjug)
    • PM Brnabic explains delay in formation of new Government (RTS, FoNet, N1)
    • Selakovic at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in New York (RTS, Blic)
    • Aleksic: Vucic’s announcement about the state-building bloc a prelude to elections at all levels (Nova, FoNet, N1)
    • Council of Europe in 2008 considered UN membership as precondition for Kosovo – what has changed? (Kosovo Online)
    • ”Kosovo and Serbia: Narratives unrelated to the situation on the ground, but increase tensions” (N1)
    • Office for KiM: Freedom of movement of Serbs threatened once again (Kosovo Online)
    • Bo: Vucic and Yi confirmed the partnership between Serbia and China (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • The Cynicism of Serbia’s Kosovo Policy (Balkan Insight)

    International:

    • Serbian President Vucic to Newsmax: Putin Not ‘Bluffing’ (newsmax.com)
    • FBI: Iranian Hackers Accessed Albanian Systems Over Year Ago (BIRN)
    • Hackers Likely Accessed Emails of Serbia’s Cadastre Staff, BIRN Reveals

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Air Serbia says tickets for Moscow-Belgrade flights in September sold out long time ago (Blic)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 21, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 21, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Kurti on the strike: We’ve made many steps, but the blackmail doesn’t stop (Koha)
    • Jasharaj: I’m ready to take part in meeting between Flocken and Kurti (Kosovapress)
    • Kurti on “new framework”: No author; it was published to test the pulse (Express)
    • U.S.: We support dialogue based on mutual recognition (Koha)
    • “No EU membership without mutual recognition; Kosovo to initiate Association” (Koha)
    • Osmani: Kosovo’s unwavering commitment to prevent violent extremism (media)
    • State Department Counselor: Good meeting with President Osmani (Lajmi)
    • Lajcak meets Escobar in New York: Grateful for excellent cooperation (media)
    • German MP: Visa liberalisation for Kosovo in the final phase (Kallxo)
    • Three ministry officials among arrested in latest raids in “Brezovica Operation” (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Vucic met Guterres on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (Politika, Tanjug)
    • Vucic: Important decisions coming soon (N1, RTS)
    • Serbian President’s meetings yesterday with world officials on the sidelines of the 77th UNGA session (Politika)
    • On second day in New York, Selakovic held 27 bilateral meetings with foreign ministers (Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic on his meeting with Lajcak (Kosovo Online)
    • Brnabic: Pressure on Vucic and Serbia never greater (N1)
    • People’s Party (NS) asking Vucic to urgently send letters to Putin and Xi Jinping on Kosovo (Danas)
    • Which EU country will be the first to change its position on the independence of Kosovo (Danas)
    • Trendafilova: Trial of Thaci to start soon (Radio KIM)
    • Kurti: Decision on land in Brnjak and Jasenovik in accordance with the law (Kosovo Online, euronews.rs)

    Opinion:

    • The government vs the teachers’ union (Kosovo 2.0)

    International:

    • Kosovo War Crime Court President Suggests KLA Leaders’ Trial is Near (BIRN)
    • Chopping Down the Future: Heating Crisis Worsens Illegal Logging in Balkans (BIRN)
    • Guterres calls for ‘coalition of the world’ to overcome divisions, provide hope in place of turmoil (news.un.org)
    • Serbia’s Vucic Announces New Political ‘Movement’ Within Six Months (Balkan Insight)
    • Commission OKs plant acquisition by Serbian Gazprom-owned oil company (euractive.com)
    • Russian Flights Tickets to Serbia, Turkey, Sell Out After Mobilization (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • On International Day of Peace UNMIK recalls “Howdy Neighbor” series (KoSSev)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 20, 2022

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    Albanian Language Media:

    • Osmani announces launch of first edition of Women, Peace and Security Forum (media)
    • Germany refutes “new framework” of dialogue: We don’t know who invented it (Express)
    • NATO ready to deploy more troops in Kosovo in case of new tensions (RFE)
    • Konjufca in Tirana: Serbia is very hostile toward Kosovo (Paparaci)
    • Jasharaj: There are solutions … we’re not asking for billions (RFE)
    • Svecla: Terrorism and violent extremism on the rise; threat to Kosovo (Telegrafi)
    • Rama on Vucic: On Kosovo, we agreed to disagree (Nacionale/Der Spiegel)
    • KLA War Veterans to join protest against visit by Specialist Chambers’ President (media)
    • LDK MP says Kurti is stubborn and unable to resolve problems (Indeksonline)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Non-paper sent on Kosovo’s admission to the CoE (Kosovo Online)
    • The new summit of the EU and Western Balkans leaders in December, in one of the countries of the region (RTS)
    • Serbian president refused document from EU envoy (N1, Tanjug)
    • “Vucic should explain details of letter he has not received” (Radio KIM)
    • Vucic, Tenney discuss strengthening of bilateral ties (Tanjug)
    • Selakovic held 20 bilateral meetings with foreign ministers in New York (Danas)
    • Putin: We continue supporting Serbia in protecting its sovereignty (Kosovo Online)
    • Vucic announces formation of movement for Serbia’s survival (N1, FoNet)
    • Vasic: Prosecution did not qualify attack on two Serbs in Babin Most as attempted murder (Kosovo Online)

    Opinion:

    • New Agreement proposal: Trial balloon or beginning of the end? (Beta, Danas, KiM radio)
    • Grubjesic: Non-papers as trial balloons used to check the mood of the public (RTS)

    International:

    • Pristina Says Third Serb Targeted for Taking Kosovo Licence Plates (BIRN)
    • In One Corner of Kosovo, Cheers Still Ring Out for Putin (The New York Times)
    • Pupils and Parents in Peja March Against Teachers’s Strike (Prishtina Insight)
    • Albanian Journalists Condemn Ban on Republishing Hacked State Information (BIRN)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 19, 2022

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 19, 2022

    Albanian Language Media:

    • Borrell to meet Western Balkans leaders in New York (Radio Free Europe)
    • President Osmani meets King Charles and PM Truss (Klan Kosova)
    • PDK leader calls on Kurti: Find a solution, for the sake of the children! (Klan Kosova)
    • PDK’s Tahiri: Kurti is directly responsible for the situation in education (Klan Kosova)
    • AAK MP: Kurti should resign – poor management in all sectors (Ekonomia Online)
    • Kosovo Assembly to discuss ongoing strike in education on Thursday (media)
    • German ambassador on statement of Germany, France and Poland about visas (Zeri)
    • Tirana-based A2 reports on plans to assassinate Prime Minister Kurti (media)
    • Haliti on reports about his planned assassination: I was warned (Express)
    • PM Kurti’s interview with Vecernji List, reactions from the opposition (media)
    • “Open Balkan can be misused by big predators against the small” (Express/Pobjeda)
    • Denmark suspends agreement to rent prison cells in Kosovo (media)
    • PSD expects Wednesday’s protest to be massive (Zeri)
    • EBRD Vice President for Policy to visit Albania and Kosovo (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • EU on the alleged agreement between Belgrade and Pristina published in the media (Blic, KiM radio)
    • Hill without comment on the alleged plan for Kosovo and the ”two Germany” model (Kosovo Online, RTV, Tanjug)
    • PM Brnabic signs book of condolence for Queen, to attend funeral (N1)
    • Kurti: ”Serbia arming itself, war in Kosovo possible”; Petkovic: ”Albin Kurti’s threats and war cries again” (Politika, Kosovo Online)
    • Osmani on “genocide“ and other crimes committed by Serbia (KoSSev)
    • Petkovic reacts to Osmani’s remarks (Kosovo Online)
    • Ischinger: The “two Germany” model can provide a bridge to a solution for Kosovo and Serbia (Kosovo Online)
    • Jovanovic: Steel ‘no’ to Pristina in UN, claims that Kosovo is a ‘fait accompli’ no longer stands (Kosovo Online)
    • Botsan-Kharchenko: We will support what suits Serbia (Kosovo Online)
    • Starovic: Serbia’s highest-level present at UN General Assembly (N1, RTS)

    International:

    • For Sexual Harassment Victims in Kosovo, Justice is Hard to Come By (BIRN)
    • The faces of Europride (Kosovo 2.0)

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