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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 17, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• Haziri: Whoever has a vote more will lead the government (media)
• CEC decides on vote recount in additional 530 polling stations (Telegrafi)
• Prosecution receives Dehari’s results from Switzerland (Express)
• Kurti meets in London British MPs (media)
• Specialist Chambers invite former KLA superior from Llapi Operative zone (Express)
• Kosovo’s outgoing Justice Minister says he got death threats last December (Lajmi)
• Vetevendosje movement files a complaint at ECAP (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic met Lajcak in Belgrade today (B92)
• Ashton: We did not ask Belgrade and Pristina to cross red lines (RTS, Tanjug)
• Kosovo prosecution continues investigation of alleged poisoning (RTS)
• Dacic: The hypocritical response of the British Embassy (Tanjug, RTS)
• Kurti for NIN: “ZSO – dead letter on paper; Serbs to turn to more moderate Serb parties” (Kontakt plus radio, Danas, N1)
• Zeri: New government without the Serbian List impossible (RTS)
• Hahn warns EU member states (Kosovo online, B92)
• Exhibition in Mitrovica North cancelled, painter prohibited to enter Kosovo with the paintings (Kosovo online)
• Vasilije Bojic arrested in Mitrovica North on Wednesday released
• Montenegrin language school in Pristina banned (Gracanicaonline.info)

Opinions:

• EU Enlargement: The Balkans Brexit Fallout (Balkan Insight)
• What’s next for Pristina? (CEPA)
• Mushkolaj: The bitter taste of defeat (Express)

Humanitarian and Development:

• Countess of Wessex: Let’s fight together stigma that harms survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (media)
• Childhood interrupted: a story from Plemetin (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 17 October 2019

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LOCAL PRESS

• Vucic: Pristina’s actions deteriorating security situation (Tanjug/RTV)
• Brnabic thanks India for firm stance on non-recognition of Kosovo’s unilaterally declared independence (RTS/Tanjug)
• Support of Cuba to territorial integrity of Serbia (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Hypocritical response of the British Embassy (Tanjug)
• Ashton: Belgrade, Pristina were not requested to cross red lines (Tanjug/RTS)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic: ‘Status quo’ will continue in B&H until SNSD decides to accept there is no supremacy of entities over state (TV1)
• SNSD sees Izetbegovic’s statement that only parties that put interests of B&H institutions in first plan can form B&H CoM as blackmail (RTRS)
• OHR calls on political leaders in B&H to intensify political dialogue in order to complete process of formation of authorities at all levels as soon as possible (N1)
• Dodik comments on Kosovo-B&H relations, says he prefers continuation of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (N1)
• Komsic sends letter to the EU leadership (N1)
Montenegro
• Picula: Montenegro is definitely next EU member (TMN/CDM/Fena/Nova M)
• Orav: Montenegro must improve reform efforts in media freedom, fight against corruption, preventing human trafficking (TMN)
• Russian danger still lurks (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev-Timmermans: The country’s achievements should be acknowledged with a decision for accession talks (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Milososki: Zaev and Dimitrov need to resign on Friday if we get no EU accession talks date (Republika)
Albania
• France opposes EU membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia (ADN)
• EU talks, Commissioner appeals for caution with Balkans (ADN)

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Military neutrality does not contradict security cooperation with EU (European Western Balkans)
• Visegrad 4, North Macedonia in last-ditch effort to change French enlargement veto (EuroActiv)
• Merkel: Chances for opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania are not good (Deutsche Welle)

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Childhood interrupted: a story from Plemetin (Prishtina Insight)

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As we mark International Children’s Day, many of Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian youth continue to live in miserable conditions, plagued by food, education and healthcare shortages with no social or institutional care in sight. The five children of the Mekolli family from Plemetin village in Obiliq will not join the June 1 celebrations for […]

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Montenegrin language school in Pristina banned (Gracanicaonline.info)

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The portal Gracanica Online reports that, quoting the Association of Montenegrins statement, the Office of the Commissioner for Languages at the Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, did not allow the establishment of a “School of Montenegrin Language and Culture in Pristina”, explaining that the project did not meet expectations, therefore did not receive […]

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CEC decides on vote recount in additional 530 polling stations (Telegrafi)

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The news website reports that Kosovo’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has decided on a vote recount in an additional 530 polling stations. Following a recommendation from the Counting and Results Centre (CRC), CEC President Valdete Daka said the recount should be done immediately. CRC Coordinator Burim Ahmetaj said there were mainly technical errors in these […]

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Haziri: Whoever has a vote more will lead the government (media)

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Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) deputy leader, Lutfi Haziri, said today that the party that has one vote more than the second-biggest party from the October 6 parliamentary elections, will have the right to the post of Prime Minister. Haziri took to Facebook to write: “The opposition won in Kosovo, not the individual or a […]

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Mushkolaj: The bitter taste of defeat (Express)

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Political commentator and reporter, Imer Mushkolaj, writes in an opinion piece that “losing the elections leaves one with a bitter taste. Parties from the PAN [PDK-AAK-NISMA] coalition might have experienced it badly, but the people had an even worst experience with their governance. An arrogant and irresponsible governance”. Mushkolaj argues that countless delays by the […]

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Kosovo’s outgoing Justice Minister says he got death threats last December (Lajmi)

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Kosovo’s outgoing Minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri, said on Wednesday that he received death threats last December, the news website reports. In an interview to TV Dukagjini, Tahiri said he was notified by the Kosovo Intelligence Agency (AKI) about a possible attack against him by persons outside Kosovo but who were familiar to the agency. […]

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Kurti meets in London British MPs (media)

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A delegation from Vetevendosje headed by leader Albin Kurti is on a two-day visit to United Kingdom and attended a dinner at the British Parliament hosted by the all-party parliamentary group on Kosovo, MPs John Grogan and Martin Vickers. “In a warm and friendly atmosphere we exchanged thoughts and ideas about the socio-economic, political and […]

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Prosecution receives Dehari’s expertise results from Switzerland (Express)

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Chief Prosecutor of the Basic Prosecution in Prizren Admir Shala said today that the final report of the expertise on Astrit Dehari’s case has arrived. “We have received today the final report of the expertise on Astrit Dehari’s case from the Lausanne Institute, Switzerland. We do not know what is inside, it was submitted today […]

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Specialist Chambers invite former KLA superior from Llapi Operative zone (Express)

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The Specialist Chambers has invited today another former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). Hysni Gucati, head of the War Veterans Organisation took to Facebook to write that Sali Mustafa was one of the seniors at Llapi Operative Zone. “I just received the news that the Specialist Chambers has sent an invitation as a […]

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Vucic met Lajcak in Belgrade today (B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received in Belgrade today Slovakian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs as well as Chairman of the OSCE Miroslav Lajcak, Serbian media reported. During the meeting, President Vucic expressed serious concern over events in the north of Kosovo and Metohija and warned that Pristina by unilateral and provocative acts causes tensions […]

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