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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 18, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• Nagavci: We don’t accept conditions from LDK, Kurti will be PM (Koha)
• Vetevendosje working group arrives at LDK premises, the meeting begins (Express)
• Nuredin Ibishi – Leka summoned by Specialist Chambers (Gazeta Express)
• Haradinaj: I stopped the Kosovo division project and a theft of €10 billion (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Stojanovic: I would never compare sufferings and tariffs (Danas)
• Research: 75 percent of Serbian citizens would consider recognition of Kosovo as treason (KoSSev)
• Vucic wrote to EU regarding alleged poisoning case (B92)
• Brussels: EU leaders deadlock over membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania (Tanjug, B92)
• Fajon: Wake up Macron, EU must show political maturity and responsibility (N1 Belgrade, N1 Sarajevo)
• Dodik: Bosnian Serbs can’t wait for a demarcation between Serbia and Kosovo (N1, TV Klan)
• Dacic to TV Prva: ”Poisoned envelopes” one in a series of “classic lies” of Pristina (Blic, Vecernje Novosti, N1)
• Suspended talks in Brussels on Albania and Northern Macedonia; the consequences of delay are brutal (Serbian media)
• IPU conference ends in Belgrade with Declaration and Resolution (Beta, RTS)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: Situation in Kosovo serious (RTS)
• President Vucic on Kosovo, dialogue, Albin Kurti (Politika, TV Pink)
• Bundestag delegation chief says Serbian president is legitimate partner (N1, DW)


• First Flag: Kosovo’s Would-Be PM Takes Serbian Heat For Favoring Albanian Banner (RFE)
• Russia submits proposal on moving UNGA First Committee’s sessions from New York (TASS)
• Russia calls for condemning radicals in Kosovo for raising tensions in Balkans (TASS)

Humanitarian and Development:

• Gracanica Mayor: Seriously consider the problem of pollution of the river bed in Laplje Selo (KIM radio, Gracanicaonline.info, RTK2)
• Regional cooperation necessary for fighting human trafficking (Kosovapress)
• Countess of Wessex meets religious leaders of Kosovo (RTK)

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Belgrade Media Report 18 October 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 18 October 2019


• Belgrade Declaration adopted at 141st IPU Assembly (Tanjug/Politika/RTS/Novosti/RTV)
• Vucic: Not everything is ours, but not everything is theirs, either (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Mondoloni conveys to Vucic France’s view of enlargement (Beta)
• Kostelancik: US will always stand behind Kosovo’s independence (Tanjug)
• Zakharova: Kosovo is not a state in any sense (Beta)
• Kurti: When and if I assume Prime Minister’s role (NIN/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik denies claims of Sarovic that SNSD will agree to ANP for NATO accession (RTRS)
• Cvijanovic warns that conditioning with ANP shows true intentions of primarily Bosniak political representatives (RTRS)
• Ljubic: Izetbegovic’s statements cause concern for future of B&H (Dnevni list)
• Dodik accuses Serb ministers of betrayal over adoption of Action Plan for EU (N1)
• Dodik announces special session of RS parliament on RS status within B&H (BHT1)
• Dodik to meet Russian PM Medvedev to discuss economic cooperation and situation in the RS and B&H (ATV)
• All eyes on the opposition as dialogue deadline passed (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia
• No agreement in Brussels, no date for Macedonia (Republika)
• Von der Leyen regrets French decision to block Macedonia and Albania from opening EU accession talks (Republika)
• Nikoloski: Zaev needs to resign by Monday (Republika)
• Haradinaj: Thaci, Vucic and Rama are collaborators (ADN)


• France eager to prove that it is still committed to the Western Balkans (European Western Balkans)
• EU leaders deadlock over membership talks for North Macedonia, Albania (politico.eu)

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UNMIK Headlines 18 October

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• “Kosovo-Serbia agreement, strategic priority for the U.S.” (Koha Ditore)
• LVV-LDK working groups set to meet today (Zeri)
• Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti’s interview to News 24
• LDK leader Isa Mustafa’s interview to Klan Kosova
• Vetevendosje movement files a complaint at ECAP (media)
• Sherifi: NISMA currently stands at above 5 percent (Klan Kosova)
• Publicist Veton Surroi’s interview to T7
• Krasniqi says no PDK member supports land swap idea (T7/Express)
• Former KSF commander, Kastrati, summoned by Specialist Chambers (media)
• Cakaj: Mini-Schengen to remove Kosovo-Serbia border barriers (Koha)
• Countess of Wessex meets President Thaci (media)
• Dehari family urges authorities to release expertise report (media)

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