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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 22, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 22, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Serb parties willing to cooperate with new government (Radio Free Europe)
• Kurti reacts to Nobel prize being awarded to Peter Handke (media)
• Ibrahim Gashi summoned by specialist chambers (media)
• Svecla tells which ministries would LVV keep (T7)
• Seven additional summonses by Specialist Chambers, protests not excluded (KosovaPress)

Serbian Language Media:

• “No recognition of Kosovo within existing borders” (B92, Tanjug, Standard)
• SzS: Vucic by stating “that borders are not determined” infringes Constitution again (Danas)
• Hamilton: Grenell – an additional channel that bypasses Palmer (VoA)
• Djuric: Kurti proves every day he is an extreme politician (TV Most)
• IFJ called on Kosovo President to stop harassment of journalists (Radio KIM)
• Serbian List: International community silence, sign of an approval (Kosovo online)
• Church in Priluzje broken into and robbed (RTK2, Kontakt plus radio)


• LDK risks blocking own path (Koha Ditore)


• Once Beaten and Imprisoned, Kosovo’s Leader Now Has Greater Test (Bloomberg)
• Hague Prosecutors Summon Former Kosovo Guerrilla Commander (Balkan Insight)
• [BSF Interview] Wiersma: EU should be more aggressive to leaders like Vučić and Đukanović (European Western Balkans)
• Emmanuel Macron’s EU accession veto is a historic mistake (Financial Times)

Humanitarian and Development:

• Salaries in the private sector experience a minimal increase (Prishtina Insight)
• Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, U.N. warns (Reuters, Al Jazeera, Index.hr)

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Belgrade Media Report 22 October 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 22 October 2019

• Vucic: No recognition of Kosovo within existing borders (Standard/B92/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Lesotho one of the 15 countries to suspend recognition of so-called Kosovo (Tanjug)
• Kenya supports Serbia’s territorial integrity (Tanjug/RTS)
• Antic: Bulgaria completing pipeline to Serbia (Beta)
• Serbia’s EAEU deal OK until EU accession – Brussels (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: There must be no introduction of principle that Sarajevo orders what is to be done (Dnevni list/ATV)
• One should not blame Dodik for blockade of formation of authorities (EuroBlic)
• Zvizdic thanks US National Security Council’s Erath for US’ overall support to B&H’s reform efforts (BHT1)
• Hundreds of migrants arrive in Tuzla (Hayat/N1)
• Kovac: For progress in relations with Croatia, Serbia needs statesman like Willy Brandt (Hina)
• Enlargement policy will become priority after Brexit (RTCG)
• Kremlin controls the election of opposition leader (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zbogar: You delivered everything that was asked of you, unfortunately we again delayed the issue (MIA)
• Message from Berlin: The road to the EU remains open (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Macron to visit Skopje and Tirana next month (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Stoltenberg: I look forward to North Macedonia joining our Alliance (Nezavisen vesnik)
• VMRO DPMNE ahead of SDSM by six percent (Netpres)
• Rama to hold meetings with leaders of EU countries to understand the further progress of the process (Radio Tirana)
• Merkel: EU has already turned its back on the two countries, failing to keep their promise (Radio Tirana)


• Macron breaks Balkans promise in quest for EU dominance (EUobserver)
• Final EP Rapporteurs revealed: Bilčik for Serbia, Rangel for Bosnia and Herzegovina (European Western Balkans)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 21 October

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• Serb parties willing to co-operate with new Government (KTV)
• Kurti meets with candidates for MPs from Kosovo Bosniak, Egyptian and Ashkali communities (Klan Kosova)
• Kurti to Italian Ambassador: We will reduce the power to strengthen the state (KTV)
• Special Chambers summons Azem Syla (Klan Kosova)
• International Federation of Journalists tell Pristina to stop harassment (N1)
• Court frees Kosovo Serb of war crimes charges (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 22, 2019

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• Vote counting expected to end by week’s end (media)
• Kurti gives interview to Syri TV, talks about agreement with Serbia
• LVV and LDK working groups to meet tomorrow (Zeri)
• Kurti: We will reduce power to strengthen the country (Koha)
• Haradinaj: Albin Kurti is a good deceiver (Telegrafi/Klan)
• More former KLA officials summoned by Specialist Chambers (media)
• Haradinaj convinced that visas will be removed before the New Year (Epoka)
• Foreign service appointments continue during transitional period (Koha)
• Nick Giacobbe nominated U.S. Deputy Ambassador to Kosovo (media)

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