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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 25, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

Kurti: Justice for Astrit has no alternative (media)
GLPS calls for investigations of state officials in Dehari case (media)
Johnson: Kosovo and Serbia requested greater engagement of the U.S. (RFE)

Serbian Language Media:

Vucic: The world hasn’t seen such political liars (Tanjug, B92)
“Information on closure of Serb pharmacies in North inaccurate” (KoSSev, RTK2)
New US ambassador to Serbia presents letters of accreditation (Beta, N1)
Arrested Nenad Arsic from Caglavica says he is not guilty, denies involvement in criminal acts (Gracanica online)
Serbian List: Prosecutor Syle Hoxha is not working according to the law, accusing the Serbs without evidence (Kosovo Online, TV Most)
Djuric: Desperate attempts of Jeremic to spoil relations between Serbia and Russian Federation (Tanjug)
Popovic more concerned with the silence of the international community (Kosovo Online)
Serbian President says Russian anti-aircraft systems in Serbia for exercise (FoNet, N1)
Süddeutsche Zeitung: No hope in EU future, Balkans face return of conflicts (N1, DW)


Talking Kurti and Dialogue With Everyday Serbs (K2.0)
Testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer (foreign.senate.gov)
Kosovo prosecutors to reopen probe into activist’s death (AP/WAPO)
Kosovo Activist’s Family Say Swiss Report Confirms His Murder (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian and Development:

Fate of missing persons, a grave wound for Kosovo (RTK)
18 women associations win grants from EU and Austrian government (Koha)
Learning local languages through education institutions in Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus, RTK2, Radio Kosovo 2)

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Belgrade Media Report 25 October 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 25 October 2019


• Vucic: The world hasn’t seen such political liars (Tanjug/Novosti/B92)
• 3 questions for 3 answers from the Russian and the Deputy US Ambassador in Belgrade (Vecernje Novosti)
• Kocijancic: EU goal is to resolve all issues in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Tanjug/RTV)
• Bishop Maksim: Granting order to Vucic is not supported by majority in Church, division of Kosovo is treason (NIN/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: Palmer continuing practices of his predecessors (Srna)
• Other reactions to statements made by US Special Representative for WB Palmer (RTRS/N1)
• Brkic: Croats will vote for ANP, it should be immediately sent to Brussels (Vecernji list)
• EP adopts resolution that Albania and North Macedonia met conditions for beginning of EU accession negotiations (N1)
• Montenegro’s army maintains its presence on the border with Russia (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Thimonier: The Prespa Agreement isn’t the sole precondition for starting accession talks (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Hahn: The consequences for both countries and the region could be catastrophic (Nezavisen vesnik)
• McAllister: The optimal solution, green light for North Macedonia and conditional green light for Albania (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 25

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• CEC: Final results to be announced early next week (Zeri)
• Kurti: No constitutional obligation to have Serbian List in government (RTK)
• Vetevendosje complains to Supreme Court over Diaspora votes (Koha)
• Dehari family receives copy of forensic report into their son’s death (media)
• Vetevendosje wants Special Prosecution to investigate its activist’s death (media)
• Lumezi: We will seek U.S. assistance in investigating Astrit Dehari’s death (media)
• Kurti meets German chancellor’s adviser on foreign policy (media)
• Rama expected to meet Kurti today (Klan Kosova)
• Limaj: We expected to win at least eight seats (Telegrafi)
• GAP: If new government has 12 ministries, €15.5 million will be saved (media)
• Greminger: Resolution of Kosovo – Serbia issue, crucial for region (media)

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