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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 28, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 28, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Bugajski speaks about Kosovo-Serbia dialogue at U.S. Senate committee (Zeri)
• Kurti urges for discussion on reparations in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Prishtina Insight)
• Gucati: Kurti should keep his promise, abolish Special Chambers (RTK)
• 102 additional criminal charges for Serbs suspected for war crimes (RTK)
• Kosovo statistics agency ready for population census in 2021 (KP/Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• The Security Council on Kosovo on Thursday, despite Pristina’s opposition (RTS, Tanjug, FoNet, N1)
• Dacic: Still no news if Kosovo requested membership in UNESCO again (Tanjug)
• Kocijancic: Pristina to revoke tariffs, Belgrade to enable conducive environment for talks (FoNet, N1)
• Basketball players from central Serbia banned to enter Kosovo in Brnjak (Radio KIM)
• Families of the missing persons in Kosovo: Last chance for the truth (RTS)
• Grubjesic: No reconsideration of previous agreements, should be a Brussels message (RTS)
• Medvedev: Free trade agreement to help Serbia’s exports (FoNet, N1)


• NATO ‘Respects’ Serbia’s Joint Military Drills With Russia (RFE)
• Kosovo Activist’s Lawyer: Swiss Experts Deprived of Evidence (Balkan Insight)
• France is pushing the E.U. toward strategic disaster (Washington Post)
• Serbia’s Attitude to Kosovo ‘is Damaging Kosovo Serbs’ (Balkan Insight)
• Putting Kosovo on EU’s map: A short (and easy) guide for the new government (European Western Balkans)

Humanitarian and Development:

• Taking the stone from the Earth (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 October 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 28 October 2019

• Dacic: 31 October UN SC session on Kosovo and Metohija to be held (Tanjug)
• Brnabic signs Free Trade Agreement with EAEU (Tanjug/Beta)
• Congo’s President: Serbia, Congo are loyal partners (Beta)
• Congo not changing its position regarding Kosovo and Metohija issue (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Meeting of SDA and HDZ B&H delegations, scheduled for Monday, cancelled without official explanation (N1)
• Osmanovic: SDA is ready to participate in changes to Election Law, but we do not want to participate in additional ethnic divisions in B&H (Oslobodjenje)
• Covic: We must form B&H CoM so we can continue with integration process (Oslobodjenje)
• Cvijanovic: We will not be defending B&H from those destroying it (Glas Srpske)
• Dzaferovic: Actions between Washington and Brussels is most important for B&H (Dnevni avaz)
• Izetbegovic on Palmer’s statements before US Senate: It is a good thing that Washington has awaken (TV1)
• Osmanovic: Palmer is an operative, not diplomat (Oslobodjenje)
• Berlin backs Montenegro’s EU aspirations (Dnevne novine)
• Raonic: Three countries are blocking Montenegro’s negotiation talks with EU (CDM/Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski suggests holding regional summit to confirm EU path (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Rift between Zaev and Pendarovski on whether to keep implementing the Prespa treaty (Republika)
• Zaev says he has arguments to persuade Macron to change his mind (Republika)
• Pendarovski: Both states have made the same progress and deserved to receive the green light for moving ahead (Radio Tirana)


• A meeting with Albania’s president: “We were, and will remain here” (ahramonline)
• The domino effect of the French veto (New Europe)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 28, 2019

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• ECAP to decide today on Diaspora votes (media)
• VV-LDK continue coalition negotiations (Kosovapress)
• Kurti: There will be no obstacle that will not be overcome with LDK (RTK)
• “There is no obstacle on establishing new government” (Epoka e Re)
• Kurti: There will be talks with Serbia but under clear guidelines (Zeri/Epoka)
• UK wants to postpone UN Security Council session on Kosovo (Klan Kosova)
• Palmer to visit Kosovo this week? (Gazeta Sinjali/Klan Kosova)
• “Kosovo to lift tax, Serbia to ensure favourable climate for talks” (Indeksonline)
• Dacic says independence of Kosovo is “dead” (Lajmi/Zeri)
• Ramadani: Russia and Serbia are threatening Balkans (Epoka e Re)
• Protest in New York will demand justice for sexual violence victims (RTV21/Kallxo)

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