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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 7, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 7, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Kosovo’s Election Commission announces final election results (media)
• Pacolli: Inclusion of votes from Serbia is scandalous and a grave mistake (media)
• Shala: CEC has fabricated the votes – we will appeal today (media)
• Reporters want ballots from Serbia to be annulled (Indeksonline)
• Kadri Veseli summoned for interview by specialist chambers (media)
• Kurti: The dialogue without principles with Serbia must be replaced (RTK)
• Serwer supports Albin Kurti’s reciprocity towards Serbia (media)
• Haradinaj speaks about the reasons of Maxhuni’s resignation (RTK)
• Two Turkish nationals arrested in Kosovo sentenced to seven years imprisonment (Prishtina Insight)
• Kurti is visiting France (Klan Kosova)

Serbian Language Media:

• Djuric: Kosovo Serb representatives will not go to government that does not accept “will of Serbian people” (KoSSev, N1)
• Jevtic: Serbian List has right to be part of institutions (RTS)
• Serbian List responds to Albin Kurti (Tanjug, B92)
• Djuric: Kurti’s talk about reciprocity euphemism for rejecting dialogue (BETA, TV N1, Kosovo-online)
• CI SDP: Kurti’s statement that Oliver Ivanovic was a war criminal inhumane (Radio KIM)
• Kurti: Belgrade does not recognize diplomas from Kosovo, Kozarev denies claims (TV N1, RTK)
• Dacic says Zarzecki will visit Serbia (Politika, TV N1)
• Balkan is an arms race (DW, B92)
• Special Court in the Hague will continue work also after end of five-year mandate (Radio KIM)
• N1: New incident during Kurti interview to N1
• Johannes Hahn sharply criticizes Macron’s move, fears of consequences for Balkan (Serbian media)


• Kosovo’s Demographic Destiny Looks Eerily Familiar (Balkan Insight)
• Emmanuel Macron warns Europe: NATO is brain-dead (The Economist)
• Left-Wing Party Wins in Kosovo, Creates Ruling Coalition (The New York Times)
• Kosovo set for two-party government coalition – final election results (Reuters, National Post)
• Kosovo Final Election Result Confirms Vetevendosje Victory (Balkan Insight)


• Prishtina ‘18th most polluted capital’ (Prishtina Insight)
• Primary School “Vuk Karadzic” in Priluzje marked 154th anniversary (RTK 2, KoSSev)

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Belgrade Media Report 07 November

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• Falconi: Any solution accepted by Belgrade and Pristina would be satisfactory to France (N1)
• Hahn: From Serbia’s perspective, the idea of striking an agreement with Kosovo will only make sense if there is a prospect of EU accession (Tanjug)
• Djuric: Kosovo’s Kurti talk about reciprocity euphemism for rejecting dialogue (Beta)
• Russia will deliver the Pantsir S-1 missile system to Serbia in the next few months (RTS)
• The U.S. demands that opposition runs in elect ion, opposition cites fair conditions as prerequisite (Beta)
• Jeremic: Through boycott we restore people’s trust, show we are ready for sacrifice (Beta)
• Dodik: Independent Republika Srpska is no longer just a dream (Alo)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: HR Inzko continues to meddle in things that are not within his jurisdiction (N1)
• SDA: It is unclear how Inzko got to suggest that everyone is responsible for stalemate (Hayat)
• Dzaferovic: Blockade of BiH Parliament biggest problem at the moment (Oslobodjenje)
• Ivanic assesses that Balkans is object of conflict of great powers not because of its importance but because of their mutual relations (EuroBlic)
• Will Serbian President Vucic give a speech in Zagreb? (Hina)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Why did Macron refuse to meet the “toxic” Zaev? (Republika)
• Vasak: The decision not to open negotiations on October 18 did not close the door to Albania (Radio Tirana)


• Serbian opposition suspicious of Referendum Law Changes (BIRN)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 06 November

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• Election result might end up at Constitutional Court (KTV)
• Limaj: Nisma has passed threshold long time ago (KTV)
• Maxhuni resigns his post as KIA Director (KTV)
• Markovic responds to Kurti: Border demarcation is over (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 7

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• Kosovo intelligence chief, Shpend Maxhuni, resigns (media)
• Palmer: Mutual recognition is central to Kosovo-Serbia agreement (RFE/Bota Sot)
• Daka: Final results can be announced today (RTK)
• Kurti: Serbian list will be in opposition (RTK)
• Nagavci: Serbian List will not be part of LVV – LDK coalition government (Telegrafi)
• Limaj: We crossed the threshold by 200 votes, without packages from Serbia (T7)
• NISMA-AKR-PD coalition remains outside Assembly (Zeri)
• Delays in certification of results, a “black stain” for the elections (Koha)
• LVV and LDK working groups to meet today (RTK)
• Petritsch: A European solution for Kosovo, Kurti must not threaten dialogue (Koha)
• Markovic responds to Kurti: The border is a done deal (Klan)
• Petricek: Czech Republic will not review decision on Kosovo recognition (RFE)

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