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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 13, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 13, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Hoti: We rejected a similar model to the Mini-Schengen in 2016 (media)
• Maas: Germany remains opposed to Kosovo-Serbia change of borders (DW)
• Lebet: Border changes do not create sustainable peace (Koha)
• Kurti: We have harmonized eighty percent of our governing program (media)
• Mustafa: Prior to certification of results, we can meet with Kurti only for coffee (RTK)
• Kosovo NGOs request from EC not to elect Alexei Kondratiev rapporteur for Kosovo (RTK)
• Kurti: As PM, I will work with communities to remove prejudices (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Dacic: Only compromise solution ensures lasting peace (RTS, TV N1)
• Self-determination ‘fights’ in favour of votes from Serbia, appeals to Supreme Court (KoSSev)
• Simic: Kurti is not defending Serbian List but his three mandates (Kosovo-online)
• Kosovo prosecution still without official information on “poisoning” case (KoSSev)
• Vucic’s remarks on Macron, Thaci meeting, elections in Kosovo (Prva TV, B92, Tanjug)
• Vucic: Serbian heritage in Kosovo needs protection (RTS)
• “Western Balkans six would save € 3.5 billion by implementing “mini Schengen”” (B92)
• Detention of Zlatan Krstic extended for two more months (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)


• What does Macron really want on Western Balkans? (EUobserver)


• Kosovo’s Thaci Insists On Resuming Dialogue With Serbia ‘Without Conditions’ (RFE)
• Ghana Withdraws ‘Premature’ Kosovo Recognition (RFE)
• Montenegro Rejects Balkan ‘Mini Schengen’ Proposal (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo Warns Council of Europe about Russian Rapporteur Candidate (Balkan Insight)


• Roof of newly constructed Basic Court in Gracanica collapsed (Gracanica-online, KoSSev)

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Belgrade Media Report 13 November 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 13 November 2019

• Vucic: Dialogue can be continued if Pristina lifts taxes (Tanjug/TV Prva)
• Vucic: UNESCO charter must be respected (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Only compromise solution ensures lasting peace (RTS/Tanjug/Beta)
• Ghana confirms it withdraws recognition of Kosovo (RTS/Tanjug/Beta)
• Serbia signs cooperation agreement with Eurojust in fight against cross-border crime (Tanjug)
• Rama: Pristina threatens Albania’s foreign policy (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS parliament adopts 20 conclusions calling for consistent implementation of DPA, rejecting of Bonn Powers and requesting abolition of OHR (Hayat)
• Opposition fails to support conclusions adopted by RSNA, say they are not result of joint acting (BN TV)
• RS parliament session and adopted conclusions spark reactions of Federation of B&H (N1)
• Izetbegovic: RS parliament’s conclusions represent unconstitutional and non-implementable attempt to impose entity on state of B&H (FTV)
• PIC SB to discuss RS parliament conclusions next Tuesday (Nezavisne novine)
• Komsic meets Macron in Paris, tells him B&H is not a time bomb (BN TV)
• Dodik: Komsic stated personal opinion in Paris, not official stance of B&H Presidency (N1)
• Croatia’s Presidency can advance relations between EU and Russia (Hina)
• Rakocevic: Technical government is not acceptable (Dan)
• Brajovic: Idea of technical government should be rejected once and for all (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski and Macron meet in Paris (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Paris Peace Forum- President Meta met with French President Macron (Radio Tirana)
• Rama: Chinese tourists will not need visas for the “Balkan Schengen” (Radio Tirana)
• Merkel: EU should do more to open negotiations on Albania and North Macedonia (Radio Tirana)


• EU’s gatekeeper laments bloc’s message to would-be Balkan members (Financial Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 13

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• Macron gets Thaci and Vucic together in Paris (media)
• President Thaci’s interview for Radio Free Europe
• Vetevendosje appeals ECAP decision before the Supreme Court (media)
• Simic: Constitutionally, Serbian List needs to be part of government (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo’s foreign ministry rejects Ghana’s derecognition (media)
• Montenegro rejects Mini-Schengen idea (Koha Ditore)
• Pacolli: We will not accept a Russian rapporteur for Kosovo (Kallxo/Telegrafi)

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