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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 14, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 14, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Varhelyi: Kosovo-Serbia dialogue to successfully conclude on 2020 (Koha)
• Cakaj calls for Kosovo’s membership to CoE (Koha)
• Hoxhaj: Appointment of former Russian spy as rapporteur, a serious blow to CoE values (media)
• Peter Beyer wins votes for Kosovo rapporteur (RTK)
• Mustafa: New KIA head should be nominated by future PM (Gazeta Express)
• The supreme court to decide today on LVV candidates’ appeal (Kallxo.com)

Serbian Language Media:

• German elected as new Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur for Kosovo (Sputnik)
• Kondratiev: The mentality of Albanians in Kosovo needs to be understood (RTS, Sputnik)
• Rasic of the Coalition Freedom appeals election commission ruling (KoSSev, N1, KiM radio, Beta)
• Serbian List: Chauvinistic farce is continued (Kosovo online)
• Ljajic: Mini Schengen to ease economic problems (Beta, N1)
• Insajder’s documentary “Above the Fold” premiered in Pristina (Kontakt plus radio, KiM radio)
• Pec: ”Citizens seek solutions” – language, isolation, lack of youth development strategy… (Kontakt plus radio)
• Godfrey: Bytyqi brothers’ case important, but not the most important issue in Serbia-US relations (RTS)
• “Mini Schengen” deepens divisions between Kosovo and Albania? (Kosovo-online, KoSSev, B92)
• Delegation of Serbian List in two-day visit to Berlin (TV Most)
• PSG leader Trifunovic: Denial won’t resolve Kosovo issue (N1, Vreme, Danas)


• The Clock Ticks for Albania’s ‘Demographic Dividend’ (Balkan Insight)
• EU Enlargement Nominee Eyes 2020 Serbia-Kosovo Deal (Balkan Insight)
• EU’s gatekeeper laments bloc’s message to would-be Balkan members (Financial Times)


• Chopping wood to make ends meet (Prishtina Insight)
• Heldt to Kosovo youth: Focus on vocational training (Kosovapress)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 November 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 14 November 2019

• Vucic: I am convinced Kosovo cannot become UNESCO member (RTS/Beta)
• Vucic not to travel to Zagreb for EPP Congress (Tanjug/Blic)
• Dacic: Anti-Serb hysteria in Croatia because of Vucic’s possible visit (Beta)
• Serbian government: Strengthening accountability of political entities in the electoral process (Tanjug)
• Godfrey: EU membership for all in Western Balkans, NATO for those who want it (Beta)
• SSP claims internal struggle underway in ruling party (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• PIC SB rejects RS parliament’s conclusions, warns RS of wrongly interpreting Constitution of B&H (TV1)
• Dodik: RS parliament did not adopt conclusions to be approved or rejected by PIC (Srna)
• Other RS officials comment on PIC SB stance on RS parliament’s conclusions (RTRS)
• SDA commends PIC SB’s reaction, criticizes lack of action (N1)
• Bratic: Bosniak Caucus in RS CoP has obligation to block conclusions adopted at special RS parliament session (Fena)
• First round of presidential elections set for 22 December (Hina)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Maas says French demand to change enlargement process should not block Macedonia’s EU accession talks (Republika)
• Mickoski raised issue of corruption and stalled EU integrations during meeting with Maas (Republika)
• Bregu: ‘Mini-Schengen’ is a developing story that should be considered (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Meta-Austrian Chancellor Bierlein: Grateful to Austria’s contribution to Albania’s independence and firm support along the EU integration process (Radio Tirana)


• Germany’s Maas says Western Balkan states belong in EU (DW)
• Hopes for the future dashed: Balkans security after the French veto (European Council on Foreign Relations)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 13 November

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• Elezi: 1,428 polling stations to be recounted, some others were recounted earlier (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Limaj: Vetëvendosje and Rasic requesting law violation (RTK)
• Haxhiu to Limaj and Sherifi: Tell us about your haggling with Srpska Lista (RTK)
• Osmani: People of Kosovo decided about VV-LDK coalition (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 14

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• Recount postpones finalisation of LVV-LDK agreement (Koha Ditore)
• Mustafa: LVV will decide if NISMA will join the government (RTK)
• Limaj: Vetevendosje and Rasic have made a deal (Klan Kosova)
• Haxhiu to NISMA: Tell us about your deal with Serbian List (RTK)
• Osmani prefers post of Speaker or FM, says border changes will not be discussed (RTK/Klan)
• Kurti on Mini-Schengen: Why the rush, Albania could have waited (Telegrafi)
• Grenell to meet in Berlin leaders of Serbian List (Zeri/Klan)
• Maas: Germany remains opposed to Kosovo-Serbia change of borders (DW)
• Swiss ambassador against border changes (media)
• In Paris, Russian FM Lavrov draws parallels between Kosovo and Crimea (Zeri)

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