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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 15, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• NISMA accuses Vetevendosje of intimidating observers at counting centre (media)
• 337 new members join KSF (Kosovapress)
• Dehari family requests Swiss institute be involved in investigations into their son’s death (media)
• Daka: Political entities should keep calm and serve the democratic process (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Telecommunications are Serbia’s decision, NATO’s Stoltenberg says (N1, VoA)
• Serbia’s flags and “Kosovo is Serbia” chants during soccer game in Plzeň (N1, Beta)
• US Ambassador Philip Kosnett visits Novo Brdo (RTV Puls)
• The Serbian List’s press release on Berlin’s two-day visit (Kontakt plus radio)
• Protest over wastewater in Gracanica, both Serbs and Albanians seek suspension of work (KIM radio, RTS)


• Carpenter: Kosovo won’t be Trump’s foreign policy success in 2020 (European Western Balkans)
• Germany’s Maas says Western Balkan states belong in EU (DW)
• EU Enlargement Nominee Eyes 2020 Serbia-Kosovo Deal (Balkan Insight)
• North Macedonia PM: Working with Russia ‘Not an Alternative to EU’ (Balkan Insight)


• UNDP marks Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (Kosovapress)
• Kosovan firebrand Jeton Neziraj: ”Theatre should side with the victims” (The Guardian)

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Belgrade Media Report 15 November

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• New era of alliance between Serbia, Greece (RTS/RTV/Tanjug/Beta)
• Drecun: Vucic’s decision forced by behavior of Croatian public (RTS)
• Heated debate at PACE over Pristina representative’s presence (RTS)
• Czech Republic ready to support Serbia by preventing Kosovo from joining international institutions (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Leaders of SDA and HDZ B&H met, fail to reach concrete agreement (BHT1)
• Dodik: HDZ is not problem for formation of authorities, we will not accept ANP (RTRS)
• Collegiums of B&H parliament unable to agree on unblocking of B&H Parliament (N1)
• Dodik comments interference of international community in internal issues of B&H, problems with authority formation (Dnevni avaz)
• Dodik and Ivantsov discuss RS parliament conclusions (RTRS)
• OSCE’s Kavalec: RS parliament conclusions are cause for concern (Oslobodjenje)
• EPP meeting not to be held in Croatian parliament (HRT)
• EU: Montenegro isn’t blocked, but still many challenges lie ahead (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski: We may get a positive decision to start EU talks before May (Republika/TV Telma)
• Zaev: Greece will help us get date for start of EU accession negotiations (Republika)
• Varhely: Skopje and Tirana should start EU talks by May 2020 (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Kurti opposes the Balkan Mini-Schengen (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Cakaj seeks Kosovo’s UNESCO membership (ADN)
• New head of European Parliament Delegation: Negotiations will be discussed in May 2020 (Radio Tirana)


• Statement on Western Balkans Mini-Schengen (US Embassy in Germany)
• Carpenter: Kosovo won’t be Trump’s foreign policy success in 2020 (European Western Balkans)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 14 November

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• Ambassador Grenell supports Western Balkans Mini-Schengen initiative (Klan Kosova)
• Sherifi: Vetëvendosje can’t form government without Nisma (RTK)
• MFA welcomes election of new CoE rapporteur for Kosovo (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK)
• Kosovo football fans attacked by Serb and Czech nationalists (RTK)
• Survey: What do Albanians in Kosovo and Albania think about each other? (dialogplus.ch)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 15

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• Supreme Court upholds ECAP ruling (media)
• NISMA, AKR hail Supreme Court’s ruling (media)
• Peter Beyer elected CoE rapporteur for Kosovo (media)
• Trump’s envoy: There cannot be a mini-Schengen without Kosovo (RTK)
• Rama: Kosovo-Albania border cannot be removed without agreement with other countries (RFE)
• Italian Ambassador to Serbia: New Kosovo govt. to lift the tariff (RTK)
• Sherifi: Vetevendosje cannot establish government without NISMA (RTK)
• British ambassador hosts dinner with Kurti and Osmani (media)
• In Paris, Cakaj calls for Kosovo’s acceptance to UNESCO (Lajmi/Zeri)

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