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Belgrade Media Report 18 November

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• Vucic: There is no conflict between Stefanovic and me (Beta)
• Djuric: Kurti danger for stability of region (Tanjug/RTV)
• France suggests new principles for WB EU accession (Beta)
• European Parliament delegation meets with Vucic (FoNet)
• Joint press statement after European Parliament facilitated inter-party dialogue (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SNSD, HDZ B&H delegations met, but fail to bring progress in formation of CoM (TV1)
• SNSD delivers proposal for commissions to Collegium of B&H HoR (FTV)
• SNSD calls on SDS and PDP to give up on amendments to B&H HoR Rules of Procedure, SDS and PDP refuse to do that (N1)
• Migrant shot by Croatian police while attempting to cross border (FTV)
• Parliament speaker says Serbia will have to open its archives (Hina)
• Non paper: Macron’s award and punishment for Montenegro and WB (CDM)
• Kurti: Vucic is like Milosevic, just uses other means (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Government salutes the French ‘non-paper’ (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Pendarovski: Macron guaranteed the new negotiating methodology would be adopted by March (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Zaev: Time to take a step further, so North Macedonia can join the EU family (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Pompeo and Le Drian support North Macedonia’s accession to the EU (Nezavisen vesnik)


• Political dialogue in Serbia: No meaningful progress between the two rounds (European Western Balkans)
• France outlines proposal to overhaul EU accession process (Politico.eu)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 18, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• Thaci address international conference on religion in Tirana (media)
• Vetevendosje rejects NISMA and AKR (Gazeta Express)
• LDK MP: There is no problem with votes, new elections in 2023 (Indeksonline)
• “41% of enterprises believe Kosovo–Serbia deal would increase export” (media)
• Major number of Kosovans still in Syria and Iraq, 40 of them ISIS fighters (media)
• RIDEA presents studies of the final phase of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Klan)

Serbian Language Media:

• Serbian List reaction to a music video filmed at Novo Brdo: Desecration of the Serbian holy shrines with inappropriate behaviour (RTS)
• Kurti says it’s known who killed Kosovo Serb leader (N1, KoSSev, Pobjeda)
• Igor Simic: Kurti is directly interfering in the work of judicial bodies (RTS)
• Djuric: Kurti’s intention is to militarize Albanians (RTS)
• “NATO is eroding and I can only welcome that” (B92)
• France proposes seven-step EU accession process (Hina, N1, EU Observer)
• RFE: Thirteen EU members demand expansion to Western Balkans in a non-paper? (B92, Beta)


• It is in Russia’s interest that Kosovo issue remains unresolved? (B92, Kosovo online, RFE)
• Turkish Threat over ISIS Fighters Poses Challenge for Balkans (Balkan Insight)


• Serbian strongman Aleksandar Vucic hospitalized with heart condition (DW)


• Balkan Coal Power Plants Failing Toxic Emissions Targets (Balkan Insight)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 17 November

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• AKR doesn’t rule out possibility of coalition with VV (KTV)
• Nobody has response how and why allergic reaction with ballots from Serbia happened (KTV)
• CEC: 499 polling stations recounted on Sunday (RTKLive)
• Albanians and Serbs painted murals together on Ibër Bridge (RTKLive)
• KP spokesperson confirms robbery attempt, denies allegations of attack on the Visoki Decani monastery (Kossev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 18

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• Kurti: There can be no exchange of territories without war (media)
• LVV, LDK don’t want NISMA and AKR in the government (Zeri)
• Hooper: Kosovo-Serbia agreement exists, it only needs implementation (Epoka)
• Paris wants harsher criteria for Balkans integration in EU (Koha Ditore)
• New government asked to address issue of missing persons with priority (Koha)
• Beslin: No Mini-Schengen without accepting reality of independent Kosovo (Koha)
• Albanians and Serbs paint murals on Iber bridge (Kosovapress/Telegrafi)
• Kosovo journalists to enjoy free legal counsel (Kallxo)

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