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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 19, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 19, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti briefs Dutch Ambassador on priorities of new government (media)
• Thaci: Kosovo Army was born from cooperation with KFOR (Lajmi)
• “Serbs comfortable with KSF, despite pressure from Belgrade” (Indeksonline)
• Calculations for forming government coalition change (RFE)
• Weber: Rama needs Mini-Schengen for himself, he is not eminent to defend Kosovo’s interests (Express)
• LVV and LDK do not admit publicly they agreed to shut down PAK (Express)
• Haradinaj: Mini-Schengen, expansion of Russian influence in the Balkans (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Slavko Simic: Theoretical and political chance for elections to be annulled (Radio Mitrovica, Prva TV)
• Raška-Prizren Eparchy strongly protests over latest abuse of Saint Nicholas Church in Novo Brdo archaeological remains (Raska-Prizren Eparchy, Serbian media)
• Paris changes rules: Seven EU accession packages (B92, Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)
• England-Kosovo match: Euphoria, gratitude and anti-Serb chants in Pristina (KoSSev)


• KOMF: Air pollution with long-term consequences in children (Koha)
• Kosovo Roma Woman ‘Died in Despair’ after War Rape Testimony (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 19 November 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 19 November 2019

• Joksimovic: French proposal doesn’t refer to Serbia (RTS)
• Ruzic: Census for referendum abolished; decision passed by majority of turned out voters (Tanjug/RTV)
• Miroslav Aleksic: We oppose amendments to the Law on Referendum that are aimed at alleviating recognition of Kosovo by the regime (Tanjug/NSPM)
• “Metla”: Abolishment of census for referendum is preparation for amending the Constitution and recognition of Kosovo’s secession (Tanjug/RTV)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H HoR scheduled to hold urgent session on Wednesday to discuss SDS-PDP Caucus’ initiative for amending HoR Rules of Procedure (FTV)
• Radmanovic and Kristo request convening of B&H HoR Collegium’s session to adopt proposal of decision on appointment of HoR’s permanent commissions (RTRS)
• HNS marks 28th anniversary of establishment of so-called Herzeg-Bosnia (N1)
• Markovic: Montenegro puts quality before speed (CDM)
• Omeragic: Bosniak Party will cooperate solely with progressive parties (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Thimonier: We expect reactions to non-paper from EU member states, rule of law a priority (Republika)
• Dimitrov hopes the French proposal will lead to “EU accession Olympics” (Republika)
• German MEP McAllister calls on EU member states to correct their mistake and approve EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania (Republika)
• Ruci: NATO’s perspective on security more advanced than that of EU (Radio Tirana)


• The French have got it wrong: An eccentric counterproposal (European Western Balkans)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 18 November

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• VV invites LDK to leaders’ meeting, the latter keeps silent (KTV)
• LDK informs US Ambassador on formation of new Kosovo government (GazetaExpress)
• 639 polling stations recounted, process ends next Monday (RTK)
• CRC refutes allegations of manipulation: Recount ends in eight days (RTK)
• Srpska List attacks Kurti after he asked extradition of their deputy head wanted of murder (GazetaExpress)
• Vetëvendosje Movement caucus grows (TV21)
• Former PDK MPs spent over 39,000 euro on per diems and hotels this year (KTV)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 19

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• Vote recount suspends LVV – LDK negotiations for coalition government (Koha)
• LVV invites LDK to a meeting, they do not respond (Express)
• Ballot recount to complete by Monday (Express)
• Apostolova says new government should be formed soon (Telegrafi)
• One projected MP from Egyptian community joins Vetevendosje (media)
• Appathurai: Kosovo-Serbia relations, among main challenges for region (RFE)
• In Tirana, Thaci attends conference, meets Rama (media)
• Engel: Change of borders would not stop only in Kosovo (Epoka)
• “Russia doesn’t want resolution of Kosovo issue” (Lajmi/Zeri)
• Ramiz Lladrovci to appear before specialist chambers today (media)
• RIDEA: Kosovo must insist on apology from Serbia during dialogue (Koha)

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