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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 21, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• Albin Kurti and Isa Mustafa to meet tomorrow (Indeksonline)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo has gained a great deal from import tax on Serbia (media)
• Zeka: Reciprocity with Serbia would be more effective (media)
• “Tariff was used to cover up corruption scandals” (Gazeta Express)
• Van Gelder: World Bank supports regional economic integration activities (Koha)
• Kosovo police in search of two suspects in Oliver Ivanovic’s murder case (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Who beat up the residents of Strpce? Ombudsman has not launched any investigation, “because nobody complained to him” (KoSSev)
• Spahiu: ”The question of Kosovan nation should not even be raised” (Kosovo Online, Klan Kosova)
• Moscow: Nothing can harm Russia – Serbia brotherly relations (Reuters, N1)
• Serbian Government says Referendum Law does not change because of Kosovo (RFE)
• Ruzic: New referendum regulations are merely harmonization with the Constitution (RTS)


• Woman and Man Charged With Terror Offenses in Kosovo (AP/NYT)
• A year of the tariff (Prishtina Insight)


• Street Artists Brighten Up Kosovo’s Divided Mitrovica (Balkan Insight)
• Pessimism Prevails among Serbs in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 21 November

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• Brnabic: Vucic orders military agency to probe potential spy scandal (Blic/Tanjug)
• Drecun: A series of hybrid operations conducted against Serbia (RTS)
• Ruzic: New regulations on referendum are only harmonization with Constitution (RTS)
• Gojkovic: Progress in dialogue on election conditions’ improvement (TV 02/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Representatives in B&H HoR adopt changes to B&H HoR Rules of Procedure (N1)
• Document that the Presidency of B&H will send to Brussels is not ANP; Ambassador Ivantsov claims Program of Reforms of B&H is not ANP and is not related to MAP (ATV)
• Russian Ambassador Ivantsov: Russia welcomes B&H Presidency’s decision to appoint Tegeltija as B&H CoM Chairman (RTRS)
• Dzaferovic informs Merkel that B&H Presidency reached agreement on Tuesday (FTV)
• Kocijancic: New authorities in B&H will have to deal with key priorities identified in European Commission’s Opinion (Dnevni list)
• HNS welcomes agreement on authority formation (Dnevni avaz)
• Bosniak Caucus in RS CoP invokes VNI on conclusions of RS parliament special session (BHT1/Fena)
• Tusk announces fight against populism in Europe (Hina)
• Plenkovic meets Chancellor Merkel (HRT1)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Mickoski at the EPP summit: Macedonia belongs in the EU (Republika)
• Oliver Spasovski will replace Zaev as interim Prime Minister in January (Republika)
• US Embassy: Take into consideration the Venice Commission recommendations (Radio Tirana)


• Kremlin certain incident involving Serbian officer won’t affect ties with Belgrade (TASS)
• Propaganda video of NATO’s smoke and mirrors over Kosovo hides some inconvenient truths (RT)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 20 November

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• Serbia has lobbied to Maldives for withdrawal of Kosovo recognition since 2009 (KTV)
• Haradinaj says there are errors in the data on his expenses (KTV)
• One year tariff: Import from Serbia decreased from 395 million euro to 3.3 a year (KTV)
• Pacolli: I do not believe I will be part of VV-LDK Government (RTK)
• Sixty per cent of children claim to have experienced physical or psychological violence recently (KTV)
• Who beat up the residents of Strpce? Ombudsman has not launched any investigation, “because nobody complained to him” (Kossev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 21

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• Kurti: No agreement without dialogue and no dialogue with maps (media)
• LDK wants 7 ministries, president and speaker posts (Zeri)
• LVV insists on leaders’ meeting, LDK says after certification of results (Kosovapress)
• AKR ready to abandon NISMA and join government (Zeri)
• Pacolli: I don’t believe I will be part of LVV-LDK government (RTK)
• Svarqa: Vetevendosje benefited from disappointment with PDK (media)
• Haradinaj slams Rama on Mini-Schengen initiative (Gazeta Express/Zeri)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo ready for agreement with Serbia on existing borders (Epoka)
• Mandate of specialist chambers is not limited in time (Koha)
• Shpend Maxhuni will continue his career in the police force (Koha)
• The luxuries of Haradinaj’s advisors (Koha)
• Daka: CEC is being unjustly accused for delays on election process (Epoka)

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