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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 25, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 25, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• The problematic inclusion of the Serbian List in the new government (RFE)
• Weber: There are no new Washington initiatives related to Kosovo (Klan)
• EU with Special candidate for Western Balkans (Express)
• Hoxha: No indictment has been filed yet (Kallxo)
• Vetevendosje Movement in Tirana: Vucic persona non grata in Albania (media)
• ECAP receives a complaint from Vetevendosje Movement (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Dacic: Serbia’s campaign on withdrawal of recognition is not against Kosovo (KIM radio, Tanjug, TV Happy)
• US Ambassador Godfrey on Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (RTS, B92)
• Fabrizi: “Mini-Schengen” not an obstacle but stimulus to EU membership (N1)
• Kozarev kept at Jarinje crossing point more than two hours (RTS)
• Russian Ambassador: No so-called recruitment can harm Russo-Serbian relations (RTS, N1, Beta)
• Miroslav Lajcak special EU envoy for the Western Balkans? (RTS, Vecernje Novosti, B92, Tanjug)
• Two investigations into murder of Oliver Ivanovic: Accusations without evidence (Insajeder, KoSSev)
• Weber: Serbian List victory was expected (KIM radio, Slobodno Srpski)


• Mlambo-Ngcuka: End rape—an intolerable cost to society (Koha Ditore)


• Merkel and Macron Publicly Clash Over NATO (The New York Times)


• Around 900 premature deaths from air pollution in Kosovo every year (Zeri)
• Campaign against gender-based violence starts with march and other activities (media)

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Belgrade Media Report 25 November

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• Vucic: We did not export weapons to Ukraine, Russian notified of possible re-exports (Beta/Politika)
• Ukrainian Embassy: Reports of Serbia’s arms sale to Ukraine are staged provocations (Beta)
• Dacic: We are forcing Pristina to compromise with campaign of withdrawals of recognitions (TV Happy/Tanjug/RTV)
• Youth key driver of social change in region (Tanjug)
• Godfrey: Both sides must reach solution for Kosovo on their own (RTS/Beta)
• Fabrizi: Mini Schengen not an obstacle but stimulus to EU membership (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SNSD Executive Board accepts information provided by Serb member of B&H Presidency Dodik on Program of Reforms of B&H (ATV)
• Chairman Komsic says that B&H has been in MAP since December 2018 (Fena)
• NATO is looking forward to cooperation with B&H based on Program of Reforms, still has not received this document (TV1)
• Interview with Chief of Joint Staff of B&H Armed Forces (Oslobodjenje)
• Border dispute with Slovenia should be settled bilaterally (Hina)
• Sheikh Mohammed Al Nahyan: I’ll do everything to build bridges that will permanently connect us (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Sassoli: Blocking North Macedonia and Albania’s accession talks as an example why EU rules need to change (Nezavisen vesnik)


• ‘I Would Probably Be Hanged in Brussels’ (Der Spiegel)
• Dodik: I will continue to prevent adoption of ANP and B&H’s NATO membership in the future (RT)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 24 November

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• “Domestic violence is not a private issue” (Radio Kontakt Plus, RTV Mir, RTK2)
• Not all ministries respected the Law on Use of Languages (Klan Kosova)
• Vetëvendosje undecided if it will appeal ECAP’s decision (KTV)
• Pacolli: We are proud that our seats in Assembly have disturbed Vucic and his allies (KTV)
• Kurti: Regardless recounting and panels, the majority for government has been ensured (KTV)
• Recount of 1407 polling stations completed (RTK)
• Sun Valley developing fast, Albanians call for halting it (KTV)
• US Envoy: ‘We want Balkans where borders and democratic values are respected’ (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 23

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• Vetevendosje leader Kurti claims majority to form new government (media)
• Limaj: We are part of the Assembly (RTK)
• Berisha: PDK ready to vote Kurti’s government (media)
• Haradinaj: Visa liberalisation can happen this year (RTK)
• Godfrey: U.S. intention is to encourage Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RTK)
• Ragmi Mustafa: Presevo Valley seeks unification with Kosovo (RTK)
• Palokaj: Recognitions and derecognitions (Koha)
• Charges raised against Spasojevic and Rosic in Ivanovic assassination case (Zeri)
• Mlambo-Ngcuka: End rape—an intolerable cost to society (Koha)

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