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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 10, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 10, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Thaci: Internationals’ silence enabled Vucic to deny the massacre (media)
• Veseli’s interview at Specialist Chambers ends after three hours (media)
• Abazi: Agreement between LVV and LDK by week’s end (Klan Kosova)
• Apostolova: The people need new institutions (Lajmi)
• Jashari: Law on salaries must be suspended (RTK)
• CDHRF: Internationals have experimented with mortal remains (RTK)
• A week after Kurti-Mustafa meeting, no decision on President’s post (G Express)
• U.S. with a request for the new government (Klan)

Serbian Language Media:

• Media in Pristina publish indictment for murder of Oliver Ivanovic (N1, KoSSev)
• Djuric: Indictments in case of Ivanovic’s murder, continuation of hunt against Serbia (RTS, Prva TV)
• Marko Rosic transferred to North Mitrovica detention facility (KoSSev)
• Zyberaj: We will forward 10,000 pages of evidence of Serbia’s crimes to the Prosecutor’s Office (KoSSev)
• Ombudsman: Attacks on Roma woman result of incited hatred on social media and media portals (KoSSev)
• Ricardo Gutierrez: Most killed and missing journalists in Kosovo (Free Serbian, Radio Mitrovica North, KIM radio)
• Aleksandar Spiric’s lawsuit against the KoSSev editor dismissed (KoSSev)
• “Anti – Handke hysteria”: How did we end up with Christiane Amanpour’s comments? (B92, Tanjug, N1)
• Argentina will not change its stance on Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus)


• The Children of ISIS Don’t Belong in Cages, Either (The New York Times)


• Oliver Ivanovic Murder: Indictment Names Kosovo Serb ‘Crime Gang’ (Balkan Insight)


• Haradinaj: Our responsibility to build the state on values of tolerance (media)
• “RAE community, especially women, experience violence on a daily basis” (EO)
• Campaigners demand EU action against Western Balkan heavy polluters (Reuters)
• Ex-Yugoslav States Failing on Gender Justice, Report Says (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 10 December

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• Brnabic with Sola: Argentina will not change its position on non-recognition of Kosovo (RTS/Tanjug)
• Vucic thanks Pavlopoulos for Greece’s support for Serbia’s territorial integrity (Tanjug)
• Pavlopoulos: Balkan wars, conflicts and differences to be left behind (Beta)
• Dacic: Greece’s non-recognition of so-called Kosovo is key for Serbia (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Tegeltija receives names of ministers and deputy ministers in B&H CoM from RS and HDZ B&H (RTRS)
• Election proposals for Mostar: With agreement on the city on the Neretva River, HDZ and SDA will unblock the process of changes to the Election Law (Vercernji list)
• Bosnia Presidency Chairman’s instruction to boycott Nobel Prize award ceremony (N1)
• Turkey, Albania, Kosovo to boycott Nobel ceremony in protest against Handke (Hayat)
• Croatia joins Literature Nobel Prize boycott in protest over Handke (Hina)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Venice Commission publishes its opinion with strong criticism of the Albanian language law (Republika)
• Venice Commission ignites political debates in North Macedonia (Nezavisen vesnik)
• North Macedonia profits after Kosovo imposed 100% customs tax (Nezavisen vesnik)
• Albania to boycott Sweden Literature Nobel Prize Ceremony (ADN)


• Borrell urges EU to be foreign policy ‘player, not the playground’ (Politico)
• Balkans addition ‘priority’ (The Budapest Times)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 09 December

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• Kurti: If there is no agreement with LDK, we will go to new elections (RTK)
• VV: Either government with LDK or we go to new elections (Koha)
• Murati: Drop the conditions, let us start working (Klan Kosova)
• Haradinaj: New elections not the right move (Zeri)
• UNMIK chief expresses concern over attempts to distort painful events (media)
• U.S. Embassy reacts to Vucic’s statements on Recak (media)
• LVV’s Svecla slammed for sitting next to Djuric in Tirana conference (media)
• Visa liberalisation for Kosovo not on the agenda (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 10

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• LDK and LVV optimistic on reaching coalition agreement within this week (media)
• LVV denies having agreed to endorse LDK candidate for president of Kosovo (Zeri)
• Kusari-Lila: Lack of coalition agreement, disappointment for citizens (Klan Kosova)
• Rugova: LVV-LDK agreement to include president’s post (Epoka e Re)
• UK, Swiss embassies condemn statements of Serbian officials (media)
• Osmani: Kosovo commemorates victims of genocide, EU rewards Serbia (media)
• PDK leader Veseli to be interviewed today in The Hague (media)

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