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UNMIM Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 13, 2019

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 13, 2019

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti: We are working day and night to reach coalition with LDK (Klan Kosova/Kallxo)
• U.S. Ambassador Philip Kosnett’s interview with Jeta Xharra
• Kosovo can enter a blockade if LVV refuses to propose a name for Assembly Speaker (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• ”No one has the right to tell a family to stop hoping their member will be found” (RTV KiM)
• Where did Kosovo get from thousands of pages of documents about war crimes? (FRE, Radio KIM)
• Ombudsman launches investigation into excessive use of force against villagers protesting the construction of MHE in Strpce (KoSSev)
• Rakic: Fake indictments against Serbs published in Albanian media (TV Most)


• Opening new Chapter with Serbia was mostly a message of good will to the region (EWB)
• If Kosovo, Albania & Macedonia are considered for EU membership, why not independent Scotland & Catalonia? – Puigdemont (Russia Today)


• Kosnett: ‘I eat this air with a fork like everybody else’ (Prishtina Insight)
• 99 underage mothers during 2019 (Klan)

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Belgrade Media Report 13 December 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 13 December 2019


• Dacic: Serbia committed to cooperation in Black Sea region (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Serbia respects Ukraine’s territorial integrity (Politika)
• Serbia, B&H sign agreement on Belgrade-Sarajevo motorway (Tanjug/RTS)
• Jeremic: Illusion ends, election boycott only option (Beta)
• Russian gas to Serbia via Bulgaria in May next year (FoNet)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Izetbegovic and Covic discuss formation of Federation of B&H government, changes to Election Law and issue of Mostar, no agreement reached (N1)
• Bosnia’s international administrator: Support for Bonn Powers increasing (BHRT)
• SDA to Serbian Def. Minister: Truth about war crimes in Bosnia cannot be denied (N1)
• Duty handover at NATO HQ Sarajevo, new commander wishes to resume partnership (N1)
• Forty four polling stations to be set up in B&H for Croatia’s presidential vote (Hina)
• Radulovic: EU keeps the door wide open to Montenegro (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev says he will stick with his Albanian language law (Republika)
• Ahmeti: We used Venice Commission to reduce tensions and prejudices among Macedonians (Republika)
• Dimitrov pleads with Bulgaria to show greatness in the language dispute (Republika)


• New tensions between Belgrade and Pristina due to representation of 1999 events in Racak (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)
• Ukraine’s MFA concerned over Crimean occupation administration envoys’ visit to Serbia (UNIAN)
• French connections: How to revitalise the EU enlargement process (European Council on Foreign Relations)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 13

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• Kurti promises agreement with Mustafa before constitutive assembly session (Koha)
• Kurti: LDK seeks President’s post, but they don’t say who is the candidate (RTK)
• Kosnett: The U.S. never supported border change (Kallxo)
• UK’s ambassador meets LDK leaders (media)
• Selimi: Lajcak, serious candidate for EU envoy in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• “Serbian List not an obstacle to formation of new Kosovo government” (media)
• Palokaj: EU has failed in the dialogue led by Mogherini (Koha)
• Constitutional Court suspends law on salaries (media)
• Montenegro court confirms sentence for war crimes in Kosovo (Zeri)
• Kosovo opens its embassy in Oslo, Norway (RTK)

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