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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 19, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• EU Office: A swift government formation is needed in Kosovo (media)
• Osmani: New elections if institutions are not formed (Ekonomia Online)
• Veliu: Both prime minister and president are too much for LVV (media)
• Haradinaj: Vetevendosje to end process of forming institutions (Koha)
• Beyer: Dont talk through media, arrange a meeting, form coalition (Express)
• Kurti and Bislimi meet German MPs, discuss new government (RTK)
• VV leader Kurti talks government program during visit to Rome (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Oliver Ivanovic’s 10,000-page indictment in Albanian language only (RTV Puls, Kosovo Online, Vecernje Novosti)
• Serbian military chief says KFOR only legitimate armed formation in Kosovo (N1, Beta, KIM radio)
• Kosovo Law Institute: How did Pacolli obtain documents about crimes? (Kosovo-online)
• KRIK editor banned to enter UAE returns to Belgrade; Serbian MIA issued statement on his case (B92, Serbian media)
• North Macedonia PM: I support ‘mini-Schengen’, Vucic’s initiative beneficial (FoNet, N1, TV Pink)
• Former CIA Chief: Washington returns to the Balkans, which is not good news (Nedeljnik, B92)


• Moscow Points Out Hypocrisy In Ex-NATO Commander’s Remarks On Russian Interests In Balkans (urdupoint.com)
• Marinelli: Serbia is becoming an increasingly important partner to NATO (European Western Balkans)


• Kosovo Journalists Condemn Minister Accused of Punching Reporter (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 19 December

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• Dacic: Albanians frustrated due to upcoming indictments (TV Happy/Tanjug/RTV)
• Mojsilovic: KFOR only legitimate armed formation in Kosovo (Beta/Politika)
• Jeremic: Montenegro’s draft law on religious non-freedom should be withdrawn immediately (Beta)
• Fajon: We might return to Serbia before elections (Danas)
• What scenario for Kosovo and Metohija is most acceptable to Serbian citizens (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H CEC completes vetting procedure of nine candidates for posts of ministers and deputy ministers in B&H CoM (ATV)
• Tegeltija holds consultations with SBB B&H leader Radoncic (ATV)
• SDA wants HDZ B&H nominates candidate for Federation of B&H President and that Mostar is separated from other issues, HDZ B&H’s Kristo says Law on Elections is priority (Dnevni list)
• Dodik sends RS parliament request for holding of special session on Program of Reforms for NATO; Inzko says RS parliament can only confirm program of reforms but it cannot decide on it (BN TV)
• Request of Bosniak caucus unacceptable (RTRS)
• Dodik shows support to US President Trump (ATV)
• Meeting of prosecutors from region held in Sarajevo within regional war crimes project (FTV)
• Markovic: Ostrog can’t belong to the Serbian patriarchate (CDM)
• Russia meddles into the adoption of the law on freedom of religion (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Grubi: DUI to run in the elections alone, Albanian opposition to unite so that Albanians don’t lose (Republika)


• Provocative statements by former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Wesley Clark on Russia’s role in the Balkans (Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova)
• EC non-paper on Serbia: Pressures on media and judiciary still very much present (European Western Balkans)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 18 December

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• Mustafa: If there is no coalition with Vetëvendosje, LDK moves to opposition (KTV)
• Kurti comments on Mustafa’s statement: He said nothing new (GazetaExpress)
• Haxhiu: LDK wants half of government and everything else, no thank you (KTV)
• Three special rooms for domestic violence victims inaugurated (Klan Kosova)
• SEWP and OSCE react to journalist Ramadani case (KosovaLive)
• Experts believe Pacolli should be interviewed for the dossier submitted to Prosecution Office (KTV)
• Officials in Skoplje, Pristina warn against border changes (N1)
• Difficult to predict resumption of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, says Dacic (GazetaExpress)
• Halimi: The first hearing on December 30th, there is no new evidence against Rosic in the Ivanovic case (Kossev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 19

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• LDK ready to ‘sacrifice’ additional ministry for president’s post (Zeri)
• VV, LDK barricaded over post of Kosovo President (Koha)
• Haxhiu: No thanks, LDK wants half of government and everything else (RTK)
• Haziri: LVV should have faith in LDK (T7/Zeri)
• Merkel sends envoys in a final effort to secure LVV-LDK coalition (media)
• Constitutive session of new Kosovo Assembly next Thursday (media)
• Kurti meets British Ambassador Abbott (RTK)
• Thaci turns down invitation to Balkans Mini-Schengen summit (media)
• Haradinaj “exhausts” Reserve Fund (Koha)
• Trial on Oliver Ivanovic’s murder to start on 30 December (media)
• Investigation launched against minister Shala for attack on journalist (Zeri)

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