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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, 20 December 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• Abazi: Rama handing over Albania to Vucic’s Mini-Schengen (media)
• Kurti: We do not have concrete results, agreement possible (media)
• Tahiri: Kosovo right not to take part in Mini-Schengen initiative meeting (Zeri)

Serbian Language Media:

• NGO ”ÇOHU!” reports that 8 media outlets violate the code of ethics, including KoSSev ”due to readers’ comments” (KIM radio, KoSSev)
• “Solution for Kosovo based on UN SC Resolution 1244” (Radio KIM)
• Poster of Vucic ‘persona non-grata’ in Tirana (BETA, N1)
• Analysts on Thaci’s refusal to attend “mini-Schengen” summit (Sputnik, B92)
• “Pristina became political loser” (Tanjug, B92)
• Joksimovic: Serbia committed to EU accession (BETA, N1)
• Lawyer Vasic: The indictment is ‘a far-fetched construction’, especially in the sections related to organized criminal group (Kosovo Online, RTV Puls)
• Vucic: Tahiri threatens with war and nobody reacts (RTV, Tanjug)


• What Macron plans for Europe (Politico)


• Strpce residents in the fight against MHPPs: We only have one Shara Mountain (KoSSev)
• British ambassador visits KSF members attending Serbian language course (Koha)

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Belgrade Media Report 20 December 2019

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 20 December 2019

• Brnabic: EC is now giving optimistic signals for enlargement (RTS/Tanjug)
• Brnabic, Conte meet on sidelines of CEI summit (Tanjug)
• Kozarev: Serbia will not recognize Kosovo under threats (Tanjug/RTV)
• Vulin: No independent Kosovo and that’s it (Tanjug/RTV)
• Chitaku’s lawsuit against Dacic blocked with the intervention of Russia and China (Novosti)
• Zivkovic calls Serbian opposition to stand in elections (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H citizens suspected of taking part in fights on side of ISIL deported to Sarajevo on Thursday (BHT1)
• Covic: HDZ B&H and SDA are ahead of the agreement on Federation of B&H government, but ministers will not be appointed until certain reorganization (N1)
• DF drafted its own proposal of Election Law of B&H; We have not presented it to our partners just yet (FTV)
• McAllister: B&H political leaders must start taking responsibility and ensure their country is moving forward (Dnevni avaz)
• Dodik: RS has the right to celebrate 9 January (EuroBlic)
• Prime Minister in Rome for Central European Initiative summit (HRT)
• Várhelyi to Markovic: I want Montenegro to be fully ready for the EU by the end of my term of office (CDM)
• Montenegro to bring debate back into parliament (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• SDSM will try to push its changes to the Electoral Code next week (Republika)
• Outgoing Prime Minister Zaev to meet Western Balkan leaders in Tirana (Republika)
• Poster of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic as persona non- grata in Tirana (N1)


• Marinelli: Serbia is becoming increasingly important partner to NATO (European Western Balkans)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 19 December

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• Endrit Shala interviewed for assault on journalist (KTV)
• Kurti talks Government program during visit to Rome (RTKLive)
• Abrashi: Vetëvendosje reluctant to take over PM’s Office (RTKLive)
• Srpska List representatives with double functions (RTK)
• Survey with Serbs in Kosovo: Distrust in politicians (RTK2)
• Strpce residents in the fight against MHPPs: We only have one Shara Mountain (Kossev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 20

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• Int’l community steps up pressure on LVV, LDK to form new government (media)
• “Visa liberalisation might happen next year” (RTK)
• Nagavci: LVV said it prefers to govern with LDK, we stand behind this (media)
• Basha: LDK is keeping hostage the agreement (RTK)
• Abrashi: LVV hesitates to take over PM’s Office (RTK)
• Gashi: For now constitution guarantees only Assembly President to LVV (media)
• Vetevendosje in Albania to protest against Vucic’s visit (media)
• Rama: Kosovo mistaking for refusing Mini-Schengen initiative (Klan Kosova)
• Citaku’s complaint against Dacic not included in UN SC agenda (Klan Kosova)

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