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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 8, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• “We’ll send formal note with PM’s name to Thaci in coming days” (media)
• Kurti assembles party leadership before meeting LDK leader (media)
• Haziri: LDK has not changed requests for coalition (Insajderi)
• Thaci condemns Iranian attacks against the U.S. (media)
• Kurti: The agreement is very close (Gazeta Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• Dacic to continue campaign to revoke recognition of Kosovo (Tanjug, N1, Blic, RTS)
• EU carefully monitoring arrest of Kosovo Albanian in Serbia (KoSSev, N1)
• Kosovo official publishes alleged proof of war crimes (KoSSev, N1)
• Anti-Serb graffiti in Kosovo Serb village (Kosovo online, N1, KIM radio, Blic)
• Serbian government official Djuric in Kosovo for Christmas (Srna, N1)
• Telekom Serbia takes over Kosovo cable operator, removes independent TV (N1, KoSSev)


• Bargain Buy: The Kosovo Traders Defying a Town’s Ethnic Divide (Balkan Insight)
• Montenegro Holds Journalist for Stirring ‘Panic’ Over Kosovo Intervention (Balkan Insight)
• EU and the Western Balkans in 2020: The Year of Decisions (EWB)
• The power of perspective: Why EU membership still matters in the Western Balkans (ecfr.eu)


• UNDP: An Epic Trail Comes to Life in The Balkans

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Belgrade Media Report 08 January

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• Vucic: TurkStream hugely significant for Serbia (RTS)
• Vucic: Pristina would like to implement Podgorica scenario, such preparations are underway (Tanjug/B92)
• First request submitted for assessment of constitutionality of the Law on Freedom of Religion (Tanjug)
• Dacic: We expect new withdrawals of Kosovo recognitions (Tanjug/RTS/RTV/Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Presidency members congratulate Milanovic on being elected Croatian President (N1)
• Dodik discusses unity of Serb people and relations of RS and Serbia with Patriarch Irinej in Belgrade (RTRS)
• Croat Caucus in SC Assembly initiates mechanism for protection of vital national interest (O kanal)
• Plenkovic meets Macron in Paris, presents priorities of Croatian presidency of Council of EU (HRT1)
• Milanovic speaks to the press (Hina)
• Jandrokovic: HDZ to meet and discuss electoral defeat (Hina)
• New Law on Freedom of Religion becomes applicable from today (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• With a Spanish government in place, Macedonia expects to have its NATO accession fully ratified (Republika)


• TurkStream to strengthen Turkey’s energy hub position (yenisafak.com)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 8

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• LDK has yet to unfold new conditions for coalition with LVV (Koha)
• Kurti and Mustafa to meet again today (RTK)
• Abrashi: President, Assembly Speaker and five ministries belong to LDK (RTK)
• Muhaxherri: Assembly Speaker post to be returned, or a new solution (RTK)
• Selmanaj: LVV did not win the right for Prime Minister (Express)
• Final hours of the President’s anti-constitutional ultimatum (Zeri)
• Police arrest woman after her remarks about killed Iranian commander (media)

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