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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 16, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 16, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• “Bringing PAN back to power, Vetevendosje’s worst gift to the people” (Koha)
• LDK’s Abrashi: We don’t have a name yet for post of Kosovo President (T7)
• Haradinaj receives an invitation to attend National Prayer Breakfast (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:

• “If the killed was protected witness, then this is a rerun of the ‘Haradinaj case’” (Politika, Sputnik, B92)
• Two years ago, Ivanovic was killed; “Serbia will not stop until a killer is found” (Beta, Tanjug, B92)
• Milena Ivanovic: I’m trying to find out the truth on my own, disregarding Pristina (Kosovo-online, B92)
• Milan Ivanovic: Two years is too long, confusing that Belgrade protects Radoicic (N1)
• Memorial gathering to Oliver Ivanovic held in Mitrovica, Srpska Lista attended it (Radio kontakt plus, KoSSev)
• Pantovic: Court proceeding against Darko Tasic unduly prolonged (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
• Racak 21 years later: An important event for Pristina, while Belgrade remains silent (KoSSev)
• Two tons of wheat stolen in Novake village (KiM radio, RTS)


• Kelmendi: The (dis)agreement race (Koha Ditore)
• 100 days of nonsense (Prishtina Insight)
• Last Chance Saloon: Can the EU and Balkans be Reconciled in 2020? (Balkan Insight)


• Truth Commission Activists Plan Yugoslav ‘Book of the Dead’ (Balkan Insight)
• Shifting Focus of Kosovo Government Talks Hampers Deal (Balkan Insight)


• Health institute warns: Air pollution is threatening people’s health (media)
• Caglavica: It was agreed to increase police patrols (Radio KIM)

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Belgrade Media Report 16 January 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 16 January 2020

• Brnabic: Serbia will not give up until the real perpetrators of this crime are discovered (RTS)
• Cadez: Atlantic Council supports Little Schengen initiative (Tanjug)
• Djilas presents “Serbia 2020” Program (Beta)
• Witness to KLA crimes against disloyal Albanians removed (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Cvijanovic and Vucic comment claims of Nacional that Milanovic and Erdogan talked about need to change DPA (RTRS)
• Croats in B&H should not choose between Serbs and Bosniaks (Vecernji list)
• Delegations of SDA and HDZ B&H meet to discuss solving of key problems at state, entity and local level including solution for local elections in Mostar (Vecernji list)
• SDS, PDP, Our Party, SDP and Independent Bloc discuss ways to change Law on Elections of B&H (Nezavisne)
• OHR provides interpretation of current situation in SC Assembly concluding Kristic is legitimate speaker (BHT1)
• Croatia sees Montenegro as next EU member state (Hina)
• Markovic: We are open to dialogue about conceptual agreement (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Varhelyi pledges that enlargement toward Balkans will be a priority for the EU (Republika)
• Pendarovski meets Varhelyi (Republika)
• Xhaferi tells Varhelyi he hopes Macedonia will open EU accession talks in March or May (Republika)
• VMRO has a plan to fast-track Macedonia toward the EU, Mickoski tells Varhelyi (Republika)
• New bribery tape – Zaev says “f… the name” (Republika)
• Venice Commission to discuss Albanian parliament addressed questions at March session (Radio Tirana)
• EU should carry on the enlargement process (Republika)


• Serbia’s campaign to reduce the number of countries which recognise Kosovo is working (Emerging Europe)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 16

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• EU High Representative Borrell speaks to Presidents Thaci, Vucic (media)
• Thaci speaks to Borrell, calls for visa liberalisation (media)
• Mustafa: Our structures will not consider LVV’s offer (media)
• Vetevendosje’s Bislimi: We are closer to a solution than elections (Express/T7)
• Vetevendosje turns down LDK offer, calls it “a joke” (media)
• Abdixhiku: LDK will not agree to increased number of ministries (RTK)
• Kurti: We need the government to implement resolution on genocide (Express)
• EU: Miseries in Recak are well documented (RTK)
• Albania’s PM files lawsuit against Ramush Haradinaj (media)

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