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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 20, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• Vetevendosje proposes Albin Kurti as Prime Minister nominee (Klan Kosova)
• President Thaci invites Kurti to give him PM mandate (media)
• Kurti: LDK’s message ‘take it or leave it’, means leave it (media)
• Kurti needs to form a new government by February 4 (Indeksonline)
• Haxhiu: Time for LDK to prove it wants the change (media)
• LDK: Despite unilateral moves by LVV, we are open to agreement (Telegrafi)
• Pristina-Belgrade air route to be launched in the near future (Gazeta Express)
• Thaci hails initiative for launch of Pristina-Belgrade flights (Kallxo)
• Stoltenberg: KFOR retains authority over Kosovo airspace (Koha)
• Osmani claims will for reach of the agreement with LVV exists (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

• Worrying data, but for whom – Serbia or the EU? (B92, Blic)
• Russian MFA: Post-election chaos and struggle for power continue in Kosovo (KoSSev)
• Saturday protest devoted to slain Kosovo Serb leader (Beta, N1)
• Serbian trade minister says Kosovo tariffs cause one million-euro daily damages (N1, Novosti)
• Belgrade-Pristina flight to be reinstated? (B92, RTS)


• Engel Presses Top Navy Admiral on United States Policy on Serbia (foreign affairs.house.gov)
• Kosovo’s Vetevendosje Party Nominates Leader Kurti For PM (RFE)
• Serbs Say Air Link May Reopen With Kosovo Two Decades After War (Bloomberg)
• Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina (nato.int)
• US brokers prospective flights between Serbia, Kosovo (The Washington Post)


• BIRN Fact-check: The Air We Breathe (Balkan Insight)
• The World’s 2,153 Billionaires Are Richer Than 4.6 Billion People, Says Oxfam (Bloomberg)

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Belgrade Media Report 20 January

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• Vucic and Dodik on Dayton Agreement: No changes without consent of Serbian people (B92/Beta/Tanjug)
• Djukanovic: We will not withdraw the law, Vucic has an open invitation to come to Montenegro (Tanjug)
• Selakovic: Djukanovic’s argumentation legally unfounded (Tanjug)
• Djuric: Dialogue to resume only after taxes are abolished (RTS)
• Serbian ministry signs letter of intent on Belgrade-Pristina flights (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Covic announces changes to Election Law, reorganization of Federation of B&H government and formation of Federation of B&H authorities (FTV)
• Covic certain that local elections will be held in Mostar in 2020 (Hayat)
• Dodik: Covic has right to demand changing of Election Law (N1)
• Komsic: Changes of Election Law need to be within European standards (Dnevni avaz)
• Dzubur says changes to Law on Elections must not be precondition for formation of Federation of B&H government (Oslobodjenje)
• Borenovic: Amending of Election Law necessary to enable free and fair elections (BN TV)
• SDA, SBB B&H and DF prepare new agreement that entails for Viteskic to temporarily chair sessions of Sarajevo Canton Assembly (Hayat)
• Komsic confirms NATO Political Committee greenlighted Program of Reforms of B&H (Dnevni avaz)
• Dodik: Self-proclaimed Montenegrin Metropolitan does not deserve any attention (Srna)
• Stevandic: Believers have the right to protect the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro (Srna)
• Croatian President Elect Zoran Milanovic gives first TV interview (Nova TV)
• Croatia and Austria push for EU entry talks with North Macedonia and Albania (Hina)
• Message for Amfilohije: Government is formed in the elections (CDM)
• DF: EU to get involved in church issue (CDM)
• Azerbaijanis, Russians and Hungarians have invested the most in Montenegro (Pobjeda)


• Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina (Press release)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 20

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• Thaci: Kurti should either accept or refuse nomination (media)
• Mustafa calls on LVV to show readiness for coalition agreement (Zeri)
• Osmani: No path is more righteous than people’s voice for change (media)
• Palokaj: Government to be formed for Kosovo’s needs (Koha)
• Der Standard: Kosovo towards elections if government not formed by February 24
• Engel: Serbia’s integration road closed until it recognises Kosovo (media)
• Konjufca calls meeting of Assembly presidency (media)
• Vetevendosje denies reports about Konjufca’s possible resignation (Express)

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