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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 21, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 21, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Kosnett: President Trump has worked hard for agreement to restore Pristina-Belgrade flights (media)
• Veseli: Kosovo on the right track when it has U.S. support (media)
• Veliu: LDK has no other offer for LVV (RTK)
• British Ambassador visits Mustafa prior to LDK’s leadership meeting (Express)
• Mustafa confirms diplomatic pressure for the formation of the government (Express)
• In Davos, Thaci meets Croatian PM Plenkovic (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• US, Serbian presidents welcome Belgrade-Pristina flights agreement (N1)
• Serwer comments on Belgrade-Pristina flight, role of US (B92, Tanjug)
• O’Brien retweeted Vucic (BETA, B92)
• Agreement on airline unclear, however, the influence of the US is clear (Radio KIM)
• Vucic to participate with Thaci in a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Tanjug, B92)
• Serbian president Vucic meets Croatian prime minister Plenkovic in Davos (FoNet, BETA, N1)


• Buckle up, we are in for a bumpy ride (Prishtina Insight)
• EU Has Turned Enlargement into a Hamster Wheel (Balkan Insight)


• Serbia-Kosovo Flights to Resume Under U.S.-Brokered Deal (The New York Times)
• Serb Policemen Plead Not Guilty to Kosovo War Crimes (Balkan Insight)


• Construction on the shore of Badovac Lake a potential environmental problem (Kosovo online)
• A family denied (Prishtina Insight)
• Wounds that don’t heal (Prishtina Insight)
• The World Health Organization to hold an emergency meeting on China coronavirus (B92, Tanjug)

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Belgrade Media Report 21 January

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• Vucic: Compromise reached whereby Kosovo is not recognized (Tanjug/Politika)
• Stano: EU welcomes letter of intent on reintroducing Belgrade-Pristina flights (Tanjug)
• Vucic meets with officials on Davos Forum sidelines (Tanjug/RTS)
• Selakovic: Authorities in Podgorica avoided CoE’s recommendation (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
• Djilas calls for calm among opposition (Danas/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik’s statement on post of Federation of B&H Vice President disturbs Komsic (RTRS)
• Vidovic: We will initiate changes of laws where constitutional framework was abandoned during transfer of competences (ATV/Srna)
• Agreement of the parties in the Sarajevo Canton reached (N1)
• NATO HQ confirmed that NATO allies accepted the Program of Reforms of B&H (N1)
• Declassified UK documents spark reactions (ATV)
• Plenkovic: Not fair that North Macedonia is left in EU “Waiting Room” (Hina)
• Hybrid aggressors also operate from Montenegro (RTCG)
• Djukanovic: UK’s exit from the EU won’t affect our relations (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Zaev held his first press conference after resigning as PM (Republika)
• Mickoski promotes his plan for Renewal of Macedonia (Republika)
• Soreca: Year 2020 will be very important for Southeast Europe and Albania (Radio Tirana)
• Rama in Ukraine: Solving crisis, priority for Europe’s stability (ADN)


• Lufthansa attempts to resurrect Serbia-Kosovo air link (EurActiv)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 20 January

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• Haradinaj: Edi Rama was engaged on idea of Kosovo partition (RTK)
• Rama about Prishtinë/Pristina-Belgrade airline: Peace is not achieved by means of war (RTK)
• British Embassy calls for rapid progress in negotiations (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• LDK appoints Avdullah Hoti as caucus chair, VV still without any proposal (RTK)
• ECAP: Minority political entities have paid fines, Albanian ones have not (KTV)
• Serbia’s President expects “exchange of arguments” with Kosovo’s counterpart in Davos (Gazeta Express)
• Witnesses identify Djokic for crime in ‘Kristal’ neighbourhood of Pejë/Pec (KTV)
• Serb policemen plead not guilty to Kosovo war crimes (BalkanInsight)
• Kosovo Woman Repatriated From Syria Accused of Terror (NYT)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 21

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• 15-day countdown for Kurti begins (media)
• Reintroduction of Pristina-Belgrade air route facilitated by the U.S. (Koha)
• Kosovo leaders hail Pristina-Belgrade flight agreement (media)
• KDI seeks transparency on Pristina-Belgrade flight agreement (Zeri)
• British Embassy calls for swift formation of government (media)
• LDK to hold meeting of presidency today (media)
• Nagavci: Together with LDK, we should fulfill hopes for change (media)
• PDK: LVV responsible for current crisis (media)
• LDK nominates Abdullah Hoti caucus, LVV has not made a proposal yet (RTK)
• Thaci to participate at Davos World Economic Forum (media)
• Apostolova: EU remains committed to help Kosovo’s path towards EU (media)

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