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Belgrade Media Report 24 January

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• Vucic to Grenell: I do not accept a sign of equality between withdrawal of recognitions and Pristina’s taxes (RTS)
• Dacic: Preventing further recognitions of independence and withdrawal of existing – foreign policy priority number one (Tanjug/RTV/RTS/Beta/Politika)
• Djuric: Flying on Belgrade-Pristina route with IDs (Politika)
• Drecun: White House wants some progress made between Belgrade and Pristina (RTS)
• Godfrey: Grenell’s visit proves Trumps’ great interest for the region (FoNet)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SC Assembly adopts decision on temporary financing, vote of no-confidence in SC government to take place on 29 January (FTV)
• B&H HoP fails to adopt changes to B&H Criminal Code regarding the denial of war crimes (ATV)
• Radoncic: It is necessary to find way to impose sanctions for denial of genocide and hatred speech (FTV)
• Sattler says power of his office derives from desire of B&H to become EU member (Nezavisne)
• Cvijanovic meets Sattler to discuss political and economic situation in B&H (RTRS)
• Borenovic with Sattler: PDP dedicated to European path (Dnevni list)
• Trade liberalization between Montenegro and Turkey will bring foreign investors to Montenegro (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Dispute between government and main TV stations (Republika)
• EU postpones the publication of its enlargement methodology (Republika)
• President Meta met with Bulgarian counterpart, Radev (Radio Tirana)
• “Anti-Defamation” package to be reviewed by Venice Commission in March (Radio Tirana)


• After EU Snub, North Macedonia and Albania Stumped by ECB Challenge (Bloomberg)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 24, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 24, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Grenell heralds establishment of railway line between Pristina and Belgrade (Koha)
• Konjufca expected to resign, LVV succumbs to pressure from LDK (Lajmi)
• Vetevendosje: No reason for Konjufca to resign Assembly President post (media)
• EU: Elections transparent, well-administered; counting with major shortcomings (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic after meeting Grenell: I do not accept equality sign between retractions of recognition and Pristina’s tariffs (RTS)
• Grenell in Belgrade: If you do not reach agreement, we will withdraw (Tanjug, B92)
• Grenell arrived, bringing a “new Dayton” to Vucic? (Tanjug, B92, Srpski Telegraf)
• Godfrey: Grenell’s visit shows US interest for Western Balkans (RTS)
• Drecun: The White House wants some progress between Belgrade and Pristina (RTS, Kosovo Online)
• Dacic: Ending de-recognition campaign can not be compromise over tariffs (Tanjug)
• Young Kosovo Serb journalists visit ”Klan Kosova” TV in Pristina (KoSSev)


• Belgrade-Pristina Flights Won’t Get Kosovo Serbs Airborne (Prishtina Insight)
• Balkans Risks Being Caught in Crossfire Over Middle East (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 24

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• Grenell’s message in Kosovo: Set disagreements aside, focus on economy (media)
• Grenell in Belgrade: Tax and derecognition campaign to end soon (Koha/Epoka)
• Haradinaj: Tax will not be lifted until Serbia recognises Kosovo (media)
• Osmani: Grenell energised dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Kurti has two days to decide on LDK offer (Indeksonline)
• Hoti: Kurti should mind his own affairs (RTV21/RTK)
• Abrashi: I would lift tariff today, prior to Grenell’s visit to Serbia (RTK)
• New EULEX chief assumes post (media)

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