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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 27, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• Kosovo delegation says meeting in Berlin was constructive (media)
• This is Kosovo’s delegation negotiating on railways in Berlin today (media)
• Haradinaj says he has not spoken to Grenell about railways (Express)
• Thaci: Kosovo joins remembrance of the Holocaust victims (media)
• Mustafa: Meeting with Kurti today, I am committed to an agreement (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• Djuric: Thaci abuses the Holocaust in an uncivilized manner (Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica Sever, Blic)
• Borrell: We will do the best we know to facilitate Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (RTS)
• Railway line to be discussed in Berlin today, Djuric heads Serbian delegation (Tanjug, Radio KIM)
• Godfrey: I hope dialogue will continue (FoNet)
• Dacic: Grenell’s position nothing new, Quint states have similar opinion (BETA, N1)
• Atlantic Council: Trump may be more successful in the Balkans than elsewhere (Beta, N1, VoA)
• “Prva petoletka” basketball players banned to enter Kosovo at Jarinje (RTS)
• PDS municipal councillor in Gracanica joined Srpska Lista (Radio KIM)
• Political analyst Fatmir Sheholli summoned to the Hague (Radio kontakt plus)


• The French non-paper: Are there any implications for Kosovo’s EU integration process? (EWB)


• Michel: Three pillars for future Western Balkans-EU relations (EWB)
• Church Protests in Montenegro – Key facts (Balkan Insight)


• What’s happening on the shores of Lake Badovc? (Prishtina Insight)
• Possible protests over construction near Badovac lake (KiM radio)
• Teaching through the pain (Prishtina Insight)
• Educated by another state (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 27 January

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• Berlin meeting on Belgrade-Pristina rail line concludes (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Grenell’s view nothing new, Quint ambassadors have similar stances (RTS/Beta)
• Djuric: Important that we do not reject dialogue (Radio Belgrade)
• Djilas writes to Godfrey: Godfrey’s TV Pink interview reveals his allegiances (Beta)
• Godfrey: Djilas might not understand a diplomat’s role (Beta)
• Participation of Albanians in elections is confirmation that they are part of Serbia (Politika/Tanjug)
• University students to collect signatures for resolution on threat to Montenegro’s Serbs (Beta)
• Thousands of citizens of Zemun and New Belgrade support SPC in liturgy (Beta/B92/Novosti)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Agreement by the end of March is not possible (Dnevni avaz)
• Cvijanovic: If there is no place for SNSD in Federation of B&H authorities, then SDA should not expect posts at the level of the RS (ATV)
• Inzko: 2020 can be opportunity for fresh start, it is very clear what needs to be done to make B&H stable democracy attractive to investors (Nezavisne novine)
• Salkic calls on HR Inzko to change Petritsch decision from 2002 (Dnevni avaz)
• MEP Fajon: Many in Brussels expect Croatia to assist B&H’s EU path (Dnevni list)
• Grabar-Kitarovic to ask for official office as former president? (Hina/Vecernji list)
• Pazin: Agreement and understanding with the Metropolitanate are reachable (MINA)
• Markovic’s message loud and clear: Montenegro will never be Serbian (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Paid and intimidated voters: Jansa shares the truth about the Zaev brothers (Republika)
• SDSM reacts to La Verita publications (Republika)
• Zaev about La Verita publication: If they had evidence, they would have convicted me (Republika)
• Spasovski looks forward to the new enlargement methodology (Republika)
• Michel: EU member countries stand united in belief that future of Western Balkans is in Europe (Republika)
• President of CoE in Tirana meeting Rama (Radio Tirana)


• Montenegrin Police Violently Repress Religious-Law Protesters (teleSUR)
• Serbia in talks to join construction of TurkStream gas pipeline section in Bulgaria (Neftegaz.RU)
• Remarks by President Charles Michel after his meeting with Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama (European Council)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 27

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• LVV-LDK continue negotiations, no agreement yet (media)
• Kosovo-Serbia railway link details to be discussed on Monday in Berlin (Klan)
• Grenell to AP: U.S. wants parties to focus on economy (Koha)
• Albanian President Meta hopes Israel will soon recognise Kosovo (media)
• Djuric: Our Ivanovic murder investigation lead in opposite direction from Pristina (Express)

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