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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 29, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• Konjufca addresses summit of Western Balkans Speakers (RTK)
• Western Balkans Speakers adopt joint declaration at Brussels summit (Kallxo)
• Apostolova: We do not interfere on internal matters (RTK)
• Grenell: Germany, France, and the EU are not involved, I welcome them in the dialogue (Express)
• Think tank presents report on institutions’ response towards Syria returnees (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• NIN Weekly: Insight into Oliver Ivanovic’s murder indictment (Radio KIM)
• SLS president Slobodan Petrovic resigns (Kontakt plus radio, KIM radio, RTV Puls, RTK2)
• Vucic: They will try to divide us as they try to tear down our church (B92, Tanjug)
• Serbian Orthodox Church appeals for peace in Montenegro (BETA, N1)
• Kosovo ‘1 out of 5 million’ protest organizers against Belgrade’s movement decision to take part in elections (KoSSev, N1)


• The Balkan Great Game (CEPA)


• Turkish national arrested in Kosovo sentenced to eight years in prison (Prishtina Insight)


• Balkan Countries Take Precautions Amid Fear of Coronavirus (Balkan Insight)
• Public money for private schools (Prishtina Insight)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 28 January

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• Still no agreement between VV and LDK (Klan Kosova)
• Kurti used to speak against international interference in government (KTV)
• OSCE Mission continues supporting KPI (RTKLive)
• Abbott engages for shedding light of fate of missing persons from Kosovo war (KTV)
• Corruption in Kosovo is impeding EU integration (GazetaExpress)

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Belgrade Media Report 29 January 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 29 January 2020

• Vucic: They will try to divide us as they try to tear down our church (B92/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Continuation of positive dynamics of relations with US (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Anti-Serb policy is pursued in Montenegro (TV Prva/Beta)
• Gojkovic at Summit of Western Balkans parliament speakers (Tanjug/Beta)
• “1 Out Of 5 Million” movement to take part in elections (Tanjug/Danas/Beta)
• Petition submitted to Serbian government requesting a lawsuit to the ECHR (Beta)
• Government working group adopts reaction plan in case of higher inflow of migrants (Beta)
• Some 1,000 migrants in border area with Hungary, Croatia and Romania (RTS/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Softic: It is unlikely situation in Federation of B&H will resolve without international intervention (Dnevni avaz)
• OHR: Invest additional efforts regarding ban of genocide denial (Dnevni list/RFE)
• Summit of EP President and speakers of parliaments of Western Balkan Countries held in Brussels (BHT1)
• Rangel: B&H has its special path to EU (Dnevni list)
• RS President Cvijanovic to meet with reps of Atlantic Council in Washington (BN TV)
• Lajcak will not be appointed EU Special Representative for Western Balkans (Dnevni list/N1)
• Markovic invites Metropolitan Amfilohije to dialogue (CDM)
• Hybrid threats to Montenegro will be intensified (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• La Verita: Zaev bought Albanian votes through UCK commander whom Thaci and Ahmeti are afraid of (Republika)
• Strong criticism of Zaev’s draft law on state prosecutors during the parliament debate (Republika)


• China Buying Balkans Influence, Competing with West (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 29

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• LVV and LDK with no agreement despite Quint meeting (media)
• Abbot and Heldt: We did not have any advice for Kurti and Mustafa (Klan)
• Haxhiu: LDK’s proposal, a mockery of Kosovo Assembly (Zeri)
• Abazi on Quint statement: Normal position as Kosovo is independent (EO/Klan)
• Borell to visit Kosovo tomorrow (media)
• Haradinaj: I would gladly lift the tariff towards Serbia (Express)
• Serwer: No continuation of dialogue before elections in Serbia (media)
• UK ambassador meets members of missing persons commission (media)
• One officer killed during a police operation in Zhur (media)

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