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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 30, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 30, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Thaci: Kosovo has been treated unfairly by the EU on visa liberalization (RTK)
• Borrell without a date on visas, request swift forming of the government (RTK)
• Borrell: EU not competing with the US over Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Gazeta Express)
• What happens if negotiations for a ruling coalition fail? (RFE)
• LVV, LDK keep silent over a coalition agreement (Koha)
• Kadri Veseli boycotts Josep Borell’s meeting with political parties (media)
• Haziri: LDK seeks balanced power, we do not give up Assembly Speaker’s post (RTK)
• Sabit Geci interviewed by specialist chambers in Pristina (Klan Kosova)

Serbian Language Media:

• Borell to Tanjug: I will be personally involved in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (B92)
• Borrell in Pristina: Recognition of Kosovo independence is individual stance of EU member states (RTS)
• Kosovo Online: ”Kurti with the Serbian List today, though he repeatedly said he will not talk to them”
• Borrell’s main goal is to renew talks between Belgrade and Pristina (Tanjug, B92)
• Djuric: Dialogue with Pristina after tariffs are lifted (FoNet, N1)
• Raska-Prizren Eparchy lead procession from Zvecan to Mitrovica in support to Church in Montenegro (KoSSev)
• Kosnett: Kosovo needs citizens to challenge politicians and influencers in all communities who spew hatred toward other ethnicities (KoSSev)


• Roma Face Brunt of Western Balkans Demographic Crisis (Balkan Insight)
• Art of the Deal, Palestine Version (Wall Street Journal)


• Outgoing Kosovo Govt Adopts Magnitsky Act (Balkan Insight)
• Deadline Looms for Kurti to Form Kosovo Government (Balkan Insight)


• Trading socks, seeds, cigarettes and rakia (Prishtina Insight)

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OSCE Broadcast Report 29 January

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• Relaunch of dialogue is the reason of Borrel’s visit to Kosovo and Serbia (RTK)
• Sejdiu: Kosovo should approach dialogue with Serbia in a unified manner (RTK)
• PDK in a late meeting to harmonize stances on Borrell’s visit (KTV)
• Government supports family of murdered police officer (KTV)
• OSCE expresses condolence for the murder of police officer Sami Thaqi (Kallxo.com)
• Spain threatens boycott of Zagreb summit over Kosovo (N1)
• Kosovo adopts Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (KTV)
• Eparchy of Raska-Prizren leads a procession from Zvecan to Mitrovica in support to the Church in Montenegro (Kossev)

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Belgrade Media Report 30 January 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 30 January 2020


• Dacic: We are not interested in Montenegro’s internal issues, but position of Serbs and SPC (Tanjug/RTS)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: Moscow concerned in regard to Law on Religion (Tanjug/RTV)
• Amfilohije: We didn’t forbid Vucic to come to Montenegro, it was a brotherly plea (Vreme/Beta)
• Djilas, Zelenovic and Albahari in Brussels: We will boycott elections in Serbia (Beta)
• SzS: Protest to launch election boycott campaign starts on 1 February (Beta)
• Spain threatens boycott of Zagreb summit over Kosovo (FoNet/RFE)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Vucic pays visit to Mrkonjic Grad and promises Serbia’s assistance to that municipality (ATV)
• Sarajevo Canton Assembly casts vote of no confidence in Sarajevo Canton government led by Prime Minister Forto (FTV)
• UK Ambassador to B&H Field on Brexit and its influence on UK-B&H relations (O kanal)
• Komsic says Covic’s intention to again impose story on division of Mostar in two municipalities will not pass (Dnevni list)
• Zvizdic and Covic attend meeting of AFET Working Group on Western Balkans in Brussels (FTV/Fena)
• MEP Fajon: This year could be good for Western Balkans (Dnevni list)
• Plenkovic: First month of Croatia’s EU Presidency intensive, successful (Hina)
• Djukanovic: Nationalistic circles are abusing Serbian Orthodox Church (CDM)
• Nuhodzic: State assumes responsibility for the protection of peace (Dnevne novine)
• Dendias: For the EU, Montenegro is an easy case (CDM)
• Rama meets EC President Ursula von der Leyen (Radio Tirana)
• Green light for Albania in March (Radio Tirana)


• High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell travels to Kosovo and Serbia for his first visit to the Western Balkans (EEAS)
• Stoltenberg: NATO is working on reopening lower air space over Kosovo (EWB/RFE/RL)
• Montenegro’s Corrupt Party of Socialists Is Killing the Country (The National Interest)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 30

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• EU High Representative Borell to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Delays in formation of government reflect on integration agenda (Koha/Zeri)
• Kelmendi: A victory in battle, surrender on the table (Koha)
• Abazi: If LDK burns Kurti it will be divided (media)
• Stoltenberg: NATO is working on opening Kosovo lower airspace (RTK)
• Haradinaj: Agreements with Serbia, step toward final settlement (Zeri)
• Bildt: Even Milosevic would’ve loved Trump-like solution for Kosovo (Zeri)
• Konjufca in Brussels: Feeling isolated is disappointing for Kosovo people (Epoka)
• Spain could block Zagreb summit over Kosovo (Koha)

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