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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 3, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 3, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti presents governing programme (media)
• Kurti presents composition of LVV-LDK government (media)
• Kurti: Change caused by people’s will, will be institutionalised today (Koha)
• Veseli to Kurti: You neither recognise Kosovo nor think of living in it (Koha)
• Selmanaj: AAK will not vote in favor of Kurti government (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:

• Brnabic: Cooperation with Pristina government depends on it (Tanjug, RTS)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: Urge for quick solution of Kosovo issue is highly concerning (Blic, B92)
• Odalovic: Experience of Serbs in Kosovo made them be cautious (RTS)
• Returnees’ safety: Interethnic incidents or crimes against property (Radio Gorazdevac, KoSSev)
• Serbian elections on April 26, President Vucic’s chief of staff confirms (Prva TV, N1)
• Injured Serb in stable condition, police looking for suspects (Radio kontakt plus)


• The West’s Declining Relevance has Cast the Balkans Adrift (Balkan Insight)
• My Europe: Trump’s Balkan deal sends shivers through southeastern Europe (DW)


• Kosovo parties reach long-awaited deal to form government (AlJazeera)
• Kosovo parties form new coalition government long after snap elections (Deutsche Welle)
• Kosovo parties sign long-awaited deal to form government (Reuters)
• US Jails Former Kosovo Consulate Driver for Arms Trafficking (Balkan Insight)
• Hague Prosecutors ‘Quiz Kosovo War Criminal about KLA Leaders’ (Balkan Insight)


• ‘Une jam vete grua’ puts trans reality center stage (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 03 February 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 3 February 2020

• Brnabic: Cooperation with new Pristina authorities to depend on them (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
• Brnabic: Serb List will not support formation of government in Pristina (Tanjug/Politika)
• Vucic: Any idea of compromise killed, but we are ready to talk to Pristina (Tanjug/Politika/Novosti/Beta/RTS/RTV)
• Dacic: Belgrade ready for continuation of dialogue with Pristina (RTS/Tanjug)
• Borrell: Kosovo dialogue to continue with EU special representative (N1)
• Borrell meets part of the Serbian opposition (Beta)
• Selakovic: Citizens will give legitimacy to elections (Tanjug/TV Prva)
• Odalovic: Experience of Kosovo Serbs leads to caution (RTS)
• Opposition boycotting next vote passes new declaration (Beta)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: The wish for a quick solution for Kosovo and Metohija is a matter of concern (Blic/RTV)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• NATO updates information on relations between NATO and B&H: B&H aspires to join NATO (N1)
• SDS’ Milicevic: Official confirmation by NATO that B&H is in MAP together with North Macedonia is best proof that MAP was activated with Dodik’s signature on Program of Reforms of B&H (Hayat)
• PDP says its claims about B&H’s path to NATO turned out to be true, slams SNSD for allowing it (Klix.ba)
• Dodik: B&H’s path towards NATO is out of question (BN TV)
• SDS and PDP deceive B&H public with statements about NATO (ATV/FTV)
• HDZ B&H and SDA intensify talks about amendments to Election Law of B&H with regard to Mostar (BHT1)
• Embassies of US, Germany call for urgent formation of Federation of B&H government (FTV)
• Slovenia: Talks with Croatia possible only on implementation of border arbitration ruling (Hina)
• Amfilohije willing to meet with Markovic (Dan)
• Meta greets agreement on Kosovo’s coalition government (ADN)
• Rama congratulates the coalition of Kosovo in achieving a long-waited deal to form government (Radio Tirana)
• Basha hails coalition deal, assures support to Kosovo (ADN)
• Kryemadhi congratulates Vetevendosje – LDK agreement (ADN)
• Kosovo’s coalition, Cakaj seeks enhanced cooperation (ADN)
• Sassoli: We want you to become part of the European Family (Radio Tirana)


• Bosnia-Herzegovina and the EU: A Limbo Within a Limbo (Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso)

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OSCE Evening Report 02 February

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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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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 3

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• Kurti-led government set to be voted today (media)
• Who will be the ministers of the new government of Kosovo (media)
• Serbian List: We do not support Kurti-led government (Zeri)
• “Belgrade doesn’t want an anti-corruption government in Kosovo” (media)
• Osmani rejects Speaker’s post, seeks MIA and Deputy PM post (media)
• LDK elects new deputy leaders, Gashi to head parliamentary group (Telegrafi)
• New govt to inherit series of financial obligations and illegal decisions (Koha)
• Leaders from Albania hail LVV – LDK coalition (Koha)
• Kurti has yet to reach an agreement with the minorities (Epoka)
• Haradinaj to hand over his mandate not through ceremony but via call (RTK)

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