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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 6, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 6, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Mustafa: Reciprocity measures carry consequences, government to find solution (Express)
• Haradinaj writes open letter to Kurti asking him not to lift tariff on Serbia (media)
• Haradinaj meets Pompeo at Washington D.C. event (media)
• Kosovo Assembly to have 14 commissions (media)
• PDK boycotts Assembly presidency meeting (Koha)
• New CEC members sworn in (media)
• KP gives details about recent arrest of officials on corruption charges (media)

Serbian Language Media:

EU Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi visits Belgrade, met with Vucic (B92)
President Vucic answers questions on Facebook about Kosovo, Montenegro, economy (N1, B92)
Odalovic: Continuation of dialogue can’t be conditioned that Serbia gives up struggling for what is its own (Kosovo-online)
Rakocevic: Serbs should build their own system of values, regardless of who is in power in Pristina (RTV Puls)
Joksimovic: Serbia to decide on new EU accession methodology (RTS, N1)
Indictment raised against former Serbian MUP member for “war crimes” (Radio KIM)


• EU vs. US: Two sides eager for a win (Prishtina Insight)


• Kosovo Finds Asian Ally in Land of Rising Sun (Balkan Insight)
• French change of tone boosts Balkan states’ hopes of joining EU (Reuters)
• European Commission Unveils Revised Enlargement Strategy (Balkan Insight)
• Ankara Urges Brussels Not To Separate Turkey From Western Balkans In Accession Talks (RFE)


• Kosovo’s energy market: when will the monopoly end? (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 06 February 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 6 February 2020

• Vucic responds to people on Facebook about Kosovo, Montenegro (Beta/N1/Tanjug/B92)
• Joksimovic: We don’t have to continue EU integrations according to new methodology (RTS/Beta)
• Djilas: SzS members to boycott elections at all levels (Beta)
• Putin: Solution for Kosovo based on UN SC Resolution 1244 (Novosti/Politika/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Commissioner Varhelyi says enlargement to B&H, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Albania remains EU’s goal (N1)
• Komsic welcomes adoption of new EU accession methodology (Hayat)
• Experts agree new methodology of EU accession negotiations means there will be no more conditioning by EU member countries (EuroBlic)
• DF submits proposal of amendments to B&H Election Law into parliamentary procedure (BHT1)
• Mikulic: DF’s proposal of amendments to Election Law of B&H would enable compliance with rulings of ECHR and national courts in B&H as well as with opinions of EC and Venice Commission (FTV)
• Other reactions to DF’s proposal of amendments to B&H Election Law (BHT1)
• Cvijanovic meets Palmer to discuss current political and economic situation in RS and B&H (RTRS)
• Markovic calls for dialogue (CDM)
• Opposition agreement required before local elections take place (Dan)
• US supports Montenegro in its fight against misinformation (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Osmani voiced expectation that new methodology for the EU accession negotiations will accelerate pace of the process of negotiations (Republika)
• Mickoski: It is not democratic to forbid people to fight to correct the injustice done with the Prespa Agreement (Republika/TV Telma)
• Albania and EU plans for reforming the enlargement process (Radio Tirana)


• Return of the mediators: What is the state of electoral reforms in Serbia? (European Western Balkans)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 6

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• Kurti says he’ll replace tariff on Serbia with full reciprocity (media)
• Osmani: Tax to be replaced with reciprocity measures (media)
• Haradinaj: Tariff defended us from Serbia’s aggressive policy (Koha)
• Kurti vows to review all govt decisions following Haradinaj’s resignation (Koha)
• Kusari-Lila: Reciprocity with Serbia would benefit Kosovo (Klan Kosova)
• Putin seeks Kosovo-Serbia agreement to be in line with Resolution 1244 (Koha)
• Varhelyi: EU ready to work with Kosovo (Koha)
• Rama meets Pompeo, Kosovo-Serbia dialogue also discussed (media)
• Griep: No action required for extension of Specialist Chambers mandate (Zeri)

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