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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 7, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 7, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti comments on possible appointment of EU special envoy for dialogue (Klan)
• Thaci announces elections for Podujeve mayor (media)
• CEC replaces 11 MPs that took on government posts (media)
• Weber: Kurti will be an uncomfortable interlocutor for EU (DW)
• Veliu: Kosovo to renew efforts to join international organisations (Zeri)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic to Kurti: things are not that simple (RTS)
• Dogovor: Kurti’s populism becomes a problem, he needs to be prime minister of all in Kosovo (RTV KIM)
• Vucic comments on possible appointment of Lajcak as EU special envoy (Tanjug, B92)
• Vucic: Serbia is allowed to choose (B92, Tanjug)
• EU donates additional EUR 138.5 million to Serbia (BETA, N1)


• New Kosovo Prime Minister Pledges to Remove 100% Serbian Import Tariffs (VOA)
• Kosovo Charges Serb Ex-Policeman with War Crimes (Balkan Insight)


• Windy weather causes disruption across Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 07 February 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 7 February 2020


• Vucic: Mr. Kurti, things are not so simple (RTS)
• Vucic: Serbia is allowed to choose (Tanjug/B92)
• Varhelyi: Deal with Pristina key for Serbia’s EU path (Tanjug)
• Gojkovic discusses new methodology with EU Enlargement Commissioner (Tanjug)
• Free media needed, but take part in Serbia’s election, Europeans say (N1)
• DS to decide on Comic’s exclusion from the party (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik and Mandic meet in Banja Luka, Dodik reiterates support to Serbs in Montenegro, Mandic thanks to Dodik for voting against Djukanovic’s visit to B&H (RTRS)
• Colak, RS political parties do not think DF’s proposal of changes to Law on Elections of B&H is acceptable (EuroBlic)
• Picula: EU must establish clear criteria and invariable indicators of progress (Dnevni list)
• Tegeltija comments on new methodology of EU accession negotiations (FTV)
• Opinions on new EU enlargement methodology divided in B&H (N1)
• Inzko meets Reynders to discuss state of affairs in B&H judiciary (Hayat)
• Cvijanovic discusses security challenges with Wilson (ATV)
• Plenkovic again invites Pope Francis to visit Croatia (Hina)
• DF rejects Prime Minister’s call for dialogue (Dan)
• Dialogue and consensus necessary (RTCG)
• Kemp: All parties to get involved in the dialogue (RTCG)
• US Embassy: All parties should engage in a constructive dialogue (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• It’s official: Coalition between Alliance and Alternative for April elections (Republika)
• Von der Leyen: Optimistic for EU new enlargement plan (Radio Tirana)
• Varhelyi: EU should fulfill its commitment to the candidate countries (Radio Tirana)
• Rama meets with Secretary Pompeo (Radio Tirana)


• Serbian Authorities’ Intervention Ends Migrant Camping at Hungarian Border (Hungary Today)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 7

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• PM Kurti gives interview to Voice of America
• Abazi: Kurti-led government will overcome all obstacles (Zeri)
• Veseli says 100 percent import tariff should not be lifted (media)
• EU to appoint Lajcak as special envoy for Kosovo – Serbia talks (Lajmi/Blic)
• Agim Veliu resigns post of Podujeve mayor (media)
• Haxhiu visits detention cell of the deceased LVV activist, Dehari (media)
• Varhelyi: Agreement with Kosovo, crucial for Serbia’a path to EU (Zeri)
• Kurti says approval of budget is first challenge of his government (media)
• Braathu: OSCE will continue to support Kosovo (Koha)

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