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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 14, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 14, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Agreement between Kosovo and Serbia on motorway and railway signed (media)
• Thaci: Railway agreement, a message of peace (media)
• Who signed the agreement for the railway between Kosovo and Serbia? (Express)
• Grenell calls today’s signed agreements historic (Express)
• Haradinaj applauds agreement between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• LDK’s Hyseni: Agreement in Munich, a step in the right direction (Zeri)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic met Grenell in Munich (B92, Tanjug)
• Vucic happy to see progress, thanks Trump for support (Tanjug)
• Djuric on railway agreement: We took care everything to be in line with Constitution (BETA, N1)
• Rakic: Better communication, faster transport of goods and services (Radio KIM)
• Blakaj: To identify 400 bodies that are still in Pristina (N1)


• France, US, Pile Pressure on Kosovo to Scrap Tariffs (Balkan Insight)
• Further transport agreements reached between Kosovo and Serbia (Prishtina Insight)


• BIRN Launches ‘If You Were Here’ Missing Persons Campaign (Balkan Insight)
• Kurti: There never was a more education-dedicated government (Koha)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 February 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 14 February 2020


• Statements signed on intent on completing highway and renewal of railway between Belgrade and Pristina (RTS/Tanjug)
• Vucic: US firmly insisting on lifting of Pristina’s taxes (Tanjug/B92)
• Djuric: Serbian goods will reach faster our southern province (RTS)
• Stefanovic with Pinter: Serbia will not be bottleneck for migrants (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik and Covic hold meeting: Election Law and law that would eliminate foreign judges from B&H CC are two things that will be key to sustainability of B&H (ATV)
• Ambassadors of Quint countries meet with RS officials in B&H institutions in premises of B&H Presidency (Hayat)
• Dodik meets Russian Ambassador Ivantsov to discuss decision of RS officials (RTRS)
• EUD Head Sattler: B&H CC’s decisions need to be respected (N1)
• Dodik: RS has embarked on a path of secession from B&H, US will not stop us (RTRS/Sputnik/RTS)
• RS special parliament session to discuss information regarding anti-Dayton activity of B&H CC is supposed to take place on Monday (Hayat)
• RS officials start to implement decision not to take part in decision-making process in B&H institutions (RTRS)
• Izetbegovic: We will not accept ultimatums; OHR and B&H Prosecutor’s Office must react (Dnevni avaz)
• Federation of B&H politicians: We will not accept weakening of B&H CC (Hayat)
• Brnabic: Belgrade will protect Serbs’ rights in the region (O kanal)
• Green MEPs claim Croatia forcibly returning migrants to B&H (Hina)
• Boskovic: Law on Freedom of Religion is a trigger for hybrid war against Montenegro (CDM)
• Meta: Kosovo and Serbia must resolve problems through agreement – border changes is not the solution (ADN)


• A New Approach: The EU and the Western Balkans (Visegrad Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 14

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• Grenell meets Thaci and Vucic in Munich (media)
• Haxhiu: Munich Conference is very important (RTK)
• Borrell could propose Lajcak for EU envoy on Monday (Koha Ditore)
• Lajcak confirms he is considering a post in the Balkans (Gazeta Express/RTK)
• Hoti: Reciprocity only in coordination with U.S. and EU (Zeri/Express)
• Haziri: Reciprocity will be applied (T7/RTK)
• Meta: Border change is never a solution (Epoka e Re)

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