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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 19, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 19, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti: Reciprocity measures aimed at protecting local producers (media)
• Grenell slams EUobserver story on Kosovo-Serbia land swap plan (media)
• Opposition collecting signatures for Assembly session to oppose lifting of tax (Express)
• Haradinaj writes about which option of lifting tariff he would support (Express)
• Konjufca: we will reach concrete agreements with the government of Albania (RTK)
• Haxhiu: We will annul notaries appointment process this week (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: ”The only alternative is war, and we would not have survived it” (B92)
• Macron’s “plotting” with Serbia and Kosovo – UN the only place for reaching solution (Sputnik, B92)
• SNS decided on name of electoral list: “Aleksandar Vucic – For our children” (B92)
• Jevtic: Damage to Menkovic family, whose house was demolished, must be compensated (KoSSev)
• Bozovic: Indictments for murder of Oliver Ivanovic not supported by evidence (Radio kontakt plus)
• Kosovo Deputy PM Haki Abazi for Danas: We will seek compensation for war damages, so the devastation and crimes do not repeat again


• Vetevendosje MP: Dialogue ‘on the verge of restarting’ (Prishtina Insight)
• Tensions take center stage as Western Balkans gets under the spotlight in Munich (EWB)


• Protesters demand prominent lawyer’s license be revoked (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 19 February 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 19 February 2020

• Vucic: Western powers want Serbia’s defeat, we must resist that (Tanjug/B92/RTS/RTV)
• Odalovic: This is the way to defend the Dayton agreement (RTS)
• Selakovic: SPC property seized in Montenegro (RTS)
• Grenell denies there’s a plan to “quickly solve” Kosovo issue (Tanjug)
• Dveri kick off election boycott campaign in Cacak (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Sarovic: SDS representatives supported proposed conclusions of RS parliament as they did not want to ‘jump out of package’, but this kind of blockade means chaos in B&H (BNTV)
• Viskovic says RS and FB&H governments should form body that would deal with issue of inter-entity boundary line (N1/RTRS)
• EUFOR closely observes situation in B&H; UK Embassy to B&H refers to joint statement of Quint countries and EUD to B&H (Hayat/O Kanal)
• Boskovic: Religion law was used to launch crusade against Montenegro (CdM/Radio Montenegro)
• Sheikh Imran calls Muslims from Balkans to support Orthodox people in defending sanctities (In4S)
• EU Council removes Montenegro from the grey list (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Meta accuses Rama as sole responsible for coup d’etat (ADN)
• Parliament can be dissolved by the people (ADN)
• Rama ready for agreement with Basha (ADN)
• Cakaj: Kosovo-Albania border should be removed and a joint political platform should be created (Radio Tirana)


• US still open to Kosovo-Serbia land swap (EUobserver)
• Tensions take center stage as Western Balkans gets under the spotlight in Munich (EWB)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 19

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• Reciprocity measures to be introduced in the coming days (Koha)
• Palmer: Kosovo, Serbia to set parameters for mutual recognition (EUobserver/ Epoka)
• Haradinaj: Kurti, Osmani responsible for Grenell demanding tax drop (Telegrafi)
• Zogiani: Kurti has not been yet informed about Grenell’s agreements (Express)
• Kurti visits Kosovo Intelligence Agency (media)
• PM Kurti meets UN resident coordinator Richardson (Klan Kosova)
• Haxhiu meets EULEX Chief, Wigemark (RTK)
• Haxhiu meets Braathu, discuss rule of law (RTK)
• Government launches procedures for dismissing Telecom board (Koha)
• Ministry’s ultimatum ignored; highway construction tender not cancelled (Zeri)

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