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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 20, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti: Border change project has failed but the idea is not dead (media)
• Kosnett in a diplomatic offensive to lift the tariff (Gazeta Express)
• Haradinaj meets Kosnett: U.S. involvement in dialogue, necessary (media)
• Osmani: Not only men will represent Kosovo in Brussels (Klan Kosova)
• Kurti warns in Stan Terg: There will be new dismissals of the boards (Express)
• Positioning prior to dialogue with Serbia, Osmani: Trepca is inviolable (Express)
• Minister Haxhiu annuls notaries appointment process (media)
• AAK continues collecting signatures, requests session on the tariff (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

• SRSG Tanin: Following integration of judiciary, Kosovo moves towards strengthening of rule of law (Radio KIM)
• Dacic: Lack of reaction to the announcement of Tirana and Pristina on joint lobbying is hypocritical (Tanjug, RTS)
• Everything changes now: A man sent to Serbia heads US national intelligence services (Tanjug, B92)
• Milena Ivanovic joins SNS (Tanjug, B92)


• Albin Kurti – New Hope or New Disappointment? (crnobelisvet.com)


• Trump Appoints Balkan Envoy Grenell to Head National Intelligence (Balkan Insight)
• Juratovic: The arranged situation in the Western Balkans means the arranged situation in the EU (EWB)


• “The suspension of the construction of MHE is very important”(KIM radio)
• Denmark’s Integration Experiment Reflects European U-turn (Balkan Insight)
• Wild and exotic animals kept captive in Kosovo ‘zoos’ (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 20 February

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• Dacic: Hypocritical lack of reaction to Tirana’s and Pristina’s announcement on joint lobbying (Tanjug)
• Falconi: Paris supports Serbia in EU integration (Beta)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: Balkans should take cue from Sandzak (Beta)
• Defense, Internal and Foreign Affairs Committee members meet with German Bundestag member (Tanjug)
• Jeremic: Real opposition is boycotting (Beta)
• Serbia’s opposition: No alternative to election boycott (N1)
• Gojkovic, Pasztor: Local, provincial elections to be called the same day (Tanjug/RTV)
• EU envoy for Kosovo, Belgrade-Pristina dialogue to cover Bosnia, too (Beta)
• German MP: Serbia could join EU before 2025, but not without media freedom (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Session of B&H Presidency: Dodik votes against conclusion on visit of Montenegro’s Djukanovic to B&H and decision on agreement on status between B&H and EU on activities of FRONTEX in B&H (BNTV)
• Dodik demands resignation of Komsic saying he remains silent about letter that he received earlier from ECHR on appointment of judge from Germany in B&H CC (BNTV)
• Komsic: President of ECHR decides about appointment of foreign judges and not B&H Presidency (BNTV)
• Dzaferovic: Komsic has not deceived anyone, ECHR President decides on appointment of foreign judges in B&H CC (BHT1)
• US Ambassador Nelson meets Dodik: US expects full respect for DPA and territorial integrity and sovereignty of B&H (RTRS)
• Politicians from FB&H violate DPA by refusing to participate in establishing of IEBL (RTRS)
• FB&H HoR Collegium proposes six conclusions for vote in response to conclusions passed at RS parliament’s recent special session on B&H CC (Hayat)
• Djukanovic: We will not withdraw the law (CdM)
• Dakic: Soldiers shall not take part in protests (CdM)
• Montenegro is our holy place (CdM)
• Vucinic: Montenegro is not on the brink of civil war (Pobjeda)
• Cakaj – Konjufca, regional cooperation discussed (ADN)
• Political crisis escalation, US Ambassador meets Albanian leaders (ADN)


• Trump Names Ambassador To Germany To Key Intelligence Post (RFE/RL)
• Defense ministers of Belarus, Serbia discuss prospects for cooperation (BelTA)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 20

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• Kurti: Reciprocity measures aimed at protecting local producers (media)
• “New government to decide what to do with unimplemented agreements” (Klan)
• Trump names Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief (RFE)
• Kosnett in Mitrovica: Tariff should be lifted (RTK)
• AAK: Final agreement with Serbia to be under Kosovo’s existing borders (media)
• Government of Kosovo dismisses Telecom board (media)
• Hoti: Telecom board’s dismissal, only the beginning (Telegrafi)
• Kurti to ministries: Scan the situation at ministries and submit the report (RTK)
• Cakaj: Albania cannot change Kosovo borders (TV Dukagjini/RTK)
• Reka: Visa liberalisation this year, a priority issue (RFE/Zeri)

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