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Belgrade Media Report 26 February

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• Botsan-Kharchenko: Military cooperation between two countries contributes to preservation of Serbia’s independence (Beta/Politika/RTS/RTV)
• Dacic: Solidarity, full support of Serbia to China (Tanjug/RTS)
• Arifi: Unification with Kosovo under three conditions (Danas/Tanjug/VoA)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Quint issues statement: B&H CC decisions are final (BNTV/Oslobodjenje)
• OHR: State-level officials are not representatives of entities, but state of B&H (Oslobodjenje/Avaz)
• SNSD and HDZ B&H submit proposal of law on appointment of judges to B&H CC into parliamentary procedure (BHT1)
• Markovic to EP delegation: Church places itself above state and it’s unacceptable (CdM)
• European Parliament strongly backs Montenegro’s European path (CdM)
• Opposition belongs to the parliament, Montenegro belongs to the EU (Dnevne novine)
• Montenegro strongly supports Albania’s negotiations with EU (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Derkoski: It will not be possible to vote without valid personal documents (Republika)
• German Bundestag warning: Without a C. Court with integrity negotiations are at risk (ADN)


• Zaev Faces Judgment Day in North Macedonia Election (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 26, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• Secret letter surfaces concerning Thaci’s assurances not to have KSF go to the north (Kallxo)
• Prime Minister’s Legal Office: Sufficient basis to conclude Thaci violated Constitution (Koha)
• Hoti: Agreement with Serbia can be achieved through a government-led dialogue (media)
• Veseli: Kurti needs to clarify himself, not avoid responsibility (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Botsan-Kharchenko: Strategic partnership between Russia and Serbia on rise (BETA, N1)
• EU, US State Department comment on Serbia’s acquisition of ‘Pantsir S1’ system (VoA, N1)
• KIM radio: Mysterious dismissal of Tanja Ivic (VoA)
• Diplomats have forgotten fair play in Kosovo, some receive support, some face bans (Kosovo Online)
• Rakic met EULEX chief Wigemark (Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Detention of Rosic and Spasojevic extended for two more months (Tanjug, Dnevnik)


• Kosovo: 2nd Former Fighter Refuses War Crimes Court Summons (AP/NYT)
• Kurti calls for Thaci’s dismissal over ‘secret agreement’ (Prishtina Insight)


• Croatia Confirms Coronavirus Case as Balkan States Boost Precautions (Balkan Insight)
• Balkan cities united in struggle for clean air and environmental protection (BETA, N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, February 26

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• Thaci calls on leading think tanks to join momentum for Kosovo and Western Balkans (media)
• U.S. coordinating for a solution in Balkans (media)
• UK Minister to Kurti: We are closer and closer in defence and security (RTK)
• Kurti: Our focus is to eliminate inequality in salaries (media)
• AAK collects signatures to call extraordinary session of Assembly (Zeri)
• Vatican urged to recognise independence of Kosovo (media)
• Presevo Mayor: We want to join Kosovo (media)
• First Specialist Chambers indictments could be confirmed within six months (Koha)

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