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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 3, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 3, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• EU officially appoints Lajcak as Special Representative for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (media)
• Germany congratulates Lajcak on his appointment (social media)
• France: Lajcak can count on our support (media)
• Italy welcomes appointment of EU special representative for dialogue (Klan/RTK)
• Haradinaj: EU stalling the Kosovo-Serbia agreement process (Kallxo)
• Kosovo think tank welcomes Lajcak’s appointment as EU special representative (Koha)
• Heldt happy with trucks from Bosnia entering Kosovo, says this should be two-ways (Klan)

Serbian Language Media:

• International support does not reach Serb municipalities (Radio KIM)
• A misinformation: Goran Rakic did not say the number of infected; Bahtiri, Rakic and KFOR Commander urged citizens to respect curfew (crnobelisvet.com, KoSSev, KIM radio)
• Vucic: Curfew from 1 pm on Saturday till 5 am on Monday (B92)
• Vucic spoke with Putin and Macron: “Significant assistance and support for Serbia” (B92)
• New 111 infected, three more deaths of COVID-19, total 1171 infected (B92)
• No prisoner infected with Covid-19 in Mitrovica North (Radio KIM)
• Man arrested in Mitrovica North for attacking journalist on March 23 (KoSSev)


• US Burns Credibility in Grenell Quest for Foreign Policy Win, as Kosovo Government Falls (justsecurity.org)
• Washington is stoking a new Balkan crisis (thehill.com)


• Balkan Private Sector Workers Hardest Hit by Coronavirus Fallout (Balkan Insight)
• On Top of COVID-19, Kosovo Faces Constitutional Crisis (Balkan Insight)


• UNICEF delivers 3.6 tons of supplies to Kosovo to support COVID 19 response (media)
• NATO and EADRCC help Western Balkans countries counter COVID-19 pandemic (EWB)
• Rejecting Criticism, Commissioner Says EU Was ‘Very Quick’ In Helping Neighbors Fight Coronavirus (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 3

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• No cases of COVID-19 on the second testing (media)
• Acting PM Kurti meets COMKFOR Risi, discuss COVID-19 response (media)
• Bahtiri, Rakic joint conference: 17 infected in the north (media)
• Kurti: Thaci showed disregard for article 82.2 of Kosovo Constitution (media)
• MEPs hail lifting of tax, call for visa liberalisation (Koha)
• Former U.S. ambassador supports Kosovo’s decision on reciprocity (media)
• Bislimi specifies what reciprocity with Serbia implies (Kallxo)
• Osmani: The government intended to sue Serbia for genocide (media)
• Veseli: I would not have initiated no-confidence motion at this time (RTV21)
• Haradinaj: Cooperation with Vetevendosje is impossible (media)

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