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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 19, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 19, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Kosovo PM Hoti: Thaci knows I will lead the dialogue (Gazeta Express)
• Grenell: Land swap was Bolton’s idea, not Trump’s (Fox News, RTK)
• Von Cramon hopes visa liberalization for Kosovo during Germany’s presidency (Klan)
• Pompeo congratulates Hoti for peaceful government formation (media)
• Osmani demands visa liberalization from the EU (media)
• Number of hospitalized with COVID-19 increases, 65 today (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: Talks on Kosovo as “chess game”, we are ready for compromise (RTV)
• “Without rule of law, any agreement is dead letter on paper” (Radio KIM)
• Dacic thanks Lavrov for Russia’s support on Kosovo issue (N1)
• European Parliament to debate report on Western Balkans (N1)
• Lajcak to visit Belgrade on June 22 and 23 (FoNet)
• REC adopted election instruction for Sunday elections in KiM (TV Most)
• OSCE will implement practice established and applied in past during these elections (RTK2)
• US Embassy in Pristina: We will not observe elections on Sunday (Kosovo-online, RTV KIM)
• “If exchanging territories is the way…” (Kosovo-online, B92)
• Vucic urged citizens to vote on Sunday’s elections (B92)
• Pre-election silence in Serbia starts at midnight until Sunday evening (N1, FoNet)


• Race for Serbia-Kosovo Deal Betrays America’s Best Principles (Balkan Insight)
• Five mounting challenges for China in the Western Balkans (ECFR)


• Moscow’s Approval Necessary For Any Deal Between Serbia, Kosovo, Lavrov Says (RFE)
• Serbia ready to sacrifice EU membership over Kosovo deal (Reuters)


• Balkan Countries Relax Guard Despite COVID-19’s Second Wave (Balkan Insight)
• Media Literacy Project: Beware of hybrid objective journalism (KoSSev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 19

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• 83 new cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours in Kosovo (media)
• Hoti warns restricting measures could be reintroduced (T7/Telegrafi)
• US Presidential Envoy Richard Grenell’s interview to Gazeta Express
• Thaci: Meeting in Washington, a turning point in history (media)
• Hoti on Washington meeting: I speak on Kosovo’s behalf (media)
• Maas: Kosovo, Serbia, European perspective, they need solution with EU (DW)
• Kupchan: White House meeting paves way for final agreement (RFE/Klan)
• Hoti to EU ambassadors: Territory is non-negotiable (media)
• Kurti: Even pondering new borders is insanity and call to conflict (media)
• Veseli: Whoever leads the dialogue, must defend Kosovo (media)
• LDK’s Mustafa: Agreement with Serbia might be reached this year (KTV)
• OSCE to collect in Kosovo ballots for Serbian elections (RFE/Koha)
• Hoxhaj: Lavrov visit, propaganda campaign against Kosovo (media)

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