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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 01, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• Hoti: Dialogue has no alternative, I will lead it (Koha)
• Haradinaj: Merkel understands Kosovo’s needs, visas will liberalise (Ekonomiaonline)
• Bytyci: PDK is in opposition, involvement in government is speculation (media)
• 111 patients with COVID – 19 at Infectious Clinic, four in critical condition (media)
• 70 Prishtina doctors in self-isolation, 11 tested positive with Covid-19 (Kallxo)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: I will not allow the ordered solution for Kosovo (media)
• Dacic: Relations between Serbia and US positive, despite challenges (N1, Beta)
• Germany takes over EU Presidency (Beta, N1)
• Djukanovic: There is no solution for Kosovo without merging politics and economy (RTS)
• EU to open its borders for Serbian citizens as of July 1 (Tanjug, B92)
• Brnabic: Serbia too small to interfere with great powers (N1, FoNet)
• Association “Support Me” to launch petition against ban to Arlov to enter Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus)
• Agreement between KOSTT and ENTSO foresees licensing of Serbian operator (KoSSev)
• Online classes to be continued in September? (B92, Tanjug)
• DPM Rakic met French Ambassador, OMiK Head (Radio KIM)

Opinion:

• Trump Administration’s Bet on Kosovo’s Thaci Fails to Pay Off (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo’s Specialist Prosecutor begins ‘stirring the pot’ (Prishtina Insight)
• Trans-Atlantic relations and the Western Balkans (moderndiplomacy.eu)

International:

• Kosovo president Hashim Thaçi vows to resign if war crimes trial goes ahead (The Guardian)
• New Times, New Hope for Balkan Whistleblowers (whistleblowersblog.org)
• Serbia’s ruling party just scored a landslide victory. Here’s why the opposition boycotted the election (The Washington Post)

Humanitarian/Development:

• First joint human rights report by CSOs in Kosovo (media)
• Serbian Government denies shortage of coronavirus tests (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 01

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• 79 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (media)
• Health Minister: Situation with coronavirus is under control (media)
• EU intends to continue Kosovo – Serbia dialogue without Thaci (RFE)
• MEPs: Merkel to put visa liberalisation for Kosovo on EU council agenda (media)
• Grenell: US focus on economic normalisation motivated Europeans (media)
• Judah: Dialogue weakens if Thaci resigns (media)
• Wisner: Kosovo is in a very serious crisis after proposed indictment (media)
• Without EULEX, operation of Special Court becomes impossible (Koha)
• Hoti calls on Assembly to address budget with priority (media)

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