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Belgrade Media Report 2 July 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 2 July 2020


SNS declares victory at repeated voting (RTS/Tanjug)
SPS-JS: Coalition won 12.5 percent of votes (RTS/Tanjug)
POKS: We didn’t cross census (RTS/Tanjug)
Ljajic: Two people from Sjenica died after a misunderstanding (RTS)
Obradovic proposes negotiations to Vucic (Beta)
What are the expectations from Germany’s EU presidency? (RTS)
Another 359 cases (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Meeting of leaders of SDA, HDZ B&H and SNSD will probably take place next week; Leaders to discuss appointments at state level (O kanal)
SDA’s Maric optimistic changes to B&H Election Law on Mostar will pass B&H parliament (Oslobodjenje)
B&H FM Turkovic sends diplomatic note to Serbian counterpart Dacic, asking for consent to deployment of two medical teams from B&H to Novi Pazar (Hayat)
EU opens borders for citizens of 15 countries excluding B&H, B&H reacts by reciprocal measures (Hayat)
Weber: EU’s list of safe countries seems to be result of political trade (Hayat)
New regime for entrance of B&H citizens to Croatia enters into force (BH Nova)
B&H confirms 180 new Covid-19 cases (N1)

Croatia hands over EU presidency to Germany (HRT)
In Croatia, 81 new cases of coronavirus infection, two people died (N1)

Borders with Serbia to be open when conditions allow (CDM)
Institute for Public Health confirms another 28 coronavirus cases (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Commission drafts negotiating frameworks for Albania and North Macedonia (MIA)
Dimitrov: Good news from Brussels, EC adopts draft-negotiating framework (MIA)
Language designated as Macedonian in EU negotiating framework (MIA/360 Degrees)
North Macedonia reports 173 new cases of Covid-19, 15 patients have died (Libertas)

Rama: The blue corridor, an ambition and a priority, which will connect the south of Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece (Radio Tirana)
Albania reports 82 new cases and 3 deaths (Tirana Times)


Orbán says Hungary won’t open borders to any non-EU countries except Serbia (Politico)
Dr. Alona Fisher-Kamm – An interview with Israel’s ambassador to Serbia (The Jerusalem Post)
Serbia, The Election of Losers (Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 2, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 02, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Veliu meets Lajcak’s adviser, discuss dialogue with Serbia (RTK)
• Grenell to set a date for the meeting at White House soon (Koha, Express)
• Hoti talks to Kurz: Austria will support Kosovo’s EU integration (RTK)
• UK Embassy signs Memorandum of Understanding with Kosovo institutions (media)
• KLA war associations and former political prisoners to protest on 9 July (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• Ten new Covid-19 infection cases registered in Serb-areas in Kosovo yesterday (Radio KIM)
• Kesic: A more serious dialogue only after the American elections (Kosovo Online)
• Bieber: Vucic party’s victory proves Serbia is undemocratic country (FoNet, N1)
• Djuric: Citizens choose Vucic’s policy so Serbia can be strong (TV Most)
• Alliance for Serbia says opposition front to be formed (BETA, N1)


• An unexpected pole position: The EU in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (EURACTIV)
• The US and EU Have Both Failed Kosovo (Balkan Insight)
• Winston Churchill of the Balkans? (Weltwoche.ch)
• Media should focus on COVID-19, not political drama (Prishtina Insight)


• Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas Vow Protests Against President Thaci’s Indictment (Balkan Insight)
• Biden Compared Indicted War Criminal to “George Washington” (counterpunch.com)


• Kosovo Court Angers Unions by Blocking Salaries Law (Balkan Insight)
• Coronavirus: Austria issues travel warning for six Balkan states (BBC)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 02

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• 113 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (media)
• Von Cramon: Hopefully a mutual recognition agreement during fall (media)
• Palmer: U.S. remain committed to normalisation of relations (media)
• Heldt: Pandemics, dialogue and visa liberalization to be on focus (Koha)
• PM Avdullah Hoti to visit Tirana today (media)
• EU: Hoti took commitment on EULEX (Express)
• Selimi: Proposed indictment was announced intentionally (media)
• Koci: First indictment expected to be confirmed or denied in July (media)
• Tahiri: No discussions to include PDK in government (RTK)
• (Correction) Judah: Dialogue weakens if Thaci resigns (media)

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