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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 10, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 10, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Hoti-Vucic Sunday meeting in Brussels postponed (media)
• Hoti: Agreement with Serbia cannot be successful without mutual recognition (media)
• Osmani calls blocking of anti-Covid draft law ‘disgraceful’ (media)
• Nagavci: Management of pandemic, presently top priority for Kosovo (media)
• Germany donates 6,000 COVID-19 testing kits to Kosovo (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: Meeting in Brussels postponed for Thursday, US- EU relations are not our matter (RTS)
• 36 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Serb areas in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
• Djuric: Walker is last person who should talk about crimes (RTS)
• Vucic: Discussing three crucial issues with Macron (B92)
• Simic: Vjosa Osmani deceived public, read inexistent Rakic’s statement (TV Most)


• EU mediation is a relief but not a panacea (Prishtina Insight)


• France, Germany lead effort to fire up Serbia-Kosovo talks (AP)
• Europe’s Latest Peace-Making Efforts in Balkans Hit New Hurdle (Bloomberg)


• Media Literacy Project: Photojournalist and journalist form integral whole (KoSSev)

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Belgrade Media Report 10 July 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 10 July 2020


Vucic: Meeting in Brussels moved to Thursday; US-EU relations are not our concern (RTS)
Vucic: Discussing three crucial issues with Macron (Tanjug/B92/RTS)
Djuric: Walker is the last person who should speak about crimes (RTS)
Brnabic: Crisis response team introduces new measures for Belgrade (Tanjug/RTS)
Moscow: ‘Russian mark’ in riots in Belgrade – fake news (TASS/N1)
Karan: Final stage of hybrid war against Serbia (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

CoM fails to adopt agenda after SDA did not support appointment of HDZ B&H staff which is why HDZ B&H voted against adoption of agenda (Nova BH)
B&H HoR rejects proposal of B&H Budget for 2020; Local elections called into question, as HoR fails to adopt budget for 2020 (Nova BH)
CEC adopts conclusion to initiate adoption of amendments to Election Law of B&H to ensure its financial independence (RTRS)
Cavara: I fully agree with Sattler that FB&H government should be formed, but conditions should be created for it (Vecernji list)
Dzaferovic: It is necessary to adopt legislation banning genocide denial in B&H (O kanal)
Komsic to attend commemoration for Srebrenica victims in Berlin (Dnevni avaz)
UN Secretary General Gutteres: We let people of Srebrenica down (Dnevni avaz)
Ambassador Nelson: We grieve with families (O kanal)
US Senator Wicker: We emphatically reject Srebrenica genocide denial (FTV)

HDZ offers national minorities cabinet position (HRT)

European officials congratulate Djukanovic on Statehood Day (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev: EU negotiating process to be completed in six years (MIA)

Germany pushes for electoral reform’s implementation (ADN)
President calls for fulfillment of EU conditions (ADN)


Kosovo needs an election (TransConflict)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 10 July

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• COVID-19: 207 new cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours (media)
• Prishtina Mayor: Number of coronavirus cases is much higher (Klan)
• Zeka: 45% of businesses in Kosovo have stopped operating (media)
• EU: Dialogue will continue regardless of protests in Serbia (media)
• Kosovo PM Hoti goes to dialogue without internal consensus (Koha)
• Assembly adopts resolution “in defense of people’s values” (media)
• EU Office chief disappointed with failure to ratify agreements (media)
• Haradinaj: Not logical for Europeans to undermine US summit (T7)
• Kosovo ministers visit Presevo Valley (media)
• William Walker disappointed with SPO’s actions (RTK)
• War veterans protest charges against President Thaci (Balkan Insight)
• Lushtaku: Better for PDK to join the government (Telegrafi)
• Stalled talks set to resume in Brussels but what’s at stake? (Euronews)

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