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Belgrade Media Report 03 August

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Serbian parliament confirms mandates of MPs at constitutive session (Beta/N1)
Vulin: I still believe that Milosevic will not go to Knin (TV Pink/Tanjug/B92)
Dacic: Enough with lies that Serbian government is ready to recognize Kosovo (Beta)
Djuric on Brussels talks: We sent clear message, language of blackmail not to be spoken with Serbia (Tanjug/RTV)
Lajcak: Meeting in Brussels another important step in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dzaferovic calls on Croatian President Milanovic to once again consider his intention to decorate Jelic on occasion of anniversary of Operation ‘Oluja (Al Jazeera/FTV)
HNS in B&H: awarding Croat Defense Council is act of recognition of its role in defending B&H (Al Jazeera)
Registrations of 77 coalitions verified (Oslobodjenje)
B&H is close to local elections, while results of general elections were not fully implemented (N1)
Kesic: US and EU have to accept that their policy of opposition to changing borders in Balkans is doomed to fail (ATV)

Plenkovic: Milosevic’s attendance in Knin is a very useful and good thing (HRT/Hina)
HVO and HV made sacrifice in war together. That is why their recognition must be equal (Vecernji list)

Darmanovic,Reeker: Partnership with US at top of Montenegro’s foreign policy agenda (CdM)
Markovic will head the DPS list (CdM)
DPS finishes consultations with municipal managements (CdM)
Krivokapic confirms political engagement: Coalition agreed, leaders on the list (Dan)
A person outside the party will lead DF electoral list (Pobjeda)
A government’s man to lead anti-government coalition?! (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski says he will give the mandate to any candidate who assures him he can get to 61 votes (Republika)
Pendarovski hints at a government without DUI (Fokus/Almakos)
Mickoski: If no one succeeds to form a government, I do not rule out the possibility of new early parliamentary elections in the fall (Republika)
Osmani: We haven’t discussed rotating premiership, I expect government of the two major communities (Sitel TV)
Sela: If DUI does not fulfill its promise for an Albanian prime minister, it should go into opposition (Republika)

Albanian parliament changes Constitution, adopts reform of electoral system (ADN/Exit)
Basha condemns the changes (ADN)
Meta decrees 5 June agreement (ADN)


Szijjártó: István Pásztor Deserves Appointment as Assembly of Vojvodina President (MTI-Hungary Today)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 3, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19 report: 250 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• Hoti: Fighting pandemic, economic recovery key government priorities (media)
• Hoti responds to criticism over COVID-19 test (Prishtina Insight)
• Kosovo receives PPE donation from Germany (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Seven new coronavirus cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Serwer: Vucic is not ready to enable Kosovo’s membership in the UN (Danas)
• Serbian parliament meets in constitutive session (Beta, N1)
• Dacic: Enough with lies that Serbian government is ready to recognize Kosovo (Beta, N1)


• Partition was an option for Serbia because of the lack of trust in the other side (KoSSev)


• WHO: The “black” record of those infected in one day has been broken again (B92, Tanjug)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 3

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• COVID-19 report: 245 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Prime Minister Hoti tests positive for COVID-19 (media)
• Kusari-Lila: Hoti did not self-isolate following testing for COVID-19 (media)
• Haziri: My criticism of government was well-intentioned (Ekonomia Online)
• Kosovo dialogue coordinator Hyseni travels to U.S. (media)
• Wilson: Difficult decisions ahead for both Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• No new recognition of Kosovo’s independence in 30 months (KTV)
• Haxhiu: Hoti and Hyseni, part of Thaci’s dangerous projects (Koha)
• Kosovo reacts to ex-KLA member being detained in Albania (media)
• Name of Roma Child Missing in Kosovo Massacre Memorial (Exit News)

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